Garlic Bread and Shrimp Sheet Pan Dinner

10 minutes, one sheet pan to make this garlic bread + garlic shrimp mash-up (with some bursting cherry tomatoes).  Ohhh, yes I did. The epic garlicky overload.    The bread – perfectly golden and crispy on top but soft with all the garlic butter & shrimp juices soaked in the bottom (I could just eat […]

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(Super Soft) Orange Walnut Cake

An (almost) easy food processor recipe for super soft cake that is bursting with orange flavor. Delicious plain or coffee. Say hello to my old obsession. (An old recipe revisited for better pictures) Do you love cakes slathered with frosting or just the plain kind? I’m the not-to-sweet kinda gal.  And this is totally my kinda jam.  […]

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Mango Lassi Crepes

Today we are elevating the crepe game! Brown butter – honey cooked mangoes, creamy and tangy cream cheese-greek yogurt rolled into a crepe.   Hello Summer. I’m having a mango problem. It’s getting ridiculous.  I eat it plain, for breakfast, for snack and even for dinner, many week nights. And then I try to come with […]

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Roasted Potato, Pesto & Avocado Grilled Cheese

Cheesy and nutritious with roasted yukon gold potatoes, creamy avocado, vine ripened tomatoes, basil pesto and two types of cheeses.  Anything better than carbs on carbs? UMMM. May be some oooey gooey melted cheese action?   Then some avocados, basil pesto and ripe tomatoes.  Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. It’s good anytime.    Skill level – Easy Roasted […]

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Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate shortbread cookies, also known as everyone’s favorite cookie. Neapolitan shortbread sandwiches.  Sounds interesting?  This chocolate shortbread cookie was going to be a part of that.  But…. Everyone, I mean my kids, their friends, our friends, kids around our neighborhood. Did I say everyone? Loved, loved, loved these plain shortbreads so much, I realized that this […]

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Raw Date & Nut Salami

No-cook, vegan snack made with dates, coconut oil, shredded coconut, cashews, pistachios and almonds. Something sweet in the middle of  the day?  Yes please. Make it guilt-free. Start with a smooth, silky, EASY date caramel.  (Taste this…..YUMMMM, right?) Stir in nuts.  Shape. Chill. Slice. Store. If you are using the firmer Noor date variety then, […]

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Oven Baked Beet Falafel

The tastiest falafel ever! Fresh beets, garbanzo beans and spices baked into the most delicious and healthy snack.  Slightly crisp exterior with a soft, almost creamy yet light inside.   If you’d like healthy yet delicious snack, then this is your recipe.  May be a touch different from the authentic ones. Ain’t this place all about […]

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Banana Nut Muffin Overnight Oats

All the flavors of a banana nut muffin in your convenient overnight oats. Dairy free and vegan option. Overnight oats are the best!  Hot Summer days means cold-grab-and-go breakfasts. ‘Its sweet, creamy, hearty. Banana nut muffin, I mean, obviously. I promise.  Toast your oats….need to, got to, have to.   Skill level – Easy  Banana […]

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Crispy & Crunchy Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower

Vegetarian version of the classic buttermilk fried chicken. Crispy, crunchy, spicy cauliflower florets that are delicious as a snack or appetizer or side dish. When life gives you cauliflower… you deep fry ’em.  Dunk florets in a buttermilk marinade with spices (six to be precise)…. Plaster with some textured-flour… Let ’em crisp-up in hot oil… […]

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Skinny Mango Colada With (Optional) Jalapeños

Light and refreshing mango coladas with fresh mango puree and coconut water. Oh yes, these are served with jalapeños ice cubes!!! Summer is almost here. Gimme  flip flops, sunglasses, beach chair and some mango coladas! And drink away… it’s skinny…… Yessss. Place sliced jalapeños (I used red and green variety for photographic purposes) in ice cube […]

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