No-Bake Chocolate Cookie Hearts

This past Valentine’s Day, I was at a bit of a loss on what to make my husband. I knew I wanted it to be something in the form of hearts and I wanted it to be special (of course) but I also wanted to try and create a different recipe. So, inspired by the…

Are There Differences Between Blenders & Food Processors?

To those who are relatively new to the world of kitchen appliances, there IS a difference between blenders and food processors. According to a 2012 Consumer Reports news article, “A blender is better at mixing drinks and whipping up smoothies, while a food processor is ideal for chopping, slicing and shredding. You can puree foods…

Broccoli Raab

Many names refer to this green cruciferous vegetable, so it is easy to get confused. Examples include broccoli raab, broccoli rabe, Chinese broccoli, rapine, rapini, turnip broccoli and rappi (to just name a few) but they all actually refer to the same vegetable. Broccoli raab comes with green flowery like leaves, small florets that resemble…

Breakfast Lentil Scramble

Here is a simple hearty vegan, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free breakfast recipe you can serve your family or guests. Despite the name of this recipe, you can also eat this delicious dish at any other meal of the day! It goes well as a side or main dish on the family table and can be paired…

Red Lentils

Under the big umbrella family of Legumes (which includes soybeans, peanuts, fresh beans and fresh peas), lentils can be found categorized under the Pulses sub-family. Its siblings in the Pulses family are dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas. Essentially, pulses refer to the dried edible seeds of specific plants in the Legume family. Varieties of lentils…

Eggplant Tofu With Garlic Sauce

One of our family favorites used to be a certain Asian eggplant minced pork dish that a friend had introduced to me during my college days. We especially loved the dish’s rich garlicky sweet and sour thick glaze. Well, I recently started having a craving for eggplant and for that sauce, so I decided to…

A Plantiful Table

Remember the old saying “Values are caught, not taught”? Well, I think there is truth to this saying in the arena of healthful eating habits too. When I took my first nutrition course in college, I realized that what was taught made much sense to me, simply because I had grown up with the same…