Butternut Squash and Chickpea Malaysian Curry
This is a great hearty dish for a cold night with so many beautiful spices and aromas! The list of ingredients is long, but well worth it! Serve over a bowl of basmati rice for a true heavenly dinner!
Kung Pao Tofu
This is a great Chinese take-out fave! Crispy tofu in a slightly sweet, slightly spicy peanutty sauce!
Flavors of Morocco Budha Bowl
If you are not yet familiar with a Budha Bowl, it is a big bowl of healthy food that usually includes: a grain, a protein, lots of veg and a yummy sauce! This one is jam packed with flavors of Morocco, between the spiced crispy chickpeas, pickles turnips and couscous - all drizzled with an oh so creamy tahini sauce! Yum!
Sweet Potato Taco Boats
Omg! These are amazing and just so east to prepare! The creamy sweet potato mixed with the beans, jalapenos and avocado – wow! A perfect dinner or appetizer! This recipe serves 2 for dinner or 4 as an appetizer.
Lentil Rice (Mujadara)
This is a real Middle Eastern bowl of comfort! Lentils, rice and fried onions all in one bowl – what more can you want!
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Lentil Curry
This is a nice hearty flavorful dish to come home to on a cold night! Serve over some basmati rice or with some grilled naan bread.
Vietnamese Pho with Spiralized Yellow Beets and Rutabaga
There’s nothing quite like a big bowl of Pho – a classic Vietnamese soup filled with loads of veggies and noodles. In this version, I use spiralized beets and rutabaga in place of the noodles, for some guilt-free slurping!
Sweet Potato Noodle Pad Thai
Ok, so I am a little obsessed with my spiralizer! The sweet potato “noodles” here are a great combination with this tart and tangy Pad Thai sauce!
Roasted Eggplant and Feta Pizza
This is a pizza with a Mediterranean twist! Thick slices of creamy eggplant paired with the salty feta and Kalamata olives, is just divine!
Mediterranean Roasted Tomatoes
This is a delicious appetizer served with some crusty bread for dipping or as a nice veggie side! Roasting the tomatoes really brings out their natural sweetness, the olives and feta add that Mediterranean salty touch! Try it once and you will be addicted!!
Mexican Kale and Quinoa Bake
A great wholesome casserole bake full of nutritious, kale, quinoa and beans and spiced with flavors of Mexico!
Labneh Topped with Zaatar
This is just a perfect combination for a really creamy dip with a Middle Eastern twist! I love that it is also super simple to whip up in a hurry! Put it in the center of a big tray of raw veggies and snack away. You can also serve with pita wedges or tortilla chips.
This is better than Chinese take-out!
Mexi- Mac ‘n Cheese
Here is a fun twist on the classic Mac ‘n Cheese! This version is spiked with jalapeños and cilantro for a hint of Mexico!
Grilled Polenta with Roasted Tomatoes and Basil
This is a great appetizer to serve when hosting a casual get together! Put out the cubes of polenta with a nice bowl of roasted tomatoes and let your guests top their polenta bites with the beautifully caramelized morsels of tomatoes! You can make the roasted tomatoes up to 1 week in advance. The polenta can be made a couple of days before, but cut and bake just before your guests arrive.
Penne with Roasted Tomatoes, Eggplant and Feta
I love the idea of roasting the tomatoes and eggplant as a sauce. Not only is it an amazing way to bring out the natural sweetness in the vegetables but it also makes the dish so quick and easy to prepare!
Homemade Almond Halva
Halva is a Middle Eastern Dessert delicacy! Making your own is actually a lot easier than you may imagine! In this version I added almonds and a touch of rose water, as that has always been my favorite halva flavorings. I suggest you use a candy thermometer for this to ensure precision.
Smoky Mediterranean Eggplant Salad
This dish is so creamy and smoky – really delicious! Serve it as a side salad or as an appetizer with some pita chips for dipping.
Vegetarian Shawarma Sandwiches
A real Middle Eastern treat! These shawarma sandwiches are so satisfying you will forget they are veggie!
Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Calzone
A calzone is basically a folded over pizza – it’s just a delicious meal! These also freeze really well, so double the recipe for easy lunchboxes during the week!