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…

Wild Sockeye Salmon, Roasted Veggies and Garlic Cauliflower Mash

It’s been almost a year since I added to the food project or photographed any recipes. Here’s a nice introduction to fall and a quick, healthy way to eat. Recipe The Cauliflower Mash Take one head of cauliflower, break it into florets and steam over medium-high heat for about 8 minutes along with one large clove…

Avocado, Broccoli, Arugula Soup & Poblanos Stuffed With Spanish Rice

It was time to get creative in the kitchen again. I found the soup recipe on Yummily.com and modified it just a bit. For the stuffed poblano peppers, I used my mom’s arroz con pollo but you can use any spanish/mexican rice. I’ve even used quinoa before. When the peppers are topped with cheese, the two are much…

Hearty Curried Lentils

I took my family’s original Lebanese lentil recipe and gave it a little kick. The original recipe is quite tasty and certainly a hearty one, but these lentils were soaked and simmered in chicken broth, infused with Indian and Middle Eastern spices and garnished with cilantro. The key to keeping the overall texture creamy while…

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….

Amazing Stuffed Eggplants With Pine Nuts Over Brown Rice

Eggplants aren’t for everyone but I’d be remiss in not including this stuffed eggplant recipe, as they represent a crucial ingredient in Mediterranean cooking. They are cooked in a variety of ways but mahshi (stuffed) is the most famous method of preparation.   Recipe Carefully peel one big eggplant. Quarter it by cutting it in…