Thursday, January 29, 2015

Peanut Butter and Honey Greek Yogurt #Quickie

A quick, delicious and healthy treat, perfect for: breakfast, snack or dessert!
This is embarrassingly easy, but hey it's the simple things sometimes! Right?

I was thinking of things I can add into my Greek yogurt to make it delicious... never thought to add peanut butter, until.... I was developing a recipe for peanut butter and honey Greek yogurt and I thought, if I can eat this frozen, why not eat it fresh.

So I did it the very next morning, not adding milk like I would for the fro-yo. The result, a creamy dreamy treat good enough to be dessert, but healthy enough to eat anytime!

So for a loooong time I wanted to post this and thought: who would care... it's too easy. Then I thought, that is kinda why it's genius too.

Just a quick almost non- recipe.

1/2 cup Greek Yogurt + 1 tablespoon peanut butter + 1/2 teaspoon honey + (optional) granola topping= YUMMMMMMMM


It's simple and delicious and I know you WILLLLLL love it!

Let me know what you think!! XOXO!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cheesy Greek Quinoa Skillet

This cheesy one pot meal is fast, easy, delicious and healthy! Greek it up with this cheesy skillet quinoa which boasts spinach and two kinds of cheeses!


I gave ya'll some time off from Greek food. But it's back with a vengeance! I was totally on a spinach pie (spanakopita) kick, because let's face it, spinach and feta is one seXXXy match up. Add in some onion and garlic and you gots Greek paradise!

But I wanted to update it a little bit. So I added in quinoa instead of rice.

You can blame the Spanakopita Quinoa Roll Ups- they got me on a spinach roll!

This is a true one pot meal that is super easy, delicious, quick and HEALTHY! Oh and you only mess up one damn skillet! WIN-WIN-WIN-WIN-WIN!!


I don't mess around when it comes to food...

But be prepared to pray to Cheesus once again! For this skillet meal ALSO boasts 2 cheeses. Feta for flava and mozzarella to be gooey.

Being healthy does not mean sacrificing all that is good and right in the world- and that my friends is cheese. DO not give up on cheese. Moderation my friends. Moderation is key!

With the quinoa and cheese you are talking about LOTS of protein for the serving size. At these stats you could have 2 servings... you could.

This recipe concludes #HolidayDetox 2015. Of course there will be more healthy recipes as time goes on. But brace yourself for some killer, over the top shit.




















It was my Mom's Birthday this past weekend and I made her THIS- Bourbon Baklava Birthday Cake. One to truly go down in history. It was amazeballs! BEYOND better than I expected. So Yeah I think you are gonna want THAT one!



Recipe

Cheesy Greek Quinoa Skillet

by Sophia @ NY Foodgasm
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Keywords: saute entree side healthy Greek

Ingredients (serves 6)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, smashed and sliced
  • 1 bag of spinach
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
Instructions
Preheat oven to 415ยบ
1- In a skillet on medium heat, add in the olive oil.
2- Once well heated, add in the onions and garlic, cook until onion are soft.
3- Add fresh spinach in bit by bit and cook until wilted.
3- Toss in your cooked quinoa, followed by lemon juice, feta and dill.
4- Combine well and cover in shredded mozzarella cheese.
5- Bake for 15 minutes
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Quinoa Stuffed Plantains #HolidayDetox

A vegetarian take on the Latin favorite stuffed plantains, no meat? No problem! This is just as good as the original with just the right amount of spice. Perfect for an appetizer or a meal.


I promised I wouldn't just feed you a bunch of Greek food, right? I made good on this promise. I am bringing you a some Latin flava! Arrrrrrrrriba! ( I never could master the tongue roll though)

What is not to love about Latin culture- the food, the spices, the comfort, the music and plantains!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Discovering Yoga & Debunking the Myths #Fitgasm

There are so many misconceptions about Yoga. So I am getting my personal yoga guru Katie to debunk the myths of yoga since it made a real difference in my quality of life.


Yoga- what do you envision? Some dude doing a head stand, being twisted like a pretzel, using the words "ommmmmm"?? Yeah lots of people think about this. I first got into power yoga a while back when I first started on my weight loss journey. It was crazy hard and I totally felt like I did not belong. Everyone else was so much more flexible and I didn't felt like I belonged.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Greek Chopped Salad #HolidayDetox

This fabulous Greek Chopped Salad comes together in minutes with very few ingredients. Transport your taste buds to Greece and keep your body fit and fabulous while you do it.


I am realizing I have been hitting you with all my Greek food moves lately. I guess I am just feeling my Greek half more lately, but I got more for you soon. In my last post I mentioned different cultures- like Cuban and Moroccan. Obsessed with the flavors they got going on.

#SorryNotSorry but the Mediterraneans got the lockdown on healthy and delicious.  I realize it is the dead of winter and all of you are curling up with strews and soups and I am here all like... salad is cold and delicious. But I know you got your resolutions so this salad will help you keep them.

But anyways this salad is soooo super easy- chop up some veggies, add in some EVOO and Red Wine Vinegar- DONE!

Even an owl can do it...



This cracked me up so hard I had to add it. 

So if you wanna get your healthy on and you're short on time- problem solved!!

Plus it is the DEAD of winter- boo winter. But I can totally feel like it is warm out with this kick ass salad.


The briney flavor of beautiful fresh feta with crisp fresh veggies with some dill and a light dressing- it really is the fucking simple things sometimes.
 
Does this mean I am getting food mature- nah never! This is just freaking delicious and you forget your being all healthy and responsible and shit.

But it is sooooo good! Ohhhhh yeah! See my very own foodgasm below. Don't worry it's not too explicit.


Greek Chopped Salad

by Sophia Del Gigante
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Keywords: raw salad entree snack healthy nut-free soy-free sugar-free vegetarian Greek summer winter spring fall

Ingredients (serves 6)
  • 1 1/2 medium cucumbers, diced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 large red onion, dice8 oz. feta, diced
  • 2 tablespoons dill, chopped fine
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • OPTIONAL: freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
1- Dice up all your veggies.
2- Add in dill and combine well.
3- Drizzle in your extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar.
4- Mix well and add pepper if desired.
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

2015 Goals: To do and not do in 2015!

Resolutions are really just goals in my mind, Like Yoda says, "Do or do not, there is no try." Here is what I want to accomplish and to not do in 2015!


Like Yoda says, "Do or do not, there is no try." I am a BIG believer in this. Work hard, play hard, all that jazz. It works for me. I have done well with my goals from last year. I shared in a previous post I accomplished ALL my goals from last year. ALL! But I didn't completely finish one. Either way this writing shit down makes it REAL!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Easy Quinoa Spanakopita Roll Ups

Spanokopita aka Greek Spinach Pie is delicious, but can be quite labor intensive, so I made it easier and put an extra healthy spin on it by adding quinoa! This Mediterranean delight is light on calories and high in flavor!


I am half Greek guys, in case you didn't know. I throw a while lots Mediterranean mayhem and recipes your way. Ever heard of the Mediterranean diet? Well these people live healthy and eat healthy naturally. So I thought I would send some Greek action your way.  It's a good thing too because after the holidays- it's time for some holiday detox bitches... I know you been bad. I sure know I was. Yeah I was a bad bad girl! I must have gone through like 4 pounds of butter from all the baking over the holidays!