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Coconut Flour Baked “Oatmeal” {vegan, oil-free, grain-free}

Coconut flour baked “oatmeal”  is a hearty breakfast porridge made without grains ! It is also vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and nut-free. Healthy Baked Porridge, Made without Grains This cozy breakfast bake has magical powers. It has the ability to make you feel warm, cozy and spoiled as you eat it (perfect for a lazy, chilly …

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Top 10 Reasons to Try Teff & Perfect Teff Porridge

Happy last day of winter, everyone! I think we are all (more than) ready for a spectacular spring. But first, a glorious bowl of porridge. (Yes, I used glorious and porridge in the same sentence.) And some persuasion. It was only a short while ago that quinoa was a mystery to most of us (keen-WHAT? …

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2-Ingredient Banana Oat Cookies {gluten-free, vegan}

2-ingredient banana oat cookies with no added sugar! They are vegan, gluten-free, versatile, & great for breakfasts & snacks. Healthy 2-ingredient Banana Cookies You know those black-spotted bananas on your countertop? They’re ready for a love match. With oats. Mix these two together and in a matter of minutes, you have cookies. Staggeringly simple, scrumptious …

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Energy Renewal Green Smoothie {vegan, GF}

Ready for a reboot? Then blend up my energy renewal green smoothie for a delicious & satisfying power boost. Made with tropical fruit, spinach and avocado, it is a green smoothie to love. I know I am not alone when I say that I have low-energy days, pooped out afternoons, and slow-moving mornings. It happens, …

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Cranberry-Banana Antioxidant Smoothie–sugar-free, 3 ingredients

It’s incredible how I can overlook the obvious. Case in point, cranberries. I love cranberries. I love smoothies. Why I have never considered combining the two is beyond me. I stock the freezer with bags of cranberries every November–cranberry sauces, scones and breads are always in season at my house. Moreover, I like eating them …

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Whole Carrot-Mango Smoothie (made with whole carrots, not carrot juice)

It’s always satisfying to have an “a-ha” moment, and I had one the other day regarding carrots in my smoothies. The issue prior to the “a-ha” was this: I’ve seen many a smoothie recipe calling for carrot juice, but I wanted a recipe that uses whole carrots. Carrot juice has several problems: It is expensive, …

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Protein-Powered Breakfast Biscotti (gluten-free)

You have a container (or two) of protein powder, purchased a while back, and you keep meaning to add it to your smoothies (when you get around to making a smoothie); this is a crunchy, munchy alternative, perfect anytime you need a healthy treat to nibble alongside a cup of coffee. Or tea. Or water. …

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Perfect Almond Flour Muffins (Grain-Free, Paleo, Keto Option)

Perfect almond flour muffins that are grain-free, Paleo, and easily made Keto, too! Vary them in multiple ways with different add-ins and flavorings. Easy Almond Flour Muffins My friend Kim informed me last week that she has been following a Paleo diet (grain-free, dairy-free) for the past month and that if I could come up …

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Banana Bread Protein Granola {vegan, GF}

Start your day with banana bread protein granola and feel energized and satisfied for hours! It is vegan, gluten-free, healthy. How to Make High Protein Granola Yes, you do need another granola recipe! Specifically, one that is low in sugar, high in protein, extremely versatile, gluten-free and vegan. Lucky you, I have the recipe and …

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How to Make Homemade Savory Power Bars {gluten-free, vegan}

I love to make homemade power bars. They are so much better than store-bought options–better quality ingredients, frugal, no wasteful packaging–and are perfect for quick, nutritious snacks and mini-meals any time of day. But as much as I enjoy my naturally sweet creations, I’ve long wanted to create a savory power bar, one completely absent …

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Refresh & Revive: Blackberry, Cucumber & Mint Smoothie

Good morning, friends! Long time no see. I’ve been traveling for work, which included a significant amount of frenzy and mayhem beforehand and long days (but some fun, too) once there. Part of the fun included some rich restaurant NYC eating; it was worth every bite, but I’m happy to be home with Nick, Kevin …

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{2-Minute} Chocolate Chip Oat Bran Mug Muffin

Dear Diary, It’s been a stressful week of deadlines and demonstrations, culminating in a funeral. Thank goodness for wonderful family and friends. And jellybeans. Now it’s Monday, and my to-do list is miles long. My first order of business: change the numbers on my list into bullet points. Who needs an exact count of to-dos, …

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{2-Minute} Sugar-Free,100% Bran Muffin in a Mug

