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!
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 cute Masson Jars! Buy your spices from a reputable vendor and make sure they are high quality in order to create a spice mix that is vibrant and has a long time aroma! Join us for our next Indian Adult Cooking Class at The Real Food Academy and learn how to make this and more suculent dishes!
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 longer time and will also help prevent constipation. The following recipe is easy to make (it only takes 45 minutes) and can be served in many different ways! Serve it today as a Soup and save some leftover to serve with brown rice or Naan Bread tomorrow! You can always throw a tablespoon or two of Coconut Milk and have a totally different flavored soup. This recipe can be vegan by using veggie stock instead of the chicken and can be topped with Cilantro, minced Chives or Yogurt. This is one of my teenage daughter's favorite Meatless Mondays
Take a tour around world cuisine in our next themed cooking classes. These recipes are created with mostly plant based superfoods to nourish your palate and body. If you love to eat! So why not enjoy and guilt free meal!
Week 1- March 27th 2015 - Mexican delights!
• Queso Fundido with Homemade Chips (Vegan)
• Searded Ahi Tuna Mini Tacos with Chipotle Mayo
• Chiles en Nogada (Vegan)
• Flourless Brownies made with Black Beans
Week 2- April 2nd 2015 - Superfood International Tapas
• Spicy Edamame with Garlic, Tamari and Lime
• Veggie Nori Wraps with Homemade Hummus
• Creamy Tomato Zucchini Basil Soup
• Flourless Mini Pizzas with Sautee Onions and Mushrooms
• Raw Fruit Tart
Week 3- April 9th 2015 - The Inka Trail to Machupichu
• Coconut Ceviche (Vegan or Fish)
• Causa with Huancaina Sauce (Vegan)
• Cilantro Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables and Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
• Chocolate/Maca Mousse
Week 4- April 16th 2015 - Eat like a Greek Islander
• Kalamata and Alfonso Olive Tapenade with Crostini
• Mediterranean Kale Salad Vegan Tzatziki Sauce
• Greek Baked Fish With Tomatoes and Onions
• Raw Chocolate and Raspberry Bites
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 a family of four for only a few bucks! It is also a cool lunch box item (remember to get your reusable chopsticks at our shop in Miami Shores!)
To make this at home: precook your noodles, saute your aromatics and veggies and for a final touch, brown the noodles and toss in the sauce. It doesn't get any easier than!
Why use our recipe? It is full of antioxidants and vitamins from the veggies and aromatics, lower in salt, has no sugar added, is vegetarian and gluten free! Portion it out in reusable containers for the whole family and refrigerate until lunch time - Then, warm up and enjoy!
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!
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.
Empanadas are the Latin version of a turnover. They cab be filled with just about anything you like. The traditional Picadillo Empanada is made with beef, but here the Real Food Academy "We Don't Change The Dish We Change The Ingredients" therefor we use lean turkey meat.
Sorghum also known as Wondergrain is an ancient and healthy Old World Grain that has been a principal source of energy for millions. It’s gluten free, cholesterol free, and is a good source of fiber and iron; it also has 5g of protein per serving! It is neutral in flavor and can be paired with your favorite foods and spices. The grain does not get soggy in soups and dishes. Pitimi, Jowar, Kaoliang and Milo are a few names for Sorghum around the world.
This homemade version of Hot Pockets have only a few ingredients. You can change the filling to your liking by adding peppers, mushrooms or your favorite ingredient!
Light and refreshing Turkey Lettuce Wraps, an healthy Asian option for this spring. We spent the morning testing new recipes and WOW, this one is tasty, filling and easy to make. The health benefits of the bell peppers, ginger, garlic and turkey are pretty enticing as well. Make sure you don't over cook your veggies to keep the most nutrients in them. Come on foodies! Send us your pictures through Facebook when you, make this at home!
This traditional mexican dish has been turned around by my "jefa" (boss) the one and only Chef Maria! She did change the ingredients for this one and came up with a great vegan alternative.