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No Cook Snacks: Avocado Toast

No Cook Snacks: Avocado Toast

If it’s also summer where you live I am sure you are as afraid of the oven as I am. My best friend in colder months, the oven becomes the house enemy in July and August. What better time for delicious no cook snacks than […]

Sweet Paul’s Summer Edition is Out [And You’ll Like it!]

Sweet Paul’s Summer Edition is Out [And You’ll Like it!]

Sweet Paul’s summer edition is out. And it’s juicy and colourful and super mouth-watering, so go over there and give it a good read. We start with these fancy and yummy for sure summer cupcakes, then proceed to discussing picnics and burgers. The fish and […]

Did you know you can whiten your teeth with strawberries?

Did you know you can whiten your teeth with strawberries?

image by dudus maximus on flickr

Strawberries contain malic acid, a strong fruit acid that can remove stains and whiten your teeth.

One recipe says mash a strawberry to pulp and add a teaspoon of baking soda. Mix well and apply it on your teeth for 5 minutes. The acids in the strawberry will deeply clean your teeth and the baking soda will whiten them. After the 5 minutes have passed, brush your teeth as you would normally do.

You shouldn’t do this more than once every week, though, as the acid can harm your teeth.

“The seeds could scratch the tooth enamel and the acid could also rob teeth of calcium, so if a person does this method then they must be sure to brush their teeth thoroughly afterward. (“A.C. Associated Content Health”, online).” Karen Wynne

Also,

“Eating crunchy vegetables like broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, and celery is another way to whiten teeth because the natural abrasion helps scrub off stains. (All The Information you Need, p.1, on‐line).”

 

the same source states.

So there you have it, This Foodie just got another good reason for which one should always eat their veggies.

300 Kilos Fresh Tuna in Tokio

300 Kilos Fresh Tuna in Tokio

For most of us Tuna is what you can find in the flaky flesh cans at the supermarket. Or, worse, what your cat eats. But Tuna is a delicacy. Unlike most fish, Tuna’s meat can vary in colour from white to dark pink. The dark pink tuna looks […]

7 Surprising Uses for Olive Oil [Know Your Food]

7 Surprising Uses for Olive Oil [Know Your Food]

Olive oil. Pressed cold from green olives, is one of the healthiest and flavoured oils there are. You used it in salad dressings, for frying and baking low cholesterol sweets. But did you know it can be used as a green cleaner in your house or that it can replace at […]

3 Amazing Vegan Recipes You can Make in 30 Min or Less

3 Amazing Vegan Recipes You can Make in 30 Min or Less

Vegan recipes have always fascinated me. We, carnivores, tend to think vegetarians and vegans are missing out on some of the most delicious food on Earth. But what if it’s the other way around? Check out these amazing recipes and tell me if you’re not thinking about going vegan also?

Ombre Vegan Fruit and Root Salad

Who says vegan food has to be green or ocher coloured? Look at this beautiful fruit and root salad from Golubka! Cut up some strawberries and raspberries, beets and spring radish and enjoy with a bit of olive oil.

Or check out this amazing red pepper vegan lasagna from the same source.

Red Pepper and Baked Garlic Vegan Lasagna

This recipe is made with home-made coconut pasta. I think the idea is great, but if you don’t have a dehydrator, maybe you could just mix the coconut with a bit of flour and lightly bake the lasagna sheets.

A tip from Golubka: If you don’t have a dehydrator you can bake things at 118 F or 50 C and get a very similar result. For me this sounds great, as I am planning for a long time to make zucchini chips. But let’s go back to the lasagna.

The peppers are baked in the oven or grilled, peeled and cut into thin slices. She also makes a baked garlic cream that she mixes with cashew and black pepper.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Vegan Ice-cream

This sounds so simple, yet so tasty. The base of this kind of vegan ice-cream recipe from Clean Green Simple is banana. You slice it up, freeze it and blend it just before serving. A creamy, smoothie-like cream results.

For this recipe, mix the frozen banana with 2 spoons of peanut butter and cocoa. Top with almonds or sugared walnuts. Yum!

Emilie Griottes: The Ultimate Eye (and Tummy) Candy

Emilie Griottes: The Ultimate Eye (and Tummy) Candy

“She wrote back!” I almost shouted to my fellow foodie Anna this morning over coffee. You see, a few weeks ago I had discovered the brilliant and talented Emilie Griottes, her Pantone tarts, her sugar snowed meringues and flavoured butters. Emilie Griottes is a 26 year old […]

Did You Know You Can Get High With Nutmeg? [Spices]

Did You Know You Can Get High With Nutmeg? [Spices]

Wow, plain old nutmeg. Who knew? I use it a lot when making cakes or falafel. Apparently, in its freshly ground form, nutmeg contains myristicin, a psychoactive substance that can cause hallucinations and memory lost. Quoting from Wikipedia: In low doses, nutmeg produces no noticeable […]

Tingly Lemon Tart from Sweet Paul

tingly lemon tart
image by sweet paul

Have you ever tasted a new dish and discovered your absolutely loved a combination of things that you would have never thought of putting together in the same pot before?

It happened to me with coconut and sweet potato, with bacon and chocolate and strawberry marmalade with burgers.

And now I discover this lemon tart recipe from Sweet Paul. It looks amazing. I wonder if it tastes as good as it looks 🙂

He suggest cutting lemons very finely, dipping them in sugar and then laying them on a big square of puff pastry. I think I would cheat and try to sweeten the lemons before adding them on the puff pastry by diving them in boiling sugar syrup. Just bathing them a few times, not actually boiling them in sugar.

I would also consider adding a layer of lemon cream between the pastry and the lemon.

Mmm… must try 🙂

 

Light and Healthy 20 Minutes No Bake Cheesecake

The Official Flag of the Holy Republic of Saturday, this is what this super quick cheesecake should be called. This is a quick to make, delicious and healthy desert. No baking required.