Quick Creamy Polenta with Pine Nuts and Truffle Oil – Ready in only 15 Minutes!

Polenta Pine Nuts Truffle Oil
Lately I’ve been on a little polenta kick. I’ve been making this specific recipe for lunch when I have a busy schedule and I think I made it about 3 times this week! I’m not sure why it took me this long to cook polenta myself because it’s incredibly easy to make and really delicious. This recipe is super simple, involves only five ingredients and takes only 15 minutes to cook!
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Oven Baked Carrot and Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Carrot Fries
My carrot and sweet potato fries recipe was one of Wishful Chef’s most popular recipes of 2011. It’s incredibly easy to prepare, crisp, flavorful and super healthy, the perfect appetizer or side dish this time of year! See the original recipe with updated images below.

French fries are one of my favorite things to eat, either on its own with mayonnaise or as a side dish. When I make fries at home, I prefer baking them because it eliminates the mess from frying and most importantly, it’s healthier! I did a mix of sweet potatoes and carrots, two healthy vegetables that contain powerful antioxidants and are rich in vitamins A and C. When baked in the oven, they get caramelized and tender. [Read more…]

Roasted Cabbage with Lemon and Garlic

Roast Cabbage
I love roasting vegetables! It’s so easy to turn out a delicious and healthy meal by simply putting a handful of veggies into the oven. But roasting cabbage? Really?? Well, it turns out that roasting cabbage is a great way to get more of those super healthy cruciferous vegetables into your diet.
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Pan-Fried Pork Dumplings with Mushrooms

Pork Dumplings
The Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year, is only a week away. It’s a wonderful time of year for family and friends to get together and celebrate. So for this post I wanted to showcase pan-fried Chinese dumplings. The best part (besides eating of course) is assembling them around the table with a good group of friends!
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Homemade Oven Roasted Tater Tots

Homemade Tater Tots
Why have I waited so long to make homemade tater tots? They’re SO much better than the frozen ones you buy at the store. I knew from the moment I was assembling them that this recipe would be a winner. These tater tots are perfectly fluffy on the inside and golden brown and crisp on the outside. Plus they’re healthier, baked and not fried with only a handful of ingredients: potatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper.
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Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding with Berries

Berry Chia Seed Pudding
I enjoy a nice hearty breakfast but ever since we got back from our food-fueled holiday trip to Europe I’ve been eating lighter morning meals. This sweet chia seed pudding is vegan, dairy-free and the perfect healthy dish for breakfast, or even dessert! You can also easily double (or triple) the amount, make ahead of time and leave in the fridge for breakfast during the week.
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