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Asparagus & prawns risotto

Asparagus & prawns risotto

This delicious risotto is a perfect for every occasion,from a dinner party to a family dinner. Perfectly balanced in its carbs, vegetables & proteins components it will keep you full for longer and satisfy even the most sophisticated of the taste buds. Ingredients ( serves […]

Feta, tomatoes & olives spaghetti

Feta, tomatoes & olives spaghetti

Some days you need pasta! if you are going for wheat, I would advice you to choose an organic brand, to minimize the exposure to pesticides and GMO. If you are gluten or wheat intolerant, you can choose a gluten-free one and the recipe will […]

Zataar & turmeric rice

Zataar & turmeric rice

This zaatar & turmeric rice recipe is super easy and quick to do. Gluten-free and full of Mediterranean flavors, this super easy & quick recipe is ideal as a base for lunch boxes and as a gluten-free alternative to cous-cous or for those days when […]

6 rules for a glowing skin

6 rules for a glowing skin

Summer is now here, and we have been blessed with a beautiful weather here in London this year. With summer dresses and less make-up, the attention is on the skin. So here are 6 lifestyle tips for a glowing skin. Because a beautiful skin is a healthy skin. […]

How to make basic hummus

How to make basic hummus

Many of you have asked for a basic hummus recipe which is a really healthy choice when it is homemade. It is rich in vegetable proteins, good fats, polyphenols, vitamin C, vitamin E, fibers and traces of many other minerals and vitamins. It is super […]

Fennel, rocket & grapefruit salad

Fennel, rocket & grapefruit salad

Perfect for the summer this fresh salad adds variety and nutrients to our diet. Perfect with fish like a simple pan fried sea bass fillet or as a starter. A good option as a summer garden party salad. Ready in 5 min Ingredients (serves 1) […]

5 common mistakes that can hamper your weight loss

5 common mistakes that can hamper your weight loss

I am re-posting here from my Pilates website, this very popular article on weight loss and the most common mistakes people do. Have a good read through and if you have questions, you can contact me at ASK Claudia or on any of my social […]

Italian chicken & peppers (peperonata)

Italian chicken & peppers (peperonata)

An easier version of the classic “peperonata”, and Italian dish very popular during the summer. very rich in fibers and proteins, this version is slightly easier that the traditional one as the peppers are partly roasted in the oven rather than stewed.  In this way […]

How to make Italian tomatoes sauce

How to make Italian tomatoes sauce

Tomatoes sauce can be used on pasta or to give instant flavor to a host of dishes that might otherwise be bland. It can be added to with beans or chickpeas for an instant “baked beans” feeling, or eggs, meats and vegetables for an instant […]

Chickpeas & feta salad + mint & zataar

Chickpeas & feta salad + mint & zataar

A truly Mediterranean salad ready in only 10 min, perfect for this warm British Summer. Ready in 10 min Ingredients  (serves 2 people) 1/2 chickpeas can ( drained) 1/2 cucumber 3 jewel tomatoes 70 gr feta cheese a pinch of Zataar a pinch of fresh mint […]

Potatoes and herbs frittata

Potatoes and herbs frittata

A very tasty and speedy frittata recipe, filling and great to use up vegetables leftovers. For this recipe, I used some “rocket, watercress and spinach” leftover salad leaves and some steamed potatoes that I had left from the day before. This frittata is filling, and […]

Greek basil quinoa salad + tamari chicken

Greek basil quinoa salad + tamari chicken

Another delicious gluten-free quinoa salad perfect for the warm season. Made with only few ingredients, but full of flavor thanks to the use of herbs and spices. Ingredients For the salad 1/2 cup quinoa 1/2 cup black & red quinoa 15 cherry tomatoes 4-6  spring […]

Asparagus, broad beans & feta frittata

Asparagus, broad beans & feta frittata

A delicious frittata recipe, perfect for a light dinner or brunch, cold buffet or a tasty proteins rich snack before of after the gym. Versatile and delicious, this frittata is easy to make and great to use up some asparagus or feta cheese leftovers. Filling […]

