• Fresh Mung Beans Salad

    Today I want to talk about Mung Beans. Have you ever tried them? Looking around I’ve noticed that they are not very popular and realised that many people don’t even know what they are. The mung beans are these little green beans which apart from having a good taste, are really good for our body!   Mung Beans are a high source of nutrients like manganese, potassium, magnesium, folate, zinc and the essential B vitamins. They are also high in protein and fiber which make them ideal for those of you that follow a vegan or vegetarian diet. If you have never tried them before, I would recommend to give them a try! They…

  • Spinach & Chestnut Mushroom Buckwheat

    Let’s talk about Superfoods. Have you ever tried buckwheat? Buckwheat is often confused with a grain because of the way it is cooked and used, but it’s actually a ‘pseudo-cereal’ seed related to rhubarb and sorrel. It’s a good source of protein, containing all the essential amino acids. It is an excellent source of manganese and magnesium and a good source of selenium, niacin, folate, iron, zinc, copper and phosphorus. It’s naturally gluten-free and can be used as an alternative to rice, barley, porridge or even flour. Just to give you an idea, here is the recipe of the Spinach & Chestnut Mushroom Buckwheat that I prepared yesterday using @forestwholefoods organic Buckwheat…

  • Beetroot Hummus

    Something that I really like is playing with food colours and creating easy and tasty plates. This evening I’ve gone for pink and prepared a beetroot hummus which is perfect as a starter, with pita bread or to accompany raw or roasted vegetables. For those that don’t know it yet, it’s completely gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, nut-free and great source of protein!! 😉 It’s also very easy to prepare, you just need few ingredients and a blender! The main components as you can guess are beetroots and chickpeas. For a quick version, you can use tinned chickpeas and the already cooked beetroots. Alternatively, if time is not a problem, I would recommend using dry chickpeas (cooked in advance, best…

  • Roasted Aubergines with yogurt dressing and pomegranate seeds

    Who doesn’t like aubergine? In my opinion, it’s one of the best vegetables. It’s very versatile and fits with many ingredients. It can be served with pasta or rice, as a main or as a side with meat, eggs, fish, tofu… It can also be cooked in so many different ways, steamed, baked, fried, with soya with oil… and the final result is never disappointing! Yesterday evening I invited a friend for dinner and prepared these roasted aubergines topped with yogurt sauce, pomegranate seeds and wild rocket. They taste really good and they are light in calories!! It’s the perfect combination of flavours: the yogurt sauce gives it a very…