Spinach And Paneer Curry

Love sharing this recipe with you, because is one of my favourite Indian dishes! When I tried this recipe for the first time at All Indian Sweets restaurant in Vancouver ( their vegetarian all you can eat buffet is a MUST ) I knew I can switch to a meatless diet if I can eat this every day lol! I think the reason why I love it so much, is because of the paneer! You know I’m a cheese lover, so obviously, this is a win-win for me!

I found this recipe at delicious magazine, and love it because is FULL of VEGGIES and the taste is soo similar and the best part? all the ingredients, including the paneer, can be found at Superstore! ( make sure to look for the paneer at the regular cheese section! ).

 

Ingredients:

-1 1/2 tbsp ghee ( superstore in the organic section)

-1 chopped onion

-300g Spinach

-Teaspoon of coriander

-Teaspoon of ginger ( or 10g finely chopped )

-2 chopped garlic, cloves

-1 tbsp garam masala

-1/2 tbsp ground cumin

-300g paneer, cut into cubes

-3/4 tbsp natural greek yogurt

-Basmati rice, to serve

1- Heat the ghee in a frying pan over a low-medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5-7 min. until soft and slightly golden. Blanch the spinach briefly in boiling water. Then drain. Put in a food processor with the coriander and pulse into a rough sauce.

2- Add the ginger and garlic to the onion and cook for 2-3 min until fragrant. Add the garam masala and cumin and cook for 1 min. stirring. Add the spinach mix and bubble for 10-12 min. Taste and season

3-Dry-Fry the paneer in a pan over medium heat for 30-60 sec until golden on both sides. Add the yogurt to the spinach mix and warm through, stirring. Season and serve with the paneer and basmati rice if you like.

 

 

Saint Valentine’s GIVEAWAY 3: Girls Matching Dresses from Lollipop Boutique!!

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Are you in the LOVE spirit yet? One of my favorite things about Saint Valentine’s pictures are girls matching outfits!! So I’m partnering with my friend Ana from Lollipop’s boutique to GIVEAWAY 2 matching dresses for your favorites little girls to be picture perfect lol!

Lollipop’s dresses are adorable! They are a staple in Mia’s wardrobe!! And this specific dress is to die for! PLUS you are helping a local mompreneur!! Ana started her little boutique when Mia’s best friend Sophie was born, she started making baby accessories, but later on, she decided to make a single wardrobe for the girls!!

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The name’s for the dresses are based on our kids, so that makes them EXTRA unique LOL!

To enter the giveaway, you must follow @lollipop_baby_boutique as well as me @ilove604 on Instagram. You must tag at least three friends, the more you tag means, the more entries you get in the giveaway! Sizes to choose from NB to 5T. Open to Canadian residents only.

XO,
Athenas

Saint Valentine’s GIVEAWAY 2: Diffuser​ and Essential Oils

As my second GIVEAWAY I’m gifting to you….. ESSENTIAL OILS AND A DIFFUSER!!

This week I took too much. I got to the point that I was shaking of stress and crying from inside of how tired I was. I was craving for the weekend, to have lots of ME time and spend some quality one with my family. I wanted to have a stress free environment, inside and outside of the house.

I was introduced to essential oils while I was pregnant with Matias. I was in this Facebook group, and I saw an ad that Lesley posted, she is super active in our community and I instantly got curious. So I went to attend one of their teaching class, and I TOTALLY fell in love with them.

You know how I’m always into Wellness and natural stuff, so this was a big YES to me. I know I came late to the party, as these little guys became trendy years ago, but before I didn’t have all of this stress lol!

People have been using them as a natural medicine for years, and YES they come from plants. I bought my diffuser a couple months ago, and it really brings this peaceful, relaxing atmosphere to my room. Francisco like it soo much that he just bought one for his office and one for the kids lol!

There are oils for everything, even for removing the odor If you forget the laundry in the washing machine .. If this doesn’t sound amazing, then I don’t know what does LOL! So I’m partnering with Lesley to give you the whole package! The diffuser AND the oils! This is the content for you:

The Onguard (my personal fav) helps purify the air and can be very energizing and uplifting ( just what I need ) It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaner.

The Serenity oil is a doterra restful blend. This perfectly balanced, tranquil blend renowned for their ability to lessen feelings of tension and calm emotions and support a restful sleep when used aromatically.

Petal Diffuser has three timed settings 1,2 and 4 hours. Allowing you to customize the release of essential oils into the air. This small convenient diffuser is stable, light and easy to use, perfect for home or office use.

If you want to check out all of the products here is the website for you: https://www.mydoterra.com/lesleyfornelli/#/

To enter the giveaway, you must follow Lesly and ME on Instagram, and tag at least 2 friends in my giveaway picture. Every tag is an entry https://www.instagram.com/ilove604/

The lucky winner would be announced on February 07, so they can receive their products on time and have a relaxing Saint Valentines!

