• chocolate mousse
    Dessert,  Gluten Free

    Easy Chocolate Mousse

    Okay, drop everything that you are doing and go get the ingredients for this super easy chocolate mousse. It is amazing! Anyone who has tried it while recipe testing will concur. Imagine a very creamy, chocolate forward, silky smooth mousse. It is light and not overly sweet; honestly it is perfection! Oh, and there is no baking required! So, this no bake dessert is perfect for those who shy away from the oven. It is fairly simple to make too, just need to follow a few technical steps carefully and you will achieve chocolate perfection. I promise this easy dessert will be a winner in your household amongst your family…

  • healthy egg salad
    Brunch,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Healthy Egg Salad

    Okay, would you believe if I literally said I randomly whipped up this healthy egg salad and fell in love? It is true. I’ve been brainstorming for days of Arabic inspired dishes and kept drawing a blank. Then, I was in the kitchen wanting to make some boiled eggs. I saw labneh sitting in my fridge and thought this would be a fantastic substitute for mayo. And it just went from there! That is how I came up with this delicious healthy egg salad! And if you are anything like me, I used to not even be able to boil an egg properly. Can you believe it? I can make…

  • chocolate banana bread
    Dairy Free,  Dessert,  Gluten Free

    Chocolate Banana Bread

    We all seem to have ripe bananas lying around and banana bread has become the craze. I mean why wouldn’t it be? It is so easy to make and requires just a few pantry staples to make a delicious loaf of cake. Count me in! Now, this chocolate banana bread just takes things to a whole other level. I have always thought chocolate and bananas are a delicious match. The silky dark slightly bitter chocolate with the sweet ripened banana creates a mouthful of flavors that are quite addicting. Now imagine that in a decadent cake. This chocolate banana bread is not only gluten-free but dairy-free and has no refined…

  • healthy oat recipe
    Brunch,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    Healthy Oat Crepes

    Want to know one of my weaknesses when it comes to my sweet tooth? Crepes. So, you can only imagine my joy when I developed these healthy oat crepes using Hearthy Foods Oat flour. Both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it and I knew I had to get the recipe out to you guys asap! Not only will you love it, but so will your children and this is a great way to get some extra nutrients in using oat flour and adding fillings like fresh fruit and nut butter. Let me tell you something about me. Anywhere I go that has crepes on the dessert menu; you bet…

  • Sticky Apple Upside Down Cake
    Dessert,  Gluten Free

    Sticky Apple Upside Down Cake

    Move over pineapple upside-down cake, you got some competition! I would choose this sticky apple upside-down cake any day of the week. It’s decadent but not too sweet; it’s full of apple flavor & gluten-free thanks to Hearthy Foods Apple Flour. We all know the best part of an upside-down cake is that gooey bottom. This super simple caramel sauce seeps into the cake and creates a pudding-like moist cake while still caramelizing the bottom too. That is where the sticky component comes through and it is pure perfection. Hearthy Foods Apple Flour The versatility of Hearthy 100% Apple Flour is nothing short of amazing. If you have not tasted fresh…

  • vanilla almond granola
    Brunch,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Snacks

    Strawberry Banana Smoothie bowl with Vanilla Almond Granola

    I am a huge granola lover! There are endless options for this delicious crunchy treat that there is always something for anyone. You can check out my easy healthy granola recipe here too. This granola reminds me of one of my favorite cereals Honey Bunches of oats. This variation of Vanilla Almond Granola is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan too! It was so good on top of my homemade strawberry banana smoothie bowl. It literally tastes like those bowls from Jamba juice, which I happen to love. This granola is addicting and the perfect match for this 3-ingredient smoothie bowl. My husband could not stop munching on it! And to be…

  • Panna Cotta
    Dessert,  Gluten Free

    Panna Cotta with Berry sauce

    Where it all Started: I worked in an Italian bakery for 10 years where my true passion for desserts blossomed. Although, we didn’t serve panna cotta; I have always wanted to try it myself. Panna cotta is a delectable Italian custard-like dessert that comes together in just a few minutes. It is served chilled and often with a berry or chocolate sauce. Hearthy Foods Halal Gelatin: To make panna cotta with berry sauce, gelatin is required and it wasn’t until recently that I came across Halal certified unflavored gelatin by Hearthy foods. I was elated, to say the least, to try the Gelatin and I have come to love it.…

  • shepherd's salad
    Gluten Free,  Salads,  Side Dishes

    Shepherd’s Salad

    Hi, my friends! I am so excited to share with you this super simple salad recipe as it is one of my favorites. I first knew about Shepherd’s salad a few years ago while I was eating at one of my favorite Turkish spots in NJ, not far from where I grew up. I was sold when I realized the salad had feta which is one of my go-to cheeses. Don’t get me wrong, this salad would still be delicious without the feta so if you are vegan or dairy intolerant; just omit it. Recently, I visited my family in NJ over winter break. It is now our tradition to…

  • mujadara
    Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Ramadan,  Vegan

    Mujadara (A Middle Eastern Rice & Lentil dish topped with caramelized onions)

    Mujadara is a Middle Eastern staple made often during the cooler seasons as a comforting dinner. This cumin flavored rice and lentil meal is a hearty vegan dish as it is topped with a bountiful of crispy caramelized onions and often served with refreshing salads such as fattoush. My mom always paired it with a fresh tomato salsa along with cucumber yogurt salad which I share both recipes for below. Clearly, this isn’t a fancy meal but that is what makes it a comforting dish. Honestly, the onions are what make mujadara, and of course the choice of rice and lentils. Since this meal is primarily comprised of 3 simple…

  • Low Carb Shepherd's Pie
    Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto,  Side Dishes

    Low-Carb Shepherd’s Pie

    This right here is the ultimate comfort meal but unlike most comfort food; it isn’t bad for you! This variation is low in carbs and calories but jam-packed with flavor. You almost won’t believe that it is good for you! I used lean ground turkey as my protein in place of lamb or beef which is what is traditionally used in a Shepherd’s pie. Instead of topping the filling with mashed potatoes; I opted for some mashed cauliflower instead which is just as good and even better for you. This would make the perfect side dish on Thanksgiving. It is great for those who are following a keto diet or…