Black Bean Romanesco Pesto AKA Christmas Tree Spaghetti

By | 2017-01-08T13:10:49+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Main|

Looking for a healthy delicious meal to enjoy during the holiday season that is full of flavor, yet light and nourishing? Well, look no further! This gluten-free plant-based spaghetti made with basil walnut pesto, romanesco broccoli, green chickpeas, and black bean noodles is packed with nutrients and flavor, but it's also really easy and takes less [...]

Caraway Buckwheat Bread (V/GF)

By | 2017-01-08T12:50:09+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Breakfast, Brunch, Main, Snacks|

I love buckwheat bread thanks to its deep nutty flavor. Unfortunately though, I haven't been able to find a good brand that has a clean list of ingredients without ten lines of additives, preservatives, and different names for sugar! So when I came across this simple recipe by the Healthy Chef, I knew I had to make [...]

Top 10 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes (V/GF)

By | 2017-01-10T12:55:11+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Desserts, Main, Snacks|

With Amercian Thanksgiving a few days away, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of some of my favorite healthy and delicious recipes that you and your guests would love. These recipes are perfect for people with dietary restrictions (vegan, gluten-free, Paleo) or those who just want to include more [...]

Veggie Pasta with Vegan Cheesy Tomato Sauce

By | 2017-01-10T13:12:48+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Main|

Since I've gone mostly gluten-free, we don't eat pasta that much anymore. We usually have spaghetti squash or veggie noodles like zoodles, coodles and spoodles. LOL I'm talking about zucchini, carrot, and sweet potato noodles. You've probably heard of zoodles before and maybe coodles, but I don't think spoodle is a word yet ;) Well, if you haven't [...]

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 [...]