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Soy Chorizo Vegan Chili

We are so behind on our post schedule it's not even funny but I figured as long as I'm not posting this recipe in June, we're cool (your standards change when you're a parent of two). So March is less than a week away but that means NOTHING here in Michigan because our weather is… Continue reading Soy Chorizo Vegan Chili

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Banana Honey Walnut Toasts

Although Ramadan ended over a month ago, we are still having a difficult time breaking some of our Ramadan schedule and habits. Not only do we still stay up pretty late (midnight is the norm for me), but we also eat like mice early in the morning because it feels strange to fill up right… Continue reading Banana Honey Walnut Toasts

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Healthy Homemade Butterfingers

My brother recently brought over a PB&J  Chobani Flip for me because he's experimenting with "healthier" snacking and wanted me to try it out. Ignoring the fact that it had 18 grams of sugar, the crunchy peanut topping was quite good and reminded me instantly of the popular candy bar Butterfinger; something I haven't had… Continue reading Healthy Homemade Butterfingers

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Lebanese Stuffed Eggplants (Sheikh al-Mahshi)

Growing up in a Lebanese household meant that eggplant was no stranger to the dinner table. One of my favorite eggplant dishes was (and still is) Sheikh-al Mahshi; a Lebanese casserole made of golden fried eggplants topped with spiced beef or lamb and cooked in a light tomato sauce. My father, who loved to cook… Continue reading Lebanese Stuffed Eggplants (Sheikh al-Mahshi)

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Mexican Rainbow Rice Bowls

It's almost the end of September and I'm starting to panic because my due date for baby #2 is less than two months away. I have no name picked out and I'm nowhere near as ready or organized as I need to be. Luckily, I am finding some success with meal planning in the sense… Continue reading Mexican Rainbow Rice Bowls

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Simple Kafta Pita Pizzas

I've never been a picky eater and I enjoy many many foods but there will always be a special place in my heart for kafta pizza. For me, it conjures up memories of busy weeknights in high school filled with homework deadlines, violin lessons, and soccer practice. It was for those days, mom or dad… Continue reading Simple Kafta Pita Pizzas

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Summer Spring Rolls

  I don't know about the rest of you but we have been having a HOT summer here in Michigan. It's already unbearable with 90% humidity some days but add pregnancy to the equation and it's a totally different ballgame. As a family we love having fresh, homemade food at the ready but when it's… Continue reading Summer Spring Rolls

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Potato Kibbeh (faux Lebanese steak tartare/kibbeh nayeh)

Oh pregnancy cravings. You always have a way of being exactly what I'm not supposed to have. While we don't eat a lot of red meat in our diet, I repeatedly craved kibbeh nayeh (a Lebanese dish made of fresh raw meat, bulgur, and spices) during my first pregnancy and now find myself craving it… Continue reading Potato Kibbeh (faux Lebanese steak tartare/kibbeh nayeh)

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Cinnamon French Toast Granola

Who doesn't like french toast? Cinnamon buttery goodness topped with sweet sticky maple syrup. Now imagine that same flavor in the form of a healthy snack. I recently started making my own granola and I just had to share how easy it is. Many recipes I found called for honey but I was craving the… Continue reading Cinnamon French Toast Granola

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No-Waste Slow Cooker Vegetable Broth

We are constantly trying to find new ways to recycle and reduce waste so when I attended a food demonstration at the healthcare system where I work, I was super excited when the cook revealed her secret for making use of unwanted vegetable scraps. Instead of throwing away the peels, ends, and cores of vegetables,… Continue reading No-Waste Slow Cooker Vegetable Broth