Joanna Anastasia

maple syrup

Green ratatouille

Delicious and healthy, this green ratatouille is full of kale, zucchinis and edame

I love ratatouille, and this green ratatouille is my new favourite one! Perfect for busy nights, or the days when you just feel like eating something nurturing, heathy and delicious.

While kale is a well-known superfood, Edame is full of proteins, fibre and micro elements. Paired with zucchinis, eggplant and peppers, and spiced with garlic and ginger, tastes great, and is really good for you! You can serve to like I did, with salmon, or as a side dish for chicken or tofu.

What you’ll need :

2 zucchinis
1 green pepper
1 eggplant
1 cup edame (can be frozen)
1 cup kale
1 tablespoon ginger
4 garlic cloves
Olive oil

Salmon (4 portions)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon maple syrup

Fresh parsley

So easy , so healthy and so good! Green ratatouille , with kale, edame and ginger.

Start by covering the salmon with olive oil and maple sirup. Set aside.

Cut all of the veggies in cubes. Start with cooking eggplant with peppers on olive oil, until semi soft, then add zucchinis, pressed garlic, ginger, salt and pepper. When the zucchinis are almost cooked, add edame and kale.

Meanwhile bake the salmon on 350F for around 20 minutes. Don’t over bake it!

Green ratatouille

Serve hot, or cold ( yes, it’s delicious both ways!). Add some fresh parsley. Enjoy!

This amazing green ratatouille with kale, edame and salmon, perfect healthy and easy dinner! #healthy

Almond & pear upside down cake

Almond and pear cake

This pear& almond upside down cake is so easy to make, and is quite healthy too!
I had to many pears and a little sugar craving..you know when the circumstances force you to do something ? 😉 that was the case. So since I decided to eat a tiny bit less sweets, I made this cake with basically no sugar at all :). I’ve baked it with a bit of maple syrup instead. So it turned out moist, slightly sweet, perfect for breakfast or snack :).
But don’t you worry, you can add sugar if you wish, just replace maple syrup with 3/4 cups of sugar.


2 cups flour
1/2 cup almond powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch salt
1/3 cup soft butter
3 eggs
1/4 cup maple syrup

3 pears
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice

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Cut pears in to slices, add couple drops of lemon juice and a half a teaspoon of sugar, then set aside. Mix all dry ingredients, then add butter with eggs and syrup, and mix all together. Place fruits on the bottom of your baking dish and pour the batter evenly on top. Bake a around 40 min on 350F. Serve your almond &pear upside down cake with vanilla ice cream and maple sirup 🙂 . Enjoy !

Maple fruit salad

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This mix of crunchy almonds, cream, maple sirup and fruits is not your every day fruit salad ( or at least it shouldn’t be 😉 ). It’s more like a delicious fruity dessert than your average fruit portion. And since it’s still Easter time you might have some friends and family over, and that is a perfect light dessert to serve them. Or you can just have it for breakfast 🙂 .


Bananas
Strawberries
Grapes
Cream
Maple sirup
Almonds

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Cut, mix and serve. Have a great day !

Healthy berry&maple syrup smoothie

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Another summer day, another way to enjoy seasonal fruits.I guess every one likes smoothies, and there is so many ways of doing them: with ice cream, milk, yogurt, just fruits, with added sugar.. Well my today’s version is actually on the super healthy side.But still so yummy and refreshing !

Blueberries
Strawberries
Raspberries
Organic natural yogurt
Milk
Maple syrup

I made it for two, so I had about a 1/4 of a cup of each fruit, plus 3 spoons of yogurt, and one of milk.Use as much maple syrup as you feel works best for you. Don’t worry, it hes some good micro-elements 🙂