Takeout Makeover: Baked Falafel

I LOVE falafel. It is one of those foods I only have once in a while from a food truck or a take out restaurant and I always think to myself “I should make this at home.” After Craig and I grabbed falafel last weekend he persuaded me to make a healthier version. Challenge accepted! Falafel is actually an incredibly simple vegan recipe. Just combine chickpeas with parsley, onions and a whole bunch of spices and cook. Traditionally, falafel is deep fried, but I decided to bake them instead. I baked and then broiled for a few minutes to get a crisp exterior. There are many fabulous ways to eat [...]

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Super Slaw

So, a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to win the most amazing giveaway. The lovely Katherine Martinelli was giving away a Magimiz by Robot-Coupe food processor to celebrate her 2 year Blogoversary. I was the lucky winner of this giveaway and I have been BLOWN AWAY by this food processor. It has a whole bunch of different blades for slicing, julienning and pureeing. In addition, I was lucky enough to get the juicer and smoothie attachments as well. So, I’ve been having a blast experimenting with my new toy. I’ve done some soups, some baking and some slicing but I decided it was time to try a slaw! [...]

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Friday Links & Carb Love

Another week goes by and March begins to wrap up. I for one can’t wait for April. March has been plagued by lots of snowstorms, colds and the inability to wear cute spring shoes. Things are looking up – when I leave work it is still light out (sometimes) and I am begining to get a bit of spring fever. I have the overwhelming urge to go out and buy sandals and shorts despite the fact that today is a warm 40 degrees. Anyway. Have you checked out my CARBS Pinterest Board yet? I am constantly updating it with lots of carby goodness. I also just started a BACON board, [...]

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Pistachio Quinoa Pilaf with Harissa

Quinoa is one of those amazing healthy foods that I enjoy but nonetheless neglect when it comes to thinking up fun recipes. Lately, my grain experimentation has mainly included bulgur and farro, but I decided to fix that pronto. Quinoa is a seed, actually – not a grain, but you catch my drift… Did you know? Quinoa is actually a seed, not a grain and related to the spinach family. It has been grown for centuries in South America, where it was a staple of the Incan diet. Quinoa is a great source of both protein and fiber. It contains all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. [...]

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Skinny Carrot Cake Muffins

I love carrot cake. Although I am a self diagnosed chocoholic, I think that, given the choice, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting would probably win out over chocolate cake any day. There is something awesome about making a sticky, sweet and unhealthy dessert out of a simple veggie like a carrot. I think I also associate carrot cake with Spring and Easter. I am currently desperate for spring, which seems like it will never arrive. In fact, the forecast for tomorrow is for more snow. I long for temperatures above 40 degrees! Craving carrot cake the other day, I decided to try my hand at some healthy muffins instead. [...]

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Chicken Teriyaki Fried Rice

Sometimes you just need a quick healthy meal you can put together in a short amount of time. I came home from work tonight starving and debating just making a grilled cheese and calling it a night. Instead I decided to throw together a 30 minute stir fry combining some healthy and satisfying ingredients. I love variations of fried rice. I’ve made quite a few versions already: Veggie Fried Rice, Bok Choy Fried Rice, and Turkey Fried Rice. I like these types of dishes because you can combine filling brown rice with lots of healthy veggies and protein. I had some chicken breast and some yummy Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce, [...]

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