Sunday, November 2, 2014

Matcha Green Tea Almond Latte

I love Matcha green tea. I have tried smoothies and lattes. I decided to buy the powder and make me a homemade latte
  • You will need:

  • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 2 Tbs Boiled water
  • 2 cup Almond Milk
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp honey to taste
  • Pinch cinnamon

In a cup, add the cinnamon, matcha green tea to the boiled water and then add the splash of vanilla. In the mean time heat the 2 cups of the almond milk in a sauce pan. Add the honey to the sauce pan. After the milk is hot add the matcha mixture and whisk it till it becomes foamy.

Its so easy and tastes amazing. 
Rosene xoxo

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Greek Yogurt Parfait

Since it was 4th of July almost a week ago, I wanted to make something red, white and blue.. So I decided to make a healthy parfait using my granola.
All you need is

Non-fat Greek yogurt (or regular)
Granola (I used this Recipe)

I used frozen strawberries and thawed it for 20 seconds in the microwave.
Quantities vary depending on how much you want to add. I put it in the freezer for about 15 min.

Happy July! Rosene :)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Coconut Granola

2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 unsweetened coconut
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
2 tbsp raisins

Preheat oven to 300 F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and pour to the baking sheet.
Bake for 30 min. Cool and store.

 So easy, yet so delicious

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Healthy Coffee Frappuccino

You will need:
3 cups ice
1 1/2 tbsp instant coffee 
2 cups non fat milk  (I used coconut milk)
1 tsp vanilla 

Blend in a blinder and enjoy! supper easy very low calorie

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Coconut Flour Zucchini Bread

1 1/4 cup shredded zucchini (squeeze the water out)
1/2 cup coconut flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp. cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
5 egg whites
1 tbsp raw honey
1 ripe mashed banana
1 tbsp. coconut oil

Preheat you oven to 350. Grease a 5x9 loaf pan with coconut oil.
In a bowl, Mix all the dry ingredients. In another bowl mix using a fork, the mashed banana, zucchini, egg whites, coconut oil, and honey.

Pour dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. It will look lumpy which is fine. Pour batter into the greased pan and bake for about 45 min.
Let it cool and cut.
Note: If you want a higher loaf, make sure to double the recipe. It tasted so good and its only 45 calorie a piece.
Enjoy xoxo-Rosene

Friday, June 20, 2014

Gluten-Free Pineapple Bars

 its around 5 pm, Tea time? yes! I didn't have anything to snack on with my tea, so I decided to make something based on what I have in the pantry. Found oats flour, gluten free flour and frozen pineapple. This is what I came up with. These bars taste so good.

Supper quick and supper easy, you gotta try it.

1 cup gluten free flour (I used Bobs Mill)
1/3 cup gluten free oat flour
480 gram thawed frozen pineapple (you can use fresh or canned)
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp xanthan gum
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp raw organic honey

Preheat over to 350 F. Spray pan with coconut oil spray.
In a blender or food processor, blend all the above ingredients.
pour in the sprayed pan, back for 20-25 minutes.
cool and enjoy! supper easy and quick. Did I mention its very good?
Rosene :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana cupcakes (Paleo)

Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana cupcakes (Paleo)

4 bananas
½ cup coconut flour
½ cup coconut oil
1 tsp baking soda
1tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
5 egg whites

The mixer + 1 tsp unsweetened coco powder +1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 350. In a cupcake pan, put your liners and spray them with coconut oil spray.
Mix all the above ingredients (except for the swirl) in a blender or food processor.
Take about ¼ of the mixer and put in in a separate bowl. Add to it the coco powder and the cinnamon
Pour the cupcake batter into the prepared pan and spread it out evenly. Then pour the swirl batter directly on top and use a tooth pick or a knife to swirl the chocolate throughout the cupcakes.
Bake for 20-25 min, cool and enjoy J

Xoxo Rosene

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Growing Alfalfa Sprouts

So one weekend i decided to go to my favorite vegan place, and try the collard wrap. I noticed I was chowing on weird green strings. I then found out that these wormy and earthy tasting things are called alfalfa sprout.
At first I didn't like how they tasted and I hated the texture. But just like anything new i try, I hate at first then I end up addicted to it. I stared to buy it from whole foods or the health store and it was quite pricey. So I decided to grow them. 
I was shocked by how easy it is to grow alfalfa! all you need is:
A jar
Organic alfalfa seeds
Filtered water
Screen or woven material (i used gauze)
Rubber band

I added two table spoons of the seeds in the jar and covered it with water. placed the gauze and rubber band of top. I left the seeds soak for 12 hours (or over night) in a dark place like the pantry.

