If you read food blogs or follow food bloggers on social media, you’ve most certainly heard of vegetable noodles. I myself have been making vegetable noodles long before the popular spiralizer. I simply used a mandolin – and before then a julienne peeler – to make thin ribbons. And since zucchini noodles are all the rage these days, I’m going to share with you simple, Raw Zucchini Noodles with Marinara Sauce….
This crisp, hearty, tangy, and vegan Caesar salad is a refreshingly healthy take on the old classic. While I can certainly live without a Caesar salad, Tanner can’t. When we go out and Caesar salad is on the menu, he’s ordering it. Every single time.
Since we don’t eat out that often, I never even thought about transforming the “old classic” into a healthier plant-based alternative. However, when Tanner brought a bottle of a Caesar salad dressing home a few weeks ago (just so that he could make Caesar salad more frequently), I really wanted to come up with a healthier alternative. Having Caesar salad as an occasional treat in a restaurant? OK. Turning it into a staple with a store-bought dressing? Not so OK….
If there’s any food I could make with my eyes closed, it’s fries. Old classic French fries and crispy sweet potato fries. No, I’m not addicted to them. I’ve just prepared them so many times that I have a very set formula for making the recipe. I’m not sure you can even call it a recipe – you just throw a few things together and bake the potatoes into a crispy perfection. Yes, bake them….
“Tanner, eat your Brussels sprouts!” is what my husband recalls when he thinks back to his childhood memories of eating vegetables at a dinner table. What a funny thing, childhood memories. The sad truth is that many adults had a traumatic experience with Brussels sprouts while growing up and have written them off as adults. If that’s you, I dare you to try these Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts. They are to die for. You’ll be fighting for the last one on the plate, I promise….
Regardless of where it’s from, falafel is a simple street food, a Middle Eastern/Greek fast food if you will. Yet, for something served up on pretty much every street corner, it can seem exceedingly difficult and daunting to get right at home. Not anymore! These falafel waffles are so easy to make, packed with flavor and crispy without deep-frying.