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Real kombucha: the best non-alcoholic wine

Real kombucha: the best non-alcoholic wine

I am always on the lookout for healthier alternatives to yummy everyday meals. After all If you manage to swap your favourite foods for an alternative that taste great but has more health benefits, your general health will be improved as a result, without you […]

How to make tasty cous-cous

How to make tasty cous-cous

Cous-cous is one of the quicker grains to prepare. It takes 5 min to make and it goes with everything: raw vegetables, meats, fish, roasted vegetables, pulses, sauces and everything in between. This recipe will show you how to make tasty cous-cous in 5 min. […]

Cannellini beans, fennel and radicchio salad

Cannellini beans, fennel and radicchio salad

A gorgeous vegan salad this cannellini beans, fennel and radicchio salad is brimming with colors and nutrients, perfect for a light meal to support liver health and detoxification. It is rich in vegetable proteins and some complex carbs, so complemented by a slice of crust […]

Gluten-free quinoa breakfast bowl

Gluten-free quinoa breakfast bowl

I am always on the lookout for low sugar and possibly gluten free breakfast ideas, and if you read my    “4 common  mistakes healthy people do” you might know that many of the pre-prepared cereals or muesli option on the market, (yes even some […]

Easy red lentils soup

Easy red lentils soup

What I like is really easy, delicious and quick to make healthy food. I like the sensation of feeling nourished but also light and full of energy that comes with healthy meals, but I don’t like much of the fuss of complicated and long recipes […]

Quinoa, avocado & beans Summer salad

Quinoa, avocado & beans Summer salad

After the lockdown and two laptops breakdown, I am finally back into blogging with this delicious and healthy quinoa, avocado and cannellini beans salad. Dramatic purple tomatoes, Italian cannellini beans ( you can use ordinary white beans ) red onions, Greek basil, avocado, cold pressed […]

Low sugar banana bread (made with olive oil)

Low sugar banana bread (made with olive oil)

This low-sugar olive oil banana bread is moist and delicious. Super simple to make it takes only 10 min to prepare, and it is made with olive oil rather than butter or coconut oil, which makes it perfect and lighter to digest for those like […]

Raw cocoa & cinnamon hot chocolate drink

Raw cocoa & cinnamon hot chocolate drink

A delciously healthy chcolate drink. Magnesium & anti-oxidants rich, it is also gluten-free, dairy-free and nuts-free.

Japanese iced Sencha green tea

Japanese iced Sencha green tea

The big heat is here! London is wrapped in a giant heatwave with peak of 38. Needless to say, in this heat is important to stay hydrated. Water is great, but sometimes you need sit back with a nice and refreshing drink in your hand. […]

Mediterranean pasta with peppers, tomatoes and olives

Mediterranean pasta with peppers, tomatoes and olives

I made this Mediterranean pasta with peppers, tomatoes and olives, from some leftover roasted peppers that I had made for the  previous day, and some leftovers salad tomatoes.  This pasta was delicious, full of fibers and satisfying. It is perfect for a family meal or […]

Sundried tomatoes, celery and white beans salad

Sundried tomatoes, celery and white beans salad

Fresh but full of taste this sundried tomatoes, celery and cannellini beans salad recipe,  is perfect for a light summer lunch or dinner. Suitable for vegans, this recipe is also gluten-free, dairy-free and nuts-free. Celery is low in calories but rich in fibers and has […]

How to make overnight oats

How to make overnight oats

Overnight oats are one of the healthiest and easy to do breakfast you can have. They are gluten-free, hypo-allergenic and have a balanced composition of vegetable proteins and complex carbs, to keep you full and nourished until lunchtime. As the name suggests, overnight oats are […]

Easy Mediterranean Shakshuka eggs

Easy Mediterranean Shakshuka eggs

An easy version of the classical Mediterranean shakshuka recipe, served with some garlic and chili spinach on a side. My mum used to love eggs and tomatoes sauce, and for me as well it has been an easy and yummy quick recipe, for when I […]

The healthy gourmet Greek salad

The healthy gourmet Greek salad

A nice and fresh tomatoes salad for the summer with the taste of sumac, olives, cucumber and shallots. A tasty variation to the classic Greek salad, that is great as side dish or even on its own for a light lunch. Sumac is a Middle […]

Egg pasta (pappardelle) with lemony walnuts & spinach pesto

Egg pasta (pappardelle) with lemony walnuts & spinach pesto

Protein pasta like this gorgeous egg “pappardelle” is the perfect type of pasta to have with pesto, as it  provides a more balanced carbs/proteins ratio, leaving you full and satisfied for a real healthy gourmet recipe. As you may have read in my previous post […]

Italian avocado salad

Italian avocado salad

This glorious Italian Avocado Salad is rich in an array of anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Perfect stand alone for a starter and light lunch or with some cracked pepper and lemon chicken fillets.

