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Spicy Carrot Broccoli Dal

By | 2017-01-12T16:51:55+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Main|

My ultimate comfort food... A big bowl of spicy dal served over a bed of brown rice. So hearty, fragrant, and warming, thanks to the wonderful spices such as turmeric, cumin, mustard seeds, and coriander. Now I normally make dal with just red lentils, onions, LOTS of garlic, tomatoes and spices, and sometimes will throw in a [...]

Mushroom & Sweet Potato Coconut Curry (Vegan)

By | 2017-03-02T17:02:00+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Main|

Curries are one of my favorite meals ever. I find them to be the ultimate comfort food! They are one of the healthiest dishes out there also, thanks to healing spices like turmeric, cinnamon and cloves and the variety of vegetables that go in them. I usually make curries at least once a week during fall and winter for a warming [...]

Zoodles with Pesto Avocado Sauce (V, GF)

By | 2017-03-02T17:26:34+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Main|

I love eating lighter dishes during spring and summer time, and zucchini noodles-aka zoodles-are up there on my list of go-tos for a light and delicious meal. With a delicate flavor and creamy texture, they make such a wonderful substitute for regular wheat-based noodles. The fact that my husband loves spaghetti made with zoodles even more than the traditional [...]

Crispy Baked Quinoa Veggie Burger

By | 2017-03-02T19:25:25+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Main|

I made these vegetarian crispy quinoa burgers few weeks ago before going on vacation. It was a clean-the-fridge kind of meal where I was getting creative with all the perishable items in the fridge ;) I wasn't expecting it to turn out so yummy and actually very surprised at how much my meat-loving carnivore husband raved about it! [...]

Persian Green Bean Stew (Khorak Loobia)

By | 2017-03-02T21:36:14+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Categories: Main|

Green beans are in season in this corner of the world, so today I'd like to share a nutritious and delicious traditional Persian dish with a healthier twist, featuring green beans! Growing up green bean stew was one of my favorite dishes, since it is served with French fries ;) Made with green beans, carrots, tomatoes, grass-fed beef and [...]

Zoodles With Lentil Tomato Sauce

By | 2017-03-02T17:29:20+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Categories: Main|

This yummy lentil tomato sauce is the ideal companion for zoodles (zucchini turned into noodles), which makes a light summery dish perfect for the warmer months of the year. I'm a big proponent of eating local and seasonal foods and zoodles are among of my favorite dishes to enjoy in summertime. You can turn zucchini into noodles using a spiralizer [...]

Baked Kale Falafel with Lemon Tahini Dressing

By | 2017-03-02T22:58:51+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Categories: Main|

Today I would like to share with you a healthier version of falafel, which is also much easier to make! You basically throw all ingredients in the food processor, form into patties and leave in the oven for about half an hour and boom you've got yourself one delicious meal! I served in a collard wrap with [...]

Quinoa & Mushroom-Stuffed Winter Squash

By | 2017-03-02T23:24:49+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Categories: Main|

Veggie-stuffed roasted squash is one of my ultimate favourite meals! It’s like having dessert for lunch! This one right here is a Kabocha squash, stuffed with quinoa, garlicky mushrooms, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes! TO-DIE-FOR! Kabocha is an Asian variety of winter squash, similar in texture and flavor to a pumpkin and sweet potato combined. It [...]

Baked Spaghetti Squash Boats

By | 2017-03-02T23:28:17+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Categories: Main|

Spaghetti squash is a wonderful gluten-free, low calorie alternative to the traditional spaghetti that tastes absolutely delicious and is loaded with nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium. Cut it in half, season with salt and pepper (I like to add some sage, cinnamon and nutmeg as well) and roast in the oven. I served [...]