OLIVE OIL

We use olive oil moderately as it is a calorie rich ingredient. It can help with digestion, improves cognitive function, helps arthritis and reduces joint pain. It certainly dresses anything it touches with a layer of lubrication and softens hearty greens and vegetables for easier digestion. See below some of our posts and recipes that call for olive oil!

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PINE NUT PESTO ZUCCHINI RIBBONS RECIPE

When the two of us get in the mood for pesto pasta, we go straight to our favorite pine nut pesto veggie pasta recipe. Rather than filling ourselves with heavy wheat pasta, we substitute with beautiful and just-as-delicious, zucchini ribbons. They are so delicate and...

QUINOA STUFFED MUSHROOM RECIPE

The two of us love the earthy flavors that come from mushrooms, so we cook with them often. One of our favorite things to do is stuff them with yummy ingredients. Stuffed mushrooms make perfect little appetizers and they work well as a side dish too. See our Quinoa...

TOMATO SKIN FACE MASKS

Did you know by eating tomatoes, you can naturally protect your skin from the sun? Lycopene, which tomatoes are full of, fights aging, shrinks pores and de-greases skin. Applying tomato straight to the skin regularly, shows a decrease in pore size. It naturally leaves...

THREE GREENS GOLDEN BEET SALAD RECIPE

When the two of us visited Santa Fe, New Mexico, we enjoyed a wonderful lunch at a restaurant called Casa Sena and had one of the most unbelievable salads of our life. It was so fresh, so green and we fell in love with the pickled beets. Now, when we get the craving...

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP RECIPE

We took home this beautiful butternut squash from the farmers market and made a delicious soup out of it on a chilly night to warm up. In the ingredients list it includes vegetable broth, but we like to make our own. For this recipe we used carrots, celery, onions,...

POTATO PACKET RECIPE

Potato packets are a favorite of ours. We’ve been making them together for years and we still make them today. If you haven’t tried them, we’d say it’s time. They are so easy to make, absolutely delicious and they can be cooked on the grill or...

WHITE BEAN HUMMUS RECIPE

We love hummus, but we never knew how easy it was to make! It’s so much fun taking whole ingredients, blending them together and as if by magic, transforming them into mouth-watering dishes! Our white bean hummus is a favorite of ours. Enjoy our recipe below!...

MUSHROOM ONION SOUP RECIPE

When the first chill of Fall hit, we were quick to cook up some hot soups! One of the easiest and most soothing soups we enjoy is our mushroom onion soup. It’s hearty, the thick red onion melts in our mouths and the mushroom gives it a rustic feel and taste....

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SEEDS WITH SMOKED PAPRIKA RECIPE

Most people toss the seeds when cooking with butternut squash, but we make sure to save them. Like pumpkin seeds, butternut squash seeds are full of fiber, they are a plant-based protein and are absolutely delicious roasted! We enjoy dusting them with smoked paprika...

PINTO BEAN VEGETABLE MEDLEY RECIPE

Every once an a while we make our own little side dish medleys, full of harmonizing ingredients. This recipe calls for beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, onion and spices. It’s delicious and a home run side dish if you ask us. Enjoy our Pinto Bean Vegetable...

HONEY LEMON BRUSSELS SPROUTS RECIPE

Brussels Sprouts can go wrong so very quickly when it comes to cooking them. We finally figured out a great way to sweeten them up and change their flavor profile up a bit! Now, we can’t get enough and have even gotten the thumbs up from a certain family member...

BAKED FALAFEL SALAD WITH AVOCADO TAHINI RECIPE

We used to get the most amazing falafel in Jersey City, when we worked in NYC. It was a weekly thing for us. Falafel is sometimes pretty hard to find, so we like to make our own. Sometimes we fry them, but this time we enjoyed freshly baked falafel on a bed of spinach...

DELICATA SQUASH RINGS RECIPE

We picked up some squash that we had never eaten or cooked with before, called Delicata Squash. It’s also known as Bohemian or Peanut squash and is a winter vegetable that is cream colored, has green stripes and great texture. It is so easy to work with, the...

SPAGHETTI SQUASH RECIPE

We try to steer clear from traditional pasta, flour and calories that come with it. When we get a craving for spaghetti, which doesn’t happen very often, we pick up spaghetti squash. It’s a healthy pasta substitute, it’s naturally stringy and tastes...

TREAT DAY FRIES RECIPE

Treat days are a perfect excuse to enjoy homemade fries! They are so much better than any frozen fry from a restaurant or fast food joint. Sometimes we like to cut them thinly, other times, nice and chunky. We pair them with homemade ketchup and even like to go wild...

POTATO PEA CURRY RECIPE

When it comes to curries, this one hits the spot! The potatoes melt, the peas stand out and everything is alright in the world. It’s such a comforting dish and is one we enjoy often. It reminds us of when we worked in New York City. We’d meet for lunch at...

CAULIFLOWER PANCAKE RECIPE

We’ve always loved making and enjoying potato pancakes and apple pancakes, but we had never tried cauliflower pancakes with parsley and Greek yogurt before. The cheese really makes them and it turns out they are super easy to whip up and they make a perfect...

GARLIC STUFFED ARTICHOKES RECIPE

We used to always boil our artichokes and whip up some classic hollandaise sauce, but recently we’ve enjoyed baking the hearty vegetables. With a simple recipe including only a few ingredients, we’ve found we don’t even need a sauce for these tasty...

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