Remember how I told you that I had a couple of exciting collaborations to share with you this week? Well, this is one of them!
It all started with a simple incentive of working together. Collaborating on something, anything, perhaps even next year. Until, a simple idea that made a whole lot of sense came to mind.
I love Thanksgiving. There’s something about gathering with your loved ones around a dinning table, sharing a delicious and comforting meal and being thankful for all of life’s blessings that make this holiday one I look forward to every year.
Pestos are such a delicious and versatile thing to have handy in your fridge. They are so easy to make it’s actually silly to spend your money on the already-made, store-bought kind which, if I may add, may be packed with ingredients you simply do not want inside your body.
Besides pumpkin, nothing brings me the comfort of the New England autumn like apples and cinnamon. And seeing that Halloween falls right around the annual apple harvest, it only made sense that we’d come up with a Halloween treat using one of my all time favorite fruits.
Quinoa and kale have become staples in my house not only because both are incredibly nutritious, but also because they taste fantastic- especially when paired together.
It has been quite an adventure for Hans. An adventure which began with a simple, courageous yet difficult decision to leave the corporate world and finally start pursuing his passion. Being a close friend of his, I can attest that despite being incredibly enthusiastic, skilled and creative, the beginning of this new venture was not easy for him.
All my life, I was never very fond of ginger. That statement remained true until a few months ago when I realized that I actually do enjoy its taste in certain foods and, believe it or not, in my green juices as well. Not to mention my newfound addiction to the most cold-flu-sore throat-soothing-tea-ever made of fresh ginger, lemon juice and honey.
Staying away from meats, refined sugar, caffeine and all sorts of processed foods for an entire week meant I had to get creative in the kitchen and come up with dishes that were tasty, satisfying and exciting.
This week we were on a kale madness at our house. Seeing how his super green sells out on its very first day on the shelves, my husband (who was so kind to do the groceries this week) decided to buy enough kale to feel a family of five.
With so much kale in the fridge, I decided to get creative and, instead of only using it in my daily juices and power breakfasts, look around the web for some delicious, healthy, yet simple recipes to experiment with. And let me tell you, I was surprised by how many mouth-watering recipes I found!
During one of my many strolls around the supermarket last weekend, I quickly realized that it must be Pitaya season- there was an abundance of it! Since a fruit always tastes better when it's in season, I went ahead and brought home a good batch for the week (I love it with yogurt, salads or, as I learned in Vietnam, with my oatmeal).