What are nitrates and nitrites? Nitrates (NO3-) and nitrites (NO2-) are substances naturally present in many fruits and vegetables or added to foods to prolong their shelf life. In this text, we will discuss the subject of nitrates naturally present in foods. In the human body, nitrates and nitrites can be reduced to nitric oxide… Continue reading Can Nitrates from Beetroot Juice Enhance Sports Performances?
Servings: 10 portions Difficulty: Medium Preparation time: 1 hour Ingredients 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil 1 kg of boneless chicken breast, diced into 3 cm cubes 1 onion, diced 6 garlic cloves, sliced 1 large can of unsalted ground or purée tomatoes (796ml) 2 cups of coconut milk (I chose the unsweet Silk coconut… Continue reading No Butter Chicken
Textured vegan protein (TVP), also known as textured soy protein, is a great meat substitute. It is made from soy beans that have been ground, defatted (the soy bean oils have been removed) and dehydrated. Just like many other soy product, TVP has a very neutral taste so you can combine it with all of… Continue reading What is TVP?
Servings: 10-12 portions Difficulty: Medium Preparation time: 1 hour Ingredients 1 teaspoon of sugar 3-4 kumquats, sliced (you can also use 1-2 sliced of orange) 6-8 kumquats, coarsely chopped (you can also use 1/2 orange) 6 eggs, separated 3 tablespoons of lemon juice 2/3 cup of sugar Zest from half of a lemon 1 cup… Continue reading Zesty Kumquat (Orange) Cake
Try out this cookie recipe to enjoy with a warm glass of milk! Servings: 24 cookies Difficulty: Medium Preparation time: 1 hour Ingredients: 1 cup all purpose flour 3/4 cup of brown sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon 2 medium apples, cored and sliced 1/4 cup of unsalted butter,… Continue reading Soft Apple Cookies (Bear Paws)
Servings: 20 bites Difficulty: Easy Preparation time: 10 minutes Ingredients 150 g of smoked salmon 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced 3 tablespoons of minces fresh basil 1 garlic clove, finely minced 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon of lemon juice 1/2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil 1/2 baguette Preparation… Continue reading Smoked Salmon and Bruschetta Bites
Servings: 15-20 vegan meatballs Difficulty: Medium Preparation time: 45-60 minutes Ingredients 1 cup of canned beans, drained and rinsed (I used black eye beans, but you can use the one you like) 2 tablespoons of minced ginger 2 garlic cloves 3 tablespoons of soy sauce 1 tablespoon of sesame oil 1 cup of dry TVP… Continue reading Teriyaki TVP vegan meatballs
Servings: 2 servings Difficulty: Easy Preparation time: 10 minutes Ingredients 1 cup of dry oats 1/2 cup of skim or partially skim milk 1/4 cup of espresso of filter coffee 1 tablespoon of chia seeds 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract 2 teaspoon of sugar 1 cup of light ricotta cheese 1 teaspoon of unsweet cocoa… Continue reading Tiramisu Overnight Oats
Having a balanced breakfast can sometimes take time. However, it is a very important meal that should not be neglected. Here is a quick and easy breakfast idea that is packed with protein and fiber! This delicious Mug Quiche is sure to keep you full and energized in the morning. Servings: 1 Mug Quiche Difficulty:… Continue reading Mug Quiche
Servings: 8 portions Difficulty: Medium Preparation time: 1 hour Ingredients 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil 1/2 large onion, diced 2 medium bell peppers, dices 225 g of white mushrooms, sliced 2 cups of barley, rinced 6 cups (1.5 L) of unsalted vegetable stock 1/4 cup of sun dried tomatoes 1 tablespoon of dried oregano 1-2… Continue reading Vegetable Barley Risotto