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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A healthy meal to kick off 2017


We want to wish you a healthy and happy year by sharing some of our best food moments. Our first improvised recipe of the year turned out quite well, so we've decided to share it with you:


  • Aubergine with mixed spices
  • Roasted quinoa a la menta
  • Cucumbers with pomegranate sauce





Let's kick 2017 off with positive vibes!


We believe that making our world a better place starts with little personal actions, our three favorites are: to smile, respect, and eat well.

Smiling at others, including strangers, is our way to convey peace and understanding. Treating the world and all its inhabitants with respect is our way to show that equality can bring the human race a step forward (a difficult one it would seem these days, but not impossible). Eating well for us means not just eating healthy meals, but also appreciating what nature offers and minimizing the impact on our environment from our food choices. For this last purpose, we created eatups, a movement for better food choices.

We improvised our fist dinner with the leftovers from our fridge plus some local and organic ingredients. It turned out delicious and we saved the world some methane and our wallets some money.



Aubergine with mixed spices


Cut the aubergine into thin slices, spread it evenly on a tray and cover with a bit of olive oil. Add fresh rosemary leaves, thick slices of shallots, thin slices of garlic, and top with coriander seeds, thyme, and smoked pepper. Add salt and pepper.

Grill in the oven for about 20 minutes.


Roasted quinoa a la menta


Rinse the quinoa with chill water (we like mixed, preferably organic & fair-trade). Roast it in a large pan for a couple of minutes, then add water and boil until it absorbs all the water.

Move to a bowl and mix fresh mint leaves, cherry tomatoes, and spread a little bit of feta. Season with little salt and pepper.

Cucumbers with pomegranate sauce







For the sauce, simply mix everything in a blender: pomegranate, mint and a little bit of sour cream or natural yogurt (or water if you want a healthier and more environmental friendly recipe). You can add a little bit of salt and lime juice.

Cut the cucumber in thick slices and top with the fresh sauce.


Tadá!


There you go, a delicious healthy dinner from the bottom of our hearts. Enjoy!

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