Minted Israeli Couscous with Fried Eggs

I usually make more food than can be eaten in one sitting, and that’s a good thing; because reinventing healthy meals from left over dishes is a great time saver for those of us with extremely busy lives. It is also a great way to experiment with nutritionally sound ideas that have exceptionally healthy and delicious results!! Making […]

Minted Israeli Couscous

Minted Israeli Couscous This versatile dish can be used as a side dish, a salad or a stand alone vegetarian meal! Loaded with nutritious artichokes, onions, sweet peppers, parsley, tomatoes and olives, this bright dish is packed with vitamins and minerals; keeping with my theme that nutritious food can be a gourmet delight to both […]

Middle Eastern Bean Salad

A simple, delicious and very nutritious salad just filled with fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals and flavor! In a large bowl mix together: 1 can organic fava beans(Westbrae) 1 can organic garbanzo beans 1 bunch flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped 1/2 pint organic grape tomatoes 1 medium red onion, peeled and sliced 1 cup chopped celery […]

Red and Golden Beet Fettuccine

Beets are just so good for you!! A healthy vegetable that cleans the liver, detoxes the body, builds the blood and lowers blood pressure! With all the winter comfort food flying around the food circles this month,especially italian offerings, let’s try a dish that not only comforts the soul but heals the body! Roasted beet roots and chopped […]

Pot of Beans for the New Year

A traditional pot of beans welcomes the New Year for many groups of people throughout the world! Here are two simply delicious, healthy and easy to prepare bean salads to celebrate the the 2015 New Year!! Ayocote Bean Salad A simply fabulous bean salad starring heirloom ayocote runner beans and simple vegetables in a white […]

Vegetarian Winter Soups and Entreés

As the holidays approach us, laden with rich gourmet meals, it is important to keep in balance by including lighter nutritional meals that don’t skimp on flavor and don’t tip the scales!! It’s cold here in the North, so we must keep healthy with warming, nutritional soups and entreés to take the chill off and […]

Lebanese Lamb Patties

  A classic Lebanese one pot meal of lamb, tomatoes, aromatic vegetables and spices! Traditionally served with seasoned middle eastern flat bread and equally delicious served with basmati rice, couscous or orzo. I have taken the liberty of simplifying the traditional step by step procedures of preparing this dish by layering the ingredients. It’s table […]

Saffron Quinoa

Saffron Quinoa Quinoa is the ancient Inca grain that is the most nutritious of all grains. Quinoa is high in fiber, gluten free, full of amino acids and iron with a delicious nutty flavor and an incredibly light consistency! My Saffron Quinoa is a side dish and a salad and goes with just about any […]

Gnocchi and Bean Casserole

Gnocchi and Bean Casserole What a simple and nutritious pasta dish just full of mixed greens, roasted corn, heirloom beans and the classic Italian potato dumpling seasoned with aromatic spices and topped with creamy and piquant Manchego cheese! This is a super flavorful dish combining carbohydrates and wholesome legumes to make a perfect vegetarian protein! […]

Radicchio, Basil, Chard Tabbouleh, A Variation!

Radicchio, Basil,Chard Tabbouleh, A Variation! Middle Eastern tabbouleh is such a versatile dish that can be used as a healthy grain and vegetable side dish for just about any main entrée protein. Tabbouleh is fabulous as a stand alone salad as well! For this nutritious tabbouleh variation, I have used an abundance of radicchio, fresh […]

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