Hot and sour mushroom and tofu soup

For the cold days ahead of us, this soup fills all the requisites: light and filling, packed with protein from the tofu and egg that go along so well  with the 2 varieties of mushrooms. A rich broth made with chillies, ginger and garlic adds heat and a spicy oriental flare to the soup. The… Continue reading Hot and sour mushroom and tofu soup

Gluten free strawberry crumble

Although we are not on a restricted gluten free diet, I like to explore different possibilities for gluten, when I can. It also seems that going gluten free greatly improves my husband's control of his diabetes. Spring in the air, fruits are looking better and better every day, I found this amazing recipe here, and… Continue reading Gluten free strawberry crumble

Perfect moist and light banana bread

Bananas are very abundant in Brazil, all shapes, many different types, found everywhere, a fruit that is commonly taken for granted, as so there is an expression to describe it: "as cheap as bananas". You would think that banana bread would be a favorite there too but it is not. There are plenty of banana… Continue reading Perfect moist and light banana bread

Homemade healthy granola bars

For the times when you're craving something sweet and doesn't really need that nasty chocolate bar to fulfill your desert desire, I have the healthy solution! These granola bars are sweet, nutty, crunchy and delicious. It is great as a snack, tucked in your purse for work, for kids in school and as a quick… Continue reading Homemade healthy granola bars

Cream of carrots soup

I didn't know a carrot soup could be so decadent until I tried this one. Carrots are cooked with milk, which brings the creaminess that elevates this hearty soup to another level. I adapted from a recipe from Canadian chef Ricardo Larivée , adding some fennel to break up the sweetness of the carrots and… Continue reading Cream of carrots soup