Lemony Whipped Feta Dip with Patty’s Zesty Garlic Peppers

Lemony Whipped Feta Dip with Patty's Zesty Garlic Peppers – Feta Dip Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

During a food prep Sunday, I made a bunch of Mediterranean tapas (salads, veggie dishes, dips/spreads, etc.). I also had some pita bread, so I wanted to make sure that my spread of food included some delicious dips. I love Feta and love the zestfulness/flavor of Patty’s Peppers (Mom’s Original Recipe, Zesty Garlic), and wanted to use both up in a feta dip recipe. This feta dip recipe turned out amazing! It is lemony, creamy, dreamy, zesty and would certainly be a crowd pleaser!  I just love zesty dips! Dips are fun to eat, fun to bring to parties, fun to enjoy with a crowd, and even by yourself!  Make this feta dip recipe for your friends will watching a sports game, party, or you can even do what I did and make it during a food prep Sunday to enjoy all week! read more

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Truffle Mushroom Rice

Truffle Mushroom Rice – Truffle Rice | Healthy Eats by Jennie

Early in December, I went to Miami with one of my best friends (whose also a Jennifer) that I have known since high school. We went to Miami for the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Miami Dolphins game (Eagles lost, which was sad), and for Art Basel (which was amazing). Our Jenny-squared trip was a blast! read more

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Cilantro Lime Quinoa

Cilantro Lime Quinoa – Quinoa Side Dish | Healthy Eats by Jennie

I love Chipotle! And I love their cilantro lime rice! I received a lot of limes from Misfits Market and I wanted to make a healthy Quinoa Side Dish variation of their cilantro lime rice.  This Quinoa Side Dish turned out great and reminded me of Chipotle’s cilantro lime rice. This made me very happy!  And a bonus is that this recipe is very easy to make. I made this recipe during a food prep session on a Sunday and was able to use this Quinoa Side Dish is a variety of meals during the week. read more

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Broiled Feta Dip with Patty’s Zesty Garlic Peppers

Broiled Feta Dip with Patty's Zesty Garlic Peppers – Patty’s Peppers Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

There is a baked feta dish that is my favorite appetizer at a BYOB restaurant in Old City. But that restaurant took it off the menu and they only offer it as a special on occasion. Ever since they took it off the menu, I have been trying to recreate this appetizer on my own.  When making it, I typically would use pepperoncini peppers in it, as they do in the restaurant, but it never was quite the same as the version in the restaurant. read more

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One Pot Farro Veggie Loaded Minestrone Soup

One Pot Farro Veggie Loaded Minestrone Soup Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

I love Minestrone Soup! This Minestrone Soup Recipe is delicious and is packed with a lot of veggies! To boost its health factor, it includes farro instead of pasta! Farro is amazing in soups, so you won’t even miss the pasta! This Minestrone Soup Recipe may take some time to make, but it is a perfect meal to make ahead. It is easy to reheat for lunches / dinners and freezes well.  Another bonus is that you cook it all in one pot! No one wants to use and clean more than one pot! read more

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Instant Pot Broccoli and Pearl Couscous

Instant Pot Broccoli and Pearl Couscous – Instant Pot Broccoli Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

This Instant Pot Broccoli Recipe is healthy, delicious and comforting! With the Instant Pot, this recipe comes together quickly for an easy weeknight meal. I think pearl couscous is fun to eat, and this Instant Pot Broccoli Recipe is loaded with nutrient packed broccoli, making it a healthy and fun eat! read more

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Veggie Tofu Tikka Masala

I love Indian food and my all-time favorite Indian dish of all time is Chicken Tikka Masala! The place that makes it the best is New Delhi restaurant in University City. It is extremely delicious! Now, that I moved to Old City, I miss having easy access to that place. Chicken Tikka Masala is probably not a healthy eat, but I have a craving for Indian food! I am determined to make a Healthy Vegetarian Indian Recipe! I wanted to try to create a Healthy Vegetarian Indian Recipe version of Chicken Tikka Masala to fill this void and satisfy my craving.  This Healthy Vegetarian Indian Recipe came out great – it is an amazing flavor explosion and fulfills this craving! I will be making this again for sure and will also attempt different versions of this Healthy Vegetarian Indian Recipe in the future! read more

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Sweet Potato Soup with Leeks, Coconut Milk and Thai Green Curry