  Happy Monday, everyone! Spring break may be over, but spring has sprung here in Texas. With apologies to friends and readers facing snow and sleet on this mid-March day, it is a gorgeous, 74-degree day in these parts. It translates to lots of outdoor exercise, frolicking, and running after Nick at the park, so …

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Vegan Blueberry Oat Mug Muffin {gluten-free, oil-free}

Make a vegan blueberry oat mug muffin in the microwave in 3 minutes, from start to finish! A healthy, filling breakfast, it is also oil-free and gluten-free. Healthy Vegan Mug Muffin, Made in the Microwave Uh-oh. I feel an obsession coming on. I didn’t think that I would have the time to post much this …

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2-Minute All-Flax Muffin in a Mug

I have developed many muffin recipes. 750 of them here. 150 vegan versions there. Then 150 gluten-free versions more. Apparently, that’s only the beginning. Witness the 2-minute muffin for one. This one is all-flax (flourless), gluten-free, freakishly easy, and remarkably awesome in taste, texture and overall deliciousness. I am typically ravenous when I return from …

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Copycat ZBar Cookies {Vegan, Date-Sweetened, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free}

DIY ZBAR cookies that are just like ZBars! They are naturally vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and sweetened with dates. Homemade Healthy Snacks I am typically wary of any products specifically marketed as “kids food” as they are often loaded with sugar, sodium, preservatives, artificial color and flavors, and all other sorts of gobbledy-gook. Adding insult to …

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Fruit & Cinnamon Buckwheat Cereal {Gluten-free, Vegan}

Technically, buckwheat isn’t a grain but a distant relative of rhubarb; the groats are simply the hulled kernels. They are often sold toasted (in which case they are called kasha, a staple in Eastern European cooking) but in this case I am using plain buckwheat groats. It is a gluten-free grain, making it a perfect …

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High Protein Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding {vegan, no cook}

A chocolate dessert that doubles as a healthy snack or breakfast: my High-Protein Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding! It is vegan, gluten-free, and 8.5 g protein per serving! I love undulaterated chocolate much of the time. For example, a slice of my Mom’s very chocolate Bundt cake, a mug of hot cocoa on a chilly day, or …

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Grain-Free Red Lentil Granola {vegan}

Shake up your breakfast cereal routine with grain-free red lentil granola! It is high in protein & fiber, & frugal too! Make Healthy Grain-Free Granola with Lentils I love a challenge, especially a recipe challenge. Depending on the complexity of the task (e.g., alternative baking), it is often equal parts logic problem and scientific experiment. …

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100% Flax Breakfast Cookies {vegan, oil-free, keto option}

5-ingredient, 100% flax breakfast cookies are a perfect, portable choice, year-round! Vegan, oil-free and grain-free, they are  crispy, chewy, nutty, and made with ease in a muffin tin. A keto option is available, too! I was enjoying a stint of green breakfast smoothies to celebrate several sunny mornings (spring comes early to East Texas), but …

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Pumpkin Blondie Protein Bars {Gluten-Free}

Blondies? Pumpkin? Spices? A swath of chocolate? And packed with protein? Check, check, check, check, and check! I am all for oat-y and dried fruit-y power and energy bars, but  the taste and texture of these bars–mildly sweet, moist, and tender–is a welcome departure.  The chocolate is completely optional, but I highly recommend it, as …

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Grab & Go Grain & Greek Yogurt Pots

The inspiration for these little pots of yum is easily explained: I saw similar parfaits in a fancy New York grocery store (which shall remain nameless, although it rhymes with Mean & Peluca) made with farro, artisanal Greek yogurt (regular Greek yogurt is so pedestrian), and wildflower honey that must have been harvested by fairies …

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Beet, Apple and Ginger Detox Smoothie {Vegan, Raw}

  This is a selfish smoothie. At a time of the year when food and cooking is all about hospitality, I’ve made something entirely for me, a concoction I knew from the start–with 100% certainty–that no one else in my house would desire except me. But, it’s ok for several reasons. First, because I need …

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Vegan Coconut Flour Pumpkin Muffins {grain-free}

Your new favorite breakfast on the go: vegan coconut flour pumpkin muffins! They are easy-to-make, grain-free, gluten-free and so delicious. Muffins will always be one of my favorite breakfasts (and snacks!) on the go, and this interpretation of pumpkin muffins provides a healthy new twist. Rather than relying on traditional wheat flour, my newfangled interpretation …

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Vanilla Quinoa Pudding {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

