PIRI PIRI HEMP HEARTS

PIRI PIRI HEMP HEARTS

I’ve been eating hemp hearts for a while now. They are super nutritious and a great source of protein as well as vitamin E and minerals, such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, and zinc. I decided to jazz them up with a 

SUGAR-FREE MERINGUES

SUGAR-FREE MERINGUES

These are a nice sugar free option for anyone who loves meringues. I used monk fruit sugar to make the meringue and it works. Xylitol also works well with this recipe. You do get that cool sugar alcohol taste, but it’s not too bad and 

PICKLED RED ONIONS

PICKLED RED ONIONS

You will find a lot of recipes for pickling onions. Some put sugar, or mustard seeds, some add bay leaves and pepper flakes. I kept mine simple – 2 ingredients and then you can add it to so may dishes. Salads, rice bowls, avocado toast. 

NUT & SEED CRACKERS

NUT & SEED CRACKERS

I saw these at a Danish bakery in London and thought what a great idea for a low carb cracker. It’s filled with nuts and seeds and held together by eggs. I used the biscotti method for baking it which is twice baked. This makes 

BROCCOLINI LENTIL SALAD

BROCCOLINI LENTIL SALAD

I love beluga lentils, and I love broccolini. Put those two together and scatter with chilies and I’m happy. I made this for my friend’s birthday. She has become a vegan so my challenge this year was to make an exciting, interesting, and delicious dinner. 

CHIA HYDRATOR

CHIA HYDRATOR

This is my go-to drink after swimming. It rehydrates me, replenishes my electrolytes, and gives me some protein and fiber from the chia seeds. Chia seeds have so many health benefits and this is a nice way of getting them into your diet.

RED LENTIL PASTA WITH SAUSAGE

RED LENTIL PASTA WITH SAUSAGE

I’ve never been a fan of pasta alternatives, but now that there is more of a demand for them, I have found that there are some really good ones on the market. When it comes to red lentils, I only eat them in a soup 

CHIA LEMONADE

CHIA LEMONADE

Chia lemonade, also known as chia fresca, is lemonade with chia seeds for added benefits. Refreshing, full of fiber and perfect for hot summer days. So how is mine different from your average lemonade? I use stevia for sweetness which makes this sugar-free. Most lemonades 

JALAPENO CHEDDAR BISCUITS

JALAPENO CHEDDAR BISCUITS

I’ve made many variations of this biscuit. This jalapeno cheddar is my newest one. It tasted like cornbread. The almond flour gives it the cornbread texture. It’s also keto friendly.

ZA’ATAR SPICED TURKEY MEATLOAF

ZA’ATAR SPICED TURKEY MEATLOAF

I like to change things up with ground meats. I’m usually making meatballs with turkey or chicken instead of the usual ground beef. I tried this meatloaf with ground turkey. Since turkey is quite bland I added a lot of ingredients to it. The result