Chinese Tofu Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing

Chinese Tofu Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing

I was invited to a Chinese New Year's Potluck Brunch sponsored by thefeefeed and I had to figure out what to bring. I don't know that much about cooking Chinese food, so I did a little research. Apparently some of the Lunar New Year Symbolic Foods are; bok choy, carrots, eggs, dumplings, kumquats, mandarin, onions, peanuts, rice, red chiles, snow peas, walnuts, tangerines, oranges, grapes, mushrooms, melons, apples, pineapple, peaches, coconut & bean sprouts. It is believed that eating any of these food above can promote things like wisdom, peace or wealth, so…
Farro with Charred Vegetables, Spiced Chickpeas & Halloumi

Farro with Charred Vegetables, Spiced Chickpeas & Halloumi

This is an easy one dish meal with all kinds of healthy and delicious ingredients in it. It is easy to make and simply requires cooking the farro, roasting the vegetables and adding grilled halloumi cheese. These ingredients are then assembled on a platter along with a few other garnishes like artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and olives, then drizzled with a tahini-yogurt dressing. It is so easy and so good for you! Halloumi is a dry, salty cheese that you grill in a skillet to brown to a beautiful golden color. I found it…
Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Dijon Mustard Sauce

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Dijon Mustard Sauce

Roasting a whole cauliflower in the oven is such an easy and delicious way to eat cauliflower. You can do it several ways - one calls for steaming it first (before roasting) to make sure it is tender, and the other way is to simply roast it.  Either way works - but I decided to try the steaming first method as I heard it gave it more flavor. It was definitely tender and delicious! Trim the bottom off the whole cauliflower to make a flat surface, but leave some of the leaves on…
Red Endive Lettuce Wraps with Hummus, Veggies and Parsley Tahini Dressing

Red Endive Lettuce Wraps with Hummus, Veggies and Parsley Tahini Dressing

These red endive lettuce wraps are filled with hummus, minced peppers, red onion, black olives & sun dried tomato strips. I drizzled them with a parsley tahini dressing and then sprinkled each with micro greens. They are an easy and delicious combination of Mediterranean flavors! Lettuce wraps are a wonderful and fun way to eat a salad and may fool your family into eating more greens and veggies!  Red endive works really well because the leaves are the perfect size and they hold up well without falling apart. Plus they are a beautiful…
Stir Fry Vegetables with Ginger Peanut Sauce

Stir Fry Vegetables with Ginger Peanut Sauce

A vegetable Stir Fry is a great way to eat lots of healthy vegetables, and it is really easy to make too. The key is to cook the vegetables quickly over high heat but not to overcook them. You want to keep them bright & colorful and crunchy in texture. Ideally you would use a wok pan due to the shape of it, which allows for ideal cooking - but if you don't have a wok, a large heavy duty skillet will do. Some of the vegetables that are traditionally used in stir…