Indian night pop-up event!

Well folks, it’s been a few weeks since Daniel and I tackled our first ever #Meatyourvegetables pop-up food event and the Indian food was a HUGE success and a big hit overall! First off, we have to thank the incredible people at Congregation Ezras Israel in West Rogers Park for their help in getting this … [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…]

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…]

Cauliflower Hummus & Tomato Herb Flaxseed Focaccia – for Pesach!

Hello again readers!  Hopefully most of you can take a break from cleaning for Pesach to read what fantastic recipes Daniel and I have to share with you!  This year, I’m going for something a little different (but for me, this is the type of food I eat all year round).  Nothing too weird and … [Read more…]

Healthy Superbowl Snack – Almond Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies

Almond Butter Snickerdoodle cookies

It’s no surprise here that before February rolls around, many of us start brainstorming what to make for our Superbowl parties.  If you’re like me, usually you bounce around to about 2 or 3 potluck parties and it’s always quite the “show” to see who is bringing what and how spicy their dish is.  Good time to … [Read more…]

Happy Pi Day! Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding Pie with Maple Coconut Cream

Happy Pi Day everyone!  Ah, March 14th, 3/14, where everyone stuffs their faces with pie (much more tasty than pi).  Math nerds, unite!  This latest challenge is none other than (duh)…PIE!  #yum. Funny, I almost forgot about “pi” day this year, until my chiropractor’s office provided a gentle reminder of their annual “pie contest” on … [Read more…]

Zucchini Pappardelle with Mushroom Coconut Cream Sauce

For this recipe, I broke out the spiralizer.  Yes, I joined the bandwagon last year and bought a hefty one to use for this recipe (I have the Brieftons Tri-Blade Spiralizer in bright green). So, even though summer is sadly gone, why not make use of those last summer veggies that have been sitting in … [Read more…]