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March 14, 2013

Curried Black Beans Patties with Yogurt Sauce

These Curried black beans patties are so tasty; sautéed onion and garlic combined with the curry powder bring up a nice flavour. These patties are so good for lunch. I like to eat them as a sandwich with whole wheat pita bread and some of the yogurt sauce. 

February 12, 2013

Best Thin-Crust Pizza Dough Ever!!

Two medium pizza crust with only one cup of all-purpose flour, one cup of whole wheat flour, yeast and water combined with 2 tbsp. of olive oil to keep the dough from getting soggy.

This recipe is the best; the crust is very thin and tastes yummy. I used my food processor to make this dough, but it also works by hand. This is a very easy and inexpensive recipe for a homemade pizza from scratch.

For the topping, I used some left over pesto sauce, very thin zucchini slices, fresh tomatoes and kalamata olives.

January 21, 2013

Eggplant Frittata

Eggplants or aubergines are naturally low in calories, are fat free and are excellent source of fiber. Yesterday, I made a delicious skinny frittata with buttery sautéed eggplants, garlic and parsley...perfect for breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner!!

January 09, 2013

Panko Crusted Salmon with Barley & Lentils Side

I came across this salmon recipe on one of Ina Garten’s shows. She said that the salmon goes perfectly with the earthy taste of the lentils…she was right; this recipe seems so simple, and yet creates really amazing flavors in no time. I did follow the recipe for Panko Crusted Salmon, but the barley & lentils recipe is one of mine. The parsley and olive oil flavor the lentils and barley so well. Sometimes I add a pinch of cumin as well.

December 20, 2012

Crispy Breaded Oysters Appetizer

These crispy breaded oysters make a fancy appetizer for entertaining. They’re delicious and healthy, without the added fat.  Oysters coated with egg panko and cheese, and then baked until crisp and golden.

If you are an oyster lover, you may want to double the recipe; these baked breaded oysters are so light and tasty.

December 14, 2012

Skinny Banana Coconut Smoothie

After sharing my Avocado Banana Almond smoothie, I thought I would post all my skinny, homemade smoothies. My morning snack is always a healthy, yummy smoothie, full of vitamins and minerals…excellent boost of energy.

Now you might say everybody knows how to make a smoothie…you’re right, but it doesn't hurt to know how others’ smoothies look like and get some new ideas and twists.

The best way to make this smoothie is to use a frozen banana; it gives sweetness and creaminess to the smoothie. Also, by using dried unsweetened coconut flakes, you end up with a natural flavour and a crunchy texture.

I use lactose free 1% milk because you get to taste the coconut flakes and the creamy banana. You can use any unflavored milk, and I say that because I tried it with coconut milk which has this overpowering flavour of coconut and it just covered the natural flavour of the coconut flakes I was looking for.

December 07, 2012

Moroccan Coconut Cookies

Moroccan Coconut Cookies are kind of macaroons, with a gooey texture in the inside and a crisp crust in the outside. They’re my favourite since I was little girl, asking my mom to make them for us.
Traditionally, those cookies are made with finely grated coconut, but I prefer to use coarsely chopped coconut. And because the dough is sticky we use orange blossom water to shape the cookies which gives them a nice flavour, in addition to the lemon zest.

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