Sometimes comfort food can be healthy and very simple to make.
This was a quick fast easy meal that made me feel oh so good! Azuki bean noodles topped with fresh tomato sauce.
5 very ripe Roma or cherry tomatoes
2 cloves of minced garlic
2 basil leaves chopped
1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1tsp of olive oil (optional)
Sautéed the garlic in 1tbs of water or the tsp of olive oil in a pot on medium-high heat (I prefer water but it doesn’t make much of a difference), cook the garlic until lightly golden and start to give off a yummy aroma. Then throw in the ripe tomatoes, I throw them in whole and cover the pot for 5-8 minutes on medium-high. After 5 mins the tomatoes are soft the peel slides off and smash them down. Add the basil leaves in, stir and you can blend with a hand blender or keep smashing and smooshing away (that’s my fav).
The noodles cook really fast so 5 minutes into your sauce add the noodles to a pot of boiling water, they take anywhere from 5-7 mins
Top your noodles with the sauce and enjoy!! Bona petit!!
Healthy recipe alert!
This was a recipe I made for my client who loved devilled eggs but had just started her weight loss commitment, so I came up with this super easy healthier option for her.
Avocado Devilled Eggs
¼ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic
¼ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
2 tablespoons cilantro
In a medium pot add eggs and cover with wate.
Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and cover for 12–13 mins.
Fill a large bowl with ice water and, using a slotted spoon, gently place eggs in the bowl, allowing eggs to chill for 5 minutes.
Remove outer casing from eggs and slice in half lengthwise, removing the yolk.
Add the yolk, along with the avocado and spices to a bowl, mixing together until well combined.
Add the mixture to the egg halves.
Drizzle with lime juice and top with cilantro.
Enjoy as a snack, appetizer or meal with some veggies!
Pura Vida y Namaste :)
Eating out while travelling used to give me so much anxiety ha! It’s still not easy but I can definitely always find something to eat now!
I’m glad that I’ve gotten flexible with this since there’s going to be much more travel in my life and I’m just glad I got over my food fears… however there still are many things that I avoid due to being celiac… so no gluten, no dairy or meat HOWEVER if there’s no other options around I will bless my food and eat it and enjoy it :) It took me a lot to get to this point but I’ve arrived ha!
I had so many issues around food, I created so many food fears for myself and eating became the main priority all the time… what would I eat? When would I eat? Could I find foods on my list?
There were times when all I ate was cucumber and zucchini thinking I was so uber healthy, no wonder I had no fucking energy haha!
I look back and just want to hug that confused girl who associated love with how lean she was… no more! I now embrace the non diet lifestyle! I am learning yes learning to enjoy food in a different way, appreciating the amazing nutrients and flavours that are in my mouth and grateful for the fact that I’m able to eat at all!
That being said I’ve found some staple places around Dominicalito here in Costa Rica. Porque No and Villas Alturas are two really good spots with great views and food that pretty much anyone can eat a healthy meal.
Both places have great pizza and fish … I still do prefer to cook my own meals I find it tastes better and probably because there is and intention and love in what I cook.
But here are some photos of food I’ve been able to get here in Costa Rica while eating out.... now stay tuned as I travel to Panama and will keep you posted on how the food selection goes there!