LemLev Kitchen Favorites
LemLev Kitchen Favorites
Nightshade & Lentil HashMy latest obsession: nightshade veggies & lentils. It warms me up when it’s cold and the combo is perfection! I created this recipe based on 2 of my favorites and decided to combine them. The eggplant, tomato & onion combo is so delicious and the lentils are a great winter staple. This recipe can be used as a main dish or a side dish. *nightshade vegetables: eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes & peppers
Overnight OatsI love this easy and delicious recipe not only for the taste but because it’s such a good grab and go option. The prep time is pretty minimal and after work or before bed just put it all together, stick it in the fridge and grab it on your way out to work in the morning. This breakfast is filled with protein between the oats, chia seeds and almond milk (and even more if you make the almond milk from scratch!)
Pesto SauceI have an obsession with pesto! I love playing around with diferent ways to make the sauce but this recipe right here is tried and true! You can swap out the pine nuts for pumpkin seeds, almonds or walnuts. Get creative!
Plantain ChipsI love chips! I used to love buying the Trader Joe’s plantain chips because they were so delicious and perfect to satisfy my chip craving. One day I decided to make my own and loved them even more! The most time consuming part of this recipe is cutting into the plantain. It’s a tough exterior, not at all like a banana. But once you cut it, you’re good to go. The only catch with these is they don’t stay good and crispy for a long time so make them and eat or serve them right away.
Quinoa Stuffed PeppersI only recently started loving peppers. They’re so easy to throw into stir-fry or to scoop out and fill with quinoa and other veggie goodness. I love this recipe not only because of the simplicity but also because it looks so pretty. You will totally wow your guests if you make these at your next dinner party.
Summer Kale and Peach SaladThis salad screams summer! If you have access to a grill, throw the peaches on and enjoy the sweet tastes of summertime. I love the combo of peppers and peaches – so fresh!
Sweet Potato LatkesIt must be Hanukkah, I have my pre-school menorah and sweet potato latkes! This recipe is such a crowd pleaser, I barely even needed apple sauce to dip the latkes in. Even if Hanukkah isn’t your holiday, wow your next party with these healthy deliciousness!
Sweet Potato Mash with Nut CrumbleThis dish is perfect for a holiday dinner! You will shock even the biggest health skeptics as this is indulgent but completely healthy and pure. I used white sweet potatoes but orange work the same. Happy Thanksgiving!
The Best Burger
Tomato Avocado SaladThis salad reminds me of summer. It has so many flavors and yet, it’s super easy to make. I love to make this salad as a side dish and usually to compliment a fish (Chilean Sea Bass is my favorite combo with this). I will often make too much so I can have it for lunch the next day.
Tropical Coconut SmoothieThis smoothie tastes just like summer! I recently got a Vitamix for my wedding (I have a feeling I’m going to get addicted to this thing!) and can’t stop playing with different smoothie concoctions. In Thailand, I ate mango at least once a day so I plan to keep that up as much as possible and this smoothie is a perfect start. I’m willing summer to hurry up and get here with this baby
Vegetable Egg QuicheI love how simple this recipe is both in prep, cooking time and taste. Cheese or hot sauce can spruce it up if needed but on its own it’s packed with flavor. What’s great about this recipe is that you can change up the veggies so it’s never boring. If I know I’ll be on the go, I’ll make mini’s the night before so I can grab something quickly for a protein filled breakfast.