After the seeds have soaked for 12 hours drain the water by simply turning the jar over and allowing the water to drain through the gauze. make sure that all the water is out.
Make sure to rinse the seeds everyday, twice a day. make sure to train all the water
They do not need to be in direct sun, it can be stored on the kitchen counter while growing.
This process takes 4-5 days. just remember keep on rinsing and draining the water (first picture is day 3, second picture is day 4)

Once the alfalfa is about 1-2 inch long, give it a good rinse, remove the screen/ gauze, rinse again to get rid of any seeds

lay the alfalfa on a paper towel to dry completely and they are ready to use on salads or wraps!
Alfalfa sprout is high in protein and full of vitamins 
Happy growing
xoxo Rosene

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Apple "Chips" Compote

Its Sunday, rainy, dark and cold. Whats better than a warm dessert?

Here is my version of apple compote using apple chips, since I didn't have real apples and wanted to be creative.

 I wanted to make this recipe as healthy as possible so I used creamed raw honey from trader joe's.
 Its a supper simple recipe, and you can try it with real apples if you don't have apple chips.

Apple "Chips" Compote
1/2 cup apple chips
2 Tbsp  raw creamed honey
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 Tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup water

Crush the apple chips add them to a sauce pan, add the rest of ingredients and cook on a low heat. so easy!

You can try to add it on vanilla ice cream. Its vegan, dairy free, and summer yummy.
 Enjoy :) Rosene

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Chick Pea Flour Pizza (Gluten Free)

I was experimenting with chick pea (garbanzo) flour couple months ago. Its has a very strong chick pea taste, but I love chick peas so I was supper happy. I bought a pack of 6 from amazon, it was way cheaper than the stores. 
Here is my recipe of chick pea pizza crust!

Chick Pea Flour Pizza (Gluten Free)

2/3 cup garbanzo flour
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon herbs (oregano, basil, mint)
1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped
3 tablespoons fat free feta cheese, grated
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat your pan.
Sift the chickpea flour into a medium bowl.
Slowly add 1/4 cup of the water, whisking constantly to form a paste. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Whisk in the remaining 1/4 cup of water and let the batter stand at room temperature for 30 minutes, then stir in the herbs.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a 12" nonstick ovenproof skillet. Stir the batter once, pour it into the skillet and drizzle the remaining tablespoons of olive oil on top.

I hope you like it its supper easy :) Rosene 

Sunday, January 26, 2014


Tabouli is my favorite salad hands down. Its a famous Lebanese salad. Its usually eaten as an appetizer, I like to eat it as a meal. 
Parsley is amazing and full of good nutrients. Its hard to clean and chop that's why I do not make this salad very often, They should make a clean and chopped parsley salad bag ;).

I decided to chop the parsley with a food processor (since I am lazy) and I usually add the burgul in a deep bowl with some water and microwave it. The burgul will cook instantly. 

3 bunches finely chopped parsley
2-3 tablespoons fine burgul (cracked wheat)Chopped firm tomato 1/2 onion choppedDrizzle of Virgin olive oil1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (you can add more or less)
Pinch of salt

I usually let the burgul cool for a bot before mixing it with the salad. I first add the parsley then tomatoes, onions, burgul, lemon and olive oil. I try to not use salt, but you can use it for extra flavor. Mix well a chill in the fridge. 

I love to eat it with whole wheat pita bread or with some tortilla chips. 

* you can find Burgul in the stores, in the middle eastern isle. you can use cooked quinoa, I haven't tried it yet. 
mmm its saaah good! Enjoy xoxo Rosene :)