It seems that everyone has their own version of avocado toast these days. I am partial to my version, but let’s be honest, I’ve never met an avocado toast I haven’t liked! I actually was inspired to make this recipe after having it at a local restaurant a couple of years ago. It has honey and red pepper flakes which I know sounds like an odd combination, but trust me… it’s amazing.
What in the world are apple nachos, you ask? Well, my friend, they are delicious slices of apples topped with whatever decadent toppings you have in your kitchen. It’s as easy as that! These “nachos” make the perfect treat for kids as well as adults, as they are super easy to make and super versatile.
This past weekend I went apple picking at one of the local farms here in Massachusetts. I was excited to learn that in addition to apples, the farm also had eggplants and tomatoes to pick. I picked a variety of tomatoes as well as some Chinese eggplants and decided to make something for dinner using both of these ingredients.
This week marks my official first week as a grad student! Just in case you didn’t read the “about me” section of my blog, I have recently made a huge career change. I decided to leave my job in the fashion industry to pursue a master’s degree in nutrition through Maryland University of Integrative Health.
I absolutely love this tempeh stir fry and I make it all the time for lunches for the week. You can serve it over quinoa or brown rice, or simply enjoy it on its own. Totally up to you!
I actually hadn’t tried tempeh until about a year ago and now I am hooked. I’ve always liked tofu, but tempeh is actually more nutritious, and I think it tastes better and has more flavor. Tempeh is a fermented food which means it contains probiotics. Probiotics are incredibly good for the digestive system in helping the body control harmful bacteria in the stomach. Probiotics also help to boost the immune system and ward off disease.
My grandmother is one of the best cooks that I know. Growing up, I remember her always making delicious meals that she learned how to make from her mother. My grandmother was born in Romania, so many of her famous recipes are of the Romanian heritage. This particular recipe is my great grandmother’s recipe for eggplant dip.
I have always loved eating oatmeal for breakfast. Since discovering overnight oats, I have been making it multiple times a week because it’s so simple and delicious.
I used to not look forward to traveling because I knew that it meant I would totally fall off the wellness wagon. I wouldn’t be able to cook my own meals, I wouldn’t be able to do my normal workouts, and mostly I wouldn’t be able to follow my usual routine.
I have been obsessed with making power balls for the last couple of years. They are the perfect combination of salty and sweet and make the perfect quick breakfast or easy snack.
My husband, Dan and I recently traveled to the Washington DC area, and we discovered an AMAZING Banh Mi restaurant. I ordered the kitchen sink bowl with tofu, peanut sauce, and a million vegetables. It was seriously one of the best things I have ever eaten, and I immediately knew I had to recreate my own version at home. These bowls are perfect for the hot summer months when you’re not in the mood to turn on your oven and heat up the whole house.