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.


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


  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


Hugs, Mariana xx



Vegetarian Cajun Pasta | Recipe Box


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….



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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

 Serves 2-3

Enjoy!! 🙂