September 2020

cinnamon roll cake recipe

Cinnamon Roll Cake

20 min prep time, 25 min baking time, serves 6 people

This Cinnamon Roll Cake dessert has a similar flavor to cinnamon rolls but in a simpler cake form. By using premade dough you will cut down on the time it takes to make it, all while keeping that same great homemade taste. You can use the traditional cinnamon frosting, but we recommend the vanilla icing included in the recipe below.

bean and eggplant salad recipe

Bean and Eggplant Salad

20 min prep time, 5 min cooking time, serves 4 people

If you want to spice things up, we recommend trying this Bean and Eggplant Salad. The combination of the sautéed eggplants, protein rich beans, crispy vegetables, fresh herbs, and spices give this salad a rich variety of flavors. To top it all off, it is full of nutritious value. This salad is good on its own, or can be served as a side dish to a main course including chicken or steak.

Tuna Salad with Avocados and Cucumbers recipe

Tuna Salad with Avocados and Cucumbers

15 min prep time, serves 6 people

This Tuna Salad with Avocados and Cucumbers is full of protein and healthy fats. Flaky tuna mixed with creamy avocado, fresh cucumbers, and the best herbs and spices, makes for the easiest warm weather lunch!

Potato Pancake recipe

Potato Pancakes

35 min cooking time, serves 6 people

Potato Pancakes are a traditional recipe that makes for wonderful comfort food. We recommend serving the pancakes with applesauce or sour cream for a light dinner. Alternatively you can serve them with roasted chicken for a hearty winter meal. Enjoy!

honey cake recipe

Honey Cake

15 min prep, 30 min baking time, serves 6 people

In this Honey Cake, we use much of the same ingredients as we did with the Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake, but we switched the butter and sugar out for vegetable oil and honey respectively. This change makes the cake relatively healthier while also giving it a lovely honey flavor. The perfect dessert for an afternoon or morning get together with the family!

beef stir fry and fried potatoes recipe

Beef Stir Fry and Fried Potatoes

20 min prep time, 30 min cooking time, serves 6 people

This delicious stove top meal is perfect for a busy weeknight when you want something easy, yet worthy of a main course. The tender meat compliments the caramelized onions and mushrooms, adding a sweet and earthy taste to the dish. On top of all that, the combination of spices gives the potatoes its distinct yellow color and Middle Eastern flair.

Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe

Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

15 min prep time, 25 min baking time, makes 12 muffins

Recently I have been experimenting with flourless baked goods, making some surprisingly delicious desserts. This Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe calls for basic ingredients like oats, almond milk, and bananas which can be found in almost any kitchen. These muffins can be made in bulk and frozen for the perfect breakfast and mid afternoon snack!

Black Bean and Quinoa Salad recipe

Black Bean Quinoa Salad

20 min prep time, serves 6 people

Black Bean Quinoa Salad is an extremely easy salad to make, all while being packed with vital macro and micro nutrients. Compared to rice, quinoa has a higher protein to carbohydrate ratio as well as being gluten free. Mixed with spices, beans, and fresh vegetables, this salad combines the perfect amount of taste and nutrition. We recommend this as a side dish or a light meal earlier in the day.

little apple pies recipe

Apple Turnover

25 min prep time, 20 min baking time, makes 10 pieces

It’s apple season which makes it a great time to go apple picking with your family. This Apple Turnover is loaded with caramelized apples and wrapped in a flaky pastry crust. It tastes just like apple pie but is much easier to make. After a long day of apple picking, eating this sweet dessert will be sure to make the family smile.

Meatball Soup with Chickpeas and Potatoes recipe

Meatball Soup with Chickpeas and Potatoes

20 min prep time, 45 min cooking time, serves 6 people

Meatball Soup with Chickpeas and Potatoes is one of my favorite comfort foods. The chickpeas and meatballs provide lots of protein, while the potatoes give off a soft contrasting taste, making for a hearty soup fit for a main course. The best part of it all is that it will retain its flavor for days.

oven roasted chicken and mashed potatoes

Oven Roasted Chicken and Mashed Potatoes

20 min prep time, 50 min cooking time, serves 6 people

Oven Roasted Chicken and Mashed Potatoes is a great dish for dinner or for large family gatherings. Chicken and mashed potatoes are very simple and bland foods, but with the right ingredients you can spice this otherwise bland combination to be delicious. Both a great source of protein and complex carbohydrates, it will be sure to fill you up at the end of a long day.

boreki with beef filling recipe

Samosa with Beef Filling

35 min prep time, 20 min baking time, makes 15 pieces

Samosas are a savory pastry that originated in the Middle East, but overtime different variations were adopted throughout Asia and Africa. This version is filled primarily with beef and onions and makes for a surprisingly filling appetizer. Perfect for big parties, we recommend either a yogurt and garlic dip or a tomato, basil, and garlic dip to complement the samosas.

Cabbage Rolls recipe

Cabagge Rolls

20 min prep time, 45 min cooking time, serves 8 people

Cabbage Rolls are a popular dish in many cuisines throughout the world, but mainly centered around Eastern Europe. They usually consist of cooked cabbage leaves wrapped around a tender ground meat and rice filling. This specific recipe calls for the rolls to be cooked in a simple tomato sauce which makes for a fabulous main course.

oatmeal banana cookies recipe

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies

15 min prep time, 15 min baking time, makes 15 cookies

If you liked our Oatmeal Banana Cake, you will love these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies. Made with quick oats, ripe bananas, cranberries, and apricots, they have a much softer texture to them. Add in the chocolate chips and you have the perfect amount of sweet and chewy in your cookies. Enjoy this quick and easy dessert!

peaches in puff pastry recipe

Peach Puff Pastry

15 min prep time, 15 min baking time, makes 8 pieces

Sometimes a quick and easy dessert is just the thing you need. Try this Peach Puff Pastry recipe that combines the flexible puff pastry with canned  peaches.  Feel free to switch up the final ingredient to add your own spin on it. We recommend either powdered sugar or apricot preserve, but you can also drizzle it with chocolate or glaze.