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Middle Eastern

Falafel (Chickpea Fritters)

a middle eastern delicacy, of blended chickpeas with fresh herbs, fried to perfection with a crisp outside and soft tender center Falafel originated in Egypt, being made with a combination of fava beans among various spices and herbs. Other countries throughout the Middle East,…

Drinks

Vitamin C Boost Smoothie

a sweet tropical smoothie, rich with immune boosting vitamin c Though vitamin C, as most would think otherwise, is actually not the cure for the common cold it can prevent further complications. It is vitamin and antioxidant that can protect against immune system deficiencies,…

Middle Eastern

Pickled Turnips and Beets (Turshi)

a crunchy, bite of earthy, zesty pickled turnips and beets Turshi, or pickled vegetables, is a popular side dish or sandwich addition to many Middle Eastern cuisines. Here we simply have turnips, usually white fleshed, that have been pickled with beets so they’ve picked…

Sweet

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

a smooth rich pudding that’s everything you’re looking for a more in a chocolate dessert Because of avocados and their mild flavor, they are versatile enough for both sweet and savory dishes. Though avocados are high in fat, having 22.5 g of fat in…

Savory

Vegetable Farro Soup

a vegetable loaded soup that’s hearty and filling, yet light and delicious Soups that are rich in vegetables are a great way to provide a fulfilling portion of daily vegetable intake. Vegetables provide a wide variety of vitamins and minerals that are almost impossible…

Sweet

Pumpkin Pie Tart

layered with a base of sweet dates and cashews and topped of with a simple pumpkin concoction Dates and cashews make the crust of this tart and are filled with energy, vitamin, and mineral dense nutrients. Dates are high in fiber and can support…

Savory

Garlic & Cumin Shrimp Tacos

a warm, soft taco loaded with garlicky cumin shrimp, fresh cilantro and crisp red cabbage There has been a lot of research conducted on shrimp and the cholesterol levels it provides. Many people are often instructed to avoid shrimp if they have certain health…

Dressings, Dips, & Condiments

Homemade Chipotle Sauce

spicy, smoky robust chipotle sauce perfect for any taco or marinate This dressing or topping is packed with spicy, savory flavors and ridiculously easy to make. I used chipotle peppers submerged in adobo sauce as the dominant flavor in this condiment. Chipotles are small…

Drinks

Cacao Hot Chocolate

a lovely rich, warm cup of hot chocolate loaded with beneficial nutrients Cacao is the richest, purest form of chocolate you can consume. The cacao fruit tree produces cacao pods which are cracked open to release beans. These beans can be processed in many…

Dressings, Dips, & Condiments

Tahini Lemon Sauce

a simple to make sauce, loaded with a nutty, rich, and zesty flavor perfect to drizzle over sautéed vegetables in sandwiches and more Tahini is a paste or condiment made of toasted sesame seeds that is common in Middle Eastern cooking. It can be served…