Category Archives: Light Dishes

How to Make a Nutritious Smoothie (3 Recipes) – Como Fazer uma Vitamina Nutritiva (3 Receitas)

(Receita em português abaixo) A great healthy smoothie can be made up of foods you enjoy to eat. A “super healthy” smoothie doesn’t necessarily have to be “super foods” you can’t pronounce or things you don’t enjoy.  Nor does it … Continue reading

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Cucumber & Smoked Salmon Canapé with Wasabi Cream

Smoked salmon is wonderful over bread, toast or crackers; but when served over cucumber, it creates a lighter and gluten-free alternative to the standard canapé. Cream cheese also pairs well with smoked salmon and in the US this duo is … Continue reading

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Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese, Rosemary & Honey Spread

When in season, fresh figs are one of my favorite fruits. They are delicate and mildly sweet, which pairs well with savory flavors such as cheese, cured meats, and vegetables.  I just returned from Brazil where my cousin Daniela served … Continue reading

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Three Bean Salad… in 5 minutes!

Beans are a basic food staple all over the world. It is a legume rich in protein, and often one of the main ingredients in a vegetarian’s diet. I love beans hot or cold: in soup, with rice, or on … Continue reading

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Simple Dessert: Pineapple with Lemon-Lime Zest & Mint

Pineapple makes a great dessert. It is sweet without being too sweet and has a nice presentation on its own without the need to dress it up. This tropical fruit has digestive properties which makes it a healthy and simple … Continue reading

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