All posts filed under: Couscous, Bulgur, Quinoa & Co.

Barley Bowl with Lemon-Spinach Pesto

Barley Bowl with Lemon-Spinach Pesto‏

Okay, I finally understand the ingenuousness of “health bowls”—it’s a fabulous way to enjoy a healthy one-bowl-meal using a mix of grains, fresh vegetables and whatever else you have on hand. In this case, a healthy better-than-rice bowl of barley, fresh spinach, sweet dried cranberries, and toasted pine nuts. End result — an ultra-satisfying, easy […]

Middle Eastern Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas with Bulgur Recipe with Cilantro, Cucumber and Pine Nuts

Middle Eastern Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas with Bulgur

I love simple salads that simply taste good. I when I say good, I mean good with a capital “G”. And guess where the awesomeness starts… in the oven. Imagine this… roasted sumac tomatoes AND roasted cumin-spiced chickpeas. Together… side by side! Then this delicious duo is tossed together in a simple bulgur salad with […]

simple and healthy recipe for a roasted carrot, spelt and lentil salad paired with classic middle-eastern of flavors like cumin, sumac and za'tar

Za’atar Roasted Carrot, Spelt and Lentil Salad

Oops I did it again. Made another salad I love. Yes, more salad love! A spelt and lentil salad with za’atar roasted carrots, some tasty herbs and toasted almonds — cause every salad needs a little crunch. The dressing is made with eastern Mediterranean spices or shall I say Middle Eastern? Nevertheless, these are three […]

Roasted Asparagus Salad that features roasted white asparagus, tossed with tender baby spinach in a creamy tahini dressing. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

What you are looking at is a spinach and roasted asparagus salad tossed in a tasty lemon tahini dressing. Okay, for some this may sound like an odd combination, but it works. It really works! The inspiration from this salad stemmed from 1) a peek inside my fridge I remembered that I bought some first […]

Moroccan-Style Quinoa Salad with oranges, pomegranate, almonds, mint, parsley and capers. Vegan and Gluten-free

Moroccan-Style Quinoa Salad

Spices are used extensively in Moroccan food, meaning most Moroccan dishes call for a whole cupboard full of spices, which is why the list is long for the salad dressing. Count ’em. There’s 7 different spices. Though, just imagine, the celebrated Moroccan spice mixture ras el hanout is made up of 27 spices! So comparatively, […]

vegan and gluten-free one-pot cauliflower, millet, and chickpea curry recipe

One-Pot Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry with Millet

This vegan and gluten-free one-pot cauliflower, millet, and chickpea curry is stick-to-your ribs good. Perfect for those winter months! The fresh garlic and ginger, chili, coconut milk, and spices — like curry powder and garam masala paste give the whole thing a ton of pure delicious flavor. And here’s a little secret — there’s grated […]

Lentil Quinoa Eggplant Salad Recipe, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Lentil Quinoa Eggplant Salad

Listen up aubergine-adverse. Here’s an eggplant recipe that fully disguises my favorite purple vegetable. A warm lentil quinoa eggplant salad. The secret is always in the sauce. The trick… peeled eggplant that is slow cooked in a tomato-y sauce with a little chili and cayenne until tender. Okay, of course I could recognise that there […]

Roasted Hokkaido Pumpkin and Barley Salad

Roasted Hokkaido Pumpkin and Barley Salad

This roasted hokkaido pumpkin and barley salad is proof that fall has definitely arrived! Which means I have moved on from light summery salads to more substantial ones; salads made from seasonal vegetables like pumpkins, root vegetables, and my favorite… kale. Despite the arrival of autumn, I have yet to reach the soup state. Right […]

Pear Quinoa Salad with Arugula & Roasted Hazelnuts, Parmesan, Orange Dressing

Pear Quinoa Salad with Arugula and Roasted Hazelnuts

Light and healthy this pear quinoa salad with arugula and roasted hazelnuts is not like your ordinary bunny food. Yes, of course it’s a salad, but it’s a salad that’s packed with nutrient-dense, plant-based protein. Yes, we can thank quinoa’s super abilities as a complete protein for that. Plus there’s some hazelnuts in the mix […]