Mediterranean orzo salad

Mediterranean orzo salad

I love this Mediterranean orzo salad. Orzo, also risoni, is a form of short-cut pasta, shaped like a large grain of rice. I used a few ingredients mixed in with the orzo. I also like to add some chopped kalamata olives but I didn’t have any available when I photographed this recipe so I left […]

Vegan chocolate & raspberry tartlets

Chocolate & raspberry tartlets with gluten free crust

These gluten free raspberry & dark chocolate ganache mini tartlets are smooth and dreamy combination of chocolate and raspberry. The tender baked crust is made of pignoli (also known as pine nuts). This crust recipe can also be used with various other filling of choice (see my lemon curd recipe). These little tartlets make for […]

Matcha superfood bites

Vegan matcha superfood bites

This vegan matcha superfood bites was born when I bought a couple of bags of matcha powder and wanted to create a healthy snack. I really wanted to incorporate at least a couple of “superfoods” to offer my friends and coworkers a healthier snack choice to try. It’s always a great idea sneaking in some […]

green beans & roasted potato dinner

French green beans & roasted potato dinner

This french green beans & potato dinner recipe  is a 2-in-1 dinner idea of two sides that together can be served as a meal for two. The green beans can be cooked while the potatoes are in the oven to save you time so you can have both ready within about 30 minutes. I served […]

Vegan orange muffins

Vegan orange muffins

This is a quick and easy vegan orange muffin recipe with whole wheat flour. Why not get your vitamin C in a muffin form? In just 30 minutes you have a vegan breakfast muffin. If you really want to take it up a level and make it sweeter you can add some vegan frosting on […]

Vegan beet cakes

Vegan beet cakes

This Vegan beet cakes recipe is another one of my experimental recipes using very few simple ingredients found in my fridge & pantry. Making patties is one of my favorite solutions to a filling side or main dish to snack on. These beet cakes are actually healthy and also gluten free. I know that for […]

Vegan energy balls

Vegan Energy Balls

These little vegan energy balls are packed with energy and protein but are yet so sweet and make for a great snack or healthy dessert. It’s like eating raw brownie dough that is actually good for you too! I love making those and keeping them in the freezer for a go-to snack when I’m craving […]

Vegan shakshouka dish

Vegan Shakshouka savory breakfast recipe

Shakshouka is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions. Originally originated from North Africa, Shakshouka is very popular in Israel, often served for breakfast. This is a vegan version of that dish made with tofu instead of egg. It might look a little sloppy at first sight but […]

Vegan Peppermint cupcake

Vegan Peppermint Cupcakes

I made this vegan peppermint cupcakes recipe for Valentines day with the kids at the Boys and Girls Club where I volunteer once a week. With the pink peppermint buttercream frosting it was perfect. Kids love helping decorate cakes and cupcakes so this activity was messy but fun. The kids loved the frosting especially and […]

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