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…

PB and J Oats

It’s peanut butter jelly time! Especially with today being National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. I love my morning oatmeal, especially warmed up with fruits. I normally like adding tahini, like in my Berry Tahini Oatmeal, to make the oatmeal more filling (I have very little self-control when peanut butter is in the house). However, I…

Roasted Asparagus and Poached Egg Socca

The perfect brunch meal! Filling, delicious and nutritious. Roasted Asparagus: recipe from New York Times: Ingredients: 2 pounds thick asparagus, woody ends snapped off 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil salt, freshly ground pepper 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (optional) fresh lemon juice (optional) Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Oil a baking sheet large…

Chocolate Chia Pudding

If you know me well, you know I love chocolate! I also love chia seed pudding, as shown through my multiple chia pudding recipes: Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding (different recipe, banana instead of maple syrup used for sweetening), Blueberry Kefir Chia Pudding, and Banana Flambé Chia Seed Pudding. The health benefits of chia seeds are countless, as chia seeds…

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…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This recipe from Rachel Mansfield contains my favorite combination of ingredients: bananas, chocolate and nut butter. If you are allergic to nuts, you can use a nut-free butter to substitute for nut butter. Even though this recipe can be paleo-friendly, nothing about the taste of this recipe screams healthy dessert! In fact, this is definitely…

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…

Smoked Salmon Socca

This smoked salmon socca (chickpea flatbread) pizza from The Cutting Veg is so delicious! It tastes like a cream cheese and lox inspired breakfast pizza, and the combination of  whole milk yogurt and salmon used in this recipe makes it so filling (and nutritious!) Sharing her recipe (with my modifications) below. Ingredients Socca: 1 cup…

Banana Flambé Chia Seed Pudding

This chia seed pudding is B-A-N-A-N-A-S I found my new favorite health dessert in this Banana Flambé chia seed pudding (ate it for breakfast today though because life is short! And it’s healthy 😛 ) Here are the deets: Chia pudding Frozen blueberries caramelized bananas Drizzle of maple syrup Add layers and enjoy!