Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. It’s still possible to indulge in your favorite foods, while nourishing your body at the same time. Here we share clean versions of delicious recipes that will leave you feeling and looking incredible and not to mention, insanely satisfied!
Name: Sophie Fisher
Job description: Digital content marketer, Instagram content creator, and barre instructor.
Favorite dish to serve at a dinner party: Ottolenghi’s spicy cherry tomato pasta.
Favorite skin food ingredient and why: Avocado - I love mashing it up and using it as a face mask for a hydrating glow.
Top three Instagram accounts for inspiration:
Must-have cookbook: Simple by Ottolenghi - so many fresh, delicious dinner ideas.
Top three kitchen supplies you can’t live without: High speed blender (for smoothies), milk frother (for my morning matcha and hot chocolates), and my knife set.
Three things you always keep in your refrigerator: Almond milk, eggs, and chocolate.
Favorite online shop for kitchen supplies and / or specialty food items: Harris Farms has great diversity and such fresh produce.
Go-to quick, healthy meal: Avocado pesto spaghetti. I just blend avocado, lemon juice, lemon zest, mint, basil, salt, olive oil, parmesan, and nutritional yeast to create the most delicious pasta sauce. It’s ready to plate up in about 10 mins.
Favorite healthy treat: Spiced hot chocolate with almond milk, cacao powder, honey, cinnamon, and chili flakes.
Skincare mantra: Glowing skin starts from the inside! I notice when I eat too much sugar and fried food, it really starts to show on my skin.
Eat this recipe for: A delicious, healthy dinner when you’re craving takeaway.
Recipe: Rice paper dumplings
20 rice paper wrappers
1/4 of a Chinese cabbage, finely chopped
1 carrot, grated
300g soft tofu
2cm piece ginger, grated
1-2 cloves garlic, grated
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
Oil, for frying (I used avocado oil)
In a large mixing bowl, place chopped cabbage, carrot, ginger, garlic and crumbled tofu. Stir thoroughly, add in soy sauce and sesame oil, then stir again.
Heat oil in a large frypan over medium-high heat. Sautee the mixture for a few minutes and set aside.
Soak rice paper wrapper in lukewarm water for just a few seconds until soft (make sure you don’t oversoften them otherwise they will fall apart). Place a few spoonfuls of mixture in the center of the round, then fold over the left side, right side, top and bottom. Wrap the dumpling in another ricepaper round, using the same folding technique. Repeat until all of the tofu filling has been used.
Heat oil in a frypan over medium-high heat. Cook dumplings for a few mins each side or until golden and crunchy. Serve with soy sauce. Inspired by @okonomikitchen.