Saturday, August 31, 2019

Wild Blueberry Slushy

Low calorie blueberry slushy
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This wild blueberry dessert is almost like blueberry ice cream, but a little slushier! Sometimes I'm in the mood for something cold, rich, and creamy but don't want to consume the calories or fat that are in traditional ice cream. In those moments, I make myself a decadent wild blueberry slushy low calorie dessert in just 5 minutes!  

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Russian Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

sweet and sour cabbage soup - vegan

Are you looking for a delicious soup recipe that the entire family will love?  This sweet and sour cabbage soup tastes like a tangy vegetable soup. My husband who is a lemon lover thought it was exceptional.

It is naturally gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and soy free- ideal for a group with diverse eating needs. It is also a perfect Passover soup. 

Fabulous Hummus Appetizer

hummus appetizer with olives, roasted tomatoes, and chick peas

Need a fabulous appetizer for your next party? Try this homemade hummus appetizer. It's a whole party of mezze in one. 

Mezze is a word associated with Middle Eastern appetizers which basically means small plates that are made with the intention of stimulating one's appetite.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Spinach, Capers and Cauliflower Rice Side Dish

Low carb spinach side dish

This cauliflower rice and spinach side dish is a low carb, light, and fluffy recipe that is absolutely delicious. It is a quick and easy recipe that is a life saver for me in the summer when I don't feel like doing "real" cooking, yet I want something satisfying, low calorie, and low carb.

Zero Points on Weight Watchers
In fact, if you are following Weight Watchers this is considered a zero point side dish! Yay!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Vegetable Pakora Appetizers

Do you like Indian Cuisine?
I frequently order vegetable pakora appetizers when I dine in our local Indian restaurant.As much as I enjoy them, I never thought of actually making them at home. It turns out they are easy to make, baked, and very tasty!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Wordless Wednesday - The Shook in Jerusalem

A few photos from my trip this past May to Israel, Spain, Portugal,
Tangiers Morocco
for Wordless Wednesday : The Shook In Jerusalem

The  Shook ( marketplace) in the old city of Jerusalem 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Cucumber Melon Gazpacho

chilled fruit gazpacho

You know what they say, "cold soup is hot in the summer"!

This chilled cucumber melon gazpacho is a perfect hot humid weather soup.
The combination of sweet melon blended with juicy cucumber is light, not too sweet, and refreshing.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Wordless Wednesday-Parsley Caterpillars

Wordless Wednesday 

These beautiful green and black caterpillars ate every morsel of my parsley plant. One day it was lush and full of parsley and the next day all the curly parsley was stripped and gone!

So much for growing herbs on my deck!!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Pasta Puttanesca Bowl

raw tomato sauce

Sometimes you are just in the mood for a big bowl of pasta (gluten free of course) with a great healthy topping.Whether you make traditional (gluten free) pasta or zucchini spiral pasta, this vegan Puttanesca sauce is sure to delight your taste buds especially in the summer when fresh produce it at it's peak. No cooking necessary!!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Healthy Vegan Wraps

Bright green collard greens stuffed with mixed colorful raw vegetables, a little avocado, and some flavorful hummus, make a satisfying vegan lunch and a delicious way to eat more greens!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Roasted Summer Zucchini Soup

summer zucchini soup

Soup in the summer? Why not? 
Don't overlook this exceptional soup just because its hot outside. 
What spells summer more than fresh basil, fresh mint, and zucchini?

sliced zucchini

Summer soups can be enjoyed hot or chilled. Personally, I like my soup hot. However, if you prefer, this soup tastes equally as good chilled or at room temperature.