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Welcome to Superfoodista!

This site is about easy and healthy recipes – mainly for delicious dishes to be cooked at home, but not exclusively. The goal is to offer to my readers various types of recipes for a better life, of which good food of course is one of the main pillars! In addition, I am also going to feature some of my travel discoveries that I will make around Superfoods.

Since I have seen the movie “Food matters”, I am more than ever convinced about the saying “you are what you eat”. If you only give junk to your body, there is not much good you can expect in return. It’s like a car you only fuel with the cheapest and worst quality gasoline – it might strike one day and break down. This is definitely not, what we want to happen with our body.

After watching this movie, I recalled a time in my life, I was eating quite badly. Not necessarily junk food, but I ate almost no cooked vegetables, a lot of white bread which was low in fiber and plenty ready-made meals – in other words, very little home cooking. I think I was really busy at the time with work and I was just not paying too much attention to what I was eating and I took no time to cook some good meals at home in the evening. During this time, I was sick a lot, had lots of trouble with a sore throat and in general didn’t feel that good and energetic. I am now certain that my poor health was directly connected to what I was eating – or rather NOT eating at that time. I also recalled that after this episode, I started to do more home cooking, especially adding more vegetables and whole grain to my diet and it made me feel so much better!

However, I am a also a strong advocate that food should be mainly TASTY! Because, eating is such an amazing thing and should give us joy, which is as important for our health and happiness.

So taking all the above together, brings it really to the essence of the blog:

  • I wanted to create a small database of yummy, traditional, Asian and Fusion recipes and updates of newly created recipes. The recipes are not about being low calories, non fat, vegan, raw or following any dietary restrictions.
  • However, whenever possible, I will mention possible substitutes to make it for instance vegan, gluten- or lactose free.
  • The principle of the recipes is simple, they all contain at least one Superfood, but you will be surprised how many of them you are already using in your kitchen anyways.
  • There might be only a few additional ingredients that you will have to purchase additionally to make this recipes. Because Superfoods are actually nothing else than natural foods that have been available all these years. Some have just been rediscovered, especially the ancient grains. Living in the US, I feel they are made really widely available, while in Europe you might have to go look for them in specialty health food stores.
  • I will also try to make as much as possible from scratch, using as little premixes as possible, following the principle of “clean” cooking
  • Lastly, all recipes will be easy and fast to prepare – I promise! None of us really has the time to spend hours in the kitchen to prepare a meal.

You will see how many easy and healthy and most importantly, tasty recipes are out there! By making sure we are adding more Superfoods to your diet, we will make it healthier and hopefully, as a consequence, our lifes better. To find more about what Superfoods are, please browse in the dedicated pages. However, since I am not a nutrition expert, I kept the descriptions really short and added links to more “professional” sites for those readers that would like to know more details. The pages should rather provide you with a good list and overview of all the fantastic Superfoods out there so you can ramp up your shopping lists!

Disclaimer:

The pure nature of this site is about sharing cooking recipes and other recipes for a better life. There is no scientific guarantee of the content, as I am not an nutritionist nor medical expert. All information is taken from the web or books and sources used are cited.

Recipes are mostly created by me, many of them based on the wonderful inspirations of other recipe sites. Photos are all taken by me and cannot be used without my permission. Please respect my work and where re-use is granted it would be amazing if you could give me the credit for them :-) Where images are borrowed from other sites (mainly on the pages where you can find information about the Superfoods), it would be stated in the sources information.

Comments

    • Sylvia @superfoodista.com says

      Thank you so much dear Martina! This is such a sweet comment of yours! 😉 So happy you stopped by! Yes, superfoods are great and a lot of them, we eat already anyways, it’s just about adding them more consciously to our recipes. big hug!

    • Sylvia @superfoodista.com says

      Dear April, thank you so much for your kind comment and stopping by! I just went over to visit your blog – love it too! Very nice recipes and I love the concept! Looking forward to read from you more as well! We’ll be in touch, big hug, Sylvia

    • Sylvia @superfoodista.com says

      Thank you so much Apsara for stopping by! :-) I just stopped over at your blog – and love your recipes! How nice you have also been inspired by the Food Matters film. Isn’t it simply impressive – and at the same time scary the information they share there? It definitely has influenced the way I eat a lot. I try to completely avoid processed foods and as you can see, use as many “superfoods” as possible. It definitely had a positive impact on my life 😉 Thanks again and glad to meet you over blogginh – looking forward to read more from you as well! Sylvia

