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Avocado & tahini dressing is an unctuous and yummy sauce going very well with any salad or bowl. A healthy oil-free dressing with yogurt, lemon and maple syrup. Don’t we all love a good fresh bowl of veggies, maybe add some nuts and cheese and voila! Ultra healthy way to eat lunch on the go and low carbs. Avocado & tahini dressing goes perfectly with any bowl; whether it’s a Poke, Buddha or Freestyle bowl like the one in the picture. This dressing will light up any meal, guaranteed! Holy Tahini Yep, tahini is holy! Well, this sesame seed paste got an A+ on the health side. It’s got all the benefits someone would dream of, from reducing inflammation to a great antioxidant. This seed might be minuscule but it’s got a whole lot of power, lots of proteins and vitamins. So, basically, yeah, it’s pretty holy… we should all…

Avocado coleslaw with cilantro and lime is a perfect hybrid between classical mayo creamy coleslaw and Mexican beloved guacamole. Super fast and easy recipe to make in the food processor, plus ultra healthy. This avocado coleslaw with lime and cilantro side dish is perfect for anything grilled on the BBQ! The recipe is basically a standard coleslaw with a little extra fresh cilantro/coriander, lime and creamy avocado. So simple! Healthier than mayo A healthy and creamy avocado coleslaw Well everyone likes a creamy mayo coleslaw… but your heart, not so much. This Coleslaw contains none of the saturated fat from mayo, only the ‘good type of fat’ from the avocados. Which is recommended to lower your LDL or bad cholesterol. This avocado dressing is a great alternative to the classic mayo coleslaw, plus it’s got this sunny Mexican flavour added to it. How can you resist? Forget about this old…

Tuna, Avocado Tartare is an elegant, fresh and colourful tartare made of lightly spiced tuna, cilantro-lime marinated avocado and juicy watermelon for a fresh bite! It’s hot, I don’t know about you but here in Spain, it’s just terribly hot outside this summer. No way I’m going to cook anything on the stove for a while… I need freshness, I need light, I need easy-breezy, so no better recipe for hot summer nights than this tuna, avocado tartare, right? Better safe than sorry Tartare, whether it’s beef, salmon or tuna, is so easy to make and frankly super delicious BUT being made with raw meat/fish you need to be extra careful with its manipulation and the quality of the product. Here are my tartare’s golden rules: Ask your favourite Fishmonger if he does have a sashimi-grade fish, they usually cost a tad more but are well worth it! Come prepared…

The avocado chickpea sandwich is a type of baked falafel that traded cilantro for mint. Served with mini pita bread, low-fat yogurt and some extras toppings like avocado, tomato, lettuce, etc. A fun, healthy way to eat vegetarian! For the fresh cilantro haters out there, this is the way to make your falafels. I love making those, they are aromatic, healthy and fun because everyone gets to choose their toppings. I love a good crispy chickpea fritter but the frying factor turns me off. If you are looking for a healthier version, try these oven-backed chickpea fritters. Also, served this way, it’s more convivial and fun to combine with lovely textures like; smooth yogurt, crunchy lettuce and juicy tomatoes. The Right Texture I like to make the patties slightly chunkier, not too smooth, with bits of chickpeas showing through here and there. The size is up to you, can do…

A twist on the classic Club sandwich, the famous deli favorite from north America. The traditional Club Sandwich it made of 3 levels of toasted white bread, chicken slices, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. This version is made by replacing the bacon with a leaner cured ham slightly cook, just enough to make it crispy. The slices of chicken are replaced by a creamy chicken salad mix which is blended with a touch of mayonnaise, sweet mustard and pickle juice (brine) until smooth and an extra layer of the beloved avocado for a touch of color. The bread is an whole grain square bread, toasted and served with the usual crunchy lettuce and juicy tomato, nothing new there… This way the Club Sandwich gets a creamier and tastier chicken and smooth avocado contrasted with a crunchy cured ham and lettuce. This sandwich is a nice ensemble of textures, color and taste, hard not…

Creamy avocado pesto zoodles is the new pasta (well…actually; non pasta) in town. I see them everywhere, for guys out there who didn’t catch the “zoodle” vibe, it’s actually zucchini noodles. There is absolutely no gluten, wheat in them and make a great meal for all, especially for low carb diet or gluten intolerant people. This was my first attempt to do those famous”zoodles”, no need to buy those big spiralizer machine to make them, simply use a cheese grater, it really does the trick. It’s a terribly easy, fast and healthy recipe but also creamy and tasty, the avocado make the dish stand. It give the dish this rich creamy texture, which I believe,  complete the dish to perfection. Most zoodles recipes out there are using a spiralizer machine, which are expensive and quite big, I’ve just used a mandoline with large cheese grater holes, but some mandoline already have those…

Avocado eggs with a sparkle of spicy paprika and crumbled feta on a toasted round grain thin bread is a great way to start the day. If you are searching for a fresh, light bite on your next brunch or even for lunch this is an easy, fast and delicious way to go. The lightly spicy paprika bring an extra dimension to the eggs, just like with deviled eggs, it jazz up the dish. Also freshly cracked black pepper is the best friend of any eggs, an egg without pepper it’s like a plant without water, it won’t bloom. Since I’ve been living in Spain, I’ve noticed a big difference in the taste of egg yolks. I’ve researched a bit about it on the web and found a few interesting informations about it. In Europe eggs are not washed when picked up, neither they are refrigerated, contrary in North America, eggs…

Summer is here and we yummy new recipes for BBQ season! Who doesn’t like a good hot dog? This version of hot dog is somehow, a little healthier than the usual one. Let me explain here… since the worst part of a traditional hot dog is in the actual Ketchup that tops it, which is filled with sugar, pure candy… I’ve exchange it for a honey mustard. The choice of the sausage and bread is up to you, I’ve chose an organic and larger sausage and a black olive soft baguette. Baguettes are great for hot dog! I always use baguette since there isn’t much healthy choices in hot dog bread varieties where I live…At the bottom of the Hot Dog, I’ve added a bed of those tasty onion sprouts. To finish it of  mexican style, if you want to, you can add a few dices of tomatoes in there, then it would…

A simple shrimp tartare with a layer of avocado, lime marinated raw shrimps topped with lovely strawberry pieces. You’ll impress your guests with this one, and no cooking involved! Shrimp tartar is quite simple to make and taste simply divine, without saying it’s looks irresistible. The base of the dish is similar to a shrimp ceviche, simply needing to marinate the fresh shrimps in lime juice for a couple of hours. The bigger the size of the shrimp the longer you’ll need to marinate it. By definition, tartare means finely cut and served raw. Most of the time, beef or fish is used but today, will do a shrimp tartare for a change! I believe strawberries and avocados are a match made in heaven. First, their colors are the perfect contrast and appetising and the creamy smooth avocado and the acidic and firm strawberry pair beautifully. Variations You can use this as a…

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