Month: December 2017

Post-Christmas detox salad

Post-Christmas detox salad

A very much needed liver friendly post- Christmas salad. Green leaves that are part of the Brassica family like rocket mizuna, mustard greens, are rich in indoles which are believed to help the liver in the detoxification process. Raw red cabbage and radish (two vegetables […]

The best day to start a detox or a diet

The best day to start a detox or a diet

Most of us tend to start a new diet or detox on Monday, and most of us usually struggle to carry through and abandon their plans of a healthier diet mid-week. Could it be that the timing is just wrong? The answer is yes.  Starting […]

Buckwheat & banana chocolate pancakes (gluten-free, dairy-free)

Buckwheat & banana chocolate pancakes (gluten-free, dairy-free)

This delicious gluten-free and dairy-free chocolate pancakes are perfect for a special breakfast or for moments when you need a special sweet treat. Easy to make a perfect with a drizzle of maple syrup and some strawberries.

Ready in 10 min

Ingredients 

  • 2 medium eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of buckwheat flour
  • 3 teaspoons of organic chocolate powder
  • 2 small ripe bananas
  • A dash of sodium bicarbonate
  • Raw coconat oil for cooking
  • Maple syrup to taste
  • A few strawberries to garnish

Method

  • Beat the eggs, then pour the flour and chocolate powder in the mix.
  • Blend the bananas with a bit of water, until you have a creamy consistency and pour into the mix. Add some water if needed to reach desired consistency. Sprinkle a dash of sodium bicarbonate.
  • Pour the mix into a non-stick pan with a tiny bit of coconut oil.
  • When ready, serve a drizzle of maple syrup and some strawberries. Enjoy!

 

Have any questions? Feel free to post a question in the comments below, or engage with me on my social media, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Want more gluten-free, dairy-free or wheat-free pancakes recipes? Check them out on here…. Breakfast & Brunch Recipes

 

 

 

Pomegranate & orange quinoa salad

Pomegranate & orange quinoa salad

Since the start of this blog I have been fascinated more and more by the Middle Eastern cuisine. Similar in a way to the Italian one, mostly for its use of olive oil and fresh vegetables, it create complexity with the use of intriguing spices […]

Italian pasta with broccoli

Italian pasta with broccoli

This is a staple of my witnter menu. Filling and comforting, this pasta dish is great to use up left over broccoli. I often have it on its own, combining it with a freshly squeezed orange or clementine juice, and some walnuts for extra proteins […]

Food prep: 3 recipes for delicious chicken fillets

Food prep: 3 recipes for delicious chicken fillets

Food prepping is one the secret of a healthy diet. When you are busy or strapped for time, it is easy to give in to ready made and highly palatable foods. Having some food ready for those long and busy days, when you too tired to cook from scratch will help stay lean and in budget.

Here are 3 delicious and easy to make chicken fillets recipes. They are really quick to cook ( 10 min cooking + 10 min marinade) and you can use then for all sorts of things: salads, cous-cous, healthier sandwiches and quick proteins rich snacks for before and after the gym.

THYME & LEMON CHICKEN FILLETS

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of chicken fillet ( 300 grams)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • a sprig of fresh thyme
  • half a Kalo stock cube ( organic)

Rub a very small amount of organic stock on the meat (make sure to use organic stock only, as the normal one, contains glutamate which has been linked to a host of health ailments, including migraine), and then simply put in a non-stick pan with a small quantity of olive oil and few slices of lemon the garlic and thyme. The lemon will release juices that make the meat tender an easier to cook.

TAMARI MARINADE CHICKEN FILLETS

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of chicken fillet ( 300 grams)
  • a dash of tamari sauce
  • a sprinkle of extra-virgin olive oil
  • a dash of lemon juice
  • a dash of black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • a dash of sumac (optional)

Marinade the chicken with the tamari sauce, olive oil, lemons juice, garlic and spices for at least 10 min. Cook in a non-stick pan (ceramic or other sustainable or teflon-free material preferred) for about 10 min.

SUMAC CHICKEN FILLETS

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of chicken fillet ( 300 grams)
  • 1/2  teaspoon of sumac
  • a dash of lemon juice
  • a sprinkle of extra-virgin olive oil
  • a dash of black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Sea salt to taste

Marinade the chicken with all the spices, garlic, olive oil and lemons juice for at least 10 min. Cook in a non-stick pan (ceramic or other sustainable or teflon-free material preferred) for about 10 min.

Gluten free cous cous and spicy courgettes
Gluten free cous cous and spicy courgettes

 

 

Serrano ham and spinach breakfast eggs

Serrano ham and spinach breakfast eggs

A healthier take on the typical English breakfast, great for a weekend brunch. The bacon has been substituted with the yummy Serrano ham, and the eggs are accompanied by some deliciously green garlic and chili spinach. The idea is also not to fry, but gently […]

Purple & green quinoa salad

Purple & green quinoa salad

Lots of green and purple goodness and vegan proteins with this easy quinoa salad, great for a light lunch, side or healthy luchbox, and great for the whole family. Radish is great to help liver detox, green beans bring lots of fibers for gut health, whilst purple sprouts […]