Give yourself a meatless day. If you are in the mood to prepare a very tasty but hearty dish this can be it! A vegetarian Meatloaf. This recipe is packed with healthy fillers, like Quinoa, zucchini, carrots and flax meal. This meatloaf can be made using a cupcake pan or a regular baking pan.
If using a cupcake pan, you can add mashed potato topping and make it look like frosting. Your kids will be more incline to eat them then.
Chinese Cauliflower fried no-rice must be one of my favorite dishes ever! Not only you are not eating empty calories with too much carbs with a traditional white rice but the cauliflower rice has a much better flavor.
Ratatouille has been always a favorite dish of mine. Not only can be served with pasta, French fries or rice but serve over toasted flat bread and now you have a healthy Pizza.
This is one of my favorite soups to eat all year round. You would never know that this soup contains NO heavy cream or any kind of dairy.The red and green garnishes (Goji berries, chopped tomatoes and basil) makes it perfect for this holidays. Enjoy!
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!
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 themselves as an appetizer. I can say that this recipe is definitely a keeper!
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 are known to contain high levels of protein, calcium, and carotene. You can use Fingerling Potatoes instead of the original "Melloco" since I'm pretty sure it must be difficult to find in South Florida. Chose this lean potato recipe instead of the regular french fries for less fat and don't forget to put your grain of rice (or Quinoa) in the aid of the people of Ecuador. Follow this CNN link and find out how you can help the people in Ecuador now!
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!
The french dish Ratatouille is a variation of similar dishes from the mediterranean, you can have it as a main or side dish, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. At The Real Food Academy, we like this dish not only for its rich taste but also because is nutritous and fun to make! Kids and adults like building this casserole style dish either family style or in ramekins. In the instructions, you will find terms such as concasse
, these are technical terms for peeled and seeded tomatoes and thinlly sliced herbs. Follow the notes in the recipe so you can concasse your fresh tomatoes to perfection and chiffonade your basil like a pro! Bon appetite!
Kale is here to stay. A "wild" member of the cabbage family, this rough green can be cooked or made into salads such as the classic Caesar Salad created by August Escoffier for his friend Caesar Ritz. Kale is high in fiber (which helps digestion), full of phytonutrients which help detoxify our bodies and has a wide array of vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for the whole family. Make sure you "massage" the dressing on to the Kale so it really absorbs the flavor of the dressing. Serve it with grilled Portobellos, tofu or add it to a wrap for a twist!
This recipe is been done in our cooking class as Turkey Burgers and Meatballs, always a hit! They are super tasty and super delicious!
You won't ever make any other recipe after this! Definitely a keeper.