1138. Sweet Potato Peanut Brownies

Food that appears to be what it isn’t is all the fad right now, if you’ve noticed. Cauliflower masquerading as rice, cashew as cheese, and chia seeds replace eggs. A particular favorite food to meddle with is brownies. I have seen black bean brownies and pumpkin brownies, but I had a hanker for peanut butter and decided to go with this sweet potato brownie recipe. Continue reading “1138. Sweet Potato Peanut Brownies”

1132. Superfood Breakfast Bars

The previous “regular” muesli bars version here easily replace packaged granola bars in my opinion. Totally customizable, and just as moreish, they are definitely one of my favorites. This version is Nigella’s “healthified” breakfast bars, which are chockful of all things good for your body. Healthy does not necessarily mean food good for losing weight, and eating too much from these will not aid your weight loss journey, but they do promise to be a healthy breakfast or snack. Continue reading “1132. Superfood Breakfast Bars”

1117. Grilled Chicken over Minted Quinoa

A well-rounded, healthy, and satisfying meal is a bare 30 minutes away from your reality. Grilled chicken breast is far from my favorite, usually being stringy, dry, and tough, but this defies all past experiences in its tang, tenderness, and taste. The quinoa, although a purportedly ancient South American grain, is basking in popularity lately, and for good reason, as it has a very high protein factor and doesn’t weigh you down like rice would. Continue reading “1117. Grilled Chicken over Minted Quinoa”

1106. Frozen Yogurt Bark with Berries

While the overly-healthy concept is enough to throw most people off, this dessert must be given a fair chance. I for one, had to google how to eat yogurt bark. Making it was less of a problem than eating it. Sure enough, the gone-in-three-bites serving size is recommended to avoid messy fingers and face.   Continue reading “1106. Frozen Yogurt Bark with Berries”

1100. Home Made Yogurt

I am a strong believer that every one of us is responsible to support local produce and buy seasonal produce. This is not just a lesson in community values, but it is also better for your health (less chemicals and GM go into seasonal fruits) and better for your tastebuds (the reason why tomatoes smell and taste so much better in the Summer). So for this MENA Club entry, I am highlighting Qatari local produce. Continue reading “1100. Home Made Yogurt”

1075. Banana Oat Cookies (2 Ingredients!)

The end. No, really. Mash banana, stir in some oats, and bake. There you have a perfectly legitimate, diet-friendly chewy cookie good for breakfast or snacks on the go. And what’s even better is the option to keep it plain, or go crazy with add-ins such as chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit (raisins?), or nuts.   Continue reading “1075. Banana Oat Cookies (2 Ingredients!)”

1063. Nice Cream Breakfast Bowl

Previously on MCW we’ve had a super food smoothie bowl, and an instant fruity vegan ice cream fit for breakfast. This breakfast bowl is a little bit of both. The reason why I say breakfast is because this much goodness is best eaten on an empty stomach for maximal absorption. It is however just a tasty as a snack or even for dessert. Continue reading “1063. Nice Cream Breakfast Bowl”

980. Hobbit Wafer Bran Bread

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I tend to go through phases in regards to my breakfasts. While not everyday is an egg and toast kind of day, we somehow eat what each one wants on weekdays, then gather for a more opulent breakfast on weekends. Examples of weekday breakfasts range from cheese-zaatar toast to green monster smoothie. Weekend breakfasts are likely to included fried tomato and maybe even thareed bagilla. Continue reading “980. Hobbit Wafer Bran Bread”