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Lamb Meatballs with Pumpkin Carrot Apple Puree

Hi everyone! Every day I feel a little stronger and can handle more solid food, which is great. I thought about making a puree this afternoon that was a play on sweet and savory. But as I started cooking, I was really inspired to make some ground lamb meat balls! I love when this happens […]

A Dessert You Won’t Feel Guilty About Eating

Because of the great success in my first dessert recipe, I decided to head back into the kitchen and take another stab at things. I wanted to create a cookie recipe that used less butter and flour but still tasted good. I actually received a lot of inspiration from Ina Garten’s Raisin Pecan Oatmeal cookies. […]

A Citrus Avocado Party in Your Mouth

Good news! I think I’m finally feeling a little better! Which means I can handle some solid food! As you can tell, I was super eager to get back into the kitchen. I even invited a friend over and cooked a ginormous feast for my family. Although I couldn’t participate and eat everything (it’s still not […]

20 Easy and Healthy Meals: No Prep Required!

The other night, one of my Facebook friends randomly chatted me. She talked about how much she liked the blog and if I had any tips or tricks for her. As a busy college student, she loved a lot of my recipes, but wanted some simple meals that she could make after a long day […]

Finally! A Semi-Healthy Ice Cream!

I have a confession to make. I’ve been terribly sick this last week or two! I don’t know what anyone knows about Chron’s Disease or Colitis, but I’ve been suffering on and off since 2012. It’s an illness that really doesn’t have a voice in medicine, and millions of people suffer every day from this […]

Another Snow Day in the DMV

It’s another snow day in Maryland! If you’re a regular reader, you know by now that I’ve been making all sorts of soups this season. Today I’ve made a super simple tomato basil soup that everyone will enjoy, especially on a cold, snowy day. Benefits of Eating Tomatoes Did you know that technically, tomatoes are […]

Saffron Infused Braised Chicken with Root Vegetables

I’ll admit that I’ve been in a saffron mood these days. Many of the main dishes I’ve been making have included it. Because of my Persian background, saffron is such an integral and important part of my culture and upbringing. The simple aroma of saffron instantly brings back childhood memories of my grandmother making food […]

Why You Need to Go on a Plant-Based Diet TODAY

No, this is not a lecture on why you need to become a vegetarian, vegan, raw foodist or any of the other eating plants you think I’m talking about when I say plant-based. While those are perfectly good eating plans and lifestyle choices, that will not be the topic of today’s discussion. Instead, I’d like […]

A Taste of Persia: Zereshk Polo

Welcome foodies! For this post, I’d like to tap in to my Persian heritage and culture, and share one of my favorite dishes. I’m sure if you search for “zeresk polo” on Google or Bing (nevermind, who actually uses Bing?), you’ll find countless recipes and pictures of this dish. The version I’m about to share […]