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    Banana Nut Raisin Muffins – Ripe Bananas You Aren’t Going Anywhere!

    These are my go to dessert when I have people coming over; they always seem to be a crowd pleaser. On top of that, it doesn’t take much time to make at all yet has great flavorful without being overly sweet. Next time you have some ripe bananas lying around do yourself a favor and try this recipe; trust me you will not be disappointed! Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: approx. 15 Ingredients 1 ripe banana 2 tablespoons cinnamon 1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts 1/2 cup of raisins 1 tablespoon of flour 1 box of French vanilla cake mix (you will need eggs, vegetable oil, and water) Instructions Follow the…

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    Ground Turkey Zucchini Boats – A Nutritious Bite!

    My husband and I wanted to cut down on carbs and incorporate more vegetables into our daily diet; that’s where these Ground Turkey Zucchini Boats came into the picture. Zucchini has always been one of my favorites veggies which I have mentioned in previous posts. I was happy to find some in my fridge. Ground Turkey is also a great substitute for ground beef; its leaner and can develop great flavors just as well. I’ll be honest; I never tried Ground turkey till I was introduced to my husband’s family. I was hesitant to even try it at first but it did win me over! You will surely enjoy these…

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    Crustless Spinach & Mushroom Egg Quiche – Another way to enjoy your eggs!

    I literally buy 2-3 dozen eggs almost every week; you can assume my husband and I eat a whole lot of eggs! There are plenty of ways to eat your eggs; sunny side, scrambled, even omelettes just to name a few. Today, I’ll be introducing you to this super easy and delicious crustless spinach & mushroom egg quiche that I happened to make for the first time several days ago. I try to utilize whatever I have available in my fridge and pantry; so nothing goes to waste or expires. I realized that I had beautiful fresh veggies, cheese, and eggs and wanted to make something different than the usual!…

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    Lemon Muffins with Toasted Coconut – Refreshingly Sweet!

    Lemons are literally an amazing fruit; you can use them in so many ways. Here, they will be used to add a subtle fresh tang to your often sweet dessert. The acidity in lemons will counter the sweet you often taste in most desserts. This recipe is light, refreshing and above all: EASY! The only sweet part would be the glaze which you can omit if you wish to do so but it definitely elevates the taste of the muffin 🙂 Total Time: 30 min Serving size: Approx. 15 Ingredients 1 Box of French Vanilla cake mix *Yes, I’m using cake mix-so much easier and does the job! Therefore you…

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    Side Dishes

    Sweet Potato Hash – So simple & flavorful

    My husband and I always pick up sweet potatoes when at the grocery store.  Sweet potatoes are lower on the glycemic index (rank system of food based off of blood sugar level) and higher in fiber than white potatoes. This recipe is inspired by one I happened to watch on The Food Network a while back.  It is super flavorful and easy to make. This side dish will prove that vegetables can be very tasty; don’t shy away from them! I used to think the only way to eat sweet potatoes was oven baked and topped with sour cream but Boy was I wrong; it’s an extremely versatile vegetable. Total…

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    Homemade Pizza Dough – Just 15 minute to make!

    One day my mom was in the kitchen making these small meat, cheese, and spinach pies that were indicative of our Middle Eastern culture called mo3ajanat; which happens to be my all time favorite thing to eat and snack on. As a newlywed, I wanted to do something special for my husband on his birthday and I ended up making this dough to create a heart shaped pizza! Food truly is the way to a man’s heart; he loved it. Today I will be sharing with you this super easy 6 ingredient dough recipe! Total Time: 15 min to make 15 min to bake at 350 degrees (till brown underneath)…

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    Shrimp & Quinoa – Healthy & Delicious

    Shrimp has got to be by far my favorite seafood to eat; it takes on flavors very well and is quick to cook. Quinoa is a grain that has become popular in the last few years due to its health benefits; it is a great source of fiber and nutrients. It can also be seen as an alternative for rice; it’s easy to cook and I find it pairs very well with seafood especially shrimp. This is a dish that my husband and I cant get enough of! Total Time: 25 min Serving: 3-4 people Ingredients A package of medium sized cooked frozen shrimp (I purchase mine from Aldi’s)- Of…

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    Oatmeal Power Bowl – Jazzin’ It Up

    Whenever you think of breakfast and eating right; oatmeal always seems to be the way to go. Many people don’t enjoy oatmeal though; it can be very plain Jane. I will be the first to admit that actually. This simple 5-minute recipe is sure to fill you up and keep your taste buds satisfied. Your body will also be thanking you; oatmeal isn’t just high in fiber but also antioxidants. This has been a go to recipe for my husband and I to enjoy on the weekends- healthy & hearty! Total Time: 5-7 minutes Serving size- 1 (I was just eating this myself today so I made the appropriate amount)…

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    Brunch,  Ramadan

    Shakshuka – Middle Eastern egg & tomato dish

    Some of you may recognize this authentic Middle Eastern breakfast dish; it’s called Shakshuka. It is actually my father’s personal favorite for Sunday brunch; a dish he grew up eating in Palestine. To be honest, I never understood how tomatoes and eggs could work together but let me tell you, they are a harmonious duo. This tomato and egg based dish is packed with flavor and is sure to wake your tastes buds up!   Total Time: 30 minutes Serving size: 3-4 people Ingredients 6 eggs 7 Roma ripe tomatoes (any ripe tomatoes would do but keep in mind roma are smaller than most tomatoes) or 28 oz. canned crushed…

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    Side Dishes

    Sautéed Zucchini & Mushrooms – Finger lickin’ good!

    Vegetables are the perfect side for any meal. So why not whip up some Parmesan & Garlic flavored squash and mushrooms? Garlic and cheese with anything will win me over. Who’s with me? I grew fond of squash after my parents started growing it in our backyard-it’s a versatile vegetable that can be cooked several ways. Today we will be sautéing them with some spices and mushrooms. By the way, zucchini is a type of squash so the two terms are interchangeable. Total Time: 20 min Serving size: 4 people Ingredients 1 yellow zucchini 1 green zucchini 1 package of white mushrooms (any kind would do) 2 cloves of garlic…