Fat-free Tips

Hidden Cashew Ranch Dressing Plus Tips for Eating Salads When You Really Don’t Want To

January 8, 2012
Hidden Cashew Ranch Dressing

We’ve all been there. You’re trying to eat more greens but you just can’t face another lunchtime salad. Maybe it’s because of the prep involved, maybe it’s because it feels like the North Pole outside, or maybe it’s because you’re just sick and tired of chomping your way through a big bowl of raw veggies. […]

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What the Heck is Nutritional Yeast?

October 26, 2011
What the Heck is Nutritional Yeast?

Welcome New York Times readers! I hope you’ll check out some of my recipes while you’re here, and if you like what you see, follow me on Facebook or by email. Of all the ingredients I use in my recipes, the one I’m asked about the most is nutritional yeast. I’ve been cooking with it […]

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Ridiculously Easy Vegan Buttermilk Salad Dressing

October 5, 2010
Ridiculously Easy Vegan Buttermilk Salad Dressing

The question I get asked most by people who are just beginning to follow an oil-free diet is “If you don’t use oil, what do you put on your salad?”  Frankly, getting used to salads without olive oil can be difficult, though I do believe you can train your taste buds to enjoy salads without […]

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Keeping it Light and Cool on the Fourth of July

July 1, 2007
Strawberry-Blueberry Tapoica Parfaits

[2013 Update: Check out my Vegan 4th of July Pinterest board for more delicious suggestions.] I can’t remember ever celebrating the 4th of July when I was growing up. Perhaps the holiday blended into other summer days of swimming and picnics so that now I don’t remember it as anything special, but whatever the case, […]

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Fatfree Tip #2: Corn on the Cob

June 29, 2006

I love corn on the cob, but I avoided it for a long time after I gave up oils and margarine because I didn’t know what to put on it. Then I discovered a combination that I actually like better than margarine: Lime juice and spicy seasoning. The tanginess of lime juice is a perfect […]

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Fatfree Baking Tip #1

April 14, 2006

Normally I don’t do a lot of baking, but this week I found myself baking banana bread in addition to the most important thing I bake all year–my daughter’s birthday cake, which is in the oven even as I type. This year, I decided to reduce the fat in my traditional recipe a little by […]

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Tostadas

March 9, 2006

This qualifies as a “Fatfree Tip” rather than a real recipe. Many of you already know this, but for those of you who don’t, you can make a great, almost fat-free tostada by taking an uncooked corn tortilla and crisping it in the oven for a few minutes. I baked mine at 400 F for […]

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