How to make the Perfect One Pan Black Rice (Forbidden) with Salmon

 

  This is an amazing nutty flavored one pan black rice (a.k.a. forbidden rice) with salmon. It comes together in an easy three step process. First the pecans are toasted until fragrant and lightly brown (walnuts are a good substitute). It’s all about cooking everything in the same pan . For this I use a…

Root Vegetables with Lentils Soup

 

 These types of root vegetable were the kind I grew up eating; we ate them cooked in many different ways, including soups. The combination of what types of root vegetables goes into a soup are endless. I find that the root vegetables used in this soup were the best combination – they are perfectly delicious,…

Rustic Tomato Carrot Soup| A vegetarian vegan friendly healthy soup

 

 Tomato soup is delicious, healthy and loaded with nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. This recipe is simple to make and very tasty. The carrots added a slight sweetness to the dish without added sweetener. A slightly healthier version of roux was added to thicken the broth. The roux used ghee instead of butter and it still…

Chicken Stew | Mediterranean Spices

 

 This chicken stew is one of our favorites. A whole chicken, cut up into serving pieces are simmered slowly in a deliciously flavored broth with vegetables. For this stew variation, the spices are influenced by the Mediterranean- nutmeg, turmeric, and cinnamon adds a depth of earthy yet warm flavors. The turmeric addsmors earthiness as well…

White Beans with Veggies Soup

 

 This is one of the best Cannellini Beans vegetarian and vegan friendly soup. Cannellini beans gives it a very creamy texture without adding cream. The use of fresh fennel adds a slight sweet but mild flavor and when used in conjunction with carrots in this recipe it truly adds a delightful flavor. Fennel seeds were…

Portobello Mushroom Veggie Broth – Stock

 

 Make this broth/stock once and you may never purchase veggie stock from the grocery store again. This is a healthier and richer version of vegetable stock. It comes together perfectly – the amazing portobello mushrooms are the star ingredient, with zucchini and parsnips for added depth to the flavor. When making the broth it’s important…

Quinoa with Roasted Portobello, Ground Turkey and Veggies – a healthy meal

 

 This Quinoa dish is one of our favorite healthy comfort food. The combo of the portobello, bell pepper, quinoa and amazing spices with fresh herbs really feels comforting while maintaining amazing health benefits. This dish is versatile enough to convert it into a vegetarian or vegan friendly meal. This recipe was designed to layer the…

Miso Soup with Leftover Turkey Meatballs and Veggies

 

 For a very long time we have been in love with Miso soup. It typically used to be the kind you get at the start of your meal in an Asian restaurant (depending on what your meal was).Miso soup was one of the soups we made in culinary school and since then I’ve been making…

Turkey Meatballs with Salad and Vinaigrette

 

 This turkey meatballs are a family favorite. It’s got an abundance of beautiful flavors, Asian inspired, and they are rather easy to make. These were originally created for my Miso Soup Meatball recipe. Since then I’ve been using them in the soup as well as in this awesome salad and vinaigrette combination. They can also…