Category: Special Diet

Layered Pistachio Baklava

Layered Pistachio Baklava

Baklava was always the treat I bought or was gifted. I never attempted making it at home because it seemed like it would be an overly tedious task. Once you get into the rhythm of things though, the act of layering each sheet of phyllo and chopped nuts, becomes quite cathartic.

Spiced Carrots, Chickpeas, and Herbs

Spiced Carrots, Chickpeas, and Herbs

These golden brown carrots and chickpeas, paired with the punchy and tangy dressing, is something you’ll want to serve at every meal! Eat as an appetizer, side dish, or even main course.

Air-Fried Pumpkin Shakarparas

Air-Fried Pumpkin Shakarparas

Growing up in an Indian-American household, shakarparas are a staple cookie for the holidays. My family makes traditional shakarparas every year, and I wanted to give my own twist on it for the fall season. I used the original recipe and adapted it for the fall season by adding pumpkin and different spices.

Vegetarian Barbe-Fu

Vegetarian Barbe-Fu

This was a new one for me, trying to create something delicious for a team member’s going away party at work. Most of my meals/dishes are very meat forward, but she’s vegan so we tried to make her a meal she’d remember. This tofu recipe blends the flavors, techniques, and style of a normal barbecue, but replaces the meat with extra firm tofu.

Colorful Spring Time Pasta Salad

Colorful Spring Time Pasta Salad

Colorful pasta made with naturally dyed spring time colors and shapes. This pasta salad is sure to become a crowd pleasing favorite as the perfect main or side dish! Only five ingredients and ready in under 20 minutes!

Gluten Free Orange Cake

Gluten Free Orange Cake

This is one of my favourite guilt free treats. It’s also a high protein recipe and can be enjoyed with a variety of toppings once it’s baked. It’s one of the easiest cakes you will ever make. It can even be done with a hand whisk. This recipe can also be made with lemons.

Fast and Tasty Chorizo Fritatta

Fast and Tasty Chorizo Fritatta

This frittata is a fast and protein rich meal for any time of day. I came up with it while experimenting with leftover chorizo. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, this filling egg dish will keep you full. Peppery, flavorful and easy to make; this dish could become a weekly staple!

Roasted Mushroom Pho

Roasted Mushroom Pho

This is a hearty broth made with slow roasted mushrooms and has very deep and developed flavors. I had some mushrooms to use and wanted to try something different with them. This is a recipe for someone who wants to spend the day making the house smell amazing!