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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 wraps! 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 juice called "Leche de Tigre" witch means in English "Tiger's Milk". Leche de Tigre is the leftover flavorful juice in which the raw fish gets marinated and most people drink it afterwards.
In this Vegan recipe you will have almost the same effect after combining the lime juice, garlic, aji panca, ginger, salt and coconut milk. Even thought there's no fish to marinate, you still want to soak the coconut meat for a few minutes so it absorbs all the flavors. 
To create a beautiful presentation when serving this dish. You can use a martini glass or a square dish. Garnish it with mint or cilantro and the sliced avocado. The story goes that Falafel, despite its strong connection with Israel, actually originates from Egypt, and was originally made from Faba beans.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 of flavor and texture. Serve it with Tatziki sauce and use it as an appetizer or in Pita bread with our Asian slaw.

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! This mix of greens and superfoods can become part of a wrap a side or a meal on its own. You can top it with baked pieces of tofu, fish or chicken breast. Make it for dinner, take it to the office or a picnic and you will be replenishing your body with REAL foods that will give you nutrients and energy. Note: We like to keep the tomatoes, cucumber and feta on the side until the time of service so our greens stay crunchy.

Ratatouille Casserole

  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 and chiffonade, 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! 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 is one of those recipes that can be made in no time. We love the crustiness/nuttiness of this recipe and the fact that it goes so well with Salmon! Take advantage of the health benefits of this recipe; Omega 3's on the Salmon which are  known to lower the bad cholesterol and the vast array of vitamins and minerals in the Pistachios make this another healthy, happy heart recipe! When hosting a cocktail party, this is the kind of recipe that can be prepared in advance, stored in the refrigerator and finished at the time of service. In other words, make it one day before the party and cook it minutes before serving it! You can skip the crabmeat and make half recipe seafood free, just mix the goat cheese with the rest of the ingredients and stuff 5-6 mushrooms, then mix in the crabmeat with the rest of the goat cheese for 6 Crab stuffed shrooms. Top with Cayenne pepper for a spike in hotness. When you eat Cauliflower  you are adding  an array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals to your body that you don't get from chicken. Traditional chicken wings are a "favorite" in the US but  if you are really looking for flavor, crispiness and a vegan option you need to be looking into this Cauliflower "Wings" Recipe. It is easy to make and probably costs less than a bag of wings from the supermarket.  Mix  in some Broccoli florets and surprise your guests with this cool, not traditional recipe! 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!
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