Sesame Garlic Green Beans

by angelika on March 13, 2012

Weeknights can pose a challenge for us sometimes. Mr Fabulous often works long hours, and I can feel exhausted after a day working and then wrangling the kids. Like most of you, we have days with canned soup and sandwich dinners. Even better is when I can come up with a delicious vegetable side that is ready in 15 […]


White Bean Soup with Garlic Parmesan Croutons

by angelika on February 4, 2012

I wish I could say that the cold winter weather had me hankering for soup, but it’s been unseasonably warm and dry in my part of the world. I know it must actually be winter somewhere. I am sure we will have our winter in the middle of summer, like last year. (yes I am bitter, it […]


Little Man picked out some peppers at the store. No not a pack of pickled peppers, just some beautiful bells. We don’t eat a lot of peppers, as Mr Fabulous doesn’t love them. But when a picky eating child insists, who am I to not… jump up and down hoping he actually means it when he says he […]


Sweet Potato Polenta

by angelika on January 25, 2012

As promised, the ideal side for my last post of black eyed peas and braised kale, sweet potato polenta. What I love about this particular rendition of polenta is that it is made with broth, and not cream and milk. The polenta is lighter, healthier, and vegan. (if you don’t finish it with butter, which I did) […]


Carrot Dip

by angelika on November 16, 2011

Dips are a mainstay in our home. The kids love the process of dipping anything, and I love the fact that they eat things like raw vegetables and whole grain crackers with their dips. I have one picky eater and one who will eat anything. My picky eater tries to shun vegetables. (so don’t go […]

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Autumn Rolls

by angelika on November 2, 2011

The weather turned, but not much in these parts. We have colored leaves and chilly nights, but some warmer daytime weather. I had a bit of a split personality moment. On the one hand, I yearned for the warm and creamy flavors of roasted squash, on the other hand I wanted a light grab and […]


Cauliflower, Capers and Kalamata Olives

by angelika on September 30, 2011

One of my favorite flavor combinations is cauliflower and kalamata olives. It’s definitely not intuitive, but when the two come together it really is quite extraordinary. Now, truth be told, I am an olive junkie. I love the briny taste, the texture and the oily mouth feel. I also love cauliflower. Growing up it was my favorite vegetable. In this […]

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Pineapple Quinoa Stir Fry

by angelika on September 4, 2011

I am always on the look out for dishes that make a good lunch for me to take to work. I especially love anything that tastes as good cold as it does warm. My day job is as a vitamin company sales rep, so I drive around all day and make lots of stops, but […]

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Vegan Waldorf Salad

by angelika on July 29, 2011

My husband works late a night or two a week, and while I miss him and our family dinners, it is also really nice to have an evening to myself. With no Daddy home kids and I eat early and then bath and bed by 7. This leaves me a few solid glorious hours to […]

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Lentil Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

by angelika on June 16, 2011

Fast and easy is the name of the game with this salad, but it definitely tasted like you slaved away. I prefer this salad cold, but it would be great as a warm dish too. I am a huge fan of lentils in general, but when they are cooked al dente and made into a salad, it […]

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Socca- Chickpea Crepes

by angelika on April 10, 2011

I was looking through David Lebovitz Sweet Life in Paris again and I came across this recipe for Socca, which is a delicious street food from Nice. It is made from chickpea flour, which is super high in protein, (24 grams per cup), and gluten free to boot. These make the perfect afternoon snack, and […]


Quinoa Tabouli

by angelika on March 30, 2011

I love rethinking a favorite item, like this twist on a traditional tabouli. I spent some time in the middle east when I was in college, and I fell head over heals in love with the food. Hummus is so different in Jordan, lemony fresh and bright, creamy and light. The hummus I was used […]


Potato Kale Enchiladas

by angelika on March 26, 2011

Apparently instead of spring we are having a renewed winter. It has been raining for weeks. I guess the 70’s we had in January was our spring, and I missed it. Well, when it is cold and raining, nothing warms me more than a hot plate full of enchiladas. These Potato Kale Enchiladas are among […]


North African Cauliflower Soup

by angelika on February 12, 2011

If you love cauliflower, this is the soup for you. If you think you don’t like cauliflower, this is the soup for you! Seriously, this is one of the most delicious soups I have ever had, and I am a soup lover. Little Man kept high-fiving me all through dinner, telling me this is the […]


Noodles in Peanut Sauce

by angelika on February 9, 2011

I am a huge lover of peanut sauce. I always order extra on the side whenever we eat Thai food. Personally, I think it goes with anything. Both of my kids are pretty skinny, so I am always looking for  rich and healthy foods that they will both eat. Peanut sauce is at the top […]