Tortilla Pie with Beans, Vegetables and Cacao

Hey There! 🙂 I don’t know how about You, but I am hungry! 🙂

Recently I had a pack of tortillas, and wondered what vegan and tasty I could do with them. I wanted something different, special. With vegetables and vegan protein. Filling but still healthy.

After the shower of few ideas, here I came up with an amazing tortila pie! 🙂

A pie is formed  by spreading the vegan filling on tortilla sheets (putting in layers).

For a vegan filling I used:

Aprx. 400 g. beans

2 peeled tomatoes

2 tbsp of natural tomatoes  sauce                          

150 g. carrots

1/2 onion

1/3 of pores

A little bit of champignons or egg-plant

Salt

Pepper

Paprika and chili spices

A little bit of cocoa (optional)

Oil for baking

The process is easy – to put chopped ingredients in a well-heated pan to fry.

Firstly I put onion and grated carrots to fry. Then enrich with  paprika,  pores, continue to fry,  put some champignons or egg-plant, add chopped tomatoes.

Make it even better with tomatoes sauce and spices and even cacao (if You like unusual tastes)

Then it s the time for the most filling part – boiled and a little bit ground beans to stick well with the rest of ingredients in the pan.

If You don t want to use a lot of fat, add more water instead and stew. Few minutes more and the filling will be ready to form a pie (tortilla sheet – filling,  tortilla sheet – filling).

When the pie is ready, we need to squeeze it a bit and put in a cool place for few hours. Already impatient to see what happens! 🙂

Let’s enjoy and gladden each other!

Lazy Eggplants

Those tasty eggplants! (And You don t need to be a super cook). Except to know how to add additional love in preparing them :). So… what are You waiting for?

You will need:

Eggplant

Tomates

Yellow cheese

Garlic cloves

A little bit of oil for roasting

Soya sauce

Salt and spices

Basil leaves

Some cooks  the sliced eggplants salt, leave for few min and let some water to go out on their surface.  The water then is removed with a paper towel so later, when fried, they don’ t get too  oily. I do not necessarily do that (if I don’ t have time) and they still turn out good and tasty. Spices are of great importance! Also soya sauce and garlic.

My eggplants are already sliced. I am roasting them a bit in a pan with little oil.

The oven is heating already. I put the roasted, sliced eggplants on a baking paper in a tray (we can add some soya sauce and chopped garlic as well).

Lets add  some sliced tomatoes.

Mmmmm… already grabbing attention. But we need to go on with the process with some salt and the mixture Your favourite spices on top.  Lets put in an oven.

After few min I add some vegan (or You can use regular if You want) cheese and bake them till they are all nicely melted with it.

3 min. more and eggplants are done! I love to put  few basil leaves on top  before putting in a plate.

Worthy to try and invite! 🙂

Crunchy Vegan Protein Salads With Pores

Promising October morning. I still have summer garden tomatoes and crunchy pores. I have an idea! I will make something tasty, I have already tried several times – crunchy vegan protein salads :).

For a bowl of salads You will need:

1 tomatoe (or several small);

1 cup of boiled or canned beans;

Vegan mayonese

Salt and pepper to taste;

Pores to make Your salads green and cruncy.

In a wider bowl add beans, tomatoes cut in pieces, sliced pores rings. Add some more salt and petter and stir all well with mayonese.

Enjoy Your day, make it filling and fulfilling!

Summer Berries SPLASH! (or Give Me a Smoothie :P)

Summer Berries SPLASH! 🙂 You can make it!

For one full glass of smoothie You need:

1 handful of raspberries

1 handful of blackberries

1 banana

1 glass of vegan natural yoghurt (or diary yoghurt if You prefer)

1/3 of teaspoon of cinnamon

Shake all ingredients in the blender. It s a very smooth and delicate taste, very refreshing and filling! 😉

RASPBERRIES are  a good source of antioxidants and fiber. One cup of raspberries contains 8 grams of fiber. It is  recommend that adults should consume between 22,4 g and 33,6 g of fiber a day, depending on their age and sex.

BLACKBERRIES contain a high level of vitamin C. One serving of 100 grams (g) contains 35 percent of an individual’s recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin C. These berries are a delicious addition to any diet. They are also packed with essential nutrients and antioxidants.  They are excellent source of vitamins A, C, K.

