Quinoa Cilantro Tabbouleh – An easy and nutritious salad

Quinoa Cilantro Tabbouleh – An easy and nutritious salad

One of my favorite summer salads, quinoa cilantro tabbouleh is nutritious, simple to make and pairs easily with other ingredients as a side dish or entree. Quinoa seeds are a good source of complete protein for vegeterians, offering eight grams of low fat,...
Braised eggplant

Braised eggplant

If you are an eggplant lover like me, you might have tried it fried, stir-fried, baked, and of course braised. Braised eggplant (or berenjenas guisadas) was my favorite dish growing up, as a side to black bean rice. This dish goes well with rice or quinoa, though I...
Zucchini noodles with fish in ginger sauce

Zucchini noodles with fish in ginger sauce

Here is a simple recipe for zucchini noodles with fish fillet in ginger sauce. Quick and healthy for lunch or dinner! Zucchini noodles are easily made using a vegetable spiralizer or a julienne peeler. Alternatively, you could slice pieces of zucchini thinly with a...
Cold noodle salad

Cold noodle salad

This Asian-inspired cold noodle salad includes cellophane mung bean noodles, minced cucumbers and your choice of additional vegetables, with a traditional Chinese dressing. Turn this salad into an entrée by adding shrimp, shredded meat or tofu. Perfect dish for a warm...
Spicy tofu with snow peas recipe

Spicy tofu with snow peas recipe

  For this spicy tofu recipe, I am using a hot black bean sauce that can be found at your local Asian markets, or at local/online specialty shops by the names “spicy bean”, “chili bean” or “black bean sauce”. Being a bean fan,...
Gluten free banana bread

Gluten free banana bread

This gluten free banana bread combines a mix of brown rice/tapioca flour, coconut flour, almond meal and flax seed meal for a delicious twist to this all time favorite. This gluten free banana bread recipe does not use nuts, but you are welcome to add them for a...
Chinese green onion pancakes

Chinese green onion pancakes

Chinese green onion pancakes make a great companion to saucy and spicy meals, they work as appetizers or can be served with cold meats for a full meal. Everyone in my family loves green onion pancakes. I suspect they could be healthier if made with whole wheat flour...
Easy brunch: cheese, onion and pepper omelette

Easy brunch: cheese, onion and pepper omelette

Easy and delicious, this cheese onion pepper omelette is a great brunch idea that does not require baking or turning. Serve alone for a low carb breakfast, enjoy with fruit or your favorite bread. About the cheese: For this recipe, I really enjoy muenster cheese or...
Ginger tea with cinnamon recipe

Ginger tea with cinnamon recipe

This is a simple, Dominican-style ginger tea with cinnamon recipe that can be enjoyed by anyone. Hits the spot on a cold day. Cooler nights in the Dominican Republic during the months of December and January often call for ginger tea. Dominicans do not have “tea...

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