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January 8, 2018

 This is absolutely one of my favorite plates. Super easy to make, filling and perfect for a cold winter night. African food always intrigued me, and due to the fact that I was born in Tunisia, I always had an interest in learning as much as possible about its culture and food, of course.


  • 4 tbsp of organic extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 thinly sliced onion

  • 2 minced cloves of garlic

  • 5 medium sized diced t...

October 5, 2017

People say "walk the talk" right? Well, that is exactly what I am doing! Since end of cancer treatment, I have been slowly been incorporating physical activity in my life. I am working out both with weights as well as cardio brisk walk and following a plant-based high protein health style to better my whole self. 

Every day I am creating a variety of meals that are savory and tasty. As I make them, I realize some recipes s...

September 28, 2017

At first, this almost feels like an oxymoron. The Portuguese Feijoada is known for its meats. That is what truthfully flavors it. So, as I simply do not eat this way any longer, I was playing around as how to still have the feeling of the Feijoada, without all the meats and the fat content. 

I started looking into the fridge to look for hearty meaty .vegetables, such as zucchini, carrots and  turnips. So as I was looking throug...

September 26, 2017


Cauliflower is part of of the Brassica oleracea species. It is an annual plant and reproduces through seeds. It is in the family Brassicaceae. The flower is the most common part of the plant to eat, but its greens are also very tasty. The cauliflower head is composed of a white inflorescence meristem.

Cauliflower heads resemble those in broccoli, which differs in having flower buds as the e...

September 21, 2017

Each time I am using vegetables, I make sure to keep all scraps, however small they are.  I place them in a freezer bag or container, then freeze them. Once I have a nice amount, I am ready to create a nice homemade stock. And here at the Quinta, I am amazingly lucky as the vegetables we grow are organic and full of freshness and of high quality. 

I never know how my stock will come out as it really depends what...

September 18, 2017

As the cold is upon us, so are the colds that get the best of us. We start feeling the sneezes coming, then the shivers and suddenly we have a full cold attacking us. After trying quite a few different recipes to help our immune system fight your average cold, this recipe has always worked for us. 

This is a pretty simple recipe and all you need is a good blender and high quality ingredients.  You can have it also as a general...

February 8, 2017

Since I can recall, I always loved artichokes. Growing in various parts of the world, my memories of going back home to Portugal and spending time at my grandparents farm, near Lisbon and where the Gare do Oriente now is, was to run around the farm and always being intrigued by the beauty of the actual artichoke plant. 

Artichoke is low in calories and fat; nonetheless, it is a rich source of dietary fiber. It pr...

January 18, 2017

When I was going through chemo, the hardest part was seeing all the people around me eating like crap. They were fed sodas, packaged hot cocoa with sugar, cookies, brownies, cupcakes, etc. Meanwhile I brought everything from home. While hooked up through my port, and as the chemo dripping was going on, I would guzzle on water, homemade tea, and would enjoy my salads. But just as anyone, sometimes I craved something sweet. So I...

January 18, 2017

The hardest part about baking vegan is how to substitute eggs, until I found out about this blend which works beautifully. I always try to have some made ahead of time and keep it in a glass container refrigerated.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: replacement for 2 eggs


  • 1 tbsp of flax meal

  • 3 tbsp of warm water


  1. in a medium size bowl add the ingredients.

  2. mix them well...

October 21, 2016

Crêpes are one of those memories I mostly treasure from my grandmother. Since going gluten free, I have been playing around with various recipes and had found the perfect one. Then a new challenge arose... how to make them vegan? I decided to try a few sites online, until I found this recipe which I love.

The result is a very light and thin crêpe just like I like them. So this is now my to-go recipe as I love making both sweet...

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