Spicy veggie Spreadable Guacamole à tartiner aux légumes épicés

The avocado is a superfood in itself with its good fats. To increase the nutritional value of this recipe, I added vegetables and a touch of spicy 🌶 !

Yes yes, spicy peppers have a lot of health benefits. Thanks to capsaicin, it primarily compound, your metabolism is accelerated and helps to “burn” fat. It decreases the appetite by increasing the feeling of satiety. It acts on digestion, on infections, on inflammation.

Okay, here the recipe …

  • 1/4 Onions, finely chopped
  • 2 florets of cooked cauliflower (60ml)
  • 1 hot pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 handful of fresh spinach
  • 2 avocados
  • Pinchof salt
  • 5ml of cumin

  1. Finely chop the onion, chilli and spinach.
  1. Put onion, chilli, spinach, cauliflower, lime juice, salt and cumin in a bowl. Crush with a fork.
  1. Pit the avocados and add the flesh in the bowl with the other ingredients. Then crush them with the rest until you get a well-blended spread.
  1. Spread on crackers or slices of bread.

In health,

Chantal

L’avocat est un superaliment en soi, avec ses bons gras. Pour augmenter la valeur nutritive de cette recette, je lui ai ajouté des légumes et une touche 🌶 pimentée!

Oui oui, le piment a beaucoup de bénéfices pour la santé. Grace à la capsaïcine, sa composante principale, le métabolisme est accéléré et aide à « brûler » les graisses. Elle diminue l’appétit en augmentant la sensation de satiété. Elle agit sur la digestion, sur les infections, sur l’inflammation.

Bon, ici la recette…

  • 1/4 Oignons, finement haché
  • 2 bouquets de chou-fleur cuits (60ml)
  • 1 piment fort, épépiné et finement haché (optionnel)
  • Jus de 1/2 lime (citron vert)
  • 1 poignée d’épinards frais
  • 2 avocats
  • Pincée de sel
  • 5ml de cumin

  1. Hacher finement l’oignon, le piment et les épinards.
  1. Mettre dans un bol l’oignon, le piment, les épinards, le chou-fleur, le jus de lime le sel et le cumin. Écraser le tout à la fourchette.
  1. Dénoyauter les avocats et ajouter la chaire dans le bol avec les autres ingrédients. Puis écraser-les avec le reste jusqu’à l’obtention d’une tartinade bien mélangée.
  1. Tartiner sur des biscottes ou des tranches de pain.

Santé!

Chantal

Crudités Bowl

Broccoli sprouts, avocado, green bell pepper, carrot, cherry tomatoes, curried cashews, peanuts, scallions.

Wash, cut and add to your favourite bowl! Don’t hesitate to add a sauce that you enjoy!

Crudités is a french word for raw vegetables. Raw veggies have higher water content. They give you more vitamin A and C which are heat sensitive and water soluble. AND They are a great source of fiber and enzymes.

Did you know that Broccoli sprout is a superfood? Because of its sulforaphane content, broccoli sprouts have antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, neuroprotective, and anti-diabetic properties.

Brocoli sprout, or any other sprouts, are super easy to grow yourself. Learn how to grow sprouts yourself with my guide.

With the avocado and the nuts, you get healthy fats.

Enjoy!

In health,

Chantal


Pousses de brocoli ou brocoli germé, avocat, poivron vert, carotte, tomates cerises, noix de cajou au curry, cacahuètes, oignons verts.

Laver, couper et ajouter à votre bol favoris ! N’hésite pas à ajouter ta sauce ou vinaigrette préférée!

Crudités est un mot français qui désigne les légumes crus. Ils ont une teneur en eau plus élevée. Ils vous donnent plus de vitamine A et C qui sont sensibles à la chaleur et hydrosolubles. ET Ils sont une excellente source de fibres et d’enzymes.

Saviez-vous que le brocoli germé est un super aliment? En raison de sa teneur en sulforaphane, les pousses de brocoli ont des propriétés antioxydantes, antimicrobiennes, anticancéreuses, anti-inflammatoires, anti-âge, neuroprotectrices et antidiabétiques.

Les pousses de brocoli, ou d’autres graines germées, sont très faciles à cultiver. Apprenez à faire germer des graines vous-même en suivant mon guide .

Avec l’avocat et les noix, vous obtenez des graisses saines.

Bonne dégustation!

Santé!

Chantal

Mizuna Maxi Bowl

Red leaf salad, mizuna, avocado, sweet potatoes, green beans, barley, sunflower seeds, pumpkinseed, sesame seeds, parsley, curcuma, cumin, Himalayan salt.

Having cooked mixed with raw brings texture and different level of tastes.

