Mexican Sweet Corn Cookies

 Mexican Sweet Corn Cookies

Funky Veggies

Another feisty veggies recipe that just makes me happy! As my recipe collection grows and the more I experiment in the kitchen, the more I realize how versatile vegetables can be. 

These 5 ingredient Mexican sweet corn cookies are just perfect!

For this recipe I’ve used corn flour, so these delicious little treats are also great for gluten free eaters. Delicious with white cheese such as feta crumbled over. Yes, more please!

Mexican-SweetCorn_Cookies

 

Watermelon Cheese Snack

Watermelon cheese snack

Sweet taste of summer!

Watermelon is my ultimate summer fruit. Nothing beats the heat (or thirst) like biting into a slice of juicy, refreshing, sweet watermelon!

I have loving child memories of eating melon at my grandma’s. We would savor on a slice of melon and save the little pits. We washed the melon seeds in warm water, let them air dry in the sun, strung the seeds with a thin needle on a thread and so created a melon seed necklace. How fun was that!

The luscious watermelon recipe in this post is so simple, healthy and yummy. Just crumble some white (feta) cheese over slices of watermelon, add some black olives and fresh basil leaves and dive in!

Ps. Did you know that watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 91% water by weight, and is a rich source of vitamin C?

Watermelon basil olive cheese

 

Watermelon Cheese Snack
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 Watermelon
  2. White Cheese (Feta or Vegan Cheese)
  3. A Few Black Olives
  4. Some Fresh Basil Leaves
Instructions
  1. Cut the watermelon into equal slices and place them on a large scale.
  2. Crumble over white cheese.
  3. Garnish with black olives and fresh basil leaves.
  4. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Optional: Serve this dish warm. Heat it for a few minutes in an oven, until the cheese is melted.
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Moroccan Couscous

MoroccanCouscous

Happy dance

Apricots are those beautifully orange colored fruits full of beta-carotene and fiber that are one of the first signs of summer. Moroccan couscous with apricots is a great dish as we get closer to summertime. Light, healthy, flavorful.

The sweetness of the apricots, the saltiness of the cheese, the crunchy bite from the almonds, sharp tangy spring onions, fresh cilantro and fluffy couscous with a hint of orange and cinnamon.

Just go outdoors to your favorite place to sit and relax, take a bite of Moroccan couscous and let the flavors do a happy dance on your tongue. It’s all good!

Couscous Moroccan

 

Moroccan Couscous
Serves 3
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. Couscous (1cup / 200g)
  2. 1 Orange (zest)
  3. Pinch of Cinnamon
  4. Dried Apricots
  5. 3 Spring Onions
  6. Fresh Cilantro
  7. White Cheese (Feta 100g)
  8. Almonds
Instructions
  1. Grate the orange (only the colored part not the white skin underneath, as that part has a bitter taste to it.)
  2. Add the couscous, orange zest and a pinch of cinnamon in a bowl or pan. Add 2 cups of boiling water. Cover; let stand until water is absorbed, about 5-10 minutes. Fluff couscous with fork. Set aside.
  3. Finely chop the apricots, cilantro and spring onions. Crumble or cut the white cheese into cubes.
  4. Mix all the ingredients together. (couscous, apricots, spring onions, cilantro, white cheese & almonds).
  5. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. If you want a gluten-free version, try substituting the Couscous with Quinoa.
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