Ohh I can’t get enough of this!! ❤ These vegan Spicy Sriracha Cauliflower ‘Wings’ are to die for, I promise! I was never a big fan of chicken wings, but sure enough I could eat this version everyday 😉
Extremely easy and quick to prepare, serve it as an appetizer, or make it a snack while binging on the latest season of your favorite show on Netflix (#guilty!).
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This is an incredible dessert, worth of a patisserie! Perfect to be enjoyed with a cup of tea, mid-afternoon. The nature of coconut flour allows the cake to stay moist. Most of the sweetness comes from the fruit you decide to use. My best friend’ grandma has this amazing grape-vine in her backyard, and I LOVE to take advantage of those sweet, delicious fruit! I really like the crunchiness of the seeds once they are cooked, but if you don’t particularly enjoy that you can substitute grapes with your berries of choice.
It also freezes extremely well: to enjoy it just place it in the microwave for a minute and it’ll taste like fresh out the oven! (TIP: before storing it make sure you slice and individually wrap in plastic).
Let me know what you think about it!
Nicole 🙂 Continue reading “Nicole’s COCONUT FLOUR & CONCORD GRAPES CLAFOUTIS”
Crab cakes are one of my favorite appetizers: I love them so much that I often make them a meal. These cakes are very light and incredibly tasty! They are great on a bed of arugula salad with fresh tomatoes and a squeeze of lime, or even in a burger bun! You can definitely get creative 😉
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Another quick & healthy recipe to get you back on track after the Thanksgiving ‘shenanigans’. This salad is refreshing and a great combination of flavors: crunchy and light. If you need an additional intake of protein, you can add a hard-boiled egg, a can of tuna, or a grilled chicken breast.
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Well well, given the fact we most likely all had a ‘little’ too much to eat over Thanksgiving, I decided to share my delicious detox soup recipe to get you back on track. A good way to replenish all vitamins and minerals, flush toxins out, and restore your body pH. These fresh alkalizing green vegetables full of potassium and antioxidants will rejuvenate your cells helping your detoxification and cleanse.
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The clock is ticking: a couple of days until Thanksgiving, and you are trying to get ready to select and prepare the perfect meal for your family and guests. Turkey is the “big boy” on the table, but as much of an effort you can put into cooking it to perfection, not everybody will eat it, for a reason or another. Actually, you will most likely end up with plenty leftover: I know, been there – done that! And I’m sure you did too: “Turkey sandwich” for a week! 😉
That’s why I’m offering you this appetizing option to your traditional turkey. YES YES YES, there’s no meat involved, but I assure you the texture is so ‘meaty’, you won’t hear any complain from meat lovers! Besides being very tasty (and obviously a healthy option, hehe), it’s also light so you’ll still have room for all the other delicious food you will be serving!
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How pretty are these carrots?! Well, let me tell you something: they are not just pretty, they are “pretty delicious” too! Another great recipe for your Thanksgiving dinner: add some color to your table! You can find these organic heirloom carrots at your local farmers market, or Trader Joe’s store. Keep it simple. Keep it easy. Keep it healthy 🙂
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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”
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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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”