Za’atar Roasted Green Beans with Green Harissa

Za'atar Roasted Green Beans

Za’atar Roasted Green Beans with Green Harissa are the perfect side to any dinner on chilly nights. Green beans are roasted with herbacious za’atar, some sliced shiitake mushrooms, avocado oil, and pink salt. Then, drizzle with spicy green harissa, and top with sliced almonds and pomegranate seeds. This will definitely be the talk of any Thanksgiving menu!

If there is one thing that is absolutely my winter time staple, it is roasting all of vegetables. I swear, roasting a vegetable automatically makes it taste 10 times better, you know? And so, if you have some picky eaters in your family unit, might I suggest roasting all of the veggies.

Yes yes there. I said it.

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Tahini Truffles with Chocolate Drizzle

These tahini truffles with chocolate drizzle taste like halvah. They are seriously the easiest treats to make! Five ingredients, 10 minutes, and a little patience stand between you and chocolate treat nirvana. They are vegan, gluten free, and beyond delicious. Don’t miss that flaky salt on top! Shall we?

If there is one thing I have learned this year, it is that meal prep saves lives. As a graduate student, if I do not have something in my fridge that takes more than five minutes to prepare, I will be eating popcorn for dinner. Not that popcorn for dinner is bad… just not all the time.

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Sweet Potato Pie Stuffed Dates with Chocolate Drizzle

Sweet Potato Pie Stuffed Dates by @thecuttingveg #realfood #healthydesserts #vegandesserts

Whipped sweet potato pie stuffed dates are pretty much the non-recipe recipe you didn’t know you needed! A dairy free sweet potato filling gets stuffed into juicy medjool dates before a quick drizzle in melted chocolate. Top with coconut whipped cream, close your eyes, and be taken to fall nirvana.

As a lady with not a whole lot of time (hello midterms!) but with a whole lot of basic-ness in my soul, I am always on the hunt for a quick and delicious no bake treat. Now, I haven’t really dabbled in the no bake dessert life. I am mostly a eat all the popcorn for dinner type of gal. But these sweet potato pie stuffed dates? Oh you better believe I am here for it

So let’s get talking.

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Fall Harvest Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Y’all, let us just eat this harvest pasta sauce for the rest of our lives? Is that cool?

I love the autumnal harvest pasta sauce from Trader Joe’s. However, that ish has heavy cream, which means I’ll be not feeling so hot if I eat it. So I set off on a quest to copycat the sauce, but take out all the dairy. The pasta sauce has all of your favorite fall flavors, is super cozy, and reinvigorates my love affair with butternut squash so yes, YA KNOW SHE IS A WINNER. It tastes just like the real thing.

How easy was that?

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Instant Pot (and not!) Eggplant Caponata

We love a pickled eggplant situation. Yes I promise I’ll get you hooked too!

If there is one thing you should love about me, I love a pickle situation. I used to go to falafel places in Israel just to get some pickles. I always get the pickle situation at my favorite hummus place in the city. Heck I put pickled onions on everything. But if you don’t like eggplant, don’t let the title scare you… because you can barely tase the eggplant in said dish.

I promise.

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Moroccan Chickpea Stew

I know, we are at the tail end of stew season… but hear me out!

I’ve been craving all sorts of Moroccan/Mediterranean flavors lately. And, if it has not been a surprise based on the recipes from my blog, I freaking LOVE Mediterranean flavors. There is just something so fresh when you dust your bowls with half a bunch of parsley.

Please tell me it’s not just me.

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Roasted Red Pepper Mac And Cheese (V/DF)

I have the dish you’re going to eat morning, noon and night this week! Because, I’ve been doing it myself.

And just to play it safe, we’ll say the entire rest of spring. Cool? K. I love meals that i can just look in the pantry, with no food in the fridge, and say, “HEY! I can make food outta nothing.” It is the best feeling in the whole wide world.

It is like we’re making magic. Bring me my unicorn.

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Asian Sesame Brussels Slaw

It’s springtime… and so I fully plan on overdosing on all of the vegetables.

I love spring, mostly because it puts me in a mood to eat lighter. And what better way to enjoy the warmer spring temps than a big old bowl of salad. But not just any salad… this baby is a crunchy, fresh sesame filled wonderland

Who knew you could have feelings about a salad?

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