Kohlrabi and edamame salad

Kohlrabi and edamame salad

When I was a kid and my mother took me to visit my grandma, there was a vegetable garden there. I was very rarely fed any vegetables, especially raw, actually only when visiting grandma. She used to take me to…

Roasted mixed vegetables

Roasted mixed vegetables with lentils and brown rice

This is a very nutritious, properly balanced meal. There is a lot of protein from lentils, complex carbohydrates from both brown rice (richer in nutrients than white rice) and lentils, some olive oil to absorb fat-soluble vitamins as well as…

Bell peppers and cucumber salad

Bell peppers and cucumber salad

This salad is very refreshing on a hot summer day. It is also a vitamin and antioxidant bomb, rich particularly in vitamin A and C. I absolutely love the colors and could eat it every single day. It is very…

Stir-fried okra with bell pepper

Stir-fried okra with bell pepper

I tried okra for the first time only two or three years ago and since then I cook okra dishes quite often because I really like it. In combination with red bell pepper, this dish is rich in vitamin C,…

Napa cabbage with onion and Thai pepper

Napa cabbage with onion and Thai pepper

I ate a similar dish in a Chinese hotel in Dili. It contained also deep-fried tofu and another green leafy vegetable, probably water spinach (kangkong). I loved it and re-created it, although not exactly the same way. Water spinach is…

Eggplant spread

Eggplant spread

This recipe was inspired by the Levantine dish called baba ganoush, but I modified it a little bit. I actually made it without looking at any recipe and only afterwards when I read a couple of them I noticed that…

Chickpeas and sun-dried tomatoes spread

Chickpeas and sun-dried tomatoes spread

This spread is an excellent source of protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fat. It is also high in dietary fiber, vitamin K, vitamin C, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese. Both chickpeas and avocado…

Celery and bell pepper salad

Celery and bell pepper salad

It is a great and refreshing salad for a hot summer day, an excellent source of vitamin C, A, K as well as other vitamins and antioxidants. It’s easy and quick to make and the colors will brighten your day….

Whole grain tortilla and hummus “cake”

Whole grain tortilla and hummus “cake”

This “cake” is great for a summer lunch. Although it does not look like, it is very satiating. It could be shared between four people. It is an excellent source of protein (see: amino acid score for chickpeas), complex carbohydrates…

Coconut curry with chickpeas and vegetables

Coconut curry with chickpeas and vegetables

Although coconut saturated fat content is high, there is apparently no reason to be afraid of it or to avoid it. I talked to a doctor in East Timor where coconuts are abundant and commonly consumed. He told me that…