Crispy Sweet Potato Sticks

I love anything made with sweet potato and crispy, so I knew I couldn’t go wrong with these Crispy Sweet Potato Sticks. I didn’t peel the sweet potato, since most of the nutrients are contained in the peel. However, you could always peel the sweet potato if you don’t like eating sweet potato peels. I…

Tahini Yogurt Fruit Dip

I made this Tahini Yogurt Fruit dip from Martha Stewart the other day and forgot to take my own picture (so I included the picture from her site instead). I made it exactly like the recipe below, and topped it with pomegranate seeds. I also served it with Trader Joes Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps and apple slices…

Homemade Soft Pretzels

It’s getting cold here in Boston, and what better way to warm up than with hot, soft pretzels? This recipe from The Cottage Market was easy to make and simple using the instructions provided. Soft Pretzels Ingredients Dough: 2 3/4 cups all purpose flours 1 tsp. of salt 1 tsp. of sugar 1 package of…

Crunchy Sweet Potato Peels

I saw this recipe on food52’s instagram for what they called Potato Peel Chips. I had been wanting to try this recipe for a while, because I love crunchy foods, and sweet potatoes (especially the peel!) It makes me sad that a lot of the recipes discard sweet potato peels, especially since they are delicious…

Cauliflower Shawarma

I love the smells of shawarma, but as a vegetarian, its hard to find something that absorbs the flavor of this seasoning as well as meat. I’ve tried different vegetarian versions (on tofu, broccoli, and cauliflower), and my favorite by far has been on cauliflower. Shawarma seasoning is a blend of cumin, coriander, paprika and…

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…

Fresh Spring Rolls

FRESH SPRING 🌺ROLLS, the perfect seasonal snack! I found rice paper at Whole foods (they even have a brown rice paper option). Here’s how I made it: Spring Roll Ingredients: Fruit of choice (sliced mango, sliced strawberry or blackberries) alfalfa sprouts chopped cilantro (optional since there are plenty of people averse to it) chopped mint chopped…

DIY Spring Rolls

The perfect healthy snack/appetizer that’s great for guests! Only made this DIY because I didn’t know what my guests wanted inside their spring rolls. I wanted to make these with rice paper, but because my local grocery store didn’t have them (calling you out Publix), I decided to make these spring rolls lettuce wraps using…

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Banana Bites

The perfect snack and/or dessert to have in your freezer when you are craving something sweet! I’m not normally a huge fan of healthy substitutes for desserts, especially when it comes to ice cream. Frozen bananas are the exception though! I actually like banana nice cream better than banana flavored ice cream! Plus, this dessert…

Black Bean Dip with Beet Crackers

“Beans beans good for your heart the more you eat the more you fart…” Anyone else used to sing this rhyme in elementary school? Likely because of this rhyme, I’ve always associated beans with causing gas, and was afraid to eat too many of them for this reason. As a vegetarian this was problematic, as…