Healthy, vegan and gluten-free vanilla quinoa pudding, made with ease on the stovetop. Enjoy it for dessert, breakfast or dessert. Superfood Vanilla Pudding Made with Quinoa Happy National Vanilla Pudding Day!  I know, who knew such a day existed?  I researched (in a non-academic, google-y way) origins of this holiday, but came up blank. I …

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Lentil-Quinoa Frittata Bars {Gluten-Free}

I followed through on my promise to myself in yesterday’s post and have set about on a full-fledged cleaning tear. The pantry and refrigerator are scoured  to their bright and shiny sheen of yore, and now I’m on to the closets. Oh, the glamour! I especially need to finish going through Nick’s old toys and …

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Double Quinoa Power Cookies {Gluten-Free, Vegan Option}

Greetings, all! My posts have been sporadic these past months, to say the least. Mea culpa, friends. I’ve been in  masochistic recipe development- and cookbook writing- mode, replete with piggy-backing deadlines, manic hair-pulling, and incessant teeth gnashing. Whee! The only way to survive has been to let a few things go, such as regular blog …

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Quinoa Flour Banana Bread (gluten-free + vegan option!)

Shhh. This banana bread is made with quinoa flour. I’m happy to let you in on the secret, but it is hush-hush at our household. My lovely husband Kevin is all for whole wheat flour (in moderation) and quinoa (as a side dish), but he is wary of what some would call “alternative” flours (he …

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Grain-Free Apple Muffins {Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free}

Easy, delicious, grain-free apple muffins made with coconut flour and almond flour, They are naturally vegan, Paleo and gluten-free, too! Portable Power: Grain-Free Apple Muffins This morning my husband loaded suitcases, snacks, a sleepy son, a scatterbrained wife, and two large travel mugs of coffee into the car. We were off on a whirlwind visit …

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Scottish Oat Cakes, like Walkers Highland Oat Cakes {gluten-free & vegan options}

It’s been a relaxed, blissful weekend down here in Texas. After spending last weekend on the road, it felt especially satisfying to just “be” this weekend: sleeping in (that’s about 7:15, when Nick pops out of his bed and into ours), an extra pot of coffee, a sunny soccer game, and making a mud castle …

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Chickpea Flour Pumpkin Cookies (grain-free, oil-free, vegan)

  Good morning everyone! I’ve been remiss in posting anything very seasonal, particularly baked goods, largely due to the persisting 90+ degree heat. It’s challenging to wax poetic about cozy cookies, cakes, stews, and soups while typing in a tank top and gym shorts. But literally overnight, the temperature dropped more than twenty degrees; autumn …

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Quinoa Power Omelet/Frittata

Nick, Kevin and I went to the Texas State Fair this weekend in Dallas, a first-time experience for all of us. My favorite part was the petting zoo (especially the Scottish Highlands cattle–perhaps the cutest cows in the world–and the baby goats). Nick’s favorite part was the high-speed whippersnapper ride that left me nauseous for …

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Vegan Buckwheat Banana Bread (gluten-free)

Vegan buckwheat banana bread may soon be your favorite of all banana breads! It is naturally gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free, as well as low in added sugar. Vegan & Gluten Free Banana Bread Made with Buckwheat Flour My whole grain flour obsession du jour is buckwheat. I’ve been using buckwheat flour in combination with wheat …

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Apple-Cinnamon Coconut Flour Muffins {Grain-Free, Paleo}

It has been a beautiful but quiet day here in East Texas. One word explains the quiet component: headcold. I was in denial the past few days, but it hit me hard yesterday at about 9:30. As I sat working at my computer, I began sweating like a heathen, and, keeping up my denial, my …

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Greek Yogurt & Raspberry Eton’s Mess (Gluten-Free)

Just when I think the house is relatively decent, I invite friends over and, behold, miniature messes spring forth. Dust bunnies dance on the windowsill, sticky splotches materialize on countertops, and tiny legos loom underfoot. So here’s to a recipe that celebrates messiness. Namely, Eton’s Mess. The Eton in question is Eton’s College in England …

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Flourless Lemon Blueberry Blender Muffins (gluten-free)

Sometimes a blog post can be as simple as fulfilling a request. In this case, it’s from a college friend, Janet. Janet and I went to Bryn Mawr, where she kept me in giggles at many a lunch and dinner. She is also one of the few people in the world who is permitted to …

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Vegan Chickpea Flour Pancakes (3-ingredients, grain-free)

