Pine nuts…. Mmmmmh… “The” fanciest nut ever (read smallest yet most expensive). I rarely indulge in buying a quarter pounder, and even rarer decide to use them in recipe as opposed to enjoying them as they come. But pesto is “the” pine nut recipe! Original recipe asks for Parmesan (the best cheese ever, says my vegetarian non-vegan self), so the store version is usually off limits. But this is so easy to recreate at home! And you can sub pine nuts for another nut (macademia & walnut are my faves), so you don’t waste your stash all at once. I took advantage of my basil plant (before it died on me, again. I’m the worst apartment gardener). 

RECIPE:
1/4 cup walnuts (or nut of choice)
1/8 cup pine nuts
Handful of fresh basil
1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast
Splash of lime
Pinch pink salt
Process & enjoy! Suggestion: pesto pasta. ๐ŸŒฟ

Pine nuts…. Mmmmmh… “The” fanciest nut ever (read smallest yet most expensive). I rarely indulge in buying a quarter pounder, and even rarer decide to use them in recipe as opposed to enjoying them as they come. But pesto is “the” pine nut recipe! Original recipe asks for Parmesan (the best cheese ever, says my vegetarian non-vegan self), so the store version is usually off limits. But this is so easy to recreate at home! And you can sub pine nuts for another nut (macademia & walnut are my faves), so you don’t waste your stash all at once. I took advantage of my basil plant (before it died on me, again. I’m the worst apartment gardener).

RECIPE:
1/4 cup walnuts (or nut of choice)
1/8 cup pine nuts
Handful of fresh basil
1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast
Splash of lime
Pinch pink salt
Process & enjoy! Suggestion: pesto pasta. ๐ŸŒฟ

I am a very handsome boy, true, and I can pose like nobody’s business. But I don’t remember looking this good in a photo - wow! I am taking my own puppy breath away! Probably because mommy was taking a pic with her fancy ‘professional’ camera - it captured my beauty perfectly! Don’t know why she’s constantly wasting time on taking pictures of food (I mean seriously? Food is for eating), when she had this stunning guy in front of her?!?

I am a very handsome boy, true, and I can pose like nobody’s business. But I don’t remember looking this good in a photo - wow! I am taking my own puppy breath away! Probably because mommy was taking a pic with her fancy ‘professional’ camera - it captured my beauty perfectly! Don’t know why she’s constantly wasting time on taking pictures of food (I mean seriously? Food is for eating), when she had this stunning guy in front of her?!?

A nice big plate of Asian inspired rice noodles in delicious peanut sauce. Naturally #glutenfree, great for recovery, energy and carb loading (if you run or workout hard), rice noodles are a cost-effective ingredient to keep at home. I added carrot & zucchini noodles for more veggies/less calories - it’s a good trick!! Made my own peanut miso sauce, topped it with homegrown parsley, and I’ve got a delicious meal!

A nice big plate of Asian inspired rice noodles in delicious peanut sauce. Naturally #glutenfree, great for recovery, energy and carb loading (if you run or workout hard), rice noodles are a cost-effective ingredient to keep at home. I added carrot & zucchini noodles for more veggies/less calories - it’s a good trick!! Made my own peanut miso sauce, topped it with homegrown parsley, and I’ve got a delicious meal!

Just look at that color! Mixed berry bowl filled with so many vitamins + flavor = an awesome breakfast! Blackberries, blueberries a& raspberries, with peaches, bananas and some coconut water, topped with crunchy granola and more juicy fruits.

Just look at that color! Mixed berry bowl filled with so many vitamins + flavor = an awesome breakfast! Blackberries, blueberries a& raspberries, with peaches, bananas and some coconut water, topped with crunchy granola and more juicy fruits.

Cranberry pecan sweet balls! 
Made with only 5 ingredients, but so good, healthy and satisfying. No added sweetener makes for a perfect sweet & salty treat! 

Ingredients are:
1/2 cup pecans
1/4 or less almonds
Few tbsp dried cranberries
3-4 medjool dates
Pinch pink Himalayan salt
Optional: few drops lemon

Blend & enjoy! Easy and quick recipe. Enjoy with fresh fruits (cherries are in season and my absolute favorite!)

Cranberry pecan sweet balls!
Made with only 5 ingredients, but so good, healthy and satisfying. No added sweetener makes for a perfect sweet & salty treat!

Ingredients are:
1/2 cup pecans
1/4 or less almonds
Few tbsp dried cranberries
3-4 medjool dates
Pinch pink Himalayan salt
Optional: few drops lemon

Blend & enjoy! Easy and quick recipe. Enjoy with fresh fruits (cherries are in season and my absolute favorite!)

Confession: I wanna tone my tummy! Summer is here (or always in FL), the heat doesn’t allow for much clothes… What is a girl to do?

Well, here comes boat pose! Navasana is pretty hard core (pun intended). I like to hold for time, lower legs and torso, then lift up to boat, and repeat 3x! Let’s see if I can get some progress. Boat pose challenge anyone?

Confession: I wanna tone my tummy! Summer is here (or always in FL), the heat doesnโ€™t allow for much clothesโ€ฆ What is a girl to do?

Well, here comes boat pose! Navasana is pretty hard core (pun intended). I like to hold for time, lower legs and torso, then lift up to boat, and repeat 3x! Letโ€™s see if I can get some progress. Boat pose challenge anyone?

Baked spaghetti squash, stuffed with grilled veggies. I only discovered this great squash recently and I love it (though it doesn’t turn out perfect every time, it’s worth a try!). Bake at 350 for about 20-25min, then pass the inside with a fork - and you’ve got spaghetti! Gluten free, all vegetable, light and a tad sweet. With a side of my favorite kale salad (see a few posts back!). Recipe on blog www.girlintheraw.com! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ ๐ŸŒฝ Bon appetit!

Baked spaghetti squash, stuffed with grilled veggies. I only discovered this great squash recently and I love it (though it doesnโ€™t turn out perfect every time, itโ€™s worth a try!). Bake at 350 for about 20-25min, then pass the inside with a fork - and youโ€™ve got spaghetti! Gluten free, all vegetable, light and a tad sweet. With a side of my favorite kale salad (see a few posts back!). Recipe on blog www.girlintheraw.com! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ ๐ŸŒฝ Bon appetit!

Sweet cuddles time with my mommy @girlintheraw ! I’m the cutest, with softest skin (specially under my neck), and big eyes that know how to hit the spot! That’s why no one can stand being next to me without giving me tons of kisses, hugs and cuddles! It’s sooo annoying, but I can take it.. The things we do for love! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿถ๐ŸŒธ

Sweet cuddles time with my mommy @girlintheraw ! Iโ€™m the cutest, with softest skin (specially under my neck), and big eyes that know how to hit the spot! Thatโ€™s why no one can stand being next to me without giving me tons of kisses, hugs and cuddles! Itโ€™s sooo annoying, but I can take it.. The things we do for love! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿถ๐ŸŒธ