Tag: vegetarian

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Honey & Mint

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Honey & Mint

  A few years ago, I met up with my food-obsessed friends to try out a fairly new restaurant in Southern California. We decided to order a bunch of dishes to share and one of which was a roasted Brussels sprouts appetizer. One bite of […]

Roasted Za’atar Spiced Eggplant with Labneh

Roasted Za’atar Spiced Eggplant with Labneh

My friend Wuen has a natural talent for creating improvised dishes that always turn out beautiful and delicious. She invited us over for a Middle Eastern food fest at her place and I helped her cook a couple of dishes, one of which was grilled […]

Oven Roasted Veggie Stack

Oven Roasted Veggie Stack

I’ve been thinking a lot about food plating lately. Taste is of utmost importance of course, and I’m happy to eat a plate of ugly food if it’s delicious. But lately I’ve been thinking of how we can get that fancy restaurant plating at home […]

Vegetarian Japchae: Korean glass noodles

Vegetarian Japchae: Korean glass noodles

I first discovered Japchae ages ago at an all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ restaurant in Los Angeles. The side dish consisted of sweet potato “glass” noodles that were perfectly coated with soy sauce and sesame oil and tossed with an array of vegetables. I was hooked. I […]

Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower

Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower

I have to confess, I’m not a huge cauliflower fan especially when it’s served raw or steamed without any other flavoring. However, a beachside café in Australia served up a roasted cauliflower dish that knocked my socks off! This may not be an exact recreation […]

Black Bean Veggie Patties

Black Bean Veggie Patties

My friend Maria is a genius at throwing things together and coming up with delicious dishes. A few years ago, she made black bean burger patties with flavors that were seared into my memory. This recipe is very much inspired by her addictive dish. To […]

Coconutty Roasted Veggies

Coconutty Roasted Veggies

My friend Wuen is a really good cook and knows how to magically throw together dishes that not only look good but taste amazing as well! Oh a whim, she decided to roast a bunch of veggies with coconut oil and top it with a […]

Vegetarian Quinoa Enchilada Soup

Vegetarian Quinoa Enchilada Soup

This soup is ridiculously easy to make and is ridiculously delicious as well! My friend Dianne, the creator of this recipe, works full time and is a mom to three young active boys. She doesn’t have time to cook complicated meals so she threw together this soup one day and it […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Thai Curry Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Thai Curry Soup

Autumn is a favorite time of year for a lot of people. The weather is cooling down, the leaves are changing, and there’s a sense of warmth and cosiness in the atmosphere. What I love about autumn is the abundance of delicious vegetables like Brussels […]

Linguine with Arugula & Tomatoes

Linguine with Arugula & Tomatoes

  When I visited my friend in England, she made a dish that included fresh pasta, extra virgin olive oil, grated raw garlic and freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. It was really simple but all the ingredients were fresh and top-notch. The result was a slightly spicy, cheesy […]