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…

Peanut Butter Tempeh

A combination of two of my favorite foods, peanut butter and tempeh. I snagged a few bites of the tempeh with the peanut sauce before I baked it, and I knew I would love the final product because it was delicious even before putting it into the oven. This recipe is very easy to make,…

Romanian Foods You Need to Try

I was recently on a trip to Romania for four days, and was obviously excited to try traditional Romanian cuisine. I have a huge sweet tooth, so most of the traditional foods I ate through on my four day trip to Romania were desserts. Here were some of the highlights of my trip, including foods…

Greens and Pita Benedict with Feta Zaatar Cream

Wanted to try this recipe after seeing it featured on Molly Yeh’s instagram and blog. I was particularly excited to try it because it is vegetarian (so am I), is made with homemade pita (one of my favorite types of bread), and is made with a feta cream sauce instead of hollandaise (I love poached…

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…

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…

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

So I love fries and sweet potatoes, which has led me to make sweet potato fries pretty frequently. I like mine crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, and have tried different recipes. Recently, I tried making two different recipe versions as the same time so I could give a fair comparison. I…

Chocolate Quinoa Bark

I tried making these chocolate quinoa crisps from the Toasted Pinenut that I had saved to Pinterest, and even though they looked nothing like the picture I saw online, they still tasted great. This definitely isn’t my favorite dessert I have featured on this blog, but it’s a fun addition to add crumbled on top of…

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…

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…