Anti-Inflammatory Lentil Soup

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I find a lot of comfort into making soup from scratch, dicing the vegetables, watching them slowly simmering and tasting the first steamy sip. It’s one of the easy ways to connect with the ingredients we choose, a way of mindfully eat our food. Warming soups packed with nutrients are my go-to winter food, and this anti-inflammatory …

Overnight Oats for a Gentle Digestive Cleanse

Oatmeal is my go-to breakfast when I am at home and also when I travel. Eating them every day regulated my digestion, improved the nutrient absorption and helped my body tame the estrogen dominance. Even if I’m having eggs or avocado toasts in the morning, a small bowl of oats are never missing, because I consider them my first consistent fiber intake of the day. And for those times when oats are the highlight of my breakfast, I learned to …

How To Build a Complete Winter Buddha Bowl

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Although I can really appreciate its sheer beauty, winter  for me is actually very much of a struggle. The cold temperatures, the long hours I spend indoor because of the rain or snow, the heavy jackets and boots and, the most important, the lack of sunlight and fresh food – they all contribute to a general state of non-wellness, if I can call it this way. One I have to make big efforts to improve – from prolonged yoga sessions and long walks, to constantly…

Vegetarian Pizza with My Favorite Autumn Toppings

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Once, I used to imagine that pizza perfection means loads of melted mozzarella and a quality tomato sauce. Well, people change and so do their taste. Today I can make a cauliflower pizza crust, top it with some greens, chickpea and some nutritional yeast and really enjoy it! It’s been a while since I ceased thinking of pizza with guilt, as I learned to turn it into a really healthy treat to be enjoyed by everyone in the…

Pumpkin Spice Latte, The Healthy Version

November came today with a real Fall attitude: a very cloudy sky in beautiful contrast with what’s left from the yellow leaves, low temperature and a sudden need of comforting drinks. I’m blessed to have huge studio windows that provide a great light even when outside is very cloudy, so I could photograph the pumpkin spice latte I treated myself with in the afternoon. Coffee is simply not enough for me during these dark afternoons and the pumpkin spice latte ingredients are…

Vegan Lentil Meatballs in Spiced Pumpkin Tomato Sauce

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My favorite childhood dish was the marinated meatballs in flavored tomato sauce that my grandmother was waiting for me with, when I was returning home from school. I remember having them hot, bathed in that amazing sauce and always responding with “marinated meatballs” when asked about the dish I wanted for the next day. Then my grandmother went away and as an adult I tried to reproduce her dish, but never got…