I remember when I moved to Baltimore back into 2011 after a year in Nigeria. I was tired of eating the same kinds of food all day, every day and I made a vow that I wouldn’t cook Nigerian food anymore. In retrospect, that was a little extremist. But the general idea was valid. I had spent 20 odd years of my life eating majorly food from the same culture; it was time to diversify. And so today, I hope to get you feeling inspired via your taste buds. Back when I started this journey of exploring foods that I had never tried before, I followed a lot of food blogs. I loved some and some not so much, there are some that I followed back then and I’m still loyal to till today. One of those is: The Healthy Foodie; I don’t remember how I stumbled across it cause I’ve been following for so long, but I know it’s one I love.
From Sonia: …That’s when The Healthy Foodie came into existence, as a means for me stay on track and keep a record of recipes I’d created and meals I’d eaten. What started as a simple personal online food diary soon became a real passion for me. It inspired me and helped me expand my boundaries and make tons of new discoveries, through sharing recipes and ideas with other people just like me
When I attempted the paleo diet last year, the Healthy Foodie was my go to resource for recipes and I know that if I ever decide to try the paleo diet again (which I strongly believe I will), I’ll be a regular at the healthy foodie once again for her really creative recipes. For example, I’m a plantain lover, if I could only eat one food for the rest of my life that would be it.
That’s why her Creamy Plantain and Coconut Chicken is my favorite recipe from her till today.
Her breakfast bowls are also awesome; her Ground Beef, Eggs and Avocado Bowl was one that had me raising my eyebrow in doubt; but I ended up loving it.
Two of her recipes that I haven’t tried yet but would love to cause they look simply decadent and have some bold ingredients in them, are her:
Paleo Zucchini Chocolate Cake – I mean, zucchini in a chocolate cake? Come on!
And her Dairy Free Strawberry Cheesecake, that is made with… wait for it… cauliflower!
She makes healthy food look good and if all her recipes taste half as good as her pictures and as good as the ones I’ve already tried? I’m totally sold. Are you drooling yet? Feeling inspired to get in your kitchen? Go ahead, check out the healthy foodie.