Please click the following links to see what I’ve been cooking recently! Some recipes are my own creations, while others are borrowed and/or amended. Some include nutrition facts using Food Processor analysis software.

Whole Wheat Banana Ricotta Waffles

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These whole grain banana waffles just beat out my usual whole wheat pancakes. Make them with or without the ricotta – both are fluffy, wholesome and delicious. Related post here.

Whole Wheat Veggie (+) Pizza

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I always use a rainbow of veggies and some cheese, but the rest varies depending on my mood. The (+) stands for whatever you want to include to make the pizza a bit more exciting (and ideally, to boost the protein content) – for example, chicken sausage, eggs, a different cheese, pesto or tomato sauce as a base, etc. It also stands for extra nutrition – aim for a whole wheat pizza dough and load up on veggies to boost the vitamin, mineral and fiber content. I love Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough, as it is fast and easy to use, cheap, nutritious, and freezes nicely. One ball of dough is enough for 2 thin crust pizzas (1 pizza feeds two people), which I recommend if you’re trying to keep the calories under control (and if you’re like me and want to save room for a little wine and dessert).  Related post here.

Ginger Coconut Granola (Improved version 2)

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Another variation on Mini Magoo’s granola from Borough Market in London, this time with coconut flakes, a greater variety of nuts/seeds, and a bit more of a ginger kick. My favorite granola thus far. Gluten free and vegan. Related post here.

Cranberry Nut Crunch Granola (Gluten Free, Vegan)

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A variation on the ginger granola below, but with almonds, pecans, dried cranberries, and a hint more vanilla and cinnamon. Related post here.

Ginger Coconut Granola (Gluten Free, Vegan)

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This is a variation on Mini Magoo’s granola, which I always used to buy in Borough Market in London. Crunch, slightly sweetened, and full of healthy fats and whole grains, it’s a great way to start your morning! Related post here.

Pecan Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan)

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I’m not usually one for GF, vegan baked goods, and these aren’t *exactly* low calorie, but they taste incredible and are packed with a ton of nutrients! So if you’re going to eat a cookie, go ahead and give this one a try.

Quinoa Pecan Muffins

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Two different versions of deliciousness, and one of my favorite post-run snacks!

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Virgin Coconut Oil and Butter battle it out in this cookie taste test! Verdict – they both win 😛

Spicy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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As a runner, I need my carbs, so I made a wrap within a wrap buy placing these lettuce wraps in a whole wheat tortilla – YUM!

Grilled Cheese with Maple Caramelized Onions

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I made these sandwiches for brunch recently with some thinly sliced farmer’s market apples on the side and it was so delicious!! Classic and simple, yet the combination of flavors (aged cheddar, maple syrup, rosemary, onion, salt and pepper) was complex and, well, perfect. I’m convinced that maple syrup makes everything taste better. 🙂 Perhaps not the *healthiest* sandwich in the world, but with whole grain bread, fresh fruit, perhaps some leafy greens and a hot cup of coffee on the side, not a bad way to start a Sunday…! Recipe here.

Carrot Dill Soup

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Gazpacho (see related post for recipe)

Study Break Scramble

Things are busy now that I’m back in school, but I’m still trying my best to cook nutritious meals for myself! Related post here.

Blood Orange and Feta Salad

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A Healthy Twist on Bircher Muesli (aka Overnight Oats)

  

This is what I have for breakfast pretty much every morning. Related post here.

Triple B (banana, blueberry & buttermilk) Pancakes

My usual Sunday morning breakfast fare – great post long run treat! Related post here.

Healthy Banana Walnut Muffins (or Bread)

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Dressed up Tuna Salad

I LOVE huge, colorful veggie packed salads. Related post here.

Quinoa Herb Pomegranate Salad (with Poached Shredded Chicken)

Make a big batch of quinoa veggie salad and enjoy it with different toppings during the week. Related post here.

Green Machine (couscous salad)

Similar to the quinoa veggie salad, but with whole wheat couscous. Related post here.

Ostrich (or Turkey) Chili

An all-time winter favorite. Now that I’m back in the US, I can’t find ostrich as easily, so turkey is my usual protein of choice. Also is great as a veg chili with different beans. Related post here.

Vegetable Hash with Poached Eggs

Another great Martha Rose Schulman recipe! Related post here.

Easy, Healthy & Delicious Breakfast Ideas

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I’m a big fan of the NY Times Recipes for Health Series – tons of great recipes on that site. Also, when I’m in a vegetarian/vegan mood, I turn to my friend Kathy’s site, Healthy. Happy. Life. Every time I see her photos I get hungry and/or want to run to my nearest farmer’s market!

Check back for more recipes as I’ll be updating this page on a regular basis.

Happy Cooking!