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Oil-Free Olive Tapenade {vegan, super-easy}

Oil-free olive tapenade is the perfectly piquant spread you’re craving for your sandwiches and snacks. This version is keto, paleo, low-carb & vegan, too. One of my favorite things about cooking in the summer is not cooking in the summer. Especially at dinner time.  The hot weather makes simple assemblages of this and that–cut fruits …

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3 Ingredient Almond Flour Vegetable Nuggets {vegan, paleo, keto option}

Almond flour vegetable nuggets made with 3 ingredients! These vegan vegetable nuggets are paleo, keto, oil-free, grain-free, and only 35 calories each! If you happen to be a fan on my 3-ingredient almond flour cookies, I have a savory equivalent that I know you are going to love. It is equally simple, minimalist, healthy, and …

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Oil-Free Roasted Carrot Hummus {bean-free, tahini-free}

Salty, sweet, tangy & delectable oil-free roasted carrot hummus. Only 28 calories per 1/4 cup, it is tahini-free, bean-free, nut-free, and seed-free.  Hummus Made with Carrots In Place of Beans I could eat this sunny, spicy carrot dip/spread all day, every day for the month of January. And beyond. It is just what I’ve been …

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Easy Cashew Cheddar Cheese {vegan, oil-free}

Healthy, delicious, easy-to-make Cheddar cheese, made with cashews! It is vegan, paleo, oil-free, and naturally gluten-free, too. It’s Time for DIY Vegan Cheese I am not sure what took me so long to try making plant-based cheese. All that I can say is that I wish I had started sooner, because the process is so …

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Easy Cashew Cream Cheese {vegan, 3 ingedients}

Quick and simple vegan cream cheese made with 3 ingredients: raw cashews, coconut oil and lemon juice. Use it as a spread, or in no-bake recipes that call for traditional cream cheese! I have a go-to recipe to share today, one that will make the holidays especially easy and delicious. Who doesn’t want that? It’s …

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Vegetable Nacho Cheese Dip (vegan, keto, oil-free)

Just in time for your next party, family gathering, or snack attack: Vegetable Nacho Cheese Dip ! It is vegan, keto, oil-free and only 33 calories per 2 tablespoons. Happy Tuesday, everyone! This past weekend was a Halloween whirlwind…and yet Halloween is still two days away! It’s making me feel topsy-turvy, and I think my …

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Sesame Ginger Soba Lettuce Cups {gluten-free, vegan}

Healthy stir-fried sesame ginger soba lettuce cups are fast food made extra-easy! Ready in 15 minutes, these noodle & vegetable wraps are both vegan & gluten-free. I love noodles. Always have. Pasta with sauce, noodle soup, and chow mein, I probably owe much of my height to the many bowls I ate throughout my youth.  …

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Vegan Cashew Boursin Cheese {oil-free, 5 ingredients}

Vegan cashew Boursin cheese is a spreadable garlic and herb cheese. It is also oil-free, Paleo, soy-free,  yeast-free, and made with 5 ingredients. I won’t be trite and proclaim that there are two types of eaters in the world. Nevertheless, some of us do seem to prefer grazing all day, while others favor three square …

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Beet & Toasted Pepita Dip {vegan, oil-free, nut-free}

Healthy beet & toasted pepita dip is snacking made scrumptious! This deeply delicious dip is vegan, oil-free, nut-free, bean-free, and only 62 calories per 1/4 cup serving. Healthy Beet Dip without Oil, Beans, or Nuts Easter and Passover are days away, which means plenty of chances to make something new, and share something delicious, with …

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Chickpea Flour Queso {Vegan, Nut-Free, Oil-Free}

Fast & easy chickpea flour queso is sure to please one and all! It is naturally soy-free, grain-free, oil-free and nut-free, and only 51 calories per 1/4 cup serving. Enjoy it with all of your favorite Tex-Mex dishes! Tex-Mex Queso Made with Chickpea Flour First, there was Chickpea Flour Feta Cheese. Next, Chickpea Flour Cheddar …

