“Chia, right? Yeah, I’ve heard about that. What’s this again?”
I admit that when I fist bought a bag of chia seeds, I didn’t even know how to pronounce it (BTW, as far as I can tell, it’s ch-ay-a or ch-ie-a – depending on your preferences.)
But soon the little seeds that kind of look like miniature dinasaur eggs grew on me. And now it’s save to say I rarely go on a day without at least a tablespoon of them in my food!
My dad is a terrific salad inventer. He really loves the concept of simply finding random stuff in the fridge and combining them, however odd they might seem together at first! Half a head of cabbage, a few onions, olives, cranberries,… et voilá!
His favourite method of preparing salad is to throw everything into the food processor, shredding the produce in the process and then drown it in lemon juice, balsamic vinegar (his favourite!) and a touch of flax seed oil.
But he’s just got talent because it always tastes really good, often great even. I decided to whole-heartedly trust him when he’s in a salad mood, and just go with it even if my own taste buds are suspiciously eying the combination of parsnip and pickles (ok, well, maybe that one didn’t work out so well in the end after all…)Continue reading…
Is there something that makes you incredibly happy about spring? I surely haven’t really met a person whose spirits aren’t lifted by the sunshine! I smile thinking of the first flowers, easter eggs, going outside without a jacket, walking barefoot in the grass and smelling more life in the air.
Don’t you agree that each season has its distinctive smell? Spring to me smells of fresh, slightly damp grass, earth and sweet tulips.
I find that I am more energized and motivated as the season progresses and grateful for every shade of green that the world around me turns into.
To celebrate a little, I’ve created the loveliest little spring treat! These Avocado Lime Cupcakes are made of plant based wholesome ingredients and are sugar & gluten free to boost. Yet they taste absolutely scrumptious!