• veggie lo mein
    Dinner

    Veggie Lo Mein

    Hey everyone! I recently showed how to make this not too long ago on my social media and it has been a hit with those who have tried it! Now, I’ll be honest and say that I am not a big fan of Chinese takeout. Often I find it greasy and heavy. So, I took it upon myself to make some myself. I saw some lo mein in my local grocery store that I couldn’t pass up. That is exactly what inspired me to make this Veggie Lo Mein dish. My husband and I have been incorporating more vegetarian-friendly meals into our diet. Therefore, this veggie lo mein was a…

  • Shrimp Fajitas
    Dinner

    Shrimp Fajitas

    These shrimp fajitas are so amazing that you would never think that they are good for you too! Every element of this fajita is jam packed with flavor. From the perfectly cooked shrimp to the zesty guacamole and refreshing pico de gallo; it is a home run. Ever since coming back from visiting my family over winter break, I have been trying to add healthier meals into my diet. More so to balance all the rice and bread I ate while at my parents house! When I came back and went grocery shopping, I spotted some beautiful fresh shrimp. Then it hit me! I am going to make some shrimp…

  • veggie moussaka
    Dinner

    Veggie Moussaka

    Who doesn’t love a layered casserole bursting with flavor? This veggie moussaka utilizes zucchini, eggplant, and potatoes that are roasted in olive oil then topped with a delicious tomato sauce and homemade bechamel. It is simply fantastic. The ultimate comfort food but utilizing veggies too so you can’t feel that guilty about it! I was inspired to make this veggie moussaka when I decided to implement more vegetarian-based or veggie-based meals into our weekly diet. My husband is a huge meat lover and most of the time he doesn’t think a dish is a full meal unless meat is included. Let’s just say he loved this dish and wasn’t looking…

  • Classic Meatloaf
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    Classic Meatloaf

    Hey, my friends! Hope you are all doing well! It has been getting cold here in Chicago and with winter fast approaching, what is better than some comfort food recipes. One that my husband loves is a classic meatloaf. You really can’t go wrong with a nice tender slice of flavorful cooked beef! It pairs so well with my creamy mashed potatoes or even my cauliflower mash for a healthier option. I like to make this when I have ground beef and don’t want to make kofta! It only takes a few components to make a mouth-watering classic meatloaf that everyone will enjoy. All you need is some good quality…

  • The Best Beef Stew
    Dinner,  Ramadan

    The Best Beef Stew

    Nothing screams warmth and comfort like a bowl of hearty and rich beef stew. Better yet, served with some vermicelli rice for a delightful weeknight meal that the whole family will enjoy. What makes this the best beef stew you may ask? The fact that it is so decadent with its spices, texture, and flavors. The beef and vegetables are fork-tender and the broth is seasoned to perfection. Also, my husband has told me twice last week when I was developing this that it is the best beef stew he has ever had! And I have to agree with him! Typically, the local butcher should have a section of beef…

  • healthy turkey chili
    Dinner,  Soups

    Healthy Turkey Chili

    The season’s are changing and it is getting cooler here in Chicago. It is time for comforting meals that bring warmth and cozy feels! One of meals I make every year around this time is my healthy turkey chili. This chili is simple to put together and it is super delicious. It makes for a hearty meal for the entire family. It is also nutritious because it is jam packed with lean protein and lots of different vegetables. You can even add quinoa to it if you wanted it to be even more filling but I promise it is amazing as it is! I didn’t grow up eating ground turkey…

  • béchamel pasta bake
    Dinner

    Bechamel Pasta Bake

    Bechamel pasta bake was a dish that I always loved but my mom would rarely make it growing up. I had the pleasure of enjoying it over family friends who were Egyptian and this is one of their specialty dishes known as macrona bechamal. I was hooked from then on! Even now into my adult years, I would find myself craving this bechamel pasta bake but intimidated to make it because of all the layers and flavors involved. Let me tell you that making a bechamel sauce is one of the easiest things to do! To some, that is the most intimidating part but I promise you that it isn’t…

  • Dinner,  Ramadan

    Sayadieh

    This post is sponsored by Filippo Berio. All ideas are my own. Sayadieh is a classic Middle Eastern rice and fish dish that consists of fried white fish, fluffy spiced rice, caramelized onions, and a tahini salad. For this recipe, I decided not to deep fry my fish like most traditional sayadieh recipes to make it healthier and less messy! Trust me, it is just as good this way and better for you too! Now, if you ask me, my favorite part is the caramelized onions in the rice and the whole dish in general paired with the refreshing tahini salad. It is so so good and doesn’t take much…

  • Cajun Creamy Pasta
    Dinner

    Cajun Creamy Pasta

    Hey friends! Do I got an easy and delicious recipe to share with you! This cajun creamy pasta is the perfect quick weeknight meal. It is so full of flavor and luscious; trust me you will not get enough. I am a big fan of pasta but I don’t eat it too often. Every now and then I like to indulge and this is one of my favorite ways to enjoy it. This cajun creamy pasta was actually was inspired by Cheesecake Factory’s Louisiana Pasta when I came up with this recipe. That was the pasta dish my friends and I would almost always get when we dined there and…

  • Air fried chicken tenders with cauliflower mash
    Dinner

    Air Fried Chicken Tenders with Cauliflower mash

    Hi Everyone! I got a recipe for a delicious healthier meal that I am positive will make it to your weekly dinner rotation. These air fried chicken tenders with cauliflower mash are not only comforting and healthier but so good and easy. We are going to be using some amazing seasoning blends from Veggie Seasons to really elevate this dish as well! If you ask my husband what his favorite cheat meal is; it would be Culver’s Chicken tenders and yes they are so good but they are also fried which isn’t so good for you. I wanted to recreate a home-cooked meal based on this so he doesn’t have…

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