We have talked about mental health several times in To Real Life. In the article recently posted about the 8 habits to improve mental health we have referred Morning Affirmations as an effective habit to stick to a more positive mindset. It is a great way to start your day on a positive note, to value yourself and to remind you about the good things of your life. This is a daily ritual that you can create which, in a long run, will help your mental health.
Who doesn’t like a good cheesecake for dessert? Well if you don’t eat cheese, that is no longer a problem! There are whole-food ingredients that will allow you to do a delicious plant-based alternative of a cheesecake. In this Lemon & chocolate ‘cheese’cake recipe, the cheese will be replaced by cashews, whereas, to make it healthier, the sugar will be replaced by dates and agave syrup. It is a very simple to do, sugar-free, super healthy and nutrient-rich recipe.
Today we bring you veggies brown rice noodles’ recipe. The idea behind this recipe is that you can reduce food waste by cooking delicious meals with the ingredients you left at the end of the week/month. Indeed, there are times when we can just gather what we have available in the fridge and prepare great meals. This was what happened for this recipe. I put together some of the vegetables I had left at the end of the week and that would do a good combo. Then I cooked them and stirred them with some brown rice noodles and voilá, a delicious dinner was ready!
Today’s article ‘8 habits to improve mental health’ is all about how, with simple tips, can we create a routine that will promote good mental wellbeing. They are simple and easy steps that I gather from my own experience and readings, that helped me going out from my dark place and still now helps me keep it up. We often try to look after our bodies and tend to forget to take care of our mind and emotions. We ignore the importance of mental health and how it can impact our physical health.
Today I bring you an amazing Spanish recipe, perfect for the summer and typically from Cordoba, a town located in Andalusia, near Seville, the ‘Salmorejo from Cordoba: preventing food waste’. Cordoba is a town with a lot of history and archaeology. What sticks me the most is the Moorish architecture, the bright light colours and flowers that provide a bit of freshness in the extremely hot summers. To fight the hot temperatures during the hot summer months, some recipes flourished, being the Salmorejo from Cordoba one of them. It doesn’t involve cooking and you only need 4 ingredients.
Who doesn’t like a snack? Chips are one of my guilty pleasures, in particular the chunky chips. However, it doesn’t need to be a guilty pleasure: there’s no deep-frying in this chunky oven potato chips’ recipe. This flavourful chunky chips recipe is super easy and fast to prepare and it goes very well with the Cheesy cashew sour sauce dip. It is a wholefood, plant-based healthy version
If you’re a sushi lover and opted for a plant-based/vegan lifestyle, you might struggle a bit for ‘giving up’ on it. However, to most of the foods, you can create plant-based variations which, although are not quite the same, can be delicious and fairly similar. I absolutely love the Maki (sushi rolls) and as the amount of fish they have is small, the plant-based version is surprisingly good. Today’s recipe is all about how to make sushi: a plant-based version, in particular Maki.
I absolutely love summer veggies. I’ve been growing loads of spinach in my garden as well as aubergine (bigger and bigger every day) and squash. And what a good combo of ingredients that is, right? That’s what today’s recipe is all about: a spinach Esparregado with Butternut squash & Aubergine deliciousness. A combo that I love, that is easy to prepare and it sort of reminds me of my childhood due to the Esparregado.