Homemade Tortillas

This is a sure way to make your next taco night extra special! Adding homemade tortillas, either corn or flour (I’ve done both), adds that extra level of homemade flavor to your meal. This can be a time consuming activity, but if you have an extra hour or so, I’d recommend trying to make your…

Spicy Thai Broccoli and Bell Peppers with Sweet Potatoes and Rice

Hello again! As I make my way through the month of January, I have been reflecting, re-committing, and I’ve been cold! This spicy Thai-inspired dish is a sure way to stay warm and cozy – It’s packed with veggies and is incredibly filling and scrumptious. It’s a one-pot dish, so cleanup is a breeze, and…

Homemade Pita Bread

Winter is heavy upon us, and if you’re looking for something scrumptious and filling, look no further! What could be more comforting than homemade bread? This pita bread recipe pairs great with homemade hummus, or you could stuff falafels inside with some toppings to make a pita sandwich! Although I’ve made homemade pita bread before,…

Falafel with Tahini Drizzle

Updated: January 2022 As we are rolling into March and the days are finally getting longer and warmer, I’ve been re-evaluating and fine-tuning my daily routine. My personality is the type that has to plan, research, and think about things in depth before doing and committing to them, so needless to say it can take…

Linguine with Roasted Cauliflower and Pesto Sauce

Hello and happy January! In the season of new year’s resolutions, new habits, self-care, and personal growth, I am going to start posting more often. This means trying more new recipes, being creative, and doing lots of research. It also allows me to share my love for good (generally) healthy food that nourishes the body…

Haricots Verts and Tomato Salad with Dill

This is a super easy and quick side dish! It requires (practically) no cooking and can be served hot or cold. Ingredients 2 lbs haricots verts, trimmed 8 oz cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup olive oil 1 lemon, juiced 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp salt…

Paccheri Pasta with Poblano Peppers and Yellow Squash

This recipe is very filling and a perfect dish for the beginning of autumn and end of summer. We will definitely be enjoying this one throughout the season! Note: If you’re someone who doesn’t like a lot of spice, skip the red chili flakes, but keep the poblano peppers. If you’ve never had them, they’re…

Shaved Brussels Sprout Slaw

This is a great side dish, or you can load up your bowl for a super healthy main dish! Ingredients 2 lb brussels sprouts 1 cup cherry tomatoes 1/2 red onion 12 oz frozen corn, thawed 8 oz black olives 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 tbsp dijon mustard 1 tbsp…

Mediterranean Bowl

This is a great weeknight recipe! It’s pretty easy to toss together and very healthy and tasty as well. Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower 2-4 sweet potatoes, depending on size 2 cups cooked chickpeas 1 red onion 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 lemon, juiced 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup 2 tsp salt 1 tsp…

Chana Saag (Chickpea and Spinach)

This is an incredibly flavorful dish that’s pretty easy to make, for anyone who has no experience cooking Indian food. There are a couple of special spices, but most of the ingredients you probably already are familiar with and may have in your pantry already. Note: This recipe is spicy! I would say this is…

Breakfast Hash

I’m the type that has always struggled with what to eat for breakfast. Some days it’s nothing or just coffee, and others it’s something quick and easy but not sustaining. I came across a recipe for hash and modified it slightly, making it even more filling and delicious! The best part is, it’s all in…

Veggie Pizza

Hey there! If you occasionally like to indulge in less-than-nutritionally-perfect meals, this one is definitely for you! While it’s still a comfort food, this pizza is totally homemade and loaded with delicious veggie toppings. Prepare the homemade pizza dough crust (see recipe here). Meanwhile, prepare toppings. Caramelized Onions Ingredients: 1 large yellow onion, diced 4…

Moroccan Tagine

This is one of our favorite recipes because of the bold spices and memories we have from Morocco. I have yet to invest in an actual tagine (the dome-shaped dish it’s named for), this dish can easily be made in a stock pot. Although I’ve already shared a tagine recipe, this one is a little…

Hummus

This is a staple food around our house. It’s the perfect snack because it’s healthy and versatile and most importantly, it’s actually filling and doesn’t leave you hungrier! This is another super easy recipe, it’s simply adding the ingredients to a food processor or blender and watching it go! I am going to work on…

