• chicken shawarma tacos
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free

    Chicken Shawarma Tacos

    One of my fondest memories traveling to Jordan was eating shawarma with my cousins at 1 am while watching a movie. It was our thing. In Jordan, restaurants and shops would literally stay open into the night for people to enjoy. I love the nightlife over there; never a dull moment. The shawarma was unlike no other. Anyone who has tried it will tell you that but here in the states, we do our best to make shawarma as close as possible to what we know. Today, I made some chicken shawarma tacos using Wild Garden’s Marinade. I know, tacos are not traditional at all but this meal super delicious…

  • cod dinner
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free

    Cod Dinner

    Hey friends! Lately, I have been a little obsessed with cod. I literally just discovered it a month ago and now I cannot get enough. We have it every week. If you arent familiar with it, it a white fish mild in taste but literally melts in your mouth. It takes on flavor really well. Growing up, my mother made one particular salad next to any fish dish she served and that is this parsley tahini-based salad known as bakdoonseyeh. It is creamy, citrusy and so delicious! I share the recipe with you all below because it pairs just beautifully with seafood. This cod dinner is a must-try and it…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Roasted chicken and potatoes
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free

    Roasted Chicken & Potatoes

    Ever just go in the kitchen, and see what you had then made a delicious meal out of it? This recipe was made on a whim! I had some garlic sauce that I made the day before and chicken sitting in the fridge ready to be cooked. I needed some sort of side and absolutely LOVE potatoes, especially crispy ones. So, I roasted some chicken with some amazing potatoes and we had a fantastic dinner. You can use whatever chicken you please but I recommend bone in with skin on for this recipe. Keep in mind that depending on the size of your chicken that cooking time will be different.…

  • baked turkey kebabs
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto,  Ramadan

    Baked Turkey Kebabs

    If you guys have been following me for a while now then you know that I never ate ground turkey growing up. I mean NEVER! It was always ground beef in our household until my in-laws introduced me to ground turkey. I then started to experiment with it and have grown to really love it. It’s so much leaner than beef too so its a great substitute. I am super excited to share this recipe with you because you can literally cook it in under 30 minutes and it makes for a healthy wholesome main dish to dinner. Servings: 9 skewers Total Time: approx. 40 min Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds…

  • chicken & okra saute
    Dinner

    Chicken & Okra Saute

    Lately, I have been super busy and quick dinner meals have been getting me through the evening. Saute’s and stir fry’s are my new favorite thing! This chicken & okra saute is delicious! It is also hubby approved. He never liked okra because of its slimy texture but when its cooked like this, you don’t taste that texture as much. I hope you enjoy this quick weeknight meal! Ingredients 2 minced garlic cloves 2 1/2 cup chopped okra (thin slices) 1 lb of diced chicken breast or chicken tenders (skinless & boneless) 2 tbsp of liquid smoke 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp paprika 1 tbsp garlic powder Salt &…

  • veggie pasta
    Appetizers

    Lemon Veggie Spaghetti with chicken

    Hey friends! The other day I received a fabulous book by Jamie Oliver and this recipe was inspired from that book. I am actually giving away two copies of it on my instagram; so go ahead and check that out. Every time I post a recipe for pasta, I say its better than the last but honestly this pasta is darn good! The lemon and veggies add such great flavor and freshness. If you do not like a heavy pasta dish, then this is definitely for you. Super easy and quick to make as well an the chicken gives it more heartiness and protein to make it a full meal.…