St. Patty’s Mint Ice Cream

In the spirit of the holiday, I’ve turned my go-to, 1-ingredient soft-serve into a festive dessert. Not much more fuss than the original, this recipe involves the addition of refreshing mint and a garnish of cacao powder and chopped pistachios. Super easy, super satisfying, and it does wonders for your breath!




Mint Banana Soft Serve

by Aylin @ Glow Kitchen

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 4 bananas, peeled, chopped and frozen
  • 1 handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp of chopped pistachios
  • Cocoa powder for garnish


Peel and chop the banana into fourths and pop into plastic bag and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours. When they’re frozen, food process the banana pieces with about 1-2 tbsp of water and a handful of fresh mint.



Serve the soft-serve in single serving bowls and garnish with pistachios, cocoa powder and mint leaves.



SO delicious! It’s also a great palette cleanser.





Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin

Onion Blossom

I’ve always wanted to try this. You could dip the onion into batter and fry it for a massive onion ring shaped like a blossom, or you could keep it simpler, and healthier, by baking it. Afterwards, garnish with whatever floats your boat – shredded cheese, herbs, or truffle oil – or dip the pieces into mayonnaise, ketchup, or your own creative sauce. Baking this also makes the house smell amazing.


A flower that glows without the sun…

Onions: have anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-coagulant and anti-bacterial properties, are high in iron and beneficial for the treatment of anemia, lower blood pressure, lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, thin blood and dissolve blood clots, cleanse the blood, act as a diuretic, prevent hair loss (if its juice is applied to the scalp), boost the immune system, complement diabetes treatment, prevent osteoporosis, liquefy mucus in lungs, are a potent aphrodisiac, and treat urinary tract infection.

All you need is 1 onion, about 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil, and dash of salt.


Begin by slicing off the top of a Vidalia onion. Do not slice the other end, because that is the part that will hold the blossom together.


Begin to cut the onion in half across the middle, but not through the stem. Cut just to the bottom, keeping the stem intact.


Continue to cut the onion in half across the middle, forming eighths.


Open the onion parts delicately, making sure not to snack the pieces from the stem, until the onion resembles a blossom. Place on a baking dish, brush with olive oil, season with salt, and pop into the oven at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.



Voilà! Have fun with this one.







Soy Good

This recipe brings some oomph to otherwise boring brown rice. All you need to add is some soy sauce, fresh ginger, and scallions for an Asian flair to this mealtime mainstay.


Let’s talk about the glow.

Brown rice: is an excellent source of manganese and a good source of selenium and magnesium, provides energy due to its carbohydrate and protein content, lowers cholesterol, provides 14 percent of the daily recommended allowance of dietary fiber, reduces the risk of cancer, decreases pain from rheumatoid arthritis, reduces the risk of asthma, prevents heart disease, and lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Quick Asian Rice

by Aylin @ Glow Kitchen

Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 1 cup of cooked brown rice
  • 1 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of fresh ginger, chopped
  • 2 tbsp of scallions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce


Chop scallions and ginger and add to hot pan with extra virgin olive oil. They should make a sizzling sound upon touching the oil. Fry for 30 seconds before adding rice.


Cook brown rice according to package instructions to yield 1 cup of cooked brown rice.


Add the brown rice and 2 tbsp of soy sauce to the pan with scallions and ginger. Stir so the soy sauce is evenly distributed and mixture continues to fry for approximately 1 minute.


And just like that, you’re done.


Serve for one.





Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin