Coconut Sole with Spinach & Sweet Potatoes

I got the idea for this recipe from Melissa Hartwig’s Whole30 cookbook, but of course I changed the spices to my liking. Let me just say that I thought this looked good, but actually is was absolutely delicious. Wow. Go me. AND this is a super easy recipe guaranteed to wow even the pickiest of…

Coconut Cacao Cookies

Recently, I’ve been more rebellious than Whole30. One day I had a sweet tooth and decided to just whip up something dairy-free and gluten-free and only sweetened with honey. Here’s my little creation. *Ingredients* 1/4 cup almond flour 1/8 cup coconut flour 1 tsp basing powder 1-Scoop chocolate protein powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp…

Holiday Brussel Sprout Salad

I made this salad for Christmas dinner at my parents’ house and I think it was a hit. It looks pretty and festive with the colors as well. You can easily make this ahead of time too which is always a bonus during the busy holiday season. We ate it two days in a row and…

Curried Apple Chicken Salad

I made this yummy salad for Christmas Eve dinner at my Grandma’s house this year. We always have a casual meal because our family is so big and everyone comes and goes at different times so a fancy sit-down dinner would just never work in that setting. I adapted the recipe of Grass Routes Kitchen partly because…

Zoodles and Meatballs

In the past I’ve used my spiralizer, but ended up baking the zoodles with lemon, lime, salt and pepper. However, my brilliant mom suggested I just sauté them in a skillet, and that’s what I did. They turned out just perfect! Here in Belgium, you can find ready-made meatballs for days so I did not…

Spaghetti-Squash Carbonara

I have really been in the mood for carbonara, and have wanted to try the spaghetti-squash version for some time now. So it was fate yesterday that I found a spaghetti-squash in Brussels (finally! Where have you been all my life?) So I tried one batch with spaghetti-squash and one batch with gluten-free spaghetti noodles. Both…

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

I felt like trying a more savory pumpkin soup. I used Jamie Oliver’s Glorious Roasted Pumpkin Soup as my inspiration, but I don’t know if it was my tastebuds or that fact that I’m not very good at following somebody else’s recipe, but it didn’t have much flavor. *Ingredients* 1-Small pumpkin (about 1-1.5 kg) 1-tsp Ground chipotle…

Sweet Pumpkin & Apple Soup

It’s fall and that means it’s pumpkin time! I’m still new to the roasting pumpkin game. I’m so used to buying pureed pumpkin in a can, but roasting your own is easy, not very time-consuming, and so much healthier than the processed can crap. This soup is like dessert. It’s really rich due to the coconut…

Lemon Chia Seed Protein Pancakes

I love lemons. Plain and simple. 🙂 I have been craving lemon poppy seed *anything* so I decided to try pancakes and use chia seeds since they are supposed to be really healthy and I had them in stock.   *Ingredients* 1-ripe banana (choose a ripe one because that’s what will add sweetness to the…

Banana Protein Pancakes

This morning I woke up super early and got all my grocery shopping done just before it started to rain. First #winoftheday! To counter the not-so-nice weather, I made these yummy banana-protein-powder-pancakes with berries and raw coconut on top. I’m very excited that @purasanabelgium now makes protein shakes. I almost shouted “YES!” when I discovered the…

Super Seed Squares

I’ve been experimenting with different protein bars and bites lately. Today I made these super seed squares. They are perfect for eating before or after a workout, on your way to yoga, or just when you feel like having a snack. A note about the protein powder, I normally use Pursana Vitality Mix, but it turns the…