Trying out some new salad recepies. This one combines cucumber with avocado, never tried this before and very happy about the result.
I also added a few cherry tomatoes and a « balsamic » vinaigrette: 2 spoons of balsamic vinegar and 3 spoons of olive oil with garlic.
And don’t forget some pepper just before serving. Gives extra « punch ». I love this salad!
As we had tomatoes with mozzarella and basil yesterday noon, I had a lot of basil left. The perfect moment to prepare a pasta pesto – by preference a « low-fat and no sugar » version.
The « change your eating habits » is going well. I already lost 3 kg, the blood sugar level of my husband decreased by 40%. It’s our first week, we’re still fully motivated. The secret is… staying fully motivated!
For the first time ever, I bought wholemeal spaghetti. And I am positively surprised, it tastes pretty well. Other ingredients of this pasta: chicken fillet, spinach and cherry tomatoes. And of course pesto.
This is how I prepare my pesto
I wanted to prepare a « light » dinner as today was the first day with some sunshine since longtime. Potatoes fried in olive oil, cherry tomatoes with chives and tuna with mayonnaise. So easy and so quickly ready. Full of flavours, I can already feel the summer vibes.
As I’ve choosen my wedding dress last Saturday and as the 2nd of June is not that far away anymore, I started today my healthy program for the following three months. If you wanna look pretty, you need to suffer first!
Salade Niçoise … I use salad, green beans and tuna, I also add cherry tomatoes and cucumber.
The tuna goes perfectly with a lime chive vinaigrette. For this vinaigrette, you need to combine all following ingredients
Let the cherry tomatoes marinate 30 minutes in the fridge before adding them to your salad. Combine 1 red onion, a teaspoon of dried oregano, some olive oil and balsamico vinegar, and add the cherry tomatoes cut in pieces
Gnocchi with smoked bacon in « my secret sauce ».
Looks familiar to what we call a bolognaise sauce but has its own specific ingredients… Instead of minced beef, I use smoked bacon stripes. Instead of normal tomatoes, I use cherry tomatoes. Beside the tomato puree, I also add white wine and brow veal stock. Could sound like a strange combination, but you need to try it out. Once all ingredients are added in the frying pan (see recipe below), let simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.