Oat Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Blondies

It’s no secret that I love using oats in desserts. I also love almost any hazelnut-based dessert – second only to a pistachio-based dessert, which isn’t all that common. I wanted to combine oats, hazelnuts and chocolate chips to make a healthier version of the all-American blondie. Blondies are dessert bars, just like brownies, but without the cocoa or chocolate base. In this recipe for … Continue reading Oat Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Blondies

Grapefruit Almond Cupcakes | Gluten-Free

Before citrus fruits leave us and we move on to mangoes and other spring-summer fruits, I wanted to make these grapefruit almond cupcakes with their bold citrus flavor. I love the scent of grapefruit in any form: fresh grapefruit being sliced or juiced, a cocktail infused with grapefruit rind and even hand soap or body lotion. So much so, I got a grapefruit essential oil … Continue reading Grapefruit Almond Cupcakes | Gluten-Free

Broccoli Cheddar Frittata | Super Simple

This broccoli cheddar frittata makes planning for brunch or a weeknight dinner easier than ever. Whip it up, put it in the oven and go do something else. In 20-30 minutes, you have a healthy, delicious, protein and veggie-packed meal. I’m a big fan of this crustless quiche dish because you’ve already covered your green veggies for the meal in this dish – you don’t … Continue reading Broccoli Cheddar Frittata | Super Simple

Za’atar Cheese Flatbread

This za’atar cheese flatbread is something that you can whip up in just a few minutes. The herby za’atar spice and briny feta cheese go perfectly together on a warm flatbread like naan. You just need a few ingredients that come together to make this delicious and addictive appetizer or side dish! Za’atar is one of my favorite spice blends. It is a spice that … Continue reading Za’atar Cheese Flatbread

Curry Spiced Squash and Carrot Soup + Toasted Garlic

When fall and winter come around, I can’t help but reach for warm, comforting foods. This curry spiced squash and carrot soup is everything – flavorful, peppery, hearty, nutritious and warming. The combination of spices, onion, garlic and ginger is anti-inflammatory; the soup is packed with vitamins like beta-carotene and vitamin C, which are naturally cold-fighting and immune-boosting.   I used several spices in this … Continue reading Curry Spiced Squash and Carrot Soup + Toasted Garlic

Quick and Easy Shakshuka | 5 Ingredients

Shakshuka is a staple for me – breakfast, lunch, dinner. If I haven’t already eaten eggs that day, I tend to make it for dinner as it’s quite possibly the simplest dish to make. This quick and easy shakshuka with a tomato base is the simplest version of the Middle Eastern/Israeli dish you will come across. In an effort to be minimalist, I made this with … Continue reading Quick and Easy Shakshuka | 5 Ingredients

Granola Cookies | Crunchy Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

These granola cookies were originally an experiment – quite like some of my other “creative” recipes. They’re right at the sweet spot when it comes to cookies – healthy-ish, hearty, just slightly sweet, crunchy and chewy all at the same time. From start to finish, they’re done in 30 minutes! They just require one bowl and are very easy to make. You don’t need to … Continue reading Granola Cookies | Crunchy Chewy Oatmeal Cookies