Lentils and Quinoa

Quinoa has been recently been given a boost in popularity due to its many benefits! What I like the most is that it is extremely low in  carbohydrate and it fills me up much more than pasta, rice or bread, without the calories! 🙂 It is very low in cholesterol and sodium and it has magnesium and phosphorus. It’s…

Salad Recipe Collection – My Mom’s Potato Salad – 5 of 5

Mom’s potato salad bids good-bye to my 2014 salad recipe collection. It is, by far, the simplest and healthiest one I’ve ever tasted. I hope you agree with me. Simple fresh ingredients and very low amount of fat or heavy seasoning make this salad a healthy treat. Look for more health conscious blog posts now and…

Salad Recipe Collection – Warm Eggplant Salad – 4 of 5

Eggplant was frequent at home, since our Dad was of Middle Eastern descent, and he loved this warm eggplant dish! It is extremely easy to make and if you have enough eggplants, it can be served as an entrée dish. My aunts taught my Mom all they knew about authentic Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine and…

Salad Recipe Collection – Roasted Corn and Asparagus Salad – 3 of 5

Roasted Corn and Asparagus Salad. The secret to this salad is grilling the corn and the asparagus separately and (hopefully) having all ingredients ready to mix in the salad at the same time. This is a very easy salad; You will get the spicy freshness of the radish, the texture and sweetness from the roasted asparagus…

Salad Recipe Collection – Cartagena Fishermen’s Salad – 2 of 5

“Avoid seafood in the months without an ‘R’, May through August, the gestation months..” Colloquial Quote by: Fishermen from Cartagena de Indias (my home town.) This salad has been around in homes in Cartagena for decades. This was the first time I had tried to make it, and everyone at home was happy to be my…