DIY Chickpea flour: is it worth the hassle?

As usual-  A serious question -deserves a serious answer. #1: why bother in the first place?  Chickpea flour- or besan- is the vegan staple for an omelet substitute.(plus a lot of other great dishes too-especially from Indian cuisine). Don’t believe me? check online- you will find tons of great recipes for vegan omelets, basically including […]

If you don’t have bread, why not have (rice) cakes? (M.Antoinett)

Until a few weeks ago, I never ate rice cakes. They were considered “bad diet food” in my personal food terminology. I do hope you remember I am no RD or Dr or any other (non) possible combinations of these 2 letters.early retired health enthusiast.as I always say- use your brain, it was put there […]

“Oh Don’t worry, it doesn’t taste healthy!”

There you go: You can’t have it both ways, can you? If it’s tasty, it ain’t healthy, and vice versa. This reminds me of a quote attributed to Catherine Deneuve, who said that after a certain age, a woman has to choose between her fanny and her face.(yes, apparently she said “fanny”. I didn’t even […]

Protein packed wonder: soy beans!!

The excitement. Then again, why be cynical.I would have thought I left that awful trait behind me when I retired. “cynicism is the weapon of the weak”. I’ve been told that so many times I lost count. Weak or strong, soybeans are a true wonder, nutritionally speaking of course. You already heard, at least 100 […]

How I simplify my plant-based proteins!

Chia is a well known “superfood” that’s been around for decades. Actually- it is an ancient Aztec grain known from around 3500 bc(!). Apparently in Mayan- “chia” means “strength”. there you go. so simple. I think it is fair to say that Everybody knows what chia is and how beneficial it is to eat it. […]

10 hour layover in Amsterdam: how to change your point of view and have a great time!(and happy balanced new year!!)

As I grow (older and )wiser, I realise that there is so much truth in the simple & common phrase:”your perspective shall determine your experience”. Every incident I bump into – or bumps into me- I breathe, contemplate its consequences, and try to look at it in a positive way. What I learned over the […]