Carrot and Ginger Soup

This carrot soup is tangy, zesty, refreshing, and bursting with flavor. Ginger, turmeric, lime juice, garlic, chili, and coconut milk make for a most exciting and nourishing bowl of utter deliciousness. Simply the best carrot and ginger soup I have had. So good! INGREDIENTS/ SERVES 3-4 1 medium onion, finely chopped 3 tablespoons coconut oil…

Beetroot and Walnut Hummus

I find that the most satisfying of foods are also the most nourishing. It means eating for more than just feeding ourselves, but eating to take care of both our souls and bodies. This is indeed how this beetroot hummus makes me feel. It’s revitalizing, wholesome, refreshing, and packed with flavor. And it is also incredibly…

Butternut Squash and Cucumber Soup

Oh so creamy, light, and utterly delicious, this recipe has both Middle Eastern and Thai influences. It may sound like an odd combination, but such combinations are often the ones that surprise us the most. I have always loved the way cucumber works in a soup and butternut squash partners with it divinely here as…

Creamy Cucumber and Herb Soup

If you have never tasted cooked cucumber before, this soup may seem a bit odd. But it works beautifully and provides for a silky, smooth, and revitalizing bowl of calm. After being cooked, the taste of cucumber itself is perceived only distantly. You do, however, get the instantly refreshing feel of fresh cucumbers and mint. And it’s…

Purslane, Lentil, and Chickpea Soup

After waking up to another chilly morning, I knew that it was time to stir up a soul-warming super soup. This dish is inspired by the traditional tabikh baqla (purslane stew), that is often eaten throughout Palestine. I thought that if the nourishing green worked well in a stew, then it must be amazing in…

Roasted Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup with Tahini

It’s still winter and what better way to cozy up than with healthy and delicious comfort food. This vegan roasted sweet potato and lentil soup with Eastern spices and a tangy tahini sauce hits all the right spots. It’s also the perfect way to make use of sweet potatoes while they’re still in season. Simple,…

Lentil, Pomegranate, and Herb Salad

Bustling marketplaces, rainbows of fresh and seasonal produce, and the sounds of locals hurrying to their different destinations are all part of my daily grocery shopping experience. This is the start of the day that I look forward to, for it gives me an understanding of the world too vivid for words. This recipe, like…