Jamaican Jerk spiced Jackfruit Tacos

I have been all about Jackfruit lately. This mega fruit that comes from South East Asia became our favorite family fruit not only because it tastes so good, but also for its versatile uses in cooking! Jackfruit is the world’s largest and the most impressive fruit! If you haven’t had any, I encourage you head…

Happiness is a vegan pancake breakfast :)

Every Sunday there is a battle in our family about what we should have for brunch. It’s a war between the waffle lovers and the pancake aficionados.  This Sunday, pancakes were the winner! I absolutely love pancakes. I could seriously eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s the ultimate comfort food.  Don’t you agree? …

Sunday Funday Brunch Waffles

Growing up in Uzbekistan, waffles weren’t part of our typical Sunday brunch or any breakfast at all. I knew waffles as a cone that was used to serve ice cream in or as a sweet, thin, crispy waffle cookie that was served with your afternoon tea.  Eating it for breakfast was just plain weird. When…

Earth Day Quinoa Bowl

Happy Earth Day! How are you celebrating today? I personally think Earth Day should be celebrated every day not just one day a year.  Don’t you agree?  We all should be driving less by omitting carbon foot print, eating more plant based foods, conserving more water and energy and recycling every day! In celebration of…

Beet & Berry Smoothie Bowl

Did you know that beets are an excellent source of antioxidants?  Beets are high in immune boosting Vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium which is essential for healthy nerve and muscle function.  Beets also contain manganese which is good for your bones, liver and kidneys and pancreas. This makes beets are true super…

Amazing Strawberry Chia Bars

Couple of months ago, my friend and I went out hiking near the Torrey Pines Beach.  In the middle of our hike, she pulled out a bar from her backpack and offered it to me.  I gladly took it in need of some fuel. I took a bite and noticed how soft and flavorful the…

My Heart Beats for Beet Hummus

  I don’t know about you guys, but I love eating small nutritious snacks throughout the day to help me maintain my energy level between my regular job and the BollyX and Zumba classes I teach.  Lately, I’ve been a huge fan of beets! I absolutely love juicing them, blending them in my smoothies, making…