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Toxin-Fighting Turmeric Tea

August 13, 2017

Hey! It’s Magda here blogging again for the first time since Mateo was born (8 months ago). Wow, time just zooms by with a tiny human being. Anyway, these past few months have been somewhat of a rollercoaster for me in terms of health. For the first real time, I actually have to try to lose weight, meaning really push myself to make a change. Unfortunately, being home all day kinda got me stuck on raiding the fridge for snacks all the time and sitting on my butt to entertain the little one. So I’m ready to take control of my body again.

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Breakfast, Clean Recipes, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Semi-Vegetarian

Protein Packed Mexican Style Eggs

September 9, 2015

Protein Packed Mexican Style Eggs

E: I knew I was going to have a long-day today and possibly skip lunch. I started off with this baby. I used small organic eggs. We bought a 5 dozen pack from Costco, but the eggs are smaller than usual. I had salsa on hand as I usually do. If you don’t already have that then you are going to want to make that first which may take time. I ate these eggs with half a piece of toast and some papaya. It’s much like huevos rancheros without the tortilla and more egg whites for extra protein. Hope you like. 

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Breakfast, Clean Recipes, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Recipes, Semi-Vegetarian

Summer Frittata

September 7, 2015

Summer Frittata

Serves 2

E: It’s Labor Day Weekend! I hope you had the chance to do absolutely nothing. Sam and I went furniture shopping and we picked up a few things for our Kauai trip. I got a cool hat. I did not run or lift weights, and I feel very guilty about it. But at the same time, I don’t remember the last time that I slept in until 10:30 am. I actually woke up after Sam, which rarely happens. Usually I’m back from my run, and have gotten started on breakfast by the time he gets up. Anyways, I’m glad I was able to escape from my work-life and relax on this extended holiday weekend.  

I made this frittata in about 15 minutes. I start it off on the stovetop then finish it off in the broiler. It is savory and sweet from the cheese and warm juicy cherry tomatoes. Enjoy it with some coffee and your favorite toast. 


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Breakfast, Clean Recipes, Dairy-Free, gluten-dairy-free, Gluten-Free

Huevos Rancheros- Lite

August 30, 2015

Huevos Rancheros – Lite

Serves 1

 

E: Everyone loves huevos rancheros. I eat a healthier and simpler version though. I substitute sour cream for greek yogurt, leave out the re-fried beans and mexican-rice, use organic eggs, organic corn tortillas, avocado oil, leave out the cheese and top with whatever leftover homemade salsa I have on hand, without preservatives. However, I’ve included the optional add-ons I’ve excluded for the authentic mexican recipe.  

Just thinking about it makes me want to go and eat this right now. I just love a perfectly cooked egg with the salsa and guac. So good.

A note on the optional beans: I rarely have time to make beans the correct way: soaking them overnight then boiling them at low temperature with onion, garlic and salt. When I do make beans, I use beans from my parent’s farm in mexico called “flor de mayo.” It’s a light pale and smaller bean. They are also organic and taste great. When I do have freshly boiled beans, they are without a doubt, added to my dish. Except I either don’t fry them, or if I use either avocado oil or coconut-oil, a trick I learned from my sister Sandra. On days when I don’t have freshly boiled beans I use canned organic beans. I usually have canned black or cannellini beans, in stock. Depending on what I’m feeling that day, I’ll just rinse them blend them with water, and heat them  up in the microwave with some salt, pepper and cumin.  

 

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Breakfast, Clean Recipes, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Semi-Vegetarian

French Omelette with Tomatillo and Avocado

July 19, 2015

French Omelette Topped with Tomatillo Salsa and Avocado

 

E: This is a lazy Sunday morning. I’m catching up on some food blogging and doing chores around the house. I’m getting ready to go to Mexico next friday with my sister, her hubby and my parents. I’m so excited.  One of the towns near my mom’s hometown was recently flooded by a dam that broke. My aunt’s home was rendered uninhabitable and she lost everything. I am going through my closet to see what I can bring with me to donate.  I’m looking forward to seeing my mom’s family and also visiting with my dad’s parents. They are the only grandparents I have left and it makes me sad I don’t see them or know them enough. It will be a great trip, I know it. 

