Risotto of Quinoa, Mushroom and Leek

Before my fitness phase I’ve never liked rice, so you will never have seen a recipe with rice in this blog. Unless someone else post here, ok? My risotto version is made of quinoa. A recipe for three people:


  • 90g of quinoa
  • 1 vegetable stock
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • ½ cup chopped leeks
  • Coconut oil


  1. Prepare the quinoa, it means, boiled it in water till become soften. Trickles water and reserve.
  2. In a saucepan, sneezing coconut oil spray and the fried leeks with vegetable stock over medium heat (or low).
  3. When it is soften, before become dark, put the chopped mushroom and quinoa.
  4. If necessary add water and leave about 5 minutes into the fire to pick up taste.

Sirvo em seguida.

Simple Guacamole

In Brazil our guacamole is more elaborated, we put a lot of ingredients. I made one simpler guacamole, because my whole meal was full of tasty – and delicious. You should try it on!


  • 1 small avocado
  • ½ diced tomato (seedless)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped leek soup
  • Coconut oil
  • ½ jalapeño pepper (cut)
  • ½ lemon (squeezed)


  1. In a skillet, put coconut oil and the fried leeks over medium heat (or low).
  2. When softened, transfer it to a processor.
  3. I put all the ingredients (except tomatoes) processor and mix them till became a paste.
  4. Serve with tomatoes above.

Vegan Mexican Beans

I like to make themed foods, and now I am enjoying my vacation, so I have time to do more full meals. No more sandwiches and shakes.

Receita para três pessoas comerem de forma saudável:


  • 90g of Adzuki beans
  • 4 vegetarian bacon slices, diced
  • 1 vegetable sausage cut into slices
  • Green onions (sliced for garnish)
  • ½ cup of leek
  • Coconut oil
  • ½ carrot (grated)
  • Pink salt
  • Water


  1. Pre-cook the beans and water. Reserve.
  2. In a skillet, sneezing coconut oil and the fry the leeks over medium heat (or low).
  3. When it is soft, before getting dark, I put the vegetarian bacon. Fry a little bit.
  4. Add the carrot, and let it soften slightly.
  5. Take off almost all the water from the already cooked beans and put it in skillet. Mix a little.
  6. Put the vegetable sausage and the salt. Let it on the fire about 5 minutes.
  7. When serving, sprinkle chives. It gives a very special taste and looks better.

Adzuki Beans

I’m not a big fan of beans, however, my nutritionist told me to eat one bean shell at least three times a week. The Adzuki bean is my favorite. It is tastier, has fewer calories and more protein than the black or pinto beans, for example.

I made a very simple recipe for three people.


  • Coconut oil
  • 1 cup leeks cut into slices
  • Water
  • 90g of beans
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • Pink salt


  1. Wash the beans and cook it only with water. The point is when it is soft, not falling apart but you can cut it with a fork. Reserve.
  2. In a large skillet, over medium heat, place the coconut oil spray  and the fried leeks. As I put very little oil, I am careful to not burn. When the leek starts to brown, place the beans.
  3. Usually you have a lot of water, I don’t like it. I take the water off. I do not like bean like a soup.
  4. Let the beans cook a little bit and then put the parsley.

Zucchini Pasta and Tomato Sauce

I made this pasta for my mother and brother. My mother thought it was wheat pasta. In fact use a kind of vegetables sharpener to slice the zucchini like pasta (buy it here). For three people I have used:


  • Coconut oil
  • 1 cup leeks cut into slices
  • water
  • 3 tablespoons of tomato puree
  • 2 Italian zucchini
  • 8 cherry tomatoes coarsely sliced
  • 3 tablespoons parsley
  • 2 sachets of stevia sweetener
  • Pink salt


  1. First of all, I transform the zucchini into pasta and reserve.
  2. In a large skillet, over medium heat, put the coconut oil inspray and the fried leeks. As I put very little oil, I am careful to not burn.
  3. Add tomato puree, the sweetener and some water too. Let it boil a little bit.
  4. Add the zucchini pasta mix well. Then put the chopped tomatoes.
  5. I leave it a little on fire. As I always say, we vegetarian food kitchen super fast.
  6. Just before turning off the pan, place the parsley.

