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


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,… Continue reading Detox papaya juice with ginger and Maca (belly fat reducer)

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.… Continue reading White fish pappilotes with Camembert and Mushroons

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… Continue reading Arugula and papaya salad with ginger dressing

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… Continue reading Yummy coconut popsicles

Ice cream & avocado dessert

If you like avocados you need to try this dessert! Simple, light and cool for the not so many days of summer that we still have ahead of us. I always loved milk shakes made with avocado and milk, this time I thought I would add ice cream to get something similar to my Papaya… Continue reading Ice cream & avocado dessert

Ice cream & papaya dessert

This is our favorite dessert for the summer, of for a fast light dessert, simple, easy, fast preparation, a big hit! Combine vanilla ice cream, or frozen yogurt, with papaya, blend it, add a splash of Cassis liqueur and you will have the tastier and more exotic dessert ever! Ice cream and papaya dessert 1… Continue reading Ice cream & papaya dessert