Healthy

Air Fried Sweet Mini Peppers with Onion and Zucchini

2018-07-20T16:44:25+00:00Air-Fryer, Appetizer, Vegetarian|

This is one of my favorite method to “roast” sweet mini peppers. It is super easy and fast…it’s lightly caramelized and perfect on bread, crackers or salad.   I love the colors of the sweet pepper, so summery and refreshing.  Many times we just eat them raw…crunchy and sweet, but sometimes I like to enhance the sweetness of the peppers by roasting… I used to roast mini peppers in the oven…but since I got the air-fryer, this is my preferred way to “roast” almost anything…I love how even and caramelized the sweet peppers turned out in the air-fryer.  All the excess liquid, either from the washing or the pepper itself just drains out of the basket. This recipe is very [...]

Persian Eggplant Dip

2018-07-11T17:10:10+00:00Appetizer, Vegetarian|

This is a very healthy and tasty dip made with roasted eggplants.  The recipe is simple and the trick to its delightful taste is the caramelized onion and golden garlic together with a hint mint…all together in a smoky, creamy and silky eggplant.   Since I had the eggplant dip (Kashke Badmjan) at a local Persian restaurant I wanted so bad to make it at home…when I noticed these huge, really huge eggplants at Trader Joe’s I saw the opportunity to try and I end up bringing home two of this gigantic eggplants. Eggplants are healthy in spite of a large amount of water. Eggplants contain dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. After searching the internet for inspiration, I end up [...]

Air Fried Shrimp over Pesto Zucchini Noodles

2018-06-18T10:49:00+00:00Air-Fryer, Fish and Seafood|

Have you ever tried cooking shrimp using an air fryer? Well, this is a super simple way to have your shrimp cooked fast and without fuss...and it is delicious topped on zucchini noodles tossed with pesto sauce. It has been a long time since I last posted a recipe or anything…I had a long break and during this time so much had happened, some good and some not so good…I should start with the “not so good” one… When I decided to come back blogging I encountered a major mess on the website as we had some glitch on the hosting/server system and all the posts and pages got lost and the comments nowhere to be found.  I am still [...]

Air Fried Chicken Wings

2018-06-18T10:49:41+00:00Air-Fryer, Poultry|

This is the easiest, healthiest and fastest way to enjoy chicken wings…air-frying it! If you are like me and enjoy crispy, and grease free chicken wings you must, I emphasize you MUST try this method…it is magical, and you just need a few ingredients besides the air-fryer and chicken wings, super simple! Honestly since I got the air fryer I have been using it a lot and I kick myself for not have found this gadget sooner…it is true that is kind of bulky, but it does wonder and does not heat the kitchen as the oven… Did I convince you that this is the way to go? When ordering chicken wings in a restaurant I always request them [...]

Simple Air-Fried Curry Cauliflower

2018-06-18T10:50:07+00:00Air-Fryer, Vegetarian|

This simple and tasty cauliflower can be made by simply combining a bit of curry and after a few minutes in the air-fryer you will have a super healthy side dish. Here I am again with another recipe using the air-fryer…I must confess that this is one of the most used gadget in my kitchen and I regret not getting it earlier…I have been experimenting with all kind of food, and so far I am pretty content with the results, especially that so little oil is needed if any in order to accomplish flavorful dishes.  Moreover, it is so easy to clean…which is a very important element when it comes to everyday cooking…with no more words, I will go ahead [...]

Multigrain Sourdough Bread

2018-06-18T10:51:22+00:00Bread, Breakfast|

Who does not like a hearty, nutty and crusty bread?  This bread is loaded with lots of grains…great for sandwich or just as a toast. Since I started cultivating my sourdough starter I wanted to make a multigrain loaf of bread…the combination of the slightly sour and hearty grains  in each bite is just amazing…so why to make the best out of it?  Healthy and tasty…we use the bread for sandwich, toast or simply with a smear of a big chunk of butter. Many of the recipes call for cereal, since we do not eat box cereal I had to search for recipes that use grains, pure and simple…the template used in this recipe is from “Seeded Multigrain Sourdough, [...]

Air Fried Taiwanese Black Pepper Chicken

2018-06-18T10:51:42+00:00Air-Fryer, Asian Inspired Recipe, Poultry|

These little chunks of chicken are so tasty and totally addictive…they all come with lots of flavors and are a favorite in Taiwanese cafes… I love this chicken, and with the help of the air-fryer I am not worry about of the fat that come with it…the original recipe calls for deep fry, since I have been avoiding deep frying at home I would only get this chicken when eating out.  Well, no more of ordering this chicken now that I can use the air-fryer and get the same crispy chicken.  I like to use chicken thighs for this recipe since it has a bit more of fat therefore more flavor. This chicken is very often found in Taiwanese [...]

Zucchini Noodles with Sausage Sauce

2018-06-18T10:51:50+00:00Low-Carb, Meat|

Have you ever tried making meat sauce with sausage meat? If the answer is no…you must give this a try… This is a simple version of meat sauce…I just peeled the “skin” from the fresh Italian sausage and use as a “ground” meat.  The advantage is that the fresh Italian sausage is packed with flavors, therefore you will end up with a very tasty meat sauce.  Make sure to caramelized the garlic, onion and the meat…you will be amazed of the deep enhanced flavors. Ingredients: 1lb fresh Italian sausage 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 small red onion, finely chopped 8oz cremini mushroom, sliced 1 jar marinara sauce, 25oz Salt and ground pepper to taste Olive oil, if needed 3 [...]

Air Fried Chunky Crab Cake

2018-08-10T10:57:02+00:00Air-Fryer, Fish and Seafood|

If you are looking for a healthy recipe for crab cakes, this is the one. This crab cakes taste so good that you will not be able to tell that they were pan “fried”  in the air fryer. When eating crab cakes I love big chunks of crab in it…and get so upset when there is more filling that crab, so to fix the problem, I try not to order crab cakes when eating out and make my own.  I have made crab cakes using the conventional way by pan frying the cakes…but this time I decided to experiment with the air-fryer, and you know what?  It does work…especially that I do not have to flip the cakes while they [...]

Crispy Air Fried Chicken

2018-06-18T10:55:02+00:00Air-Fryer, Poultry|

Can you believe that these chicken drumsticks were cooked in an air fryer? I am so excited to share with you my latest gadget…an air fryer…after searching on the internet and “flirting” with many models of air fryer I decided to get this one, the reviews were pretty good and the price was good as compared to the other ones in the market. Since I got this gadget I have tried many things from air fried tofu, eggplant, crab cakes, egg rolls and so on…but the ultimate test would be fried chicken, and guess what, it pass our critique…the drumsticks were crispy on the outside and super moist on the inside…and all with only a spray of olive oil. I am [...]

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