Shakshouka with Zhoug

This is probably the most popular, most nourishing and most convenient to cook (even for the most unskilled) egg recipe I’ve ever encountered in my searches and travels. Originally a North-African dish, the shakshuka recipe spread to most of the Mediterranean countries and was adapted according to the local cooking traditions. I love this dish, especially in the summertime when I can cook it with fresh, very ripe tomatoes and hand-picked aromatic herbs, and serve it over hummus or with pita bread. But, it’s actually a …

Chia, Acai and Strawberry Layered Breakfast Jar

Our pseudo-summer brought a new vibe, a fresh-ingredient-loaded diet, and new plans. We booked a two-week holiday in Cyprus, and although we’ll have a small kitchenette, I have to come up with a fresh and nourishing food plan to help us enjoy this island at its best. During our summer holidays, we usually have fresh and easy breakfasts on our appartment terrace facing the sea, then wander around the island all day long. This first and most important meal of the day has to hydrate us, while providing nutrients to boost our energy and nourish our cells throughout the day without burdening the digestion …

Crustless Quiche with Asparagus and Mint Pesto

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I am not a calorie-counter, but given my hormone imbalance condition, I have to be careful what I eat and when. I always look for smart food combinations and try not to eat after 7 pm to allow my body the time to prepare for nighttime regeneration and not turn its focus on digestion. And, if I see an opportunity to reduce calories and preserve the quality of my food, I’ll definitely…

Avocado and Egg Sandwich with Super Seed Bread

Maybe the evening raindrops or the dense clouds from this morning try to hide them, but there are signs of spring everywhere. The extra hour of daylight, the sound of birds, the first fresh nettles cheering up the stalls at the farmers’ market, people sipping coffee or having lunch in the park, those special sun rays from Saturday morning and that smiling gypsy lady selling delicate snowdrops – everything adds just a little more to a good mood, whipping away the winter depression. I can’t wait for the flowers and tree buds to bloom, but until then, even though my sandwiches are made with fresh spring ingredients, I’m still …

Whipped Chocolate Porridge with Quinoa Nut Crunch

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Two years ago, after experiencing skin issues for a long time, I switched to a fiber-loaded diet to detoxify my digestive system long-term and help it eliminate toxins and old estrogen. I read in Kathryn Alexander’s book (which I think is a must have if you are trying to understand the basics of a healthy diet and why a poor one is most often the cause of our different health issues) that for a period of time I should stick to a breakfast based on oats or barley, be it granola, muesli, or porridge. At that time, I’d never had porridge before, and I was really curious about it. I made Bircher once and didn’t really enjoy it, then I discovered the classic which became one of my favorite breakfasts ever.