Posts Tagged ‘Vegetarian’

  • I am a web designer by day and a food enthusiast by night. I'm originally from the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area but moved to the west coast (first OR an now CA) two years ago. Prior to that I spent two years in France and Spain. Living in Europe not only made me a much more experimental cook, but also taught me about the importance of improvising in a recipe -- because on most days I could never find all of the ingredients I needed!

    I try to use fresh/seasonal market ingredients when available and I add hot peppers to pretty much everything (so watch out!). I hope you enjoy my recipes and feel free to share.

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    *All recipes are my own unless otherwise noted.
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Baked Bell Pepper Stuffed With Misr Wot (Ethiopian Lentil Stew)

I’ve always loved Ethiopian food since I can first remember trying it but ever since visiting the country, I have been absolutely craving the cuisine! You can make berbere from scratch, or you can be lazy like me and purchase from Amazon.com. This recipe is...

by admin on August 5th, 2015
No Comments  Ethnic, Mains, Vegetarian

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Israeli Couscous with Sautéed Squash, Goat Cheese & Toasted Pine Nuts

The way I typically shop is by going to the local farmer’s market or grocery store and seeing what seasonal fruits and vegetables they have in stock. I had never seen grey squash before (or at least not noticed it) so I decided to experiment...

by admin on July 28th, 2015
No Comments  Salads, Sides, Vegetarian

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White Bean Salad over Arugula

If you’re like me and eat salads ALL THE TIME, you probably get very bored! This salad is a nice break from the traditional and is filling and packed with protein-rich Cannellini beans. Serves: 2 as a meal, 4 as a side Ingredients: 13 oz. box...

by admin on December 28th, 2014
No Comments  Salads, Vegetarian

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Lemon Garlic Soba Noodles with Kale & Avocado

I’ve been on a kale kick for the past week (plus I have so much of it from the store) so I thought of this fun way to throw it together with some delicious ingredients for a simple, yet satisfying, weeknight meal. Serves: 2 Ingredients:...

by admin on July 9th, 2014
No Comments  Mains, Vegetarian

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Arugula, Watermelon and Feta Salad

This arugula, watermelon and feta salad is the PERFECT salad for summer, by itself or as a side. I served this salad with grilled lamb chops and it complemented it wonderfully. Serves: 4 Ingredients: For the vinaigrette: 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1/4 cup...

by admin on July 6th, 2014
No Comments  Salads, Vegetarian

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Lemon Grass & Ginger Tofu Bowls

Any time I find lemongrass at the supermarket I HAVE to buy it — this time was at the Whole Foods in Ft Lauderdale. This dish is great for a “quick” (I say quick because the brown basmati rice seems to take FOREVER to cook),...

by admin on May 7th, 2014
No Comments  Ethnic, Vegetarian

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Romaine Tacos with Cumin Quinoa Filling

I haven’t posted many recipes since moving back to the U.S. partially because I have been cooking less (sigh) and partially because things have been hectic trying to settle back in! I found this recipe online and thought it sounded so good…and it was! I...

by admin on February 26th, 2014
No Comments  Mains, Vegetarian

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Garlic Kale & Mushrooms

I picked up this recipe while at a new supermarket in Ft Lauderdale, Fresh Market. It went great with a juicy steak, but if you are a vegetarian, it could be a delicious meal all on it’s own. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil...

by admin on February 20th, 2014
No Comments  Salads, Sides, Vegetarian

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Black Bean Soup

Black bean soup is great as a starter or as a meal by itself and it pretty easy to make, even without using canned black beans! Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 (BPA-free!) can of black beans, with liquid (to substitute with dry beans: prepare them as...

by admin on November 25th, 2013
No Comments  Soups

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Red Pepper Soup

This fall has been all about soups for me so when I found this recipe I thought I would give it a try and it was wonderful! This red pepper soup can be served hot or cold with a dollop of crème fraîche. Serves: 6...

by admin on November 17th, 2013
No Comments  Soups, Vegetarian