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…

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Detox papaya juice with ginger and Maca (belly fat reducer)

I grew up drinking fruit juices. Every kid in Brazil does. Freshly squeezed orange juice is something that the majority of kids have every day and many times a day. Every family has a juicer sitting on the counter top, and a blender, for that matter. Nothing new when fruit abundance is part of life,…

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White fish pappilotes with Camembert and Mushroons

I am always trying to include more fish in our meals. Not so easy with my family though. Salmon and trout are welcome but white fish… they want it fried, preferably deep fried, our favorite way, of course, as most people like too, and we have once in a while, as treat. Way too unhealthy….

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Arugula and papaya salad with ginger dressing

This is a simple and easy salad for those days when you feel like skipping a meal and replacing it with a light, meatless option to get some detox going. Specially after summer holidays, when we indulge too much in bacon and eggs, dips and lots of carbs. The thing is that arugula, combined with…

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Yummy coconut popsicles

Coconut reminds me of summer, always. I remember a “gelateria” in Ubatuba, Brazil, that had some amazing coconut popsicles. Going there in the evening was the highlight of our summer holidays at the beach. They had this white coconut popscicle, with lots of coconut that was my family’s favorite. In my wildest dream I would…

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