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Tag Archives: Ethnic Dishes

Glorified Rice and Beans

Been experimenting with more vegetarian dinners these days and this is a family staple.  Rice and beans sounds boring but with all the fun extras, it’s an awesome dish.  Beware of your portions of the rice and beans.  For my weight loss clients, I only recommend 3/4 cup total of the brown rice and beans.  […]

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Greek Layer Dip

Love this healthy dip!  Perfect for parties! Depending on your container, ingredients portions are going to vary.  For all of you precise measurers, I’ll do my best to spell it out clearly. INGREDIENTS: Hummus, 1 container Tomatoes, chopped into small pieces Cucumbers, chopped into small pieces Plain Greek Yogurt Kalamata olives, sliced Spring/green onions, chopped […]

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Easy Thai Bowl

Sometimes I don’t feel like cooking, especially in hot Florida.  I love this recipe because there is minimal cooking and it is so flavorful.  This Thai bowl can be vegetarian, balanced with nuts or feel free to add leftover chicken or steak. Ingredients: Chopped/sliced veggies: My favorites are green onions, peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, cabbage and […]

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This recipe is a new staple dinner for our family.  Once I bought a few key ingredients, I can whip this up in 10 minutes. Ingredients: 1 lb chicken (shredded) or 1 lb ground chicken (or turkey) 2 bell peppers, diced 1 onion, diced 3 cups shredded cabbage (cole slaw mix) 1 cup peanuts, slivered […]

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Asian Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing

I’ve ordered Asian Salads at restaurants and I am usually disappointed.  I always think…I can make this better myself.  Here is my simple yummy concoction. Salad Ingredients: 1 head Romaine, chopped 1/2 bag cole slaw mix 2 green onions, diced 1/2 cucumber, chopped in bite sized pieces 1/2 red pepper, chopped in bite sized pieces 1 can mandarin oranges, drained 1/2 […]

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Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

I have made many versions of tortilla soup but this is my first time in a crockpot.  It’s even faster than my 10 Minute Vegetarian Tortilla Soup and a family favorite. Ingredients: 2 large chicken breasts (frozen or defrosted) 12 oz bag of frozen corn 14 oz bag of frozen mixed pepper strips 6-12 oz […]

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Falafel Patties

These healthy falafel patties taste great served over a Greek style salad or in a pita with a dab of plain Greek yogurt and lettuce and tomato. Ingredients: • 4 cups steamed and torn collard greens (one bunch) or swiss chard • 1 15.5 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained • 3 medium to large […]

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Sweet Roasted Chick Peas

Ingredients: 2 Tbsp of raw sugar or brown sugar 2 tsp of cinnamon 2 tsp olive oil 2 can chick peas Agave (garnish) Directions: 1. Drain the chickpeas and rinse thoroughly. Toss with sugar, cinnamon, and olive oil. Lay on a cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for approximately one hour or until crispy. […]

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Spicy Tofu Stir Fry with Mixed Veggies

Stir fries are so easy and tasty. Use sauce from Spiced Vegetable Pasta to marinate tofu or chicken (try to use organic).  You may know that I am not a huge soy fan but occasional organic tofu, tempeh or edamame is fine addition to your diet. Approx 3 oz organic tofu, tempeh, or chicken Stir fry vegetables […]

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Healthy Mexican Salad

Since taco night is a weekly event at our house, I always use the leftovers to make a Mexican Salad the next day. Ingredients: • Romaine, chopped • Your favorite veggies: Chopped tomatoes, red or green onion, peppers, jicama, carrots, cabbage, cilantro • ½ avocado, chopped • Black olives, 1/3 cup • Black beans, ½ cup • […]

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