Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

This is one of my go to salads. It is quick and simple to make, but loaded with flavor and satisfaction. The deliciously golden butternut squash is spiced with paprika and roasted until its surface is crispy and slightly chewy. It is then combined with fresh greens, toasted almonds, pomegranate seeds, sultanas, sesame seeds, plenty of…

One Pot Mujadarra with Freekeh

I finally woke up to a dark, gloomy, and chilly morning, which after having lived half of my life in Florida, is an occasion for excitement. Autumn is my favorite time of the year. It calls for hot teas, cozy fires, revitalizing meals, good reads, and most importantly, good company. Mujadarra, which is a traditional Levantine dish…

Canaan Autumn Salad

Golden sunrises, crisp cool breezes, and an abundance of comforting produce characterize the fall season in the Mediterranean. This salad, which is often the result of my October pantry-raiding, reflects the colors and flavors of this bountiful month. Fresh bright green arugula, crispy spiced chickpeas, vivid and sweet sultanas, crunchy nuts, sweet and sour pomegranate…

Cinnamon, Date, and Almond Granola

My favorite season of the year is only a few days away. However, I must admit that I have welcomed it since mid summer. Autumn is such a refreshing reminder that everything gradually passes to make way for the  new. We, like the seasons, are built to evolve in such a way. Eventually, the new will…

Sweet Morning Quinoa

A deliciously creamy quinoa porridge cooked with coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla, banana pieces, and sultanas. Top it off with caramelized banana slices, dried coconut, walnuts, and sultanas or dried cranberries for the perfect texture. Even though it’s summer, this breakfast treat will be sure to warm up your soul. It’s wholesome, nourishing, soothing, and…

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…

Chocolate and Tahini Energy Balls

These energy balls or energy “truffles” as I like to call them, are my go-to food whenever I need a lift or an energy boost. I usually make a large batch and store them in an air-tight container to enjoy throughout the week. Since they store well for 5-6 days, feel free to make them…

Coconut Flour, Pistachio and Orange Cake

This is an amazingly moist and aromatic pistachio and orange cake topped with a rich and flavorful cashew frosting. It also happens to be free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar and fats. The addition of coconut flour makes this dessert choice an excellent source of fiber and protein. It also provides for the lovely…

Roasted Vegetable Medley

A lovely array of spring vegetables that reminds us of the colors of autumn. This medley consists of roasted butternut squash, beetroot, zucchini, yellow pepper, garlic, and thyme. It is savory, succulent, juicy, delicious, wholesome, and comforting. These veggies are the perfect side to a variety of dishes and are also delicious on their own. I particularly enjoy…

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…