healthy snacks

Pineapple, Mint and Coconut Milk Shake

July 23, 2012 Beverages

Here we are, midway through the summer. The heat these past months has steered me to lighter foods so that if I had to choose a theme for this summer’s eating, it would be, surprisingly, vegan.  It’s not something I consciously aspired to, but everyday decisions helped me get there. Being a vegetarian it’s easy [...]

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Pistachio and Avocado Crostini

May 10, 2012 Side Dishes

  I’m posting this recipe a little late in the game. I first sampled these crisp crostini treats at book club some six months ago. Since then, I discovered they’re a popular feature on the menu at Cork, one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. I’ve been meaning to write about them for ages. They are [...]

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Cinnamon and Sugar Apple Chips

April 23, 2012 Desserts and Sweets

Last week, my husband bought a bag of baked apple chips from Whole Foods. They tasted amazing and the ingredients seemed surprisingly simple. As this blog is all about simple foods, I had to make my own. I caution you that the baking time required for these chips is several hours. It’s not ideal, but [...]

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Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey Road Cake

April 2, 2012 Breakfast

This cake is delicious for breakfast or a snack. It’s also perfect for commuting and road trips. You can eat it with your fingers or a fork. It’s decently healthy, almost vegan (if there is such a thing), and my husband, who is not a fan of whole wheat baked goods, loves it. I know [...]

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Pumpkin Vanilla Smoothie

November 20, 2011 Beverages

I think I’ve finally managed to crawl out of my breakfast rut. It took a little effort and more than a few tries in the kitchen, but, thanks to this smoothie, I am once more excited for breakfast! (Who am I kidding?- I can once more tolerate breakfast and that’s saying a lot!)  I know [...]

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Homemade Kettle Corn

September 25, 2011 Snacks

I love popcorn. More specifically, I love homemade popcorn cooked on the stovetop. It’s so light and crispy, the kind of smack snack that’s impossible to keep your fingers out of.  So, it really bugs me when people eat microwave popcorn. It’s not just as good and it’s not ok. I’m not kidding. I get [...]

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Quick Fried Zucchini

September 11, 2011 Side Dishes

Being a southerner, I’ll eat pretty much anything fried. In fact, I like most things fried up crispy with a nice greasy sheen. Especially vegetables. And this zucchini was not able to escape my fry pan. Thank you to my coworker, Janee, who gave me this recipe. She swears it Syrian but I say it’s [...]

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Wheatberry and Tomato Basil Salad

August 24, 2011 Salads

I apologize for my infrequent posts of late. I’m afraid things are going to be this way for a touch longer, just another month or so. I beg your patience. I’ll still be posting regularly, just a bit less often. Blame it on the wedding, I find myself doing that for everything these days. Now, [...]

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Black Eyed Pea and Red Pepper Hummus

June 10, 2011 Side Dishes

Last weekend, my fiancé and I went to his 10 year college reunion. Yes, we are that old. It was a great time. Lots of friends and food and drinks. Lots of drinks. And cafeteria food which was…interesting.   To sort of balance things out, I felt I needed to lighten up our meals this [...]

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Black and Pinto Bean Salad with Lime and Cilantro Dressing

June 7, 2011 Lunch

Let’s lighten things up a bit, shall we?   After back to back posts of sugary cocktails and fudgy cookies, I think we need something healthy and refreshing. A light, bright bean salad sounds perfect. And it’s ideal for summer picnics and potlucks. Ingredients: 1 can of black beans, drained 1 can of pinto beans, [...]

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