tuna and caper deviled eggs

tuna and caper deviled eggs

Easy deviled eggs made with tuna and capers is the perfect recipe for any summer party! On several occasions my co-workers and I have ordered deviled eggs at restaurants in downtown Palo Alto and I’ve always been sorely disappointed. Aside from a couple instances of under-seasoned eggs, the restaurant appetizers always tasted great but I […]

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Persian eggplant lentil stew – gheymeh bademjan

persian eggplant lentil stew gheymeh bademjan

My passion for cooking started many years ago as a desire to eat anything other than the constant Persian food being served at my house. Ironically enough, one of my favorite things to cook nowadays is the delicious food of my beloved homeland. Gheymeh Bademjan (eggplant lentil stew) is one of my all time favorite […]

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vegan dark chocolate mousse

A vegan dark chocolate mousse that is smooth, chocolatey and completely free of refined sugars – let me at it! My husband, the life coach and fitness trainer, is taking his personal fitness to the next level by removing refined sugars from his life. Focusing on team wins is one of our relationship values so I’ve […]

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classic beef stew

I have this classic beef stew cooking and the house is filled with fragrances of rosemary, red wine, and beef. The simmering stew fogs up the windows and warms the house on a crisp December day. Nothing comforts me more than a hot bowl of stew on a cold day – I hope you enjoy cooking […]

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quinoa turkey stuffed peppers

easy stuffed peppers

Make ahead quinoa turkey stuffed peppers are packed with protein – this is what’s for dinner tonight! Six months of marriage down and many more blissful years to go!  The first few months of marriage have been nothing short of magic. Kenny is my best friend and biggest supporter and he’s incredibly easy to love. I’ve […]

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dark chocolate almond biscotti

This dark chocolate almond biscotti is made with coconut sugar and whole wheat flour and it’s absolutely delicious! bis·cot·ti {biˈskädē/}: a delicious Italian cookie that is twice baked and perfectly dunkable! It took me about 10 bakes to perfect this healthy “twice-baked” cookie recipe! Batch number 5 of my almond biscotti finally turned out the […]

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roasted veggie beef chili

beef and roasted veggie chili

Make this one pot roasted veggie beef chili dinner Sunday night and eat for several days during the week! A personal vow I made after getting married just a few months ago is to always serve my family a home cooked dinner. I live and work full time in Silicon Valley, where the pace of […]

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blueberry lemon smoothie bowl

blueberry lemon smoothie bowl

This blueberry lemon smoothie bowl is the perfect breakfast or snack for a hot summer day! Lemon and blueberry have always been good friends!  Lemon brings out the delicious brightness in blueberries and both parties host a ton of health benefits!   Lemons give your body Vitamin C so you amp up your immune system […]

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Mexican hot chocolate banana ice cream

Mexican hot chocolate banana ice cream

A delicious chocolate treat with a secret kick; this Mexican hot chocolate flavored dessert is my favorite banana ice cream variation to date!  The coconut cream adds extra richness and helps bring out the chocolate flavors of the cacao powder.  You secretly mix in dashes of warm cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne pepper that hits […]

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peanut butter protein squares

peanut butter protein squares

These gluten free peanut butter protein squares are small but they pack a big punch!  The best way to enjoy them (in my humble opinion) is 15-30 minutes before a workout so you have energy to work hard without feeling too stuffed to move! Especially if you work out early in the morning, like I […]

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beef enchilada casserole

beef enchilada casserole

Beef enchilada casserole is the perfect meal when you’re in the mood for Mexican food but you’re too lazy to wrap individual enchiladas! The addition of lean ground beef gives you a healthy dose of protein and keeps you full for longer!

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paleo chocolate banana muffins

paleo banana chocolate muffins

Here is a recipe I’ve been dreaming about for some time – paleo chocolate banana muffins!  Those who know me well understand my deep love of breakfast.; more specifically, breakfast pastries!  I’m constantly experimenting with ways to make traditional flour-sugar-butter-type pastries much healthier for you.    These paleo muffins combine two of my favorite flavors (chocolate […]

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rosewater cardamom lazy oats

rosewater cardamom lazy oats

Rosewater cardamom lazy oats is a delicious, quick breakfast that requires ZERO active cooking time!  All you need for this exotic twist to the “overnight” sensation (get it? overnight oats?!….okay I’m done 🙂 )  is a few ingredients and a fridge!

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vegan banoffee pie

vegan banoffee pie

Vegan banoffee pie recipe that you can make during the warm summer months without turning on the stove! Banana + Toffee = Banoffee!  The traditional recipe for this delicious pie calls for condensed milk and butter.  Although delicious, sugar and saturated fat are not exactly on the list of “super foods” and should only be […]

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