Food & Drink
When one hears the name Audrey Hepburn several words come to mind: chic, refined, svelte, glamorous and elegant. You don't think of spaghetti looking at that waist line. I'm also pretty sure no one has uttered the word slutty either. But alas, I have news for you. Did you know that Miss Holly Golightly ate a bowl of pasta practically every day!! And, one of her favourites was Spaghetti alla Puttanesca - which translates to Slutty Spaghetti! Nope, no joke.more
There are a few reasons why this particular Green Smoothie is my favourite. First, is the two heaping cups of leafy greens that you get. Leafy greens are the number one food you can eat regularly to improve your health and boost weight loss.
Kale, one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet, it a nutrition powerhouse. Not even spinach can come close to the number of nutrients it provides. It has a high concentration of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K and sulphur-containing phytonutrients. Kale is also beneficial for maintaining healthy skin, hair and strong bones, as well as helping with digestion and lowering the risk for heart disease. Not to be outdone, spinach too remains a nutrient dense foods as it is packed with vitamins A, C and folate. It's an excellent promoter of cardiovascular health and magnesium in spinach works toward healthy blood pressure levels as well. Spinach contains kaempferol, a strong antioxidant that prevents the formation of cancerous cells. Finally, it protects your brain function from premature aging and...more
I think I found my new favourite weekend breakfast. The dutch baby.
When you live on your own, and you don't have plans to go out for brunch, your weekend breakfast might not be all the decadent. Pancakes or crepes are meant to be made in stacks for crowd with lots of toppings. Waffles and french toast are a bit of a messy process to get into when you're cooking solo.
That's why when a gorgeous dutch baby popped up on the Pinterest I was intrigued. Calling for only a handful of ingredients was the first draw. Anytime I already have the ingredients in my house the chances of me giving something a go is a guarantee. I also loved that any fruit or topping can be substituted in, or you can keep things traditional with just icing sugar and a squeeze of lemon. I think what kicks this one out of the park is the addition of cinnamon and nutmeg. They're not staples of the dutch baby recipe but they really amp it up with their earthy sweetness.
Of course the best part is that after you mix everything in a bowl (one bowl only recipes are also my...more