Lunch/Dinner

Stuffed Red Peppers (Capsicums) – My first attempt at making a Vegan Keto dish

For a while, I've been hearing about this keto diet (short for ketogenic diet). It is supposed to be very healthy by making your own body utilize fat instead of accumulating it. I have to say I thought it was rather controversial to suggest that you eat "fat" in order to burn fat. After some careful… Continue reading Stuffed Red Peppers (Capsicums) – My first attempt at making a Vegan Keto dish

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Everything in between

Trying to eat healthy can get tricky sometimes…

That’s what I learned throughout the years and this is what I get asked by people when I tell them I'm a pescatarian. I have been a pescatarian for over 20 years and it hasn’t always been easy. I'm originally from Brazil where meat plays a huge part in the culture, the cuisine and socializing.… Continue reading Trying to eat healthy can get tricky sometimes…

Lunch/Dinner

Gluten-free Gnocchi from scratch

Making gnocchi has always been a tradition in my family. We would get around the kitchen table to give our mom a hand in preparing everything: peeling the potatoes, boiling them to mash potato point, mixing the flour, rolling the dough into thinner strings, cutting the strings into smaller (2 cm length) cuts, then cooking… Continue reading Gluten-free Gnocchi from scratch

Breakfast

Homemade Coconut & Tapioca Yogurt

Making homemade yogurt was always quick and easy when I lived in Brazil. Sure, the constant heat helps the bacteria's job. You leave milk sitting out on the kitchen table overnight and you'll have fresh yogurt (or at least a thick layer of curd) the following morning. My parents taught me this easy task of… Continue reading Homemade Coconut & Tapioca Yogurt

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Happy Eating can be Healthy Eating too

How I figured out that I needed to change my eating habit I was never too concerned about eating healthy in my teens or 20s. I stopped eating meat at 13, but not for health concerns. I never liked the taste or the texture. Although I have always loved and cared about animals, I can't… Continue reading Happy Eating can be Healthy Eating too