Both raspberries and blackberries impressively positively affect the work of brains, so if You want to be positive , youthful, and brightly and clearly thinking eat handfuls! handfuls! of raspberries and blackberries and drink smoothies! 😉

Takre Your time and enjoy! 😉

Exclusive Vegan Summer Berries’ Pie

Summer is too short not to take the most of it! Sea, Sand, Enticing Leisure can become even more full of colors and tastes with this wonderful vegan summer berries’ pie! 🙂

For the exclusive pie You will need:

1/2 cup of coconut oil

1/3 cup of coconut palm sugar or brown sugar with stevia

A little bit of vanilla

1/2 tea spoon of cinnamon

1 ½ tea spoon of baking powder

2 table spoon of water

1 tea spoon of baking soda

3/4 cup of plant based milk

1/2 of spelt flavor

1 cup of summer berries You find in Your garden (black and red currants, gooseberries, blackberries, raspberries) (best would be a mix of sweet and more sour berries)

  1. Mix the sugar with cinnamon and vanilla, pour and mix in oil. Baking powder mix with water, add in a batter, then mix in baking soda.
  2. Gently pour in milk and start adding flavor, stirring with a wooden spoon. Add berries, mix all ingredients well.
  3. Take a baking form, cover it with a little bit of oil. Pour in the batter. with berries
  4. Heat the oven till 180 celsius of heat and add the pie to bake. Bake for about 35-40 min. You will be surprised what a big, soft and well baked pie You take out!

Mmmmmmmmm… Can’t wait to take my bite! 🙂

Fill Your Plate With Color or Eat Smartly Simple Food!

Why not to add more color in Your plate? First  of all fresh veggies and more color look nicely and stimulate apetite just right before starting to eat Your meal. Also, every color has its unique information and the use for Your organism. It is natural remedy from nature, giving vitality, support, needed antioxidants and giving You more optimism. How does all should look like?

Take a big plate and place in Your plate the vegetables and (or) fruit You find in Your garden and fridge. You will be surprised to see You can find few different colors to place in Your plate. Cabbage, carrots, cucumber, potatoes for starters almost everyone can find at home. In my plate I also have baked in an oven celery slices. Inexpensive, yet pretty nutritious meal!

Purple cabbage  is super rich in fiber,  vitamin C, A, K, U. It fights free radicals, helps to let them go from organism,  improves  digestion, reduces cholesterol, prevents from Alzheimer disease, helps Your heart to stay healthy. It is good for immune system, skin. The purple color fruit and vegetables also help to fight cancer cells, improve memory and signalizes of great source of antioxidants in them.

 Green cucumber. According to the  science publication „Smithsonian magazine“ anxiety can be healed simply by choosing to eat sour cucumbers. The explanation is very simple: the cucumbers have the calming effect. We can also match it with its green colour,which has always been calming and healing. Green color vegetables are a lot of alkaline, therefore preventing from cancer and helping to loose weight If You choose to eat fresh cucumbers, You would be surprised to know that they are very good for bones, as they contain a lot of vitamin K. Also, they supply organism well with fluids, are good for skin, cardiovascular system, normalise weight and are great source of antioxidants.

Orange carrots are inexpensive  vegetables, low in calories, that can become Your Youth and Beauty elixir. They contain vitamins C, D, E, B, calcium, ferum, magnesium, a lot of carotene, which becomes vitamin A. The organism takes best vitamins from carrots, when they are stewed with oil or steamed and then mixed with some unrefined oil (for example pumpkin seed, nuts oil,  olive, flaxseed oil. Orange color because of carotene helps Your skin be healthy and glowing.

White celery root. White color fruit and vegetables are the real tresure of antioxidants. They reduce „the bad“ cholesterol, lower the blood pressure and improve the working of cardiovascular system. Did You know that among irreplaceable use of antioxidants, celeries also are among the least expensive youth elixir and aphrodisiacs?

Yellow potatoes are rich in carotene and provides a lot of kalium. Yellow color goes along with orange and provides with similar use. The potatoe is known as starchy vegetable. Still the scientists of this fast moving modern time found means how to reduce the bad impact of it. Did You know that if You boil potatoes and let them cool down (and just then reheat them or fry on a little fat) instead of eating at once, You have a much healthier dish with visibly less glycemic index, that is safer prevention from cancer and all in all better for Yor all organism?

Stay fit! Choose the Best! And fill Your life with more colors. Life is Beautiful!

Tasty Life Bites: Hello, King Avocado!

Take Your bite. Bread, avocado slice and sun dried tomatoes with  basil on top. Mmmm. Take it joyfully! And feel the taste of life… 🙂

Never too late to make the right option. It is important You take it. When it comes to make the choice for a healthy snack, I choose avocado. I peel it off and enjoy the promising green color and start my day! I make small slices and put them on a nicely roasted bread. I find my sun dried tomatoes and chop them nicely into little pieces to cover the top of my sandwiches. I find exact amount. I put some salt and fresh basil leaves on top. I put all in a nice plate. My morning is off to a great start!

