Meatless Monday: Tofu, Quinoa and Beans Chili

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We all know from the countless scientific studies that constantly inundate us that eating vegetarian meals all or most of the time can prove extremely beneficial for us. The benefits of making this dietary change vary all the way from … Continue reading

Cauliflower Broccoli Quinoa Burgers/Tikkis

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I’m always looking for ways to sneak vegetables into meals, and making this Cauliflower Broccoli Quinoa burger is a fantastic way to accomplish that. It totally transforms these veggies into these wonderful, flavorful, juicy burgers – or Tikkis (Indian street … Continue reading

Baked Falafels

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One of the first Middle Eastern foods that I ever tried was a Falafel wrap (along with Tabbouleh and Hummus)! I was instantly hooked; I just couldn’t get enough of them. But when we moved from Ohio to Massachusetts, we … Continue reading

Super Nutty Granola Bars

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The ubiquitous granola bar:  portable, filling, nutritious, and delicious! I completely love them! But my only issue with them is their unpronounceable ingredients. From there began my journey of experimenting with different combinations of nuts and fats to create a … Continue reading

Spicy Hummus

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Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip that has become popular globally. It is now the go-to spread/dip for vegetable crudités, pita chips, pita bread, chicken/fish sandwiches, falafel and wraps. There are probably many variations available in just about any local … Continue reading

Dietary Fiber: The Fabric of our Healthy Diet

Most people are pretty familiar with the correlation between fiber and regularity. These days if you watch TV for even a little while, you will notice how we are inundated with ads for medications related to maintaining regularity and good stomach health. But rather than go down that path, we should understand why fiber is crucial to our general health and that we need to make sure that we eat enough of it on a daily basis.  Continue reading