Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Watermelon Salad w/ Strawberry Fig Balsalmic Reduction

If you haven't tried any of the Nonna Pia's gourmet reductions yet you are truly depriving your tastebuds of pure joy! Do yourself a favor and pick up a bottle from Edible BC on Granville Island and if you can't decide between Classic, Rosemary or Strawberry/Fig just ask them for a taster and they will be more than happy to give you one.
There are even a bunch of recipes online to help you out too :) Here is one to get you salivating in the mean time ;)


Butter lettuce
Red Onion
Slivered Almonds
Goat Cheese (a nice soft one from Oyama Sausage - Jerome just knows how to pick 'em!)
Toasted sourdough bread cut in squares
Drizzle with olive oil
Drizzle with Nonna Pia's flavorful and velvety smooth Strawberry/Fig balsamic reduction and you have a summer in a bowl! Perfect if you didn't get a chance to soak up as much natural Vitamin D as you would've liked on this lovely day!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bliss Balls

These tasty little morsels are the perfect afternoon snack to give you energy before hitting the gym or to tie you over till dinner time! I made an extra large batch of quinoa for dinner the night before then used the rest for my Bliss Balls the next day :)


Dried Cherries
Dried Cranberries
Black Sesame Seeds
Ground Flax
Black Rock Salt
Almond Butter

Blend up all the dry ingredients, then mix with the wet and roll into balls :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Coco Apple Zinger

This Coconut, Apple, Ginger Shake is my new favorite! It is refreshing, smooth and packed full of nourishing goodness!
First, Juice 4 *organic apples (I like BC pink ladies) and 2 little nubs of ginger.
Add to blender with the following ingredients:
-Coconut Water (hydrating detoxifier!)
-Coconut Oil (does wonders for hair, skin & stress)
-Hemp Hearts (rich source of protein and Omega's)
Blend with 4 ice cubes and serve :)

*Always buy Organic Apples*
The FDA states that more pesticides are found on apples than any other vegetable or fruit! When the Environmental Working Group tested conventionally grown apples, they discovered as many as 36 pesticides on the apples. The pesticides that were detected have been linked to damages to the human reproductive system, damages to the brain and nervous system, including decreased intelligence and increased attention problems in children, and damages to the immune system. The pesticides penetrate right into the flesh of the apples so you can't just scrub them away!
Studies from Britain and France reveal organic apples have greater concentrations of nutrients. Cornell University researchers concluded that apple consumption could be an effective strategy for cancer prevention and that the phytonutrients in organic apples may actually reduce breast tumors.