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 complete protein and comprised of all pernine essential amino acids. Quinoa also has a high protein to carbohydrate ratio when compared to other grain products.
When preparing this dish you have 2 options, you can pan fry it or bake it. Both ways will be a hit for kids and adults! Enjoy!
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 release of histamine in the stomach, quelling nervous stomach and counteracting food allergies and it fights gum inflammation by halting the action of a gene that creates irritant chemicals. Without the irritation, bacteria cannot find a place to grow, and the absence of bacteria reduces both bad breath and gingivitis.
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
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.
Spring break has arrived to South Florida and with it visiting friends and family. Having a full house involves large breakfasts menus and we have decided to share this one with all of you since is one of our favorites. It takes about an hour to make and it can be refrigerated for a few days and reheated at service time.
You can make individual servings on a muffin tray (just make sure you are using a good quality mold
) or a springform pan.
Tip: don't just serve this baby for breakfast, it can also be served for brunch, lunch or dinner! Use it as a side and serve it with salad, ratatouille or baked sweet potatoes!
I had the opportunity of serving this Smoothie on our last presentation at Macy's Dadeland Mall as part of their event "Breakfast at Macy's" (a remake of the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's). Everyone was fascinated with its flavor but most importantly, with the fact that adding Spinach and Avocado to a breakfast smoothie can improve the lasting feel of being nourished and energized throughout the morning. This is a simple recipe to make and it takes away the decision making of what to have for breakfast when you are in a hurry. Throw everything into the blender and go! You'll be satisfied for hours!!!
I present you with our Homemade Chicken Stock: Eleven ingredients (all REAL Foods), 0 preservatives, 0 added salt or "natural" flavors, 0 cane sugar and a much needed low sodium option to the canned stuff- should I continue? You just need a little time to make this recipe and the outcome can last for weeks in your freezer (already portioned), this is a super convenient and a healthier option to canned chicken stock.Use it in stews, soups, risotto and pretty much any recipe that calls for it. BTW! Join us and learn how to make all kinds of chicken stock based soup at our next Adult Cooking Class this Thursday at 7 pm!
Jícama, aka the Mexican Turnip, is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium and also a good source of potassium and Vitamin C. This recipe for Jicama chips is easy to make and will surprise your guests with its refreshing flavor. You can always shred Jicama and add it to salads, wraps and stews.
Superbowl Sunday is one of those days in America where you know for sure there will be plenty of party foods in every home. Not necessarily this dishes will be the healthiest so we wanted to share our easy version of Fish Tacos which includes an Avocado Cole Slaw that can be served by itself, in wraps or sandwiches. The following recipe is high in mono-saturated fats, phytonutrients, antioxidants and fiber from the avocados, cabbages, radishes, lemon, garlic, and cilantro. So not only you and your family can have a fun and yummy snack, you all can also add the benefits of this real recipe so you can start the week energized! BTW! You can make this recipe with shrimp, sauteed veggies or chicken and place a bottle of Siracha nearby for any hot sauce lover!
Perfect for Valentine's Day Dinner! This grilled romaine lettuce tossed with roasted beets, berries, pistachios and homemade dressing is easy to make, can be prepared ahead of time and is full of antioxidants and healthy fats. If you don't have a grill, you can always broil the lettuce(only for 1 or 2 minutes). Turn this salad into an entree by serving it with shrimp or grilled fish!