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Last night, I ended up staying in and cooking some healthi(er) mexican food along with some not-so-healthy margaritas!

I made one of the recipe listed in my last post :

The Chilaquiles Casserole

Very quick & easy, this recipe called for enchilada sauce, which my grocery store did NOT have (!?!?) so I had to make some alterations, but the result was ASTONISHING!

– 1 Tbsp olive oil (I use a posto-infused one… mmm!)
– 1 medium spanish onion, choppped
– 1 medium zucchini, grated
– 1 15.5 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed (takes some sodium away!)
– 1 1/2 cups corn, frozen
– 1 (and more) tsp ground cumin
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 12 corn tortillas, quartered (I use the smaller ones and lower-cal.)
– 1 1/4 cups shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
– The sauce:  (an improvised mix of)

  1. Ace Hot sauce
  2. Salsa Ranchera
  3. Taco sauce
  4. Mandras simmer sauce (by Seeds of change)*
  5. Jalfrez simmer sauce (by Seeds of change)

The result was a spicy and ultra flavorful, tangy-ish sauce…

Accompanied by a very simple spinach-mango salad with white-wine vinegar & poppy seeds homemade dressing, it was VERY good!
Sadly the picture of the actual food looks more like a blob covered in cheese, (and I thought of taking the picture AFTER we destroyed it…) but if you really want to see it, here

* Seeds of Change simmer sauces are soooo good! and pretty healthy 🙂


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Hey there!
I hope everyone had a great weekend, and to start off the week on a healthy note, here’s my “Healthy Monday Recipe”. It’s perfect to bring for lunch, or as a light dinner accompanied with a green salad… But here’s the best part: it’s healthy AND delicious!


(yields 4 servings)

– 1 Tbsp of olive oil
– cooking spray
– 1 onion, chopped
– 1 leek, chopped
– 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
– 1/2 Granny Smith apple, chopped
– 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
– 1 can (15oz) lentils, drained
– 4 oz dried fruit and nuts to taste (almonds, sunflower seeds, cranberries, golden raisins, dried currants, cashews, or anything you like) chopped
– 1/2 cup flour (1/4c. whole wheat and 1/4c. all-purpose)
– 1/3 cup old cheddar, Gruyère, or Emmentaler*  (skinny of you can find it), shredded
– 1 egg (may substitute for egg whites), beaten
– 3 to 4 Tbsp of fresh herbs you have handy (parsley, basil, shallots…)
pinch of pepper and salt

* Gruyère and Emmentaler are Swiss cheeses

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a “meatloaf pan” oil lightly the sides and bottom. Cut pieces of parchment paper the size of each sides of the pan, and place in it (see picture).
  2. In a large pan with cooking spray, add the onion, leek, celery and garlic over med-low heat. Add the apple and cook for 8min stirring at times. Add the lentils, dried fruit and nuts, cheese, egg and herbs. Add pepper and a pinch of salt.
  3. Pour in the mold and equalize the top. Put in the oven for 50-60 min. until lightly golden. Cool down before to take out of the pan. It’s good served warm or cold… although during the winter I much rather warm 🙂

What I like about this recipe (other than the taste and the awesome smell when it cooks!) is that you get a healthy balance of protein, fat and carbs, so it’s like an all-in power meal! Try it, and let me know how much you liked it!

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