My first green smoothie recipe of the new year is one of the most basic smoothies out there. All you need is two ingredients, spinach and bananas. Spinach is a wonderful green to use if you’re new to green smoothies. You can mix almost any kind of fruit with it because of it’s mild flavor and versatility.
This recipe is an adaptation from Laura Calder and one of my absolute favorite lentil soups to make. Even though the main ingredient is lentils, I think the chorizo is the real star. The flavor combination of the creamy lentils and crisp smokey chorizo go together perfectly. The bright orange chorizo oil makes a fantastic looking garnish and compliments the creamy lentil flavor.
For the past few weeks I’ve been staying with family so there has been a lot of cooking and eating. I’m not sure if it’s because of the holiday season, but we always get sugar cravings, especially for cookies! My sister and her daughter both have a severe allergy towards nuts so I decided to create a simple nut-free chocolate cookie recipe made from soy nut butter.