Butternut Squash and Chickpea Malaysian Curry
This is a great hearty dish for a cold night with so many beautiful spices and aromas! The list of ingredients is long, but well worth it! Serve over a bowl of basmati rice for a true heavenly dinner!
Kung Pao Tofu
This is a great Chinese take-out fave! Crispy tofu in a slightly sweet, slightly spicy peanutty sauce!
Flavors of Morocco Budha Bowl
If you are not yet familiar with a Budha Bowl, it is a big bowl of healthy food that usually includes: a grain, a protein, lots of veg and a yummy sauce! This one is jam packed with flavors of Morocco, between the spiced crispy chickpeas, pickles turnips and couscous - all drizzled with an oh so creamy tahini sauce! Yum!
Lentil Rice (Mujadara)
This is a real Middle Eastern bowl of comfort! Lentils, rice and fried onions all in one bowl – what more can you want!
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Lentil Curry
This is a nice hearty flavorful dish to come home to on a cold night! Serve over some basmati rice or with some grilled naan bread.
Vietnamese Pho with Spiralized Yellow Beets and Rutabaga
There’s nothing quite like a big bowl of Pho – a classic Vietnamese soup filled with loads of veggies and noodles. In this version, I use spiralized beets and rutabaga in place of the noodles, for some guilt-free slurping!
Sweet Potato Noodle Pad Thai
Ok, so I am a little obsessed with my spiralizer! The sweet potato “noodles” here are a great combination with this tart and tangy Pad Thai sauce!
Mediterranean Roasted Tomatoes
This is a delicious appetizer served with some crusty bread for dipping or as a nice veggie side! Roasting the tomatoes really brings out their natural sweetness, the olives and feta add that Mediterranean salty touch! Try it once and you will be addicted!!
Homemade Almond Halva
Halva is a Middle Eastern Dessert delicacy! Making your own is actually a lot easier than you may imagine! In this version I added almonds and a touch of rose water, as that has always been my favorite halva flavorings. I suggest you use a candy thermometer for this to ensure precision.
Smoky Mediterranean Eggplant Salad
This dish is so creamy and smoky – really delicious! Serve it as a side salad or as an appetizer with some pita chips for dipping.
Vegetarian Shawarma Sandwiches
A real Middle Eastern treat! These shawarma sandwiches are so satisfying you will forget they are veggie!
Aloo Baingan – Eggplant Potato and Chickpea Curry
Aloo Baingan is a classic Indian vegetable curry consisting of Eggplant (Baingan) and Potatoes (Aloo). This is a dish that can be eaten fresh but it is even better if you make it in advance as the flavors deepen as they sit. This makes it a perfect dish for a party so you are not stressing at the last minute. You can make it up to 3 days ahead, just keep it in an airtight container in the fridge until you are ready to use. Just before serving heat in the microwave or over the stove.
Zaatar Tomato - Cucumber Salad
This is a really simple salad to put together, but extraordinary because of this incredible spice mix Zaatar. It really makes the salad special! It’s a great addition to any brunch table or a side salad with a nice dinner.
Edamame Udon Noodle Soup
This is a delicious soup with a fun Asian twist. In this soup I make a quick Vietnamese style broth, that gets its deep color from onion peels! I then throw in some protein packed edamame beans and udon noodles for a seriously satisfying meal!
Spicy Ginger Edamame
Edamame are soy beans sold frozen in their pods. Thye are often served in Japanese restaurants as a starter sprinkled with sea salt. I thought it would be fun to spice them up a bit!
Gingered Eggplant and Shitake
A great veggie dish as a side or a main meal served over some Chinese rice.
General Tao Cauliflower
The cauliflower florets act as perfect little crispy morsels to soak up this deliciously flavorful sauce! This is a great healthy version of the classic as not only have I replaced chicken with cauliflower but I have also baked instead of deep frying.
Skillet Cornbread Topped with 3 Bean Chili
What a fun way to serve up your chili for a simple night at home or the next big game night! The moist cornbread cushion makes a beautiful bed for this delicious hearty and comforting chili! You need a cast iron skillet for best results, but you can also make this cornbread in a square baking dish instead.
Creamy kale Soup topped with Kale Chips
This is a great soup to serve as a first course if you want to really impress company! The delightfully creamy soup is topped with an unusual soup topper- kale chips. They add a slight crispness in every bite that brings this soup to a whole new level! The soup can be prepared a couple of days in advance, store in an airtight container in the fridge. Just before serving heat the soup and top with the kale chips. If you prefer you can also pass around the chips and allow guests to top their own bowls as they please.
Lentil, Swiss Chard and Veggie Yellow Curry
Yellow curry is a type of curry from Thailand, usually with a base of coconut milk, lime leaves and fresh ginger. You can buy the yellow curry paste in most Asian grocery stores. This dish can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for about 2 months.