• vegan pasta
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Vegan Pasta

    Hey my lovely friends! Who doesn’t love a good pasta dish? A little over a week ago, I showed you on my Instagram page how to make this super easy weeknight meal after my workout. I literally put it together in 20 minutes and it was delicious especially it being both vegan and gluten-free. I honestly thought after deciding to eat less dairy and gluten that I would never be able to enjoy dishes like pasta again but that is not true; just follow this recipe and you will see! Servings: 2-4 Total Time: approx. 20 min Ingredients 3 cups of sliced mushrooms 5 minced garlic cloves 2 cups of…

  • lemon garlic cod in a skillet
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Lemon Garlic Cod in a skillet

    Hey friends! Lately, my husband and I have been trying to eat more seafood in our weekly diet. We are lessening our red meat consumption and adding more fish instead. Cod is a fish that I never grew up eating but unlike other fishes; it is actually quite affordable. I bought a pound for $12 from Whole Foods which is a steal for seafood! Let’s just say this simple recipe will make its weekly routine into our lives. It is so easy to make after a long day of work and really healthy too. Ingredients 1 1lb of cod fillet ( about 4 pieces) 4 tbsp unsalted butter (you can…

  • Mediterranean omelette
    Appetizers,  Brunch,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    Mediterranean omelette

    I made this dish the other weekend for Sunday brunch alongside some delicious hummus and it was so delicious. My husband and I have been trying to come up with a new tradition of cooking together on Sunday morning’s and this is one of the dishes that was whipped up. This dish is also awesome for those trying to cut carbs but need something filling and nutritious! Servings: 2 large omelettes Total Time: approx. 20 min Ingredients 10-12 eggs (we did 6 just whites but that is up to you) 1 cup chopped fresh spinach 1 cup diced bell pepper 1 large onion finely chopped Handful of parsley chopped finely…

  • chicken stuffed zucchini boats
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Chicken Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    I am here to make eating healthy easier for you guys. For all of you who want a delicious wholesome meal in 30 minutes then this dish is for you. I am using ground chicken from Boxed Halal which tasted great and is a service perfect to those who don’t have access to halal meats close to them. The zucchini is the perfect vegetable for stuffing because not only does it get tender and delicious but also keeps its shape making it very easy to eat and enjoy. They are also inexpensive which is a win-win! Servings: 6 zucchini boats Total Time: approx. 30 min Ingredients 3 zucchinis 1 lb…

  • Mediterranean Ground Beef Lettuce Taco
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free

    Mediterranean Ground Beef Lettuce Taco

    I got another healthy recipe for you guys that can be made in under 30 minutes. Lettuce has become the new bread for low carb options and you know what? It is a great vehicle to make for a delicious bite. Servings: about 6 tacos Total Time: approx. 30 min Ingredients 1 lb of ground beef 1/4 of an onion Handful of Parsley 2 Garlic cloves Salt & Pepper to taste 1 tbsp all spice 2 tbsp olive oil (for cooking) Instructions Mix all the herbs in a food processor then add to the ground beef along with the seasonings. Add 1-2 tbsp of olive oil to a pan, and…

  • strawberry banana muffins
    Dairy Free,  Dessert,  Gluten Free

    Strawberry Banana Muffins

    Who doesn’t love the combination of strawberry and banana? It is heavenly! Now, imagine that in your morning muffin with a cup of coffee. Sounds good right? What if I told you this was super easy to put together and everyone from children to adults would enjoy? Even those with dietary restrictions will appreciate this recipe. It is a great way to utilize both bananas and strawberries that are on the verge of going bad and making something amazing out of them. Check out the recipe below! Servings: approx. 16 muffins Total Time: approx. 45 min Ingredients 2 cups Gluten Free Flour (Bob’s Red Mill Baking Flour 1:1) (This may…

  • shrimp quinoa bowl
    Brunch,  Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free

    Shrimp Quinoa Bowls

    Lately, I have been focusing on getting more fit and eating cleaner more wholesome foods. This is one of those bowls that will surely fill you up and tastes great. The shrimp is cooked to the perfection and the fresh and roasted veggies give a great addition of flavor along with the herb tahini yogurt dressing! It doesn’t take much time to put together so it makes for a great healthy weeknight meal. Servings: 2 bowls Total Time: approx. 30 min Shrimp Ingredients 20 Jumbo Raw Shrimp deveined and tail off 3 crushed garlic cloves A squeeze of lemon juice Salt & pepper to taste 2 tbsp of olive oil…

  • Chocolate Almond Date balls
    Dessert,  Gluten Free,  Ramadan,  Snacks,  Vegan

    Chocolate Almond Date Balls

    I have so many dates left from Ramadan that I wanted to create some date balls which are super popular nowadays. This flavor combo however is heavenly! It almost reminds me of an almond version of Ferrera Roche but healthier! Let’s just say these are addicting and you will probably want to make 2 servings of it! Servings: approx. 16 Total Time: approx. 15 min Ingredients 14 Mejdool dates 1/3 cup creamy almond butter 3/4 cup raw almonds 1 tsp vanilla Sprinkle of salt 2 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1-2 tbsp water Instructions Submerge the dates in water for 15 minutes to soften them. In a food…

  • moroccan lamb stew
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Ramadan

    Moroccan Lamb Stew

    Happy Weekend friends! When I was in California a few months ago, my good friend Ala whipped up this delicious Moroccan lamb stew and I was in heaven. It was so good! I recently got the recipe from her and want to share it with you guys because my hubby and I absolutely love it. You need to give this dish a chance! Servings: 2-4 people Total Time: approx. 5 hours Marinade Ingredients 2-3 lbs of lamb shoulder cut medium in size 1 tbsp turmeric 1 tbsp chili powder 1 tbsp cumin powder 1 tsp cinnamon Salt & pepper to taste 1 tbsp paprika 1/2 cup olive oil 2 tbsp…

  • eggplant fesenjan
    Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Ramadan,  Side Dishes,  Vegan

    Eggplant “Fesenjan”

    I have been trying to make more vegetarian recipes and I remembered this favorite of mine. It is a classic Persian dish but of course, I have my own twist on it hence the quotations. I have had fesenjan twice before at restaurants and always enjoyed it. This is actually my favorite way to eat eggplant. They are so tender and delicious. I promise you this dish will be a go-to recipe in your household. Did I mention it is super simple too? Servings: 2-4 Total Time: approx. 1 hour Ingredients 2 large eggplants (no stem) cut into batons or cubes (whatever you prefer) 2 yellow onions sliced thinly 2…