Bengal Coconut Dal

I chose to go a little out there while staying simple. I'm still not in the mood to make anything complicated. This week's recipe is one for Bengal Coconut Dal from the BBC show Indian Made Easy. This recipe uses chana dal or split chickpeas. You can find these at a well stocked grocery store, [...]

Zuppa Toscana

This week's recipe was inspired by watching a video by Laura Vitale from Laura in the Kitchen. She did a Zuppa Toscana recipe that looked great, but there was a lot of fatty meat in it and lacked vegetables. I wanted to make a healthier vegetarian version that would give you all of the comfort [...]

Happy New Year! Lobia for good luck in the new year

I wanted to start off the new year with a great bean recipe. While eating beans are a superstition that are supposed to bring good luck, I wanted to do them more as a great healthy and comforting start. I also did Hoppin' John and Black-Eyed Peas with Coconut Milk and Ethiopian Spices for the [...]

Beware the false prophet – Health and exercise gurus

Do you have experts you would recommend? Leave it in the comments below! Since many of you may set new goals in the new year for health and fitness, I wanted to talk about health and exercise gurus that you may find online. Anyone these days can call themselves anything they want without much consequence. [...]

A vegetarian low sodium holiday meal

I decided to make a second holiday meal this year that was for sure healthy, vegetarian, low sodium and dairy free. The bad part of other people cooking for you is that they may not understand the intricacies of your diet. For example, my sister in law made these wonderful chicken bites. She did everything [...]