10 ideas to super-charge your salad for springtime

10 ideas to super-charge your salad for springtime

Springtime is now here, and with the warm weather comes the need to detox from the heavier and mostly cooked winter meals and favor more raw and fresh ingredients. This is a simple and easy way to instantly add more nutrients and health benefits to […]

Asparagus & leeks tagliatelle

Asparagus & leeks tagliatelle

This easy to make and light pasta recipe is full of spring vegetables just straight from the British garden. With its content of vegetables and only 65 g of egg pasta ( which is high in proteins), this dish is delicious, filling and satisfying, great […]

Raw chocolate & goji berries hearts

Raw chocolate & goji berries hearts

There is nothing more sexy than chocolate, and when Valentine comes I love the idea of making some chocolates myself. These raw chocolate & goji berries heart are brimming with health benefits and perfect for sweet Valentine surprise. Both raw chocolate and goji berries are […]

Almond milk: my pick of the best

Almond milk: my pick of the best

Everybody seems to be a bit diary intolerant these days, including me. Whether this depends on the farming conditions ( from antibiotic load, cattle stress hormones, grains feeding) or not, it is difficult to say, but if you feel that cow’s milk is a bit […]

Potatoes gnocchi with olives, sundried tomatoes & rocket pesto

Potatoes gnocchi with olives, sundried tomatoes & rocket pesto

A vegan & gluten-free super quick but comforting recipe ready in less than 10 min! Pestos are are really easy to make and a great way to use up your leftovers. There is no need to buy the shop made ones that are going to […]

Chickpeas, avocado & spinach turmeric cous-cous

Chickpeas, avocado & spinach turmeric cous-cous

A gorgeous and nutrients rich vegan cous-cous recipe, ready in only 10 min. Great for lunch, dinner or lunch box. Ingredients 1 avocado a handful of spinach leaves 1/2 Romano pepper 1/2 chickpeas can (drained) a pinch of dried oregano 2-3 spring onions a dash […]

Persimmon, walnuts & banana breakfast bowl

Persimmon, walnuts & banana breakfast bowl

More of a dessert, than a breakfast bowl, due to the deliciously natural sweetness of the persimmon. The contrast with the walnuts and the creaminess of the natural yogurt is great, while the banana add some body. To me it is perfect like that, with […]

Rice and quinoa spaghetti with raw spinach pesto

Rice and quinoa spaghetti with raw spinach pesto

This pasta, is absolutely delicious and gluten-free. The pesto is incredibly quick to make and full of goodness ready in 10 min! The pasta I have used is Bio-Fair and it has been a wonderful surprise, for its taste, and consistency. I have never really liked gluten-free pasta, […]

Salmon, chard, beetroot & heritage tomatoes salad.

Salmon, chard, beetroot & heritage tomatoes salad.

Just in time for your New Year detox, here is a NO cook salmon rainbow salad ready for those days when you have no time. but want to stock up on nutrients. Ready in 5 min. Ready in 5 min Ingredients (serves 2) 2 fillet […]

Pomegranate & orange quinoa salad

Pomegranate & orange quinoa salad

Since the start of this blog I have been fascinated more and more by the Middle Eastern cuisine. Similar in a way to the Italian one, mostly for its use of olive oil and fresh vegetables, it create complexity with the use of intriguing spices […]

Balsamic chicken with roasted tomatoes, broccoli & asparagus Parmesan salad

Balsamic chicken with roasted tomatoes, broccoli & asparagus Parmesan salad

A lovely, easy to do family dinner, that everybody will love. Any leftover from the main meal, can be re-used in easy to do recipes the next day to save time in the kitchen and maximise your food shopping. Ingredients 1 packet of free range […]

The best day to start a detox or a diet

The best day to start a detox or a diet

Most of us tend to start a new diet or detox on a Monday, and most of us usually struggle to carry through and abandon their plans of a healthier diet mid-week. Could it be that the timing is just wrong? The answer is yes.  […]

Have you reached your plateau? Try this….

Have you reached your plateau? Try this….

