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Green & Easy


Right. Its been a while since my last post. The excuse it that I was finishing my dissertation, was very busy at work, have done quite a bit of travelling…oh excuses, excuses! 🙂

Still I have a few amazing recipes to share! Today it is going to be an easy-peasy fantastic side dish.

I love greens. “Greens” I mean various green leaves, salads, spinach, etc etc. They do so much good to the human’s body – no sugar, not to much water, lots of fibre. Recently I discovered something called “Spring Greens”. As well as very easy way to cook it.

Ok, lets crack on!

Ingredients:

  • Spring greens
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Lemon

Preparation:

Get your spring greens and big saucepan of water ready.

Thats the type I used

Wash the greens

Put them on the pot of a slightly salted boiling water and cover it.

Boil until ready: very soft and dark green now. Sprinkle with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Fantastic with white fish!

🙂

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Choco Chestnut Pudding


 

Continuing extra light theme.

Once you are done with your extra light soup 😉 you are ready for a dessert. Well, if you are of course. Probably it would be weird  to have a dessert straight after soup.  Better instead! haha 🙂

Any way! A terrific chocolatiest, lightest and healthiest dessert is in town! Please welcome Choco Chestnut Pudding.

Ingredients:

  • 50 gr dark chocolate (70+% cacao)
  • 100 gr cooked chestnuts (I use this ones) Attanzione: dont buy a chestnut mix. It is salty – for savoury dishes!
  • 1 tb. sp. cocoa powder
  • 5 whole pitted dates (or, if you want a Low GI version, use figs, prunes or blueberries!)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes (can be also called desiccated coconut)
Preparation:
  1. Break the chocolate into pieces and melt slowly in a double boiler and set aside.
  2. Puree the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Add the melted chocolate and pulse until all the ingredients are combined.
  4. Add about 1/2 cups of water and check the consistency. It should be soupy. Don’t worry – it will firm up as it cools! You can prepare a few portions and keep in the fridge for “the case of emergency” 😉

Play with the ingredients proportions – add more choco or berries/fruits if you like. I love it this way!

 




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Tomato Minestrone Soup


Now and then we all have to “go extra light”. The best way to do it is to cut something we realllyyy like 😉 :

  • Salt & Fat

You will be amazed what difference it will make to your body if you exclude these two from your diet (at least khe khe) for a while.

I would like to share with you an extra light and delicious soup recipe, which is perfect for the days when I think: “Mmmmm… I wanna eat something light!”

So, put on your sexy kitchen outfit and start!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth, divided. (Alternatively use 1/2 cube veg stock)
  • 1/4 cup peeled and chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup peeled and diced sweet potatos
  • 1/4 cups chopped celery
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tb. sp. chopped parsely
  • 1 tb. sp. chopped chives
  • 1 cup steamed fresh spinach
  • 1 cup steamed kale
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • Cayenne pepper

Preparation:

In a sausepan combine 1/4 cup of the stock with the onion, celery and sweet potatoes. Sweat the vegetables for 8 minutes over medium heat, stirring. The stock will reduce – time to add the tomatoes and the rest of the stock, simmering until the vegetable are soft. Add the basil, parsley, chives, spinach and kale (the last two have been previoisly steamed, remember?!), and simmer for another 5 minutes. Season with black pepper and a pinch of cayenne. Serve.

This tasty and light soup is made in minutes! Buon apetito!

Portion size: approx. 250 gr. If you want to make more soup, increase the amount of ingredients accordingly.