Chai poached pears

Chai poached pears are a delicious variety to the regular poached pears. They are comforting, sweet, and simply delicious!

Chai poached pears are a delicious variety to the regular poached pears. They are comforting, sweet, and simply delicious!

I don’t know about you guys , but when it’s winter or fall the first thing I start craving are my moms poached pears. The perfect uplifting, sweet and tasty side dish! I decided to try and make some myself, but with my own twist: Chai spices.

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5 spice carrots

5 spice carrots: a delicious and healthy side dish! The sliced carrots are sprinkled with oil, 5 spice powder and salt and then roasted for 20 minutes.

5 spice carrots: a delicious and healthy side dish! The sliced carrots are sprinkled with oil, 5 spice powder and salt and then roasted for 20 minutes.

Spices are a great way to improve your cooking skills. Combining the somewhat sweet carrots with the 5 spice mixture brings a surprisingly delicious roasted vegetable!

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Fennel and tomato soup

This comforting yet light and refreshing soup is a great alternative to the regular tomato soup. | Stay Alive and Cooking

This comforting yet light and refreshing soup is a great alternative to the regular tomato soup. And it's vegan, too! | Stay Alive and Cooking

I love tomato soup. And I also love cooking with ingredients I wouldn’t normally use, like fennel. The fennel adds a fresh touch to the soup, which goes great with the sweet tomatoes. It’s not overpowering at all, and I ended up really liking it!

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Zucchini with taco filling (vegan, gf)

These healthy zucchini "boats" are filled with beans, corn, red onion and herbs to resemble a gluten free and vegan taco dish. | Stay Alive and Cooking

These healthy zucchini “boats” are filled with beans, corn, red onion and herbs to resemble a gluten free and vegan taco dish. Both delicious and very filling!

Every once I cook a dish with only vegetables and beans. This can be a challenge, as it’s not always as filling as my regular meals: we’re so used to eating either meat or potatoes/rice/pasta! However, this dish meets the requirements of a regular meal. We were soooo full!

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