Greek Yogurt Sauces

Get the most out of greek plain yogurt! It is versatile because of it is unflavored, it easily absorbs different flavors. It is packed with powerful protein, 23 grs of protein per serving, that makes you feel fuller for longer periods of time. It provides probiotics, wich contributes in a healthy digestive system. It is a low-calorie food, if you choose the plain non-fat kind, because it doesn’t have any artificially added sugars.

This is the easiest way to add flavor to your food! Combine thick greek plain yogurt and a spice of your choice and you can pour it over eggs, tacos, quesadillas, stake, poultry, fish. Greek yogurt is the perfect substitution to sour cream or mayo. Here are some great examples: Continue reading

A Twister went through my garden!

Well a few weeks ago a twister came into my garden. My fig tree broke and went down, my artichoke bush was completely destroyed, Tomato and zucchini flowers flew. Very sad and scary to deal with force of nature. The good news is that I lifted and put a “bandage” around my fig tree trunk. Looks like it worked, it is still green and alive. The artichoke bush has reborn, It is a little little bush now, I might not have any artichokes until next summer, but it is alive too. Few cherry tomatoes and zucchini are growing. And today I harvested TWO beets! One purple and one white. I made a nice salad with them and feels so good that after all the trouble, I was able to eat something from my garden, that I harvested with my own hands and I am certain it is completely organic!

SIMPLE SALAD WITH ROASTED BEETS AND GORGONZOLA CRUMBS

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Hamburguers with a surprise inside

I am a big fan of hamburgers and of blue cheese, so why not put them together?! I prepared this amazing patties and stuffed them with blue cheese, the result was delicious!! They were juicy and with the flavour of the blue cheese they didn’t need anything else (ketchup, I don’t like ketchup).

They are compatible with a low-carb and/or keto diet, gluten-free (no bread crumbs), healthy. Serve them with a simple salad or steamed vegetables.

BLUE CHEESE STUFFED HAMBURGERS 

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Chicken Salad

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This is kind of my version of the traditional Waldorf Salad. I like it so much because it is so simple and it can be prepared ahead of time. All of its ingredients are delicious and creates balance between them. I don’t use apples, instead, I use black seedless table grapes, they are so sweet that add a very nice flavor to the salad. And for the crunchiness I add jicama. This is another recipe where I integrate mexican ingredients to a traditional american dish.

Jicama is a root originally form Mexico. It has a very fresh and crunchiness consistency. It is very low-calorie and it is a very good source of fiber.

Enjoy!

CHICKEN SALAD

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Chimichurri

This time I prepared this wonderful little lamb chops and I made a chimichurri sauce that goes perfectly with grill stake. Chimichurri is a green sauce that comes from Argentina. Originally it is prepared with parsley, but I used cilantro instead. It is delicious and it is the easiest sauce to prepare, basically you just throw all the ingredients in the blender and ready!!

CHIMICHURRI

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

If you are craving for pizza, but looking for a healthier option, you don’t have to look anymore. This cauliflower crust is full of flavor with Asiago cheese, oregano, basil, garlic. Then spread this delicious crust with an aromatic salsa and the toppings of your choice. You can be creative! You may make a pepperoni, chicken or vegetarian pizza.

So if you are following a low carb diet, a gluten-free diet or a vegetarian diet, this meet all the requirements! Enjoy! It is just delicious and you are going to love all the aromas in your kitchen!

CAULIFLOWER CRUST PIZZA AND TOMATO SAUCE

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Poached egg on a portobello

With this prefect breakfast you will start your day in the best way! Low carb vegetable, healthy fats and protein. Lay a poached egg over a cooked Portobello sprinkle some red pepper flakes to add some spiciness and then let the runny yolk be your creamy sauce.

POACHED EGG ON A PORTOBELLO 

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Artichokes from my garden!

Have you seen an artichoke flower fully bloomed? I’ve been saving this post so I can show you how beautiful an artichoke flower is. I harvested some artichokes from my backyard and I left one so it could bloom and I could admire such a beauty. I documented on pictures how it was changing. It actually took 3 weeks from the first picture you see to the last one I took. So Admire this amazing flower in its blooming stages.

Talking about food, in this case artichokes, I prepared hearts of artichokes with a mexican twist. Artichoke is low in calories, rich in fiber and antioxidants, minerals, and helps lower cholesterol. I am so glad I grow this beauty in my backyard. And I gave myself this flower as a gift for my 100 post!! Can’t believe it I have enjoyed blogging so much!!

HEARTS OF ARTICHOKE WITH JALAPE˜ÑO AND CHEESE

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Ginger-Lemongrass Stir Fry

I’ve mentioned that I have some plants in my backyard. Among them, I have some lemongrass. I use it to infuse water or make tea, which by the way it is very good for an upset stomach. This time I decided to use it in my main dish, a stir fry. I combined it with ginger and the flavour came trough nicely. I paired it with some brown rice that I cooked with garlic and cilantro. If you are following a low carb diet you can omit the rice and add more veggies and you will end up very satisfied. It is delicious as is, but you can be creative adding different kind of vegetables or switch red meat for chicken. Enjoy!

GINGER-LEMONGRASS STIR FRY

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