For this Bowl, I lay a nest of red leaf and mizuna salad. Mizuna is a special winter lettuce/salad that comes from the cabbage family. Very rich in calcium, vitamin A and C. During summer time, replace it with arugula or any other leafs that you enjoy!

Then, I use from my batch cooking of the week some sweet potatoes, french green beans and a scoop of barley. All at room temperature.

Finally, I add the seeds, the fresh parsley and sprinkle powdered curcuma and cumin. They all add an extra layer of “punch” for my health.

Try it and tell me if you like it and what you think of it.

In health,

Chantal


Salade de feuilles rouges, mizuna, avocat, patates douces, haricots verts, orge, graines de tournesol, graines de citrouille, graines de sésame, persil, curcuma, cumin, sel de l’Himalaya.

Mélanger le cuit et le cru apporte de la texture et différents niveaux de saveurs.

Pour ce bol, je crée un nid de salade de feuilles de chênes et de mizuna. La Mizuna est une laitue / salade d’hiver spéciale qui vient de la famille du chou. Très riche en calcium, vitamine A et C. En été, elle peut être remplacée par de la roquette ou n’importe quelle autre laitue de ton goût!

Ensuite, j’utilise des ingrédients préalablement cuisinés (en quantité suffisantes pour plusieurs repas) dont des patates douces, des haricots verts et une cuillerée d’orge. Tous à température ambiante.

Finalement, j’ajoute les graines, le persil frais ainsi que le curcuma et le cumin en poudre. Ils apportent un niveau supérieur de «punch» à ma santé.

Essaye ce bowl et dit moi si tu l’aime, ce que tu en penses.

Santé!

Chantal

Energizing Smoothie dynamisant

Avocado, cucumber, spinach, green mix raw powder, water, mango and lime are the ingredients used for this smoothie.

It’s a complete meal in itself! Just blend everything together. Enjoy while on the go or taking your time, either way, it’s satisfying!

Avocados are very high in essential vitamins and minerals, including fiber, vitamin K, vitamins B5, B6 and C, folate and potassium. Great source of healthy monounsaturated fat.

Cucumbers are full of water and fiber. It’s great for hydration!

Spinach is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. In other word, it’s loaded with good things!

Green mix raw powder is a mix of chlorella, spirulina, wheat grass and barley grass. All those are rich in vitamins and minerals. This super powder is alkalizing, detoxifying and energizing.

Mango has more than 20 different vitamins and minerals!

So, with all these ingredients, the last one, lime juice, is also beneficial but who cares now, right? It adds pizzazzz in this smoothie!

In health,

Chantal


L’avocat, le concombre, les épinards, le mélange de poudre crue Green Mix, l’eau, la mangue et la lime sont les ingrédients utilisés pour ce smoothie.

C’est un repas complet en soi! Simplement tout mélanger ensemble. Profitez-en lors de vos déplacements ou prenez votre temps, peux importe, il est satisfaisant!

Les avocats sont très riches en vitamines et minéraux essentiels, y compris les fibres, la vitamine K, les vitamines B5, B6 et C, l’acide folique et le potassium. Grande source de bons gras mono-insaturés.

Les concombres sont pleins d’eau et de fibres. C’est génial pour l’hydratation!

Les épinards sont riches en niacine et en zinc, en protéines, fibres, vitamines A, C, E et K, thiamine, vitamine B6, folates, calcium, fer, magnésium, phosphore, potassium, cuivre et manganèse. En d’autres termes, il est chargé de bonnes choses!

La poudre crue Green Mix est un mélange de chlorelle, de spiruline, d’herbe de blé et d’herbe d’orge. Tous sont riches en vitamines et minéraux. Cette super poudre est alcalinisante, détoxifiante et énergisante.

La mangue a plus de 20 vitamines et minéraux différents!

Donc, avec tous ces ingrédients, le dernier, le jus de citron vert, est également bénéfique, mais qui s’en soucie maintenant, non? Il ajoute du “punch” dans ce smoothie!

Santé!

Chantal

Avocado Sauce

This sauce goes on almost everything!

Very versatile, creamy and zesty.

All you need is

  • 1 avocado
  • 125ml of water
  • 30ml of olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon or lime
  • 1 garlic
  • 5ml of dijon mustard
  • 5ml of onion powder
  • 5ml of salt
  • Pepper to taste

Blend and mix all ingredients until smooth and creamy.

Serve on salad, pasta, buddha bowl, be creative!

In health,

Chantal


Cette sauce va sur presque tout!

