Fascinating, food-related documentaries you must add to your Netflix watchlist

The more you know about food the better (hopefully) your food choices. Knowledge is power, and applying that knowledge is of even greater power. With that thought in mind, I wanted to share the most captivating documentaries on Netflix that I've seen to date. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. 1. Cooked - created by a best selling author, activist and journalist Michael Pollan (who also stars in it), this visually stunning 4-episode documentary explores four natural elements - fire, water, air and earth and their role in food preparation throughout human's history. Shot in some of the most interesting places in the world from Western Australia to India. Totally loved it! 2. GMO OMG - thi

Quick sausage and sprouted lentil soup

I absolutely looove making this soup. It’s kind of my rescue dish when there is nothing else in the house and we’re really hungry so I need to make something quick yet filling. The only ingredients you may not have are the sprouted lentils. Stock up on them sooner than later, as they are nutricious and they turn into an additional protein source after sprouting. In the past, I've used Polish sausages for this soup but now I use fully cooked chicken sausages, much leaner and healthier yet still full of flavor. I always make sure they are minimally processed, preservative free and gluten free. There are number of options available in most supermarkets. If you don’t have sausages, this soup wil

My review of Hello Fresh - meal delivery service I've been using

I've been using Hello Fresh for about a year now and I wanted to share some of the insights, pros, cons and how having a service like that improved some of my kitchen dilemmas. I need to mention here that I did not get paid by Hello Fresh or any of its affiliates. This review is based solely on my own experience that I wanted to share with you. It all started when one of my clients sent me 6 free boxes (you get free boxes to share with your friends when you are with the company for a while), 3 meals (1 weeks worth) from Hello Fresh and 3 meals from Blue Apron. Out of curiosity I signed up for both and actually kept both services for a while, browsing each of the companies menus and ordering

My pantry staple - organic sprouted lentils

I love sprouted grains, beans and legumes because sprouting allows for better absorption of nutrients such as proteins, vitamins and minerals. I buy these lentils at Costco, very inexpensively. They are split so cooking time is only 6 minutes. They are a wonderful addition to soups, salads or as a side dish. One serving size packs about 10 g of protein, so adding lentils is a great way to increase your protein and fiber intake, as well as adding some unprocessed, low glycemin carbs.

Baked cod with sun-dried tomato pesto

Warm weather is here, so I'm finally in the mood for lighter foods. This is a really easy recipe for basic baked cod with a wonderful 5 ingredient sun-dried tomato pesto. Great option if you're tired of eating fish that always tastes like lemons. Additionally, whatever pesto you have leftover, you can use in grilled sandwiches (with fresh mozzarella and prosciutto), mini bruschetta or even pasta dishes. Yum yum yum! Here's what you will need for the pesto: sun-dried tomatoes (dry if possible), garlic, nuts of your choice, parmesan cheese and olive oil. Process them together in the food processor then spread over your fish, bake and voila! Ready in less than 25 minutes. Serve with your favor

My pantry staple: Organic popcorn with olive oil

I love this popcorn when I'm craving something salty and eating it comes at a much lower caloric price and much better nutritional profile when you compare it to your traditional chips and crackers. This product is by far, in my opinion, top product in its category for two reasons: it's organic, and it only has three ingredients: organic popcorn, organic EVOO and salt. Corn is a #1 crop on the United States (approx. 88% of corn in 2011 was GMO) therefore a cash cow and a prime target for pesticide use (RoundUP anybody?!) so buy organic whenever you can. Nutritional values: