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Italian White Bean Soup {vegan, oil-free, high protein}

This fast & easy easy Italian white bean soup is cozy, comforting & delicious! It is also vegan, oil-free, high in protein, & super frugal. Long before I had any specific thoughts or preferences about beans in general, I loved bean soup. Not just any bean soup, but Campbell’s bean and bacon soup. It was …

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Lemon Garlic Split Pea Dip {oil-free, vegan, 4 ingredients}

Lemon garlic split pea dip is your new favorite dip & spread. It is crazy delicious, made with 4 ingredients, oil-free, vegan, high-protein, free of nuts and seeds, and easy to make, too. The Fresh Snack You Need to Make January—a post-holidays, mid-winter, resolutions riddled month–needs as many bright points as it can get. If …

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Baked Split Pea-Nuts {nut-free, high protein}

Your new favorite nibble: 2-Ingredient Baked Split Pea-Nuts! Made from humble split peas, they are nut-free, vegan, high in protein, gluten-free, grain-free, frugal, and fabulous. ‘Tis the season to enjoy all kinds of snacks and nibbles, and I have a great one to share: baked crispy “nuts” made from split peas! I’m a nibbler. Always …

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Baked Split Pea Meatballs {vegan, gluten-free, high protein}

Grab the bag of split peas in your pantry and make a batch of baked split pea meatballs! They are vegan, gluten-free, high in protein & fiber, and so tasty, both for meals and snacking! Yellow Split Pea Love The only way I ate split peas for the first two decades of my life was …

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DIY Sunflower Seed Flour (nut-free, keto)

DIY sunflower seed flour is a nutritious, nut-free alternative to almond flour! It is quick and easy to make and a fraction of the cost of almond flour and other nut flours. I have heard the call: more and more of you have asked for alternatives for almond flour. Some recipes have simple substitutions, such …

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1-ingredient Pepita Butter {vegan, keto}

Smooth 1-ingredient pepita butter you can make at home in a blender (or food processor). It is naturally vegan, keto, paleo, & more! An Easy & Affordable Alternative to Peanut Butter Back to school time is always a reminder of the need to create nut-free alternatives for packed lunches. Many districts have school-wide bans on …

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3-Ingredient Black Bean Chili {vegan, oil-free, high protein}

Dinner, made simple: thick, spicy, 3-ingredient black bean chili made in under 30 minutes! It is vegan, oil-free, high in protein, and so darn good. Oh, dinner. Haven’t I made you six thousand times in the last two months?  And yet, I can’t quit you. My hunger persists. I propose a compromise: a hearty dish …

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2-Ingredient Lentil Flax Bread {vegan, oil-free, grain-free}

Craving bread? Then head to the pantry and grab a bag of lentils to make my rustic, 2-ingredient lentil flax bread ! It is vegan, oil-free, high in protein (8.5 g per wedge), gluten-free, and ready in under an hour. Easy Rustic Flatbread Made with Lentils Lentil tortillas are one of my favorite tortillas to …

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Mushroom Almond Flour Ground Beef {2 ingredients, vegan}

2-ingredient plant-based meat is here: my mushroom almond flour ground beef ! Ready in under 5 minutes, it’s vegan, Paleo, keto, high-protein, grain-free, oil-free, soy-free and versatile. Imagine, for a moment, a recipe for a delectable, versatile, plant-based version of ground beef that is: Made with 2 ingredients Ready in under 5 minutes Free of …

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Cherry Tomato Chickpea Pasta {high-protein, grain-free, vegan, 5 ingredients}

Amazing, delicious and ready in 20 minutes: high protein cherry tomato chickpea pasta! It is also vegan, grain-free and made with only 5 ingredients. Umm, can we just call this a skillet full of happiness? Hints of spring (cherry tomatoes and fresh parsley), the midwinter comforts of pasta, and enough nutrients (protein, vitamin C, antioxidants) …

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Stir-Fried Steel Cut Oats {vegan, gluten-free, easy}

Stir-fried steel cut oats with vegetables! Its a fast, easy, gluten-free and vegan meal. Soak the oats ahead and the recipe comes together in minutes. As you may have noticed, I am fond of creating grain-free recipes here at powerhungry. But I still enjoy cooking and eating a variety of whole grains, especially in unprocessed …

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Vegan Spinach Artichoke Soup {easy, high protein}

Creamy, healthy and vegan spinach artichoke soup, made with pureed white beans. It is naturally gluten-free, high in protein, & low in calories. A Healthy Take on Spinach Artichoke Soup Here we are, a week into the New Year. How’s it going? I hope everyone is getting some much needed, post-holiday rest, and perhaps some …

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High Protein Lentil Bolognese {vegan, grain-free, easy}

High protein lentil bolognese served with grain-free (chickpea) pasta is a powerhouse supper! It is also vegan, easy, frugal, and boasts almost 20 grams protein per serving. Bolognese made with Lentils It’s pasta time. Hearty, satisfying pasta that tastes like it has been simmering all day. Pasta that makes you feel cozy, even when it …

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

Easy, healthy oil-free granola that happens to be vegan, and gluten-free, too! Vary the spices, nuts/seeds and dried fruits to make it your own unique blend. Make Crunchy Granola without Using Oil One of the perils of writing a food blog is this: I get so caught up with brain-storming ideas, new-found flavors, and interesting …

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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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5-Ingredient Lentil Sandwich Bread {grain-free, vegan}

Amazing 5-ingredient lentil sandwich bread that is grain-free, sugar-free, and vegan! Made with whole lentils, it looks and tastes like whole wheat bread. Grain-Free Bread, Made with Whole Lentils Hi everyone, I hope that you are enjoying the first few days of spring! Everything is in bloom here in Texas and the weather is blissful. …

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3-Ingredient Lentil Soup {Vegan, High Protein}

Hearty, high-protein (13 grams), 3-ingredient lentil soup! It is fast, easy & frugal, and also naturally vegan, oil-free, and gluten-free. Simple & Perfect 3-Ingredient Lentil Soup As much as I enjoy cooking, I definitely have nights when I simply want  to eat dinner. A meal made with maximum ease, minimal fuss, and ingredients from the …

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Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup {grain-free, high-protein}

Creamy, healthy, vegan broccoli cheese soup–with neither milk nor cheese! Chickpea flour creates the creamy base in this high protein (12.7 g per serving) vegan soup. Super Nutritious Vegan  Broccoli Cheese Soup Broccoli cheese soup. Creamy, homey and satisfying. Perfect end-of-February comfort food. And I have a recipe for it unlike any other. My version …

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Roasted Tomato Chickpea & Cauliflower Salad {vegan, high protein}

This roasted tomato chickpea & cauliflower salad is a vibrant, mid- winter side dish, made with minimal (and familiar) ingredients. It is vegan, grain-free & high in protein, too. Lush summer produce is months away, but that doesn’t mean winter vegetables need to be boring. With a bit of ingenuity and (you”ll be happy to …

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3-Ingredient Vegan Enchilada Soup {High-Protein}

Perhaps the easiest option for Taco Tuesday, ever: my 3-Ingredient vegan enchilada soup, ready in 15 minutes! Serve it plain or add your favorite toppings. It is high-protein, oil-free, grain-free. and only 146 calories per large serving. An Easy Taco Tuesday Option: 3-Ingredient Vegan Enchilada Soup Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s been a hectic start to …

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Kale Potato & White Bean Soup {Vegan, High-Protein}

Savor a hearty, satisfying meal while still kickstarting a healthy New Year with kale potato & white bean soup. It’s packed with classic Tuscan flavors, but also protein, fiber, and nourishment! Healthy Heart Soup for January Resolutions Happy 2019, everyone!!! Regardless of the resolutions you may have set for the year ahead–or whether you have …

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Vegan Keto Chocolate Truffle Tart {No-Bake, Grain-Free}

Decadent, no-bake, and so-easy vegan keto chocolate truffle tart! It is grain-free, sugar-free, and super easy to make–perfect for celebrating and sharing with friends! If you are looking for the perfect New Year’s Eve dessert, look no further!  I have a showstopper dessert that can be shared with almost everyone on your guest list–no matter …

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Vegan Pumpkin Hemp Heart Cheesecake {Nut-Free}

Rich, creamy, vegan pumpkin hemp heart cheesecake! This no-bake treat is nut-free (no cashews), high in protein, and loaded with healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. This beautiful dessert merges three of my favorite foods into one: cheesecake, pumpkin, and (a surprise contender) hemp hearts! Introducing Vegan Pumpkin Hemp Heart Cheesecake. Healthy Highlights of Hemp …

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Grain-Free Lentil Loaf {Vegan, High Protein}

Stellar, grain-free lentil loaf made with  ease and humble pantry ingredients. Packed with flavor, it is vegan, gluten-free, high in protein (8.5 grams) and only 150 calories per jumbo slice! A Better, Simpler Lentil Loaf The first time I made a meatless meatloaf of any kind was in my tiny, windowless, graduate school kitchen. It …

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Flourless Lentil Flatbread {Grain-Free, Vegan}

Rosemary & garlic flourless lentil flatbread, made without grains! It is naturally vegan, and incredibly easy to make, too. Most importantly, it is 100% delicious! What a relief that fall is finally here! At long last it is time for soups, crock-pot meals, all things apple and pumpkin, and baking of all kinds. I’ve got …

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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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Strawberry Hemp Heart Ice Cream {Vegan, Nut-Free, High Protein}

Vegan strawberry hemp heart ice cream! It is high in protein (8.6 g per 1/2 cup) creamy, rich, healthy, easy-to-prepare, and is made without nuts, coconut or banana. Vegan Ice Cream made with Hemp Hearts It’s back to school time at our house. So I did what every good mother does: I made ice cream! …

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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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Peanut Butter Coconut Flour Protein Balls {4 ingredients, grainfree, vegan}

An ideal snack for workouts, lunches, afternoon pick-me-ups, and breakfasts, these 4 ingredient peanut butter coconut flour protein balls are also naturally vegan, grain-free, simple to prepare (no cooking required!) and so delicious. My willingness to bake flew out the window as the temperature approached 100 degrees today. Oy vey! I reworked my plans, making …

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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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Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties {Grain-Free, High Protein}

Say good morning to vegan breakfast sausage patties! They are delicious, satisfying, high in protein and also grain-free (thanks to the addition of coconut flour).  A bit of baking soda helps to keep the patties light and tender. A Filling High-Protein Breakfast Option: Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties Hello everyone! I hope your summer is in full …

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4-Ingredient Zucchini Skillet Flatbreads {Grain-Free, Vegan, Easy}

When your summer garden or famers’ market gives you zucchini, make my 4-ingredient zucchini skillet flatbreads! They cook on the stovetop and are grain-free, vegan, and have 5.5 g protein apiece. I can hardly wait for late summer loaves of hearty, moist zucchini bread, especially those sweetened with brown sugar or honey and freckled with …

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Vegan Lentil Taco Meat {Grain-Free, High-Protein}

Perfect for your next Taco Tuesday, this easy, delicious, vegan lentil taco meat is nutritious, soy-free, grain-free, high in protein (11 g per 3/4 cup!), frugal, easy-to-make, and ready for use in your favorite tacos, burritos, nachos, and taco salads. Vegan Lentil Taco Meat for Taco Tuesday It may be Monday, but I am already …

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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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Fresh Herb Lentil Bread {Grain-Free, Vegan}

This grain-free & vegan fresh herb lentil bread will easily become your favorite bread of the summer! Made from regular lentils, coconut flour, and a heap of fresh herbs, it is ideal for snacking, sandwiches, & as an entrée accompaniment.   Hello, everyone! I have another grain-free bread on offer, and it is perfect for …

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Chickpea Flour Tofu No-Egg Salad {Vegan, Soy-Free}

Chickpea flour tofu no-egg salad made without soy!  Chickpea flour tofu stands in for the eggs and the mayonnaise. The salad is vegan, soy-free & grain-free. Growing up, I loved deviled eggs and egg salad. But only when they were made by my mother or grandmother. Cooked eggs plus mayonnaise, prepared in unknown circumstances, was …

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Fluffy Red Lentil Bread {Grain-Free, Vegan}

Fluffy red lentil bread , made in minutes with red lentils &coconut flour! It is vegan, grain-free, sugar-free, & super-easy to make.   Tender Bread Made from Red Lentils I started the week with some “wow.” Let’s keep it going. No. Let’s amp it up. After all, it’s Friday. Ready? Introducing a brand new bread, …

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Grain-Free Banana Granola {Oil-Free, No Added Sugar}

Grain-free banana granola, made without grains, added sugar, or oil! Eat it by the handful, or sprinkle it on fruit, yogurt, and anything else you like! It is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and Paleo. Give banana bread a rest. The next time you have an overripe banana (or two), I’ve got a new recipe for using …

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No-Bake Tahini Protein Bars {Vegan, Nut-Free, GF}

Quick & easy, no-bake tahini protein bars (13+ grams protein per bar), with two Middle Eastern flavor twists: orange & cardamom. They are vegan, nut-free & gluten-free. Good morning everyone, I hope your Monday is treating you well so far! I am starting this week with a delicious homemade protein bar that I devised last …

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2-Ingredient Spinach Tortillas {Vegan, Grain-Free}

2-ingredient spinach tortillas , made with nothing more than chickpea flour & fresh spinach, plus water. They are 100% grain-free, vegan, and scrumptious. Hello, everyone! Forgive me for this belated post, which I had every intention of uploading on Friday, but got waylaid by a series of schedule changes and unforeseen events. All is well, …

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Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes {Vegan, 4 ingredients)

Stuffed breakfast sweet potatoes–the perfect morning meal! This 4-ingredient breakfast is fast (prepare the sweet potatoes in the microwave), delicious, and super-nourishing, all in one fell swoop. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: An Ideal Breakfast on the Go Have sweet potato, will travel. It’s one of my on-the-road solutions for a portable, power breakfast on the road. …

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Vegan Lentil Cincinnati Chili {Grain-Free, High-Protein}

A hearty, delicious riff on a classic, my Vegan Lentil Cincinnati Chili is made with red lentils in place of the beef. It is easy, healthy, gluten-free, high in protein, and grain-free (if you like), too! A New Take on Cincinnati Chili The first time I stumbled upon Cincinnati Chili was more than 20 years …

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Vegan Avocado Chickpea Shakshuka

California-style skillet supper, made super-simple: vegan avocado chickpea shakshuka! It is egg-free, grain-free, gluten-free, and ready in minutes. A Monday-Friendly Meatless Monday Meal I’m all for Meatless Monday, especially at dinnertime, but I have a caveat: Monday should be given equal consideration with Meatless. Mondays do not need to be capped off with complicated ingredients, …

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Vegan Grain-Free Beet Burgers {oil-free}

Your new favorite veggie patties: my Vegan Grain-Free Beet Burgers! They are loaded with nutrition, oil-free, gluten-free, and absolutely scrumptious! It may only be March 2, but I am already dreaming of sunny summer days, lazy afternoons by the pool, and breezy sundresses. Summer weather will likely arrive in my part of Texas in another …

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Moroccan Lentils & Roasted Carrots {vegan, high-protein}

Moroccan Lentils & Roasted Carrots is a healthy, fast, frugal and high-protein meal that is naturally gluten-free, vegan and grain-free! A Fabulous Frugal Meal I’m not afraid of using the F word. It’s sprinkled throughout my blog. When I’m not using it, I’m thinking it. Pretty much all of the time. I’m letting it rip …

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Chickpea Flour Drop Biscuits {Vegan, Grain-Free}

Easy-to-make chickpea flour drop biscuits that are grain-free, vegan, and scrumptious! They can be varied in umpteen different ways to suit your tastes and preferences, too.  Not every biscuit can be light, fluffy and delicious while also being grain-free, vegan, and easy-to-make. Oh, and protein-rich (4.5 grams per biscuit), too. In fact, few biscuits come …

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Chocolate Coconut Protein Bars {5 ingredients, Vegan}

With 11 grams of protein, and a rich, fudge-y flavor and texture, these homemade chocolate coconut protein bars will keep you powered up and primed to accomplish all of your New Year’s resolutions! The switch from a season full of treats to January asceticism can feel enlightening one moment, cruel the next; especially when cravings …

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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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Acorn Squash Sheet Pan Dinner {vegan, high-protein}

My acorn squash sheet pan dinner is a high protein & vegan meal made easy! Acorn squash, mushrooms, peppers and Burmese (chickpea flour) tofu are nestled onto one sheet pan for a  healthy and inspired weeknight meal. High Protein Vegan Sheet Pan Dinner As promised in last Tuesday’s post, I have another simple, delicious, plant-based, …

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Eggplant Chickpea Sheet Pan Dinner {vegan, oil-free, high protein}

This eggplant chickpea sheet pan dinner is a Middle-Eastern blend of bold spices and ingredients, including pomegranate seeds, tahini, &  mint. It is vegan, oil-free, high protein and gluten-free. Easy & Amazing Vegan Sheet Pan Dinner Oh, dinner. I love to eat it, but sometimes the thought of figuring out what it will be, shopping …

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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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Vegan Supper Stuffed Sweet Potatoes {5 ingredients, easy}

Dinner just got easier and more beautiful with these vegan supper stuffed sweet potatoes! Filled with with hummus, toasted walnuts, pomegranate seeds, and mint, this easy meal is packed with big flavors, extraordinary nutrition, and supreme satisfaction. In addition to being naturally gluten-free, grain-free and vegan, a simple Paleo option is provided. I won’t beat …

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Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Balls {grain-free, gluten-free}

Easy vegan chocolate pumpkin protein balls that are grain-free (made w/ coconut flour), gluten-free, no-bake, Paleo & only 45 calories each! Healthy Protein Chocolate Treats The season of candy is upon us, with bowls of wrapped treats placed on every vacant surface at work, the dry cleaners, school, and even the gym (yes, the gym–sheesh, …

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Coconut Lime Protein Bars {4-Ingredients, grain-free, vegan}

4-Ingredient coconut lime protein bars are a bright, tropical twist for snacks and workouts. They are vegan, gluten-free, & 199 calories/ 11 grams protein per bar. Here it is, fall, and I’m sharing a recipe with the bright, sunny flavors of a tropical island. But it’s not just any recipe. It’s a 4-ingredient protein bar …

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Chickpea Flour Tofu {soy-free, aka Burmese Tofu}

Chickpea flour tofu (also known as Burmese tofu or shan tofu) is made with ease and is 100% soy-free. It is high-protein, grain-free, vegan, versatile, and so delicious! The New Tofu: Chickpea Flour Tofu  I thought I was done with tofu. I never liked it as an entrée, and I could always detect the flavor …

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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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No-Bake Trail Mix Bars {more protein, less sugar}

Looking for a homemade granola bar with less sugar and more protein? My no-bake trail mix bars are exactly what you’re looking for! They are easy-to-make, vegan and gluten-free, too. Homemade Energy Bars: A Great Easy-to-Make Snack In case any question remains, I love power bars: energy bars, granola bars, protein bars, bars Bars BARS! …

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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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Cheap & Easy Vegan Protein Bars (no powders!)

Cheap & easy vegan protein bars, made with wholesome natural ingredients and no protein powder! They are gluten-free, oil-free, and can be varied in countless ways. No matter how many years it’s been since leaving school, late summer will always feel like the start of new year. I imagine I will still be tidying my …

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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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Vegan Eggplant Pizza Slices {Gluten-Free, Fast, Easy}

Summer is here, and the options for delicious eating are too many to count! But if you insist on enumerating your options, do consider my vegan eggplant pizza slices! Easy, ready in under 30 minutes, and gobble-up-every-last-bit good, they are exactly what you want for dinner tonight (even if you did not know it until …

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Flourless Amaranth Protein Muffins {vegan, gluten-free}

Whole grain amaranth breakfast treats that are vegan, flourless, gluten-free, high in fiber, almost 5 g protein, and only 119 calories. Amaranth. Have you made its acquaintance? I am enamored of this super-grain, but have been remiss in posting a new amaranth recipe in a while, despite having two pounds worth stored in the refrigerator. …

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Chickpea Flour Broccoli Pasta Frittatas (vegan, grain-free)

My chickpea flour pasta broccoli frittatas are vegan, grain-free & so delicious! Chickpea flour batter and chickpea pasta make make these mighty muffins possible. They have 136 calories and 7.2 g protein each! Vegan & Grain-Free Pasta Frittatas Every once in awhile, I come up with a recipe that makes me pinch myself. Not because …

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Crunchy Nuts & Seeds Breakfast Cookies {vegan, oil-free, grain-free}

Healthy, yummy, crunchy nuts & seeds breakfast cookies made with 5 ingredients! They are grain-free, oil-free, vegan, and simple to make in a muffin tin! 5-Ingredient Vegan, Grain-Free Breakfast Cookies I am ambivalent about sharing this recipe. Why? Because, based on my own experience, making and eating the results can (swiftly) develop into an obsession. Then …

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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 Omelet Muffins {high protein, gluten-free}

