Spanakopita (Spinach Pie)

I have expressed several times in my blog my love for spinach. I would make anything that has spinach and this is one of them.  You can make this recipe in advance and freeze it. When you are ready to have them, just defrost them and bake it. This food is low in saturated fat, and very… Continue reading Spanakopita (Spinach Pie)

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Avocado

My husband and I looooove Brussel sprouts. He actually loves anything cabbage-y.  Our family holidays are never complete without a dish with Brussel sprouts. Another love is avocado.  I love them when they are not too ripe and mushy. Avocados are low in calories per serving.  One fifth of an avocado has only 50 calories… Continue reading Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Avocado

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Spinach Omelette (Mexican Enchilada Style)

My best friend loves Mexican food.  I am not too fond of it but he is my only family here, so I never say “no” to him every time he invites me to dinner (which is always to a Mexican restaurant). I remember almost 2 years ago, one of his friends ordered a Spinach Enchilada.… Continue reading Spinach Omelette (Mexican Enchilada Style)

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Gluten Free & Oil Free Zucchini & Goat Cheese Quesadillas

Easy & healthy quesadilla using low calorie zucchinis and any cheese of your preference. My cheese of choice (I mean, what I had on hand) is goat cheese. Since zucchinis are a little bit taste free, the creamy and a little bit of tartness of the goat cheese make this a very interesting dish. Zucchinis are outstanding… Continue reading Gluten Free & Oil Free Zucchini & Goat Cheese Quesadillas

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Cassava Cake

A childhood friend just sent me a message asking for the recipe for Cassava cake we made when we were growing up.  This cake brings a lot of lovely childhood memories.  I remember fixing it with my girlfriends Joy, Gigi and Maita.  We had fun grating the cassava and making all kinds of mistakes in… Continue reading Cassava Cake

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Lentil Soup (Shorbat Adas)

We usually have lentil soup when we fix our Middle Eastern meals. It is a good way to start a meal.  It could actually pass as a meal on it’s own. We always make a big batch, we like it that much. And it is always better the next day. During Lent, our Fridays are… Continue reading Lentil Soup (Shorbat Adas)

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Gluten Free Avocado Basil Pesto

During Lent, Friday is always a meatless day in our household.  I grew up with this tradition and I am carrying it on. Pesto has always been my favorite.  One day, while watching television, I saw this dish served in a restaurant in in New York ( I forgot to write down which).  As always,… Continue reading Gluten Free Avocado Basil Pesto

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