This is one of the most common complaint I received from my clients and friends alike: I have managed to lose weight but cannot shift the last stubborn few pounds. What shall I do? The scenario might sounds familiar. You have managed to get you […]

Serrano ham and spinach breakfast eggs

Serrano ham and spinach breakfast eggs

A healthier take on the typical English breakfast, great for a weekend brunch. The bacon has been substituted with the yummy Serrano ham, and the eggs are accompanied by some deliciously green garlic and chili spinach. The idea is also not to fry, but gently […]

Purple & green quinoa salad

Purple & green quinoa salad

Lots of green and purple goodness and vegan proteins with this easy quinoa salad, great for a light lunch, side or healthy luchbox, and great for the whole family. Radish is great to help liver detox, green beans bring lots of fibers for gut health, whilst purple sprouts […]

Celeriac & thyme mash

Celeriac & thyme mash

It’s getting colder out there, and when the winter comes, so it is the need for stodgy and warming food. Just be smart about, keep those sugars levels in check, add vegetables, and respect the proportions of a good balanced meal. Today I had this […]

Spinach and cherry tomatoes quinoa “risotto”

Spinach and cherry tomatoes quinoa “risotto”

Sometimes the best recipes are the ones that are not planned, but made out of convenience and lack of ingredients. I made this “quinotto” on a day that I was really craving something healthy but cooked, and I had nothing left in my cupboard apart […]

Support your immune system in the winter months

Support your immune system in the winter months

It’s that time of the year again, when the first colds and flu of the season start to appear. Our lifestyle and nutrition can have an influence on our immune system and the way we responds to minor illnesses. Have you ever noticed how we […]

Anti-oxidants rich, pumpkin & turmeric soup

Anti-oxidants rich, pumpkin & turmeric soup

This is my to-go soup for the winter months, when colds and sore throats become a sad reality. Rich in soothing properties, it usually manages to help me decongest a runny nose and support my system when I am run down. I find it perfect […]

Semi-wholewheat rigatoni with mushrooms ragu’ (bolognese sauce)

Semi-wholewheat rigatoni with mushrooms ragu’ (bolognese sauce)

A healthier version of the classic “Bolognese” sauce, aka Italian ragu. Made with semi-wholewheat rigatoni pasta, and super charged by lots of mushrooms and less mince meat, this pasta is quite balanced in its carbs, proteins and fibers for a longer filling sensation and a […]

Thyme and shallots roast chicken with celeriac chips

Thyme and shallots roast chicken with celeriac chips

Roast chicken, is one of the easiest and straightfoward meals, but this versions has a healthier kick and a different flavour, but still very easy and relatively quick to make. I choose to use the tighs instead of a whole chicken, as they easier to […]

My favorite: rye, cinnamon & yogurt pancakes

My favorite: rye, cinnamon & yogurt pancakes

This are my favorite pancakes, wheat-free, fluffy and a real hit every time I make them. I love the combination of rye and cinnamon, while the yogurt makes them fluffy just enough. They are perfect for a sweet treat or for a indulgent weekend breakfast! […]

Courgettes, watercress & rocket soup

Courgettes, watercress & rocket soup

I love soups. They can be made in advance, frozen and they are a great and delicious way to keep weight under control and to cleanse our systems in a natural way. Luscious and green, this creamy soup is great for the summer too, helping […]

Food prep: 3 recipes for delicious chicken fillets

Food prep: 3 recipes for delicious chicken fillets

Food prepping is one the secret of a healthy diet. When you are busy or strapped for time, it is easy to give in to ready made and highly palatable foods. Having some food ready for those long and busy days, when you too tired […]

Leftover feta cheese & kale frittata

Leftover feta cheese & kale frittata

Nothing needs to be thrown away in The Healthy Gourmet kitchen! Bits or c rumbles of feta cheese and few green leaves vegetables like spinach or kale, are often found in my fridge. In the typical Italian kitchen, these are often brainstormed and transformed in […]

My favorite green juice

My favorite green juice

A super delicious juice that will satisfy even those that are new to whole juicing thing. Pineapple, is not only juicy and delicious, but is brimming with nutrients and enzymes, whilst the rainbow chard is a great substitute for spinach and kale, and a super […]

Few practical tips to beat the belly bloating

Few practical tips to beat the belly bloating

Digestive issues are quite common. A poor or disorderly diet, stress, poor eating hygiene, lack of sleep and even a sedentary life, can all contribute. The first port of call is obviously to check with your GP as any change in digestive functions can mask […]