Archive | February, 2015

Date and walnut swirls

22 Feb

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Great for a snack, a twisted addition to your cocktail party or a perfect way to start your day with a sweet and savoury blend of breakfast, these little swirls of sweet are definitely on my ‘things I can eat and never get bored’ list.

As i always promise with all my recipes – it is EXTREMLY simple all you need is 4 basic ingredients:

Chopped dates
Chopped walnuts
Tortilla bread (I used lebanese flatbreads)
Light Philadelphia cheese

Start off by spreading Philadelphia all over the tortilla and then sprinkle the chopped dates and walnuts all around. Roll tightly and chop diagonally.

Their easiness makes them the perfect thing to do in a party as you can easily make a large number, you will also get ALOT (trust me) of comments on the uniqueness of the roll, and that is always a good thing – you don’t want to serve ham and cheese sandwiches which everyone has eaten a little to many of. I recently made these for a charity marathon i was organizing and I had people ask to take away a few to have the next morning – I think that is proof enough for their success!

Vegan orange and ginger veggie winter blast!

20 Feb

My fellow healthaholics,

I am back, after an extremely long overdue post. This year – final year in high school – really has been a true roller-coaster and although it’s truly scary to know that every decision i make will ultimately be effecting my life path, and not forgetting the extreme stress, all-nighter and never-ending deadlines – it is absolutely exciting to know that everything we have worked for is finally going to pay off, and this one feeling is big enough to overcome all the negatives of final year.

I may write a few cheesy posts about my experiences this year but for now I owe you all a good healthy recipe and I’ll start the -hopefully one of many- posts of this season with a orange and ginger soya madness bowl!

Today was one of the coldest days here in cyprus – it was one of the first times it had ever snowed in my town (you can imagine the spams of facebook statuses) so a nice warm-salad really suited the atmosphere. Perfect for all those people who either -like me – eat too much soup and want a bit of a change; or those who happen to just not like soup and prefer something a little more crunchy or chewy.

Ingredients:
Purple cabbage grated
Green cabbage grated
Leek – chopped
Spinach
Grated carrots
Ginger (as much as you can handle)
Cayenne pepper (same as above)
1 tablespoon pine nuts
1 teaspoon tahini
2 tablespoons soya sauce
2 slices of orange
1/2 seaweed paper

Add cabbage, carrots and leek and orange in a pan with a little bit of water. When the vegetables soften a little, add the spinach and spices.

In a separate bowl mix the tahini and soya sauce.
Chop seaweed.
Remove vegetables from heat and mix in the seaweed, pine nuts and the tahini dressing.
Enjoy with chopsticks 🙂

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