Posts tagged "vegan"
Good Greens

Good Greens

  Good Greens is a socially conscious company that believes “there should be a simple and delicious way to get the nutrients necessary to support a healthy body”…and they definitely live up to that motto. You honestly won’t believe these bars are healthy for you. After taking a bite, I had to double check the...
Traditional Lentil Soup

Traditional Lentil Soup

After a few gorgeous end-of-summer days, NJ was struck by some nasty rain and wind. It was such a bummer (I really wanted to go outside and play!) but the weather ended up being a blessing in disguise. I was stuck inside, so naturally I turned to food to cure my boredom. Because of the...
Garden Gazpacho

Garden Gazpacho

  Fresh summer produce always makes my mouth water. The smell, taste, and colors just scream “I’m delicious!”. Since almost everything in my garden and at the market has been so perfect this season, I really haven’t wanted to mess with it at all. I mean, if its not broke, why fix it. Because of...
Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Simple recipes like this one are only possible when you use fresh, quality ingredients. The sweet and fragrant basil pairs perfectly with the juicy tartness of the tomato. The heirloom tomatoes I primarily use are Black Krim, which have an earthy salty bite. When my mom first tried black krim tomatoes, she closed her eyes...
Eggplant Dip

Eggplant Dip

Do you want something creamy and delicious that bursts with flavor? How about a creamy, delicious, flavor bursting, LOW CALORIE dip? If that sounds good to you, here is my egg plant dip! In this recipe there are sweet red bell peppers, creamy eggplant, garlic, fresh herbs, and slightly spicy red pepper flakes…the combination is...
Aloo Gobi (Potatoes and Cauliflower)

Aloo Gobi (Potatoes and Cauliflower)

I say it all the time – I love Indian food! This love has made me want to recreate the Indian dishes I’ve experienced at home. So I took upon the task of eating out a lot in order to figure out what exactly goes into Aloo Gobi (tough life, huh? haha). This dish has...
Savory Orange and Red Onion Salad

Savory Orange and Red Onion Salad

We had some extra oranges hanging around the house, so I figured a simple appetizer salad was in order. Since fruit is usually served as a sweet dish, I thought it would be neat to present it with a savory twist. The onion provides a nice crunch and the oregano is unique against the flesh...
Cucumber Pineapple Mint Icy

Cucumber Pineapple Mint Icy

We’ve all had one of those days where we just want to lay around and dream of being pampered. I took that longing and decided to surprise my family with a light spa-inspired icy beverage! The mint is cooling, cucumber refreshing, and pineapple is sweet. I added in some honey for my father (he has...
Bean Sprout Sauté

Bean Sprout Sauté

I was at our local Asian food market recently and wanted to purchase everything. However, I was low on cash so I didn’t buy much…but luckily mung bean sprouts are so inexpensive that I could pick up a bag or two. In this dish I sauté them with garlic, ginger, and peanut oil. The smell...
Warm Rice Herb Salad with Snow Peas

Warm Rice Herb Salad with Snow Peas

Whole grains are perfect for a carb addict like me – I mean, who else would put croutons in their rice? The slow cooked garlic in this dish becomes buttery, and mixed with the fresh herbs it explodes with a complex flavor in each forkful (especially the savory sweetness of the mint). The rice is...
Asparagus Salad

Asparagus Salad

Raw asparagus?! No no I didn’t go crazy – you can really eat it raw, and it’s good! This salad is crunchy and refreshing, perfect for a summer day or a day you’re nostalgic for warm weather. The thick aged balsamic tenderizes all the veggies, oil keeps it moist, and it’s just so delicious. I...
Tomato and Red Onion Bruschetta

Tomato and Red Onion Bruschetta

The classic Italian-American appetizer is tomato bruschetta – so simple, so flavorful, and so addictive. I toss in some red onions for added color, balsamic vinegar to deepen the flavors, and fresh herds to lighten everything up. At your next family dinner, put out a bowl of this recipe and watch everyone gobble it up...