I recently shared a recipe for tabbouleh salad in which I mentioned how well it goes with a falafel-stuffed pita. (Mmm!) Did you think I would leave you hangin'? I'm a public (domain) servant, so here's the recipe for baked falafel balls: Baked Falafel Balls (click on the title for a printable version) Makes 30-36 Ingredients: 1/2 cup bulgur wheat 1 cup boiling water 1 can (15 oz) garbanzo … Continue reading the story "Baked Falafel"
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(update: this recipe was revised April 22, 2014 after I made the salad differently and got even BETTER reviews from my friends and family!) --------------------------------------------------- This salad is one of the best sides in all international cuisines! I love serving tabbouleh alongside a soft pita filled with falafel balls, lettuce, cucumber slices and tomato slices. Tabbouleh is a salad, which, at least in the American … Continue reading the story "Tabbouleh"
I was recently sent a recipe by my sweet niece Aubrey. Aubrey is 12 years-old and probably thinks it's *totally* awesome to eat a snack that looks like something you would feed your dog. Well, I agree. So after making a few minor changes to the recipe in order to streamline the process, I ended up with this: … Continue reading the story "Kids Snack: “Dog Food”"
I woke up this morning to the second day in a row of cancelled school for my kids due to frigid temperatures. It's not snowing or windy or anything. Just so bitterly cold that we are advised to stay indoors. So of course I got to baking right away! And then I thought about dinner, and about you, my loyal reader, and I thought it … Continue reading the story "Sweet & Thick Baked Beans"
A quick and easy snack for the kids: Peanut butter and apples. … Continue reading the story "Simple Peanut Butter Dip"
Football-watching food: Wings. Duh. However, traditional buffalo wings contain... (I know. You're thinking "buffalo." But that is incorrect.) ...chicken. And chickens are happier running around eating bugs and seeds than they are being pan-fried. But you may be on this veggie diet to shed a few pounds and stay healthy, so you are more concerned about avoiding the greasy skin & … Continue reading the story "Buffalo Wings"
It's the week before the "Big Game!" Are you drooling over the thought of the food more than the game itself? Me too!!! (Okay I totally get that I may be in the minority. I like football... alright. It's just that I like food WAY better.) This year the Broncos have made it to the final game, and I'm here in Colorado watching this absolute fervor … Continue reading the story "Beauty of a Fruit Platter"
I have the best friends! Just this morning, one of my fellow "nutrition-aware" friends shared this recipe with me. I have to say, it looks so good that I had made it and sampled it within an hour of receiving the recipe. Very good, VERY chocolatey, and very healthy! Sugar-free, fat-free, and nutrient-rich. This recipe comes to you courtesy of The Rawtarian. [caption id="attachment_365" align="alignnone" … Continue reading the story "Raw Brownie Recipe"
I'm not sure how many of my loyal readers have had this simple dish, but when I was growing up, it was a staple in my house. Usually served with ground beef mixed in, we have since found that it is perfectly delicious without the meat. And it's a very kid-friendly dish; I am always serving seconds to my chitlins. In fact, today I made … Continue reading the story "Goulash"
These crispy, salty seeds are made without any added fat! I used to obsess over coating my pumpkin seeds with butter and salt to achieve the right flavor. This rarely worked well because the butter goes rancid in a short time and the seeds never get light and crispy while cooking so they are quite hard … Continue reading the story "Roasted Pumpkin Seeds"