Pad Thai Noodles with Vibrant Peanut Sauce

Ingredients for Noodles: 8 oz Annie Chun’s Brown Rice Pad Thai Noodles (available at Whole Foods) Organic Soy Sauce  Ingredients for Peanut Sauce: 2/3 cup-1tsp Natural, salted peanut butter (the ingredients should be peanuts and salt) (in other words 1tsp less than 2/3 cup; you are removing 1 tsp of the p.b. and replacing it…

Guapa’s Guac – Guacamole 😋

Ingredients 1 large haas avocado 2 tsp lime juice (make sure you squeeze it yourself) 2 tbsp minced yellow onion (this will make a very mild guac, if it’s not quite bold enough, try another tbsp) 1-1 1/2 chopped, deseeded and deveined serrano pepper(s) ( if you like things kind of spicy, try 1 1/2;…

Sage Spiced White Beans

2 cups cooked cannellini or great northern beans 2 tbsp robust EVOO (i like koreniki- delish) 2 tsp garlic paste (approx 5 cloves smashed with 1/2-2/3 tsp himalayan sea salt, to taste) 3 pinch cayenne 3/4 cup parsley, chopped  1 tsp fresh sage, chopped (approx 10 leaves), you can also use 1/8 tsp dry, but…

Oven Roasted Sage and Garlic Potatoes

Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups peeled russet potatos, cut into 1/2″ squares 1 tsp smashed garlic 1/2 tsp dry rosemary 1/2 tsp dry sage 1/2 cup chopped parsley 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil coarse ground pepper 2/3-3/4 tsp pink hamelayan sea salt, to taste Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay ingredients on baking sheet, thoroughly…

Quick and Easy Garbanzo salad

This is a good go-to when you need a quick, protein rich dinner and you want to make sure you get ur greens and veggies. It has a little bite to it from the balsamic vinegar and coarse ground pepper. I make it all the time. Enjoy! 😉 Ingredients 3 cups cooked garbanzo* 2 cups…

Comforting Butternut Squash and Potato Soup

Comforting Butternut Squash and Potato Soup This is a very subtly flavored butternut squash and potato soup. It’s comforting and silky; perfect for these stormy, rainy, cold days. 😉 Ingredients 2 small butternut squashes (approx. 6 cups cubed, sorry forgot to get exact measurments 2 garlic cloves, smashed 1/2 large yellow onion 2 garlic cloves,…

garbanzo soup

One day i wanted to make the traditional lebanese “shorabit aadis” ( lentil soup), but we had just eaten lentils the night before, so i decided to make it with garbanzo beans  and add some butternut squash. I must say, it was super tasty – even my 18 month old neice couldn’t get enough of…

Blackened Corn

Note: I made this on a grill pan in the kitchen and nearly asphyxiated myself; if you can do it outside, I would recommend using a barbecue if you have one. If you wish to do this inside, please cover corn with heavy duty tin foil, put oven fan on high n open a window…

Easy Tortilla Soup Cheat

Ingredients for soup: 64 oz. veggie broth 1 1/2 cans stewed tomatoes with juice (14.5 oz each, so 1 1/2 cans approx. 22 oz) 1 bell pepper, roughly chopped 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, pressed in garlic press 2 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 can hominy, drained 2 tomatoes, deseeded and…

Zucchini Taco Filling

Ingredients For taco filling 4 zucchini (Also known as Italian Squash) (about 1 3/4 lbs) 4 garlic cloves 1 tsp whole cumin seeds 1/4tsp sea salt 1/2 whole clove 6 whole black peppercorns 1 lime 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1. Wash zucchini, cut off ends and slice vertically into 1/4″ slabs. Place in…