So simple, yet tasty and boosting my energy! I make more sandwiches so I can share with my beloved if He… unexpectedly comes in the kitchen!

“Come darling, get Your Bite! 🙂 Would You make some herbal coffee for Us?”

“Yes, my Dear” (of course He can’t say no to You 😉 ).

“Wait a bit, do You want some cheese and olives with it as well”? 😉

“Sure, my Boy” 😉 – You say and flirtatiously smile.

“Okay, My Lady 🙂 Everything I can do is Best for You” ;)…

… Green light! You pass the test of staying close together. Green light! Matching expectations. Stunning Joy!

You take the plate and bring it to Your bedroom. You both crawl in the messy bed and place the plate on Your wrapped up warm legs.

“Come closer, take Your bite, Girl…” 🙂 – he whispers gently in Your ear…

Eggplant Boats “Ship Me Some Love”

Did You know that a serving of eggplant can provide at least 5% of a person’s daily requirement of fiber, copper, manganese, B-6, and thiamine? It also contains other vitamins and minerals.

I have a solution! A recipe of a healthy eggplant boats with a tasty filling. 🙂

For two big eggplant boats You will need:

  • 1 big eggplant
  • 400 g. of champignons
  • 1 big carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 1 piece of garlic
  • A little bit of oil for frying
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Other spices (preferably)
  • A lttle bit of vegan or regular cheese to cover the filling.
  • Some basil leaves.
  1. Cut an eggplant in two halves. Cut out a boat from its half.  There You will add a tasty filling. Add some salt.
  2. In a pan put some oil, heat it and fry carrots, onions, champignons. Add some salt, pepper and spices, squeze some garlic.
  3. Put a filling in an eggplant boats. Place them in a pan with baking paper,  put in a well heated oven and bake for 25 min.
  4. Before it finishing baking, You can cover the boats with some cheese.

 Grab Your boat and enjoy Your meal! 😉

Gourmet Chickpea, Avocado and Pores Salads with Maple Syrup and Mustard Sauce

Who said that people who don’ t eat meet are not eating tastily? I have a great choice of salads for a healthy and filling snack! 🙂

Feel confident to experiment with the sauce – it gives unique  taste to the salads of only few simple ingredients! The mix of ingredients I discovered You can try in Your own quantities. If You need more sourness, add more lemon juice, if You like more spicy sauces – add more mustard, etc.

For the Gourmet chickpea salads You will need:

  • About a cup of  boiled chickpea
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Pores
  • Spices for salads
  • Salt

Sauce ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. of pumpkin seed oil
  • 1 tbsp. of lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon of maple syrup
  • A little bit of grounded mustard
  1. In a bowl add boiled chickpea, chop avocado, cucumber, pores. The green vegetables with  avocado should be about half as much as chickpea.
  2. In another bowl mix the sauce ingredients, add to the bowl of salads, taste with some salt.

Invite your friend and have a gourmet time trying out something new and heallthy together 😉

3 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Pudding for a Glowing Skin

Only 3 ingredients, and just a moment to blend!

This is for You and Your healthy glowing skin (and not only).

A way to pamper Yourself with a dessert wisely at any time :).

For a big portion of this health dessert You will need (yes, yes You deserve it! 😉 )

  • 1 banana
  • 1 big avocado (or two smaller)
  • 2 tbsp.  of cacao (the mount of it depends on what chocolate You love more: stronger or lighter. For stronger taste and darker color You can add more cacao.

Banana is one of widest used fruit, not only because of its gentle taste, but also for its nutrition value. One medium banana (about 126 g.) is 110 kcal, 30 g carbohydrates and 1 g of protein. Bananas naturally don’t have neither fat nor cholesterol. Banana has vit.  B6, C, A,  manganese,   potassium, nutritional fiber,  magnesium, also folium acid and iron.

Avocado is amazing source of omega 9 acids, healthy fat (15-30%),  that You need for healthy digestion and healthy skin,  11 vit. (A, B groups, G, D, K, C), and 14 minerals – mostly has potassium, calcium and iron, serving for beauty, good mood and general health.

Cacao is incredible antioxidant. It has almost twice more of antioxidants than red wine, and 3 times more than green tea.  Antioxidants prevent from cancer and heart diseases, and also help You to maintain a youthful look.

Blend well all ingredients (for easier blending You can add a small spoon of water), put in a nice glass for a dessert, and let cool down in  a fridge for few minutes. Once it is ready,  You can add  few strawberries on a top and have Your Summer Siesta!

Stay Beautiful and Glowing and know that You deserve the Best! 😉