loin12This is a quick and low-calorie dinner that hides a lot of vegetables. It takes so little time to prepare that you can do it after coming back from work with almost no effort. So if you can’t think what you should make for dinner, this is a great idea to make a colorful and tasty dish. The best way to serve it with is mashed potatoes so here is my little trick on how to them with fewer calories.  No one will notice, and at the same time you will put more vegetables on your plate. More »

soup5I love creamy soups and the great thing about them is that you can smuggle all kinds of vegetables you want your family to eat and they will not know they’re in the soup until you tell them :) .This soup is very nutritious and aromatic. Kale has a rather bland and earthy taste so cooking it down with shallots and garlic gives it more fragrance and a richer taste. I add the frozen peas at the very end so that they don’t lose the bright green color. You can add some roasted baguette or crusty, rustic bread to make sure you have something to scoop out every single drop of this soup from your bowl. More »

09. January 2014 · 2 comments · Categories: Soup · Tags: , ,

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A warm bowl of soup was something that my mom would make every day for us when we were growing up, and would say that it is the healthiest part of our meal for the day.  I drifted away a little bit from making a soup every day but every now and then I make sure we eat some in my family. Especially now, during winter season when it’s so cold and gets dark so early,  a warm bowl of soup seems like an excellent idea to have when you return home from work.  You can do it the day before so that you can just warm it up the next day and enjoy that warm and flavorful bowl of goodness. Some people don’t even think about reaching for cauliflower in the market so I hope this recipe will help you change your mind. The roasting process builds up the cauliflower taste and the little bit of prosciutto (which you can substitute with pancetta or bacon) just brings it to another level.  It’s not only healthy but also low in calories and, what’s most important, very tasty. If you get a large head of cauliflower don’t double the liquids immediately but let it puree first and then add it gradually in order not to make it too watery. More »