Barley is a wonderful grain that is totally underestimated nowadays. It has a chewy texture and it can be used in a various number of ways, from salads to soups. There are two types of barley: hulled and pearled barley. Hulled barley is the most nutritious of the two, containing lots of fiber, selenium, manganese… Continue reading Hulled Barley with Carrots and Dill
This warm salad is amazing during colder times and it’s easy to make and goes well into a detox plan. Lentils are one of the easiest legumes to digest and have been shown to reduce belly fat, while mushrooms, reduce blood pressure and boost the immune system. Ingredients: 200 g champignon mushrooms 150 g lentils… Continue reading Lentils and Mushrooms Warm Salad
My detox recipe ideas continue today with this delicious raw beet and carrot salad. This is a great way to clean and heal your gut. Beetroot stimulates the liver to produce toxin-cleansing enzymes and improves liver function and that’s why they are such a great detox ingredient. Ingredients: 2 beetroots 1 medium carrot spring onion… Continue reading Raw Beet and Carrot Salad
As you probably know, if you have read my first post, in the upcoming days I will post daily a recipe idea that can easily fit into a detox plan. This is the second day and my recommendation for today is this lentil and tomato salad. Lentils are so great, because they provide needed protein… Continue reading Lentil and Tomato Salad
Fluffy couscous mixed with green onions, red pepper and black beans. This makes a great lunchbox filler for a day out; interesting textures and flavors combined in one delicious salad. Ingredients: 85 g uncooked couscous 170 ml chicken broth 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar… Continue reading Black Bean and Couscous Salad
I know I haven’t posted for a while and I apologize for this, but currently I have to find a balance in my life. I’m stuck with school, work, projects, writing and I barely have time for cooking. Nevertheless, I’ll try my best to post more often and keep you updated with the events of… Continue reading Simple Lentil Salad
The Spring Food series continues, so here is the recipe of the day. The grapefruit and arugula are a great combination for a unique and easy-to-prepare salad that can accompany almost any meal. You can even add quinoa or millet to create a more consistent dish. Ingredients: 1 large bunch arugula leaves 1 pink grapefruit… Continue reading Grapefruit Salad with Arugula and Sunflower Seeds
When you don’t have any idea what to cook, just mix some vegetables and you can obtain an amazing salad. Let your imagination fly and try different combinations. Here, I used rice, peas, sweet corn and red bell pepper. Enjoy!