Mock Tuna Salad

March 24, 2017

Mock Tuna Salad


First off, I have to talk about how delicious this is.
Every time I eat this Mock Tuna Salad (as in “tuna”) I’m literally like “Oh yeah man, this is awesome!
Though I love me a classic tuna fish sandwich — which has been my classic lunch choice for many years, especially in college — this vegetarian alternative is just as good (maybe even better?) and doesn’t make me miss the tangy, creamy lunchtime treat.

3-Ingredient Brown Sugar and Mustard Glazed Salmon

March 22, 2017

3-Ingredient Brown Sugar and Mustard Glazed Salmon


Today I have a new entry in the much-neglected seafood category on this blog.
It’s a known fact that I am almost fish-averse.
Sure, I’ve come around to salmon and tuna but for the most part my seafood appreciation level is pathetically low.
If you ever invite me out for sushi, I will never say no but don’t be surprised if I order only avocado sushi and cucumber sushi.
Raw fish is still a step too far for me. I mean I can eat it, of course, and I’ve done it many times but I don’t find any pleasure or satisfaction in it.

(Flourless) Chocolate Beet Cake with Chocolate Avocado Frosting

March 20, 2017

(Flourless) Chocolate Beet Cake with Chocolate Avocado Frosting


It was recently pointed out to me that this blog lacks cake recipes and the reason, I am sad to say, is that I don’t bake many cakes.
That is not to say that I don’t like baking cakes, I just don’t do it that often.
When a craving for cake strikes, usually mug cakes come to the rescue. Truth is, I surely don't need an entire cake laying around the house, with the risk of polishing the entire thing off.
If y’all know what I mean...

Broccoli Flatbread

March 16, 2017

Broccoli Flatbread


I don’t mean to sound corny but this broccoli flatbread is MMM MMM GOOD.
Made with only 3 ingredients (if you don’t count salt and pepper), these Broccoli flatbread not only are super easy to whip up but are also incredibly yummy, super colorful, and since they’re made with broccoli (aka one of the healthiest vegetable there is) they’re also good for you.
Wanna hear more?
I bet you do.

Chef John's Meatless Meatballs

March 14, 2017

Chef John's Meatless Meatballs


For me, the true test of any alternative meatless recipe is whether I would eat it again. Based on taste and texture alone, and not just because it’s meatless.
In this case, I would. Oh yeah man, I definitely would!
It’s not like I’m giving up real meatballs or anything, but trust me when I say that these are without a shred of doubt the most delicious vegetarian-friendly meatballs ever.

Easy Crock-Pot Bourbon Chicken

March 10, 2017

Easy Crock-Pot Bourbon Chicken


You know a recipe is a total winner when you make it year after year, you still love it like the first time, and you never get bored of it.
So you might ask why am I posting this Easy Crock-Pot Bourbon Chicken only today?
It’s a valid question. And the answer is: I don’t know.
Plus it’s like I’m under some legal obligation to share all of my recipes with you.
And say I invite you over for dinner and when it is time to eat I serve you chickpea tikka masala, lemon garlic chicken zoodles or cauliflower grilled cheese. You’ll be probably like “Uhm okay is that it? I know these recipes already…
Which is precisely the reason why I need to keep some recipes secret.
Mmmkay?

Spinach-Mozzarella Stuffed Burgers

March 7, 2017

Spinach-Mozzarella Stuffed Burgers


I know I'm not reinventing the wheel here. Stuffed hamburgers have been around since at least 1954 but it seems like they have been a bit of a trend the past few years.
Sometimes called inside-out burgers — because cheese and other traditional topping ingredients are folded inside the burger — stuffed burgers offer a surprising burst of flavor and some believe that the stuffing also helps keep the meat itself more moist and juicy.
The most notorious stuffed burger is, of course,  the Juicy Lucy: a cheeseburger that has the cheese inside the meat patty instead of on top, resulting in a melted core of cheese within the patty.

Vitamin C Bomb Smoothie

March 3, 2017

Vitamin C Bomb Smoothie
Is it me or it looks like spring is finally in the air?
The temperatures are still pretty chilly but the forecast says it will start warming up soon and the days are getting longer and lighter, if you know what I mean.
Although the approaching change in season has us rejoicing for the sunshine, warm weather, and blooming flowers that it brings, it also has us bracing for allergies and seasonal colds to flare up.
No matter how much you love spring, colds and allergies are not fun.
Luckily, there are natural ways to fend them off.
Such as charging on Vitamin C, which is considered the "muscle" of the immune system.

Rainbow Salad with Parsley Lemon Vinaigrette

March 1, 2017

Rainbow Salad with Parsley Lemon Vinaigrette


When it comes to salads, I’m confident that you already know everything there is to know.
We could have a conversation about it, which would be as follows: “Is it healthy? Of course it is! It’s a salad, isn’t it?”
I mean, as long as it vaguely resembles a salad, it must be good for you, right?
And I’m also sure you’re eating salad for any of the earnest reasons that one usually eats a salad: A desire for healthy greens, fresh veggies and, of course, to get ready for swimsuit season in like no time.
But seriously salad can be delicious, filling enough, and of course healthy.