LemLev Kitchen Favorites
LemLev Kitchen Favorites
Classic HummusI used to always get store bought hummus and think I was being super healthy. While it’s a great source of protein, there are additives that I can avoid in making the dip myself. I love to experiment with different kinds but the original hummus is always the biggest crowd pleaser. As most hummus lovers do, I pair carrots with the hummus for the perfect healthy and protein packed snack.
Eggplant FriesEggplant Fries
Filet of Sole Taco BowlI love this recipe! I found the vegan version of the recipe from a blog and decided to add filet of sole to it so it felt more like fish tacos but as a salad instead. The mango dressing is so unique and couldn’t be easier to make. The sweetness of the dressing is slightly masked by the other ingredients and it all just goes together perfectly. I also love how this isn’t a traditional taco bowl, perfect for wowing your next dinner guest.
Frozen GrapesI’m not a big dessert person. I would much prefer a salty meal but sometimes even I just need something cold and sweet. I started freezing grapes a few months ago and it’s the perfect after dinner snack. Simple and delicious!
Garden HummusThere is always homemade hummus in my fridge. This hummus recipe is just a variation of of the classic hummus with just some basil and parsley to change the consistency and flavor. You’ll impress your guests for sure! Pair with cucumbers for an extra green snack.
Greenberry SmoothieI love smoothies! This greenberry smoothie is packed with vitamins, protein, cancer prevention properties, promotes heart health, etc etc. So much goodness is just one glass will keep you going in the morning or when you need a pick-me-up sna
Greens SoupI love this soup for so many reasons but mostly because it’s super easy and really good! A wonderful juice shop in NYC made this soup for a holiday party I had this year and it was such a hit with healthy eaters and especially non healthy eaters alike. I knew this would be a recipe I had to share, especially with temps dropping and people needing warm, nourishing meals. Enjoy!
GuacamoleThere is little I love more than good guacamole. I make this whenever I’m hosting friends or as a good dish to bring to a party. It’s easy to make and such a crowd pleaser. If you pair this with the plantain chips, you’ll be all set!
Kitchari – Ayurveda cleansing deliciousnessBefore spring arrives, I wanted to give one last warming and hearty recipe idea -- A few years ago I did a Kitchari cleanse which is an Ayurveda dish that is almost stew-like and amazing for your digestive system. These foods are easy to break down and they give your entire system a reset. When I did the cleanse, I ONLY ate this meal for 3 days…this time I just ate it once/day for 4 days and got my desired results – feeling cleansed, light but also nourished and satisfied. No matter how you do it, your belly will thank you! Find the recipe here.
Lime BroccoliA majorly upgraded version of roasted broccoli that bursts with flavor! This lime broccoli recipe takes no additional time to prep but takes roasting veggies to a new level. I make this recipe almost every week and keep it in my fridge to use as a side or toss it in my omelets in the morning. Yum!
Massaged Kale & Avocado SaladI used to be the worst salad maker ever! I would make a salad and bring it to the office and be so bored when lunch-time came around. Am I the only person who waits for an acceptable hour to eat lunch because I’m just so excited? Well I quickly stopped bringing homemade salads because it was always such a disappointment. If you can relate, then I have your quick fix and you’re going to be wishing lunch-time to come even faster! My Massaged Kale & Avocado Salad is so good but almost more importantly, so easy that you won’t believe it. Feel free to add in additional protein (salmon, grilled chicken, walnuts, pumpkin seeds etc.) to keep you full longer but don’t be fooled by the short ingredient list, this salad has it goin’ on.
Mustard SalmonThis recipe reminds me of my Mom’s home cooking. I grew up eating Salmon pretty often and this was a recurring recipe in our household. It’s probably one of the easiest recipes to make because there is no prep other than mixing 2 mustards and some dill together and basically no kitchen cleanup afterward. I make this dish when I want something home cooked but don’t have time to do much else.