Oatmeal Waffles

Based on ErinLivesWhole recipe for Oatmeal Blender Pancakes, thank you for the inspiration Erin! I started out making pancakes but it started getting a little messy (I’m not good with figuring out the ideal time to flip pancakes, so I used my Dash Mini Waffle Maker Machine instead). I got this machine on a deal for…

Homemade Nut Butter

If these had a label, I’d write, “WARNING: ADDICTIVE!” on them. I made three different variations of nut butters this past month for the first time, and wanted to share my advice for doing so, as well as the recipes I used. When making nut butters at home, it is important to have a strong…

Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls with Yogurt Glaze

This banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls recipe (slightly edited) from Minimalist Baker and Yogurt Glaze recipe from Epicurious is BANANAS B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Original recipe is vegan using vegan butter, I chose to make mine with real butter because my stomach is fine with dairy (and it is what I had at home). Here’s how I made it: Banana Bread Cinnamon…

Overnight Buckwheat Chia Oatmeal

I bought a huge bag of buckwheat to make my Homemade Seeded Buckwheat Bread, but since I do not have a food processor or blender in my new place (which I need to make the bread), I was not able to use my buckwheat for this recipe. I was looking for another buckwheat recipe that…

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus: recipe from New York Times: Ingredients: 1 bunch (around 2 pounds) thick asparagus, woody ends snapped off (I used purple asparagus, but any asparagus is fine) 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil salt, freshly ground pepper 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (optional) fresh lemon or lime juice (optional) Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees….

Mini Vegetable Goat Cheese Frittatas

Inspired by the Cutting Veg’s Mini Cauliflower Goat Cheese Frittatas, which I slightly revised for this recipe I thought I would try making this recipe since I had goat cheese, thyme and egg I wanted to use. I thought it would be interesting to substitute beet rice for the original cauliflower rice (thinking it would…

Favorite Miami Dessert Spots

I have a huge sweet tooth, and luckily there are plenty of lovely dessert spots in Miami to help me satisfy my sweet cravings! Here are my favorites ($ to $$$$ cost) My Favorite Dessert Spots in Miami Salty Donut (Wynwood, South Miami) $$- I’m honestly not a huge donut fan, but I love the…

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…

Favorite Dessert Spots in Tel Aviv

I have a huge sweet tooth, so when I visit Israel I love trying out different dessert places! Plus, many of the dessert shops in Israel use fresh fruit, something else I love. Here are some of my favorites in Tel Aviv! Tamara– the best frozen yogurt in Tel Aviv (many locations) Normally full of…

Superfood Roasted Salmon

I found this recipe from on the @cottercrunch instagram page and knew I had to try it! I had a surplus of blueberries and basil from my local farmers market that I wanted to use last night before they spoiled, so I thought this was the perfect recipe to make. According to Cotter Crunch this…