Eggplant Couscous

This dish took a different turn than expected, but I believe it became much better than the original. Originally, I was supposed to roast zucchini, onion, and tomatoes and add it to couscous with feta, basil, and lemon.  I’m sure that would have been tasty, but I decided I wanted more roasted eggplant. Then I… Continue reading Eggplant Couscous

Peach Salsa and Fish Tacos

Peach salsa. I finally made it! Too bad the peaches were not quite ripe enough yet.  Otherwise, it was all delicious.  I bought and used a fresh jalapeno pepper for the first time…and even splurged on fresh cilantro.  (The poor college kid in me is still alive and thriving, despite finally being graduated and having… Continue reading Peach Salsa and Fish Tacos

Spring rolls

On the same trip to the Asian market that I gathered supplies for sushi, I also purchased some spring roll wrappers. It is amazing how sturdy, yet flexible these wrappers are!  I expected them to tear and rip open or stick to the plate.  None of the above happened.  Somehow they held in all of… Continue reading Spring rolls

Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

I now consider this recipe a success. The first time around, the muffins were good…but rather dense and heavy. To improve the fluffiness of the muffin, I used greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt (which reduced the amount of liquid in the batter) and omitted the milk altogether.  I also whipped the egg whites and… Continue reading Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Steamed Veggie Quesadilla with Basil Aioli

I tend to have little patience for roasting vegetables.  I love roasted vegetables, but I never seem to be patient enough to get them quiiiite done enough. I have found the solution.  Cover them with aluminum foil, and they will never be too hard again!  If you want crispiness, just remove the aluminum foil before… Continue reading Steamed Veggie Quesadilla with Basil Aioli

Recipe-in-Progress: Banana-Coconut Blueberry Muffins

Fresh blueberries are everywhere, and I cannot resist them. Truthfully, I can hardly resist any fresh fruit.  But let’s focus on blueberries right now.  I had not had a blueberry muffin in a very long time, and I was in the baking mood again.  As usual, I wanted a slightly healthier blueberry muffin (because who… Continue reading Recipe-in-Progress: Banana-Coconut Blueberry Muffins

Spinach-Feta Spaghetti Bake

Chicken parmesan can be so delicious…and so… not healthy. But I knew my husband loves spaghetti, and the idea of simple, comforting chicken parmesan sounded appealing to me.  I decided to change up the flavours and try to make it slightly less unhealthy in this recipe. First, there is actually very little parmesan cheese.  But… Continue reading Spinach-Feta Spaghetti Bake