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…

Walnut Pesto with Spaghetti Squash

Have you been unfortunate enough to converse with a liar? The person says something you know is completely false and no matter how much you disprove his comment, he won’t admit he lied. Your typical emotional response would range from a violent impulse to shake the liar’s shoulders until he sees reason or to scream…

Pecan Apple Crisp

Friends are made in mysterious ways. One common way to begin a friendship is with a similar interest, opinion, or common goal. For instance, the bonding factor can be music, books, or a mutual friend. Here’s an example: once I made a friend because of writing. The conversation went like this: Me: “Are you (person’s name)?” Future…