Recipes

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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London’s “Real Food Market”: Gourmet Vegan and Vegetarian Goodies

We certainly are enjoying our UK summer, especially the food part. Not only is it quite easy to choose something healthy among the myriad of fresh market items, but the gourmet aspect of market food can be quite striking–especially in London. The past week, we visited the Real Food Market  which is tucked in right by […]

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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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Gluten-Free Chocolate-Chip Banana Bread (sweetened with dates!)

Super-sweet. Super-moist. Super healthy and nutrient dense. Both gluten and sugar-free. A great accompaniment to coffee or tea–and just as great as when eaten on its own, this cake is also a great way to reap the benefits of some superfoods such as chia seeds, dates, and bananas. And the dark chocolate nibs are such […]

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