The Vegan Experiment goes Vegetarian

Back in November 2012, I decided to try a vegan experiment. You can click through the previous link and read all the details but, in a nutshell, after bariatric surgery and the remission of my Type II Diabetes, I decided to go back to veganism to see if my body could tolerate the whole grain […]

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Black Bean Lasagna

Recently, I was watching reruns of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen on the Food Network and imagine my surprise when I saw her making a vegetarian dish. My ears perked up and I started taking notes. Trisha’s Black Bean Lasagna looked amazing and I just knew that I had to make this pronto (and put my vegan […]

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Orange Applesauce Date Nut Cake

Today, I wanted to share another vegan dessert that I recently tried and loved. This cake is so moist and sweet that the hubs even liked it, too. In fact, I didn’t even tell him that this could be good for him because it might have tainted his opinion. Honestly, I don’t know if I […]

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Hot Chocolate Cookies with Cayenne

Happy National Creme-Filled Chocolates Day & Happy Valentine’s Day … Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries and is usually celebrated on February 14th in the United States. Originally, in honor of St. Valentine in Christian and Roman traditions, it has evolved into a time to celebrate romance and to offer small tokens of affection […]

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Lime Cilantro Hummus

With the Super Bowl coming up, my head has been in the “small bites” game and all I can think about is snack food. Although, I’ve never been much of a cilantro fan, I needed some for a couple of recipes so I reluctantly made my purchase. I’m so glad that I did because the […]

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Monday Muster & Baked Pita Chips

I really enjoy Monday’s and the weekly Monday Muster feature. Seems I always have so much to share but most of it just doesn’t merit its own blog post. It’s kind of like turning to a friend and sharing your mishaps or thumbs up moments. Very quick, succinct and to the point. That’s what you […]

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Not Egg Salad with Kala Namak (egg flavored salt)

I am so excited to share this recipe with all of you, today. I know that vegan egg salad (or egg salad made with tofu) is not a new idea; however, I recently learned about this amazing salt called Kala Namak that I’m so thrilled about finding. Kala Namak is a black mineral salt that has […]

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Healthier Guacamole

As I mentioned, yesterday, I’m in a “small bites” state of mind. I don’t watch much football but I always watch the super bowl with the hubs. He gets to watch the game, I get to watch the commercials and we both get to have some great food. Since the hubs and I are putting […]

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Pico de Gallo

With the Super Bowl coming up and with the San Francisco 49’ers as NFC champs, I’m in a small bites state of mind. Appetizers, starters, canapes, hors d’oeuvres, antipasto, meze, finger foods … Just can’t get them out of my mind. Therefore, since the hubs and I are starting to put together our super bowl […]

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Moroccan Lentil Stew

Recently, I saw this fabulous slow cooker recipe on The Soulicious Life and knew immediately that I had to make it. The need to try this dish was so overwhelming that I couldn’t be bothered to wait six hours for the slow cooker version so I came up with my own and I’m so glad […]

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Chunky Borscht

Borscht is a soup that’s prepared mainly of beets. Being that I love beets, I’m not certain why I’ve never tried this dish before. Such a humble, unassuming bowl of goodness and I can’t stop eating it. Beet soup has its roots in Russia and other Eastern European communities and was typically served in poorer […]

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Hoppin’ John & Collards Prep

2013 is here and it’s time for one of my favorite foodie traditions, Hoppin’ John on New Years Day! Hoppin’ John is a dish that’s from the southern United States and is made of black eyed peas, pork and greens.  There’s hundreds of variations and ways to serve but I usually make mine with bacon […]

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Southwestern Black Bean Quinoa Salad + Book Giveaway! (closed)

As a food blogger, many opportunities come my way to review products but I only pass along the items that I truly enjoy or find value with. Recently, I was provided a review copy of The Plant Powered Diet by Sharon Palmer, RD and I am happy to pass on this great resource. Being a […]

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Easiest Whole Wheat Bread on the Planet

I swear, I may have to start a formal rotation program for all my cookbooks, cooking magazines and recipe files. Today’s recipe has been sitting on the shelf, in my Whole Grain Baking book (by King Arthur Flour) forever. People, this is one of my books that I’ve been using for years and I bake […]

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Oatmeal Raisin Pecan Cookies

Happy National Cookie Day! Cookies are probably my most favorite thing to make. I get to bake, which has a lot of science, and I get to eat yummy stuff with portion control built right in. You should see all the cookie pics that I’ve taken but have never gotten around to posting … It’s […]

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes

  I get pretty excited about food all the time. Truly, it doesn’t take much to get me pretty pumped up about trying a new recipe but I usually have so many ideas flying around in my head that I have to plan my creations or I’ll be running around my kitchen, in circles. However, […]

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Chocolate Wacky Cake

Happy National Cake Day! Normally on Mondays I write a weekly Monday Muster post which refers to the past week and what’s been going on in my world. In all honesty, with today being National Cake Day, I am not in the mood to blab on about myself or my recovery … I just have […]

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The Vegan Experiment

I am happy to report that I’m finally starting to feel better and my knee is getting stronger. Unfortunately, I’m still having bouts of significant pain and having to limit my activities but it is better than before. I only have one more physical therapy appointment to go which is fabulous because it really hurts. […]

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Food Story: Eric & Cauliflower Poppers

I am always on the prowl for easy, creative and nutritious ways to eat a diet lower in carbs without sacrificing my penchant for fresh veggies. I recently discovered Slow Carb Diet Experiments and Eric”s fabulous Cauliflower Poppers. I love tater tots and that”s what this recipe reminded me of. I knew this would easily work into […]

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Food Story: Willow & Secret Ingredient Asian Stir-Fry – fool me once, fool me rice…

Willow is the June winner of the Food Stories Award for Excellence in Storytelling. She’s been blogging for just a year now, and considers herself an adventurer in the land of food – join her at her blog, www.willcookforfriends.com I’m not entirely sure how I came to earn this award, but I am certainly honored. […]

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