corn chaat

Spicy Corn Chaat With Tomato Chutney

In India, “chaat” is a word describing a category of food that hits almost every component that makes something crave-able—sweet, sour, tangy, spicy, and crunchy. Chaat is commonly a snack but is satisfying enough to take the place of lunch or dinner. This well-known street food can be served hot or cold and is typically […]

roasted acorn squash with quinoa

Roasted Acorn Squash With Quinoa Pecans And Feta

Thanksgiving is almost here and I’m ready for it to arrive. Case-in-point, I have been working away on new recipes and this roasted acorn squash with quinoa is my latest favorite. Packed with some of my all-time favorites (quinoa, pecans, and feta cheese), this flavorful dish is also an eye-catcher. I have a true soft […]

roasted carrots and potatoes

Oven Roasted Carrots And Potatoes

Everyone needs easy side dish recipes. Well, here you go, it does not get much simpler, or more reliable, than this. Crispy oven-roasted carrots and potatoes, aka, sheet pan veggies, that cook up perfectly every time. And the best part is they can be served with anything you can think up, from a quick weekday […]

roasted beet salad

Roasted Beet Salad With Pistachios and Orange Vinaigrette

Beets are a winter essential, loaded with nutrition and low in calories as well. Some say this prominent vegetable may just hold the secret for keeping healthy in cooler months.  This simple roasted beet salad with pistachios, dressed with a punchy orange vinaigrette is a wonderful way to incorporate beets into your diet going forward. […]

cucumber and kohlrabi salad

Cucumber And Kohlrabi Salad

I’m still obsessed with Din Tai Fung’s cucumber salad, but this cucumber and kohlrabi salad is a new favorite. Simple, healthy, flavorful, and best part, effortless. There is nothing all that fancy about this salad, but kohlrabi, a much less talked about vegetable, with its sweet, yet slightly peppery flavor is the true star here. […]

garlic kale cauliflower rice

Garlic Kale Cauliflower Rice

Garlic kale and cauliflower rice; are some of my all-time favorite things together in one simple, healthy dish. Truthfully, I could eat kale and cauliflower every day, straight up, nothing fancy was needed. But others in my household require more pomp and circumstance. Cauliflower rice has been a craze for a while now with no […]

Kale winter salad

Kale Winter Salad

I’m a kale lover and I’m proud of it. Kale is one of the most versatile left greens out there. And if you tell me you’re a kale hater, my response will always be, you’re probably not preparing it correctly. This is my latest favorite, a kale winter salad and it’s a keeper. Simple and […]

wilted kale with bacon

Wilted Kale With Bacon and Garlic

Admit it, bacon makes everything better. And if there are not enough reasons to eat kale already, bacon makes it even easier to do so. Case in point, this wilted kale with bacon and garlic is one of the easiest most flavorful kale dishes you can make. Kale is a popular vegetable and a member […]

green beans with almond gremolata

Green Beans With Almond Gremolata

Green bean casserole was a dish my mom, and millions of others, make for Thanksgiving. It’s a reliable, love-hate dish, that many of us have had at least once in our lives, if not more. Many, including my mother, still make this dish, but many, like myself, have adapted or modernized it over the years. […]

broccolini with candied pecans

Broccolini With Candied Pecans

Broccolini is a favorite, but then again, there are not many vegetables I don’t love. This recipe for broccolini with candied pecans was a no-brainer for me, the perfect blending of a few simple things I’m fond of. But broccolini is a confusing vegetable for some. To start, it isn’t baby broccoli. So, what is […]

beet carpaccio

Golden Beet Carpaccio With Oregano Vinaigrette

Golden beet carpaccio has been a favorite dish of mine this summer. To be honest, I’ve always been fond of beets and this dish merely reflects my love of this simple, yet incredibly flavorful, vegetable. Beetroot is the taproot portion of a beet plant. In Canada and the USA, they are referred to simply as “beets” […]

cabbage and potato pancakes

Cabbage And Potato Pancakes

My love of savory pancakes is no secret. Latkes are a staple in my house and not just during Hanukkah. I still prefer crispy scallion pancakes over cake, but I know there are not many that would say that. This is a recipe for cabbage and potato pancakes, and one I’ve worked hard perfecting. And […]

cauliflower and chickpea salad

Cauliflower Salad

This is one of my favorite easy and healthful salads; roasted cauliflower and chickpeas with honey mustard vinaigrette. This wonderful, flavorful cauliflower and chickpea salad is not my recipe, it’s from Half Baked Harvest. I have only lightly adapted the recipe, mainly reducing the heat factor, but the original recipe can be seen here. This […]

chard and green bean salad

Chard And Green Bean Salad With Mustard Seeds

Dark, leafy green vegetables are among the most nutrient-dense foods, and let’s face it, we could all benefit from eating more of them. Some say kale is the “king of greens”, but Swiss chard is equally impressive in its wide array of nutritional benefits. Swiss chard is a leafy green belonging to the goosefoot family, which […]

roasted Brussels sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Almonds & Pomegranate

Love them or hate them, Brussels sprouts have been considered a tradition at Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations for centuries. My childhood memories of sprouts are not flattering. Most of my friends have similar stories. To clarify, there is nothing more unappealing than a mushy, flavorless, overcooked sprout–nothing! But this dish for roasted Brussels sprouts with almonds […]

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