Sauces really make a dish. They elevate them to the next level of deliciousness. You can also elevate a dish to a new level of fanciness by creating a sauce to go with it. The French can tell you about this as their cuisine revolves around the five mother sauces: Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, Sauce Tomat, and Hollandaise. You’ll be familiar with Béchamel if you enjoy croque monsieurs and lasagnas. You’ll be familiar with Hollandaise if you love your eggs benedict. But have you ever attempted to make any of these at home? Continue reading “12 Classic Sauces Around the World and How To Make Them”
Most of us know ramen in their convenient, quick, and tasty instant form. But the ramen culture has been intensifying since the 1950s. In Japan, they even have a term: “ramen otaku” for those who dedicate time, document, and blog about their ramen experiences.
Ramen is loved across the world and it could be because of its satisfying slurp and the only way to eat them, or the combination of flavours and wide-range of ramen preparation. Whether you still eat thin noodles prepared in the microwave or have joined the many people who enjoy them at professional restaurant establishments, you may not know that there’s a wide variety of options available for you to even try at home. Continue reading “The Ultimate Ramen Cheat Sheet”
Mango is my favourite fruit. It may be from growing up in Mexico City where mangoes are abundant and I regularly enjoyed Manila mango to accompany my breakfast or even dinner. Or it may be from my multiple travels to India where you can find the most exquisite Alphonso mangoes and enjoy them fresh, in ice cream form or in a lassi (yogurt drink). Or it simply may be because mangoes are bright, delightful and plain delicious. Continue reading “6 Delicious Mango Smoothie Recipes”
If part of your resolutions for this year was to be healthier: eat healthier, lose weight.. etc I got some delicious healthy treats you can try for the morning, midday or even post-workout. Even if you didn’t make resolutions, I recommend these to everyone looking for something fresh, tasty, healthy, easy and yummy.
I can attest to all these green smoothies as I don’t really like the taste of lettuce when I drink from a cup, all of these will make your taste buds, your heart, your tummy and your mind happy. Give them a try! Continue reading “7 Delicious Green Smoothies To Try”
As soon as I tasted these I knew I had to share them with you. I loved them. These protein balls are the perfect post-workout snack or really for any time of day. They are packed full of healthy and tasty ingredients and are just lightly sweetened with honey. I highly recommend them! Continue reading “Protein Cacao Snack Truffles”
Beets like to grow in the Fall, so you might come across them at the supermarket soon. If you don’t like beets, I recommend you try them in smoothie form. The smoothies below featuring beets do not taste like beets; they’re delicious, filling and super good for you. Continue reading “5 Delicious Beet Smoothies To Try”
This green smoothie is full of nutrition and yumminess. The stars in this blend are the delicious papaya and mint. Continue reading “Papaya Mint Smoothie”
These cookies are wonderfully healthy! With just a bit of sweetness to bring out the chocolate and coconut flavors you might be making these often. They are so simple to make, and they’re perfect for summer too with my no-bake variation. Continue reading “4 Ingredient Coconut Cacao Thumbprint Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo)”
Pesto is a classic Italian sauce dish traditionally prepared by grounding and pounding the ingredients in mortar and pestle. It is usually made with garlic, basil, and pine nuts blended with olive oil and cheese. Pesto can be used in a number of ways: with pasta, on bread, with beef, potatoes and even roasted veggies.
This particular recipe is super healthy as its main ingredients are the certified superfood kale, and the healthiest herb basil. It is so delicious too! Continue reading “Super Kale Pesto”
If you love peanut butter and simple recipes, you will love this one. It’s also great for the summer if you are craving something cold yet decadent. This fudge is also dairy, soy, and gluten free! Continue reading “Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Fudge (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)”