Today’s post is about food. Yes! We all love food, don’t we? I’m going to share with you some of my favorite recipes for summer.
What I eat in a day?
Usually in the morning , I like to drink my coffee and later on I have some breakfast or I prepare a fresh smoothie. Today we are having French toast with mascarpone cream, honey, almonds and strawberries. It’s a typical brunch/breakfast in Amsterdam (Holland).
Here is what you need and how to make it.
- 2 Bread slices
- 1 egg
- Nuts or almonds
- 1 Lemon
- 1 sugar Tbsp.
- Fresh strawberries (You can use any other fruit you prefer)
What you want to do is heat the frying pan over medium heat with butter (2 tbs). In a plate, beat the egg and dip the bread in the egg, once it’s done place it in the pan. Meanwhile, cut the strawberries and chop the nuts. In another bowl or container mix the mascarpone with a splash of lemon and a spoon of sugar, my advice is to heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds and later mix it. When the toasts are golden, remove them from the heat to a plate. Pour the mascarpone on top of the bread and the strawberries on side. Then in the pan you have used to fry the toast, add a spoonful of honey and the nuts that we previously chopped. When they are ready (warm and golden) throw them over the mascarpone and that’s it!
♦Walnuts are excellent in quality and quantity of proteins, in fiber, vitamins and minerals and strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese.
For lunch I love to eat some pasta, or rice to have energy for the rest of the afternoon. So today I went for a creamy pasta with broccoli, bacon, and gorgonzola sauce. (You can also add asparagus). This pasta is really easy and quick to do, all you need is;
- 1 broccoli
- 200 g of pasta
- 1 pack of chop bacon
- Gorgonzola cheese
- Powder parmesan
- Milk, salt, pepper,
- 5 or 6 asparragus (optional)
- Olive oil
The first thing you will do is bring to boil 2 containers. One smaller than the other. In the small we will add broccoli (cut into small pieces). My advice; I only cook the broccoli for a minute or two when I first put it in because it will continue cooking. Preheat a pan with olive oil. Cut the asparagus into small pieces. When the oil is hot, add in the bacon, and when the bacon is crispy, add the asparagus. When all is ready, add the broccoli that we have boiled previously. Once ready, add a glass of milk and two spoons of gorgonzola, and bring to a light boil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir everything and enjoy! You can add some parmesan on top which makes it more delicious.
♦Broccoli offers as much vitamin C as an orange and contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc too. It also provides fiber.
Dinner time, I usually go for something light and quick. I like to eat healthier in the night because is not the best going to sleep with a full stomach. For this post I choose one vegan lentil salad and one vegetarian chickpeas spinach salad. It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and it’s delicious.
Lentil salad: I usually use cooked lentils from a jar glass or any brand you know its good. It has the same properties and it saves a lot of time. You are going to need red onion, olives, tomatoes, cucumber and red&green pepper. Chop all in small pieces. In a deep bowl, mix the lentils with all the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Personally, I like to add some black olives sauce. Is really easy to make: in a small glass mix a bit of olive oil, 2Tbsp. of black olive muse or pate, and soya sauce.
Chickpeas salad: I also use the ones that are already boiled. For this salad you want 1 avocado, 1 boiled egg, parmesan or goat cheese as you will, tomatoes, spinach, carrots and if you are not vegetarian you can also add tuna (preferable in olive oil tuna). Heat a pan with some oil, add the spinach and let them cook for 5 minutes. Cut all the ingredients in small bits and grate the carrots. When the spinaches are ready mix all together in a recipient. The sauce I love with this salad is sweet mustard. You can mix a little of vinegar, honey and mustard, shake it all and pour it on top of the salad! We are all ready.
♦Lentils help to Lower Cholesterol and stabilized Blood Sugar. they contain a high level of proteins.
♦Cheakpeas or garbanzos are high in fiber and protein, and contain vitamins and minerals. Lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes between others.
So that’s what I “try to” eat in a day, please let me know in the comments below what’s your favorite food, if you like to cook or not, what you eat in a day, what’s your master chef plate and so on! Hope you enjoyed it and try some recipes for this summer.
All the love,