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Vegan Keto Thai Eggplant Dip {5-Ingredients, Oil-Free}

My 5-ingredient vegan keto Thai eggplant dip is a healthy option everyone will love! It is oil-free, nut-free, seed-free, and low in calories. Eat more dip. It’s an edict of few–or, more accurately, zero–diet plans. But not all dips are created equal, especially the one I’ve created for today’s post. It’s healthy, fits almost every …

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Vegan Cauliflower Cheese Bites {4-ingredients, Grain-Free}

Vegan cauliflower cheese bites, made in a mini muffin tin with only 4 ingredients, including chickpea flour and nutritional yeast for cheese-y flavor. Perfect for snacks and appetizers! Let’s get right to it. Snacks. I need snacks, you need snacks, we all need snacks. Vegetable snacks? I am all for it. But it’s hard to cozy …

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Cheese-y Chickpea Flour Crackers {grainfree, vegan}

Easy, super-healthy, and cheese-y chickpea flour crackers that are high in protein (7.2 grams per serving), grain-free and vegan. Crisp, flaky and filling, you will love them! Super-Power Crackers, Made with Chickpea Flour Think of these as crackers with benefits. Notably, a whopping 3.2 g of fiber and 7.2 g protein per delectable serving. They …

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2-Ingredient Almond Flour Crackers {Keto, Vegan, Paleo}

Your new favorite snack: 2-Ingredient Almond Flour Crackers! They are super easy to make, grain-free, vegan, Paleo & high-protein! I hope everyone is enjoying the Labor Day weekend! My husband had to work today, and it is raining, so my son and I have been spending the day together, playing games, being silly, and doing …

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Chickpea Flour Cheddar Cheese {Vegan, Oil-Free, Nut-Free}

Got 10 minutes? Then you have enough time to make some incredible Chickpea Flour Cheddar Cheese! It is naturally soy-free, grain-free, oil-free and nut-free, plus high in protein. Enjoy it plain, as a snack or appetizer, or slice it for all kinds of sandwiches. It started with Chickpea Flour Feta Cheese. Now it’s time for …

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Vegan White Bean Pesto {High Protein, Nut-Free}

Versatile, velvety-smooth vegan white bean pesto, made in minutes with 5 ingredients. It is high protein & can be enjoyed as a sauce, dip or spread! Hello, everyone! Apologies for my brief posting furlough. I was home in California, relishing some quality time with my family, as well as the San Francisco fog. Both were …

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Chickpea Flour French Fries {Panisses}

Baked chickpea flour French fries {panisses} are a favorite snack in Provence, and an easy & delicious snack to make at home! They are naturally grain-free, vegan, high-protein and healthy. National French Fry Day has passed, but that does not mean the fries recipes have to stop! Especially since I realized I have never posted …

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Baked Chickpea Flour Eggplant Fries {Grain-Free, Vegan}

In anticipation of National French Fry Day, why not make these astonishingly delicious–and nutritious!– baked chickpea flour eggplant fries! They are naturally grain-free, vegan, quick & easy to make, and have only 3 essential ingredients (eggplant, chickpea flour, & olive oil). Serve them with marinara sauce for an eggplant parm-style snack. I found out, several …

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Chickpea Flour Feta Cheese {Vegan, Nut-Free, Soy-Free}

Incredible, easy-to-make, chickpea flour feta cheese ! It is naturally soy-free, grain-free and nut-free, plus high in protein. Enjoy it plain, as a snack or appetizer, or crumble and use in any recipe calling for feta cheese. Make Vegan Cheese with Chickpea Flour You might think you’ve seen the limits of what chickpea flour can …

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Baked Chickpea Flour Broccoli Tots {Grain-Free, Vegan}

Baked chickpea flour broccoli tots are snacking and side-dish nirvana! Made with only 5 ingredients, they are grain-free, vegan, and versatile (i.e., you can swap out the broccoli for other vegetables). Healthy Vegetable Tots (No Eggs, No Dairy) I loved tater tots when I was wee thing. It was a rare occasion when my health-conscious …

