Our neighbours were kind enough to share with us their first harvest of zucchinis. We also have basil growing. I thought what could I make with these two ingredients on one of these hot summer days? I wanted to have something healthy, juicy and flavourful and this is what I came up with. This raw meal is the real deal:)
Lionheads’ Hot and Sour Soup
If you haven't noticed, I've been on quite the quest to make healthier Chinese food. Because I have a condition known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, I can't have most Chinese food at restaurants due to the MSG, food colouring, etc. Here is a healthier version that will surely warm you up and clear your sinuses in this chilly, but beautiful cold weather.
My Top 5 Essential Oils
Most of you probably know that essential oils are very expensive so I've decided to share with you my must-have oils. Not only do essential oils smell great, but they are so useful in so many ways. They can be used as air fresheners, relieve cold symptoms, as well as treat skin conditions. The best thing is that they are natural and do not leave nasty toxins in your body.
Lionheads’ Quinoa & Chickpea Salad
I had a similar salad at a local pub (I know, of all places!) and loved it so much that I decided to make my own version of it. This recipe is loaded with protein, fibre and of course flavour. Masala chickpeas with a tahini and creamy cashew dressing paired with tonnes of healthy veggies and topped with toasted hemp seeds. Perfect meal on any day.
Why Essential Oils are Good for You
Contrary to popular belief, oil as a moisturizer is good for you in many ways. Most people – myself included – have been brought up to believe that oil is bad for your skin because it makes you breakout; hence, most mainstream commercial skin care products are oil-free. However, like dissolves like; therefore, oil dissolves oil.
Lionheads’ Jerk Pasta
This dish was partly inspired by my mom’s cooking. She used to make something like this when I was a child. Cremini and onions are meant to be together! The jerk sauce gives it a kick, while the basil and hoisin sauce give the dish a unique flavour, while keeping the spice in check (well, kind of!). Most importantly, it’s an easy and fast recipe. I hope you like it.
During my year off from my full-time job last year, I don't think I was sick once. Since I returned to work recently, I've already been sick twice. This latest cough/cold I have made me crave a traditional Chinese dish called congee. It's usually made with a lot of meat, seafood and MSG in restaurants. Here is a simple, healthy recipe that will make you feel a better. Not only is it tasty, but it also had a soothing effect on my very sore throat. Even if you're not sick, this is a nice dish for a cool autumn day.
Lionheads’ Arrabiata Pasta
When I wrote this original post, we had fresh garlic and zucchini in the garden and these ultra yummy whole green olives in the fridge. Not only did this dish satisfy my craving but it was delicious! Now we're in the thick of winter and this dish does a nice job of warming us up:)
Lionheads’ Creamy Lemon Spaghetti
An extremely creamy - but vegan! - pasta dish that will brighten your day. Serves 2-3. Time: 30 minutes Vegan, Gluten-Free Ingredients: • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil • 3 tbsp of vegan, soy-free Earth Balance “butter” • 1.5 tbsp garlic, finely chopped • Zest from 3 organic lemons • 1 tbsp lemon juice… Continue reading Lionheads’ Creamy Lemon Spaghetti