All posts tagged: vegan

Jamie Oliver And His Granola Dust

Who is Jamie? Jamie is everywhere; I am sure you have seen him on social media or tv and in magazines. For those who don’t know him I can tell you that he was the first celebrity chef I liked in the UK. His non meticulous style caught my attention. If one day you have the opportunity to watch Jamie Oliver cook you might notice that everything is everywhere: he uses his hands, almost up to the elbows…but in the end the food looks amazing. In some way I think that he teaches us real cooking, cooking that is not perfect. In my attempt to find nutritious food for my family, I tried his Granola Dust recipe which is basically a homemade granola ground into dust. The good thing is that once ready, it can be saved in a sealed jar for a quick and healthy breakfast. Oats and nuts have a bad reputation because of their high-calorie content but their positive long-term effect is undeniable. The right amount of nuts (a handful per day) …

The Fabulous Matcha

It has been all the rage in NY and London for a while. It is a ‘trendy’ tea because of its flavour and health benefits. It has a strong but pleasant green tea taste and its fluorescent colour is the perfect contrast for the gloomy British winter mornings! Matcha tea is the most famous tea in Japan. The tea ceremony is performed around it and one can even achieve a meditative state while preparing it. Amazing, isn’t it? With green tea you infuse the water with loose leaves, removing them before drinking. With Matcha tea you basically eat/drink the leaves because they are dried and ground into a fine powder. The one inconvenient of Matcha tea? Its price. Matcha tea comes in different grades (i.e. for sipping or for blending/cooking) and different flavours. But no matter the blend, it never loses its healthy nutrient content. It is expensive because it requires a special form of production (shade-grown). Some of Matcha’s health benefits are: High concentration of antioxidants… bye bye cancer and premature ageing Low cholesterol …