Creamy Soy Milk Ramen (GF, Vegan, Vegetarian)

Not Your Ordinary Ramen under 30 minutes. Vegan, Gluten Free, Low Fat. Creamy, rich winter comfort food in a bowl. Slurping down the last strands of wheat noodles, I lifted the porcelain bowl to my lips to finish off the last mouthfuls of warm broth. It probably wasn’t “lady-like” of me at all, but it…

Skinny Pulled Orange Chicken (Paleo, GF, DF, Oil-Free)

The simplest 7 INGREDIENT Mexican Inspired Pulled Chicken. No SLOW COOKER needed. Tender, succulent. Deceptively Easy – all in 1 HOUR!  February 2017 Recipe Redux Challenge: Taco Tuesday “February 21 is a Tuesday. So show us your healthy, creative take on the taco.” I walked pass the beautiful vibrant shades of oranges, yellows and greens. I paused…

Mediterranean Poached Eggs (GF, Paleo, DF, Oil-Free, Vegetarian)

“I ate a dozen hard boiled eggs all the way on my 8-hour ride from Guangzhou back home” my dad proudly announced. As you can tell, my dad loves eggs. I had heard this story many, many times. So often at the dinner table or over the phone my parents would share stories from their childhood…

8 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake (Paleo, GF, DF, Refined Sugar Free)

No FLOUR, No OIL, No BUTTER, No REFINED-SUGAR Chocolate Cake I walked into the store, my eyes glued on the large containers of colored foil paper. Each neatly wrapped bundle contained a delicate piece of Lindt chocolate. I glanced at the labels: Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles, Strawberry & Cream White Chocolate, Caramel with Sea Salt Dark…

Special Soy Sauce Fried Rice (GF, Vegetarian, Oil-Free)

January 2017 Recipe Redux Challenge: Budget-Friendly Eats “How low can you go? Can you make a meal for less than $3 per serving? Whatever your budget, show us your healthy entree recipe to help keep food spending in check in 2017.” The bus engine roared as we pulled up to our little hostel where we…

Foolproof Chinese Soy Poached Chicken 鹵水雞 (GF options)

“I received a free sample of Kikkoman soy sauce mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Kikkoman and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”  Warm, Fragrant, Aromatic…What was that? I dashed into the kitchen and carefully…

BEST Chicken Tikka Masala + Turmeric Cauli-Rice (GF, Paleo, DF, Oil-Free)

Deciding what to make for Christmas dinner was definitely not an easy task. Turkey? Ham? Lamb Chops? Ribs? Nothing really sounded right. “What about Salmon? Isn’t that an Irish Christmas Tradition?” That sounded pretty good too. Sighing, I turned my attention back to my laptop screen hoping to somehow…magically…feel inspired. I moved my index finger…

Dairy-Free Creamy Salmon Alfredo (GF, Nut-Free)

Keys. Door Opened. Shoes off. Finally. Home Sweet Home. I watched as Zoe plopped on the couch – completely wiped out from hours of studying. My body ached; my legs cramped from sitting way too long and we were starving. Growing up back at home, the kitchen and fridge would never be empty. Boxes of crackers,…

Ferrero Rocher Biscotti (Paleo, GF, Vegan, Oil-Free)

A winter memory from 2 years ago… The snow had piled up like a thick blanket over the pavements. Everything around me, touched by winter, had all completely turned white. The clear, bold skyscrapers that once stood in the center of the city of Rochester now was a misty blur of white and grey. The…