Recipes

Spicy Vegan Nacho Cheesy Kale Chips

    So some like it hot–and maybe a wee bit cheesy… but also healthy–and crispy. While this may seem like a rare combination, I could swear that these nacho-esque cheesy vegan kale chips are the best thing that has ever happened in my kitchen (or at least, that’s what my husband thinks!) This is […]

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Vegan Chocolate-Berry Tart

Perhaps by now, we all know that dark chocolate is good for us, right? (Polyphenols, Flavanols, iron, magnesium, raises HDL, improves brain function, blablabla). However, for chocoholics, chocophiliacs, or whatever whatchamacallem chocolate lovers who happen to be health-food lovers too, it can be quite a challenge finding healthy dessert options that meet both their palates and […]

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Low-Fat Salmon Quiche

As food critic Michael Pollan claims, “all of us carry around rules of thumb about eating”, but I guess many different rules of thumb somehow converge when it comes to the breakfast table–where all health foodies agree on this meal’s importance. The importance of having a protein-packed breakfast cannot be emphasized enough. And although the term “protein” always has gotten […]

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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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