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Baked Falafel

Posted on: March 13th, 2014 by
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I recently shared a recipe for tabbouleh salad in which I mentioned how well it goes with a falafel-stuffed pita. (Mmm!) Did you think I would leave you hangin'? I'm a public (domain) servant, so here's the recipe for baked falafel balls: Baked Falafel Balls (click on the title for a printable version) Makes 30-36 Ingredients: 1/2 cup bulgur wheat 1 cup boiling water 1 can (15 oz) garbanzo Continue reading the story "Baked Falafel"


Posted on: March 7th, 2014 by

(update: this recipe was revised April 22, 2014 after I made the salad differently and got even BETTER reviews from my friends and family!) --------------------------------------------------- This salad is one of the best sides in all international cuisines! I love serving tabbouleh alongside a soft pita filled with falafel balls, lettuce, cucumber slices and tomato slices. Tabbouleh is a salad, which, at least in the American Continue reading the story "Tabbouleh"

Kids Snack: “Dog Food”

Posted on: March 5th, 2014 by
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I was recently sent a recipe by my sweet niece Aubrey. Aubrey is 12 years-old and probably thinks it's *totally* awesome to eat a snack that looks like something you would feed your dog. Well, I agree. So after making a few minor changes to the recipe in order to streamline the process, I ended up with this: dogfoodtreatsContinue reading the story "Kids Snack: “Dog Food”"

Sweet & Thick Baked Beans

Posted on: February 6th, 2014 by
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I woke up this morning to the second day in a row of cancelled school for my kids due to frigid temperatures. It's not snowing or windy or anything. Just so bitterly cold that we are advised to stay indoors. So of course I got to baking right away! And then I thought about dinner, and about you, my loyal reader, and I thought it Continue reading the story "Sweet & Thick Baked Beans"

Simple Peanut Butter Dip

Posted on: January 30th, 2014 by
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A quick and easy snack for the kids: Peanut butter and apples.
Isn't this a cute little cup of yumminess?

Isn't this a cute little cup of yumminess?

Any creamy peanut butter mixed with your favorite dairy-free yogurt will make the base of the dip.  Continue reading the story "Simple Peanut Butter Dip"

Buffalo Wings

Posted on: January 29th, 2014 by
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Football-watching food: Wings. Duh. However, traditional buffalo wings contain... (I know. You're thinking "buffalo." But that is incorrect.) ...chicken. And chickens are happier running around eating bugs and seeds than they are being pan-fried. But you may be on this veggie diet to shed a few pounds and stay healthy, so you are more concerned about avoiding the greasy skin & Continue reading the story "Buffalo Wings"

Beauty of a Fruit Platter

Posted on: January 28th, 2014 by
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It's the week before the "Big Game!" Are you drooling over the thought of the food more than the game itself? Me too!!! (Okay I totally get that I may be in the minority. I like football... alright. It's just that I like food WAY better.) This year the Broncos have made it to the final game, and I'm here in Colorado watching this absolute fervor Continue reading the story "Beauty of a Fruit Platter"

Raw Brownie Recipe

Posted on: November 8th, 2013 by
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I have the best friends! Just this morning, one of my fellow "nutrition-aware" friends shared this recipe with me. I have to say, it looks so good that I had made it and sampled it within an hour of receiving the recipe. Very good, VERY chocolatey, and very healthy! Sugar-free, fat-free, and nutrient-rich. This recipe comes to you courtesy of The Rawtarian. [caption id="attachment_365" align="alignnone" Continue reading the story "Raw Brownie Recipe"


Posted on: November 4th, 2013 by
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I'm not sure how many of my loyal readers have had this simple dish, but when I was growing up, it was a staple in my house. Usually served with ground beef mixed in, we have since found that it is perfectly delicious without the meat. And it's a very kid-friendly dish; I am always serving seconds to my chitlins. In fact, today I made Continue reading the story "Goulash"

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Posted on: November 1st, 2013 by

These crispy, salty seeds are made without any added fat! pumpkin_seeds I used to obsess over coating my pumpkin seeds with butter and salt to achieve the right flavor. This rarely worked well because the butter goes rancid in a short time and the seeds never get light and crispy while cooking so they are quite hard Continue reading the story "Roasted Pumpkin Seeds"