Have yourself a guilt-free, gluten-free pizza!
Portobello mushrooms make pretty delicious substitutes for pizza crust. Packed with the same intense flavors as the standard pizza pie but minus the calories. Just stuff the portebello caps with all of your favorite Italian pizza toppings. Make a portobello hawai pizza, a portobello caprese pizza, or whatever makes you happy
These mini mushroom pizzas are so good!
- 2 large Portobello Mushrooms
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup Tomato Sauce (or your favorite pasta sauce)
- 1/4 Red Onion
- Mozzarella (or vegan cheese)
- Fresh Basil
- 1 tsp dried Oregano
- Salt and Pepper
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6.
- Remove stems from Portobello mushrooms. Clean the mushrooms by gently wiping the outside of the caps with kitchen paper or brushing any dirt off with a soft brush. Lightly brush caps with olive oil. Place the mushrooms on a baking tray, gills facing up. Cook for 8-10 minutes.
- Take you mushrooms out of the oven, you’ll notice they’re filled with liquid. Just take a paper towel and dab each of them to remove the liquid. Top the mushrooms caps with tomato sauce, minced red onion, cheese, oregano, salt and pepper. Bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until the mushrooms have softened and the cheese is melted.
- Garnish each pizza with fresh basil and serve immediately.
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 (1cup / 200g)
- 1 Orange (zest)
- Pinch of Cinnamon
- Dried Apricots
- 3 Spring Onions
- Fresh Cilantro
- White Cheese (Feta 100g)
- Grate the orange (only the colored part not the white skin underneath, as that part has a bitter taste to it.)
- 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.
- Finely chop the apricots, cilantro and spring onions. Crumble or cut the white cheese into cubes.
- Mix all the ingredients together. (couscous, apricots, spring onions, cilantro, white cheese & almonds).
- If you want a gluten-free version, try substituting the Couscous with Quinoa.
Today a beautiful “pasta” recipe to celebrate spring! A quick & easy lunch or dinner, that looks stunning on the plate. Turn your zucchini into noodles and toss with cheerful cherry tomatoes, little mozzarella’s and a fresh basil pesto.
Zucchini noodles make a great alternative for pasta. Gluten free and low-carb. You can have it raw or cooked, according to your liking. A fresh and healthy meal in minutes!
Zucchini Noodles with Pesto
- 1 Zucchini
- 2 tbsp Pine Nuts
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 2 large handfuls of fresh Basil Leaves
- Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
- Handful of Cherry Tomatoes
- Mozzarella (optional)
- Use a spiralizer, mandoline or julienne peeler to slice the zucchini into noodles. Toss in some salt and set aside in a strainer to rest for ten minutes. Then push down on noodles to drain any excess liquid (do not rinse).
- Slice the cherry tomatoes into halves.
- Make the pesto. Start by roasting 2 tablespoons of pine nuts. Combine the roasted pine nuts and 2 peeled garlic cloves in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the basil leaves and 6 tablespoons of olive oil. Pulse until blended. Season with salt and pepper.
- In a large skillet heat some olive oil and the zucchini noodles on medium high heat. Sauté for 2-4 minutes or until the zucchini noodles are slightly softened. Add the pesto, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella. Heat for another minute, then serve.
- Raw: you can have the zucchini noodles raw or cooked, according to your liking.
- Vegan/ Dairy-free: you can serve it without mozzarella (or with vegan cheese).