Dal, Saag “Paneer”, Raita & Naan

As you know well by now, Alex and I like making different cuisines in our kitchen. Sometimes we try to make it as authentic as possible and sometimes we try to incorporate different ingredients for the sake of experimentation or for using up what we have in the fridge. I think it is important to…

Quinoa Bowl with Kabocha & Tahini

Jumpstart your healthy eating routine with this Quinoa Bowl with Kabocha & Tahini! The other day, Alex and I both became aware that our bodies were feeling a little bit sluggish and our pants were fitting a juusssssst a little bit snugger. Recognizing that we had enjoyed ourselves quite a bit the last few months,…

Fresh Spring Rolls

As a kid I had lots of energy and was never quite able to slow down or stop moving- those who know me will say not much has changed in the last 20 years. Dinner was particularly difficult. Our family always sat down to eat together and I was usually so excited and energy-filled that I…

Shakshuka!

I had never heard of Shakshuka until I started following a bunch of instagram foodies. Then, all of a sudden, it was in my Insta feed…seemingly every day, all of the time, everywhere I looked. At first I was curious what it was, then I was intrigued about making it, then the other day I…

Vegetarian Sushi “Tacos”

Alex grew up making open-faced sushi at home. His mom’s side of the family is Japanese and despite being in the United States for quite a few generations, they enjoyed preparing the cuisine of their ancestry (who wouldn’t…Japanese food is amazing!).  Sadly for me, sushi was not in my family’s cooking repertoire. I did, however, grow up feeling…

Multigrain Mushroom Risotto

Alex and I went to CostCo yesterday to stock up on some of the ingredients we use all the time. Now, I get overwhelmed in shopping malls & IKEAs like nobody’s business, but when I walk into CostCo, my anxiety melts away and I’m like a kid in a candy shop. Seriously. We got the…

Thai Red Curry

On nights when Alex and I are lazy and don’t want to cook – we order thai food. It’s become kind of a routine. I’ll text Alex as I’m leaving work at 7:30pm about how I’m starving and exhausted and don’t know what to make for dinner. If he agrees, I immediately call up our…

Basil Almond Pesto

We love pesto but don’t love the price of pine nuts. Through experimentation, we have decided that almonds make a great alternative (they are cheaper and healthier!). Typically, Alex and I will make a batch of pesto, eat some on pasta, and then store the rest in a mason jar. It will last quite awhile and is nice to…

Stir Fry with Basil & Coconut Rice

We typically stir fry once a week (at least) but switch it up each time so it doesn’t get old! This recipe calls for eggplant, broccoli, and bell pepper but you can easily switch it up with any vegetables you are craving or have on hand. Green beans, zucchini and carrots are some of our…

Homemade Pizza Dough

I think pizza gets a bad reputation because we typically picture New York Style ginormous pieces the size of your head, with pepperonis swimming on greasy  cheese. While I can get down with that every once in awhile, I much prefer the homemade variety so you can control what goes in and on your slices! Alex…