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Chickpea salad recipe with carrots and zucchini, vegan

Vegan Chickpea Salad with Carrots and Zucchini

Healthy, flavorful, filling and fast! There’s so much good going on here with this simple chickpea salad. The carrots and zucchini get julienned into little matchsticks, then tossed with freshly podded green peas, sun-dried tomatoes, toasted seeds and a simple roasted sesame oil dressing (oh yeah… and a little garlic – cause I think everything […]

Recipe for creamy smoked salmon pasta with peas, crème fraîche and dill

Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta with Peas

So hello to a delicious heaping pile of noodles. Busy people out there…this creamy smoked salmon pasta with peas wants to be your dinner tonight! It’s super fast and easy to prepare and tastes just as great as what they are serving up any Italian restaurant in my neighborhood. So stay in tonight and spoil […]

Orzo Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Red Pepper and Olives

Orzo Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Red Pepper and Olives

Summer was made for salads like this. Mediterranean salads such as this simple vegetarian orzo salad packed with light and fresh summery flavors. Sweet heirloom cherry tomatoes, garden fresh herbs, lemony undertones, French Niçoise olives marinated in flavorful oil with rosemary leaves, sweet pointed red pepper and some subtle heat and extra flavor from fresh […]

hummus flavored with cumin, cayenne and sumac

Quick Hummus with Sumac

The secret to a good traditional hummus is really no secret. The ingredients are simple: chickpeas, tahini, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. Nothing more, nothing less — a simple middle-eastern classic made from best quality and fresh ingredients. I do love that there are so many creative variations, fusions and fresh flavors that […]

Mango Insalata Caprese

Mango Insalata Caprese

Insalata caprese (meaning, the salad from Capri) is the perfect summertime dish. I first experienced how delicious mangos in a caprese salad could be while enjoying a Thursday night (a.k.a. “little Friday”) get together with friends at a neighboring café that serves up authentic Italian slow food. The great thing about this salad is that […]

Bulgur Salad with Fresh Herbs and Lemon

Bulgur Salad with Fresh Herbs and Lemon

Here’s a beautiful, insanely delicious and very do-able recipe using whole foods. Bulgar (sometimes referred to as cracked wheat) is packed with a wealth of fiber and B vitamins and makes a fabulously nourishing and quick addition to any meal because even though it’s a whole wheat grain, it’s been cracked and partially pre-cooked to […]