Thursday, September 26, 2013

Zucchini Linguine with Marinara sauce

Zucchini Linguine with Marinara sauce is a meal that I really enjoy;
The zucchini is crunchy like real pasta and the sauce is divine!
Plus it's super easy and quick to prepare!;

Here are what you'll need:
- 1 medium or large zucchini
- 1 large tomato
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes (if they are dry, soak them about 1/2h to 1h; you can also use sun dried tomatoes that are conserve in olive oil).
- Garlic (1 clove or powder)
- basil, oregano (fresh is better but you can use flakes)
- salt
- 1tsp olive oil.

Prepare the zucchini by peeling it; discard the peel and continue with your peeler to get some linguine shapes.
If the center has to much seeds you can keep it to juice it or make a soup...

For the sauce (I make it in the nutri bullet), you can use any blender.
Add all the other ingredients and mix until smooth.
Pour on top of the zucchini, stir gently and you are ready for a succulent and light meal, easy to digest!...

 Try it and let me know what you think!...

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Papaya Salad

Today I will share with you a papaya salad that I enjoy;
It's sweet and fresh and perfect for summer!
You might know a Thai version of it with green papaya and shrimps....
This is the way I make it and I like it.
I take my papaya a little bit ripe (I read that ripe fruits are best for you) and it's even sweeter like that.

Here is what you need:

- 1 semi ripe papaya
- 1 ripe tomato
- Few raw peanuts (if no allergies!)
- some fresh basil
- half a lime juice

First peel, de-seed and gently shred the papaya

(Looks like juicy bright carrots!)

Add  basil and diced tomato

Then crushed peanuts

and just add 1/2 lime juice for the sauce

I hope you will give it a try and enjoy it!...

Let me know if you have any variation to it.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Babaco Fruit

We are now living in Ecuador and we are discovering new fruits; Here is one that I tried today and simply made a juice with it.
It's called Babaco,
It seems to be the same family of the papaya; The fruit is yellow, long and have a pentagonal shape.

The skin is thin and easy to cut.
In the center there is kind of a flesh looking like marshmallow!

I removed it and cut the fruit in small pieces to juice it.
It's really juicy and looks like a ripe pear.

The taste (for us) is like a soft lemon.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Kitchen small appliances ...

Forget the coffee machine, toaster, micro-waves and such!....
Here are the small appliances you will need for a healthy living:

- A juicer is a must to have to get the most from your fruits and veggies; Juicing will extract all the nutriments, vitamins in a liquid form easy to digest for your body.
I started with a centrifugal juicer but it doesn't juice the greens very well; so we invested in a masticating juicer and we Love it!


it comes with few accessories

- A Powerful Blender to do smoothies, sauces, dip, soup and more.
We had a pretty good blender with various speed and we thought it was great but since we try the Vitamix, there is nothing to compare with! It's fantastic, we really Love it!
There is different Vitamix blender; We use the turboblend.


The one we bought came with a temper, a fabulous recipe binder and a milk bag...

- and Finally we invested in a juice press; Perfect for juicing citrus like oranges, grapefruit, mandarins  lemons, limes... (as well as pomegranate). 


These are the small appliances we use the most beside a good knife and a cutting board!...

Think to invest in your health by getting the right tools!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My Favorite morning Juice!

Today, I just wanted to share my favorite morning juice...
Light, sweet and full of magic for my cells! it gives me all I need to have enough energy for my morning activities...
Try it and I hope you will enjoy it too!

Here are the ingredients:

- 2 apples
- 1/4 pineapple
- 1/4 lime
- 1 celery stalk
- 1/2 cucumber
- 2 kale branches 
(Or a handful of spinach)


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Fat sick and Nearly dead Movie

If you haven't watch it yet, Joe put it on youtube for a limited time!

Very inspiring, I highly recommended it (I cannot embedded it, so click on the link!)

Full Movie (1H34)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Collard Wraps

Here is a fun wrap that you can do when you want something crunchy and yummy!

Collard greens are not always easy to find, you can replace them with a large lettuce leaf.

Gently de-stem the leaf

Make a raw pesto (I will add the recipe later on)
spread it on the middle of the leaf


Add any veggies you like

start with a bed of greens, young arugula, kale, lettuce...

add shredded carrots, tomatoes, red pepper, cucumber, avocado, onions...

wrap it up!

and enjoy!