Sweet n Sour Meatballs with Cherries

So easy to make and flavors so robust – this is a major crowd pleaser even for those who don’t like sweet entrees! Ingredients: – 1.5 lbs lean ground beef – 1 tablespoon flour – 2 onions, 1 small and 1 large – a handful of parsley  – Bit of oil – 1 can sweet … More Sweet n Sour Meatballs with Cherries

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Maple – Whole Grain Blueberry Torte

Ingredients: ๐Ÿผ1 Stick Earth Balance (All Natural Butter Substitute) ๐Ÿผ1 egg ๐Ÿผ3/4 cup Maple Syrup ๐Ÿผ1 teaspoon vanilla extract ๐Ÿผ1 teaspoon citrus zest (ideally, lemon or orange) ๐Ÿผ1/2 cup juice of choice of zest (lemon if lemon zest, orange if orange zest) ๐Ÿผ2 and 1/4 cups whole grain flour ๐Ÿผ2 teaspoons baking powder ๐Ÿผ1 teaspoon … More Maple – Whole Grain Blueberry Torte

Moroccan Spiced Salmon with Chickpeas and Harissa

I’m always reinventing the classic Moroccan Fish! Not because it needs to be redone, but because if I’m going to eat something as often as my heart desires (almost every day๐Ÿ™ˆ) then I need several variations or I’ll get bored of it! Here we go! FIRST……you’ll need: – 2 Salmon fillets, about 6 oz each … More Moroccan Spiced Salmon with Chickpeas and Harissa

Brown Rice and Beef stuffed Grape Leaves (Yebra)

Ingredients: ๐Ÿ‘‰1 1/2 cups cooked medium grain brown rice  ๐Ÿ‘‰3/4lb lean ground beef ๐Ÿ‘‰1 small onion, minced ๐Ÿ‘‰1 teaspoon all spice ๐Ÿ‘‰Salt + Pepper to taste ๐Ÿ‘‰Grape Leaves, drained, rinsed and stems trimmed ๐Ÿ‘‰1/2 cup lemon juice (fresh is best!) ๐Ÿ‘‰2 cups boiling water ๐Ÿ‘‰1/4 teaspoon turmeric ๐Ÿ‘‰1/2 teaspoon dried mint  Instructions: ๐Ÿ‘ณCombine the first … More Brown Rice and Beef stuffed Grape Leaves (Yebra)

Curried Quinoa Salad with Spinachย 

๐Ÿ€Curried Quinoa Salad with Spinach Ingredients: ๐Ÿ€1 1/3 cups quinoa that has been cooked with salt, pepper and at least 1 tablespoon curry ๐Ÿ€1 cup shredded carrots ๐Ÿ€2 cups fresh spinach leaves ๐Ÿ€1 small red onion, thinly sliced ๐Ÿ€1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted ๐Ÿ€4 tablespoons red wine vinegar ๐Ÿ€2 tablespoons olive oil  ๐Ÿ€dash of sugar … More Curried Quinoa Salad with Spinachย 

Honey Cake with Caramelized Drunken Figs

๐ŸฏFor the cake: ๐Ÿ2 1/2 cups flour ๐Ÿ1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder ๐Ÿ1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon ๐Ÿ1/2 teaspoon salt ๐Ÿdash of ground cloves (optional) WHISK OR SIFT, then in a separate bowl…… ๐Ÿ1 cup honey (1 1/2 if you like dessert very sweet) ๐Ÿ3/4 cup vegetable oil ๐Ÿ1/2 cup strong brewed coffee ๐Ÿ1/2 cup sugar … More Honey Cake with Caramelized Drunken Figs

Herb Roasted Lamb with Vegetables and Honey

๐ŸHerb-Roasted Lamb with Vegetables and Honey Ingredients: ๐Ÿ‘‰3lb lamb roast ๐Ÿ‘‰10 baby potatoes, peeled and halved ๐Ÿ‘‰half a bag baby carrots ๐Ÿ‘‰1 large onion, quartered ๐Ÿ‘‰1 head garlic, top sliced open ๐Ÿ‘‰3 cloves garlic, minced ๐Ÿ‘‰1/4 cup honey, divided in half ๐Ÿ‘‰1 teaspoon dried oregano OR 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped ๐Ÿ‘‰1 teaspoon dried thyme … More Herb Roasted Lamb with Vegetables and Honey

Beef-Rice Yebra (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

๐Ÿ‘ณBeef-Rice Yebra (Stuffed Grape Leaves)๐Ÿ‘ณ Ingredients: ๐Ÿ‘‰1 1/2 cups cooked medium grain rice  ๐Ÿ‘‰3/4lb lean ground beef ๐Ÿ‘‰3 tablespoons tomato paste ๐Ÿ‘‰1 teaspoon all spice ๐Ÿ‘‰Salt + Pepper to taste ๐Ÿ‘‰Grape Leaves, drained, rinsed and stems trimmed ๐Ÿ‘‰1/2 cup pomegranate molasses ๐Ÿ‘‰2 cups water ๐Ÿ‘‰dash of sugar ๐Ÿ‘ณCombine the first 5 ingredients, mix well (by … More Beef-Rice Yebra (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

Quinoa-Lamb Yebra (Stuffed Grape Leaves)ย 

๐Ÿ‘ณQuinoa-Lamb Yebra (Stuffed Grape Leaves)๐Ÿ‘ณIngredients: ๐Ÿ‘‰1 1/3 cups quinoa, cooked ๐Ÿ‘‰1/2lb ground lamb ๐Ÿ‘‰1 tomato, minced  ๐Ÿ‘‰1 small onion, minced ๐Ÿ‘‰zest and juice of 1 lemon ๐Ÿ‘‰3 tablespoons parsley, chopped ๐Ÿ‘‰1/2 teaspoon all spice ๐Ÿ‘‰Salt + pepper, to taste ๐Ÿ‘‰Grape leaves, drained, rinsed and stem trimmed ๐Ÿ‘‰Low sodium broth OR water, enough to cover yebra … More Quinoa-Lamb Yebra (Stuffed Grape Leaves)ย 

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Caramel Swirl

In a microwave safe bowl melt: ๐Ÿซ1 cup chocolate chips ๐Ÿซ1 stick Earth Balance (all natural margarine substitute)   After 1 minute in the microwave give the ingredients a mix, if not yet melted, add another 30 seconds and mix again (careful not to burn!) Add to this: ๐Ÿซ3/4 cup sugar ๐Ÿซ1/4 teaspoon salt ๐Ÿซ1 … More Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Caramel Swirl