A month ago, a mother and father of three decided to go vegan. So obviously I bombarded them with questions ranging from their favourite dishes to issues of vitamin deficiency.
A few months ago I came across a blog post on Buddha Bowls. Have you heard of them? As far as I’m concerned this is exactly the type of excitement that healthy eating was missing. A big bowl packed with all sorts of colourful goodies, a custom-made dish with which you can let your imagination run wild.
For a long time I used to wrap potatoes in foil and put them in the oven whenever we fancied baked potatoes.
Then I became aware of the health risks of aluminum foil in cooking and decided to try a different method. And I am so glad I did because this produces the best baked potato ever!
It’s not easy to prepare a healthy and creative lunchbox when it has to be portable, nut-free (school policy) and liked by fussy eaters. A great deal of preparation is required that includes shopping for ingredients and night-before arrangements. I often prepare Georgie’s lunchbox about the same time I make dinner which tends to lighten the morning load. I also like to set aside an afternoon or morning during the week and weekend when I can cook/bake/prepare a dish that can be stored in the fridge for a few days. These dishes include pasta, boiled eggs and roasted chicken.
I often have an intense craving for scrambled eggs. But I can’t always decide with what. I know cheese is an obvious choice but here in Cyprus we like to team our eggs with veggies such as tomatoes, spinach and courgettes. And I really like that.
I happen to like it so much that on more than one occasion I have made all three in one go. My plate looked phenomenal teamed with a kale and avocado salad.