4-Ingredient Apple Cake

Only 4 ingredients are needed to make this cake! Eggs, whole wheat flour, apples and brown sugar. The moistness of the apples allows you to skip added fat or oil and whipping the eggs and brown sugar incorporates air into the batter so you don’t need a leavening agent like baking powder. You can add…

Harissa Scrambled Tofu with a Refreshing Cucumber Salad

I was thrilled to discover Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook, Ottolenghi Simple. The recipes in this book are designed to keep the ingredient lists short and cooking techniques simple. This recipe is a vegetarian twist on scrambled eggs. As he mentions in the recipe, double or triple the harissa onions because they keep in the fridge for…

Roasted Curried Cauliflower and Egg Salad

If you’re getting bored with typical salads, try this flavorful combination of roasted cauliflower, hard boiled eggs in a curried yogurt dressing. It’s another winner from Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook, Ottolenghi Simple.

No-Knead Whole Grain Beer Batter Bread

If you have flour in your pantry and beer in your fridge, you can make this bread! This recipe is a no-knead, no yeast, whole grain bread you can make in under an hour! Start your day with a toasted slice, serve it alongside your salads and soups, or spread a slice with some nut…

Creamy Yogurt Cheese

Yogurt cheese, or strained yogurt, is a method of removing the liquid or whey from the yogurt to create a thick, creamy, slightly tangy “cheese” that is similar in texture to cream cheese. Labneh is a strained yogurt used in many Middle Eastern cuisines and is served as a savory dip, drizzled with olive oil…

Pan Con Tomate (Bread with Tomato)

Pan Con Tomate, or bread with tomato, originated in northern Spain as a quick snack or tapas. It is incredibly delicious and I’ve officially voted this my favorite summer dish! I can’t think of a better way to showcase my husband’s brilliant summer gems. Pan con Tomate requires only four ingredients but each one should…

Refrigerator Bran Muffins (bake them fresh each morning)!

Warm muffins, right out of your oven, on a weekday morning? Yes, please! Make the batter over the weekend, put it in your fridge, then bake the muffins later in the week (or even 2 weeks later). Sometimes I only want to bake 6 muffins, not 12, and this recipe gives you the flexibility to…

Bran Muffin Bread

It was 1985. I was working as a clinical dietitian, recently married, and just learning how to cook. Friends recommended, Good Food Book by Jane Brody, a NY Times Food Columnist, to help me with my cooking skills as well as to understand the art of healthier cooking. I read it cover to cover. I…

3-Ingredient Chocolate, Date and Walnut Bites

Dates, walnuts (or almonds, I made two versions for this post), and 100% cocoa powder. That’s it! Put all three ingredients in a food processor and whirl until mixture comes together. Roll into bite size pieces and enjoy! Make extra because these freeze well for a grab and go breakfast or snack. Plus, these sweet,…

Chocolate Peanut Butter “Light Cream”

True confessions. I love sweets, especially ice cream! Instead of my usual after-dinner bowl of ice cream, I’ve been having fun making a batch of “light” cream using frozen bananas, peanut butter, and cocoa powder. It definitely satisfies my sweet tooth even though there’s no added sugar! Ripe, frozen bananas provide the sweetness and they…

Blend and Bake Oat Squares

Finding time for a healthy breakfast can be challenging. That’s why I love anything you can make ahead and freeze. Once baked, cut into squares, wrap and freeze. These grab and go oat squares are made in one easy step and are sweetened naturally from ripe bananas and dates. Eat them cold, room temp or…

Creamy Chocolate Chia Pudding

There are many chia seed pudding recipes on social media and I’ve tried several but what I love about this one, is that it tastes really good! It’s thick, creamy and chocolatey, and the chia seeds give it a texture similar to tapioca pudding (but in a good way). So here you have a delicious…