Category Archives: Quick fixes

Green Smoothie

Foodies,

Today is such a beautiful sunny day… I felt like having a power green smoothie for breakfast.

Ingredients for 1 liter of this deliciousness you will need:
– 1 savoy kale leave
– 1 full hand of rocket
– 1 kiwi
– 1/2 apple
– 1 big slice pineapple
– coconut milk
– ginger
– 1 tbs agave syrup
– cinnamon

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Recipe:

1. Slice all of the ingredients in big chunks, put in the blender and mix until you get the wanted consistency. I add the coconut milk a bit at the time.

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Have a blessed day foodies!

#SnSFood

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Hummus with a twist

Dear Foodies,

Here we are again to share a super healthy and delicious recipe.
Hummus is definitely the simplest dip of chickpeas that there is. It is so full of nutrients, thus so super healthy… think about lowering cholesterol, weight loss, healthiest bread spread there is (according to us) and we can go on and on… on the virtues of this healthy dip.

Let’s make our very own hummus instead of buying the premade ones. It is so easy and quick to make.
We want to share this recipe because it has so much success to whomever gets to taste it, we have even convinced people who don’t like the usual recipe to like this version.
Hummus is so versatile and can be adapted to everyone’s taste. For example, we’re not such big fans of tahini, which most recipes tend to use, so we left it out of our hummus recipe with a twist.

Ingredients:

– 250 gr cooked chickpeas
– 5 parts semi-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil
– 5 teaspoons of the olive oil from the semi-dried tomatoes
– 5 teaspoons of vegetable stock (dissolve 1/4 cube of stock into boiling water)
– 5 teaspoons of lemon juice
– 5 teaspoons of water
– 1/2 teaspoon of curcuma (turmeric)
– 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
– Fresh parsley
– Fresh coriander (cilantro)
– 3 garlic cloves
– Pepper and salt

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1. Add all the ingredients into a mixer or blender starting with the parsley, coriander and garlic on the bottom and ending with the chickpeas. That way the parsely and coriander will blend easier.

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2. Mix all those ingredients until you get an extra smooth hummus. From time to time you might need to shake your mixer or use a spoon to push the ingredients down. Add some water if you see that the hummus is still too thick.

3. ENJOY 😉

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Quick vegan pasta dish

Foodies,

Here we are again for a quick, easy and so delicious recipe. This dish is so pure, with a few ingredients you will be able to put something healthy at the table in no time!
Don’t forget to cut all your vegetables, get your stock ready before starting to cook. This will make it so much easier for you.

In order to make this dish for 2 you will need:

– 250 gr pasta
– 250 gr green beans (haricots)
– 3 ripe tomatoes
– 1 small onion
– 3 garlic cloves
– 1 cube of vegetable stock
– 1/2 plant of fresh basil
– Olive oil
– 1 teaspoon of baking soda (Bicarbonate)
– Salt and pepper

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Recipe:

1. Boil 500 ml of water. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of baking soda. When the water starts to boil add the green beans to the water and cook for 2 minutes, drain and rinse with cold water.
The baking soda will reduce the cooking time but I use it most of the time to keep the vibrant colors of my vegetables.

2. Cut the tomatoes, onion and garlic into small cubes. Clean the green beans and cut them in 2. Dissolve the vegetable stock in 100 ml of hot water.

3. Boil 500 ml water. Add the pasta, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook for about 6 minutes until al dente. Drain when ready… but never rinse your pasta as you will take all the taste out by doing that.

4. While the pasta is cooking, fry the onion and garlic into about 4 tablespoons of olive oil until glossy. Add the tomato cubes, some pepper and cook for about 8 minutes.
If you see that the tomatoes start to stick to your pan, you can add the vegetable stock bit by bit to the sauce.
Add your green beans and pasta to the sauce and cook for another 2 minutes. Finish with fresh basil.

What I tend to do is to add tuna in the last 2 cooking minutes if I feel like heaving some fish with this dish.

Food is ready to be served and savored!

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Have a lovely weekend Foodies!!

Refreshing Green Smoothie

Food Lovers,

The sun is blessing us with this heat these days and we have to be thankful for this.
Let us help you to get refreshed with this amazing, healthy and delicious green smoothie.

You can’t move on the Internet without bumping into a drinker of green smoothies. They are everywhere and everyone talks about it. So what’s the big deal about drinking pulped-up veggies and fruits?
Bellow I share some benefits of drinking green smoothies. I want to share these benefits because I really have personally experienced these changes in my life.

1. Health: First of all it is healthy but there is so much more to green smoothies than the straightforward benefit of upping your daily fruit and vegetable intake. Green smoothies are very nutritious

2. Energy: starting your day with a green smoothie will give you a massive increase in the amount of energy you have.

3. Skin: the amount of acne may reduce when you improve your diet by drinking more green smoothies. You will notice a clearer and radiant skin.

4. Weight loss: increasing the number of fruit and vegetables you eat in a day gives your body an opportunity to shed excess fat and water weight built up from toxins stored in the body.

5. Digestion: smoothies are the perfect solution to digestive issues because they allow you to get the vitamins and minerals your body desires in a form that doesn’t overly tax your digestive system. Aloe vera is a popular ingredient to help ease your digestive system.

Following recipe is so fast and so easy and loved by kids as well (with more honey than indicated). Most of the time I tend to blend my green smoothies while I do my make up in the morning and I take it with me on my way to work.

Ingredients:

– Some fresh spinach leaves
– 1/4 of a cucumber
– 1 kiwi
– 1 banana
– 1/2 glass of frozen fruits (melon, grapes, oranges for example)
– 1/2 glass of almond milk
– 1 table spoon of agave
– Ginger

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The only thing you need to do is to throw all the ingredients into a blender and blend until you get a smooth mixture as thick as you wish for. If too thick, just add some more almond soy milk into the blender.

