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…

Hormone Balancing Creamy Nettle Soup

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Life’s opportunities have to be grabbed the moment they appear, because those chances might never appear again. Things are similar with nature, but with a little difference. Every year, its cycles succeed once again, giving us a new chance to get the nourishing benefit from its seasonal veggies and fruits. Eating seasonally is definitely an opportunity for supporting the health of our bodies that we just can’t afford to miss. Well, as they’re only available for a couple of weeks, I see spring nettles as a once-a-year chance to give my body a real …

Spring Gratitude Salad with Greens and Wild Rice

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The last half of February is definitely more about spring and so much less about winter. I stuff my fridge with fresh greens, open the windows wide to let the fresh air wipe out every bad thought left from the winter darkness and take long walks in the park, concentrating to hear the tree buds making their way to the light. I cannot think about anything bad – my heart is filled with love and gratitude for enjoying a new spring and new beginnings in my life. Green and fresh are the way of translating this onto my kitchen table, and this salad is just as …

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 …

Monster Vegan Burger by Ellie Goulding and Jamie Oliver

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Jamie’s Italy was my first cookbook, and this wonderfully talented guy won my heart and a special place on my kitchen shelf ever since. I still find inspiration in his work after all this time, and I’m always happy to watch every show or project he’s up to. Last year, in one of the episodes of his Friday Night Feast, he was challenged to create a burger to impress vegan guest star Ellie Goulding, and boy he sure did it! That green monster bathed in spicy vegan mayo haunted me and soon turned into a …

Easy Lunch Wrap with Sweet Potato, Hummus and Greens

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Putting together a healthy wrap might be one of the simplest things you do in your kitchen. Don’t think fancy ingredients or superfoods – I always happen to have some extra roasted veggies from last night’s dinner, maybe some hummus, an avocado, or some fresh aromatic herbs. You don’t necessarily need a recipe, just let yourself play with the available ingredients, use spices, add eggs to enrich the nutritional profile, pack everything in a whole wheat or gluten-free wrap and you’re ready for a …!