Asian · Entrees · Recipes · Sides

Sushi Nori Wraps


These wraps are chocked full of raw veggies and eliminate the empty calories regular sushi rolls contain by omitting the rice. My hubby and I both are huge sushi fans, and I wanted to make some this week for dinner, but I didn’t want to take all the extra time to cook rice, then season… Continue reading Sushi Nori Wraps

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

Asian · Entrees · Sides

Sweet Orange Five Spice Stir Fry


Bring the bright and lively flavor of sweet oranges together with warm, exotic Chinese five spice powder in this quick and delicious stir fry recipe. Again, I found myself with random veggies sitting in the fridge and no specific recipe to make. Stir fry is pretty much the answer to the question of “what can… Continue reading Sweet Orange Five Spice Stir Fry

Classic American · Salads · Sides

Mashed Sunchokes with Sour Cream and Onion


I’ve been hearing about mashed cauliflower recently and I haven’t given it a try yet. Apparently it’s a craze right now to use it instead of potatoes, I suppose to cut carbs and such. Potatoes are good for you! Anyway…I’d heard of Jersusalem artichokes before, also known as sunchokes, but I had no idea what… Continue reading Mashed Sunchokes with Sour Cream and Onion

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

Entrees · Mexican · Recipes · Sandwiches · Sides

South of the Border Sandwich with Cilantro Lime Chili Pepper Hummus


I really love hummus, first of all. Garbanzo beans are a great source of vegetarian protein. I was hungry, needed to buy groceries, but proceeded to open the fridge. Hmm, bread. Hmm, fresh spinach. Do I see a sandwich in my future? What will I put on it? I look in the pantry…hmm garbanzo beans? My… Continue reading South of the Border Sandwich with Cilantro Lime Chili Pepper Hummus