Entrees · Mediterranean · Recipes · Salads

Falafel with Fattoush-Inspired Salad


I was having a craving for something fried, but didn’t want to go completely crazy and actually eat something fried. Whew, since fried things taste so bad! Ha! Falafel is kind of  like a hush puppy, but it’s made with chickpeas instead of cornmeal. The flavors are quite satisfactory and it goes great with Annie’s… Continue reading Falafel with Fattoush-Inspired Salad

Indian · Mediterranean · Sides

Roasted Chickpeas


Snack attack! Roasting chickpeas for little handful of delicious goodness is probably the best idea I’ve ever heard of. Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans are a great source of vegetarian protein and a good source of fiber. They’re a staple in many Indian foods and they’re what hummus is made of! If you want to… Continue reading Roasted Chickpeas

Dressings and Marinades · Entrees · Mediterranean · Sauces

Cauliflower Couscous and Lemon Dill Sauce


  Love couscous, but can’t have the gluten? Couscous is actually a pasta that looks like tiny little grains. For those of you who choose not to eat gluten or cannot consume it, using grated cauliflower is a great alternative. I highly recommend to grate the cauliflower; trying to chop it will take forever and… Continue reading Cauliflower Couscous and Lemon Dill Sauce

Entrees · Italian · Mediterranean · Sides

Italian Eggplant Stacks


Craving Italian food with a Mediterranean twist? Instead of using marinara sauce, which could potentially be really messy and runny in the oven, opt for using hummus instead. These mini eggplant stack pizzas are bursting full of the rich flavor of sun-dried tomato and Italian herbs. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and fresh… Continue reading Italian Eggplant Stacks

Classic American · Entrees · Italian · Mediterranean · Recipes · Sides

Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Hummus Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms


One food I used to eat all the time before I became more aware of nutritional values and health was the spinach and artichoke dip from TGI Fridays. Yes, good ol’ Friday’s. This spinach and artichoke hummus is excellent atop Portobello mushrooms, as in this recipe, as well as a great dip for pita or… Continue reading Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Hummus Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Classic American · Entrees · Mediterranean · Recipes · Sandwiches

Hummus & Tabbouleh Pitas


What quick and easy lunch menu item is tasty, filling and meatless? Why, this quick little ditty I made up yesterday. Make a meal  with vegan store-bought items in a snap, like these cute little pitas. 1 whole wheat pita bread 2 tbsp pre-made store-bought tabbouleh 2 tbsp hummus of choice (I chose roasted red… Continue reading Hummus & Tabbouleh Pitas