Anyways, as I was doing some of my chores I started craving this omelette. The french omelette is like a crepe, it’s thin and you fold it in as it cooks. I like the savory parmigiano-reggiano inside. I topped this french omelette with some homemade tomatillo salsa and some avocado. It is light and healthy. If you don’t already have tomatillo salsa, you would want to make that first.

I first experimented with french omelettes when I was watching a cooking episode with Julia Child and Jacques Pepin. The entire 30 minutes episode was about cooking eggs for breakfast. They each shared how to make scrambled eggs, french omelettes, poached eggs, sunny side up eggs, etc. It was actually very educational. Plus how can you not like Julia and Jacques’s accents. 

Anyways, for my hubby’s omelette I used 3 eggs as the recipe suggests. However, for mine I only used 1 egg and an additional egg white, less cheese and more avocado. I love avocado. We planted an avocado tree and can’t wait until the day I can just pick them from our backyard.

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Apps, Breakfast

Avocado Toast + Chickpea-Tomato Salad

May 5, 2015

Avocado on Toast with Chickpea-Tomato-Basil Salad

1 serving

E: I went on a long walk yesterday morning. When I got back from my walk I was pretty tired and hungry. I didn’t feel like eating eggs. My immediate go to breakfast is a healthy slice of whole-grain bread with a thin layer of avocado sprinkled with maldon salt and red pepper flakes for some spice. I decided to top it with some leftover salad I had from Friday night. I ate it with some super sweet black-berries and a homemade vanilla chai latte. When I sat down to eat, Sam was still sleeping so I had a few minutes to myself for reflection. I hope you have a great meal too.

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Breakfast, Dessert

Skinny Banana Nut Breakfast Muffins

May 4, 2015

Skinny Banana Nut Breakfast Muffins

 

E: It’s sunday evening. I’m catching up on my shows. We had my husband’s family over to watch the first game of second round of playoffs. Warriors won. I made these yesterday morning. This recipe is my idea of a healthier banana nut bread. Mostly, I try to stay away from granulated sugar and white flour. If you want to make it healthier you can substitute the butter with vegetable oil. I also made alf with nuts, and half without. When Sam tried them, he couldn’t even tell I used healthier substitutes. Success!

These whole grain muffins are a great for those busy mornings when you don’t have time to make a huge breakfast. It’s easy because it takes one bowl and one muffin tin. There is nearly no clean-up. You can set them in the oven and for about half an hour do other chores around the house. Once they are ready you can enjoy with a warm cup of chai-latte or coffee. 


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Breakfast, Clean Recipes, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Semi-Vegetarian

Almond Flour Pancakes

May 3, 2015

M: Oh pancakes… I’ve tried so many different recipes and different flours but this adaptation seems to work best for me. For those not familiar with almond flour, its basically ground up almonds fine enough to make it a flour. It a healthier alternative to traditional flour but also pricier. This recipe is for pancakes that although healthier, are still an indulgence so be careful not to eat them too often. Anyway, this is an adaptation of several recipes I’ve found online. My ingredients usually change depending on what I have at the time but for the most part it stays the same.

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Breakfast, Clean Recipes, Gluten-Free, Recipes

Coconut Flour Waffles

February 8, 2015

Coconut Flour Waffles

yields: about 4 small waffles

M: Fridays are my days off and the perfect mornings to take the time to make a good breakfast and photograph it too! So this past Friday I woke up craving waffles but of course they could not be regular flour waffles. I scanned the internet for some recipes and  I came across one that not only seemed fairly easy but used most ingredient I already had. I did add  an extra ingredient and modify the recipe a bit so this is my modified version. 

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