Chili sin Carne. Who needs meat?
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Chili sin Carne. Who needs meat?

Chili sin carne means chili…

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Homemade Mustard. Easy and non-processed!
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Homemade Mustard. Easy and non-processed!

Making homemade mustard is probably…

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Eggplant Lasagna with Mushrooms. Veggie & Yummy.
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Eggplant Lasagna with Mushrooms. Veggie & Yummy.

Eggplant Lasagna with Mushrooms. There…

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Huevos Rancheros. A great breakfast & brunch option.

Huevos rancheros, which means in Spanish “Ranger’s Eggs” is a popular breakfast dish with eggs, originally from rural Mexican farms. The basic form of huevos rancheros are eggs served on corn tortillas with a tomato/chili sauce. It is often served with rice, refried beans, avocado or guacamole. In its cosmopolitan version, it often comes accompanied with dairy products such as sour cream and cheese. This is an easy dish to make however it requires some preparation: the refried bean paste, the tomato sauce and the fried eggs require some cooking and then some mounting. However this is one of the best dishes I know for late mornings (even better for hangovers mornings) or for brunch with friends (up to 6 people otherwise the coordination of the fried eggs might be…

Lentils with Red Onions, Vinegar and Cilantro

There are a few things a vegetarian blog needs to have. Among them, a lentils preparation recipe. Lentils are a must for everyone. They increase slow-burning energy, help prevents digestive disorders and would even have a positive impact on the heart health. And for the vegetarians, they are a great source of protein (26% of lentils calories are attributed to proteins, and after soybeans, they are the number one source of proteins in legumes). But not only: of iron too (also an important element that vegetarians need for a healthy diet). And to end the list of the amazing properties of this legume, it is also low in calories despite all its nutritional benefits. And we understood that a long time ago. Mankind has been eating lentils for a looooooong time,…

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio. An Italian classic in a blink of an eye.

Spaghetti aglio e olio, is part of the recipes that should be present in everyone’s SOS cookbook for those days when you do not know what to cook and when your fridge is empty. My recipe is the version that can be done with very simple ingredients that one can easily find in a cupboard or in the freezer. This dish is a very traditional Italian dish from Naples. This very simple dish consists in sauteeing pressed garlic in olive oil, adding up dried red chili flakes, mixing it with spaghetti. To season it, one can add chopped parsley (or even dried parsley) and grated parmesan. As an interesting anecdote, this recipe is also a great one for vegans, as according to some traditional recipes, cheese (may it be parmesan…

Stuffed Zucchini with Cream Cheese, Dried Tomatoes & Mushroom

So before we start this Stuffed Zucchini recipe, again a little review of the magical zucchinis. First of all, you may have known this vegetable under the name “courgette”. This might surprise a few of you, but a zucchini is not really a vegetable. It comes from the squash family. Did you know that it can almost reach one meter long? But it never does, as we harvest them around 15 to 25 centimeters. And surprise, surprise… as the squash, it originally came from the Americas (even if the varieties we know today are very different from the original ones and come from Italy from the end of the 19th century). Among their properties we can find a very low score on the glycemic index. It is, however, very high in…

Infused Water with Orange, Lemon, Basil & Mint

Hello everyone, this Infused Water with Orange, Lemon, Basil & Mint recipe might interest different types of people. Some of you might be looking for an alternative to “plain” water. Some of you on the contrary are looking for an alternative to traditional juices. And some of you might be wondering how to stop drinking things from plastic bottles and how to transform your tap water into something more interesting. Since a few months, our house became a plastic-bottle-free-zone. Except for our guests of course, who are free to bring them home if they want to 😉 . Emptying our fridge from plastic bottles has made us think of alternatives to the things we used to drink. First of all: water. Once we started drinking infused waters, we also realized…