All posts tagged: Healthy

Chicken and vegetables stir-fry

A few weeks ago, we got a wok. I know, so 2002!  But hey, we are usually late to all the parties. So during the last rainy weekends we’ve been experimenting with some recipes and we have finally created our own. It’s delicious, quite healthy and low in carbohydrates, so you won’t feel guilty eating a nice chocolatey pudding afterwards (the purpose of all our low in carbohydrates recipes). You will need: 2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces 1 big red pepper, finely sliced 1 red onion, finely sliced 1 small head of broccoli, cut into small florets Lots of mushrooms, finely sliced 2 spring onions, finely sliced 2 cloves of garlic 2 red chillies, finely sliced Extra virgin olive oil Sesame oil Soya sauce Salt Fresh coriander (to taste) Heat one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in your wok. Season the chicken with a pinch of salt, then add to the wok and stir-fry until it’s golden. Remove from the wok and reserve. Now heat one tablespoon of extra virgin olive …

Sweet & soft almond bites

This is one of our latest and happiest experiments in the kitchen. Lately we’ve been trying to cut down on sugar, mostly because we are scared to death every time someone puts a sugar cube in front of our face (or anything containing sugar for that matter).  In case you don’t know: sugar is the devil. And we thought that the worst thing that could happen to us was gluten… As if! Nowadays sugar is society’s worst enemy. Honestly, we can’t keep up with all the things that are terrible for our health. Obviously, we know that all those food-related hate speeches that periodically take over our society are mostly trends that come and go and, even though sugar is not the best thing for you, the key is moderation. However, I have to admit that lately I’ve been rethinking a few of my recipes, mostly the ones that involve sugar. Baking is not the same anymore. I guess we are easily influenced and as a result we think twice before baking one of those …

Summer aperitivo

Summer is here! We don’t know for how long, but we are so very happy to welcome high temperatures and sunny days! Last weekend we organized a little aperitivo in our terrace to celebrate, just because. As much as we love chips, we are trying to eat better, so we usually avoid processed snacks and try to create our own. Here you have our three favourite, ridiculously easy recipes to prepare your very own little Summer party. Plus a cocktail, of course.

Quinoa and roasted vegetable salad

What a surprise, you might say. Another Hemsley & Hemsley recipe? Well, since we bought their book we have been hooked. The recipes are super healthy and extremely delicious. And they gave us an excuse to have this for pudding. Or this. Or even this. It’s all about balance, you know ;)

Moroccan chicken stew

This Moroccan chicken stew is absolutely delicious. We might even say that it’s the best recipe we have ever shared with you on the blog. Yes, my mum’s pizza recipe was fantastic. Yes, this salad was pretty epic. Yes, this burger was amazing. And what can I say about my favourite pasta? Outstanding. But this juicy, spicy chicken stew is just perfect. It melts in your mouth, the sauce is mouth-watering and it tastes even better the day after. We found the recipe in the Hemsley and Hemsley book, which has become one of our favorite cookbooks. Of course, we’ve made a few tiny changes like we did for this other recipe from the book.

Roast carrots and avocado Winter salad

This weekend has been all about nesting and, even though we wanted to indulge into all the junk food in the world, we have managed to stay quite healthy-ish (apart from the occasional chocolate debacle on Sunday). However, we’ve still had some delicious dishes on our table. This wonderful warm salad feels like a treat although is full of vitamins, proteins and nutrients. It’s our take on one of Jamie Oliver’s recipes from this book. Our version is a little bit lighter than the original because we have avoided the bread and the soured cream and have added a little bit of protein in the form of crispy grilled chicken. Here you have the recipe…

Broccoli, pea and basil soup

A couple of months ago we bought the famous healthy recipe book by the Hemsley sisters, The art of eating well, and since then we have tried some of their recipes in an attempt to eat more greens and step up our healthy lifestyle game. Well, the recipes are surprisingly good! They cauliflower crust pizza has become our absolute favourite dinner treat and the courgetti puttanesca are simply amazing. We are not going to lie: real pasta and cheesy pizza are better. But these options are healthier and they taste remarkably good as well. So, since it’s all about balance… why not including these better for you versions in your weekly menu? And then you can have chocolate for pudding. That’s what balanced diet means, right?