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Collard wraps with baked falafels

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Quick lunch anyone?

Collard wraps with baked falafels, steamed vegetables, avocado and quinoa on the side

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xoxo

Izabela

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Healthy Moroccan Vegetable Stew that will heal your tummy

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Since I have so many tummy issues I have started seeing a specialist to work on my diet. His first recommendation was: “cook your food as often as you can”. Apparently I should avoid eating anything that’s is raw so it will help my tummy with digestion. As simple as it seems to be, my traditional cuisine is heavy and a stew always reminds me of loaded with meat and oil meal…

…but not this one. This lightened version has no impact on my tummy, spells delicious and tastes even better. And of course when my tummy is happy I am happy.

Healthy Moroccan Vegetable Stew

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1 cup of diced butternut squash

1 cup of diced carrots

1-2 chopped celery

1/2 of leek

1 cup of green lentils

3 plum tomatoes

3 cups low sodium vegetable broth

2 tbsp coconut oil

spices: 2 tsp grated ginger,  1 cinnamon stick, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, salt & ground pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the leek and saute for 2 min. Add squash, carrots, celery; saute for another 5-8  minutes. Add broth, lentil, tomatoes, cinnamon stick and other spices. Bring to boil then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1 hour. Stir occasionally. When it’s ready, remove cinnamon stick

Serve with a gluten free slice of bread.

Enjoy,

 

Izabela

PS. My knee is better. It took me 2 days to recover…Eh, these winter sports..

Peanut Butter Crunch Goodies

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Something delicious for the weekend

Process until fine

1 c of nuts (pecans, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts anything you want)

I added 1 tbsp of chia seeds and dry cranberries, 1/4 c of coconut

Melt

1/2 c Peanut butter

1tbsp coconut oil

1-2 tbsp Maple syrup or honey

1 tbsp chocolate chips

Pour together in a bowl. Spoon onto the baking paper or a pan. Cool in a fridge or a freezer.

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Yummy!!!

Stay well and have a great weekend,

Izabela

Spaghetti squash with walnuts

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Just take a look

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Are you hungry now?

Eassyyyyyyy

1/2 walnuts 5(soaked) sundried tomatoes
1 tbsp tamari, 1 tbsp dijon mustard, 1 tsp cumin and 1 tsp turmeric

Process everything in a food processor until you see crumbs.

Add  1-2 tbsp “Sabra” hummus ( my fav. Roasted red peppers)

1/2 baked spaghetti squash and steamed asparagus

Mix together and enjoy your lunch,

Izabela

Mediterranean Quiche

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It’s been a hard week for both us. Tom was officially sick and I was not feeling great either. Slowly things start to go back to normal.There is a few things I want to share in a near future but for now- yesterday’s dinner- Mediterranean Quiche.

Fulfilling comfort food for not  great days.

3 eggs

cup of fresh spinach

1/2 c of Goat cheese ( if you don’t care about the kind of cheese, feel free to use feta)

1 tsp herbs de Provence; salt& pepper

Mix it together. Preheat the oven for 375F and bake for around 40 min. After 20 min add olives on top and sprinkle with nutritional yeast-continue to bake.

Enjoy!

Izabela