Month: July 2015

Watermelon Salad‏ with Basil Oil & Pumpkin Seeds Recipe Whole Food Republic

Watermelon Salad‏ with Basil Oil & Pumpkin Seeds

As the juiciest fruit of summer, is there such a thing as savoring too much watermelon? I think not. Healthy and delicious it’s such a wonderful summer treat. It’s ideal by itself, but then again it’s also fantastic in a salad. And here, as the star attraction. Light and refreshing, this super easy watermelon basil […]

Lemon Risotto with Lemon Balm Pesto

Lemon Risotto with Lemon Balm Pesto

This delicious and easy no-stir risotto creation, with its lemony flavor really brings back a touch of summer sunshine. I like to top my risotto with a lemon balm and basil pesto, it’s simply delicious and adds a bright, fresh flavor to a traditional dish. Lemon balm, despite its name, doesn’t taste like lemons, but […]

Whole Food Green Smoothie with Swiss Chard, Cucumber, Celery, Ginger, Lemon, Apple

Healthy Summer Green Smoothies 3-Ways

Knocking back a concoction of powerful nutrients in one drink is a great way to give your body a super-charged start to the day. Smoothies are a great way to incorporate loads of nutrients and health boosting antioxidants into your morning routine. With local strawberries in full season for the greater part of June and […]

To Chill or Not to Chill? Storing Fruits and Vegetables: Tips from the Farmer's Market

To Chill or Not to Chill? Storing Fruits and Vegetables: Tips from the Farmer’s Market

I shop regularly, actually daily, but it’s sticky hot this summer in Hamburg and so I’m finding it hard to keep things like tomatoes fresh. Despite the inordinate indoor temperature, there are a few food items that we should avoid exposing to frigid temperatures. Many think, food should be kept well chilled to increase its […]

Orange-Infused Couscous with Cherries and Arugula Recipe

Orange-Infused Couscous with Cherries and Arugula

I really love couscous in salads and the way those tiny semolina granules have the ability to keep you feeling full and satisfied. With summer in full swing, and a battery of salads already behind me, I’ve been after more light and tasty main meal salads–ones that aren’t just all about well…“lettuce”. This one is […]

Fresh Lemon Balm Pesto with Basil and Cashews

Lemon Balm Pesto

I am always dreaming up ways to incorporate more fresh summer herbs into my diet. Pesto is just the way to do it! This time with fresh lemon balm & basil, cashews, tangy lemon, and parmesan (vegan alert: this also tastes great without the cheese!). Lemon balm is such a lovely herb. So beautifully fragrant […]

Recipe Asian Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Fava Beans & Wild Baby Greens

Asian Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Fava Beans & Wild Baby Greens

I read somewhere that people who eat fava beans (a.k.a. broad beans) have a ridiculously high life expectancy. Not sure how many beans and how often you have to eat them but I’m pretty sure they are super healthy. I first stumbled upon fresh fava beans when I moved to Germany, and to my embarrassment […]

Mango, Avocado and Prawn Salad with Coriander, Chili and Lime

Avocado and Prawn Salad with Cilantro, Chili and Lime

Light and highly flavored, consider this salad a guilt-free indulgence! This south-of-the-border inspired salad is absolutely terrific. It really brings me back to holidays spent in Mexico soaking up the sun and enjoying fresh ceviche served in beach cafes. With the combination of prawns, lime and cilantro this salad is fresh, vibrant and reminiscent of […]

Summer Quinoa Salad with Honey-Lemon-Ginger Dressing‏

Summer Quinoa Salad with Honey-Lemon-Ginger Dressing‏

Sometimes salads can be so so good. Quinoa has been a long-time staple in my kitchen, but it’s only this summer that I have really rekindled my passion for it. Once again, it is becoming one of my favorite thing for adding to salads. Grain-like, but not really a grain, I love it’s wonderfully nutty […]

Spaghetti with Tuna-Caper-Olive Pesto with Tomato

Spaghetti with Tuna-Caper-Olive Pesto

Not only does this dish taste splendid, it’s perfect for when you are simply hungry and are craving something satisfying but don’t have the time (or energy) to cook! Other than preparing the pasta, there is no cooking involved in this dish. It’s a simple pesto that can be pulled together in minutes. For those […]