Brisk Brunch Ideas: Shakshuka

Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch eaten usually during the late morning or early afternoon. I decided not to do my usually brunch routine.. Instead I wanted to try my hand at making Shakshuka.  This dish is composed of eggs poached or baked in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, onions and spices.  This is originally a Middle Eastern…

Beet Soup

Yep, you read that right beet soup. Doesn’t it sound delicious? Don’t knock it until you try it!  This was actually a test recipe.  As you know I love to cook meatless meals and of course I wanted to try something meatless and healthy.  Since Fall season is approaching I decided to go the soup…

Vegan Meringue (from bean juice!)

Meringue from bean juice?! Yes believe it. There is a new phenomenon going on in the vegan world and they are calling it ‘aquafaba’. Meaning you can take juice from beans (literally any beans) and make meringue. So that means vegan macaroons, cakes, and other sweet treats…from BEAN JUICE! I actually tried this weeks ago…

Creamy Avocado Hummus

hum·mus a thick paste or spread made from ground chickpeas and tahini (sesame seed paste), olive oil, lemon, and garlic, made originally in the Middle East. Difficulty Level: Ingredients Needed: 1 can of chickpeas (Garbanzos beans)  3 ripe small avocados 1 clove garlic  1/2 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon tahini salt & pepper lemon or…

Homemade Spinach & Basil Pesto Sauce and Veggie Pizza

Never buy store bought pesto again! Pesto sauce is so easy to make! Yes way! I always make my own, but always add spinach to the recipe (rich in antioxidants, spinach is a good source of vitamins A, B2, C and K, and also contains magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and potassium). All you need are…

Avocado Pudding

This post is dedicated to all the avocado aficionados! This was another test recipe I made up.  I have seen a lot of cooks and chefs incorporate vegetables into their desserts and snacks and I wanted to try to do the same (technically avocados are a fruit but still incredibly nutritious).  I have used avocados…

Coconut Chips

I LOVE fresh food and fruits! It’s actually my dream to have my own garden flourishing with various fruits and veggies. Trust me I have a whole folder on my Mac dedicated with notes and helpful hints for gardening.  So when we move back into our house after renovations I will be growing my own…

Before & After: Homemade Nut Butter

BEFORE: Choose a nut of your choice. I decided to go for a blend of mixed nuts DURING: Take your food processor or blender and add about 2-3 cups of nuts. Start to blend your nuts until creamy (about a few minutes) Continuously scraping the sides of the blender until you’ve reached your desired texture…