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Pumpkin-Salmon Low-Fat Lasagna

Pumpkin-Salmon Autumn Lasagna Lasagna is one food that is enjoyed by people from all walks of life. There is nothing like a panful of pasta sheet goodness serenading into your kitchen or dining room–and even better, into your mouth! And at this time of the year, while I’ve still got my pumpkin on at high season, my […]

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Baked Spaghetti Squash with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Spicy, slippery, slithery, and simple, spaghetti squash is just perfect this way. It’s a guilt-free way to enjoy a good “pasta” while actually reaping the benefits of a vegetable! And apart from the baking time of the squash, the sauce is a quite easy quick fix, with as little ingredients as possible. Spaghetti squash must be […]

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Vegan Pumpkin-Bulgur Kibbeh

Pumpkin Kibbe (vegan) A word about kibbeh—it is a traditional middle eastern dish made of bulgur (cracked wheat) with onions, spices, and some mash-able ingredient (usually meat). However, there are many vegan (albeit less known) vegetable-based versions of kibbeh available, usually made in the homes of villagers during lent. In other words, you’d scarcely walk […]

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Pescetarian Dream: Salmon and Egg White Breakfast Burger

  Yep, even healthy eaters can enjoy burgers for breakfast–But of course, I don’t mean the artery-clogging piece of grease sandwiched between 2 slabs of even more grease. A good breakfast burger certainly does not need all that extra trans fat to become edible. This salmon and egg white burger naturally contains all the good Omega 3 fats and proteins […]

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Vegan Chocolate-Walnut Mousse

    This little darling threw a party and forgot to invite the eggs, milk, butter, and sugar. And it had a blast. When you try this, you can never guess the main ingredient of this rich, ultra-velvety chocolate mousse.   Creating this dessert was so much fun–it was, in fact, a pure serendipity. And […]

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Spicy Zucchini-Spinach Omelette (“Shakshouka” Style)

    So it’s a weekend morning, you wake up at your leisure, and you look for something to pair that glass of OJ with. You’re specifically looking for something healthy, delicious, and filling. How about a “Shakshouka”? In the Middle East, this has always been a big hit, especially for those who like a […]

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Salmon Cakes (with a side of beetroot sauce)

As the old proverb goes, “Necessity is the mother of invention”, and I cannot but agree–this is how the best recipes are usually born: from leftovers. There is really no better way of dealing with leftover salmon flakes than to make fishcakes with them. Now I may as well dub this recipe as one that is […]

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Fish & Chips Our Way: Yes, Baked.

    Too good to be true. But fortunately, it is as real as any KFC, fish ‘n’ chips, or fried/ broasted food lover would wish for it to be. We certainly enjoy a good fish and chips meal at some good pubs during our stay here in the UK, but the guilt/ heartburn/ indigestion […]

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Grillable Vegan Sausages (non-soy!)

    Calling all vegans! And vegetarians. Or just about anyone. “Frankly” speaking, these are seriously good. I mean, really really really delish. And 100% vegan (no soy involved–despite the surging popularity of soy “meat alternatives”), with a delicious, smokey aroma and  chewy texture. Come to think of it, this is actually the best thing to […]

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Red Lentil Soup (Vegan)

The qualities that characterize a terrific vegan soup vary within a narrow range: it has to be an aristocratic concoction of all-natural ingredients from the vegetable, bean, or grain kingdoms–but most importantly, the pottage must be completely free of additives, instant soup powders, or cheap stocks. Every vegan vein in the soup must be flowing with nothing but […]

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