Although 1 of my favourite colours is black! ..Only one thing beats it by far.. and that's feeling super sexy wearing... NOTHING.. while feeling super fit and healthy from the inside out!
The ones who follow me on Instagram know when I had this marvellous lunch (last week). I know it looks like a spaghetti pesto with chunks of juicy mozzarella.. but as I can't bare gluten I always make my own zucchini spaghetti! I mean seriously.. could you tell the difference? Besides..this way it's way more tastier and also super healthy! In my head I had this idea of making an all green 'pasta'.
This dish ain't no rocket science. If you don't like peas.. leave them out.. if you don't like mozzarella leave it out..just mix it the way you like your 'pasta'.. The base is the zucchini 'pasta' with a simple basil pesto! (I cheated.. I bought mine at the organic supermarket). You can give this dish more depth by adding ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, fresh figs or artichokes hearts...
Curious how I made mine? Scroll down..
Ingredients for 4 sexy bitches:
- 2 zucchinies
- 4 spoons of basil pesto
- a handful of peas (I bought frozen peas)
- 200 gram of raw spinach
- some grated Pecorino
- 2 Buffel mozzarella
- some crushed walnuts
Boil the peas on water. Meanwhile turn your raw zucchini into spaghetti strings (I used my Spirooli). Mix the 'spaghetti' with the basil pesto and set it a side.. Grab a big flat plate and spread out the raw spinach evenly. Divide the 'spaghetti' on top of the spinach. Make sure the peas are cooled of before adding them. We're almost there.. use your fingers to squash the mozzarella in nice bits and devide them over the rest. At last sprinkle the walnuts and pecorino on top and TADAAAAA... a stunning looking delicious pasta which is super healthy.
TIP: There's no need for any extra seasoning like salt or so..as the basil pesto and the pecorino will give that extra pinch the dish needs. If you like you do can add some freshly grinded pepper.
I've been wanting these Mason Jars for quite a while now and after some surfing on the internet I was SOO happy to find this online shop www.masonjar.nl where you can easily order them!! In just about every American household you'll find mason jars and I think it's about time that we join them! I mean they're not just useful to preserve your food in but they also look stunning to serve your home made lemonade, layered desert, smoothies, lunch, layers of salad..oh f#ck..the list is just ENDLES really OH and wait.. you're not going to believe this but you can even turn your old mason jar into a Light bulb! uhuh..that's right.. a lamp.. as in... lightning ..AND it looks absolutely STUNNING!
I prefer to store my food in glass jars then in plastic boxes, this way I'm 100% sure that bad chemicals won't infuse with my food or drinks! Plastic smells and especially when you put them in the dishwasher or a microwave! (I don't have a microwave but..for those who have.. please throw them in the bin asap)
Since I have my mason jars in all sizes I even bring my lunch to work in a mason jar! This works much better for me as the weckpots I had before were always leaking and even one time snapped in my bag..holy crap!! Let me tell you.. my bag wasn't really happy with that! The screw lid is super strong and the glass of the jars is also super thick!
You can use he jars in the freezer, oven but they are an absolute eyecatcher in your kitchen cabinets!
If you google (images) 'Mason Jar', your laptop screen literally will explode with inspiring images 'what great things' you can do with this beautiful simple jar! Last week I was heaving diner at my friend K. and instead of bringing a bottle of wine I brought a big jar with my home made Green Tea Lemonade!(see the image below) We both have a busy work schedule and as it's just the middle of the week we don't feel like drinking alcohol, so this is just a GREAT alternative!
Recipe for 2 litre of Green Tea Lemonade:
- 2 japanese green tea bags
- 6 slices of ginger
- 4 slices of Lemon
- 6 slices of granny smith apple
Use 1 japanese green tea bag for 1 ltr. Add the 3 slices of ginger. Wait till the tea is cooled of and then add the 2 slices of lemon and 3 slices of granny smith apple in each jar. Store it in the fridge with the lid on and the lemonade will be super super refreshing and tasty the next day! I love to drink this on hot summer days but also when I come home after a hard sweaty work out!
Instead of mixing booz with cranberry juice or soda drinks try to mix them with this Iced Green tea, in Asia it's super common to mix your vodka or gin with a cold unsugared green tea.. LOVE IT
Hi there bitches!! Sorry for not posting for quite some time but I was busy with work and re-doing my house! I'm so happy with my new floor! It looks absolutely stunning! (you're thinking: 'shut up and post some damn recipes') Oke oke..back to food... ;)
I never ever cooked with lentils and I never would have thought that I would prep them one day myself cause I don't think they look very tasty..BUT!! When I was in London a while ago I was sooo inspired by the Indian Cuisine where I had my very first Lentil curry... I thought.. F#CK I want to make this myself too!!! So I will post my recipe how I make my lentil curry, but before I do that scroll down below to find out how SUPER HEALTHY Lentils in fact are!!
5 reasons to start eating Lentils:
Studies have found that people who eat high fiber legumes like lentils have a much reduced risk of heart disease. The high levels of folate and magnesium in lentils also go a long way in protecting the heart.
Stabilize Blood Sugar
Due to their high fiber content, lentils help in regulating blood sugar by providing steady, slow-burning energy and balancing blood sugar levels.
High in Iron Lentils are loaded with iron and are a great way to replenish the body's iron stores, especially for people who don't eat red meat like vegans and vegetarians. B Vitamins
Lentils are a great source of B vitamins, most notably folate and niacin (B3). B vitamins are important for the healthy functioning of the nervous, digestive, and immune systems.
Lentils are a great cholesterol lowering food due to their high levels of fiber.
Protein makes up 26% of the calories in lentils and they have the third highest level of protein than any other plant food. It's no wonder that they're a staple in many parts of the world
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