Sprouting is one of my favorite things to do. You might not understand the pleasure in seeing those little tails form until you’ve actually done it. The greatest thing about sprouting is that it’s easy, healthy, and delicious. While there are so many things you can sprout, sprouting quinoa is a good start. My other favorite thing to sprout is lentils. So, why sprout? Here is why;
Smoothie bowl ideas are priceless in my book. The more you check mine out, and make your own, is the more you’ll get to know how to pair fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds, together to make delicious bowls. Pairing isn’t the easiest thing. I’ve put some ingredients in mine that didn’t go well, consistency or taste wise. These healthy bowls are better when they look good, taste good, and have just the right texture. That can be tricky. Apple oat bowl is great because it has all the wonderful apple and cinnamon flavor, but thick like ice cream.
I was thinking the other day of how I could make a cheesecake that’s not made of nuts or coconut. Then, by accident, I made such a huge amount of chia pudding and didn’t know what to do with all of it, so I blended it and put it in the freezer. It came out delicious, and I knew I had the recipe I needed to make these chia bars. They are like creamy ice cream, sweet, melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. Raw, healthy, full of goodness, easy to eat right from the freezer.
Squash is great for blending into sauces, soups, and even mixed with fruit in smoothies. Similar to pumpkin and sweet potato, it has a natural sweet flavor and starchy texture that go well with so many other foods.
This has been my first post back after a few long weeks of moving into a new apartment here in Brooklyn. My new place has a great garden that I’m already enjoying with my cat, Sonny (pictures of him coming). I also have a bunch of potted herbs going, and some cherry tomatoes and sweet peppers that I’ll be excited to add in my dishes soon. Feels really good to be getting a much needed fresh start. Summer has been very positive so far, though I’ve missed posting my recipes. And, there is nothing better than a simple batch of healthy cookies to break in my new oven.
Pasta Primavera, or ‘spring’ pasta. This is a traditional Italian dish that is full of fresh vegetables, olive oil, lemon, and garlic. It’s perfect for the warm weather because it’s light. My recipe has some sweetness from the cherry tomatoes and sweet peppers, and fullness from the spinach and basil. It’s the perfect combination, and so simple to make. You don’t need a lot of ingredients to whip this up. Pasta Primavera is a not only a great spring dish, but refreshing for any season.