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 love this recipe, it is great for get-together's, playtime by the pool and bbq's!
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 know because my son was born with this allergy and had never tried PB&J for the obvious reasons. The day that I made him his first SB&J sandwich his first reaction was- "where has this Sunbutter been all my life?(LOL). Now we keep a jar in the cupboard and serves as a good replacement for Peanut butter in most of my family recipes. BTW- this is such an easy recipe that even a four years old can make it!
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 simple way of broiling Shishito Peppers and usually plate them with a mild Tahini Sauce
. Don't forget to serve them right out of the oven, and offer your friends a cold one to sip while munching on them!
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.
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 pita with falafel, hummus, and tahini, but also works as a side dish with any middle eastern, Greek, or even American Food.
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!
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 a hot summer day. My husband and I had a similar salad in Santorini Greece last summer after a hot day at the beach. This recipe is very versatile, it can be served with any kind of food, as it will clean your palate for the next dish!
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!
The following is a quick snack that even the little ones can make on their own! Whole wheat tortilla, rich sunflower butter, bananas and cocoa powder come together for a snack, breakfast or dessert. There are so many variations to this recipe, we will let you decide and share which is your favorite. Some suggestions include; almond butter, Kosher chocolate spread, crushed nuts for topping or even small pieces of fruit as part of the filling. Enjoy!
Enough with feeding your kids or yourself with store-bought cookies! If you look at the label, you can find many ingredients that are not necessarily what you want them to have(or that you might not even recognize!) Here is the solution: Dates, sun butter, oats and fruit preserves come together to form a most delish raw cookie with REAL ingredients. Kids and adults will absolutely come for seconds on this one. If you are a chocolate lover, you can add about 2 teaspoons of cocoa to the mix. Don't forget to top them with fresh berries such as raspberries. What's best is that you are skipping on the enriched processed flour, the added sugar, preservatives, artificial coloring and other fake ingredients that have little or no nutrition and that you want to avoid at all cost!
This recipe is a perfect breakfast dish! The super-food toppings will make this a perfect source of energy.
Fun to make, delicious and nutritious! All in one!