3-ingredient vegan chickpea flour pancakes are almost too good to be true! They are naturally grain-free, gluten-free, oil-free, and high in protein, too. A Pancake Survival Story I woke up sleepy this morning from staying up to watch the Top Chef All-Stars finale. That the Bahamas were for the finale location struck an ironic chord, …

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Cinnamon Raisin Almond Flour Bread (Vegan, GF, oil-free)

Vegan cinnamon raisin almond flour bread! Lightly sweet, it is gluten-free, oil-free, and made with ease in 1 bowl. A Challenge: Vegan Almond Flour Bread Greetings from East Texas, everyone, where it snows one day (just 2 days ago) and feels like summer (mid 70s today) the next. It was absolutely glorious today, but, still …

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Toasted Quinoa Porridge (gluten-free, vegan, high-protein)

Many of you may already know about making quinoa for breakfast, but just in case it has missed your radar (or even if it’s been awhile since last you made it), consider this post a gentle reminder. I was in recent need of such a reminder myself. Last week was my birthday–a happy, quiet day, …

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Easy Coconut Flour Focaccia (gluten-free, grain-free & paleo)

I realize I will get no sympathy from my east coast friends by complaining of the 70-degree weather we experienced here in Texas yesterday, so instead, let me simply extol the gorgeousness of today: sunny, clear, and, at present, a cool 49 degrees. I started the day with a brisk walk at 6 am with …

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No-Bake Chocolate Black Bean Protein Bars (vegan+glutenfree)

Meet your new favorite homemade chocolate power bars! Here’s why you will want to make these: *Real cocoa powder *Cheap! *Yummy! *High protein *No added sugar *No nuts or soy *Extremely fast to make *Extremely easy to make *Vegan *Super-Nutritious (omega-3 fatty acids, high in antioxidants, high fiber, good source of protein) *Allergy-free/Gluten-free option! Do …

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Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Oat Muffins (healthy)

Easy vegan gluten-free banana oat muffins that are equal parts healthy and mouthwatering! Make them in minutes with a minimal number of ingredients. More than a month ago, I mentioned my forthcoming book, 750 Best Muffin Recipes. It was due to come out at the end of August, but there was a mishap with a …

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Overnight Brown Rice Porridge {gluten-free, made in a slow cooker}

Overnight brown rice porridge (made in a slow cooker) is an easy, delicious way to up your whole grains game first thing in the morning! It has everything you need to refuel after an early morning run or power you through a long day ahead! Brown Rice for Breakfast I rarely forget about food, but …

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Spelt Scones with Chocolate Chunks & Dried Cherries (vegan)

I like to consider myself a reasonable person in most matters, but I am a bonafide snob when it comes to scones. I blame it all on my mother. She made scones–namely buttery, currant scones, from the Woman’s Day Encyclopedia of Cookery–on a regular basis, whipping them up in minutes (sans food processor or even …

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High Protein Avocado Toast (vegan)

I’ve been feeling guilty at the end of my yoga sessions of late. I am refreshed and rejuvinated by the final savasana and the caramel alto of my superwoman-of-an-instructor Amy’s voice. But then she asks us to wish for peace and harmony of all living creatures. And there’s the rub–because from late spring to early fall, I …

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Vegan Almond Flour Zucchini Muffins {grain-free, oil-free}

Easy-to-make vegan almond flour zucchini muffins ! Most, delicious, & easy to make, they are a great way to use some of your zucchini bounty. Easy Grain-Free Vegan Almond Flour Muffins Once I accepted my publisher’s offer to write my new comprehensive muffin book, I was determined to offer a slew of modern options. I …

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Berry Banana Baked Oatmeal {vegan, oil-free, GF}

Look! Up on the counter! Is it cereal? Is it a casserole? No, it’s Berry Banana Baked Oatmeal ! This nutritious, cozy breakfast is healthy, vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and mostly sweetened with fruit.  If you’ve ever thought it would be great to have the crispy golden edges of an oatmeal cookie in your morning bowl …

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Blended Berry, Grains and Nuts Breakfast Bowl {vegan & GF}

Ready to mix up your breakfast routine? Then this blended, berry breakfast bowl (I promise, I did not plan the alliteration in advance!) is exactly what you need to try. Part smoothie, part porridge, it is quick, simple, delicious, and packed with power-nutrients to get you going and keep you going all morning long. Despite …

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Fluffy Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes {GF, grainfree, paleo}

