Middle Eastern lentil soup is delicious when done right – it’s warm, hearty, filling and nourishing. When I think of lentil soup, I think of the aromas of cumin and lemon. This soup is an easy way to get more legumes into your diet and it’s packed with protein for vegans and vegetarians. When you run out of ideas for what vegetarian protein to include … Continue reading Middle Eastern Lentil Soup | Protein-Packed + Vegan
It’s easy to run out of ideas for what to eat for lunch and dinner, especially when you don’t have anything prepped already (mentally or physically). I try to avoid this problem by always keeping a few essentials ready in my kitchen that I can “mix and match” to suit my mood. Chickpeas and spinach are always on my essentials list – I created this recipe … Continue reading Creamy Chickpeas | Goes With Everything
Inspired by a Mediterranean warm spinach salad I’ve eaten at several restaurants, I created this summer-version of it with cold, but cooked, spinach and cooling yogurt. Thankfully, spinach is one of the few “mainstream” and “international” green vegetables that you get almost all year round. The weeks I spend in Calcutta, I struggle with ideas to incorporate other green vegetables that I’ve ever heard of … Continue reading Spinach and Yogurt Salad with Crispy Onions | Summer Tapas
If you’ve been trying to or want to include more tofu in your diet but don’t know where to start, this is for you. A tofu dish doesn’t have to translate to just Asian food – I’ve found plenty of ways to make it taste great, maybe even better than it does in a typical Chinese stir fry or Thai curry (see also: my tofu tacos). … Continue reading Tofu Steaks | How to Make Tofu Taste Good
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!
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
Sometimes, those last-minute pulled-together-in-a-rush dishes are even better than ones that take a few hours of cooking and ingredient planning. This recipe for a quick appetizer of baked feta with Mediterranean spices is so simple and relies on a few things that most of us always have at home – tomatoes, onions, herbs and spices and of course feta. I always have feta on hand … Continue reading Baked Feta with Mediterranean Spices