healthy snacks

Not Another Boring Potato Salad

May 24, 2011 Side Dishes

To be honest, I’m not crazy about potato salad. Sure, it’s my go-to at potlucks and barbecues that don’t often have many vegetarian options. But for me, it’s hard to get excited about cold, boiled potatoes. And don’t get me started on the gloppy mayonnaise dressing. Am I right? Despite my complaints, I have a [...]

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Vegan Chocolate Milkshake

May 22, 2011 Breakfast

    Cue the sexy music. Because this milkshake is smokin’ hot. Actually, that’s not right at all. It’s ice cold. It’s also creamy, thick, and super chocolatey. And it’s exactly what I’ve been craving as the summer approaches. Inspired by my first attempt at vegan chocolate pudding, I decided to satisfy my summer milkshake craving [...]

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Lightning Quick Pickled Purple Cabbage

May 18, 2011 Salads

I love pickled veggies, especially purple cabbage which is a staple in our house. We put it on everything from salad to tacos to soup. The texture adds a nice crunch to a dish and the vinegar gives it bite. Not to mention roughage. Too much? I’m not big on canning, so I make this [...]

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Charoset

April 23, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

This time of year it’s all chocolate bunnies and jelly beans everywhere you turn. And though I’m a big fan of all things candy and sugar, I simply couldn’t conjure the appetite or insulin production required to feature an intoxicatingly sweet recipe that you might’ve come to expect this time of year. Just when I [...]

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Muffin Top Challenge

April 19, 2011 Breakfast

I know what you’re thinking.   It has nothing to do with that. Let me explain. My sister called me up a few weeks ago and told me she tried VitaTops Muffins. She liked them, but said they were pricey and asked me to create a homemade version that was just as tasty but easier [...]

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Omar’s Honey Nut Granola

April 11, 2011 Breakfast

This recipe a tribute to Omar, my very favorite character from The Wire (the best ever show created for television). Not so long ago, my fiancé and I worked our way through all five riveting and intensely captivating seasons of The Wire and developed a deep fondness for Omar and his penchant for what he [...]

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Spiced White Chocolate Popcorn

February 27, 2011 Snacks

Tonight is Oscar night which deserves a treat. Such a momentous occasion calls for spice, salt, and sweet. This zesty, white chocolate popcorn can be made in a pop. It’s so delicious, you won’t be able to stop. A sinful delight? No, that’s not quite right.   It’s truly naughty, but oh so nice. Lick [...]

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Baked Broccoli Chips

February 15, 2011 Snacks

That was quite a Valentine’s Day! We had marshmallow fluff cupcakes, white chocolate dipped marshmallow pops and vodka pasta. Just give me a moment to catch my breath. Whew! Now that I’ve shaken off the sugar, washed the chocolate out of my hair, and wiped the last of the icing off my face, I am [...]

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