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

Protein: Add Some Muscle to Your Food!

What exactly are proteins?

A big misconception is that consuming protein is mostly important for athletes or people who work out a lot. That is simply not true. Protein is an essential component of our diet, and, is in fact critical for our health.  It is even called a macronutrient like carbohydrates and fats, since all three of these are required in large quantities by the body (unlike vitamins and minerals – micronutrients that are required in smaller quantities). In our bodies, all of our cells, tissues, skin, muscles, blood, bones and organs are mainly comprised of proteins. Even enzymes, hormones and other chemicals are made up of proteins (Osterweil).

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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