Spaghetti Squash with Feta Cheese and Marinara Sauce

This is a very healthy dish, especially if you like pasta and you are trying to watch your calories input. Once a week, I definitely crave for good old Italian style pasta. I use spaghetti squash as a perfect substitute for my craving. It is low in calorie, you can portion control and also it…

Spicy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach and Artichokes can’t go wrong ever, either this combination is used in pasta, pizza, and puff pastry pinwheels. My husband and I love it and always order it at Cheesecake Factory or TGI Fridays. So, I have recreated this recipe with low-fat options and the calories are way less than served traditionally. Traditionally Spinach…

Moroccan Couscous Salad (Whole Wheat)

In my previous blog post I shared a Israeli couscous salad recipe which was a light and a vibrant salad. Here is the recipe. http://www.garnishlifestyle.com/2012/10/08/israeli-couscous/ Now I am sharing a whole wheat Moroccan couscous salad. The difference between both is size, Israeli couscous are bigger grains than Moroccan couscous. Also, the cooking time of Moroccan…

Watermelon, Feta, Herbs, and Citrus Salad

This is a perfect summertime salad. Yes, I love love love fresh fruits and melons are my all time favorite. I love this recipe, as you can enjoy it outdoors as well as indoors. Just perfect. Ingredients: 1 small watermelon (cubed) 1/4 cup of feta cheese (crumbled) 1/2 lemon & 1/2 lime (fresh juice) +…

Spinach, Nectarines, and Herbed Goat Cheese Salad

Well, it is summertime and my theory is enjoy as many fresh fruits as possible. Not that I don’t have fruits during winter. I tend to include atleast three fruits in my meal every single day, but in summer I enjoy them in my cooking as well. I make fresh preserves, salads, popsicles, ice creams,…

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Mint Yogurt Sauce (Mediterranean Style)

This recipe is inspired by Giada De Laurentiis’s Stuffed Peppers with Basil dressing. I have used most of the ingredients, except few changes. Ingredients: For Stuffing 2 large bell peppers (vertically cut in half and cleaned) 1 can of Garbanzo beans (drained and washed) 1/2 can whole San Marzano tomatoes & it’s sauce (crushed) 1…

Eggless Crepes (French)

This is an eggless crepe recipe. Eggless… Crepes!! I know your reaction. My husband and I enjoyed French Crepes a lot during each of our Canada trips to Quebec City, Montreal, and Vancouver. Since then they have become our favorite breakfast menu item. Savory or sweet we love both versions. So recently I did some…

Greek Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 1/2 box of pasta (until al dente) Cold veggies: 2 Persian cucumbers (diced) 15 green or black olives (diced) 2 tablespoons of Capers 2 cups of fresh baby spinach (chopped) 1/4 cup of feta cheese 1/2 roasted bellpepper (jar) 2 roma tomatoes or cherry tomatoes (chopped) 1/4 cup of parsley (chopped) Grilling or roasting…

Greek Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 1/2 box of pasta (until al dente) Cold veggies: 2 Persian cucumbers (diced) 15 green or black olives (diced) 2 tablespoons of Capers 2 cups of fresh baby spinach (chopped) 1/4 cup of feta cheese 1/2 roasted bellpepper (jar) 2 roma tomatoes or cherry tomatoes (chopped) 1/4 cup of parsley (chopped) Grilling or roasting…

Grilled Artichokes with Garlic

I prepared this recipe specially for Halloween. It looks weird, but tastes great. Artichokes are one of my husbands favorite vegetable. Now I can say mine too. I use store bought artichoke hearts in marinate and without marinate. It also comes in frozen form. All of them are absolutely fine. Cutting fresh artichokes is little…