Happy Crab Dip

If you’ve had hearts of palm, you maybe thought “this tastes exactly like crab!” Hearts of palm are the edible buds of palm trees and you can find them packed in water. I made this recipe remembering my childhood trips to my Grandparent’s home in Maryland. We’d eat fresh crab at the shore, and though…

Baked Falafel Patties

Falafel is a beloved dish originally from the Middle East, made with spiced mashed chickpeas formed into balls or fritters and often deep-fried. This baked falafel recipe is a favorite I developed as an alternative to the greasy, dry falafels you find from street vendors. Falafel should be healthy, flavorful, moist and crispy. So I came…

Cucumber Rolls

These appetizer rolls are filled with an Italian-inspired seed paste. They’re actually really easy and super fun to make. They’re almost-raw, gluten-free, and oil-free. Gather ye earthy ingredients: Using a mandolin, you’ll slice the cucumbers like so: Adding the yummy filling, then roll em up: Friends, if you try this lovely recipe, let us know! Leave a…

Jicama Salad

Jicama is a delightfully sweet and crunchy root veggie, choke full of vitamins and minerals. It’s high in fiber so it can help promote weight loss and digestion. If you’ve never tried it, imagine the texture of an Asian pear crossed with the flavor of sweet celery. It’s lovely! Paired with this tangy, creamy dressing, this…

Smoky Black Bean Dip

Black beans are a wonder food! High in protein and fiber, they benefit the bones, heart, and digestive track. They protect against high-cholesterol, obesity, cancer and inflammation. And this dip happens to be totally addictive! I housed the whole mouth-watering batch for lunch today. I was trying to save some for hubby, but… you snooze,…

Twice-Baked Cheesy Potatoes

Potatoes are your best friend! If you’re afraid of potatoes because of any residual carb-aphobia caused by the Atkins hoopla a decade ago, please read on… Potatoes have been *the* staple food in the Andes for a millennia. The British colonists brought them back to Ireland in the 1700s. One of the world’s superfoods, potatoes are…

Oil-free Curly Fries

These crispy little delicacies are oil-free and so fun to eat! They’re even fun to make! You’ll need a Spiralizer, an inexpensive appliance that curls veggies into noodles, fries, and spirals. This snack is a great low-fat option for carb-ing up. Switch out the dip for tomato puree and it’ll be zero fat! Preparing the fries:…