Fresh summer rolls are colorful, healthy and fun to make with any kind of ingredients which are easy to find or you already have at home. Served with delicious and creamy peanut butter or sweet chilli dipping sauce, these summer rolls are great for lunch, dinner or just as a snack in-between.
The rice paper rolls are gluten-free, vegan, and perfect for plant-based foodies. I tried making them for the first time, and it was pretty easy. I already had lot of veggies, noodles, and fruits at home, so I thought I will give it a try, but the secret to deliciousness are the dips.
Few years ago I’ve started the “Food” category on my blog, but unfortunately I couldn’t keep up posting recipes frequently. Since the pandemic has started, I am back to the kitchen for cooking, baking and writing new recipes.
There are so many reasons why I love cooking, but one of the main reasons is that I love incorporating fresh ingredients into meals that makes them healthier than having processed food. I find cooking as a very relaxing activity to practice. Hunting for the ingredients, preparing them and putting them together to make something delicious, puts me in a much relaxed and happy mood than sitting on the couch and watching Netflix.
For the first #QuarantineRecipe I’ve created is this delicious easy vegan brown rice noodle bowl. A perfect dish for spring, which is nourishing, packed with lot of vitamins, spicy, gluten-free and super easy to make. Served with vegetables, brown rice noodles and crispy tofu.
It’s that time of the year again… mid May and my birthday! I didn’t want to plan anything for my birthday this year. I had a great trip to Amalfi and South Tyrol, now I am planing my trip to Bali end of this month – so it’s more than enough for me. But birthday’s aren’t just for you. They’re for your friends! It’s their chance to let their hair down, throw on something sparkly and dance the night away… with no guilt, because after all… they’re doing it for your birthday! 🙂 This year, I gathered my family and closest friends for a pre-birthday brunch on Sunday and today I will celebrate my after-birthday with champagne and cake with my close friends.
It’s fresh, healthy, easy and super quick. This is quite simply the most delicious salad you’ll try all summer for a lazy lunch at home or as a take-a-long to your office or to a summer garden party!
This salad reminds me my beautiful childhood and our long warm summer days. I grew up in Southeast Europe – Kosovo, and my hometown is approx. 2 hours away from the Adriatic Sea. So, you can imagine the humid continental climate with Mediterranean and oceanic influences that makes the central Balkan Peninsula a perfect region to cultivate this amazing fruit.
St. Patrick’s Day is near and it brings a green recipe to celebrate the spring. Well, if you haven’t tried matcha green tea yet, now is your chance!
It’s a great pleasure that I bring you today’s cookie post on a Tuesday. After receiving lots of positive feedback on my first “Matcha Green Tea Smoothie Bowl” recipe, though the new ‘Food’ category on the blog must continue. As you know, I mentioned on IG, I bought some matcha green tea powder from Ringana. I was super excited to use it on smoothies, chia pudding, and thought – why not to put it in a cookie?! I’m pretty excited how these cookies turned out. Not just for the pretty fun color, but the green tea notes, pair perfectly with the dark chocolate. Matcha is known for it’s antioxidant properties and is often linked to reduced stress in individuals (read more about the matcha green tea benefits here). There are so many ways to use this versatile and antioxidant-filled ingredient. These cookies will reduce the stress in your life. I mean seriously – dark vegan chocolate and all the antioxidants of matcha green tea, will defiantly take that kind of responsibility.
2 cups almond flour
1 tablespoon Ringana matcha green tea powder
1/4 tablespoon sea salt
1/4 tablespoon baking soda
3 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoon coconut nectar
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 cup vegan dark chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a blender or food processor, mix together almond flour, matcha green tea, salt and baking soda. Next mix in coconut oil, nectar, maple syrup and vanilla, until dough comes together. Use a cookie scoop to make 1 tablespoon-sized balls onto a lined baking sheet. Make indentions in the center of the balls with your thumb. To make nice dip for your chocolate, don’t press too hard. Place 3-4 chocolate chips into each divot. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes. Once cookies are done, use the back of a small spoon blend chocolate chips together. I patted down twice then swirled. Let cool on the baking sheet.
It’s healthy, vegan, easy and tastes like banana and mango ice cream. This green bowl will detox your body, energize and make you mindset for the spring
Yes, there is a new category on DisiCouture.com, namely a ‘food category’. Time to time I post homemade food on Instagram, and people kept asking me to share recipes. Finally here is my first heathy breakfast recipe, because last week I have started the Ringana 30 day Dtox challenge (see the Instagram photo), including Ringana pack Antiox, caps Dtox and Matcha Tea. Before telling you more about Ringana products, I will start this program sharing my favorite energizing Matcha Green Tea Smoothie Bowl for lean, clean and green energy, plus it’s like eating banana and mango ice cream for breakfast. It’s super nourishing, detoxing, naturally sweet and very refreshing.
There are lots of green smoothie recipes, but I always love to put extra power food in it, so Matcha Green Tea is my absolute favorite, that naturally fuels the body with an extra boost of pure energy.
My favorite Ringana Matcha Tea, is 100% organic Japanese tea beverage. A cancer-fighter, a fat-burner, and much more, matcha leaves other green teas far behind. One of the most unexpected benefits matcha drinkers experience is a boost of energy through the day. Already nearly calorie free, matcha is a great addition to a weight loss program by tackling the problem from both sides. It boosts metabolism and burns fat. One recent study even suggested that matcha may help burn calories by four times. At the same time, matcha does not put any stress on the body. It doesn’t raise blood pressure or heart rate, making it a safe alternative to questionable quick fixes or pharmaceuticals ridden with side effects.
Amongst its many benefits, matcha…
Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
Boosts metabolism and burns calories
Detoxifies effectively and naturally
Calms and relaxes
Enhances mood and aids in concentration
Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
Fights against viruses and bacteria
Is rich in fiber
Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
Does not raise insulin level
For this energizing bowl I choose the following ingredients (scroll down to see the recipe):
two huge handfuls of spinach (sometimes kale)
unsweetened almond milk
some other type of fruit (berries/mango/pineapple)
ground flaxseed and/or maca powder
Among matcha, I add ground flaxseed that contains all sorts of healthy components, it owes its primary healthy reputation to three of them:
Omega-3 essential fatty acids: “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.
Lignans: which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
Fiber: flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types.
Also I add maca powder (optional) for:
Regulating hormone balance
Strong teeth and bones
Enhancing mental focus and clarity
2 handfuls of spinach
2 frozen bananas
1/2 cup frozen mango
1/2 tablespoon ground flaxseed (optional)
1/2 teaspoon matcha powder
1/2 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
1/2 cup unsweetened (vanilla) almond milk
add your favorite toppings
In a food processor or high speed blender, blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy, adding more almond milk as needed. Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings! Et voilà enjoy your super healthy breakfast!