Food Hacks, ep. 3: The true superheroes in your kitchen


Take any magazine and flip through it: you’ll see that, 9 out of 10 times, you’ll find at least one reference to superfoods. These miraculous things that give you glowy skin, perfect hair, good energy, feed your brain, burn your fat, keep you young, make you smart(er) and,eventually, make you immortal. Enter the SUPERFOODS. Starting with the grapefruit (first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, as grandmas all over the world say), passing through broccoli and avocado and finally ending (?) with cauliflower. Btw, dear cauliflower pushers, there’s not such thing as “cauliflower steak”. Look it up, “steak” is, by definition, a piece of meat. While eating these foods is not bad at all, don’t buy into the lie that is propagated through every channel available. These are not the superheroes you need to look for. The real superheroes in your kitchen are pretty basic stuff, faithful staples, that come to rescue whenever you’re in trouble. You know them all too well!  Read More

On nutrition

Screenshot at 2016-03-06 21:53:56Image from South Park Studio

Human nutrition is such a complex topic and I’m not even gonna pretend to be a big expert. Yes, I have taken several nutrition classes, I’m devouring any book on this matter, I research articles about this vast topic (scientific articles, guys, not the buzz-feed type) and the more I learn, the more I’m hungry for more. I am deeply passionate about food, the way people eat and the improvements we can make in this area. Because I’m food-obsessed, I always combine the more scientific view on nutrition with good, well-grounded cooking tips because food should be about pleasure and joy!

There will be much exploration on this topic here, but for now, I would like to summarize my personal views in six easy-to-grasp points. Read More