Snacks

Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies

April 14, 2014
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Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. My surgery went very well, and I’m up and about and feeling more normal every day. Your emails and messages of support have meant so much to me and are surely speeding up my recovery. Resting and recuperating gave me an unexpected opportunity to sample other people’s […]

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Roasted Cauliflower Bites with Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce

January 26, 2014
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Super Bowl Sunday is almost here. If you’re looking for a snack that you can eat without guilt while all of your friends and family are stuffing their faces with chips and guacamole, have I got a treat for you. Make that two treats!

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Peach Oatmeal Bars

August 8, 2013
Peach Oatmeal Bars

Something came over my daughter and me at the local produce stand. Juicy Alabama peaches piled high in baskets cast a spell on us, and we wound up buying way too many, considering we were leaving on vacation in just a few days. So, in an effort to leave no fruit behind, the whole family […]

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Carrot Cake Bars

July 2, 2012
Carrot Cake Bars

I love getting recipe ideas from readers! Next to traveling and dining at vegan restaurants, it’s my favorite way to discover new foods. So I was thrilled to receive an email recently from Sharon Starr in San Francisco asking me to figure out the recipe for Whole Foods’ Vegan Carrot Spice Cake, which she described […]

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Chocolate-Cherry Ice Dream

May 3, 2012
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Warmer weather has arrived, bringing with it my craving for ice cream, which seems to go into remission over the winter but comes back with a vengeance when the temp goes over 80. I don’t own an ice cream maker, and I when I get near the vegan ice cream section of the grocery store, […]

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Chocolate-Almond Nuggets of Joy

November 1, 2011
Halloween Joy

I didn’t intend to post a recipe today, but my daughter and I had so much fun making these natural “Fauxmond Joy” candies that I couldn’t resist sharing them with you. The photos are Halloweenish because yesterday was Halloween (I’m always behind the times), but the treats are good any time of the year. Before […]

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Banana-Cashew Balls

June 4, 2010
Banana-Cashew Balls

Summer’s here, and my daughter is spending large parts of her days swimming instead of sitting in a classroom.  E’s on two swim teams, one that practices first thing in the morning and another that practices late in the afternoon.  During the middle of the day, she’s constantly in the kitchen trying to replace the […]

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Saintly Black and Gold Salsa

February 7, 2010
Saintly Black and Gold Salsa

I don’t usually write about the Superbowl. Heck, I wouldn’t usually even know it’s going on, but this year it is a Very Big Deal around here. After 43 years, the Saints have made it into their first Superbowl, so there’s about 43 years worth of celebrating to do, and if there’s one thing New […]

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Pumpkin Pie Bites

November 9, 2009
Pumpkin Pie Bites

My daughter and I go kind of pumpkin crazy this time of year. It starts when we see the first small pie pumpkins in the grocery store and she convinces me that we just have to have one. She takes it home, decorates it with permanent markers, and then refuses to let me cook her […]

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Fat-Free Mini Donuts

April 10, 2009
Fat-free Mini Donuts

If it weren’t for my daughter, I probably wouldn’t post this recipe. Cute though they are, mini donuts, even if they’re fat-free and made with whole wheat flour, really aren’t the healthy kind of food that I want to advocate. But my daughter couldn’t get enough of them and insisted: “I rate them 6 out […]

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No-Queso Quesadillas

March 5, 2009
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I got a craving for quesadillas after seeing a recipe for them in the current Vegetarian Times—which is odd because I don’t think I’ve ever had a quesadilla. Like a lot of popular foods (buffalo wings is another that comes to mind), quesadillas didn’t come on the scene until after I’d become a vegan. So […]

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Healthy Crunchy: Three Guilt-Free Snacks You Can Make at Home

August 27, 2008
Fat-Free Potato Chips

When I snack, I try to stick to fresh fruits and vegetables, but sometimes I want something with crunch, not the moist crunch of a carrot but the carb-filled crunch of a potato chip. When I get really desperate for a treat, I leave the pre-packaged snacks–with their fat, chemicals, and processed ingredients–on the grocery […]

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Blueberry-Oat Bars

July 15, 2008
Blueberry-Oat Bars

Sometimes I really miss living in the country. When I was growing up, acquiring fresh blueberries was just a matter of walking outside and picking them from one of the bushes in our yard. Getting my blueberry fix these days takes a little more effort. For the past few summers, E and I have visited […]

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Roasted Pecans

December 21, 2007
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Pecans for Click* Welcome new readers! If you’re visiting this blog for the first time, either because of the mention in Vegetarian Times or because of the Food Blog Awards, you may be wondering, “What’s a blog about ‘fat-free’ cooking doing with a post about pecans, which are almost all fat?” The truth is that […]

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Gluten-Free Chickpea Crackers

October 5, 2007
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Sometimes recipe ideas go horribly wrong. And sometimes really bad recipes can lead to good ones. This was one of those times: I had another “brilliant” high-protein breakfast idea–to create a crepe made of chickpea flour and fill it with a creamed spinach recipe that I used to like. So I adapted a chickpea pancake […]

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Fruit Gel Babies

August 31, 2006
Fruit Gel Babies

School started for us in Mississippi about four weeks ago, but I know that in other parts of the country and world, parents are just now preparing to send their kids back to school. For vegan parents, that means we start looking for good foods to put into our children’s lunch boxes. And while we […]

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Roasted Okra

August 24, 2006
Roasted Okra

My new favorite way to eat okra is so simple and easy that it almost can’t be called a recipe. All you have to do is wash the okra, put it in an oiled baking dish, sprinkle it with seasonings, and bake it. The beauty of this is that no cutting is involved, so you […]

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Cherry Date-Nut Balls

May 28, 2006
Cherry-Date Balls

This is one of my family’s favorite snacks, based on Dr. Fuhrman’s Pop-Em’s . I love serving treats that are full of healthy fats and contain no refined sugar, and my daughter eats them like candy. We make several variations, but the cherry ones are my personal favorite. I rolled half in coconut flakes, just […]

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Lotus Root Chips

March 25, 2006

Okay, you know you can make potato chips in the microwave. But can you do the same thing with lotus root? I decided to find out after seeing these fried lotus root chips on the what the hell does a vegan eat anyway blog. The answer is Yes! And how do they taste? Pretty much […]

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Tamale Bites

March 10, 2006
Tamale Bites

A recent post at Vegan Lunch Box actually had me out looking to buy a Twinkie pan! Jennifer, inspired by a tip from a reader, made vegan corn dogs for her son using a Twinkie pan. This, I thought, was brilliant. After all, if you can put a veggie dog inside of corn bread, you […]

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Adaptations

February 21, 2006

Last night I decided to try out a couple of recipes from other people’s blogs. Fiber at 28 Cooks had a great-looking recipe for Polenta Crackers, and I was in need of something to serve with guacamole, so I decided to give her recipe a try. The only major change I made was to leave […]

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Date-Nut Slices

January 29, 2006
Date-Nut Slices

Here’s the other dish that I made for last night’s dinner. These were a big hit with the adults, but not so much with the kids. Well, my kid at least didn’t like the cardamom in them, but that just left more for us adults! This recipe doesn’t make a lot–probably about 12 slices. (By […]

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