Recipe: Mozzarella salad

Salads are such quick and easy meals to make and especially when temperatures rise, it is the best convenience food. This week we’re having quite the Indian summer, and so what better moment to share one of my favorites? Think of it as an amped up salad caprese: there’s still the mozzarella, basil and tomato…

Wheat intolerance update

It’s been a LOOONG time since I told you about my suspected wheat intolerance. More than 2.5 years ago to be exact. I have shared some wheat free recipes here and there, but I haven’t properly told you about how things are going and where I stand. Today I felt like giving you an update….

Recipe: Easy grilled chicken & oven roasted veggies

I hardly ever use cookbooks or recipes to prepare my meals. Only when I try to make something specific will I grab my homemade recipe book, that has everything tried and true in one spot. No, I am a ‘come-as-you-go’ type cook. I simply buy ingredients and chuck them together and hope for the best….

What I Eat #17

I seem to find myself doing one of these What I Eat posts always near the end of the month. And I don’t even plan that. It’s just how it happens. I look in my folder and see I have enough pictures to do one of these again and for some reason that always ends…

My food philosophy

How apt of me to be writing this post right now. The past few weeks I have fallen off the wagon for a bit so to speak. There is no better time to remind myself of why I eat what I eat. Because my food philosophy didn’t just come about randomly. I hit quite a…

What I Eat #16

In my personal update from last month I wrote that I had been getting some more energy to do some extra cooking and baking and boy have I been busy in my kitchen. This posts tracks some the meals I’ve had in the first 2.5 weeks of May, but I already have some extra pictures…

What I eat #15

Featured in the 15th installment of What I Eat: some salads, some smoothies, some omelettes, some dinners AND I’ve gone back to baking. Yes, you got that right. With some new found energy I also like spending more time in my kitchen again and so this past weekend I threw a King’s Day Pancake Extravaganza…

What I eat #14

As we speak, it’s been just over a year since I found out that wheat and I aren’t exactly the best of friends. As a result of that, I started digging deeper into what food means and what are actual healthy food choices. I made some rigorous changes to my diet with I cataloged by…

10 favorite recipes

One of my favorite things to do is cook. I love to prepare food and don’t mind if it takes some time to do so. I like anything from putting together an elaborate lunch, prepare a 5 course dinner or bake a gigantic cheesecake. There are 10 recipes that I love to make and that…

What I eat #13

Since yesterday’s post was a quick one, I thought it would make a nice ‘inbetween’ post. So today we are going back to the program and I’m presenting you with some meals I had in the past few weeks. Plenty of healthy things, but since I am quite the sweet tooth I have to share…

What I eat #11

If there is one thing I am currently trying to focus on it’s what I eat. Of course having a major sweet tooth doesn’t help, but when I feel down and out I try and take care of my body by eating healthy foods that provide plenty of nutrients. Since I haven’t been moving around…

Recipes worth sharing

As I have embarked on this no wheat, no gluten, less dairy, less sugar lifestyle of mine, I have been collecting quite the amount of recipes. Mainly for ‘sweet’ things. I know how to cook regular meals just fine and often times, I will make a stir fry without the rice, replace regular pasta by…

Recipe: banana & peanut butter breakfast pancakes

I made these easy breakfast pancakes yesterday and loved them so much that I decided to share. You could call these a different take on the two ingredient banana-egg pancakes that are making the rounds. I usually have those with some cinnamon mixed in. I may even add raisins or blueberries to the mixture and…

Recipe: no sugar banana bread

I wrote last week that I was going to go on a ‘no added sugar’ diet for a few weeks. I have been sorta successful in this project. I relented on Sunday when friends phoned me to say they were in town with their kids and taking them to have ice cream. How could I…

My no added sugar quest

A major sweet tooth. That’s what I have. I could eat anything sweet any time of day. And that is a problem, especially since I have not been able to hit the gym as much as I’d like due to my current work situation. I already wanted to start this no added sugar ‘detox’ a…

What I eat: a day in food (work edition)

For the past 6 months I’ve been making posts showing the meals I eat over the course of one or two weeks. I’ve never shown what I eat on one single day though. Since I know that many people struggle with deciding what food to take to work or school, I thought it would be…

What I Eat #9

I don’t have too many pictures this time, because I simply forgot to take pics. I do have to say that with going back to work comes a much more steady paced weekly schedule. In turn, that means I have less time to experiment and elaborate cooking schemes, which diminishes the amount of variation drastically….

My wheat free diet (update)

Instead of a What I Eat post I’ve decided to just write a post on how my wheat free diet is coming along. It’s been a little over 6 months since I figured I might have wheat intolerance. Through a lot of trial and error during that time I am now fairly sure my body…

What I Eat #8

Again a sneak peek into what I have been eating the past 2 weeks or so. This is all vacation food. Since I had 5 weeks of doing nearly nothing, I entertained myself quite a bit by baking and cooking. I do have to say that I may have gone a bit overboard on the…

What I eat #7

One thing I of course didn’t do is stop eating. I may have put my blog on the backburner a bit but I have been making breakfast, lunch, dinner, smoothies and snacks all along. So we have some catching up to do and some of the foods featured in this post are from weeks ago….

What I Eat #6

AAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I’m back. It’s been a while since I posted anything on here. Life is busy: exam week has started, I am still finishing up my thesis, while writing an article at the same time and then I’m doing regular work outs and am trying to have a social life. Needless to say: the blog…

What I eat #5

It took some time again to gather sufficient pictures for a what I eat, but since I’m home less it’s more difficult to get a greater variety of meals into my week, which means I can take fewer pictures. But naturally I’ve been eating food these past 2 weeks and so here’s a new post…

What I eat #4 (including food shoplog)

Another What I Eat already! And I didn’t even take pictures while I was on the trip. No, all the pictures below were taken from Monday April 29th till Sunday May 5th. A week in food. Including groceries! How exciting is that! This week’s groceries… This week I thought it would be fun to show…

What I eat #3

Last week I posted my fitness & health routine where I told you that I have made the decision to simply go back to my semi low carb diet I was doing before I went wheat free. On top of that, whenever I do eat pasta, bread or the like, I will make sure that…

Wheat free: what I eat #2

I thought I’d give you another update on my wheat free diet. I still cannot say anything conclusive about whether it’s working, but I’m really liking the experimenting that comes with it, so I really really don’t mind it. I don’t feel any differently from when I was going strictly lowcarb and my body doesn’t…

Wheat free: what I eat & update

A little over a week ago, I told you about my endeavors to try to eat more carbs, but cut out wheat. If you don’t know what I’m talking about than please feel free to read that post here. Since I’ve been on this diet for 10 days now I thought I’d give a bit…

I’m going wheat free!

Oh yes that’s right. As of today, I’m starting a wheat free diet. These past few weeks have been hell in terms of stomachaches and food cravings and so I’ve decided to figure out what I could do to get my body back to normal. After some research I figured I might be wheat intolerant…