If you are trying to eat gluten-free, or just healthier in general, my modern take on traditional Middle Eastern Tabbouleh Salad is a great recipe to try. The bright, fresh herbs, the tender, nutty quinoa, and the tangy, lemony dressing, all make for a perfect flavor combination.
One thing that I really enjoy doing is reworking old recipes. This quinoa tabbouleh salad is a perfect example of that. It’s a traditional Middle Eastern dish that I decided to give a healthier twist to.
If you haven’t heard of the Instant Pot – let me tell you a secret – they’re AMAZING. The Instant Pot is a brand of electric pressure cooker that is also so, so much more than a pressure cooker. It’s not just a pressure cooker. The Instant Pot is also a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté pan and warming pot. It is truly one of the best kitchen tools you can purchase.
I had originally purchased the Instant Pot to replace my slow cooker – and let me tell you I’m DELIGHTED that I did. I love it as a slow cooker, don’t get me wrong. But, by far, best feature I’ve found is the electric pressure cooker setting.
Gone are the days when you worry about whether the stovetop pressure cooker will explode when you try and bring it up to pressure. You don’t have to run it under cold water to quick release the pressure (please don’t do this with an electric pressure cooker, you’ll end up buying yourself a new one). You don’t have to count rattles and turn down the heat to make sure it isn’t cooking too high or count whistles for the length of time that you need the food at pressure.
An easy vegan dip recipe seasoned with Moroccan spices that is as beautiful as it is delicious. Pairs perfectly with fresh pita bread or pita chips.
One of the things that it seems like it’s hard to do when you’re on Weight Watchers (or any diet) is to go to parties. There is usually a lot of food but much of it is laden with fat and calories that you don’t need and won’t eat.
With the holidays just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get your repertoire of recipes in shape to bring the tastiest and healthiest treats to parties. And trust me, one of those recipes you’re going to want to make is this delicious Moroccan Carrot Dip.
From my experience, sushi is one of those polarizing foods. You either love it, or you aren’t a fan of it. I’m one of those people who love it. It can be a great snack or a whole meal, especially paired with some stir fried vegetables.
Unfortunately, unless you’re good at it and have a whole set up, making rolled sushi is very time consuming.
Enter this delicious, nutritious and simple Asian Salmon Rice Bowl. It’s a combination of sushi and the extremely popular “Buddha Bowls”.
Is there anything better than garlic butter? OK, so I can think of a few things (like chocolate), but when it comes to the savory, garlic butter is about as good as it gets. I am willing to eat just about anything with garlic butter involved.
Since I love garlic butter, I thought I’d season my roasted carrots with garlic butter. And let me tell you, they turned out to be soooooo much more amazing than I thought they were going to be. I mean, I thought they’d be good, but these are fantastic. They’re so good that my kids were literally FIGHTING OVER CARROTS. They couldn’t get enough, and neither could I. I promised that the next time I made these that’s I’d double the recipe.
Fall is officially here! And you all know what that means…Weight Watchers Pumpkin Recipes galore! Today is no exception. I’m sharing one of my favorite easy fall recipes that is perfect for feeding a family or large group.
While the most popular flavor is probably pumpkin spice, there is so much that you can do with pumpkin. My Pumpkin Chicken Chili is sure to get you into the fall mood.
Lettuce wraps are a great way to enjoy delicious wraps and sandwiches without the calories and carbs of a flour wrap or bread. Unfortunately, you’ll also end up looking kind of like a kid with their first cake. I mean, is there any way to eat them without ending up with the juice EVERYWHERE? Those adorable little Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps are appetizers, so you’re supposed to just pick them up and pop them in your mouth. But, without fail, I always end up with juice dripping down my chin and all over my hands. Not so ladylike.
However, I recently decided to fix that problem – by making it into a full meal that’s got the same fresh, delicious and wonderful flavors but without the mess while you’re digging in. I made the Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps into a salad bowl. And let me tell you – it’s amazing.
The holidays are coming up faster than I can believe. It might only be September, but before we know it, it’ll be Thanksgiving and then Christmas! With the holidays coming up so soon, I thought I’d share one of my all-time favorite Weight Watchers holiday salad recipes. This Pomegranate, Apple and Date Salad is one that I’ve made more times than I can count. It’s perfect for the holidays – beautiful, tasty and very easy. It’s a perfect complement to many meals.
For me, I love to have this salad during Rosh Hashanah, because it’s full of the symbolic foods of the holiday. Rosh Hashanah is celebrated in the fall each year and there are always delicious and traditional foods. Many of the dishes include the symbolic foods – apples (particularly apples dipped in honey), dates, pomegranates, black eyed peas, leek, spinach and gourds.
Right now, I’m making our Rosh Hashanah dinner. It’s a Jewish New Year that occurs every fall, usually in September or October. Traditionally, there is a large dinner with all your family and you spend most of the day cooking dinner. Since I don’t usually like to spend all day in the kitchen cooking dinner, and I’m all about the quick and easy meals, I found a way to whip up a delicious Rosh Hashanah recipe, with minimal effort.
Quick and easy meals is where this Roasted Honey-Soy Glazed Chicken recipe comes into its own. It is incredibly easy, with just a handful of ingredients, but it is more than just a simple mouthful of flavors! It’s a little sweet, a little salty and a little smoky…it really doesn’t get better than this. Well, except that it’s that good and I don’t spend all day cooking it!
Everyone has the meals that they remember having a lot when they grew up. Maybe it’s pancakes for breakfast every Saturday morning.
For me, it was Sloppy Joe’s. They were a regular staple in our house. It was easy and relatively inexpensive, so we had them a LOT. I sometimes still make them for my kids, and they love them too. And I still enjoy one every now and then.
However, I recently decided to try out a new idea I’ve seen a few times. You combine a Philly Cheesesteak and a Sloppy Joe. It’s an amazing idea and I’m totally surprised it’s not a huge trend yet. Believe me, it should be. The result was delicious and a widely successful new recipe in our house.
I grew up in Pennsylvania and then moved to Southern California, which is where I live now. One of the best things that I’ve discovered since moving to Los Angeles is the incredible food!
Once I moved here, I learned about a whole new world of foods and flavors that I never knew existed. I can honestly say, I’ve never been happier.
I’ve got plenty of favorite flavors and recipes (who doesn’t?), but Middle Eastern foods are ones that I almost always just fall in love with.
Recently, I got to eat at a Turkish restaurant and I had an incredible salad that I just had to try to make once I got home. It’s the super simple, but incredible flavorful and delicious Chickpea and Sumac Salad.
You know me, I tend to be annoyed by the super trendy things and really avoid jumping on the food trend bandwagon. There are a couple of exceptions to that – if it happens to be seriously amazing (have you tried the new Instant Pot?), or if I’ve already been enjoying it for a long time.
This one falls into the second category. I have been eating and thoroughly enjoying avocado toast for a long time – way before it was a trendy food thing.