Quinoa with Tomato and Zucchini

Qunioa is bad ass. This is one of those healthy grains that you should always use to replace rice or noodles. It is easy to cook and can be paired with pretty much anything. Read the 27 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Quinoa. Here’s to the recipe… Ingredients 1 cup uncooked quinoa 1 tbs olive oil  3 gloves,…

Pesto Lasagna Rolls

The first time I ever had lasagna rolls was at Olive Garden. I absolutely loved them. I honestly thought it would be something hard to make, but it wasn’t at all. I really enjoyed preparing this recipe. I am proud of myself for being able to craft together lasagna rolls which in the end meant…

Roasted Peppers Stuffed with Yellow Squash and Rice

This was a great recipe. I enjoyed adding squash to this. If you read my previous posts like Quinoa & Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers, Pep it up!, Stuffed Eggplant | La Dolce Vita, and more you will see I love recipes with peppers, stuffed peppers, or just something stuffed, lol. Eating clean never has to be boring. Most of…

Lentil Rice Curry

Let’s talk about Lentils. If you are a vegan or vegetarian you are probably familiar with your legumes, beans, and the like. Lentils are also referred to as an “edible pulse.” They are packed with nutrition as they are high in protein and high in fiber. Lentils are also quick and easy to cook compared…

Mediterranean Torta

This was soooo good. I was skeptical at first when I thought about the combination of ingredients, but it definitely worked well. This is one of those quick and easy meals that you can throw together after work. The textures are awesome here. I loved the crunch from the french onions but the mediterranean taste really…

Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables

I love quinoa so this Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables hit the spot. I also found a new easy way to eat vegetables or to include with meals. I really like roasting. It’s quick and easy and doesnt fry away or boil over the nutrients that the veggies are intended to give you. This recipe though was…

Spring Vegetable Ragout

This dish is so awesome. It is light and refreshing- perfect for spring finally arriving! What I love most about this dish is it is colorful. Eating a variety of colorful food provides vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to nourish your body that can’t be replicated in a supplement. Different colored foods play different roles in the…

Eggplant Rolls

This a delicious, but I wish I had a grill as it suggest and that my eggplant had been bigger. In the future for this recipe it will be better to have a large size eggplant so you can roll it without fear of breaking the eggplant slices. Nonetheless, this was delicious. I am a huge…

Four-Pepper Black Bean Fajitas

I love tacos and if you have been following my blog you know I love cooking with peppers. This Four-Pepper Black Bean Fajitas recipe is simple and not time-consuming. It only required cooking peppers and onions and blending the ingredients for the black bean. I have actually made this before a long time ago, but…

Cauliflower Mac and Gouda

I never really eat cauliflower or gouda cheese so I was excited to make this dish. It turned out to be a nice size so we had it for leftovers for lunch the following days. I realize why Gouda cheese is expensive— it is ridiculously good! I couldn’t stop eating it while preparing the dish….

Winter Squash Risotto

I have never had risotto before, but always heard that it was work cooking the Arborio rice. Arborio rice is a short grain rice, grown in Italy that is rich in carbohydrates and vitamins to help you stay healthy. It isn’t cooked like normal rice where you just boil water, add rice, reduce heat, and cover. With this…

Vegetable & Tofu Gratin

This was an awesome dish that will definitely be repeated. I love veggies and I love Tofu. This makes to be a nice size dish that you can eat off for a few days after making. I enjoyed it! Recipe Details… Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 tbs olive oil 3/4 cup thinly sliced fennel bulb…