Raw Walnut Tacos

The Challenge A few months ago, my co-worker texted me asking if I could give her some ideas for high-protein recipes (per instructions with her nutritionist), with the caveat of no meat, no tofu (but dairy is okay). My first question to her “what about nuts?” – and yes, luckily those were on the “do” … [Read more…]

Gluten-Free Honey Muffins & Ginger Maple Apple Chips For Rosh Hashanah

GF honey muffins

Happy Tuesday!  Hope ya’ll had a great Labor Day weekend! And what was I up to on the stormy last-official-summer day? Well since Rosh Hashanah starts this upcoming Sunday night, I thought I’d get my bake on!  On today’s menu – ginger maple apple chips and gluten-free honey muffins!  Even though I’m not eating many apples … [Read more…]

Baingan Bharta – Indian Eggplant Dip (and Cookbook Giveaway)!

Indian Baingan Bharta

I’ve been on a MAJOR okra kick right now, which works well in this Indian classic. You’re probably thinking, “wait, isn’t this an eggplant dish”.  And you’d be right.  But first let me back up and profess my new found love for okra first. I know okra gets a bad rap – that weird, slimy … [Read more…]

Spicy Salmon Tamales

Hello dear readers!  Boy do we have a special treat for you this week!  Since Cinco-de-Mayo is coming up (tomorrow! May 5th), the annual celebration of Mexico’s victory over France, what better challenge than TAMALES!  Now, just to make the record straight, there are so many varieties of Tamales – from Central American tamales that … [Read more…]

Chickpea Curry

It’s a new week, so that means a new food challenge!  This week’s ingredient is CHICKPEAS!  Or, as I knew them growing up, “garbanzo beans”.  The humble legume made famous in falafel and hummus.  The earthy, creamy beans that are full of fiber!  And although I’ve opted out from eating them lately due to my … [Read more…]