Whole-wheat pumpkin muffins

These are the first muffins I’m making that my son likes. He said ‘Mom, next time, do them exactly the same’. Knowing how picky he is with the muffins I am making, this means a lot!


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How to buy groceries and avoid getting more food packaging

For some reason seeing food in bulk in big containers reminded me of the times back in Romania when people from the country side brought big bags of flour, beans and other products to sell at the Saturday market. Continue reading

My first Easter vacation without grains

Ta-ta-ta-ta…..today I’ve hit one month since I have not eaten any grains (no pasta, no rice, no barley, no quinoa, no nothing), just meat, vegetables, legumes, fruit and dairy. Also, I am managing the amount of ‘junk’ (read: sugar, additives, GMOs, things that I can’t pronounce) I eat, which makes things a bit more complicated.

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Easy Brussels Sprouts

Today, a very simple recipe for Brussels sprouts. Never liked them boiled, but love them roasted or broiled.

All you have to do is to clean them – cut the end part and the one or two outside leaves. Cut the bigger ones in half, then put them in a big pan. Mix some olive oil or coconut oil, salt, pepper and that’s it.

Br Sprouts with coconut oil, salt and pepper

Roast them in the oven, under the broiler, until you see they get brownish. Turn so they brown evenly. They should be done in about 10, 15 minutes. When they’re done, they smell amazingly.

That’s it. Easy, right?

Br Sprouts with Coconut oil, salt and pepper

Brussels sprouts are phenomenal in terms of nutrition and they have very few calories. If you’re watching your caloric intake try them, see if you like them, you can eat as many as you want!


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