19/09/2017

Pasta with pumpkin and peanut butter, vegans rejoice


It is very important that in the vegan diet take care of proper selection of products so that the food contains a full-quality protein. The addition of nuts, pumpkin seeds, wholemeal pasta is what your body need. Pumpkin pasta can be prepared using a special vegetable grater or you can simply buy spiralised pumpkin in the shop. Of course, you can also simply cut the pumpkin on the grater.

Ingredients:
  • 250g of pumpkin cut into spaghetti
  • 100g wholemeal pasta
  • little onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • a spoon of olive oil
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of peanut butter 
  • salt, pepper, chillies

Method:
Cook the pasta. On olive oil fry finely chopped onion and then garlic. Add pumpkin and fry for about 2 minutes until lightly soften. Mix with cooked pasta, spices and peanut butter. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.




12/09/2017

Low carbohydrate breakfast. Fast, thin one egg omelette.


Lately this is my favourite breakfast. Frying such a thin omelette is very quick. It is prepared literally in a minute. If the pan is well warmed up, the eggs are cut off almost immediately. With a little butter taste perfectly. Served with vegetables such as radishes, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes or avocados can be low-carbohydrate and rich in protein meal.

Ingredients:
2 eggs
a teaspoon of butter
salt, pepper

Method:
In a bowl, lightly beat the egg with salt, pepper using fork. Pour on a hot pan with melted butter. Fry until the eggs are cut. Then fry another egg (you do not have to use extra butter because the pan will still have some fat after the previous omelette




07/09/2017

Roasted corn, idea for a tasty dinner.


Corn reminds me of the end of the summer. Corn contains about 86kcal / 100g and is a good source of B vitamins, thiamine, niacin and folate. You can add your favourite spices (I add some chillies) and cheese. Cheese makes this meal nutritious and have good balance between carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Instead of yellow cheese, you can use feta cheese. It can be crushed immediately after baking

Ingredients:

  • 4 corn cobs
  • 50g of yellow cheese
  • chilli, salt
  • watercress


Method:

Cook the corn until it soften. Sometimes it takes 15 minutes sometimes an hour. Then place on a baking tray and sprinkle with spices and grated yellow cheese. Cook until cheese melts. In the end sprinkle with herbs.



23/08/2017

Peach - coconut ice cream. Super snack for hot days and low calorie dessert.


The sweetness of the dessert depends on the peaches. If they are ripe and sweet do not add extra sugar. I like such quick desserts. As a busy mom I would strongly recommend :-)

Ingredients:
200ml of coconut milk light
tbsp desiccated coconut
2 peaches (sweet and ripe)

Method:
Mix all ingredients. Put the mixture it to the molds and freeze.



21/08/2017

Radish leaves pesto, spicy and original addition to pasta, meat dishes or fish.


Every time I bought radish I had to throw away a bunch of leaves. On the blog www.veganbanda.pl I found a super recipe for pesto, which turned out to be very original. I slightly modified it because I did not have yeast flakes. Spicy pesto or sauce can be used as a additive to meat dishes such as grilled or fish. We can also prepare pasta with pesto.

Ingredients:
A bunch of radish leaves
4 tablespoons sunflower seeds (roasted)
4 tablespoons olive oil
juice and zest of half a lemon
3 garlic cloves
salt pepper

Method:
Toast the sunflower seeds in a dry pan and set aside to cool. Zest the lemon and squeeze the juice. Mix all ingredients.



18/08/2017

Avocado chocolate mousse. Healthy and sweet dessert.


No milk, no eggs and very creamy and chocolate. I really did not expect so great taste and consistency. The avocado contains a lot of fat but we do not worry about it because these fats will bring us many benefits. Even on a slimming diet it is worth to eat this fruit. Studies have shown that people who consumed half a day of avocados had lower BMI than those who avoided it.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • banana
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • heaping teaspoon of honey

Method:

Cut avocado in half, remove the pit. Blend avocado and banana with a fork and then mix all the ingredients. Put in to nice glass and place in the fridge for at least an hour.



15/08/2017

Mexican style, giant couscous - my favourite casserole


Giant couscous is my new discovery. When I found out you can buy wholegrain I was in heaven. To prepare this casserole you don't need giant couscous, you can also use normal. However, these large balls have a super texture and make the dish becomes very original.

Ingredients:

  • 200g giant couscous (wholegrain)
  • Red pepper
  • Yellow pepper
  • Red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • can of tomatoes
  • A tin of red beans
  • a can of corn
  • Smoked peppers, sweet peppers, chillies, salt, pepper
  • Fresh coriander
  • A spoonful of rapeseed oil
  • 200g  cheese

Method:

Fry finely chopped onion and then the garlic. Add the diced peppers and fry for a moment. Pour the tomatoes and cook until the sauce is slightly thickened. Finally add beans and corn. Mix with cooked couscous. Put into a casserole dish. Sprinkle with cheese and bake about 20 minutes 180 ° C