Roasted Beets and Bean Burger

This burger is such an explosion of taste and nutrients that you would not miss any animal protein whatsoever.   The intensity of taste was deepened by roasting the beets in a 350-degree oven for about 35 minutes along with one head of garlic. Roasting beets is something I do on a regular basis andContinue reading “Roasted Beets and Bean Burger”

Falafel with Spinach and Cilantro

Who doesn’t love falafels?? A plant-based vegan protein-packed food that is ever so delicious. Whether it is in sandwiches or salad toppings or cooked in sauce, falafels are versatile and very easy to make at home.   Did you know Chickpeas are the oldest consumed crop in the world? Besides the historical fact, they doContinue reading “Falafel with Spinach and Cilantro”

Cauliflower Pizza with Asparagus, Kale and Mushrooms

Ok…. so this is not much of a recipe but more of the art of putting it all together…but I just had to post. Such an amazing crunch and taste that it leaves you craving for more. And it is healthy, nutritious and scrumptious. If Gluten bothers you, this is GF. My cauliflower pizza baseContinue reading “Cauliflower Pizza with Asparagus, Kale and Mushrooms”

Coconut Flour Tostadas with Cilantro Steak

Spicy tangy flavors seem to make everything better for me….the sense of the spice, the heat and the sour is a dance on the taste buds. In a quest to make gluten free tostadas I have experimented with flours quite a bit which have resulted in as many fails as successes. A combination of coconutContinue reading “Coconut Flour Tostadas with Cilantro Steak”

Lemongrass Lettuce Cups

There are so many varieties of lettuce available these days that it would make your head spin. Rich in vitamin A and K and deficient in calories, it is a low carb alternative that accompanies us in salads around the globe. Butterhead – Also known as Boston or Bibb lettuce has a sweet flavor and tender textureContinue reading “Lemongrass Lettuce Cups”

Zucchini Noodles with Turkey meatballs

When the spiralizer came into the house many months ago, we were thrilled to create exciting salads and dishes with spiralized beets, carrots, cucumber, zucchini etc….It is a fabulous tool and easy to visualize new and exciting recipes when you look at the pretty noodles of a wide array of vegetables. What I never reallyContinue reading “Zucchini Noodles with Turkey meatballs”

Banana Berry Cashew Cream Pie

Fresh raspberries, blackberries and strawberries are flourishing in the market now and you know you want to put them in everything including Banana cream pie! They are perfect this time of year. Just be careful to pick the organic one without the harmful pesticides. Not only I had the best bananas and berries on hand,Continue reading “Banana Berry Cashew Cream Pie”

Green Banana Walnut Kebabs with garlic greens

Raw or Green banana is just an unripe yellow banana but it is firm and not sweet. It needs to be cooked (boiled or fried) to bring out the taste. Nutritionally, the green banana is a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and contains a resistance starch that may help control blood sugar. ItContinue reading “Green Banana Walnut Kebabs with garlic greens”

Carrot Banana Bread with Almond Flour

Looking for healthier versions of tea time snacks and trying to use my bananas and carrots, I found a number of recipes in my google search. I have made  almond flour banana bread numerous times but wanted to add some carrot. I adapted  some recipes but the closet original of the the paleo recipe canContinue reading “Carrot Banana Bread with Almond Flour”

Banana Bread – gluten free

I have been experimenting with many variations of a gluten free banana bread recipe. The best so far has been a recipe I found in Elana’s Pantry at http://www.elanaspantry.com/paleo-banana-bread. This is a high protein Paleo recipe that hit the mark. The consistency is soft and juicy and the flavor nutty. This is an excellent snack toastedContinue reading “Banana Bread – gluten free”