The more I use coconut flour, the more I love it. Yes, it can be tricky to use, but with a good recipe in hand, it is a stellar ingredient! Case in point, my recipe for fluffy, coconut pancakes, lightly sweet from the addition of banana. Gluten-free, grain-free, and so satisfying, this is my new …

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Hazelnut Flour Muffins with Chocolate Chips

I am hoping my intermittent blogging this past year will be explained in one fell swoop when you see the cover of my new cookbook. I wouldn’t have thought 750 muffins were possible before this project landed in my lap, but it was more than possible, and a lot of delicious eats along the way. …

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Overnight Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding (vegan, no added sugar)

Whether for a healthy dessert, breakfast or snack, overnight blueberry chia seed pudding is the perfect option! It is vegan, gluten-free, Paleo, and has no added sugar. I’m going through one of my superfood fetishes and this time around it is with chia seeds! Chia seeds have fast become one of my favorite ingredients–I add …

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Maple Tofu Cream with Berries & Almonds

Good morning everyone! Despite the heat, it is a beautiful day here in small-town Texas. It was made better still moments ago because I just finished lapping up a dish of vanilla tofu cream with toasted almonds and berries. I made it last night for dessert, but it made a heavenly (and filling) late morning breakfast, …

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Blueberry Muffin Breakfast Bars {GF & Vegan}

Summer is here in East Texas, and that means blueberries. You can pick your own blueberries at local farms, buy heaps of blueberries at the Farmer’s Market, and this weekend, you can celebrate all things blueberry at our annual blueberry festival. And, yet, my otherwise fruit-loving child will not eat fresh blueberries. Grapes, yes, strawberries, …

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Coconut Oil Granola (vegan+glutenfree)

Classically trained chefs can teach you to make countless masterpieces. For example, a silken hollandaise, a skillfully seared lamb chop,  or a delicate dacquoise. But they cannot guide you in the making of a perfect granola. Granola is an American invention, and is better off made with the old-fashioned American ingenuity of the home cook. In my early …

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Flourless Blender Oat Crepes {gluten-free, vegan option}

Healthy, easy, flourless blender oat crepes made simple! They are gluten-free and can be made vegan with a simple substitution. Versatile Oat Crepes for Sweet & Savory Fillings Crepes are one of most versatile and satisfying recipes you can learn to make. These super-simple and fast oat crepes–blended into batter in minutes–are no exception. Paper …

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Fruit Seed & Nut Power Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Grain-Free)

  As promised in an earlier post, I’m sharing the energy bars I made this past Sunday. Apologies for the delay, I’ve been under the weather. Running errands in another surreal day of snow yesterday (it’s not supposed to snow here!) exacerbated the situation. But it is gloriously sunny morning, and I’m feeling extra-energized after eating …

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Cinnamon Quinoa Oat Muffins {vegan, gluten-free}

Vegan cinnamon quinoa oat muffins: the perfect combination of cozy & nutritious! The tender, hearty muffins are also gluten-free and a breeze to make. Healthy Vegan & Gluten-Free Quinoa Muffins It’s beginning to feel like spring in Texas, but I am holding on to winter–or, at least, winter baking–with all my might. Today was the …

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Oil-Free Chocolate Granola {vegan, gluten-free}

Oil-free chocolate granola is exactly what your morning (and snacking) routine needs! It is also naturally vegan and gluten-free. East More Chocolate for Breakfast Chocolate for breakfast. It’s so right. Beyond chocolate croissants, Nutella on toast, and Count Chocula, we simply need more options, right? The reason extends (far) beyond the heavenly taste of chocolate: …

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Banana, Date & Coconut Smoothie (no added sugar)

It’s true, I’ve been (sadly) delinquent here at Power Hungry for two months. Mea culpa. It was a decision I had to make for sanity’s sake. A looming deadline (January 15th) forced me into self-imposed exile at my computer to finish the final elements of my next cookbook. But the deadline was met, I’m almost …

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Maple-Cranberry Spelt Muffins (Vegan Option)

It’s unlikely you’ve heard this uttered before now: I love spelt. We made our acquaintance almost five years ago when I made the Chocolate Espresso Spelt Cake from the October 2005 edition of Gourmet (sniffle; I still get verklempt knowing that Gourmet is no more). The cake was extraordinary. The combination of chocolate and espresso …

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Grain-Free Artichoke-Spinach Dip Muffins {Paleo}

I have a problem. I have a hard time resisting amazing sales. Not on clothing. My downfall is a great deal on high-quality ingredients. That’s how I ended up with a dozen cans of organic artichoke hearts. So in the interest of making room in my pantry, and appeasing my husband, I am using at …

