Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins

*Let’s talk about focus during an afternoon concentration slump. We live in the age of the monkey brain. Our minds are constantly stimulated by information from our phones, TVs, ads, and anything else we see in the course of a day. So when the time comes to sit and work, be it homework, a college thesis,…

Veggie Fritters

“You would make a good motivational speaker,” a friend once said to me. I was in the middle of giving her advice, which meant I had many made dumb analogies and tripped over my words. Motivational speaking is a cool idea, but I explained to her that no one would pay to hear me speak….

Turmeric Rice Pumpkin Bowls

It’s been one year since my first post, the Decadent Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, and in honor of the first anniversary of The Creative Palate, it’s time we delved into the meaning of creativity. When one thinks of creativity, the image of an artist with a paintbrush or a novelist with a typewriter comes to…

Goodbye Summer Snap Peas

Late September can mean one of two things: You are beginning to adjust to the new routine of school/work. You are wondering if you will ever adjust to it. The hardest part of an enforced schedule is at the start: waking up early. No one wants to leave a warm bed and stagger onto the…

Cranberry Nut Quinoa

Can we all stop saying, “I’m entitled to my opinion”? You must have heard this line before. You are in a heated debate with someone, and when he or she cannot think of another way to defend their view, they fold their arms and say, “Well, I have the right to my opinion.” If you…

Citrus Green Beans

The strangest phobia I have ever encountered was a friend’s fear of raccoons. That was before I met Ma’ayan. Personally, I think raccoons are adorable. Yes, they are a nuisance when they rip through the trash, but who can’t love the furry masks and striped tails? The majority of people must think I’m insane for…

Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Summer is like bananas, green today and brown tomorrow. While we get pumped up for the beach, we blink and it is September again, back to the humdrum of the school year. If you are anything like me, you eat, breath, and make bigs plans for the summer, such as meeting friends, traveling, and discovering…

Baked “Breaded” Cauliflower

Birthdays are like wineglasses. They both give people positive assumptions. Allow me to explain: Have you ever drank soda out of a wine glass? It tastes better than in a can or cup. There’s something about fingering the stem and sipping delicately as if you are at some extravagant affair, even if you may be…

Butternut Squash Poutine

“You’re from Canada? Do you live in an igloo? And see penguins?” “Yeah. I ride my pet polar bear to school every day.” I replied to my new camp friend. “Really?” She said, eyes wide. “No… Do you seriously think we live in igloos? Those are Eskimos in Alaska, Americans, by the way. Plus penguins don’t live…

Balsamic Spiralized Beets

We all are kids at heart, no matter how old or mature we become. It’s that little part of us that enjoys walking on fresh snow, scuffing our feet through fallen leaves, and gets a thrill from bubble wrap. Where does the rest of childhood go? It is swallowed up by a monster under the bed…

Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant

Happy New Years! 2017 is here! You may be enthralled at the opportunity for a fresh start, or you may think that January 1st is just another day on the calendar. Some types of people create incredible goals for this coming year, while others fret about marking ’17 whenever they write the date. Well, there are…