• green goddess dressing
    Appetizers,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Keto,  Side Dishes,  Snacks,  Vegan

    Vegan Green Goddess Dressing

    Okay, so for months now I have been obsessing over green goddess dressing. I first tried it at trader joes and I really liked using it on almost everything! Instead of purchasing it, I decided to make my own today and use it as a sauce for my pasta side dish for labor day. Yessss, this dressing is even good with pasta! I am telling you, its an item that you will always want in your fridge. You can slather it on bread, dress your salad, use it as a dip or even as a pasta just like in this case. It is super easy too and literally incorporates so…

  • roasted eggplant saute
    Appetizers,  Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto,  Side Dishes

    Roasted Eggplant Sauté

    Anyone else a huge fan of eggplant?? I absolutely love it. It started with my love for baba ghanoush and manifested into using eggplant in so many other dishes. Here is the perfect example of a deliciously easy side dish where eggplant is the star. I make this for weeknight dinners as a side and my hubby loves it. Several of you have been asking for more meatless recipes and this is an amazing one which happens to be vegan as well. Servings: 2-4 Total Time: approx. 35 minutes Ingredients 2 medium eggplants sliced into batons 1 red onion finely sliced 1 yellow onion finely sliced 3 garlic cloves minced 1/2…

  • Brunch,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Refreshing Chicken Salad

    Hey friends! I hope you are all doing well. Today, I will be sharing with you a delicious refreshing chicken salad recipe. I have had 3 chicken breasts staring at me in the fridge for the last 2 days. It has been months since I made chicken salad and thought it would be a great idea for lunch throughout the week. I find most chicken salads to be very heavy but this one is lighter and perfect for those who are dairy and gluten intolerant and/or following the keto diet. What I love about this salad is that it tastes even better the next day when it’s chilled and the…

  • beef shawarma plate
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Beef Shawarma Plate

    My chicken shawarma recipe is one of the most made and liked on my blog. I decided to do a beef shawarma recipe as well for all you meat lovers. I can’t believe I didn’t make this sooner. Shawarma is extremely popular in the Middle East especially in a wrap, but in this case, I made a shawarma plate to omit the bread making this even healthier than it already is. My husband is doing a low carb diet known as keto; therefore carbs should be to a minimum. This plate is wonderful for those who want a filling healthy dinner for their family. You get your protein, plenty of vegetables…

  • tomato and beef skillet
    Appetizers,  Brunch,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Keto,  Side Dishes

    Tomato & Beef Skillet

    Hi friends! My parents have been gone for about a week now and I miss them so much. I hope you all enjoyed my mom’s food and recipes but let’s not forget my dads tomato and beef skillet. It was so delicious and made with lots of love. He used to make this dish all the time in his college days because it was easy and flavorful. Today, I will be sharing with you this recipe as my addition to the tomato summer collaboration. Check out the hashtag #wesaytomatoes on Instagram to see more tomato-inspired dishes from awesome bloggers and chefs. Servings: 2-4 people Total Time: approx. 1 hour Ingredients 3…

  • salmon recipe
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Sweet & Tangy Garlic Salmon

    We all need quick weeknight meals. Most of us lead busy lives so dinner ready in under 30 minutes is always a plus. This salmon is absolutely delicious and doesn’t take more than 20 minutes to prep and make! Serve it with a side of rice, veggies and/or salad and you have yourself a complete dinner. I made this the other night on a whim. I bought some beautiful salmon and wanted to use it while fresh. I’ve always loved the sweet and tangy flavors with my salmon so I thought this would be the perfect duo in flavors. I hope you make this for your family and enjoy it!…

  • chicken thighs
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Oven Baked Mediterranean Chicken Thighs

    Hi friends! Today, I am sharing with you a delicious chicken dinner dish that I made over the weekend that was a hit for hubby and me. I never ate chicken thighs growing up; we were accustomed to eating chicken breast and never darker meat but I must say chicken thighs really take on flavor well and remain juicy. The addition of olives and lemons is what really makes it feel Mediterannean. I hope you make this dish for your weeknight dinner and enjoy it with your loved ones! Servings: 8 pieces Total Time: 1 hour prep, 30 min cook Ingredients 8 skinless boneless chicken thighs 2 large sweet onions…

  • kufta tarts
    Appetizers,  Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Kufta Tarts with Salad and Tahini Dressing

    Hey friends! The other night, I was laying in bed and my creative juices were flowing. I knew I wanted to make something with ground beef for the following day but not sure what! Yes, I often plan my meals the night before! So, I wanted to do something different when the idea of a kufta tart popped into my mind. Often, I utilize things I already have in my pantry or fridge and that is what I did in this case. I thought it was an awesome idea especially since it is keto friendly which is perfect for hubby, it is dairy and gluten free which is perfect for me…

  • turkey shawerma burgers
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Turkey Shawerma Burgers

    Hi friends! Hope you all are well. I’ve been combating some stomach discomfort on and off for over a week now which explains why I haven’t been as active. The other day I was watching the food network and saw a chicken shawerma burger and thought, Wow that’s a great idea! So last night, I made these delicious turkey shawerma burgers inspired by what I saw on the Food Network. The patty is super flavorful and moist; it does not disappoint. The lemon tahini sauce adds a creamy freshness to top the burger off. Hubby and I did lettuce wraps instead of traditional buns for a healthier twist. By the way,…

  • turkey kebabs
    Dinner,  Keto,  Ramadan

    Turkey Kebabs

    Hi everyone! How are you all doing? I’ve been really busy with cake and treat orders this week but I knew I had to get this kebab recipe out there so you guys can try for yourself how easy and delicious this really is! I will be the first to say that I am not a big fan of ground turkey; I am a ground beef kind of girl but this was super good. So, even if you aren’t the biggest fan of turkey; try it! Also, try my turkey meatloaf recipe; that would win you over too! There are plenty of spices and veggies that go into this kebab…