Thai Noodle Curry

Thai flavors meets comfort food… Ingredients: ¼ cup Olive Oil Salt and Pepper 5 Garlic Cloves, minced 2 medium Bell Peppers, diced 2 medium Yellow Onions, diced 3 tbsp Red Curry Paste 2 tbsp fresh Ginger, grated 8 cups Vegetable Broth 1 can Coconut Milk 8 oz. Rice Noodles 3 tbsp Brown Sugar 1 bunch…

Wild Rice and Vegetable Soup

Autumn has filled the air here in Texas, and there’s nothing I love more for dinner than hot, comforting soup. It’s filling, it warms my body, and it’s super healthy and delicious! You could really add whatever vegetables you want to this fall favorite, and this recipe makes enough for 6-8 servings, so you’ll definitely…

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Hello and happy Tuesday! It’s the beginning of the week and I always like to start the week off right with a meal that makes leftovers, because with everything else going on in my busy daily life (more details to come), as much as I enjoy food and cooking, sometimes I just want to come…

Indian Red Lentil Dal

with Mushrooms, Sprouts, and Basmati Rice Lately I have been refocusing on food and putting extra effort into making wholesome yet delicious meals and new recipes. I love Indian food, which is why I jumped at the chance to make dal. Like many others, I was under the impression that cooking Indian food was going…

Delicious Pesto Pasta

with Tomatoes, Asparagus, and Green Peas Hello everyone! What a gorgeous Monday it is today here in Texas – I woke up feeling so refreshed and ready to take on today. Lately it seems that I’ve really been into healthier versions of comfort foods, so today I’ll be sharing a recipe right on trend! For…

Berber Tagine

Happy Sunday! I’m so excited that it’s finally June, which means all the joys of summer and warm weather will begin. Everything will be in full bloom, there will be outdoor nightlife activities, and (hopefully) we will be hosting pool parties soon!  All that said, it’s been months since we came back from Morocco and…

Vegetarian Chili

So of course chili is usually reserved for the colder months, but when you pair it with some fresh avocado slices, salsa, and crunchy watercress, it turns into such a bright and diverse dish that you can enjoy any time of the year!  Also, this recipe is super quick to throw together if you prep…

Fresh Salsa

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve taken the time to share some new recipes, as we have been very busy here lately (details to come). Over Memorial Day weekend, I knew I would have a whole extra day to dedicate to cooking and sharing recipes, so I hope you enjoy!  This fresh salsa is…

Vegetable Korma

I want to firstly say, I can’t believe I don’t make Indian food more often. My husband and I are both huge fans of the spicy cuisine, and to add to that, my husband’s Mom is from India! During her visits with us, she has taught me many things about many different dishes, but the…

Mexican Street Corn

This is possibly my favorite side dish of all time because it pairs so well with my favorite food group – Mexican food. I grew up with Mexican food and it was always a part of family gatherings (especially Easter), but as a family we always ate very traditional Mexican food (probably because it was…

Veggie Tacos

Updated October 2021 Ingredients: 1 yellow onion, diced 3 bell peppers, cut lengthwise into strips 2 roma tomatoes, diced 12 oz frozen corn 12 oz baby bella mushroom, sliced 12 oz black beans (or whatever beans you prefer) olive oil ¼ cup cilantro, chopped  ¼ tsp paprika ¼ tsp cayenne pepper ¼ tsp cumin ¼…

Potato Gnocchi

As summer is ending and autumn is right around the corner, I’ve been starting to crave some heavier dishes. This gnocchi is incredibly delicious and easy to make. You can pair it with a variety of sauces, so it’s pretty versatile as well. Step 1: Boiling the Potatoes Step 2: Work the Dough Step 3:…

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

A super simple side dish, I pair it with everything! Ingredients 2 lbs baby potatoes, washed and halved 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, rough chopped 1/4 cup olive oil salt and pepper Directions Preheat oven to 425º and line a large sheet pan with parchment paper (for quick cleanup). In a large mixing bowl, toss together…