  1. MyKabulKitchen says

    I am so happy to have come across your blog! I completely agree you can eat tasty “whole” foods and enjoy everything in balance, you are incredibly creative and your blog is an inspiration for making overall life-style changes. Keep up the great work :-)

    • Sylvia @superfoodista.com says

      Thank you so much for both your super kind comments! So happy you came across my blog and that you found it useful! 😉 I just went over to yours – and wow, I love it!!! I am always looking for new recipe inspirations from all over the world – and Afghan food I must say is one of the ones I have never tried!!! Your recipes look fantastic and I love the story of your Bibi behind them 😉 I will give them a try soon! Thanks so much for stopping by! hugs, Sylvia

    • Sylvia @superfoodista.com says

      Julianna, thank you soooo much for this absolutely lovely nomination and congratulations to yourself for receiving it 😉 I am not sure if I responded to this already, I am a bit behind on answering comments, so just in case, I wanted to let you know I really appreciated the nomination and love your blog too! hugs, Sylvia

      • chefjulianna says

        No problem, Sylvia. I know how easy it is to get behind on all the commenting and answering. I really do love your blog and so I wanted to celebrate it with this award. Have a lovely weekend! Julianna

  2. Homemade Hearts says

    I love your blog! It is filled with creative, colourful and healthy foods! Plus your presentation and photos are amazing! Love all the superfoods you are featuring :) What an interesting read, I will definitely be back!
    Ellie

    • superfoodista says

      Wow, thank you so much for your super encouraging words!! I love YOUR pictures – all so appetizing and your recipes are so creative. can’t wait for more mutual inspiration, we’ll definitely
      be in touch! 😉

    • superfoodista says

      Wow, dear Haley, thank you so much! :-) I am so happy about this nomination and of course I would love to accept it! I will have some time this weekend to read about it. Thanks again, I too love and look forward a lot to your inspiring and sweet posts :-) hugs, Sylvia

    • superfoodista says

      Hey there! Wow, thanks so much!!! 😉 I am not sure if I thanked you already – I may have on your blog 😉 I will pass it on as soon as possible!! big hug & thanks again for the nomination, feel really super honored!!! Sylvia

  3. Priya Kedlaya says

    I’m so glad to have found your blog through Abby’s Kitchen! You have lovely, healthy recipes and fantastic photos too, Sylvia! Looking forward to exploring your blog and reading your future posts! :)

  4. celestedimilla says

    I just discovered your blog from Abby’s kitchen, and I love it!! I’ve never seen the movie, “Food Matters,” but I’m gonna check it out soon. I have, however; seen “Forks Over Knives”, which had a huge impact on how I eat. I’m so glad I found you an I look forward to more of your posts! Celeste :)

    • superfoodista says

      Wow, so glad you found me through Abby – love her blog so much! 😉 Yes, it’s a really interesting film and I learned a lot about the super foods. I’ll have a look what “Fork over Knives” is about.
      So glad you stopped by, led me to your blog, which I just love!! Just dropped a note there for you too 😉 hugs & we’ll be in touch! looking forward to read your posts and recipes! Sylvia

    • superfoodista says

      Abby, thank you so much! How lovely of you!! I feel so happy about this nomination!! 😉 Wow, I will check it out this weekend!! Thanks so much for stopping by today, big hug, Sylvia

    • superfoodista says

      Aw, thank you so much! You are the sweetest!! So happy you liked my blog and this nomination is really an honor! I’ll check it out this weekend! Thanks again for stopping by, big hug, Sylvia

  5. Abby's Kitchen says

    Thanks for yet another great recipe! I just made these today and they are fantastic. I’m enjoying one right now with a glass of almond milk. Sharing your recipe on my fb kitchen :)

  6. cookazido says

    Hi Sylvia, It is very nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog so that I found yours. In recent years, I have been trying to incorporate more healthy foods into our diet so am very happy to read what your blog is about. I look forward to reading future posts and checking out your recipes.

    • superfoodista says

      Thank you so much for stopping by my blog too!! Loved your comments and so happy you liked it. Great to hear I could inspire you maybe a little bit, it is actually super easy to make our daily recipes a little bit healthier.
      Thanks again for stopping by and be in touch!! I am following your blog now 😉

  7. LoveLyndaLovely says

    Love your food philosophy – very much what i believe in too. When i use labels such as “vegan” etc it’s really more for other people as I just love enjoying nature’s bounty myself.

  8. Margarida says

    Hi Sylvia! Hope you are doing well, I think you are for what I see and read. 😉

    Very cool idea! Go for it!

    Beijo
    Margarida

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