• Peruvian Aji Verde
    Sides,  Thermomix®

    Peruvian Aji Verde Sauce

    My new favorite summer sauce, this spicy Peruvian green sauce is perfect for anything you put on the grill. Aji verde sauce is great on meats, veggies, breads, french fries or even as a salad dressing if you are adventurous! Aji means chili pepper, and this spicy green sauce is made with jalapeño. Please note, this recipe is not authentic, it is only my version that uses similar ingredients that you would find in an aji verde sauce. Traditional aji verde is made wit huacatay, or black mint. Black mint is a difficult herb to find in the US, so I used mint instead. Not exactly the same, but I…

  • Cauliflower Fried Rice
    Sides,  Thermomix®

    Cauliflower Fried Rice

    Forget take-out and make this super simple, delicious and healthy cauliflower fried rice in under 20 minutes! Keep it vegan or add scrambled eggs or chicken for protein. Cauliflower alone is very plain and does not have a strong taste. In this recipe, it is first “riced” and then fried in oil and flavored with garlic, liquid aminos (a substitute for soy sauce) and sesame oil. To rice the cauliflower, I use my Thermomix®. You can literally throw a head of cauliflower into it and it will rice it in 4 seconds flat. Impressive! If you do not own one, you can use a food processor. There is a debate…

  • Sautéd Kale with Garlic

    Sautéd Kale with Garlic

    Kale sautéd in a skillet with a bit of olive oil and some minced garlic is one of my favorite sides. Why? It is really quick and easy to prepare, it is flavorful, and my toddler loves it because in the end some of the kale turns into crunchy “kale chips.” Some people don’t like kale because of its bitter taste. Although I have not tried the massage method to take away some of the bitterness, with this recipe it does not need it. The garlic flavor is very powerful, and if you love garlic you will love this kale recipe! Kale is known as a super green, because it…

  • Organic Raspberry Jam
    Sides,  Snacks,  Thermomix®

    Homemade Organic Raspberry Jam

    I have always been intimidated to make my own jam at home. What if it turned out awful? What if it got moldy from doing it myself at home? How long does it last? I had so many questions. Recently, we bought a Thermomix® TM6, and it has a super delicious recipe in the Cookidoo® database for making raspberry jam from scratch. I was surprised how easy it was to do. I even learned how to sterilize the glass jars to put my homemade jam inside. Homemade jam can last one or even up to two years, and once opened in the refrigerator up to 3 months. With times being…

  • Southwest Quinoa Boats
    Main,  Salads,  Sides,  Snacks

    Southwest Quinoa Boats

    Romaine lettuce adds a refreshing taste to these lime-flavored quinoa boats. Did you know that quinoa is not considered a grain, but a seed? It is a very healthy food, since it is high in protein, fiber and vitamins. I like to eat it more often than rice these days. The most popular colors are white, red and black. White is the least crunchy and softer than the other colors, and it also cooks faster (in about 12 minutes). In this southwest quinoa recipe, a mix of red quinoa is tossed with chopped avocado, black beans, corn, cilantro and lime. One tip to making soft, fluffy quinoa is to cook…