{Honey teriyaki sauce: an easy solution to a weeknight meal}

Summary:  Okey so.. I know it’s meatless monday and I made an amazing Apple-carrot Quinoa Salad that I wanted to share with you but I left my recipe back home. I have a little chalkboard next to my stove where … Continue reading

{Yummy breakfast/snack spread: Banana-raisin nut butter}

Summary:  I am obsessed with peanut butter. It’s my favorite nut spread. I have it for breakfast with toast, add it to my smoothies or snack on it with fresh or dry fruit. Its savory and packed with protein. It … Continue reading

{Asian night – vegan style: quinoa stuffed lettuce wraps with hot peanut sauce}

Summary:  After a couple of sweet posts….I bring you something salty. Creating this dish was so much fun. You can either eat this quinoa as an “asian fried rice” or go ahead and make the peanut sauce and use as … Continue reading

{“On the go” Protein shake: can you guess the ingredients?}

Serving Size: 4 – 8 oz glasses or 2 – 16 oz glass Yield: 32 oz Summary:  I’ve recently bought protein powder and been looking into some interesting flavor combinations. Why use protein powder? It’s not only beneficial to bodybuilders … Continue reading

{Appetizer, Brunch or Light dinner: Potato, Spinach & Caramelized Onion Frittata}

{Appetizer, Brunch or Light dinner: Potato, Spinach & Caramelized Onion Frittata}

Summary:  This is a dish you will need to watch throughout the entire cooking process, however it only takes 20 min if you are a multi-tasker like me. I love frittatas. Ironically I rarely eat them as breakfast, for me … Continue reading

Grains: the dissected truth that sets them apart :whole grain, whole wheat, multigrain, brown, white, quinoa…what’s the difference?

Grains: the dissected truth that sets them apart :whole grain, whole wheat, multigrain, brown, white, quinoa…what’s the difference?

Ever wondered what the difference is between whole grain, whole wheat, multigrain, brown or white? Well I have. So here’s the difference – explained & dissected by me.   * FLOURS:  WHOLE GRAIN vs. WHOLE WHEAT vs. MULTIGRAIN vs. WHITE … Continue reading

Garlicky Yogurt & Veggie Dip

Summary: 

This yummy dip is good enough to snack on or to serve at a party as a crudité platter. The veggies are going to be chopped up so little that kids won’t be able to tell that they are there. The adults however, will notice the subtle flavors of garlic and basil and will think you’ve been cooking all day long. So enjoy it with veggies as a healthy and low cal snack or serve it with warm whole wheat pita or multi-grain crackers. The decision is yours. On the nutritional side this dip is packed with protein and calcium. So everyone will benefit from eating this.

Ingredients:

1 cup of greek yogurt
1 cup of fresh spinach leaves
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/3 cup carrot sticks
1-2 radishes, chopped
4 Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese triangles
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
7-10 fresh basil leaves

Directions:

1. Coarsely chop the onion, spinach, basil and radishes.

2. Add the veggies to an electric mixer. Grind until finely chopped.

3. Add the yogurt and seasoning. Grind again for about 30 sec.

4. Now add one swiss cheese triangle at a time until acquiring the desired consistency. I used 4 triangles because the yogurt brand I used is more on the liquid side. Grind again.

5. Refrigerate for up to 4 hours. Serve with raw veggies, warm pita or multigrain crackers.