Roasted Chickpeas | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Roasted Chickpeas and an update on my new ride

Remember how, a while ago, I said that I was the proud new owner of one of these? And remember how I also said that mine would be white and that I wouldn’t be getting it for another 5 weeks? Well, that was over 10 weeks ago!!! Believe it or not, up until today, I’d […]

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Butter |

All Natural Hazelnut Butter meets Dark Chocolate

Now that I’ve realized just how easy it is to make nut butter at home, I get the feeling that I will be experimenting with many flavors and combinations. Already, my batch of Vanilla Almond Hazelnut is pretty much ancient history, so I thought I better get busy making a fresh batch before I completely […]

Mango Green Monster-2

Mango “Green Monster” and other smoothies

When I came back from Cuba, I was unbelievably bloated and literally felt like I had gained 10 pounds. 10 pounds in one week is A LOT! Now, I don’t know whether I had really gained that much, as I refused to step on the scale to find out. All I know is I’d *ahem* […]

Fennel and Pear Salad

Fennel, Pear and Cranberry Salad

Do you like fennel? I know I do. I really, really do! However, I don’t eat it as much as I’d like to. Why? Well, because frankly, I lack the inspiration as to what to do with it. Apart from this classic “Paper Thin Fennel Salad” which I’ve made and enjoyed on a few occasions […]

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Fresh Pear and Dried Figs Bran Muffins

You guys already know this. I have a thing for muffins. I have an even bigger thing for bran muffins. I will flip over backwards, then forward and sideways, and then backwards again for a bran muffin. The problem is, most bran muffins, although one might believe are healthy and good for you since they, […]

Pear and Fig Instant Bran Bake

Fresh Pear and Dried Fig Instant Bran Bake

I can’t believe it took me that long to come up with this bran version of an instant bake. I mean, if there is one thing that I can absolutely not resist in life, it’s a bran muffin. Ever since I was a little girl, I always considered them to be the ultimate muffin! In […]

Honeydew Cucumber Soup | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Honeydew Cucumber Soup

While summer is now officially behind us (such a sad thing to write!) melon season is still not over and I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to try this last cold soup before it’s too late. Soon, too soon, we’ll be passing the microphone over to rich, velvety, piping hot squash and other similar […]

Acorn Squash Gratin

Oven Baked Acorn Squash Gratin

To think that I came THAT close to not even taking pictures of this magnificent dish… As I was making it, I thought this was the biggest fail of all times. It looked nothing like what I’d envisioned! Nothing, I tell you. I’d been dreaming of a dish that resembled a stew, with big chunks […]

Cold Shrimp Salad

Super Quick and Easy Cold Shrimp Salad

In this household, this would be the ultimate “there’s-nothing-left-in-the-fridge-let’s-whip-up-something-quick” salad. The base ingredients are pretty much always the same: cooked shrimp, canned hearts of palm and canned baby corns. Then I explore the contents of the fridge and cupboards to find a few more layers of flavors and textures I want to add… or rather, […]

Chilly Watermelon Soup | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Chilly Watermelon Soup

Wow, I am so behind on answering comments and emails. Thank goodness I only left for a week, I feel like it will take me 2 weeks to get back on top of my game! Sheesh… I can’t even imagine how it is for those of you that have a blog that generates substantial traffic! […]

Coconut Shrimp Curry-11

Coconut Shrimp Curryless Curry

If you’ve tried, or even read a few of my recipes, you’ve probably noticed one thing about me: I’m not really one to use big and bold spices. I prefer to use a few herbs and a little bit of salt and pepper. Very rarely will you see me bring out the big arsenal, such […]