Nutrition

Artichoke pesto zucchini noodles

A few weeks ago, I promised to come up with a pesto pasta dish, but with the warm weather, I felt for something light. Instead, I made fresh spiralized zucchini noodles and tossed them with my homemade artichoke pesto sauce. This is a simple, easy and flavourful summer dish that can be served as a […]

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Nutrition

Black magic grape and blueberry chia puddings

I am writing this post in the middle of a heatwave that has Europe in its grip. Everyone is looking for ways to stay cool. That means staying in the shade, drinking lots of fluids and eating light and refreshing foods. While these chia seed puddings are not a solution to the heatwave, they do […]

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Nutrition

Artichoke pesto

I love adding artichoke hearts to a dish or eating them whole. And they are good for you. Ideally, it is better if you can boil or steam fresh artichokes and scrape out the hearts, though this can be time-consuming. An alternative is to buy the artichoke hearts that are marinated and ready to be used. […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Welcome Home Alexandra!

In about 20 minutes, my oldest daughter Alexandra will be home this morning and I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE HER!! Right now, John is at the airport waiting for her. She’s coming in from the USA where she is currently studying and will be showered with loads of love, good food including this fresh bowl […]

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Nutrition

Creamy vegan mushroom stroganoff

This creamy and savoury mushroom stroganoff sauce is made in a large skillet or wok. For a fresh taste, I like to whip up my own cashew cream on the side. Cashew cream is fast and simple to make. All that you need are raw cashews, water and a small blender or Nutribullet and in […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Nutrition

Green Thai curry bowls

Coconut milk, made from white coconut flesh and water, is a staple of Thai cuisine. But are coconuts good for you? If you look at the research, coconuts and their products tend to swing between the “good food” and “bad food” camps. However, one common thread that stands out is that coconuts and coconut-based products, […]

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