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a visual diary of homemade culinary creations.

Poached Eggs in Marinara Sauce

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Merlot marinara sauce with poached eggs, crumbled feta cheese, basil, cracked black pepper, and Turkish chili.

Homemade Vegetarian Sushi

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Sushi rice coated in seasoned rice vingear, and stuffed with mangoes, carrots, and avocado. Paired with a chili-garlic dipping sauce.

Veggie Baos

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Homemade steamed baos stuffed with sauteed broccoli, carrots, brussels sprouts, onions. Topped with a chili-lime-garlic-soy sauce paste and a lime squeeze.

Homemade Natural Roasted Cashew Butter

Roasted cashews.

Chile & Onion Vegetable Quesadillas

Chile and onion quesadillas stuffed with chunky homemade guacamole, kale, onions, black beans, sweet corn, broccoli, garlic, White Stilton mango and ginger cheese, and Queso Fresco. Finished with a homemade frozen pineapple and mango margarita.

Butternut Squash & Spinach Quesadillas

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Corn tortillas stuffed with corn, spinach, onions, garlic, butternut squash, & a blend of Toscano cheese with cracked black pepper and pepper jack cheese.

Savory Pumpkin & Spinach Waffles

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Savory pumpkin waffles with shredded zucchini, carrot, gruyere cheese, feta cheese, spinach, & garlic.

 

Truffle Oil & Poached Egg Toast

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Wheat toast, truffle oil, avocado, salt & pepper, balsamic vinaigrette poached egg, arugula, garlic, onions.

Spinach, Egg & Cheese Sandwich

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Lightly toasted 9 grain bread, egg white omelet with spinach and provolone cheese, salt, pepper, sriracha, & ketchup.

 

Chickpea Veggie Burger Sandwich

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12 grain bread, mediterranean chickpea veggie burger, garlic & herb veggie cheese spread, fresh spinach.

Baked Egg & Avocado

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Avocado, egg, salt, pepper, & paprika.

Za’atar Egg Sandwich

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Lightly toasted oat multi-grain bread, egg white omelet with feta cheese, za’atar herbs, fresh spinach and tomato, & seasoned with salt and pepper!

 

Chaat Pizza

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Naan pizza baked with with paneer, spinach, tomato, onions, pineapple, garlic, and tamarind & cilantro chutneys.

Chocolate Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

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Chocolate peanut butter (pb2), banana, chocolate protein powder, vanilla Greek yogurt, & light vanilla soy milk
[Homemade]

Chocolate Protein & Berry Smoothie

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Mixed berries, chocolate protein powder, vanilla Greek yogurt, and light vanilla soy milk
[Homemade]

Skinny Pineapple & Mango Smoothie

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Frozen mango and pineapple chunks, vanilla Greek yogurt, and light vanilla soy milk
[Homemade]

Warm Grains & Mediterranean Hummus Platter

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Warm quinoa and lentils served with grape tomatoes, middle eastern flatbread, paprika dusted Mediterranean hummus, grilled vegetables, & herbed feta
[Homemade]

Banana Date Smoothie

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Banana, dates, cinnamon, honey, greek yogurt, soy milk
[Homemade]

Baked Brie & Asparagus

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Baked brie and truffle oil cheese melted over sea salt, pepper, and olive oil tossed asparagus
[Homemade]

Brie & Dark Chocolate Grilled Cheese

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Creamy brie, dark chocolate, and roasted strawberries wheat grilled cheese
[Homemade]

Pesto Gouda & Veggie Tortilla

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Corn and wheat tortillas with garlic and pepper sauteed red cabbage, kale, brussels sprouts, and broccoli and finished with pesto Gouda cheese
[Homemade]

Indian Inspired Pita Sandwiches

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Curried cauliflower, chickpeas, sweet potato, paneer cubes, tomato hot sauce, tamarind chutney, mint chutney, and onions inside pita bread
[Homemade]

Zucchini Noodles

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Fresh zucchini noodles with marinara sauce, cauliflower, extra zucchini, herbs, & spices
[Homemade]

Grilled Queso Fresco & Jalapeño Sandwich

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Fig and pecan bread with melted queso fresco, fresh avocado slices, charred onions, red bell peppers and jalapeños
[Homemade]

Balsamic Blueberry Grilled White Cheese Sandwich

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Buttered toast, baby spinach, provolone cheese, swiss cheese, black pepper, & sugar-vinegar-blueberries
[Homemade]

Mexican Egg White Omelet

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Egg white omelet with salt and peppered black beans, salsa, & fresh avocado
[Homemade]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

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Applesauce pumpkin bars studded with cinnamon, chocolate chips, & a gooey peanut butter filling
[Homemade]

Fusion Hummus Bowl

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Fresh zucchini, broccoli, tomato, salt and pepper paneer cubes, zesty garlic hummus, & sprinkled with paprika and mint chutney
[Homemade]

