Chickpea, Tofu, and Spinach Curry

This recipe is a twist on classic Indian curries. We used coconut milk as our cream instead of actual cream. Though coconut milk is still high in calories and fat, it has medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs are less likely to be stored as fat and some studies suggest that they decrease appetite. Regardless, it…

Meal Plan – Week 3

It’s another short week for us! This week, we feature 4 easy recipes. We have a busy week, so we wanted to keep the recipes short and simple. Our featured protein is black beans and quinoa. As you know, we don’t cook with rice, pastas, breads. But we do occasionally sneak in some quinoa as…

Braised Cauliflower and Mushroom

Sometimes we are lazy and don’t feel like doing much in the kitchen. This is a recipe for one of those days. General rule of thumb, if you are too tired to cook just put a bunch of vegetables together in a delicious sauce and you’ve got a winner. Cauliflower and mushroom may sound like…

Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

We try to avoid rice, pastas, and breads as much as we can. But when we are craving carbohydrates, we try to reach for quinoa. Though quinoa is heavy on the carbohydrate, it is different from the classic pastas in that it is also a good source of protein and fiber. It is the fiber…

Brussel Sprouts & Sweet Potato “Hash”

This recipe takes less than 15 minutes of prep and is so delicious. We substituted with sweet potatoes in our “hash” because they have a low glycemic index and are healthier when compared to potatoes. This dish is smoky and sweet in flavor and the brussel sprouts and the sweet potato complement each other nicely….

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Bowl

We try to avoid processed carbohydrates such as rice, bread, pastas. So, cauliflower “rice” is a favorite substitute in our home. It’s quite easy to make. We have tried it out at potlucks and most people don’t even realize the rice is missing. Cauliflower is versatile and can be used in many different ways when…

Meal Plan – Week #2

We hope you enjoyed our meal plan from last week. This week we only have 4 recipes since we have a short week (best friend is getting married). But regardless, the recipes are quick and easy and diverse in flavor so you don’t get sick of eating the same things. This week, we are featuring…

Thai Basil Lettuce Wraps

Basil is versatile and is excellent in italian foods. But did you know that it is often used in Thai cooking as well. Technically, thai basil is different from regular basil but can be a little difficult to find. In our recipe, we used regular basil and the floral and fragrant notes with the asian…

(naked) Black-Eyed Pea and Cremini Mushroom Burger

The black bean burger is true and tried favorite. We wanted to try something different featuring the black-eyed peas. This burger consisting of the peas and cremini mushrooms is rich in flavor and protein. Easy to make and even easier to eat guilt free. To ensure that it’s low calorie, we cut out the bread…

Tofu and Vegetable Salad

We love cooking with tofu, it’s so versatile and just a sponge for good flavor. The key is making sure you have a good sauce for the tofu. The key in this recipe is the delicious dressing! In fact, you may want to make some extra so you can use it again. Ingredients Soy sauce…