Happy Sunday loves!

Athenas

National Pie Day: Vegan Recipe NO BAKE!

You may think I forgot Meatless Monday but Noo I didn’t! The thing is, I was waiting for today so I can post this delicious Vegan Recipe from Minimalist Baker to celebrate National Pie day with you!!

This is my first time making a vegan pie, and I absolutely LOVE IT! It’s not too sweet and is over the top delicious, I garnished with walnuts for extra flavour!

The best thing about this pie? It’s SUPER healthy and Family friendly! Yass! Just one thing.. I was super busy this week that I have to confess something.. I bought the Crust already made! But you can make your own like this: 1 1/4 cups graham crackers crumbs, 1/4 vegan butter, melted ( My favorite brand is Earth Balance https://earthbalancenatural.com/ )

Filling:

1- 1 cup raw cashews, soaked for 4-6 hours, then drained.

2- 3/4 of coconut milk

3-1/4 coconut oil, melted

4- 1/2 cup of lime juice ( I made it with around7 limes ) and 1 tbps zest

5-1/2 cup of Maple Syrup

Add the filling ingredients to a blender and blend on a high until creamy and smooth. Taste and adjust flavour as needed, adding more lime or agave.

Pour Filling into the crust and freeze for 2-4 hours or until firm. Remove from the freezer 10-15 min to thaw before serving. Will keep covered in the freezer for up to 2 weeks, though best when fresh.

Happy Tuesday All!

Athenas

Saint Valentines GIVEAWAY 1: A Unique Personalized watch from JORDS!

There is something extra special about Saint Valentines.. That I was born on it LOL! So I want to thank you for supporting me and my blog, and what a better way to do it than partnering with an AWESOME brand: JORD.

If you haven’t heard yet about them, they are EVERYWHERE! They are like the “new” watch that everyone is wearing! And how not? Their timepieces are such a match with the new modern lifestyle PLUS they go with ANY outfit!!

I was lucky enough to receive this unique man watch for Francisco as a present ( https://www.woodwatches.com/series/dover/koa-and-black#ilove604 ) so I want to give a lucky follower a $100 gift code so you can treat YOURSELF or someone you love this Valentines. All entrants will receive a 10% OFF coupon but only one lucky winner will get the big price.

Click the link to ENTER: https://www.jordwatches.com/g/ilove604

Also if you are into wood watches like me, check out this link:

https://www.woodwatches.com/materials/woods/koa

If you want to make it EXTRA special, you have the option of engraving here:

https://www.woodwatches.com/watch-engraving#ilove604

Cheers and good luck my loves!

Athenas

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Local Fav.. LocalBoom!

A couple weeks ago, I was introduced to this LOCAL company that not only has the most delicious healthy products, but also have a great vision, that is supporting local companies and entrepreneurs!

They have everything you need and they are adding more! From skin, body and bath to Home Art and Decor.. and something that I do not see very often.. MEN’S SHOP ( if you are looking for a Saint Valentine gift for your husband, you might take a look on what they have )

Their Customer Service is Amazing! I got the opportunity to try some of their products, and I sent others to my friend Kama ( @ethigal ) who was the one who introduced me to them. I’m so obsessed with their Vanilla Latte Almond Butter.. seriously you have to try it!!

If you are a local supporter, go and take a look on their website https://localboom.ca/ or visit their Instagram: @localboom

Xo,

Athenas

 

Annaliisa Kapp and Shae Workshop PLUS Vegan Recipe

A couple days ago, I attended the most amazing health workshop ever!! And I think the reason why it was such a success for me, it was because the powerful combination of these two woman on my pic.

Let me start with the beginning.. I’ve been following Annaliisa Kapp on Instagram for quite some time, Not only is she a Holistic Nutritionist but also a big influencer here in the White Rock/South Surrey area, so when I saw her post about this event that included a Kindalini yoga class with Shae I knew I had to attend.

I’m not a big fan of Kundalini to be honest, but this was a completely different experience!! Shae is a creative movement Therapist, and she makes her class so UNIQUE! The energy in that room felt sooo powerful, I’ve never been in a Yoga class like that one before. We were dancing, pushing our bodies, breathing energy, FULL of GOOD vibes.. seriously YOU  HAVE TO EXPERIENCE THIS!

When the incredible class was finished, It was Annaliisa’s time! She started sharing her story of how she became passionate about Wellness, and I felt so connected with her because I’m experiencing bouts of emotional eating and I do not take care of myself of how I used to, so being able to refresh my mind with all of the tips, products etc. was a great reminder for me!

I can’t wait to share with you some of her favourite local products! But in the meantime, I will leave this recipe for you for meatless Monday! Check out her website: https://www.annaliisakapp.com/ and follow their Instagrams @annaliisakapp and @shae_savage for more info, I’m sure you are going to love them!!

Xo,

Athenas