I found this beautiful celery “bouquet” at our local vegetable lady in the country and couldn’t resist. Celery isn’t a very popular choice of vegetable usually. But it is so good for you and very versatile. If you just google celery’s benefits you will find out it’s full of antioxidants, great for anti-inflammatory, helps the…… Continue reading Simple Celery Soup
This past weekend I celebrated my birthday with all of my family in America. It was a great party, got to see people I hadn’t for a long time and the food was all great. We did it at my aunt’s house in Newport Beach. She used to own a restaurant for 25 years and…… Continue reading Root lentil salad for a crowd
I have been spending a lot of time at the beach here in Southern california, after work, on weekends, watching the sunset, walking on the beach, swimming (the water is so warm this year, you can easily chill in it which is very unusual), getting seaweed everywhere, watching kids build sand castles, elder couples walking…… Continue reading Red Lentil Hummus
At the farm we’ve been having so many figs. There are 8 fig trees on the property and they are ripe…they just keep coming, at least till beginning of september. The ones we sell are called Strawberry figs, they are small and so sweet and delicious, you eat the skins too. So many figs get…… Continue reading Fig chutney
Wow August already! I’ve started working at this farm called CHINO FARMS, in San Diego county. It is an incredible farm, owned and ran by a Japanese family. It first started in early 1900s when Junzo Chino emigrated to California and started the business. The produce is incredible, everything looks and tastes so darn good.…… Continue reading Summer Cucumber Salad – CHINO FARMS
A couple of days ago, some friends organized a mexican dinner, as appetizers she had made guacamole and vegan sour cream, so I decided to make some chips and a salsa to go with all. These chips are incredible, another recipe found on the blog “Mynewroots”, they are great in taste, a good protein snack…… Continue reading Mexican Tortilla Chips and Salsa!
Nut or seed butters…..yummmmmm!!! Who doesn’t love them?! So rich and fatty and delicious, but the good fats! Still be cautious not to overeat them…;) You can make them using any nut or seed, doing a mix, adding spices and much more. Keeping it simple is good too. Tahini, or sesame seed butter, is used…… Continue reading Making Nut/Seed Butters: TAHINI and NUTELLA
Homemade lemonade…so much better than the supermarket bought one. This recipe is actually from the blog “mynewroots” (link here), which I love and get a lot of inspiration from her. Keeping it simple, here is how you make this really refreshing, summer drink, full of wonderful benefits. • INGREDIENTS • → 1/4 cup (4 Tbls) Goji…… Continue reading Goji Berry & Ginger Lemonade
Sooo, black sesame seed milk….I know, it looks freaky due to its color, but it tastes surprisingly delicious! Sesame seeds are a Great source of Calcium, in fact sesame seed milk is a great drink for women during pregnancy. Calcium is known to be a support for our bones but has many other health benefits,…… Continue reading Black Sesame Seed Milk
I’ve hurt my ankle quite badly a couple of days ago, have been home not able to walk or stand. I’m sure it’s nothing too serious but will go check it out at doctors soon. I started icing it but since yesterday I changed to heat and it is improving. I don’t know if it’s…… Continue reading Carrot soup w/ crunchy Black Chickpeas
Last weekend we had a big party at our house in country. Lots of kids running around, playing with balloons, jumping on the trampolin. After a whole week of heavy rain in the city, thank god it was a sunny and pleasant day so we could spend it outside, taking in much vitamin D from…… Continue reading Simple asparagus-mustard salad
JAMU!!!! This is a drink I found out about while I was in Thailand, but it’s actually from Bali (or better from Indonesia). It is so good for you! It is considered herbal medicine and used in ayurveda a lot, it can be taken in powder or liquid. There are several types but it’s always…… Continue reading Jamu!