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Tag Archives: Ethnic Dishes

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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Veggie and Avocado Tostada

Ever stuck for dinner, this is a simple recipe to whip up in minutes.  Ingredients: 1-2 Corn Tortillas (buy organic if possible) 1/2 avocado, chopped Your favorite chopped veggies: Chopped tomatoes, red or green onions, peppers, carrots, lettuce, cabbage or cilantro Optional: Top with some beans, shredded chicken, ground meat or cheese if desired Optional: I like […]

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Quinoa Tabouli

You can eat this flavorful Greek quinoa dish as a salad or as a sandwich spread with hummus as well.  When making this salad into a complete meal, add 2 Tbsp of seeds (per serving) for better balance.  I prefer sunflower seeds or hempseeds.  FYI – Fresh herbs are the key to tasty tabouli. 1.5 cups quinoa 1 […]

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Fried Rice Variations

When you are running out of fresh ingredients at the end of the week, fried rice is always an easy option.  This is my favorite go-to fried rice recipe but here are a bunch of fun variations to switch it up.  All recipes make approximately 4 servings.  I prefer using organic coconut oil (unflavored) when stir frying at […]

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Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar is a form of bean salsa.  It’s naturally a healthy dip with all the beans, raw veggies, and fresh herbs.  Serve it with corn chips and it’s a party favorite or add lettuce and avocado for a hearty salad. Ingredients: 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 10 drops […]

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Thai Veggie Peanut Noodle

Thai dishes have such wonderful flavor and most ingredients are healthy. This recipe can be served vegetarian style or with added shrimp, chicken or steak. Beware about carb portions of the noodles.  Read the label and I try to limit carbs to 25-40 grams at dinner. Ingredients: 1 package portabella mushrooms Veggies of choice: I […]

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