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3-Ingredient Chickpea Flour Vegetable Flatbread {Vegan, Grainfree}

Easy-to-make, 3-ingredient chickpea flour vegetable flatbread is full of delicious flavor and nutrition, yet free of eggs, grains, gluten, nuts and dairy. It is perfect for sandwiches, snacks, and all manner of gnoshing! Baked Chickpea Flour Flatbread Made with Vegetables How about a rainbow to start this late-February Friday? You’ve come to the right place, …

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Keto Baked Pepita Falafel {vegan, no beans}

If you love falafel, but need a break from the beans, try my easy, keto baked pepita falafel! In addition to being bean-free, they are vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, high in protein and fiber, and ideal for a meal or a snack on the go. Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you enjoyed the holidays and …

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Healthy Brownie Batter Hummus {vegan, oil-free}

Have you got 3 minutes? Then you have enough time to whip up a batch of healthy brownie batter hummus! It tastes like indulgence, but is a super nutritious treat! It is vegan, oil-free, & only 38 calories a serving. Brownie Batter Dip Made with Chickpeas! Hooray, the weekend is upon us! Whether your plans …

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Hearts of Palm Crab Cakes {vegan, gluten-free, grain-free option}

Hearts of palm crab cakes are your new favorite vegan appetizer. Canned hearts of palm, when shredded, have a texture and taste that is remarkably like crabmeat. Making them into crunchy “crab” cakes is the natural next step! Oh, friends…I have a game changer recipe for you today. Crisp, crunchy, succulent crab cakes. Made without …

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Red Lentil Dal Spread {vegan, high-protein, easy}

Red lentil dal spread is the easy, high-protein snack you’ve been craving. Made with coconut milk & lime, it is vegan, easy, & so delicious! Red Lentils: The Perfect Power Snack Ingredient Looking for a crazy-delicious, protein and power-packed snack to keep on hand throughout the week? If you raised your hand, then consider making …

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Creamy Broccoli Hummus {vegan, oil-free option}

Creamy broccoli hummus made with broccoli, white beans and cilantro. It is vegan, gluten-free, and can be made with or without added oil. Whether you love broccoli or tolerate it, this broccoli hummus is a winner. Easy to make, and so convenient for lunches and snacking throughout the week, it’s a recipe to celebrate both …

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Red Pepper Romesco Sauce {vegan, gluten-free, easy}

Say hello to Red Pepper Romesco Sauce, one of the most versatile sauces you have ever met. This Spanish sauce brightens and enhances vegetables and main dishes, doubles as a dip (or spread) for all of your favorite dunkables (packed lunch: simplified!), is a breeze to prepare, and is potent with power ingredients. In one …

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Lemony Roasted Parsnip Hummus (no beans, no tahini)

Lemony roasted parsnip hummus, made without beans and tahini, is a showstopper! Smoky paprika balances the sweetness of the parsnips. I went a wee bit overboard with my purchase of parsnips the other day, so following my testing of the parsnip-chickpea flour pizza crust from the other day, I set to work crafting a few …

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4-Ingredient Beet Hummus {Vegan, Oil-Free, No Beans}

Gorgeous, delicious, 4-ingredient beet hummus! It is vegan, oil-free, bean-free and only 42 calories per 2 tablespoon serving. You can roast beets, or go ultra-simple with ready-to-use roasted or canned beets. Good morning, everyone! I’m going to get to this gorgeous hummus recipe in just a moment, but first, a word about where I am …

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Mushroom Kale Quinoa Muffins {vegan, oil-free, GF}

So satisfying, and packed with nutrition, my 90-calorie mushroom kale quinoa muffins are perfect portable mini-meals! They are vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, & flourless, too.     Hi everyone! I hope that it’s been a good weekend all around for each of you. I managed to squeeze in a long run on Saturday morning (before it …

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Vegan Quinoa Muffin Tin Burgers {gluten-free}

My vegan quinoa muffin tin burgers are just what you need for a savory snack, packed lunch, or quick dinner (sliders!). They are oil-free, gluten-free, and only 91 calories each. Summer is coming to a close, and grilling will soon be replaced by stews, soups, and slow-cooker meals. But that doesn’t mean you have to …

