Gluten-Free Granola Bars with Pistachio

The search for guilt-free, highly nutritious snacks is kind of a never-ending journey for me. But never-ending in a good way. I always find myself cringing at some of the daily snacks consumed by so many people I pass by as I go about my day. The common denominator seems to be high carb, high sugar and highly refined ‘foods’ straight out of plastic wrappers. Sure they’re great if you’re on the run and simply don’t have time for baking, but in the long-run they can be incredibly …

Overnight Oats with Beet Juice and Coconut Milk

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Oats have been a longstanding staple for my breakfast and I just love that they’re a minimally processed option, that’s as close to nature as possible. Unlike many other breakfast cereals in the supermarket, there’s no marketing gimmicks when it comes to good ‘ol oats! Oats have a low GI, meaning they release energy over a sustained period of time, not to mention …

Strawberry Milk for Restoring Your Hormonal Balance

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Estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisol and insulin. Our body’s “chemical messengers”. As with everything that our bodies are made up of, these little guys are pretty important to keep balanced, because if not, they can cause all sorts of upsets. They affect the obvious hormonal issues such as infertility and irregular periods, but they also play a part in weight gain/loss/maintenance, fatigue, anxiety, depression, libido, digestive issues, insomnia, appetite, even hair thinning and hair loss. Hormonal imbalance can be caused by a number of factors, among them are…

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 …