This is by far one of my favorite pasta sauces and one of the most simple and quick to prepare. After mixing all the ingredients in a food processor add the hot boiling pasta (your favorite one. I use gluten free ) and it will just come together. A perfect meal Ready to serve!
Everyone loves tacos, specially children. Here we have a variation of the traditional taco style where instead of beef we are using mushrooms, walnuts and spices to make the taco meat, perfect for meat-less Mondays. This combination of mushroom and walnut makes it so tasty and crunchy that I promise you wont miss the "beef". If you want to take it a bit further, use Romaine lettuce whole leafs to replace the tacos shells. Much healthier, low in calories and low in fat!
This is a great way to have your kids eat their veggies, building a salad skewer pattern can be a lot of fun, not to mention it makes a great presentation for your guests. Other ingredients can be added like, cucumbers, red onions, bell peppers, etc.
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!
The story goes that Falafel, despite its strong connection with Israel, actually originates from Egypt, and was originally made from Faba beans.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.
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.
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!
If you have leftover chicken, make this refreshing salad with tropical mangoes, tomatoes and cucumbers.
You can have your little ones helping to shred the Romain lettuce and the chicken. This can be a fun family bonding time!
We love to celebrate all the different festive holidays from around the world! St Patrick's Day is a day to cheer up with food and drinks. At our academy, we create recipes that are cleaner and leaner without sacrificing flavor. This recipe for mini Shepard's pies is a great rendition of the traditional one and very kid friendly.
We all know that those artificial food colors are not healthy and are suspected of having links to behavioral and health problems. At The Real Food Academy, we teach our students how to use natural food color using fruits or vegetables, not only changes the color but makes them healthier for you.
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.