Elle est versatile, crémeuse et avec du “punch”

Pour la faire, tu as besoin de

  • 1 avocat
  • 125ml d’eau
  • Jus d’1 citron ou lime
  • 30ml d’huile d’olive
  • 1 gousse d’ail
  • 5ml de moutarde dijon
  • 5ml de poudre d’oignon
  • 5ml de sel
  • poivre au goût

Passe tous les ingrédients au mixeur jusqu’à obtention d’une crème mousseuse!

Servir sur de la salade, des pâtes, sur un Buddha Bowl, etc. Bref sois créative/créatif !

Santé!

Chantal

Lebanese leftover Bowl

I love using leftovers to make lunch. It creates beautiful, colourful and tasteful Bowls.

At our house, we love making Lebanese mezze from scratch. I try to make a little more so I can use leftovers to build Buddha bowls the following days. We usually make hummus, tabouleh, baba ghanouj, shanklish, foul m’damme, labneh or tzaziki, lamb and/or chicken brochette.

Here, in this leftover bowl, I had some tabouleh, hummous and foul.

I first put some fresh spinach and then added the three leftovers. Then added homemade broccoli sprouts, an avocado, slices of black radish and drizzled cold press olive oil. Accompanied by my flax and sesame seeds crackers.

Here are the recipes for those three leftovers I had.

To make tabouleh, you need

250ml dry quinoa

1 large bunch parsley chopped (remove long stems)

80ml mint leaves chopped

250ml of grape or cherry tomatoes cut in half (optional)

¼ of a yellow or white onion finely diced

1 garlic clove minced

15ml olive oil

juice of one lemon

salt and pepper to taste

Make quinoa according to package instructions

While quinoa is cooking prepare rest of the ingredients in a bowl

When quinoa is finished cooking combine all ingredients together and stir

To make hummous, you need

450g cooked Chickpeas

2 cloves garlic, minced

7ml salt

75ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

65ml water or better, aquafaba

85 ml tahini, stirred well

65 ml extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for serving

Powdered sumac, optional

Place the chickpeas, garlic, and kosher salt in the bowl of a food processor. Process for 15 to 20 seconds. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and process for another 15 to 20 seconds. Add the lemon juice and water. Process for 20 seconds. Add the tahini. Process for 20 seconds, then scrape down the sides of the bowl. With the processor running, drizzle in the olive oil.

To serve, transfer the hummus to a bowl and drizzle with additional olive oil and sprinkle with sumac, to taste, if desired.

To make foul m’damme, you need

1 can of cooked beans/legumes (I like white beans)

1 onion

2 tomatoes

5ml salt

15ml of cumin powder

1/2 lemon

30ml of tahini (sesame purée)

30ml olive oil

Dice onion and tomatoes. Add salt, cumin, lemon juice, tahini over cooked and rinsed beans with tomatoes and onion. Mix all ingredients.

Serve in a bowl and drizzle extra olive oil.

Bon appétit!

Do you enjoy Lebanese food? Which ones?

In health,

Chantal

Avocado Feta Spread

Avocado, Feta cheese, garlic and salt.

This spread is so easy and so good! It is packed with good fat !

Mash you avocado with 100g of feta cheese (I used one made with organic sheep and goat milk)

Add crushed garlic and salt. Voilà! Spread on your favorite crackers!

The crackers on the pic are whole grains store bought but here is a great cracker recipe.

French Bowl

Ratatouille, lettuce (arugula, watercress, lamb’s lettuce), kimchi, fresh mushroom, sugar snap peas, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

  • Ratatouille is a french classic. It’s made with eggplants, zucchini, tomatoes, onions, garlic, lemon juice and slowly cooked. It is eaten at room temperature. My husband makes it and I love when their are some leftover. I can add it to my Bowl and eat it cold.
  • Winter gives us fragile and pungent green leaves like the ones I used for this bowl.
  • I added my homemade kimchi
  • A local grower cultivate very good mushrooms.

Boosted Smoothie

Almond milk, avocado, kiwi fruit, flax seeds, hulled hemp seeds and green mix raw powder.

Homemade almond “milk” is worth the time. Very easy to make and so much better. No weird ingredients added. Soaked overnight and then blended with fresh water. I don’t add any sweetners nor spices so I can use it in any recipes calling for milk.

Flax and hemp seeds are a great source of omega-3, fiber and GLA (Gamma-Linolenic acid). With the raw green mix powder, they kick the nutritional value of this Smoothie.

The raw green mix powder is a mix of chlorella, spirulina, wheat grass and barley grass.

Add all ingredients in the blender (or blend with a hand immersion mixer) and enjoy!

If you don’t want to make it, just ask me and order one here. (Only in Liege city)

*Buy local produce and organic when possible.