11 July 2016

LENTIL, RICE AND KALE STUFFED PEPPERS, WITH TOMATO SAUCE

LENTIL, RICE AND KALE STUFFED PEPPERS WITH TOMATO SAUCE

Don't you just luuuv stuffed peppers! Well, if you are my age, I bet, you do :-). They are without doubt one of my favourite childhood dishes. They bring back memories of hot summers in Austria: garden, ping pong table, badminton, old lopsided wooden shack, 'Tante Finni' hiding in neighbour's garden... and... paddling pool. Just big enough to provide some cool and lots of entertainment for us girls (well once you were finished filling it with buckets and buckets of hot water to take the edge off the cold from the garden hose), and most definitely big enough to create a big mess on the grass at the end of the day - what fun!

6 July 2016

QUINOA-OAT BREAKFAST

QUINOA-OAT BREAKFAST

Almond-flavoured, honey-sweetened, creamy oats, mixed with popping nutty quinoa, sprinkled with tangy-sweet dried cranberries, crunchy pecans, or a handful of colourful jewel-like raisins, fresh or dried fruit - my current idea of breakfast heaven - YUM! 

QUINOA-OAT BREAKFAST

As we know, one must start ones day with breakfast! A study conducted by the Harvard School of Health found that breakfast reduced the risk of heart attack and heart disease in men by 27%! Not convinced yet? Then maybe read here or here for more. Quinoa-oats are not only healthy and delicious, but on top, super filling. Packed with proteins (quinoa) and fiber (oats), they not only provide tons of energy, but make you also feel full for longer. Bye-bye uncontrolled morning snacking! They prevent your blood sugar from doing double-somersaults, and even boost your concentration. What do you want more?