Hot and sour mushroom and tofu soup

For the cold days ahead of us, this soup fills all the requisites: light and filling, packed with protein from the tofu and egg that go along so well  with the 2 varieties of mushrooms. A rich broth made with chillies, ginger and garlic adds heat and a spicy oriental flare to the soup. The… Continue reading Hot and sour mushroom and tofu soup

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Cream of carrots soup

I didn't know a carrot soup could be so decadent until I tried this one. Carrots are cooked with milk, which brings the creaminess that elevates this hearty soup to another level. I adapted from a recipe from Canadian chef Ricardo Larivée , adding some fennel to break up the sweetness of the carrots and… Continue reading Cream of carrots soup

Spicy shrimp in lemongrass sticks

This is the ultimate BBQ shrimp dinner! Plain and simple, easy, full of flavor and done in a blink. It was the first time I've used lemongrass sticks for barbecuing and couldn't believe what a pretty presentation and aromatic effect I got! The original recipe is from Food Network, courtesy of chef Matt Dunigan, I… Continue reading Spicy shrimp in lemongrass sticks

Watermelon and goat cheese bites – healthy appetizer

Nothing beats watermelon in the summer. Cold, crunchy and sweet, watermelon can trick us on eating more than the our normal share of sugars and fibre. We tend to think that because it is a fruit, so healthy and fresh, we're good. In fact this wonderful and pretty fruit comes packed with sugar and as… Continue reading Watermelon and goat cheese bites – healthy appetizer

Sweet spinach smoothie

It might take you some time to get used to the appearance of a large glass of this green fluid standing in front of you before venturing in your first sip. Probably the motivation would be the constant "it's good for you" factor that permeates our lives these days, as a statement that you're in… Continue reading Sweet spinach smoothie

Raspberry, cashew and Greek-yogurt smoothie

I am super impressed with the great smoothie's recipes from the The body reset, the new Harley Pasternak's book. No wonder was sold out so fast. They are delicious and of course, very nutritious since they were created to substitute meals on his diet plan. This is my adaptation of his original recipe called Raspberry… Continue reading Raspberry, cashew and Greek-yogurt smoothie

White chocolate and coconut strawberries

I was so successful with my chocolate strawberries for Valentine's that I had to make them again last weekend when we had company for dinner. Talking about a favorite that also fits my husband's ongoing diabetes-friendly diet! A couple of tricks will help to cut the sugar down, if you need to: dip just half… Continue reading White chocolate and coconut strawberries