2 Simple, Clean Side Dishes in 15 Minutes

Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts Sauté and Spicy Garlicy Mini Shells Each week I receive a delicious little box from Nature’s Garden Express filled with beautiful, local, organic vegetables and other lovely extras. At least once a week I have a surplus that I’m looking to put together in a tasty way. Tonight, I wanted to share…

Tips For Cleaner, Tastier Meals Using Yummly.com

Making It Easy, Making It With Yummly Those who have eaten with me know that I rarely follow a recipe, but I lean heavily on them for inspiration. The biggest source of that inspiration these days is from what’s in our fridge and what’s on Yummly.com. If you haven’t been to the site, you must…

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…

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,…

Roasted Stuffed Poblano Pepper

This pepper is roasted and stuffed with quinoa, brown rice and asparagus simmered in lemon zest, topped with monterrey jack cheese and fresh salsa. This is a fast and delightfully tasty and filling side dish. I used a Jamie Oliver recipe for Asparagus and Mint Risotto the night before, but used quinoa in place of…