Tag: gluten-free

Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Fries
Appetizers

Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Fries

When craving comfort food, why not indulge in some Indian spiced sweet potato fries? Must make these tonight! Sweet potatoes make a healthy alternative to white potatoes because they contain complex carbohydrates and fiber. Instead of deep frying, these sweet potatoes get coated with extra-virgin olive oil, then baked with the skin […]

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California Bowl with Chimichurri Tempeh
Entrees

California Bowl with Chimichurri Tempeh

Cooking a satisfying vegan meal is all about problem-solving. Since plant foods contain simpler fats, I really like to focus on using the best quality fats to make my vegan dishes just as satisfying as meat alternatives. This California bowl is made up of cooling cucumber, fiber-rich brown rice, blackened […]

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Grilled Bluefish with Grape Leaves
Entrees

Grilled Bluefish with Grape Leaves

Since bluefish is a lean, flaky fish, it gets wrapped in briny grape leaves then tossed directly on the grill. This way, the fish won’t fall apart while it cooks. When I worked at Annisa restaurant in New York, I used to watch the grill chef work her station. She always […]

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Easy Rustic Pavlova
Desserts

Easy Rustic Pavlova

Pavlova is a surprisingly unique dessert. It’s not at all what you expect and manages to satisfy a lot of cravings with one package. It’s delicate, sticky, fluffy, creamy, crispy–strawberries tie the whole thing together. A pavlova is basically a giant meringue cookie topped with whipped cream, so of course, […]

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Mushroom and Tofu Lettuce Cups
Appetizers

Mushroom and Tofu Lettuce Cups

When I’m at home, I rarely have time for restaurant style dishes. They just take too much time, and I don’t have the help of a dish washer. I like flavorful dishes without all the fuss but sometimes you can have an easy, elegant dish. These mushroom tofu lettuce cups are both […]

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Chickpea Salad for Early Spring
Salads

Chickpea Salad for Early Spring

Early spring can be fickle in New York. Last week I planted edible flowers and herbs in my garden and yesterday we got snow. There’s an anticipation in the air as the sensations of changing weather stir change within. We think about exercising outdoors and eating healthier. As the sun shines […]

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Vegan Panna Cotta with Citrus and Basil
Desserts

Vegan Panna Cotta with Citrus and Basil

This is a light yet satisfying vegan panna cotta that uses almond and coconut milk instead of cream–a perfect way to end a heavy meal. While traditionally panna cotta is thickened with gelatin, I’ve opted for agar and kuzu for a healthy, creamy dessert. In the world of health-supportive cooking, agar […]

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This is as rich and decadent as any fudge but without all the sugar.
Desserts

Easy Tahini Fudge

If you have 5 minutes, then you should try this easy tahini fudge. You can thank me later. When I write a blog post, I often spend hours or days testing a recipe to get it just right, but this tahini fudge was perfect my first try. It’s creamy, rich, […]

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