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Now just enjoy a nice, fresh and healthy green smoothie. Introducing at least one green smoothie to your day can totally transform your health.

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Please feel free to share your experiences about the benefits of green smoothies in your life.

Stay blessed and healthy food lovers!

Crunchy Salad

Namaste Food Lovers,

I made this amazing meal salad and I couldn’t resist sharing this with you guys! Salads are my favorite because they are so fast and easy. You just take whatever you find in the fridge, mix it up and food is ready in no time. Sit down, lay back, take a glass of wine and enjoy your evening. This is what I call perfection…

Ingredients:

– 1 filet of smoked trout
– 1 chicory (witloof/chicon)
– 1 carrot
– 1/2 green apple
– 5 cherry tomatoes
– 1 boiled egg
– Corn
– Roasted sunflower seeds

For the dressing you will need:

– An empty jar to mix all the ingredients
– Juice of 1/2 lemon
– 1 tablespoon of olive oil
– 1 tablespoon of walnut oil
– 2 tablespoons of balsamic cream
– 2 tablespoons of water
– 1 teaspoon of honey
– 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
– Salt and pepper

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1. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing in the jar, cover and shake well for about a minute.
Slice the chicory in the length, peel the carrot and with the vegetable peeler make carrot strings as if you were peeling the carrot. Slice the apple in cubes, the cherry tomatoes in half, cut the boiled egg in 4, shred the smoked trout and roast the sunflower seeds.

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2. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and pour some of the dressing over the salad. You will never have had a meal ready in such no time and so delicious and healthy.

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Don’t forget food lovers… you’re what you eat! Enjoy and stay blessed!

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Brown shrimp quinoa

Hello food lovers,

It’s that time again for a new SnS recipe.
Today I will be serving you something delicious, fast and effortless… Quinoa with veggies and some brown shrimps.

For those who have never tasted quinoa, please give it a try and you will see that it will soon become one of your favorites. Of all the whole grains, quinoa has the highest protein content, so it’s perfect for vegetarians and vegans. Quinoa provides all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. Quinoa is a gluten-free and cholesterol-free whole grain.

As you will see in the picture below I preserve my fresh herbs in the freezer in an ice cube container. I will be giving you this tip on how to preserve your fresh herbs soon.

Ingredients for 2:

– 200 gr quinoa
– 400 ml water
– 200 gr cherry tomatoes
– 1/2 aubergine
– 1/2 red paprika
– 1 small onion
– 1 cube vegetable stock
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– Some fresh herbs such as parsley, thyme, oregano, basil, …
– Curcuma, Curry, salt and pepper

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1. Quinoa contains a chemical called saponin that has a bitter soapy taste. Most commercial quinoa will already be washed and have the saponin removed but it’s a good idea to rinse it just before you use it in case there are residues.
Put 400 ml water to boil and add 1/2 a cube of vegetable stock. When the water is boiling add the quinoa and cook for about 7 minutes on medium heat, take from the fire and leave it to rest for another 5 minutes in the cooking water.

2. Cut all your vegetables into cubes and the cherry tomatoes in half. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a wok and bake the onion on high heat until glossy. Then add the aubergine, paprika and tomatoes. Add 1 teaspoon of curcuma, 1 teaspoon of curry, pepper and 1/2 a cube of vegetable stock. Keep stirring from time to time for about 5 minutes. Add 100 ml of the quinoa cooking water to the vegetable mix (if the quinoa absorbed all the water just use regular water), stir and leave to simmer for about 3 minutes. Add the fresh herbs and the drained quinoa. Stir all the ingredients together and let cook for about 2 minutes. Taste and eventually add some more salt or more spices if desired. The key is just to keep tasting until you obtain the perfect flavor.

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3. Time to serve this delicious meal. To finish it up just sprinkle some brown shrimps and fresh basil on top.

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The advantage of this recipe is that you can eat it both hot or cold. Ideal for lunch the next day if you have some leftovers 😉

Enjoy and stay blessed food lovers.

#SnSFood to serve you!

Leftover Salmon Panini

Dear food addicts,

Here is a new recipe for when it has to go fast, stay easy and above all be healthy! I love this panini because it has all the nutrients a meal should have.

I hope you will enjoy making this one and don’t forget to share your pics on our facebook page and instagram.

Ingredients:

– 1 panini
– 100 gr fresh salmon (or other fish or meat you fancy)
– 4 slices of feta cheese
– 4 slices of tomato
– A few spinach leaves
– Rocket salad
– Cucumber
– 1/2 red onion
– Olive oil
– Balsamic cream
– Salt and pepper

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1. Slice the panini in 2 and slice the tomato, cucumber and onion fine. Take 2 slices of salmon (the size of your panini) and 4 slices of feta cheese.

2. Grease the inside of the 2 panini slices. Salt, pepper and lay the inside of the panini on the grill and press a little with the palm of your hand. What we want to achieve here is just to grill the inside of the panini so it will be crunchy on the inside as well.

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3. Take the panini from the grill and spread the balsamic cream on the panini. Layer all the ingredients on the panini starting with the salmon and the feta cheese. Lay the other panini slice on top of the ingredients.

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4. Lay the panini on the grill and press the grill down. This would take like 5 minutes depending on the heat you used.

5. Now just enjoy this amazing panini, eventually accompanied with a healthy spinach/strawberry salad like I did. The dressing is just the balsamic cream.

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Stay blessed and don’t forget… You are what you eat, so keep it healthy guys 😉

#SnSFood