Nutty Chocolate Buckwheat Granola

These last couple of months, I’ve rediscovered the warmth and heartiness of a bowl of oatmeal at breakfast. I ran out of the store-bought Swiss granola I usually top it with and decided to make my own nutty chocolate buckwheat granola this time around. I thought to make a granola that incorporates more of other grains rather than just oats; buckwheat is perfect for this purpose because it … Continue reading Nutty Chocolate Buckwheat Granola

Mediterranean Salad Wrap | Healthy, Vegan Option!

Running out of good, easy, healthy meal options and feeling uninspired? Me too. This has come to my rescue. It’s filled with greens, herbs and olives, so it’s far from boring (which sometimes happens with a wrap or sandwich, especially one without cheese). The herb flavors in this mediterranean wrap take centerstage with the combination of fresh parsley, mint, thyme and olives.   Instead of … Continue reading Mediterranean Salad Wrap | Healthy, Vegan Option!

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Healthier Cream Cheese: Labneh

There’s no denying it, I love pretty much any cheese. I try to leave it out fairly often because it’s easy to go down a spiral where every meal includes or even focuses on cheese (which we all know is also usually paired with simple carbs). This simple recipe for labneh makes life easier – it’s a much healthier cream cheese, simply made with yogurt that’s … Continue reading Healthier Cream Cheese: Labneh

Beetroot Parsley Salad | Mediterranean Flavors + Vegan

A dear reader requested a beet salad so I created this recipe for beetroot parsley salad. It’s an easy, delicious and balanced way to eat beetroot. While I prefer to eat cooked beets, whether boiled or roasted, you could definitely make this Mediterranean-inspired beet recipe with raw beets as well. The parsley topping is actually one of my favorite ways to eat parsley: drenched in … Continue reading Beetroot Parsley Salad | Mediterranean Flavors + Vegan

Chocolate Sauce | Quick, Easy, Vegan, Multi-Purpose!

Two-ish years ago, I remembered the decadent dessert that is brandy snaps: the buttery, sugary caramelized casing with a hint of brandy and ginger. We have a source who home-makes these treats, which are best accompanied by creamy vanilla ice cream and a fudgy chocolate sauce. But somehow, that afternoon we realized that we had no chocolate sauce. I whipped up something with a couple of ingredients … Continue reading Chocolate Sauce | Quick, Easy, Vegan, Multi-Purpose!

Avocado Chocolate Mousse | Vegan + Guilt-free

A quick, simple, super healthy chocolatey treat sounds a little too good to be true but this vegan avocado chocolate mousse is exactly that. I first tried avocado chocolate mousse at Ellary’s Greens in New York’s West Village. It was one of my favorite healthy brunch spots. This mousse is inspired by their version; it’s just a simple treat. I’m not one of those people … Continue reading Avocado Chocolate Mousse | Vegan + Guilt-free

Spiced Beetroot Carrot Burger | Vegan

Ok, I’ll admit I was slacking a bit the last few times I made veggie burgers. Specifically in the add-on department. All the fun is eating the veggie patty with creamy avocado, caramelized onions, juicy tomatoes, spicy mustard, maybe a slice of cheese if you’re into that. I went all out this time when I made this spiced beetroot carrot burger.   It’s carrot season here … Continue reading Spiced Beetroot Carrot Burger | Vegan

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Oat Whole Wheat Waffles | Easy as 1, 2, 3

Growing up, waffles and pancakes were reserved for Sunday mornings. I would pester my mom to make waffles and pancakes and then follow her around the house till she began prepping for them, so I’ve watched the process plenty of times. We made it even more decadent than just a drizzle of melted butter and honey with – maybe you guessed it – ice cream. … Continue reading Oat Whole Wheat Waffles | Easy as 1, 2, 3

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Whole Wheat Cinnamon Sugar Cookies | Christmas

While I would love to make or eat an elaborate dessert for Christmas (yule logs or gingerbread houses, to be specific), for now I’m happy with these quick and easy whole wheat cinnamon sugar cookies. They’re just a classic, crumbly cinnamon sugar cookie. I made these post-dinner a few evenings ago – sometimes that’s the best time to get some baking in. It is quiet, clean … Continue reading Whole Wheat Cinnamon Sugar Cookies | Christmas