Healthy Cauliflower fritters















My cauliflower fritters are so delicious and easy to make not only that, it took me less than thirty minutes and it is absolutely healthy.
I always have fresh vegetables in my fridge and the only thing I actually do is to take a look at what I have and start to create something fresh healthy delicious and fast. This recipe worked better than I though, here is what you need for the fritters;
1/2 head of a medium size cauliflower, 1/2 cup whole wheat flower, 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese, 1 lightly beaten egg, 1/2 cup chopped parsley, 1/4 cup chopped scallions, 3tbsp of water, 1 clove of garlic, salt , pepper. I think that herbs definitely give the best taste and parsley with scallions together have that special fresh taste. For the vinaigrette ;
1 tbsp red wine vinegar, 3tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 1/2 tsp kosher salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 tsp herbs of Provence or if you don't have herbs of Provence you can use Italian seasoning.
Topping; slices of smoked salmon ,  slices of prosciutto
Steam cauliflower for 4 minutes careful not to overcook leaving the inside crunch.Take to a bowl and start to mash with a potato masher as much as you can then stir with a fork until it has a coarse texture small little pieces of cauliflower. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon or with your hands better then add the water little by little until it gets a thick batter texture not to soft just enough so then you can shape fritters with your hands then I grate the clove of garlic because it is easier but it can be minced as well. On a skillet heat up 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat and add fritters, it will take about three minutes for each side, turn and cook for another three minutes. 
For the vinaigrette; in a small bowl whisk all the ingredients together until emulsifies.
Place fritters on a plate and top each differently, some with slices of salmon and some with prosciutto. Gently drizzle the vinaigrette over the fritters just enough for each to get that herbed tangy touch which gives a twist. Serve with your favorite vegetable or salad.
Delicious! and the best part of this recipe to me was that my son said it was one of the best thing he ever had, made me very happy. 




Healthy Green Peas Spread.









I just so love green peas! they are not only for soup and stews and I want to have them in many different ways. When I buy fresh peas I feel like eating them raw for it smells so good and fresh that I wanted to create something nice where I can have green peas a little crunch still and get the best of what this wonderful vegetable can offer, something fresh healthy and simple to prepare yet delicious and elegant at the same time. So I created a healthy green peas spread and here is how:
Take 3 cups of fresh peas to a boiling water with 2 1/2 tbsp of sea salt (the salt will keep the beautiful green natural color and will season as well, peas will be something salty) let it blanch for 4 to 5 minutes no longer than that so peas will be crunch on the inside . Drain peas well and take to a food processor (no water) add 2 cups of parsley leaves and process the two ingredients just enough to mix , about 10 seconds (the point is having a coarse texture and not a paste). Then add 3/4 cup Greek yogurt and about 3 tbsp good extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper to the mixture and pulse just enough to blend all ingredients.Take the mixture out of the processor into a bowl, add 1 clove of thinly minced garlic and mix well.. Serve over a slice of toasted whole grain bread and top with pieces of feta cheese and fresh basil leaves and a drizzle of olive oil . Delicious way to enjoy this amazing power vegetable loaded with folic acid , ascorbic acid, vitamin k, fiber and much more. Enjoy it!