I am back and feeling 98% better. It looks as if I am back just in time to kick off the spring season. Even though I don’t have my appetite back fully, and I am in desperate need to go shopping I wanted to share this kale and blueberry salad with you. It is the perfect salad to have when starting or completing a detox. It is filling but it won’t weigh you down. Anyway, click here to check out the recipe. Continue reading
I used to frequent this Peruvian restaurant in the Bronx with super nice owners and delicious food. It was just the sort of place to pop into on a Saturday evening to watch a soccer match, enjoy the company of friends and eat delicious Peruvian cuisine. There are so many dishes that I miss from that restaurant but one that comes to mind the most is the stuffed avocados. I decided to recreate the dish with my own spin by using more colorful items (like heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers) to feed the eye as well as the stomach. This dish is great for a light lunch or an early supper. Click here to get the recipe. Continue reading
I know it has been a long time since my last post. While work was busy the silence was mainly because I wasn’t feeling inspired and that translated to my cooking. I had a lot of blah sort of meals but fear not, I found my inspiration just in time for Virtual Vegan Potluck. I actually found this recipe in my photo archives. This is another one of my quick and easy dishes. Click here for the recipe. Continue reading
We are well into the fall season. I find that this is the time I start to crave more savory but not necessarily filling foods. In this case I wanted all the flavors of a baked potato but not the density of it in my belly. I felt like this soup was a great compromise for me because I got to enjoy the baked potato but I didn’t feel the need to take a nap after eating. The flavor is creamy, cheezy, and soothing like a cozy blanket. Yes, you read that correctly. I can’t be the only person who thinks certain foods reminds them of cozy bed linens…LOL
Anyway, click here to find out the recipe for this soup.
I had all of this leftover bread from making the french toast in the last post. Luckily, I came across Vegan Kat’s recipe for Panzanella (bread salad). It was an excellent use for the left over bread and the taste is amazing. Please click here to get the recipe and find other delicious recipes on her blog.
I was all prepared to put up a different recipe when this one muscled it’s way into today’s post. Sometime last year a friend and I went for a decadent late lunch at a Lebanese restaurant. We feasted on Hummus, Baba Ghanoush , fresh pita bread and so much more. Well today my stomach was feeling a bit nostalgic for that meal. So I decided to whip up some Baba Ghanoush for lunch today. Only I changed it a bit by adding mushrooms and Daiya. Also, rather than eating it cold, I chose to have it warm instead. It was fantastic! I urge you to try it. Click here for the recipe. Continue reading
I call this recipe a time saving salad because that is exactly what it is. I like to make certain items in large portion sizes to last throughout the work week. It makes it easier for me when I have one less thing to do when getting ready for work the next day. I like to take a huge container and prepare a salad that will last 5-7 days. Leaving me to free to only worry about my entree. It also helps for those days when I am feeling to lazy too prepare my lunch the night before. Then I can just pack some salad and not feel compelled to buy a lunch that may not be healthy or satisfying. If you want to know the recipe just click here.
Sometimes walking into the kitchen in a state of hunger can be a good thing. It allows you to make almost genius creations out of leftovers. This dish almost looks like it took a lot of effort but it is rather simple to make. Click here for the recipe. Continue reading
I know it has been a while since I last blogged. Work has been chaotic to say the least. Anyway let me move on to today’s recipe. I made spaghetti squash ramen noodle style. I don’t know if many of you are familiar with ramen noodles. The highly processed noodles that come with a high sodium packet of msg flavoring. They aren’t particularly good but they are quick and affordable which makes them the go to meal of choice for college students and people on a budget. Well I figured out a way to have healthier version of these noodles. I am begging your pardon in advance regarding pictures. I managed to snag a couple of photos with my phone before scarfing down everything on my lunch break. For the recipe click here. Continue reading
I still had an additional package of chickpeas left over from Virtual Vegan Potluck. I already made tuna and hummus out of chickpeas so what is left? Curried chickpeas and kale of course! This in my opinion is one of those build-able dishes. You can add potatoes and turn it into a filling for roti (ie: dosas) or you can add it to rice and wrap it in a collard leaf for a unique tasting burrito. The possibilities are just about endless. Click here to find out the details for this tasty dish. Continue reading