Buckwheat, banana & cinnamon pancakes

Buckwheat, banana & cinnamon pancakes

To celebrate pancake day, I would like to propose a no added sugar, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, nuts-free, buckwheat, banana & cinnamon pancakes recipe. You can try these gluten-free, dairy-free, nuts-free pancakes recipe with different toppings, the most classical of them being a few drops of […]

Roasted tomatoes, peppers, thyme & feta gnocchi

Roasted tomatoes, peppers, thyme & feta gnocchi

A delicious, comforting and decadent gluten-free gnocchi recipe. Thyme infused, roasted Romano peppers, tomatoes, olive oil and feta cheese for this rich Mediterranean flavors dish, that will satisfy your palate.   Nutritional lowdown. Potatoes gnocchi have a slightly higher GI than pasta, so they need […]

Roasted peppers and tomatoes soup

Roasted peppers and tomatoes soup

This gorgeous soup, will warm up your winter evenings and bring you a host of Mediterranean flavors. Eating a varied and colorful diet is a great way to make sure that your body receives the cocktail of nutrients to support optimum nutrition, so my tip […]

Sumac lentils & carrots stew

Sumac lentils & carrots stew

A delicious and comforting vegan recipe, perfect for a cosy night in. Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, this yummy stew is full of fibers and vegetable proteins. Perfect with a slice of crusty wholemeal bread or some quinoa for a gluten-free option.  

Pumpkin & sage risotto

Pumpkin & sage risotto

A delicate yet, delicious Italian pumpkins and sage risotto, perfect for Halloween and the Christmas season. Made with olive oil instead of butter, it is light yet full of flavor. Gluten-free.  A real, authentic Italian recipe that will impress your guests at a dinner party. […]

Rocket, walnuts & grana padano cheese salad

Rocket, walnuts & grana padano cheese salad

A tasty and nutrients rich salad made with seasonal ingredients. Rocket is a packed with nutrients, that supports healthy detoxification pathways. Keep it in mind for this winter, it is the perfect accompaniment for those cheese boards and Christmas meals. Walnuts add some crunchiness and healthy […]

Polenta with mushrooms & crushed walnuts

Polenta with mushrooms & crushed walnuts

A gluten-free and vegan autumnal recipe, delicious, super easy to make and ready in 15 minutes! It is perfect for those chilly nights in, when you want something comforting but don’t feel like cooking, and it is a great addition for dinner party, for those […]

Chickpeas & kale turmeric stew

Chickpeas & kale turmeric stew

When we reach the colder season it is natural to start craving warmer and more cooked meals. This turmeric chickpeas & kale stew is comforting enough but extremely easy and quick to make. Rich in soothing spices, this stew is a perfect vegan meal choice […]

Asparagus and  courgettes soup with fennel seeds

Asparagus and courgettes soup with fennel seeds

Soups are the best way to add fibers to your diet, manage and lose weight. Comforting and filling they can be prepared in advance and frozen for the your convenience. Delicate and delicious this light soup is perfect this late summer and early autumn time. […]

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 rocket frittata

Potatoes and rocket frittata

A very tasty and speedy potatoes and rocket 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Italian orecchiette with broccoli

Italian orecchiette with broccoli

A traditional recipe from the south of Italy this garlic, chili & broccoli pasta, is a staple of my witnter menu. Originally made with “orecchiette” a typical pasta from the Puglia region, can be made with any other type of pasta, including gluten-free. For the […]

Green beans, purple sprouts and radish quinoa salad

Green beans, purple sprouts and radish quinoa salad

Lots of green and purple goodness and vegan proteins with this easy Purple sprouts, green beans and radish quinoa salad 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 […]

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. So if you are […]

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 […]

Anti-inflammatory pumpkin, ginger and turmeric soup

Anti-inflammatory pumpkin, ginger and 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 […]

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 […]

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: chard & pineapple juice

My favorite green juice: chard & pineapple juice

A super delicious, healthy and anti-inflammatory juice, this chard and pinepple juice 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 […]

Courgettes and peppers salad

Courgettes and peppers salad

A lovely and extremely versatile recipe, this courgettes and  yellow peppers salad can be used in a number of different ways. It can be made in advance and frozen, making it even more convenient and a time saver. Delicious, rich in fibers and a nice […]