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We all love a good breakfast casserole but feel too guilty afterwards! Here's a recipe that you may want to consider preparing on a Sunday or a rainy day. Using sprouted Ezekiel (Flax or Sprouted 7 Grain) spinach and avocado would add nutrients into this delicious dish and you'll be a bit less guilty. He's sure to melt when you serve him some of these yummy holiday treats. Use your imagination for the decorating, or involve the kids! 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! 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! 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 recipes! 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. 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. 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.

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!

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 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! 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.
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