Turmeric Fried Rice with Beef

Turmeric Fried Rice with Beef

While we try to eat mostly grain free at home, when we go out to restaurants, we are much more laid back and just stick to "Gluten-Free". This Turmeric Fried Rice with Beef is one of my favorite gluten-free dishes at a local Thai spot we frequent in the Capitol Hill neighborhood … [Read more...]

Singapore Rice Noodles with Chicken

Singapore Rice Noodles with Chicken from www.everydaymaven.com

Singapore Rice Noodles with Chicken is one of my comfort foods. It is one of the dishes I miss the most from Charles Plaza (a healthy Chinese restaurant that used to be in Philadelphia's Chinatown). It's right there with Hot & Sour Soup, Chicken Dumplings and Chicken Soong … [Read more...]

Stuffed Cabbage {Prakas}

Jewish Stuffed Cabbage from www.everydaymaven.com

Are you familiar with Prakas? Prakas is what my family has always called Stuffed Cabbage. It is an Eastern European dish that spans many ethnic cuisines and this version is based on my mom's traditional Jewish Stuffed Cabbage Recipe aka "Prakas". I was wondering a bit about … [Read more...]

Spiced Vegetable Soup with Quinoa

Weight Watchers Quinoa Soup. Gluten Free Quinoa Soup.

This soup was a happy accident of having too many vegetables needing to be used up and craving some intense flavors. I didn't have any plan or guideline when I went into the kitchen to make this soup. I just knew that I was hungry, wanted to use up all those vegetables and … [Read more...]

Bibimbap {Bee-Bim Bop! in Toddler}

Bibimbap by www.EverydayMaven.com

Have you ever had Bibimbap? If not, it is a Korean rice bowl with different vegetables, egg, some kind of meat or tofu, spices and kimchi. Sounds good, right? I happen to love this dish and hadn’t prepared it at home until a couple of weeks ago. I have always lived in big … [Read more...]

Red, White and Green Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad with Vegetables

So you know how we had a little discussion the other day about how to soak, season and cook your own dried beans? Well, this is an example of what I like to do with the cooked beans. A simple grain salad with beans for protein and as many vegetables as I can shove in there. I … [Read more...]

Full Until Lunch Power Muesli

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This is one of those things I am embarrassed that I have been buying for so long. This takes all of about two minutes to make. Yep, it is seriously that easy. The really hard part about Muesli is deciding what ingredients to blend together. Now that part can take hours. … [Read more...]

Grilled Shrimp and Corn Salad

Grilled Shrimp and Corn Salad from www.EverydayMaven.com

Dinner salads are a weekly thing around here. They are quick, easy to throw to together and have endless flavor and ingredient combinations. For the most part, I like to use up whatever vegetables I have on hand, add some type of beans, roasted peppers, a couple croutons and … [Read more...]

Quinoa Spanakopita

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A couple of months ago, I had the most incredible plate of spanakopita at a restaurant.  It was so wonderful, so creamy and so ridiculously high in calories and fat (or Points Plus if you are doing Weight Watchers) that I was wishing I was wearing sweat pants instead of skinny … [Read more...]

Spiced Coconut Rice

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Rice is so unbelievably versatile, you could make a new dish with it every time and it wouldn't let you down.  This simple side dish features Brown Jasmine Rice and is something I make in big batches (I usually double this recipe) and freeze for future dinners. Brown rice … [Read more...]

Quinoa Tabbouleh

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Whenever I think of Middle Eastern food, I immediately think of amazing olive oil, aromatic spices like sumac and cardamom, tahini, unbelievable breads and salads spread out on tables full of food served family style.  One of the most commonly seen dishes on these tables is … [Read more...]

Toasted Garlic and Parsley Quinoa

Toasted Garlic and Parsley Quinoa from www.everydaymaven.com

Are you cooking with quinoa yet? If so, you will love this flavorful, yet simple preparation. If not, this is the perfect recipe to get you started! Quinoa is one of those things I get a lot of questions about.  Like how to cook it properly, how to make it taste great, what it … [Read more...]

Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Black Bean Veggie Burgers from www.everydaymaven.com

This is a really good veggie burger.  No, seriously this is a GREAT veggie burger!   There are so many options out there when it comes to homemade veggie burgers.   I have tried (way too many) a lot of recipes and variations and am just never happy with the outcome.  They are … [Read more...]

Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice Recipe from www.everydaymaven.com

In case you have yet to be acquainted, let me introduce you to Kimchi.  Kimchi is a fermented, pickled cabbage in a spicy sauce (although you can buy it mild).  It is the national dish of Korea and it is de.lic.ious.  And most importantly, Kimchi is full of flavor, very low in … [Read more...]

Coconut-Curry Soup with Shrimp

Thai Coconut Curry Soup from www.everydaymaven.com

This is such a delicious and addictive soup - if you like Thai flavors, you have to try this!  It is near impossible to believe that a hefty serving with rice noodles, shrimp and an amazing, creamy coconut-curry broth only has 7 Points Plus. It is fabulous! I found the … [Read more...]