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Baby Red and Purple Potato Salad with Charred Corn

I really like potatoes but I have learned that there's little nutrient content in them. However, I discovered that purple potato is loaded with antioxidants and high in potassium. In this recipe the purple potato stands out giving a pop of color to a typically bland-looking dish, making this a healthy side or a simple snack!

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Avocado-Lime Ice Pops

I can't begin to tell you how refreshing and super delicious this pops are. Definitely a crowd pleasure. Have them in your fridge and enjoy after dinner, I assure you that you'll go for the second one! Refreshing and super delicious

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Healthy Fruit Rollups

Fruit roll ups are a great way for your kids to get lots of antioxidants! Blend some strawberries or your favorite berries and make them onto a leather fruit! Super fun to eat and loaded with vitamins!

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Quick Chicken Fried Rice

Save your left-over Rotisserie chicken and left over veggies and whip up this quick and delicious Asian style dish. For best results cook your rice the day before. Using cold rice for this recipe will turn out the crispiest!

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Wagon Wheel Pasta with Chicken Sausage

This easy and delicious dish can be prefect for school lunches. Make it the night before or have your little chef in the kitchen help you on any week night for dinner. They will have a lot of fun cutting these rounds

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Miami Mojito Fruit Salad

Need something sweet for Sunday brunch? This is a super refreshing fruit salad perfect for Brunch. A mixture of fresh fruit with honey, lime and mint.

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Apple French Toast Mini Bakes

This recipe is been always a hit with our students during our Saturday classes or our summer camp. Its a variation of everyone's favorite French Toast. This version its easy to make and perfect for on the go!. Perfect during school time and can easily be prepared the nigh before. Just stick in the oven and ready to go! French […]

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Melon Ribbons Salad With Blackberries and Feta

Can you think of something more refreshing than a melon salad in a hot summer day? The sweetness, citrus and saltiness from this combination makes this dish very satisfying. I choose  Bulgarian Feta over Greek because of the law content of sodium. But again its a matter of choice. Fresh green and orange melon salad mixed with blackberries […]

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Green Slushy

Refreshing easy and delicious! Super healthy too! Citrus fruit and frozen drink

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Almond Custard with Pistachios

The first time I tried this dessert I died and went to heaven! It was my friend Chef Stefania Barzini from Italy who shared with me this delicious recipe that "takes you back to childhood".  There are a few variations you can do to make it dairy free. Use almond or coconut milk instead of whole […]

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Pasta with Sicilian Pesto

This is by far one of my favorite pasta sauces and one of the most simple and quick to prepare. After mixing all the ingredients in a food processor add the hot boiling pasta (your favorite one. I use gluten free ) and it will just come together. A perfect meal Ready to serve! This combination of mint […]

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Raw Chocolate Chia Energy Squares

These raw energy bars are the bomb! I promise they wont last in your fridge. This is the perfect snack for the afternoon or after dinner. There's no sugar added except for the natural sugar found in super nutritious dates. You can always make them sweeter by adding more dates or less sweet by using less dates.In my […]

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Green Ice Tea

Drinking green tea is one of the best sources of anti-oxidants! It will also help you loose weight, skincare and lower your cholesterol among many other benefits. Green tea infused with mint and chilled. Served over ice!

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Tropical Salad Wraps

Here you have it! One of my favorite summer meals. This recipe can be and appetizer served with tortilla chips or a main dish served with romaine lettuce. All the enzymes of the raw fruit and vegetables will keep your skin glowing and nourishing your body! For a more sophisticated presentation, you can add cooked shrimp to your […]

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The Best Cleansing Smoothie

If you got carried away and ate more of the wrong foods. That’s Ok; try this delicious cleansing recipe called, “The Best Cleansing Smoothie”. You will fill the cleansing right away! Aloe Vera , pineapple, coconut water, cucumber and lemon.

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Crispy Salmon & Quinoa Fish Fingers

What a great way to have your kids eating salmon and quinoa, pronounced (“keen-wah”). If you haven't tried quinoa yet, here are a few reasons why you should incorporate it in most of our meals. Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and loaded vitamins ans minerals. It is one of only a few plant foods that are considered a […]

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Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting

You'll be surprised how moist and delicious this vegan recipe is. We have made it on and on during our kids cooking camps and they love the outcome. Most often I've been asked how can avocado be used for frosting? If you think about, avocado has a very subtle taste, a creamy texture that combined with the […]

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Turmeric Tea

Curcumin (turmeric) may stop the action of a liver enzyme that activates environmental toxins into carcinogenic forms, and may be especially useful in deactivating the carcinogens in cigarette smoke and chewing tobacco. Turmeric in the diet increases the production of enzymes that digest fats and sugars, and stop cholesterol from forming gallstones. Turmeric prevents the […]

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Coconut Pancakes

These gluten free pancakes are super delicious and nutritious. We recommend not to over mix them so the more lumps the better the turn out. You can serve them with your favorite fruit and pure maple syrup! YUM YUM! Pancakes made with coconut flour (gluten free)

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Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese

You would never know that this non-dairy Mac and and Cheese is made with potatoes, carrots and sunflower seeds. Yes, that's it. The combination of these 2 veggies and seeds create a creamy sauce that would satisfy any Mac'n Cheese lover! You can alternate using cashews instead of the sunflower seeds. It would just not be recommended if […]

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Meat-Less Meat Tacos

Everyone loves tacos, specially children. Here we have a variation of the traditional taco style where instead of beef we are using mushrooms, walnuts and spices to make the taco meat, perfect for meat-less Mondays. This combination of mushroom and walnut makes it so tasty and crunchy that I promise you wont miss the "beef". If you […]

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Horchata (Rice Drink)

This drink made out of rice and milk is traditionally made in countries from Central America. The combination of milk, rice and cinnamon makes it very fulfilling and refreshing. Make a large pitcher and keep it chill. A rice drink traditionally form Latin countries like, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras.

