Oil-Free Roasted Eggplant (Two ways)

Likely due to my middle eastern background, eggplant is one of my favorite foods. I’ve been seeing different methods of roasting eggplant without oil, and decided to do an experiment using two similarly sized eggplants from the same store to figure out which method I liked best. I tried two methods: one using the stove…

Fluffy quinoa

Have you ever struggled to make quinoa? Tried to make it following box directions (2 cups liquid for 1 cup quinoa) and ended up with a soupy mess (please don’t tell me this has only happened to me!) I did some research online and recipe testing found a way to cook quinoa that gives me…

Whole Wheat Popovers

Stumbled upon this recipe on @zoebakes instagram, and have been wanting to try it forever! Finally decided to make it today and it was a huge hit in my household. I made a few edits to her recipe based on ingredients I had at home. For example, I didn’t have whole milk, so I used…

The BEST Chia Seed Jam

I’ve made various versions of Chia Seed Jam at home, and they all come out very different. I like making homemade versions of chia jam as a health conscious vegetarian, since they don’t contain gelatin or other processed ingredients. Plus, chia seeds are incredibly nutritious and are a great source of antioxidants, fiber, protein and…

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

So I love fries and sweet potatoes, which has led me to make sweet potato fries pretty frequently. I like mine crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, and have tried different recipes. Recently, I tried making two different recipe versions as the same time so I could give a fair comparison. I…

Extra Crispy Cauliflower Gnocchi

Anyone else on the Trader Joes Cauliflower Gnocchi bandwagon? I love mine crispy, yet the crispy part always tends to stick to the bottom of the skillet when I make it, and leave me with a mushy, sticky mess of cauliflower gnocchi. I’ve tried countless recipes, and my favorite, most successful results were using the…

Homemade Corn Tortillas (made without a tortilla press)

I bought queso de mano recently from my local grocery store (I live in Miami, so I have plenty of latin products in my grocery store). I ran out of tortillas at home, and decided to make my own! Most recipes I saw online required a tortilla press, but since I run on a tight…

Plantain Bread

Friendly to many diets (Paleo, gluten-free, kosher, nut free), this delicious plantain bread is worth a try! This recipe is from from @starinfinitefood on instagram. I doubled her recipe to make a larger loaf (so loaf if tall enough to have slices for sandwiches). Best served warm with butter! Ingredients: 2 large plantains (yellow/brown) 4…

Everything Pretzel Bagel Hamantaschen

Have you jumped aboard the savory hamantaschen bandwagon yet? For those who don’t know, hamantaschen (called Oznei’ Haman in Hebrew) is a traditional Jewish food eaten on Passover to commemorate the Jewish people overcoming the villain Haman, who tried to exterminate the Jewish people in Persia. Hamantaschen are normally sweet triangle shaped cookies, but I…

Homemade Spelt Challah

According to Michele Turcotte, a registered, licensed dietitian, spelt “is richer in many nutrients, such as protein and minerals” compared to wheat flour. I thought I would try to make a slightly more nutritious version of challah using this Homemade Spelt Challah recipe graciously given by Rebbetzin Shula Begun. I made this for a large…