Maple – Whole Grain Blueberry Torte

Ingredients: 🏼1 Stick Earth Balance (All Natural Butter Substitute) 🏼1 egg 🏼3/4 cup Maple Syrup 🏼1 teaspoon vanilla extract 🏼1 teaspoon citrus zest (ideally, lemon or orange) 🏼1/2 cup juice of choice of zest (lemon if lemon zest, orange if orange zest) 🏼2 and 1/4 cups whole grain flour 🏼2 teaspoons baking powder 🏼1 teaspoon … More Maple – Whole Grain Blueberry Torte

Moroccan Spiced Salmon with Chickpeas and Harissa

I’m always reinventing the classic Moroccan Fish! Not because it needs to be redone, but because if I’m going to eat something as often as my heart desires (almost every dayπŸ™ˆ) then I need several variations or I’ll get bored of it! Here we go! FIRST……you’ll need: – 2 Salmon fillets, about 6 oz each … More Moroccan Spiced Salmon with Chickpeas and Harissa

Brown Rice and Beef stuffed Grape Leaves (Yebra)

Ingredients: πŸ‘‰1 1/2 cups cooked medium grain brown rice  πŸ‘‰3/4lb lean ground beef πŸ‘‰1 small onion, minced πŸ‘‰1 teaspoon all spice πŸ‘‰Salt + Pepper to taste πŸ‘‰Grape Leaves, drained, rinsed and stems trimmed πŸ‘‰1/2 cup lemon juice (fresh is best!) πŸ‘‰2 cups boiling water πŸ‘‰1/4 teaspoon turmeric πŸ‘‰1/2 teaspoon dried mint  Instructions: πŸ‘³Combine the first … More Brown Rice and Beef stuffed Grape Leaves (Yebra)

Curried Quinoa Salad with SpinachΒ 

πŸ€Curried Quinoa Salad with Spinach Ingredients: πŸ€1 1/3 cups quinoa that has been cooked with salt, pepper and at least 1 tablespoon curry πŸ€1 cup shredded carrots πŸ€2 cups fresh spinach leaves πŸ€1 small red onion, thinly sliced πŸ€1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted πŸ€4 tablespoons red wine vinegar πŸ€2 tablespoons olive oil  πŸ€dash of sugar … More Curried Quinoa Salad with SpinachΒ 

Honey Cake with Caramelized Drunken Figs

🍯For the cake: 🐝2 1/2 cups flour 🐝1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 🐝1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon 🐝1/2 teaspoon salt 🐝dash of ground cloves (optional) WHISK OR SIFT, then in a separate bowl…… 🐝1 cup honey (1 1/2 if you like dessert very sweet) 🐝3/4 cup vegetable oil 🐝1/2 cup strong brewed coffee 🐝1/2 cup sugar … More Honey Cake with Caramelized Drunken Figs

Herb Roasted Lamb with Vegetables and Honey

🐏Herb-Roasted Lamb with Vegetables and Honey Ingredients: πŸ‘‰3lb lamb roast πŸ‘‰10 baby potatoes, peeled and halved πŸ‘‰half a bag baby carrots πŸ‘‰1 large onion, quartered πŸ‘‰1 head garlic, top sliced open πŸ‘‰3 cloves garlic, minced πŸ‘‰1/4 cup honey, divided in half πŸ‘‰1 teaspoon dried oregano OR 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped πŸ‘‰1 teaspoon dried thyme … More Herb Roasted Lamb with Vegetables and Honey

Beef-Rice Yebra (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

πŸ‘³Beef-Rice Yebra (Stuffed Grape Leaves)πŸ‘³ Ingredients: πŸ‘‰1 1/2 cups cooked medium grain rice  πŸ‘‰3/4lb lean ground beef πŸ‘‰3 tablespoons tomato paste πŸ‘‰1 teaspoon all spice πŸ‘‰Salt + Pepper to taste πŸ‘‰Grape Leaves, drained, rinsed and stems trimmed πŸ‘‰1/2 cup pomegranate molasses πŸ‘‰2 cups water πŸ‘‰dash of sugar πŸ‘³Combine the first 5 ingredients, mix well (by … More Beef-Rice Yebra (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

Quinoa-Lamb Yebra (Stuffed Grape Leaves)Β 

πŸ‘³Quinoa-Lamb Yebra (Stuffed Grape Leaves)πŸ‘³Ingredients: πŸ‘‰1 1/3 cups quinoa, cooked πŸ‘‰1/2lb ground lamb πŸ‘‰1 tomato, minced  πŸ‘‰1 small onion, minced πŸ‘‰zest and juice of 1 lemon πŸ‘‰3 tablespoons parsley, chopped πŸ‘‰1/2 teaspoon all spice πŸ‘‰Salt + pepper, to taste πŸ‘‰Grape leaves, drained, rinsed and stem trimmed πŸ‘‰Low sodium broth OR water, enough to cover yebra … More Quinoa-Lamb Yebra (Stuffed Grape Leaves)Β 

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Caramel Swirl

In a microwave safe bowl melt: 🍫1 cup chocolate chips 🍫1 stick Earth Balance (all natural margarine substitute)   After 1 minute in the microwave give the ingredients a mix, if not yet melted, add another 30 seconds and mix again (careful not to burn!) Add to this: 🍫3/4 cup sugar 🍫1/4 teaspoon salt 🍫1 … More Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Caramel Swirl