Healthy Granola | Recipe Box

16443880_10212275296707682_629194894_o Granola is usually filled with added sugar and fat which make it nothing but healthy!

New Years Resolution and ish.. so I am on a healthy kick these days, so I decided to transform this sugary goodness to its healthy version.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (40g) rolled oats

1/2 of a spotty banana (spotty bananas are very sweet, so you do not need any extra sweetness)

1/2 tsp pure cocoa powder

1 tsp flax seed or chia seeds

Optional: You can also add nuts like almonds, cashews, hazelnut etc or cinnamon

To serve:

1/2 banana, chopped or 1/2 cup of berries or any other fruit you like

Instructions: 

  1. Place all the granola ingredients in the food processor and blend until the granola starts to form.        16443898_10212275298387724_873104722_o
  2. Transfer the granola in a bowl and top with the other half of the banana.

Serves 1 person

Enjoyy!!

Hugs, Mariana xx

 

Vegetarian Cajun Pasta | Recipe Box

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Vegetarian Version of Chicken Cajun Pasta! Easy dinner, mode on! Do not mind the green stuff on the plate, its cilantro! I only added it to decorate the plate but I do not think it worked very well! :p It looks like I forgot the dish under a tree, or something! ahahaha….

 

Ingredients:

11oz (300g) bow-tie pasta, dry
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 onion, cut into half-moon slices
12 oz (340g) white mushrooms, in wedges
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

1. Fill a large pot with water, bring to boil, add salt and throw your pasta in. Boil 2 minutes, less, than the package instruction time.

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2. In a large pan, add the olive oil and saute the sliced onion for a few minutes or until it starts to get golden color.

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3. Then add the bell pepper, the mushrooms, the Cajun seasoning, 1/2 cup water and the garlic.  Lower the heat to medium and cook the veggies for about 10 minutes or until they begin to cook down.

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4. Drain the pasta, and reserve some 1/2 cup of the boiling water.

5. Uncover the veggies and pour in the heavy cream. Use some of the boiling water to thin out your sauce.

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6. Add the pasta and let it simmer for 1-2 minutes, or until the sauce thickens and the pasta absorbs all the saucy goodness.

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7. Do not forget to salt in every stage of your cooking, or you will end up with flavorless pastaa!

 Serves 2-3

Enjoy!! 🙂