#FoodFocus – The Humble Chickpea

I love chickpeas! My family loves chickpeas! We call them ceci in Italian but they also go by other names such as Garbanzo beans, Egyptian peas,  Bengal gram or Kabuli chana. They are protein-packed legumes and you probably have a can or two in your cupboard. To be honest, my kids and I would eat…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Humble Chickpea

Stickers and Lists

When I set out to blog about healthy eating, it was all because I was beginning to notice what people were eating. Really noticing. These days, I’m all about mindfulness. It’s interesting when you get into that mindset how you really see what’s taking place around you. I read somewhere something to the effect of that if we…… Continue reading Stickers and Lists

#FoodFocus – Super Spinach – Summer Salad

Salads have become very popular meals, with or without added protein such as grilled chicken breast served on top or on the side. This salad has spinach as its bed and a wonderfully tangy lemon dressing. It’s quick and simple to make and won’t break your budget. It is super healthy as all the ingredients…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Super Spinach – Summer Salad

#FoodFocus – Super Spinach

For many, just the mention of spinach conjures up the image of Popeye the Sailor Man! If I remember correctly, when there was trouble, Popeye would crack open a can of spinach, down it in a few gulps and was ready to take on the world! Spinach was this amazing leafy green food that instantly…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Super Spinach

#FoodFocus – Chicken Curry Soup

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far! You know, the idea for this website/blog came about when I realized that some students living away from home were not eating properly due to lack of time, meal preparation knowledge or small food budget. This did not sit right with me.  So, the…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Chicken Curry Soup

#FoodFocus – The Amazing Avocado – The Smoothie

On this first week of my food blogging adventure, the focus has been on the avocado. What an incredibly nutritious and versatile fruit! When perfectly ripe, it can be sliced and added to a salad, mixed in with other vegetables and served as a side, or blended into a delicious smoothie like the one featured…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Amazing Avocado – The Smoothie

#FoodFocus – The Amazing Avocado – Avocado Toast

Ingredients 1 slice multigrain bread, toasted 1/2 avocado 1/4 cup fresh tomato, diced 1-2 basil leaves, finely chopped 1 medium egg, poached 1 tsp mayonnaise lemon juice salt and pepper, to taste roasted sunflower seeds sriracha sauce Smash or mash your avocado, squeeze a little lemon juice into into it to prevent it from turning…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Amazing Avocado – Avocado Toast