Roasted Garlic Green Bean Almondine

Roasted Garlic Green Bean Almondine

For the last almost-two years I’ve been obsessed with the Garlic and Blue Cheese Green Bean Almondine by Chef John of Food Wishes. Although traditional green bean almondine is plenty of awesome, Chef John’s take on the holiday classic takes it a step further. The green beans are tossed in a mellow sauce made of roasted… 

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Lamb Sausage Spaghetti (Squash) with Almond “Pangritata”

Lamb Sausage Spaghetti (Squash) with Almond "Pangritata"

I’ve been in the mood for pasta these days, real deal pasta. I think it’s my body wanting to put on some insulation for the winter. I’m not one to go all pumpkin crazy in the fall but this one was obvious. Making zucchini noodles in the fall would be a heinous crime against the… 

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Paleo Nasi Goreng [Indonesian Fried Rice]

Paleo Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)

So… I don’t actually like cauliflower. For one, it doesn’t have the most appealing smell or produce the most appealing smells upon digestion, if you know what I mean. But at the same time, I think cauliflower is too easily overlooked. In the paleo world, this humble cruciferous vegetable is highly regarded by some as… 

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Watermelon Salad with Fried Halloumi & Basil

Basil Watermelon & Fried Halloumi Salad

It’s Part 7 of the Real Food Ramadan series! (Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6 over here!) We’re more than halfway through the month and I’ve miraculously avoided indulgence of the usual Ramadan suspects. They’re coming after me in full force too, with their proponents whispering, “one won’t do any… 

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Real Food Ramadan Starts With Papri Chaat

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“Are you breaking your diet in Ramadan?” The first question my mom asked me when we started talking about preparing for Ramadan. Unfortunately, Ramadan is a time where most of the 2 billion Muslims in the world throw health and nutrition out the window. It’s too hard, we tell ourselves. Or it takes too much… 

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Pan Fried Spiced Mustard Trout

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I used to be a mustard hater. Ketchup, on the other hand, I could’ve bathed in. It was ketchup with my eggs, sandwiches, rice and samosas (sometimes I wonder if my mom thought ketchup was a vegetable). Things have changed. I still love ketchup. But I’m equally obsessed with mustard. It’s mustard-on-everything around here. That’s not to… 

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Immersion Blender Mayonnaise & Creamy Sesame Dressing

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Is anyone else obsessed with the bottled Japanese sesame dressing that you find in the Asian food aisle? You know, the one with all the soybean oil and fake emulsifiers? I was. And not because of the lengthy ingredient list but because of the mayo. Oh, mayo. I used to have an unhealthily relationship with… 

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