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Toasted Millet Banana Muffins (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Healthy toasted millet banana muffins made in one bowl! So delicious, they are vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free. These crunch-wonderful banana muffins are made with a nutritious, inexpensive, gluten-free alternative to nuts: millet. What Makes these Millet Muffins so Healthy? As banana muffins go, these are already pretty wonderful. In taste, most definitely, but also because …

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No-Bake Homemade Clif Bars (vegan + gluten-free)

It doesn’t matter if it’s a three-course meal on the grill, a simple barbecue, or an impromptu picnic, summer outdoor eating lends a magical feeling to food. Even unwrapping and eating a popsicle, trying to keep up with its melting, is such a treat. And because I like to get out and go, energy bars …

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Healthy Stovetop Blueberry Granola {G;uten-Free, Vegan}

Mention “blueberry festival,” and most people think of of the shores of Lake Michigan and the Maine countryside and coast. That is, unless, they hail from East Texas. If you’re not from these parts (that included me until three years ago), you may not know that East Texas is known for (among many things) great …

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Strawberry Lemon & Greek Yogurt Fool

Happy April everyone, and in particular, April Fool’s! I can’t resist the opportunity to serve fool on fool’s day, but before I do, allow me to offer some seasonal folly to inaugurate a new month. For whatever reason (procrastination, perhaps?) I went on a mid-morning quest today, looking for April holidays pertaining to food and …

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Almond Meal Pumpkin Muffins {Grain-Free, Paleo}

Shortly after moving to East Texas, I learned one of the locals’ favorite sayings: if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change.” Consider our past three days of weather for veritable proof: hot and sunny Wednesday, chilly and rainy Thursday, cold and snowing Friday. I’ve chucked my sandals to the …

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Yogurt (High Protein!)

I’ll be the first to admit it. I’m obsessed. A fellow running friend, who shares my love/infatuation with all things yogurt, told me about her favorite power snack: Greek yogurt mixed with peanut butter. I went home and made it within 30 minutes of her telling me, and oh my goodness, I am smitten. It …

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DIY LaraBars {vegan, paleo, grain-free, gluten-free}

Apologies for this post being a few days late, but my love for LARA bars demanded several tries and multiple flavor variations before posting—I really wanted to get this as close to the real thing as possible. Whether you’ve heard of them or not, LARABARS are one of the very best energy bars on the …

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Vegan Zucchini Blender Muffins (oil-free, nut-free, GF)

Extra zucchini from the garden? Make a batch of my vegan zucchini blender muffins! They are also oil-free, gluten-free and nut-free. My little cutie came down with the flu (despite getting a flu shot), so plans are on hold for the day The combination of being up most of the night, and Nicky sleeping more …

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Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding (vegan)

Decadent, but healthy, overnight chocolate chia pudding, made without cooking! It is vegan, grain-free, high in fiber, and can be eaten for breakfast, snacks, or dessert February is finally here, and I’m glad of it.   In February, you do not need to charm or entertain, nor announce resolutions. All you have to do is …

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Oat & Blueberry Breakfast Crumble {vegan & gluten-free}

A bit of prose in praise of comfort food is almost as good as a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup on a January afternoon. Almost. Fiction, food articles, and cookbooks celebrating the solace of stews, muffins and casseroles are entertaining, soothing, and full of tender morsels of memory and inspiration. But on days like …

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Pina Colada Green Smoothie (3 Ingredients, Paleo, Vegan)

It’s day three of vegetables for breakfast and I feel compelled to share my go-to green smoothie, one that I have been making since my graduate school days. Despite being bright green, you do not taste the greens, only the pina colada flavor from the frozen pineapple and coconut milk. I did not use canned …

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Buckwheat Flour Carrot Muffins (Vegan, Oil-Free, GF)

Vegan buckwheat flour carrot muffins that are gluten-free & oil-free! Made with buckwheat flour, carrots and nut or seed butter. Add Vegetables to your Muffins for Good Health I made it back from California and I’m ready to start the New Year, and, inspired by the beautiful produce I gazed upon (and subsequently gobbled) at …

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Coconut Cardamom Scones with Dried Cherries

I’m flying home to visit my parents and siblings on the evening of Christmas day (we did this last year, too—it really was less crowded, much easier with baby in tow). Even though Nick can still technically travel for free by sitting in a lap, I gave myself an early Christmas present and bought him …

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