You would never know that this non-dairy Mac and and Cheese is made with potatoes, carrots and sunflower seeds. Yes, that's it. The combination of these 2 veggies and seeds create a creamy sauce that would satisfy any Mac'n Cheese lover! You can alternate using cashews instead of the sunflower seeds. It would just not be recommended if you have a tree nut allergy. You can even use gluten free macaroni and now you really have an exceptional healthy dish!
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 drink made out of rice and milk is traditionally made in countries from Central America. The combination of milk, rice and cinnamon makes it very fulfilling and refreshing. Make a large pitcher and keep it chill.
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The story goes that Falafel, despite its strong connection with Israel, actually originates from Egypt, and was originally made from Faba beans.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
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!
These cookies are perfect for "on the run". Make them the night before and have them for breakfast. take to the office and have them for an afternoon snack. It has a minimal amount of sugar (use honey or maple syrup). You can use Carob Nibs instead of the chocolate chips and reduce the sugar content. This cookies are perfect to feed your kids for breakfast! They will love them!
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 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.
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!