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Broccamole (super-healthy + less fat & calories)

Many in my adopted state will consider this post heresy. For I am proposing the addition of pureed broccoli to guacamole. Here in Texas, guacamole comes close to being a food group unto itself, served on just about everything, with just about anything, for just about any meal (breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack, dinner), or just about any gathering. …

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Skinny Green Pea Hummus {oil-free, tahini-free, 5 ingredients}

Skinny green pea hummus, made without oil and tahini. It is healthy, vegan, oil-free, tahini-free, yet vibrant with fresh flavor. Made with only 5 ingredients, it is ready, start to finish, in 5 minutes. Your New Snack Option: Healthy Green Pea Hummus I am a happy camper when I have an assortment of homemade, ready-to-eat, …

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Cashew Spinach & Artichoke Dip {Healthy, Vegan, Paleo}

Happy Saint Patty’s Day, everyone! I was in a cooking frenzy yesterday, testing a variety of dishes for a soon-due recipe development project. Hence, we have plenty of leftovers for dinner (and beyond). However, I could not resist the urge to make something green, in honor of the day (I have some Irish from both …

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Crispy Baked Amaranth Patties {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

                                I know, dear readers, that you likely have a cozy relationship with quinoa. But what’s your status with it’s itty bitty cousin, amaranth? Like quinoa, amaranth is technically a seed, not a grain (specifically classified as a “pseudocerreal”), and …

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Perfect Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I love roasted pumpkin seeds. It’s more than the toasty flavor and crunch; it’s the feeling that I’m getting something for free. Yet for years, my roasted seeds fell flat, despite painstakingly separating the seeds from their stringy, clingy orange strands and carefully monitoring the roasting time. Though golden in hue, the seeds were typically …

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Healthy Roasted Carrot Hummus (No Beans)

Your new snack obsession: Healthy roasted carrot hummus, made without beans! Nutritious and delicious in one fell swoop, it is also vegan, gluten-free & Paleo. I am giddy with excitement over my new recipe: Roasted Carrot Hummus! My intent was to develop a number of recipes this week that were Halloween-y, yet healthy. All things …

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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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2-Ingredient Stuffed Dates (vegan + paleo)

Confession: I’m mad for anything caramel. Or butterscotch. Or generally brown sugar-y sweet. Mad. I pilfered brown sugar straight from the box as a child and scavenged for caramel candies in my gran’s jar of Brach’s candies. But caramelfiends need to consider their physical health (and teeth!) as much as their mental health, which is …

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Muhammara (paleo+glutenfree+vegan)

You need easy food. I need easy food. We both want easy food that is also darn delicious and available for immediate eating, whether as a nibble or as part of a meal. We both need muhammara. I consider muhammara–along with hummus and other easy, healthy spreads–a food staple throughout the summer. Strike that–I make …

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Artichoke Heart Hummus {No Beans, No Tahini}

Creamy and healthy artichoke heart hummus, made without beans and tahini!. It is vegan paleo, and bright with the flavors of lemon and roasted almonds. Hummus Made with Artichoke Hearts Instead of Beans As promised in yesterday’s post for Grain-Free Artichoke Spinach Dip Muffins, I am offering an even simpler option for artichoke hearts (following …

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Easy Brown Rice Sushi Balls {vegan + gluten-free}

This is one of those “it’s about time” posts, meaning I’ve had good intentions of posting about these yummy sushi snacks for some time. But doing so required me making and then photographing them while the sun was shining, so…here I am, months later, addressing the topic at last. But perhaps the procrastination paid off, …

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Spinach, Jicama & Chickpea Winter Salad w/ Lime Dressing

Good morning, everyone! Hope this February day is going well so far. Today’s post is short and sweet, or, more specifically crunchy, since it involves my new twist on salad. Salad, or, more generally, vegetables, in the winter are challenging. New Year’s resolutions are made to eat more of them, but one can only eat …

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