Dark Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars

My boyfriend is not a fan of beans and legumes which makes it hard to share meals since I’m a vegetarian, so I decided to do something sneaky….I decided to hide chickpeas in healthy-ish dessert. I adapted this peanut butter bar recipe from chef and food blogger Alyssa Gagarin. Let me tell you, they are…

Edible Weeds–No, not THAT kind.

More often than not, gardeners are fighting against mother nature by doing a certain pesky and back breaking job…weeding. But you know what? I have to admit that I actually like weeding a lot. For some reason I find pleasure in the repetitive nature of plucking leaves to make room for my beloved plants. And…

Kale-icious Lime Soup

It’s still a bit chilly here in New York City, but I’m hopeful that the weather will start to warm up soon. Cold windy nights call for soup so I want to share with you a recipe that I made during a cooking class at the West Village’s Haven’s Kitchen (my work place <3). The…

Hummus Where the Heart Is

My love for hummus started when I first went to Israel as a teenager. The creaminess and richness from the olive oil, the hint of Middle Eastern spices of cumin and cayenne, makes every bite feel indulgent. Fresh hummus is served in most Israeli restaurants as either an appetizer or part of a main course….

Healthy Green St. Patty’s Day Recipes

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day this weekend I thought I would share a few green recipes. No, you will not find any green food coloring in these recipes, as they all feature ingredients that are naturally green and good for you. From spinach waffles to green smoothies, these colorful recipes are jam packed with…

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

After busy long work and school days, cooking weeknight dinners can be a challenge. That’s where slow cookers come in and save the day. Slow cookers are a great way to save time and energy in the kitchen while also adding depth and flavor to dishes. From soups, breads, and even yogurt, these magic gadgets…

What’s in Season: March

Although we’ve had a pretty mild winter, March is finally here! It’s not quite winter, but it’s not quite spring either. It’s an exciting time as spring produce begins to bloom this month and we say goodbye to the final days of winter. Farmer’s markets will soon pop up all over the city again as…

5 Ways to Sneak Veggies into Any Meal

Everybody says that we could eat more vegetables in our diet. This may seem easy and simple to some, but difficult for others, especially among picky eaters. After becoming a vegetarian for a moment in time and experimenting in the kitchen, I found that adding vegetables to a meal not only bulks it up, but…

5 Egg Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less

Eggs are one of my favorite ingredients to work with as they are a blank canvas and can be cooked in several different ways. I always like to slap an egg or two on many of my weeknight meals as they are a cheap, filling, and healthy protein. One of my favorite meals to make…

Coconut Ginger Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes, oh how much I adore you. The nutrient-dense starchy root vegetable gets me through the rough winter with its sweet, yet tough skin. My favorite vegetable is great in soups, stews, or just simply roasted by itself. When cooking sweet potatoes, I like to keep it simple by using ingredients that will elevate…

What’s in Season: February

  It’s been a while since I last posted so I thought I would revamp my blog and give you some updates! To summarize the last few months, I started grad school at NYU Steinhardt’s Food Studies program, said goodbye to Atlanta and hello to the Big Apple. Living in NYC has been an incredible…

Container Gardening: Herbs and Vegetables

If you live in a small space or apartment like I do, planting vegetables may seem daunting, but it is fairly easy. There are a variety of plants that thrive in containers. Creating a container garden is a great way to grow your own vegetables and herbs, whether you’re short on space, don’t have a…