Posts Tagged ‘healthy’

Eggplant Rice Bowls + Salad Love Review

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Eggplant Rice Bowls: Unless you often make vegetables your main course, you probably haven’t tried this combination. The bowl has rice on the bottom (seasoned to your liking), a thick layer of eggplant cooked with onions and green beans, and is topped with sweet potato, to even out the flavors.

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It’s not exactly what I’d consider a salad, but the recipe is based off one found in Salad Love by David Bez. Maybe what makes this a salad is the fact that it has a dressing — olive oil infused with crushed red pepper. (more…)

Zucchini Lasagna + Soup Club Cookbook Review

If you live anywhere even slightly cold, the one thing you love about winter is probably the delicious food that it brings. And when it comes to dinners, who doesn’t love hearty casseroles or steaming soups?

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Last night, I treated my family to something hearty and healthy: zucchini lasagna. Many of you have probably already tried some type of zucchini-rendition of a pasta, as gluten-free meals have become increasingly more popular. If you still haven’t jumped on the zucchini bandwagon, I’d recommend starting now, with this recipe. With the right types and proportions of cheese, herbs, and tomatoes, you can hardly even tell that there isn’t any real pasta in this dish. This is a filling and healthy way to sneak veggies into your meal!

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The idea for this recipe came from The Soup Club Cookbook. I know, my sister couldn’t believe it either, that I didn’t choose a soup recipe from this book. The truth is this book contains so much more than just soups, unlike the title suggests. The soup recipes in the book do seem amazing (I already bookmarked more than a dozen), but there’re also recipes for salads, snacks, vegetables, etc. (the only section it’s missing is one for desserts). (more…)

Perfect Chocolate Chip Pancakes + My Etsy Shop!

Yes, you read that post title correctly: these are the perfect chocolate chip pancakes. Why? Because they’re fat and fluffy, made with whole wheat flour, and you can whip them up in minutes. 

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But, before I give you the recipe, I’d like to announce the opening of my new Etsy shop! Last week I worked on setting up my site (etsy.com/shop/jackiesdelights) where I’ll be selling handmade accessories, purses, pouches, and hopefully some laptop sleeves too. 

etsy shop.1Currently, there are scarves, headbands, and zipper pouches and I hope to be adding more summery items. I also enjoy knitting and crocheting but will probably wait until fall to post the bulk of those items.  (more…)

Whole Wheat Pancakes

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This has been my long-time go-to recipe whenever I’m not sure what to make my family for breakfast. These pancakes are pretty simple, calling only for basic ingredients (nothing fancy). 

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They are also very healthy, with whole wheat and oatmeal. They’re readily adaptable: replace the oatmeal with more flour for a thicker pancake, add chocolate chips for a sweet treat, or change the amount of milk for varying thickness.  (more…)

Whole Wheat Tortillas

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Depending on which state you live in, it can be pretty difficult to find delicious tortillas at your local grocery store. It is especially hard to find fresh, handmade tortillas, even if there’s a Mexican bakery nearby; machine-made tortillas seem to be the norm in the states. So if you are looking for a delicious tortilla recipe, try this one out. Make these tortillas as thick or thin as you want them, and have them fresh off the stove. It is a lot quicker to make these tortillas than any yeasted bread and these taste wonderful served warm with a bit of butter!  (more…)