Hawthorn Tea Recipe

Hawthorn (Greek Crataegus) is a beautiful plant that grows in all continents now. The leaves, flowers and berries have health benefits and they are used to produce medicine for heart diseases. The British Homeopathic Review revealed of Dr. Green (Ireland): “… For many years had a reputation for the cure of heart disease that caused patients to…

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

In addition to being healthy, pumpkin also contains another healthy ingredient, that is pepitas, or pumpkin seeds. Pepitas are very rich in minerals such as zinc, magnesium and iron. They are also high in protein content, about 20%. Unfortunately, like many other nuts and seeds, pepitas contain anti-nutrients like phytic acid, or phytate, that can make…

Avocado Breakfast Recipe

Avocados Avocado is an amazing fruit. It’s been very popular amongst healthy eaters for years now. No wonder why we have this sudden wave of avocado popularity. Any cafe you come in for a breakfast will have an avocado dish, I could say it is basic now. Avocados are very healthy. Mostly for two important things: antioxidants…

Celeriac Croquettes Recipe

Croquettes My recent holidays in Spain inspired me for croquettes. The tapas variations in Spain are endless, and the croquette is the most common one. Traditionally croquettes are made with potatoes. There are regions in Spain that use paella for croquettes. My new croquette recipe uses celeriac that is sometimes called “root of celery”. This vegetable is…

Brown Lentil Hummus Recipe

I had a few posts on legumes previously, please search ‘legumes’ to access them. Lentils are a high protein, high fibre member of the legume family. Traditional hummus is made of chickpeas, and chickpea hummus is a very smart food. Here is a comparison of the brown lentil and the chickpea for your review: One cup of…

Seaweed Wagyu Beef Recipe

Wagyu Beef Wagyu beef is fatty, but there is something special about this meat. The ratio of monounsaturated to saturated fat is much higher in Wagyu than any other beef. Monounsaturated fat could have positive effects on heart health. The serving sizes of the Wagyu dishes are very small, so if you like a big…

Teff Polenta Recipe

In Tzatziki and Teff Crackers post we discussed the health benefits of teff. This recipe will be loved by those who enjoy corn polenta but wish it had less carbs and more protein. Adding olives and cheese is just my improvisation that adds more flavours, you can also experiment with herbs and seeds. This polenta is best to accompany any  dish with…

Tzatziki and Teff Crackers Recipe

Teff Teff is a fine grain, it is less than 1mm diameter. Traditional Ethiopian bread is made using fermented teff flour, which is naturally gluten free. Teff, being a tiny grain, is rich in fibre. Teff also contains similar amounts of protein as lentils, about 13%. This suggested recipe below is simple but a great entertainer. It is a…

Beet Dolmades Recipe

Beet Greens Beetroots are so good that the greens do get ignored very often. If you buy new season beetroots with greens, don’t throw the leaves away, they have a higher nutritional value than the beetroot itself. You can use them as you would use spinach. Beet greens supply good amounts of protein, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin…

Dried Nectarines Recipe

Nectarines Nectarines, plums and peaches are in abundance this month. If you have a nectarine tree, for example, and you harvested buckets of nectarines, try to dry them. Then use dried nectarines throughout the year to add something unique to your recipes. Add nectarines to your tagine while making goat or lamb along with the other spices…