Archive - August, 2012

Chickpea Salad with Ginger and Tomatoes

Chickpea Salad with Ginger and Tomatoes // wishfulchef.comI love trying out new and exotic dishes and typically end up searching online for inspiration. I found this recipe on a vegetarian food blog called Lisa’s Kitchen. I love easy chickpea salads so I thought I’d give it a try! This salad is spicy, so make sure you adjust to your taste.
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Quick and Easy Pasta with Fresh Basil

Quick and Easy Pasta with Fresh Basil // wishfulchef.comThis summer has been busy with weddings, family visits and working on our new business. With all of these events going on, I still strive to cook at home everyday. Creating a quick meal in under 30 minutes is easy if you have these two staples: pasta and tomato sauce.
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Kale Green Smoothie with Grapefruit and Bananas

Kale Green Smoothie with Grapefruit and Bananas // wishfulchef.comIt’s been a while since my last green smoothie post. Kale is one of my favorite ingredients in a green smoothie because it’s packed with vitamins and fiber, and lowers your blood sugar, promotes regular digestion and curbs overeating. And since kale leaves have a tough exterior, be sure to blend the mixture on the highest speed until nice and smooth. Serve chilled with optional ice cubes for a healthy summer drink!
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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Muffins with Cocoa Powder

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Muffins with Cocoa Powder // wishfulchef.comThere is nothing more comforting than the smell of muffins baking in the oven. And even better if there’s chocolate chips with an extra dose of cocoa powder. I love serving these whole wheat muffins for breakfast with coffee or as a snack on-the-go.

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Basil Watermelon Salad with Feta and Red Onion

Basil Watermelon Salad with Feta and Red Onion // wishfulchef.comWith the limited amount of outdoor space in NYC, we have to be creative when growing plants. I grow fresh herbs on our balcony and to conserve space, they’re all squished next to each other in my flowerbeds. The basil plants have outgrown the other herbs, so I’ve been coming up with new recipes incorporating basil in my cooking. This particular salad was inspired by a recent trip to a new beer garden in our neighborhood that served this on their menu and I think my version tastes just as good!

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