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…

Top Restaurant and Bars in Tel Aviv

Yelp doesn’t seem to exist in Tel Aviv, and since I have yet to find an equivalent, I thought you all might enjoy reading about my favorite Tel Aviv restaurants. I go to Tel Aviv quite frequently, so here are some of my favorite picks from my last couple of visits! BELLBOY (Fine Drinks and…

Foods of Israel Tour

During my recent trip to Israel, I did a four day extension Birthright extension program called Foods of Israel. Through this program I got to explore the melting pot of Israeli cuisine alongside peers from North and Latin America. The trip was a whirlwind of smells, sights and adventure, and I wanted to share my…

Mint Pesto Pasta

Today at Whole Foods I discovered Sprouted Lily Pasta for the first time, and decided I would try it out! The lily shape was gorgeous, and sprouted grains have many health benefits, so I figured this new discovery was worth a try. I had plenty of mint packages that were going to spoil soon, so…

Tricolored Latkes

So Hanukkah happens to fall in the middle of finals season, so I haven’t been able to attend any of the exciting Hanukkah events Miami has to offer yet… I’ve been feeling a little out of the holiday spirit, so I decided to take a study break and make my own! I did not have…

Persian Wedding Rice

Also referred to as Jeweled Rice, this Persian Wedding Rice recipe is sure to wow your guests/friends/family! This is definitely the most time-intensive recipe on my blog, but it is definitely worth it. I’ve made it three times now, and always have rave reviews. This recipe is a combination of recipes from Kitchn, the Heritage Cook, NYT…

Triple Berry Oatmeal

After learning to caramelize bananas for my Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal, I decided to revise my Berry Tahini Oatmeal  recipe and make this delicious Triple Berry Oatmeal (clearly I have a thing for flavorful oatmeal bowls :P) This recipe is incredibly easy to make,  delicious, and most important, healthy! No added sugar is use (natural sweetness comes…

Caramelized Bananas

Caramelized Bananas are the perfect topping for fruity breakfasts (such as oatmeal bowls) and desserts (like Banana Nice Cream!) Here’s the recipe: Heat a small amount of coconut oil in a pan on medium high heat. Add sliced banana and heat around 3-5 minutes on each side, or until each side is golden brown. Sprinkle…

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

There’s no such thing as too much pumpkin during the fall, and how good does pumpkin pie flavored breakfast sound?! This oatmeal is completely guilt-free (no added sugars, egg-free, gluten-free, dairy free), yet tastes like an indulgent dessert! I was tempted to top this oatmeal with chocolate chips, but decided to try keep this recipe…

Vegan cauliflower gnocchi with tempeh “meatballs”

Ingredients: Trader Joes Cauliflower Gnocchi Tempeh (I used BeCultured Tempeh Adzuki Bean) 6 oz can of tomato paste 1 peeled and hand shredded carrot (don’t buy carrot pre-shredded, it tastes different!) 1 chopped medium onion 1 chopped medium sized tomato (or use one handful of cherry tomatoes) 1/2 tsp of Basil paste and 1/2 tsp…