Chunky Banana Bread Granola with Chocolate Almond Milk

Ever since I came back from my trip to Chicago a couple of months ago, I find myself looking for recipes for different types of granola. As I wrote about it here, while living on a small island in the Caribbean, I missed the granola-revolution that happened in the last couple of years in the mainland. It was a nice surprise to see how available they were throughout every supermarket in Chicago ....more

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Lentils, Dates, and Tahini Sauce {Vegan}

So far this year, cauliflower has been my favorite vegetable. I know I am a little late. In the last couple of years, I watched fellow food bloggers come up with several creative recipes using it ....more

Quinoa and Vegetable Stew

I took the whole of last week off from blogging as my best friend Ceren came down to visit us from Chicago. We spent most of our time on the beaches of Virgin Gorda talking about food, photography, and blogging. Although in her career she is in a completely different field than anything food related, she enjoys good food, watching cooking shows, and trying new recipes as much as I do ....more

Fully Loaded Breakfast Bars {Vegan}

The recipe for these bars almost didn’t make it to the blog. And that was not because they were not good or anything, it was because I had the hardest time photographing them. On the day I made these breakfast bars Dwight was off ....more

Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip

Did you know that red bell peppers are harvested green bell peppers that have ripened and matured over time, taking on a red color and a sweeter flavor? Well… I didn’t. For some reason, I thought that different colors meant different kinds of bell pepper ....more

Virgin Gorda Style Piña Colada

It is the pineapple season here in the Caribbean. Everywhere you go somebody’s serving something made with freshly cut pineapple. Some serve it just by itself, some as a dessert dipped in chocolate, and some puree it and incorporate it into drinks ....more

Mediterranean-Style Green Beans

Today I come to you with a true Mediterranean-Style dish. If I were to translate from its original Turkish name, it would be Green Beans made with Olive Oil. Even though I thought about naming it that way, for some reason it sounded more relatable when I called it the Mediterranean-Style Green Beans ....more

Millet and Buckwheat Bread {Vegan + Gluten-Free}

I have never baked a gluten-free bread before. Neither my husband nor I do have celiac disease. And truth be told, I don’t know much about baking gluten free ....more

Almond-Kasha Porridge with Ginger and Pineapple {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

Lately, I have been experimenting a lot with porridges, hoping to find new breakfast options for us as an alternative to our usual almond milk oatmeal. I am a big fan of porridges not only because they are healthy, but also because they are like blank canvases. You can flavor them with anything you want or with whatever you have in your fridge ....more

Almond and Raspberry Breakfast Bars {Vegan}

One of my all time favorite Ina Garten recipe is her Raspberry Crumble Bars. I can safely say that I made it more than ten times and it has always been a hit with friends and family. However, as I read (and listen related podcasts – this one in particular) more and more about eating healthy and cooking with whole foods, I find myself looking for alternatives for healthier versions of my favorite dishes ....more