Fresh Chick Pea Salad with Freekeh

Anita Appetizer, Grains, Greens, Salad, Sugar Free, What's Cooking Leave a Comment

It’s a delight when I find foods at the market that remind me of childhood.  Fresh chick peas were a favorite snack growing up.  My grandparents had heaps of these bushy plants growing around the house.  We would pile them up and gather all the cousins and friends around, and spend the afternoon snacking.  Oftentimes, my uncle would roast them …

Do you know what your food is eating?

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Many of us visit Farmer Markets regularly, enjoy the colorful bounty displayed along the aisles, and sample our way through the stalls.   There’s always an element of excitement and wonder as we walk through.  It’s a happy time when we feel connected with our foods and believe in the nourishment it will provide our bodies. There’s an intrinsic feeling …

Greens and Brown Rice with Roasted Almonds

Anita Entrée, Gluten Free, Greens, Herbs, Kids Eat Here, Nuts, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, What's Cooking Leave a Comment

A trip to the Farmer’s Market is necessary to wet the appetite and juice creativity.  I don’t know if that applies to everyone but certainly true for a foodie.  Shopping for food is the most joyful shopping I do, I could spend hours.  As for the Farmer’s Market, it’s no exception.  However, I avoid it on the weekend because it’s …

Green Energy Smoothie

Anita Beverages, Breakfast, Dairy Free, Fruits, Gluten Free, Greens, Kids Eat Here, Nuts, Paleo, Smoothies, Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetables 2 Comments

A beautiful Spring day in the South calls for a not-so-average breakfast.  A nutrient-dense delicious smoothie that can keep you running all day, not to mention full and satisfied.  This has been my breakfast for the last week while traveling.  With variations along the way to keep my taste buds stimulated, I can see a addiction on the way.  Not …

Rainbow Trout with a Rustic Herb Sauce

Anita Dairy Free, Entrée, Fish, Gluten Free, Herbs, Paleo, What's Cooking 2 Comments

Anytime I prepare whole fish, thoughts of platters of crispy-skinned sardines and red mullet (or Sultan Ibrahim as it’s called in Lebanon) flood my vision.  It was my favorite way to eat fish growing up – crispy fish, lemon to squeeze and a garlicky tahini sauce!! Today, we’re not making those, but another seriously yummy and super easy recipe.  It was …

Spiced Kale Chips

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Hi there.  I’m still here and really wanting to share recipes.  A year later, I’m still on my detox diet and working really hard to reach a wholesome state of being. Although quite difficult at times,  it has been an enlightening path this detoxing thing.  I have had the opportunity to creatively explore our food and reinvent our meals.  I …

Squash Love

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Hello.  It’s the week before Thanksgiving. Wow.  It’s my favorite time of year, the time when everyone is a bit more tuned in to family, to being with loved ones, to simply being.  Somehow, work becomes less important, problems less pronounced and a cloud of happiness and contentment sprinkles overhead these tiny moments of relaxed breaths.  Take some deep ones …