People teach what they most need to learn. That applies to me too; my biggest challenge was to eat more vegetables. The only way that I was going to eat more veggies was to start enjoying them more; I would have to make them taste good.
Quite frankly I didn’t know how to. My parents didn’t teach me how to cook. When I moved out of my parents house to start a modeling career in Milan I hardly knew how to boil an egg Who knew that one day I would be writing about yummy vegetable recipes!
Vegetables are so versatile, there’s so many ways you can prepare them and make them taste different every time. Like with cauliflower; I love cauliflower cheese soup, raw cauliflower rice with cashew cheese and now roasted cauliflower with parmesan cheese.Do you seet the pattern here? Cheese makes cauliflower tastes SO good.
Some people say you ruin your vegetables with cheese.. not me! LOL
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl toss the cauliflower florets with the olive oil and garlic.
Season with salt, transfer to baking pan.
Roast for 10 min. Take them out and divide the lemon juice evenly.
Roast for another 30 minutes, until tender and lightly browned
Mix in as much cheese as you like
Have a fun-filled Memorial weekend!
The last couple of days I was looking for something to substitute my lunch sandwich, something substantial, healthy and super tasty. I had given it much thought and when I was going to give it a try I knew exactly what I wanted and voila; the perfect recipe in one try!
These cucumber tuna boats are refreshing and delicious; they have a great crunch and are so flavorful!
I devoured three of them in the past 24 hours LOL. I had two cucumbers, which makes four boats; and had my South African friend Morne test one for me. I got the thumbs up!
For four servings: ( takes les than 10 min. to make)
This could also be a great appetizer, just cut the boat up in bite size pieces!
Eating lots of raw foods is super healthy and it makes me feel energized. I try to eat something raw with every meal. In the morning some fruit, in the afternoon a veggie juice or a salad and for dinner…I find it more challenging. Some veggies like carrots, spinach, arugula, tomato’s etc are easy to eat raw but other veggies like sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower are a bit challenging. Luckily I like challenges, I lock myself up in the kitchen and don’t come out before I get the satisfying flavor I’m looking for
I knew how to stir-fry and cook red cabbage but how about making a raw red cabbage salad? I have to admit it didn’t make my mouth water… until I mixed in a citrus dressing and added mint, orange and goat cheese. What a transformation!! I made it several times now and my friends love it. It’s “MDE approved” and it’s time to share this with you!
If you have raw recipes that you like to share with me, please do!
Put the red cabbage in a bowl and toss it with the dressing.
Sprinkle the goat cheese & chopped mint over the red cabbage and place the orange on top.
Growing up in Holland, I’ve had my fair share of Brussels sprouts. Since my parents weren’t the most adventurous cooks they were served overcooked and plain. Needless to say Brussels sprouts weren’t my favorite vegetable. Who would have thought that one day I would promote these green fellas?!
Brussels Sprouts rank high in the top 10 healthiest vegetables. They are rich in fiber, packed with vitamin A and C and have anti-cancer properties.
I’ve found a way to make them so tasty that I actually cleaned up my plate!!! My parents would be sooooo proud of me They were so good that I decided to serve them on our Thanksgiving dinner!