Roasted Baba Ghanoush sans the bitters!

Baba Ghanoush is a classic mid eastern dip, similar to hummus but made with eggplant. There are a lot of people who don’t like eggplant because of its bitter nature. Growing up, we always had baba ghanoush yet I always chose hummus instead because of this! I wanted to stay within the realm of the…

Teriyaki Tofu Tacos & Pico de Gallo

  Teriyaki Tofu Tacos & Pico de Gallo Healthy eating can be short, sweet and good for you. A little vegetarian, garlic-ginger twist on a Spanish-speaking favorite turned out pretty tasty – and all very fresh, healthy ingredients. It took about 30 minutes to prepare. The taste: sweet and spicy explosions with a sharp crunch….

Tower of Tofu: Indonesian Mediterranean Fusion

A marriage between Indonesian curry and Mid-Eastern spices with a lot of heat and a few layers to multiply over the  palate. Recipe Grind up some ground tumeric, ground cardamon, a sliver of ginger, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 red chili minced, some coriander, salt pepper and 3 parts EVOO to 1 part balsamic vinegar….

Spicy Hummus Wrap with Tszatziki

  I wanted to stretch the hummus recipe I had just made so I smeared about 2 tbsp onto a whole wheat wrap and folded in fresh watercress, two small roasted red peppers sliced and some lemon zest. On the side, I stirred up plain yogurt, a tiny pinch of minced garlic (fresh of course),…

Authentic Lebanese Hummus

  Another favorite staple of mine and it’s so healthy and fast to prepare. Recipe Just take a can of chick peas, dump it in a food processor removing most of the canned juices and leaving aside for later. Add the juice of 2 lemons, 1-1/2 tbsp of Tahini paste, 2 small-medium cloves of garlic,…

Quick Low-Fat Steel Cut Oats

  The Mediterranean cultures use a lot of diverse kinds of nuts in their recipes, from whole nuts to pastes and sauces with ground nuts as part of the mix. When it comes to breakfast, I wanted a healthier option that would keep me from getting hungry sooner. Adding nuts seemed like a great way…

Peppery Smoked Turkey Salad

  Smoked Turkey topped with an Arugula, Watercress, Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad, topped with Mote pillo and drizzled with olive oil and walnuts.

Crazy Low-Fat Greek Waffle

  I love Van’s low-fat wheat-free waffles and I love Greek yogurt. Sometimes yogurt alone doesn’t fill me up in the mornings for long, so I did this little spin on Rachel Ray’s french toast cup recipe. Just toasted the waffle, dropped a dollop of Cabot’s Vanilla Greek yogurt, added 3 fresh strawberries, sliced, some…