3 Restoring Spring Juices

The sad news about Jess’s passing left me perplexed and turned my beliefs upside down. She was one of the people I really admired and from which I learned a lot. When I first became interested in a natural way of living, I found so much inspiration on her site, “The Wellness Warrior”. Moments like these leave you confused, and so many questions start bouncing into your head trying to …

Super Healthy Breakfast Sandwich plus 3 Fabulous Facts About Avocados

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Avocado is never missing from my fridge. No matter how uninspired I feel one day, if I have an avocado, I know I will be able to put together a delicious meal. In salads, on toast, as a dip, on top of curries and stews, in raw desserts, as a sauce for veggie burgers, in smoothies, with eggs, or just as it is, simple, with sea salt and lemon, avocado is among my favorite ingredients. Creamy, dense, and unctuous, this fruit is a real powerhouse when it comes to nutrients, and has incredible benefits for our health, although some people tend to avoid it given …

A Blueberry Raw Cheesecake For A Special Valentine

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Like every other beautiful thing in our lives, love is definitely worth celebrating more than just once a year. Valentine’s Day is not just a celebration of love, but it’s also one of hope in everything that is right and beautiful. Over here, we have only celebrated Valentine’s Day for about ten years, but we have the lovely tradition of Dragobete, a rural feast dating back thousands of years ago. Dragobete is celebrated on February 24th, and it’s about the beginning of spring, often referred to as “the day when birds are betrothed”. From this date until the end of the first week of March, women in our country wear thin …

The Complete Nourishing Winter Bowl

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Nourishing bowls are the best way to get your nutrients in wintertime. We tend to eat in a hurry, often the same kind of food every day, without fresh ingredients, and we don’t provide our body the nutrients it needs to function correctly and to naturally detox day by day. These nourishing bowls do not come with special recipes, but a balance of the main nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) and also raw and cooked ingredients that really nourish your body and make you feel energized. You can combine any of your favorite ingredients, as long as you make sure the bowl has a little bit of …

Skinny Vegetarian Lasagna with Mushroom Ragu and Spinach

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I love pasta dishes, and when I don’t have a lot of time to cook, I like to duplicate our favorite recipes that we’ve tried in Italy. I don’t remember having any sophisticated pasta dishes over there, so every time I recreate an Italian recipe, I try to keep things simple. I use very few ingredients, extra virgin olive oil, always a homemade tomato sauce, and good quality pasta. When my boyfriend asked about homemade lasagna, I was in a little bit of trouble because I don’t remember seeing a vegetarian version on the menu of any Italian restaurant. I also didn’t want to use too much cheese or dairy in my dish, so it was a really …

No-Knead Bread with Buckwheat, Rye, Seeds and Nuts

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I’m filing some old photos and drinking hot tea. January is having its cold way again, and there’s really nothing much to do outside. I wanted to make some scones to pair them with our afternoon tea, when I realized it’s been quite a while since I’ve baked some bread. The pleasure of mixing the ingredients, the joy of seeing it rise, the lovely baking smell in the whole kitchen, and oh, the crunchy crust! While I try to avoid making bread a constant presence on our table, I wouldn’t give up the good, happy moments baking it gives us, especially …