Biscoff & Gingerbread Cookie Crumble Crostata

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Pie crust with creamy biscoff spread, melted mini semi sweet chocolate chips, melted mini marshmallows, crumbled gingerbread marshmallow and chocolate cookies, & a cinnamon-ginger-walnut-sugar mixture
[Homemade]

Indian Flavored Tostadas

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Indian style tortilla with yogurt sauce, tamarind and mint chutneys, and curried cauliflower, sweet potato & paneer
[Homemade]

Pesto Jack & Basil Pizza

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Garlic herb crust pizza with pesto jack cheese, sundried tomato basil sauce, tomatoes, spinach, and topped with crumbled feta cheese & fresh basil
[Homemade]

Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake

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Semi-sweet chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate glaze, espresso coffee powder
[Homemade]

Sweet Potato Three Cheese Pasta Bake

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Mac & cheese in a creamy sweet potato and Iberco, Vermont Cheddar, and Parmesan cheese sauce, topped with salt & pepper and crispy broiled cheese
[Homemade]

Pizza Zucchini Boats

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Baked zucchini boats topped with pizza sauce, Vermont cheddar, Iberico, and Parmesan cheeses and seasoned with oregano, parsley, salt & pepper
[Homemade]

Ingredients

4 fresh zucchini
Pizza sauce
2 cups cheese of your choice (some options are Parmesan, Gruyere, Mozzarella)
Salt
Pepper
Seasonings (parsley, oregano, red chili flakes, Italian)

Instructions

1. Cut the zucchini lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds from the center of each zucchini half. Place the zucchini boats side by side on a baking dish and make sure the dish is coated with cooking spray.

2. Spoon pizza sauce into each of the zucchini boats, and top with freshly grated cheese. Add pinches of salt and pepper to each individual boat, and top with any other seasonings of your choice.

3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and bake for 8-10 minutes.

Spicy Baked Falafel Salad

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Baked falafel balls atop a salad of fresh romaine lettuce, tomatoes, onions, spicy red tomato sauce, and mint & tamarind chutneys
[Homemade]

Recipe for homemade healthy baked falafel rounds HERE.

Homemade Baked Falafel Balls

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Ingredients

2 cans organic garbanzo beans
1/2 cup small sweet onion, finely chopped
4 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cilantro OR parsley, finely chopped
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1/2 cup breadcrumbs

Instructions

1. Grind chickpeas and garlic until a coarse paste is created (no need to add water in this step). Then mix in all other listed ingredients except for the breadcrumbs.

2. Create balls with the mixture; feel free to decide for yourself what size falafel rounds would best work for your purposes. Take each individual round and roll it in a bowl of breadcrumbs so that it is evenly and generously coated.

3. Arrange falafel rounds onto a baking sheet. Spray the rounds generously with cooking spray for better baking.

4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake rounds for 20 minutes. Then turn the balls over and bake for another 10-15 minutes to ensure ideal crispiness all around. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins with Granola

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Breakfasts muffins with oats, a 7-grain granola crumble topping & fresh blueberries
[Homemade]

Recipe from Damn Delicious

Spinach & Sweet Potato Hash Frittata

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Baby spinach frittata with a sweet potato hash crust & crumbled feta cheese
[Homemade]

Recipe from Cookie and Kate

Greek Yogurt Parfait

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Vanilla greek yogurt with 7-grain granola, cantaloupe, banana, blueberries,& topped with a honey/agave drizzle
[Homemade]

Apple, Berry, & Pecan Baked Oatmeal

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Rolled oats baked with fresh apples, pecans, raspberries, blackberries, & blueberries.
[Homemade]

Recipe from Whole Foods Market

Cinnamon Apple Bread with Apricot Jam

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Warm cinnamon, brown sugar, & applesauce breakfast bread served with fresh apricot preserves
[Homemade]
Recipe from Taste of Home

The “Ungreen” Green Smoothie

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Mixed berries, orange juice, agave syrup, & spinach leaves
[Homemade]

Recipe from Annie’s Eats

Apple, Honey, Pecan & Brie Bites

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Puff pasty bites with pecans, brie cheese, honey drizzle, & green apple
[Homemade]

Pumpkin Gouda Lasagna

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Pumpkin, caramelized onions, ricotta cheese, & a Gouda cheese cream sauce
[Homemade]

Honey Kale Apple Salad

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Kale salad with honey, lemon juice, apples, roasted sunflower seeds, salt & pepper
[Homemade]

Apple Cake

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Warm apple cake with dates, cinnamon, walnuts, and a brown sugar & butter glaze
[Homemade]

Kale Chips

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Fresh kale broiled with red chili flakes, salt, pepper, & olive oil
[Homemade]

Spicy Samosa Fresh Rolls

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Fresh spring rolls with chickpeas, onions, cilantro & a homemade chili garlic dipping sauce
[Homemade]

Spicy Fresh Spring Rolls

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Lettuce, carrots, & spicy tofu in fresh spring rolls
[Homemade]

Tomato Basil Risotto

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Tomatoes, fresh basil, parmesan cheese, & Pinot Grigio white wine
[Homemade]

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