Homemade Garlic Knots

I was out of bread at home and looking for a homemade bread recipe that also used garlic (which I had a surplus of), and found this DELICIOUS garlic knots recipe from Pretty.Simple.Sweet. They were fluffy, flavorful, and buttery, just how I like them! I didn’t have a standing mixer, so I used my dough mixer…

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…

Sweet Potato Waffles

I love sweet potatoes, and I’m lucky that they are also incredibly nutritious and a great source of fiber, protein and vitamins (learn more here)! I made these sweet potato waffles using leftover sweet potatoes I had after using the skins for a different recipe and LOVED them. I think this might be my new…

Cauliflower Parmesan

Gluten-free and passover friendly! Plus, cauliflower is an extremely healthy vegetable that is a good source of fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Manganese, Magnesium, and Phosphorus (healthline.com) This Cauliflower Parmesan Recipe was inspired by two recipes from Delish, one for their Cauliflower Parm recipe, and another from their marinara sauce (I…

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…

Southwestern Tacos with Lentil Walnut Meat

Made these southwestern tacos after making this recipe of Lentil Walnut meat from Vegan Heaven. The lentil walnut meat was a hit, even with my carnivorous family members! I love this lentil walnut meat recipe because it is versatile to cook with and is healthy and delicious.  Feel free to make your own revisions based on…

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…

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…

Sweet Potato Arepas

Before I moved to Miami, I didn’t even know what an arepa was. Boy was this gringa missing out! Arepas are made of corn flour and can be topped or filled with your favorite ingredients. Plus, this dish is great for vegetarians like myself because you can ask for it without meat, and often you…