I am not English native speaker, if you saw some mistake, let me know.

Dona Raimunda’s Farofa

This is a typical food from Brazil, we called it as farofa. It is one of my favorites dishes that my Grandmother Raimunda used to make for me, specially during the Christmas. I usually wait one year to eat it again, so one day I asked the recipe, it is pretty easy, I have been eating it at least once week. :)


  • Coconut oil (I prefer to use spray – less oil)
  • 1 cup of leeks cut into slices
  • 1 large carrot (grated or processed)
  • ¼ of a cabbage (grated or processed)
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberry or raisins
  • 3 tablespoons of finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons toasted manioc/cassava flour (you can buy here – Only USA)
  • Pink salt


  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, put the coconut oil spray (to use just a little bit) and the fried leeks. As I put very little oil, I am careful to not burn it. I put the salt that time too.
  2. Add the carrots previously grated (or processed).
  3. After about 2 minutes, place the cabbage. Mix it.
  4. Add the dried fruit. Mix well.
  5. Near the end, put the parsley. I change it to low fire, before joining the cassava flour. Stir well.

As it not as rice, is my replacement.

I am not English native speaker, if you saw some mistake, let me know.

I Am Addicted to Protein Products

And probably I am not alone in this! I am a Gold customer of GNC, that famous shop that sells a lot of proteins products and others nutritional items. I entered the store webpage to do a search on how many branches they have in part of New York. You can see the result below:

No wonder that we find shops almost in each block in Midtown! Obviously GNV is not alone in this field. You can imagine how New Yorkers are in love with food supplements. In addition, it is very nice to have GNC around me everytime. I do my weekly grocery there. I have to eat protein products few times a day, I’m kind of addicted.

I’ve eaten several appetizers, several brands, several bars, various flavors … My favorite are:

I’d been buying the big pot of Lean Shake powder, those that we have to mix with water and voila! However, it wasn’t delicious. Every meal that I’d done with that shake, I felt very frustrated. Hence I’ve decided to test this Lean Shake replacing a meal! It is amazing because it has just 170 calories. Much better, especially when it is cold. My boyfriend also liked, but he prefers at room temperature.

My English teacher gave to me a bottler of Slim Fast last week. The flavor is also good, but it has less protein than Lean Shake, and more sugar, fat and carbohydrates. I will be with my old Lean Shake the GNC, yet! :)

Talking about cost-effective, Quest Bar is the best choice for a quick snack. It has several flavors, but I confess that after more than one year eating it, I’m a little sick!

The newest flavor of Quest Nutrition is Mint Chocolate Chunk. I have eaten a few times, it is nice. This flavor, for example, has 20g of proteins, 4 g carbohydrates, less than 1 g of sugar, 15g of fiber in 190 calories. That’s why it is so famous here in N. Other flavors have other nutritional values, but all a bit close. Success, right?

However, my new passion is the Power Crunch. I’d found it by following a fitness profile on Instagram. The girl was Brazilian and had imported a box of this bar, and she said it seemed Bis, a Brazilian chocolate.

I went to the nearest GNC and bought all the available flavors. My favorite bar is the Cookies & Cream. I gave it to my friends try and they also said it seemed like that Brazilian chocolate!

Unfortunately, it is not so healthy! It has 205 calories, 14g protein, 5g suggar (not bad) and 12g of fat. :( But it is gluten-free. :) I’ve been eaten a bar per day, I hope to get sick of it quickly, because I think this is messing up my weight loss. :(

I’d sent an email to the company, which is Canadian, suggesting that they could do a version of Lemon Bis, which is my favorite! They’d answered me! :( It broke my heart! I was hopeful to eat my favorite chocolate in the healthier option.

Everything isn’t perfect in supplementation world….

Besides that Lean Shake powder, GNC has the Lean Shake Burn, I’d tested all the flavors, they are horrible … the taste, the smell, everything … I’d lost weight, but it was a lot of costs, I also had stomachache. I do not recommend!

Does anyone has a favorite protein bar?