Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Fusion food: how to make healthy and creative snacks!

My fusion bruschetta with mozzarella tomato and guacamole
Have you ever felt creative while preparing a healthy snack? Last week I bought some Sicilian buffalo mozzarella which I am crazy about and I prepared some colorful healthy snacks. With few simple ingredients you can use your creativity and have fun at the same time. If you have kids they will love it as well!

The first one I made it was actually a little homage to a very popular Irish young man whose name is Niall Horan, from One Direction. I believe some of you "might" know him. AH AH! I picked one of my favorite salads: rocket and carrots! 


My edible Irish flag salads inspired by Niall Horan
I was recently watching Niall interviewed on a tv program and he was telling how much he loves Ireland and misses it, as he lives in London now. He is a lovely, funny and very grounded lad!
 

I could totally relate to those words as I also miss my country too and when you are far away you realise how much you miss those little things that were so obvious and so normal when you were living there, so... I decided to create an edible Irish flag for him.
 
Isn't it nice? Ah Ah :-D

The second snack is a bruschetta of my creation (see pic on top): it's a fusion of Italian and Mexican food both in the ingredients and in the colours of our flags.
I cut the mozzarella in cubes, as well as a fresh tomato and an avocado, mixed together the tomato and avocado with a drizzle of olive oil, pinch of salt and oregano, but I left  the cheese aside. Then, slightly toast few slices of rustic bread, add the mozzarella on top and place in the oven for 10 minutes to let it melt. Finish adding your salad mix on top of the bruschetta and serve with a spoon of guacamole aside!!!

I had it for dinner and it was so good and scrumptious, I didn't even felt guilty as it was extremely healthy and light. Definitely worth trying different combinations of products!
That was my creative process for this week. I had lots of fun in doing it and I hope you enjoyed it too!