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Cinnamon Bun Apple Pie

This recipe is a cross from a cinnamon roll and an apple pie. It's low in sugar and you could substitute the regular pie crust for a gluten free one, found in a health food store. We prepared this recipe in our cooking school during a kids class, and everyone had so much fun rolling out […]

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Salad Skewer on a Romaine Boat

This is a great way to have your kids eat their veggies, building a salad skewer pattern can be a lot of fun, not to mention it makes a great presentation for your guests. Other ingredients can be added like, cucumbers, red onions, bell peppers, etc. Cut vegetables, cheese and bread on a skewer served inside a […]

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Marinated Chicken Kebabs

This recipe is always a hit in our kids cooking classes. Our students not only learn the importance of sanitation when working whit raw meats but they have a blast threading them into the skewers. They're packed with flavor and satisfies even the pickiest eaters. We have served them with our homemade Naan Bread and Israeli Salad or by […]

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Coconut and Mango Ceviche

This is a Vegan appetizer that would impressed anyone. The freshness of the coconut meat, the crispiness of the hearts of palm and the sweetness of the mango makes a perfect combination of flavors and textures. Growing up in Peru, I learned the secrets of how to make a traditional Fish Ceviche with its white milky […]

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Chai Tea Mix

From the ancient Ayurveda tradition (a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India) comes this adaptation of one of the country's most popular Tea recipes. It is sweet and mild in flavor and it can be enjoyed cold and shared as a gift when packed in small […]

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Pina Colada

As the summer approaches, we are coming up with refreshing smoothie style beverages for our fans. This version of the classic Puerto Rican recipe is packed with vitamins A, B12, D, and Calcium. All of the ingredients are available year-round in SoFlo and have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and beneficial properties. As a plus for parents, kids […]

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Fingerling Potato Salad (Ensalada de Melloco)

In honor of our Ecuadorian brothers and sisters, I have decided to share this simple but delicious recipe that can be served as a side dish with any baked or grilled fish recipe. It's a classic Ecuadorian side dish made with a tuber known as "Melloco", a potato variety similar to our fingerling potatoes that […]

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Sunbutter and Jelly Sandwich (SB&J)

This variation of the classic PB&J sandwich is going out for those gourmands with severe Peanut allergy and for the parents that want to pack the classic sandwich in their kids school lunch boxes but are advised against it by their Peanut Free School(we serve a couple of them.) Peanut allergy is life threatening, I […]

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Broiled Shishito Peppers

What the heck are Shishito Peppers? These small, mild Japanese peppers are great for roasting, pan-frying and grilling. Their thin walls blister and char easily when roasted or grilled, taking on rich flavor that is delicious with coarse salt and lemon juice (my mouth is already watering). At The Real Food Academy, we love this […]

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Yellow Split Pea Soup

Split Peas are popular in many cuisines from India to the Caribbean. You can find them in soups, breads, curries and stews. These beneficial Legumes are available in almost any supermarket, are high in fiber and protein, low in fat and easy to cook. Being high in fiber, it will keep you satisfied for a […]

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I just purchased a Package of Classes. Do I still need to register for each class online?

Yes, you still need to register for each class. When you purchase a package of classes, you are essentially purchasing credits to be deducted from each class you book. In the case of the kids classes you are purchasing 10 credits and for adult classes you are purchasing 4 credits. The first step is to […]

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Chocolate-Covered Matzo Bark

Matzo is unleavened bread made from one of five species of grain – wheat, barley, spelt, rye, and oats – mentioned in the Torah. Our snack version of it is fun for kids to make and adults with a sweet tooth to snack on. Follow our recipe or add your favorite seeds and nuts.

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Falafel

The story goes that Falafel, despite its strong connection with Israel, actually originates from Egypt, and was originally made from Faba beans. Its roots can be traced right back to the Christian of Egypt who were forbidden from eating meat during certain holidays and came up with a falafel-like alternative. This traditional recipe is full […]

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Israeli Salad

Israeli Salad aka/ Arab Salad is light, healthy and refreshing. Full of antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals, this salad is sure to become one of your Spring and Summer favorite recipe. Chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and parsley combined with a drizzle dressing of lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and mint leaves. Goes great in a […]

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Vegetarian Lo Mein

Lo Mein, a traditional Chinese dish has become also an American favorite. You can find it in almost any Chinese restaurant in the US and often is offered with the addition of meats or seafood. This is such an easy recipe to make at home (you can always exchange for local, seasonal vegetables) and can feed […]

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Cocoa Chia Pudding

We are getting ready for our warm South Florida Spring and Summer with this cool snack (it can very well be a breakfast or dessert). Chia seeds, cocoa, fresh berries and coconut come together for a naturally sweetened gluten free delight!

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Vegan Thai Coconut

The following Vegan Tahi Coconut Soup is a nice option as an appetizer or main dish. You can always  add your favorite julienned vegetables  to make it heartier.

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Refreshing Watermelon Salad with Avocado and Feta

This salad was offered in one of our recent cooking classes.  It was a hit to say the least!  The recipe was inspired from one of my favorite chefs Caroline Randall, she wrote Soul Food with Love.  The simplicity and combination of flavors are a perfect match.  This is a great salad to make during […]

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