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Venezuelan Tres en Uno (detox drink)

Venezuelan Tres en Uno (detox drink)

With the recent trend of healthy smoothies and detox drink, i had to bring this recipe to the blog. A Venezuelan tres en uno is all you need: one glass for a great morning. My great-grandmother lived 98 years, and she was energetic and happy until the last moment. She used to drink tres en uno almost every day of her life. She had a whole food diet and not because of a trend. She was from a poor little...
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Chickpeas and Tuna Salad

Chickpeas and Tuna Salad

This chickpeas and tuna salad are super yummy and so fulfilling that you can take it as lunch by itself.     This is a heavy salad. It’s a combination of eggs, tuna, chickpeas and some mayo (not too much). There is no way you end hungry after eating this plate. It’s perfect to take to your job. The only thing is that you need to take the dressing in a separate container and add it to your salad right...
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Black Rice and Shrimps Salad

Black Rice and Shrimps Salad

A healthy sour and sweet black rice and shrimps salad. An exotic twist to the regular shrimp salad.     Black rice is one of China’s best kept secrets. It used to be consumed by the royal family exclusively and It almost disappeared until it was brought back thanks to its amazing benefits. I’m not trying to be annoying by being the “eat whole grains and vegetables” type of food blogger writer. But yeah, whole grains are here to stay...
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Easy Vegetable Clam Chowder

Easy Vegetable Clam Chowder

Lovely and lighter version of a vegetable clam chowder. This will be one of your favorites night dinners after you try it once.     I love chowders beyond any measure. My shrimp and bacon chowder is one of my favorites soups for a cold winter day — assuming that winter in Lisbon can be counted as winter. But these vegetables and clam chowder is way more light and healthy. I was hesitating about calling it “chowder”. It is loaded...
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Portuguese Tuna Tart

Portuguese Tuna Tart

The easiest tuna tart that will be your savior for the next beach trip. This is a blender tart that will give you a great result every time.       This is a Portuguese recipe that I learnt from my mother in law and that, apparently, is really popular around here. It’s a quite easy concept. A layer of tuna filling encapsulated between two layers of cake-like dough. This tuna tart recipe, besides being super tasty and yummy, has...
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Healthy Baked Whitefish With Vegetables

Healthy Baked Whitefish With Vegetables

This super healthy whitefish with vegetables is an easy recipe for a weeknight dinner. It will take you less than 30 minutes to cook this nutritious meal for your entire family. Lately, I’ve been way more aware of the need of keeping the majority of my foods in the healthy spectrum. I try to follow the 80/20 rule: 80% healthy and 20% junk food and sweets. This way I assure that I’m taking care of my future health but at...
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Foolproof Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Foolproof Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This pineapple upside down cake recipe has been in my family for a long time. It is one of our favorite cakes to eat at the family weekend reunion with a big cup of coffee —Latinoamericanos, you know?     The main difference between this pineapple upside down cake and the rest of the zillion of recipes out there is the quality of the sponge cake. It is moist yet spongy. Usually, pineapple upside down cakes are kind of compact...
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Honey and Walnuts Hot Oatmeal

Honey and Walnuts Hot Oatmeal

A complete breakfast in a single mug. I love the simplicity of this honey and walnuts hot oatmeal. It’s perfect for a gloomy day because it gives you an instant boost of energy.     Hot oatmeal is a classic in my house since I can remember. Waking up with the smell of a big bowl of oatmeal smelling like cinnamon and honey. It is just so simple and so recomforting at the same time. A simple flavor combination that...
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The Easiest Peach Strudel

The Easiest Peach Strudel

Layers of crispy puff pastry and a spiced peach filling.  This is the easiest peach strudel that you are going to find.   This is one of those recipes that it was almost a flop but in the end, it turned out really delicious. My first intention was to make a peach cobbler in an easy way using some ready-made pie crust. The only little problem is that I bought puff pastry by mistake. Yeaap, clumsy me. The worst is...
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Shrimp, Corn and Bacon Chowder

Shrimp, Corn and Bacon Chowder

Chunky, rich and satisfying chowder. This is a classic dish that has the power of warming any heart. Here I will tell you the secret for a perfect shrimp, corn and bacon chowder.     I spent a lot —- I mean a lot — of time trying to get a proper chowder. Chowder always intrigued me: a creamy and rich soup that has bite-size chunks of seafood, bacon or vegetables. My first attempt was not a success — the...
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