This Sweet Potato Soup Recipe is amazing and healthy too! A lot of Sweet Potato Soup Recipes call for heavy cream and added sugar, which do not align with trying to eat healthy. Instead of adding those unhealthy ingredients, this Sweet Potato Soup Recipe puts a new twist on the traditional flavor by adding coconut milk and Thai green curry.  These flavors go perfect together! My sister Becky LOVES Thai Green Curry and Sweet Potatoes – I can’t wait for her to try this – I know she will LOVE this Sweet Potato Soup Recipe too! read more

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Instant Pot Broccoli Zucchini Soup

Instant Pot Broccoli Zucchini Soup
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 55 minutes

Instant Pot Broccoli Zucchini Soup – Vegan Soup Recipes | Healthy Eats by Jennie

I have been on a kick with making Vegan Soup Recipes lately! The Instant Pot and an Immersion Blender are the perfect tools for making creamy Vegan Soup Recipes. This Vegan Soup Recipe and my other Vegan Soup Recipes are so delicious, you won’t even realize that they are Vegan! Vegan Soup Recipes are great for the cold months – keeps you warm and healthy! If you are a fan of Broccoli, you should try this recipe! Also check out some of my other creamy Vegan Soup Recipes: Instant Pot Cauliflower Zucchini Soup, Instant Pot Celery Zucchini Soup.

Ingredients:

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 4 cups of broccoli florets
  • 4 medium white potatoes peeled and cut in 1-inch cubes (3 cups)
  • 2 zucchinis cut in 1-inch cubes (2 cups)
  • 7 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 6 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
  • ½ cup of fresh parsley chopped
  • ½ teas black pepper
  • 1 teas salt
  • 1 teas dried dill

 

Directions:

  1. Set Instant Pot to sauté mode and sauté onions with 1 T olive oil (add more olive oil if you need to) for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Then add garlic and sauté for 1 minute more.
  3. Turn off Instant Pot.
  4. Add to Instant Pot, the broccoli, potatoes, zucchini, parsley, broth, salt, black pepper, and dill and stir.
  5. Set Instant Pot to manual for 12 minutes.
  6. When timer is up, let the Instant Pot naturally release for 10 minutes and then quick release.
  7. Puree with an immersion blender or transfer to a blender and puree until smooth.
  8. Portion soup into bowls, and salt and pepper to taste as needed.

Notes:

This will take about 25 minutes to come to pressure.

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Tahini Beet Salad

Tahini Beet Salad
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 90 minutes

Tahini Beet Salad – Beet Salad | Healthy Eats by JennieZahav is one of my top favorite restaurants in Philadelphia! In the beginning of dinner, they give you an amazing spread of various Israeli salads. One of those salads is a Beet Salad. I never really liked Beets. I LOVE the Zahav Beet Salad! You can even buy the Zahav cookbook, which I did! The Beet Salad recipe is in this cookbook! The Zahav version in the cookbook uses fresh beets and a lot of salt. This Tahini Beet salad is a healthy spin of Zahav’s Beet Salad. It attempts to be easier (uses canned beets) and healthier (less salt). This salad will turn you into a beet lover! Try this recipe and try the real thing at the Zahav restaurant!

Ingredients:

  • 2 15 oz cans of whole beets (I used Wegmans)
  • 2 T olive oil
  • ½ teas salt
  • ½ teas black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 4 T lemon juice
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 teas dried dill
  • ¼ cup chopped mint
  • 4 ½ /T tahini
  • ½ teas salt
  • ½ teas black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Drain and rinse beets.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine beets with 2 T olive oil, ½ teas salt and ½ teas black pepper.
  4. Place contents of mixing bowl in small (8×8) glass baking pan and roast for 90 minutes (flipping them over half way through).
  5. Let beets cool for about 20 minutes.
  6. When beets are cool, coarsely grate into a medium mixing bowl.
  7. Add to the mixing bowl, garlic, lemon juice, 1 T olive oil, dill, mint, tahini, ½ teas salt and ½ teas black pepper, then mix well.
  8. Chill for at least an hour before serving.

Notes:

This can be paired with other appetizers and salads for a fun Mediterranean meal or party! Try it with my other recipes such as Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Spread, Caramelized Onion Hummus, Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad, Roasted Zucchini Red Pepper Garlic Dip and grilled Pita Bread! I made this as a side for Thanksgiving – it is a great alternative to Cranberry Sauce!

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