Maple Sweet Potato Casserole with Granola Topping (V,GF)

By | 2017-11-23T00:38:59+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Desserts, Main|

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends! Today I'd like to share a healthier version of one of my favorite Thanksgiving and holiday sides--sweet potato casserole. As a lover of all things sweet, there's no wonder why this dish is my favorite ;) A side dish that can double as dessert? Sign me up lol! Instead of using [...]

Green Bean Mushroom Casserole with Crunchy Onion Topping (V,GF)

By | 2017-11-16T00:54:49+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Categories: Main|

It’s the holiday season and time for dinner parties! Unfortunately, for most of us that means feeling stuffed, bloated, and groggy not just the night of, but usually the day after as well! That’s why I decided to reinvent some of the classic holiday favorites and turn them into much healthier and lighter versions that [...]

Coconut Pumpkin Stoup (Stew/Soup)

By | 2017-10-16T09:24:20+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Main, Soups|

My favorite season, fall, is finally upon us and with it comes lots of rain and gloomy weather. That might be one of the reasons I love fall so much--besides the obvious beauty of nature-- cause you get to transition from raw meals and salads into cozy comfort foods, yaaay! Another reason is pumpkins! Even though they're available [...]

Olive & Artichoke Tart with Buckwheat Crust (V,GF)

By | 2017-07-01T17:43:02+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Categories: Main|

When I came across this fabulous olive and artichoke tart by Green Evi on Pinterest I knew I had to make it ASAP! The combination of salty kalamata olives, buttery artichoke hearts, sweet green peas, and a creamy white bean cashew base sounded too delicious to pass up! The original recipe calls for puff pastry and I [...]

Broccoli Fried Rice

By | 2017-04-18T11:41:03+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Main|Tags: , , , |

I am so excited to bring you this broccoli fried rice recipe today for so many reasons! First, I have to admit that I'm not a big fan of broccoli. I can't stand how it tastes when raw, especially when added to salads (mom, for the 100th time, please don't add broccoli to my salad!) :D So the fact that [...]

Mushroom Quinoa “Risotto” with Pumpkin Cream (V,GF)

By | 2017-03-31T13:32:39+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Main|

If you love quinoa and mushrooms, then this recipe is for you! It's such a lovely--and of course healthy--twist on the traditional risotto by substituting arborio rice with quinoa. Quinoa is one of the most nutrient-rich foods out there. While it can be eaten in the same way as grains, it serves as a complete protein source and has [...]

Persian Herb Frittata (Kookoo Sabzi)

By | 2017-03-23T16:45:55+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Categories: Breakfast, Brunch, Main, Snacks|

Monday, March 20th, marked the first day of spring and Persian new year! In Persian culture, we have beautiful meaningful traditions to celebrate new year and the arrival of spring, a time of rebirth and rejuvenation. We prepare a cute spread called "Haft-Seen", meaning seven-'S', that consists of seven items starting with the letter 'S' in Farsi. [...]

My Epic 1-Day Cleanse That Yields Awesome Results

By | 2017-03-28T10:40:04+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Categories: Breakfast, Drinks/Smoothies, Main, Salads, Snacks, Soups|

If you’ve been feeling bloated, then you know more than anyone that you need to cleanse the junk from your body. It’s not always easy picking which path to take to get the results you want. But, I’ve made it super easy for you with my Epic 1-Day Cleanse. I don’t believe in deprivation, so [...]

Creamy Butternut Squash Sage Mac & “Cheese” w/ Edamame (V,GF)

By | 2017-02-24T11:22:59+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Main|

One of the best ways to include more veggies into meals, besides green smoothies, is sneaking them into pasta sauces! There are many different vegetables that work well in pasta sauces like cauliflower, parsnip, and broccoli; but my favorite has to be butternut squash! I love the hint of sweetness it adds to the dish [...]