Salmon is one of my FAVOURITE foods. I absolutely love grilled salmon for dinner… and what’s not to love? It is delicious and a great source of many nutrients. Salmon is especially abundant in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and Vitamin D. In one fillet(~100g) you will get: ~17-20 grams of protein ~13 grams of fat (only 3gContinue reading “Food Spotlight on SALMON! What are the benefits?”
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The Sweet Potato vs. The White Potato
Po-tay-toe po-tah-toe… right? ……………… Nope! There is definitely a difference amongst the various potatoes in the potato family. So which type of potato do I choose to consume more of? Today it’s a face-off between the sweet potato and the white (russet potato). The SWEET potato is my go to. So why?… what really isContinue reading “The Sweet Potato vs. The White Potato”
Bananas for BANANAS!
Bananas are an awesome grab-n-go snack, electrolyte replacement after a sweaty workout, a great flavour ingredient to make muffins or banana bread ….etc! As I am sure you have already heard, bananas are very well known for their large potassium content. One medium sized banana contains 422 mg of potassium. Potassium is an electrolyte that isContinue reading “Bananas for BANANAS!”
Back to the Basics
You know what I love about living in Laos so far?…… the food! (of course). BUT the food is different. Everything you find for “fast food” on the streets is fruits, vegetables, grilled corn on the cob, grilled fish on sticks, meats, etc. There is nothing fake about anything in your food here. You don’t evenContinue reading “Back to the Basics”
Sabaidee! Hello from Laos
Hi friends! I am all settled in and had the opportunity to explore the city of Vientiane yesterday (Sunday) before I started my first day of work here. Of course I went to check out the fresh food markets, many temples, and the Vientiane famous night market. Fresh fruit is at every corner wherever IContinue reading “Sabaidee! Hello from Laos”
Coconut Almond Protein Bars
Ingredients (makes 8 small bars): 1/4 cup protein powder (I used Garden of Life’s raw vegan natural protein powder) 1/2 cup dates, mashed (in small container at 1 tbsp water microwave of 40 seconds to soften then mash). 1 cup oat flour 1 tbsp almond butter 1 tsp vanilla 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted 1/4Continue reading “Coconut Almond Protein Bars”
Sweet Potato Pita Triangles
So, I happened to have some left over cooked sweet potato in the fridge and decided I wanted to try something new! These are super easy to make, use little ingredients, and taste great with dips or can be used as a crust for homemade mini pizzas 😉 What you will need (makes ~2 smallContinue reading “Sweet Potato Pita Triangles”
Eggplant Quinoa Lasagna – Guilt-Free!
Everyone loves lasagna on cool winter days. It is such a hearty meal but, the traditional lasagna has a bad rep with all that cheese, ground beef, and refined carbohydrates (white pasta!). So, since I was craving something like lasagna… I decided to make one with a healthy twist. This lasagna is made from quinoa,Continue reading “Eggplant Quinoa Lasagna – Guilt-Free!”
Happy Easter Every Bunny!
Wishing you all a very Happy a Easter! Tonight my family and I are having a turkey dinner with stuffing (of course!!), grilled vegetables, potatoes, …. Etc! Also, we are having my Raspberry Raw Vegan Cheesecake squares for dessert — can’t wait for my relatives to try it!! What are you all havingContinue reading “Happy Easter Every Bunny! “
Banana Oat Quinoa Cookies
Ingredients: 1.5 ripe bananas, mashed 2 1/2 cup oats 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted 1/2 cup cooked & chilled sprouted quinoa 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup pecans, chopped 1/3 cup ground pecans 1/2 cup maple syrup 2 tbsp egg whites 1 tbsp flax seeds 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup chocolate chips.Continue reading “Banana Oat Quinoa Cookies”