Nicole’s EARTHY WHITE BEANS & BEET GREENS SOUP

EARTHY WHITE BEANS & BEET GREENS SOUP

This earthy soup reminds me of winters in Italy 🙂 Rich of flavor as well as fibers, vitamins and minerals. For this recipe I used beet greens, as I buy beets often and I like to use as much as I can of my food, discarding the least possible. You can definitely use the leafy greens of your choice: kale, spinach, collard, even cabbage. Enjoy! Continue reading “Nicole’s EARTHY WHITE BEANS & BEET GREENS SOUP”

Nicole’s GLUTEN FREE GARLIC CAULIFLOWER MASH & CINNAMON ORGANIC MASHED SWEET POTATOES

Gluten Free Garlic Cauliflower Mash & Cinnamon Organic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Today I am recommending you two different options to your usual mashed potatoes: Gluten Free Garlic Cauliflower Mash and Cinnamon Organic Mashed Sweet Potatoes. These are incredible dishes, full of flavor and extremely nutritious! When planning your Thanksgiving meal, make sure you try them out: this way you can offer your guests both a savory and a sweet choice. They are easy to make and you can prepare a small or as big of a batch as you need (go big, I assure you there won’t be any leftovers!).

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Nicole’s ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH, BRUSSEL SPROUTS & CRANBERRY MEDLEY

Roasted Butternut Squash Brussel Sprouts & Cranberry Medley

Left over squash?! Hehe, I do get around plenty of it lately 😉 Put together a quick & delicious side dish, perfect to pair with your turkey, chicken or pork chop. You can start with your roasted squash leftovers (or a raw one), grab a packet of frozen (or fresh) Brussel sprouts, and throw in a handful of dried cranberries. Dress it with some extra virgin olive oil or a homemade honey-mustard vinaigrette…Et Voila’! Continue reading “Nicole’s ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH, BRUSSEL SPROUTS & CRANBERRY MEDLEY”

Nicole’s FRESH CRANBERRY ORANGE CHUTNEY

Cranberry Orange Chutney

One week till Thanksgiving! I had been planning on sharing few different recipes for your Holiday menu, but had two very hectic weeks and little time to blog! I will try to catch up and post some healthy & easy ones during the next few days. Mostly little twitches to your traditional dishes, to keep it classic, tasty, AND healthy 🙂

First on the list: Cranberry Orange Chutney. Let’s not give into the canned cranberry sauce! Not only it is loaded with sugar, but also preservatives. It’s so easy to make your own with a handful of ingredients and only takes few minutes. Continue reading “Nicole’s FRESH CRANBERRY ORANGE CHUTNEY”

Nicole’s ORGANIC BEET SALAD with BALSAMIC CARAMELIZED ONIONS & GOAT CHEESE

Organic Beet Salad with Balsamic Caramelized Onions & Goat Cheese

The other day while doing my grocery shopping I found some incredible Organic Golden Beets, and had to get them! I roasted them and today decided to make a salad I love! It is a great combination of flavors, and (as usual 😉 hehe) packed with a lot of nutrients you need to keep healthy and happy.

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Nicole’s CREAMY PUMPKIN & SWEET POTATO SOUP

Creamy Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup

Last pumpkin recipe…for the week, I promise! Hehe 😉 I obviously can’t get enough of it! And soups too. I love how you can make a big batch, refrigerate or freeze them, and they are always a good option.

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Nicole’s ORGANIC KIDNEY BEANS & SARDINES SALAD

ORGANIC KIDNEY BEANS & SARDINES SALAD

Legumes are a very important staple food in my diet. I enjoy them in all kinds of ways: soups, spreads ( ❤ hummus), curries, rice…and a lot of different salads. They are extremely versatile and the perfect to-go lunch to take to the office.

This salad is quick & easy, fresh, fulfilling and packed with all the nutrients you need to go through your day. Continue reading “Nicole’s ORGANIC KIDNEY BEANS & SARDINES SALAD”

Nicole’s ASPARAGUS & EGGS with SRIRACHA SAUCE

Asparagus & Eggs with Sriracha Sauce

Another quick an easy everyday recipe for you today 🙂

Asparagus are high in folate (folic acid), fibers, potassium, thiamin, vitamins B6, A and C, with no fat and no cholesterol. If you never had them with eggs you have been missing out! Seriously! Besides being a perfectly balanced nutritious meal, this dish is a great combination of flavors. I used to put a bit of Tabasco on my scrambled eggs back in the day, until I tried Sriracha. Oh boy! It’s delicious! Continue reading “Nicole’s ASPARAGUS & EGGS with SRIRACHA SAUCE”

Nicole’s CHICKEN AVOCADO & JALAPENO BURGERS

Chicken Avocado & Jalapeno Burgers

Today I was thinking about posting the recipe of my ‘bomb’ Tacos, but instead decided to share this variation to the usual “Taco Tuesday”: Chicken Avocado & Jalapeño Burgers. Literally one of the best burgers I’ve had in my life! Quick and easy to prepare, super tasty and fresh with cilantro and a squeeze of lime. The whole serving size (3 of them), barely packs 400 calories of awesome proteins and good fat. Can’t get enough of them! ❤ ❤ ❤ Continue reading “Nicole’s CHICKEN AVOCADO & JALAPENO BURGERS”

Nicole’s PUMPKIN SPICE ORGANIC RISOTTO

Pumpkin Spice Risotto

So after the success of the Nicole’s ORGANIC GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN PIE recipe I posted yesterday (over 200 hits!), I decided to give you a couple of more dishes that involve pumpkin. After all, if we don’t take advantage of it now, when then?!

Risotto is one of my favorite ways to prepare rice: must be my Italian roots! Continue reading “Nicole’s PUMPKIN SPICE ORGANIC RISOTTO”