Thursday, February 25

Chicken Avocado Wrap with Spinach Dip

Easy to make, this wrap is a balanced healthy option for a light meal. Ok, the photo is not so great, but I can assure it tasted much better!

Chicken Avocado Wrap


2 flour tortilla wrap
1 chicken breast (season to taste. I tried lemon juice, crushed chili and salt)
1 avocado
salad/mixed leaves
cashew nuts

Cook the all chicken breast on a non-stick frying pan just with a drizzle of olive oil. Flake the chicken only after cooked so it keeps juicy and tasty.
Mash avocado with a fork (half avocado in each wrap) and crack the cashews.
Place the wrap on a plate, layer the avocado, chicken and salad leaves, and sprinkle with cashew nuts, and if you want, some seeds.
Serve with spinach dip.

Spinach Dip

Ingredients ( aprox. measurements. Adjust to taste!)

250g frozen spinach
1 cup of oats
3 garlic cloves
1 table spoon olive oil
100ml milk/soya milk
salt and pepper to taste

Defrost the spinach and drain out the water. Dice the garlic and fry it slightly for a few seconds in the olive oil. Add spinach and oats. Add water slowly and keep on stirring until oats are totally cooked. Blend it all. This will create a quite thick paste. Add the milk for a creamy texture. The amount of oats and milk will vary depending on how compact or not you would like your dip to be!
Add salt and pepper to taste. Let it cook at low heat for a wile until you get an even texture.

This is great as a dip, side dish or as a healthier option to pesto on pasta recipes!! Try potato gnocchi with mushrooms and spinach dip... gorgeous!!! Quick, simple and healthy.

Tuesday, February 23

Snack Time!

Banana and Oat cookies - another healthy twist! No flour recipe, with olive oil.


350 to 400g rough oatmeal ( or fine oats. This will make the cookies more textured)
4 ripe bananas, the ripest the best!
2 table spoons of brown sugar
150g cashews or walnuts
4 tbls spoons olive oil
2 tbl spoons cinnamon


Place some baking paper on the baking tray. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.

Mix the oatmeal with the olive oil and cinnamon. Blend the bananas into a puree and add to the previous mix. Crush the cashews into small pieces and add to the dough.

Take a spoon each time and place on the baking tray. Flatten the "scoop" onto a round cookie.

Lower the oven temperature to 180/200 degrees. Cook for until golden. It's up to you if you want the cookies more chewy or crispy.


I could easily have eaten the all sushi roll my flatmate brought home last night by my self, but considering that after months of constant bingeing and a disastrous result of a fair amount of cm increase on my thighs, I have decided to stick to a healthier diet. Or try at least!!!
So I have picked only a few pieces of sushi and filled the rest o the plate with a nice mixed leaves salad, carrot salad and avocado chunks. Sprinkle with some linseeds and sunflower seeds and add a couple of oat cookies to aid digestion! Et Voilà!

Monday, February 22

Salmon and Pesto Pasta

Another meal, another recipe!

This time Salmon, Mushrooms and Pesto pasta.


Fusilli pasta enough for two
Two tbl spoons of green pesto
1 salmon fillet
150g chestnut mushrooms
1 tbl spoon olive oil
2 small garlic cloves
lemon juice
salt and pepper


Season the salmon with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Boil water and but the pasta to cook with a bit o salt.

In the mean time, wash the mushrooms and slice them finely. Dice the garlic and fry it slightly with the olive oil in a wok. Add the mushrooms (season them with salt and pepper) and the salmon fillet as soon as the mushrooms start getting watery. Stir every now and then. Flake the salmon fillet with a fork as it cooks. Cook until the mushrooms start getting soft. Be careful to don't overcook the mushrooms and to don't dry the salmon!!

Add the pasta to the mushrooms and salmon. Add the pesto and stir. Season with salt and pepper to taste, if needed.

Serve with mixed leaves salad and garnish with black olives.

Bon Apetit!

Banana and ALmond Cake - Healthy one!!!

I have tried this recipe a few weeks ago and it is AMAZING! It doesn't take any butter, oil or milk, and just two eggs and little sugar!! Very healthy and indulging. ENJOY!!!


2 eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tea spoon baking powder
3 bananas, very ripe
1/2 cup sliced almonds
250g ground almonds
juice 1/2 lemon
2 tea spoons vanilla extract
1 tbl spoon flour


Pre-heat the oven. Line the base and sides of a baking tin with baking paper.

Beat eggs yolk and sugar for 10 minutes or until pale and fluffy. Stir ground almonds and baking powder. Puree the bananas with lemon juice then stir through almond mixture with the vanilla.

Beat the eggs white until solid. Add to the previous mix in slow and circular movements, adding the four at the same time.

Pour into your tin and sprinkle over sliced almonds to cover the top. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out with some bits of dough still. Allow this to cool in the tin.

Remove from tin and serve with lots of love!


After months saying that I really should make a blog about food I finally decided to create one. This a blog about my Love/Hate relationship with food.

I mainly LOVE food though, so this a place to post my favorite recipes and ideas, places to eat, drink and have fun!
I have been really lazy, so,so far, I don't have pics for my dishes, but I promise that I'll try my best to take them from now on!!

Any comments, suggestions and ideas are very very very welcome!!!