Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

I had to experiment a lot before I got these Blueberry Pancakes just right.  I tried different kinds of oil, but settled on olive oil.  I also tried different kinds of flour, but found I like the taste and consistency of the oat and white combination the best.  I highly recommend not skipping the sifting of dry ingredients, as this ensures that the baking powder and baking soda are not clumpy, which doesn't taste very good! These pancakes are delicious and fluffy and you'll never miss ... Continue Reading
Asparagus Toast

Avocado, Roasted Asparagus, and Egg Toast

The Recipe    Prep Time:  5 mins Cook Time: 10 minutes Yields: 2 servings Ingredients 1 individual whole wheat pita bread, split in half 1 avocado lemon juice grilled or roasted asparagus 1 soft boiled egg salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, parsley, as desired Method Toast each piece of pita bread lightly. Roughly mash the avocado with a fork and squeeze a little lemon juice on it.  Salt as desired and spread onto the bread. Lay your ... Continue Reading
Red Quinoa with Cucumber and Mango

Red Quinoa with Cucumber and Mango

Red quinoa has such a beautiful color.  Like other quinoa, it is loaded with nutrients--protein, amino acids, fiber, magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants.  I also think has a slightly richer nuttier flavor and more chewy texture than white quinoa.  I like to use it for variety, but either white or red quinoa will work for this recipe.  The balance of ingredients in this dish works perfectly.  It can be a main dish ... Continue Reading
Salmon with peas

Baked Salmon with Summer Peas

I often find that the simplest recipes with the freshest ingredients are the best.  This baked salmon fits the bill.  In this recipe, I used fresh peas that I shelled that day and some new potatoes, but feel free to switch it up and add whichever veggies you like; green beans, asparagus, celery root, carrots, anything!  This is based on a Jamie Oliver recipe. The Recipe    Prep Time:  10 mins Cook Time: 30 minutes Yields: 6 servings Ingredients 5-6 new potatoes, ... Continue Reading
Peanut Butter Banana Blueberry Toast

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Blueberry Toast

I know--this one doesn't really require a recipe, but it IS a very delicious and nutritious toast and deserves its time in the sun, i.e. its own little toast post.  So here it is. The Recipe    Prep Time:  5 mins Cook Time: none Yields: 1 serving Ingredients 2 slices of a nice wholegrain bread Crunchy natural peanut butter Sliced bananas Blueberries Method Prepare a slice of bread, toast if desired. Spread the peanut butter and then arrange the ... Continue Reading
Quinoa with Sweet Potatoes

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This is a wonderful way to make quinoa with naturally caramelized sweet potatoes, green onions, lemon, and parsley.  Simple and delicious as a light main course or a side dish. The Recipe    Prep Time:  15 mins Cook Time: 45 mins Yields: 4 servings Ingredients 2 medium sized sweet potatoes, cut into bite-sized chunks olive oil salt and pepper 2 cups quinoa 3 1/2 cups water or vegetable broth to cook the quinoa 1/4 cup chopped green onions 1-2 Tbps ... Continue Reading
Hummus, beet, avocado toast

Hummus, Beet, and Avocado Toast with Za’atar

The sweetness of the beets, combined with the nutty hummus and creamy avocado is wonderful.  Add the extra flavor burst of homemade za'atar and you've got a meal! The Recipe    Prep Time:  5 mins Cook Time: none Yields: 2 servings Ingredients 2 slices of a nice wholegrain bread 4 Tbsp hummus (recipe here or ready made) 1 medium beet, grated (no need to cook) 1 ripe avocado, sliced a squeeze of lemon juice (optional) homemade Za'atar (recipe here) Me... Continue Reading
Fish and Orzo

Mediterranean Fish with Lemon Slices served with Orzo

The Mediterranean diet is a delicious way of eating that will keep you slim and healthy using fresh ingredients that people in the Mediterranean have been eating for centuries because that is the food which is abundant in that region of the world; fruits, vegetables, olive oil, fish. This Fish with Lemon Slices and Orzo is a simple meal and a great example of a super healthy way to eat that will satisfy you completely.   And it's very Mediterranean.  And don't forget the wine, if you ... Continue Reading