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…

Citrus Salmon with Roasted Tomatoes and Zoodles

I received a vegetable #spiralizer for my birthday a couple weeks ago, and have just now made the time to try it out. I have a Cuisique 8 in 1 Spiralizer, and so far I love it. It has several types of blades, a juicing adapter, and it holds all the finished veggies in a decent…

Energy Bites

I’m always looking for a sweet treat in the morning or a snack that I can eat after a work out. These are perfect for just such an occasion. *Ingredients* 14 small dates, pits removed  1TB chia seeds 1TB pumpkin seeds 1TB finely shredded coconut 1/4 cup slivered almonds 1TB sunflower seeds 1TB raisins or…

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki sauce- not just for falafel or accompanying lamb dishes. We love this sauce for topping burgers, dipping rutabaga fries, or with a quinoa power bowl. The lime juice adds a sour touch that makes this sauce really interesting. Feel free to adjust the juice amount if you’re not obsessed with lemon like I am….

Avocado Brownies

I’ve gotten lots of positive feedback on these yummy and moist brownies, so I thought I’d share them. In the Whole30 Program, you’re not supposed to have any sugars (including natural sugars like honey), but sometimes you need to make an exception- like tomorrow being my 29th birthday! I think you get the idea despite…

Beef Boulettes with Turnip Hash Browns and a sunny side up egg

This morning I woke up and decided to make a nice, Sunday breakfast. Since I haven’t had turnips in awhile, I thought of making turnip hash browns with a fried egg. Here in Belgium, we have different cuts of meats available in the supermarket so Ta-Da..boulettes! These ones are ground beef. Turnips are slightly sweet…

Quinoa & Rutabaga Patties

This recipe was inspired by The Candida Diet‘s recipe. I find this recipe to be a nice light dinner or lunch. It’s possible to make these ahead of time and freeze them for a quick meal option. *Ingredients* 1 cup cooked quinoa 1 large rutabaga, shredded 3 green onions, sliced 1 large clove of garlic 2…