A can of chickpeas has become one of those must-have kitchen essentials to me lately (just like a box of pasta, oats or eggs). Including protein in every meal doesn’t always have to equal meat or dairy products. There are a lot of other great sources of protein, such as lentils, nuts or chickpeas. Every now and then, I like to purposely add a vegan meal to my diet and today’s super healthy chickpea salad with grapefruit & avocado is one of my favorites!…
I’ve been a fan of zoodles (noodles made of zucchini) for a while now. I started swapping out regular pasta for zucchini noodles about a year ago when Mike and I tried to skip carbs the entire month of September but still wanted to continue our Sunday tradition. Funny enough, I found it to be just as satisfying as a plate filled with normal spaghetti bolognese. For the past 12 months, I have been using a julienne peeler which worked fine but made the process of making zoodles just about as time consuming as baking a cake….
As much as I love my poached eggs in the morning, I also can’t get enough of breakfast bowls. Whether they are fruity smoothie bowls, a deep purple acai bowl or a warm quinoa bowl, they are a great way to start the day. Another reason that I love those photogenic breakfasts is that I personally find them the easiest way to incorporate a vegan meal into my diet every once in a while….
I am not typically a person who actually reads cookbooks. I buy them according to recommendations and then occasionally flip through them when I am in the mood to try a new recipe. Most of them end up collecting dust on the windowsill or as décor in various corners of the living room. Either way, cookbooks have never accompanied me to bed or on travels. Until now, that is. A few weeks ago I started taking a closer look at my personal diet and making some changes to only feed my body what it deserves, fresh, wholesome foods that are loaded with energy and lots of other good stuff like vitamins and minerals….