Cashew Cheese

During my Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training, we were challenged to eat vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and alcohol free for the entire 7 weeks. I normally eat gluten, dairy, sugar, and alcohol free, but for the YTT course I tried to reduce my meat intake as well. Since we were spending many long hours at…

Herb roasted chicken

I’ve been working on a recipe for cooking a whole chicken and I’m finally ready to share it. I’ve added bone broth to my morning routine and needed some organic chicken bones to make the stock. Hence this herb roasted chicken recipe. Ingredients: 1 whole chicken (mine was just over 3kg); Italian spice blend; Black…

Red curry

I am a HUGE fan of curry. If I could eat it every day, I might just die and go to heaven. Dramatic, yes, but it’s super tasty and there are so many different types (red, green, yellow, panang, etc.) and the flavor really depends a lot on the quality of the curry paste that…

Sautéed leek and onion hash

As today is a public holiday in Belgium, I’m taking some time to tidy the cupboards and prepare some of the fruits and veggies I purchased this week. This bowl of green is, in my humble opinion, SUPER delicious and easy to make. Chop/process 1-large onion, 1-leek, 3-cloves of garlic, and throw it in a…

Superfood smoothie

With a hint of spring here and there, I’m ready to embrace #smoothieseason 2018! When I make a smoothie, I prefer it to have a fro-yo consistency and to eat it with a spoon rather than drink it as one would a juice. To accomplish that goal, I find it’s best to set out all…

Banana cinnamon skillet

Sugar cravings can be so difficult to manage but I find bananas to be a great substitute in many recipes without compromising flavors or one’s health. I created this super basic dessert while housesitting awhile back. It’s not only simple and tasty, but it won’t really set you back a lot of calories and the…

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…