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Smashing pumpkin smoothie

SMASHING PUMPKIN SUPER SMOOTHIE

And it was all yelloooow… (me singing 🙂 ) Yeap, this is how my kitchen looks like these days – bright, filled with sweet and uplifting pumpkin scent.

Low in calories and loaded with nutrients, it is no wonder that this humble veggie has been in a spotlight of my autumn season dishes, both savoury and sweet. Talking about nutrients – did you know that one cup (205 g.) of butternut squash contains more than 450% of vitamin A RDI; powerful anti-oxidant which rejuvenates, makes your skin glow and improves the eyesight? On top of that, this one cup contains over 50% of vitamin C RDI (anti-age, cell repair, immune boost), as well as abundance of magnesium, potassium and other vital minerals for a strong and healthy body.* Now, how cool is that?

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Groovie rice salad

GROOVIE RICE SALAD

Hmmm, there are just no ordinary words to describe my latest culinary delight. This jolly and perfectly rounded salad instantly make you go poetic. This is how healthy, energized, and empowering it is. Let the song tell you all:-)

We are living in unpredictable roller-coaster time,

But no worries my friend, things will soon be fine.

Current happening are outside our control,

But this is certainly not a reason to go a wall.

Whenever you are in a need for some groove,

Making this beautiful rice salad is the right move.

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Royal mushroom & walnut pate

ROYAL MUSHROOM & WALNUT PATE

Rich & powerful, yet so smooth and elegant. A true pedigree pate! There are just no words to describe this mighty beauty. Been indulging for couple of days now, and it is getting only better and better. Who would think that such a humble base ingredient as mushrooms, could create such a delicate treat for the palates… Sit down, make yourself cosy, and listen to the full story.

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Quarantine Chickpeas Easter Salad

QUARANTINE CHICKPEAS EASTER SALAD

Hmmm, wondering what to do for upcoming Easter Break… Where should I go? Or maybe I just skip all the travel hustle and stay at home? OK, that was a bit of a black humor there, but in times like these you do need a good dose to remain sane 🙂

In a way, last 3 weeks have been a true eye opener. Spending more time at home, and being “tight” to a beautiful place where I live, made me appreciate everyday little things and my surroundings even more. Distracted by everyday obligations and a hectic tempo imposed solely by ourselves, we had simply forgotten to enjoy all those precious and genuinely fulfilling moments which come for free. I sincerely hope that you have re-discovered at least 3 little joys for a fuller and happier life, which you will continue to nourish once life pace goes back to “normal”. Being a bit cynical with the term normal, but that is the topic for another post. Been pondering and self-reflecting a lot lately, so got a bit side tracked))

Let me come back to those tiny precious joys. For me, one of the most relevant ones, was to remember how a good quality exciting meals can be prepared from the basic cupboard ingredients. Nutrition and creativity should certainly remain our prime focus in the kitchen. It is fun to experiment with exotic ingredients occasionally, but Peruvian strawberries, quinoa, jackfruit, kombucha, or Wakame algae are not prerequisite for a healthy fit body & taste buds indulgence!

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Mediterranean fennel and squash pasta sauce

MEDITERRANEAN FENNEL & SQUASH PASTA SAUCE

Quite often, best things in life come unexpectedly and suddenly. It is that moment when you go “OMG, what has just happened?? Wow, can’t believe it! Pinch pinch!”. Then you pinch yourself to realize it is truly happening and life in all its’ shades is sooo amazing!

This exact moment manifested in my kitchen recently when tasting one of the yummiest pasta sauces ever. And trust me, living in the Western Mediterranean, I have tasted many.

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Rejuvenating smoothie soup

REJUVENATING SMOOTHIE SOUP

Wow guys, sooo happy to share my latest kitchen breakthrough; a meal which instantly became my weekly (nearly daily) menu must do! For the last couple of weeks I keep blending away while singing “I just can’t have enough…” with a big smile on my face. And after the last lick (yes, I admit licking my plate), I start getting chills down my spine thinking: “Man, this is nearly better than s…”.

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