Vegan quinoa omelet muffins, made with chickpea flour in place of eggs! Made in a muffin tin, they are gluten-free, high protein, and only 154 calories each. Google “quinoa egg muffin;” you’ll generate more than 4 million hits. It’s a wee bit popular. The reason is self-evident: take a super-grain (quinoa; one of the only …

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Vegan Coconut Flour Zucchini Brownies {oil-free, grain-free}

Fudgy vegan coconut flour zucchini brownies made with almond butter! They taste decadent but are oil-free, grain-free, and packed with energizing ingredients.   Too Much Zucchini? Make Zucchini Brownies! Got an excess of summer zucchini? Then you have the perfect reason to make brownies. Zucchini makes great muffins and loaves, but when it comes to perfect …

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Chickpea Flour Soda Bread {vegan, grain-free}

Quick and easy mini chickpea flour soda bread with “everything” topping. They are grain-free, vegan, gluten-free, and so delicious! Oh my oh my. You are going to LOVE these: tender, fluffy soda bread minis, made vegan, grain-free and gluten-free. It’s all made possible with chickpea flour, which does the usual job of grain flour, but …

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Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cakes {oil-free, gluten-free}

Packed with 14 grams of plant protein, these vegan oatmeal raisin protein cakes are a perfect breakfast or snack! They are oil-free, gluten-free, and baked in a muffin tin. We are a mystery to many. We are the oatmeal-raisin cookie lovers of the world. While others recoil at the mention of raisins, or cry “foul!” …

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Chocolate Mint Protein Cookies {vegan, gluten-free}

  When I want chocolate that’s all comfort–the familiar flavor of childhood–a chunk of candy just won’t cut it. I get out the bowls, measuring cups and spoons and start to bake. Even when it’s 90 (humid!) degrees outside and I recently returned from my Sunday long run. But if the results were brownie-rich, double-chocolate …

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Chipotle Cheese Bread Bites {Vegan, Oil-Free, GF}

Healthy & vegan chipotle cheese bread bites that taste like your favorite queso dip! They are oil-free, gluten-free, & have just 80 calories apiece. A perfect savory fitness snack! Queso  is on the menu at just about every Tex-Mex joint here in the Lone Star State, and no wonder: warm, gooey cheese, typically with a hot pepper …

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Tex-Mex Black Bean Frittatas {vegan, grain-free, high-protein}

Tex-Mex black bean frittatas, made with chickpea flour instead of eggs! Vegan, grain-free, and high-protein, they are perfect for lunches and in lunches & high-protein snacking. Vegan Frittatas with Tex-Mex Flavors I am feeling a wee bit like Wile E. Coyote. Super genius. I owe it all to black beans. As well as frozen peppers …

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Vegan Millet Kale Quiches {GF, high protein}

Vegan millet kale quiches are perfect grab & go mini meals. Made with chickpea flour, they are gluten-free, high protein & scrumptious! I am so excited to share this first recipe for this series of sweet and savory muffin tin recipes! The inspiration comes from the ever-talented Heidi Swanson over at 101 cookbooks. She has …

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2-Ingredient Chickpea Flour Tortillas {vegan, grainfree}

2-ingredient chickpea flour tortillas are the best and easiest grain-free tortillas! Made with chickpea flour and flaxseed meal (plus water and optional salt). They are vegan, grain-free, oil-free, and incredibly delicious and versatile! The search for great gluten-free tortillas is over. I was born and raised in California, and have been living in Texas for …

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Good Morning Cheesecake Bars! (high-protein + low-sugar +GF)

Cheesecake. For breakfast. The time has come. These luscious cheesecake bars are about as close to perfect as January breakfasts come: High protein? Check. Gluten-free? Check. Low-calorie? Check. Make-ahead? Check. Portable? Check. Frugal? Check. Delectable? Check, check and check! The key components are classic breakfast foods–oats, eggs, yogurt, and cottage cheese–reconfigured. Regardless of your feelings …

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Oat-Almond-Banana Workout Recovery Drink

I hope this post finds everyone happy and well! Too often, New Year’s resolutions feel like cruel tricks: exercise in the snow? Salads in mid-winter? Closet organization with a headcold? Crawling under the covers with a beloved book, hot cocoa on the bedside table, has so much more immediate appeal. So give yourself permission to rest this month, …

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5-Minute Chickpea Flour Soup {gluten-free, vegan}

5-minute chickpea flour soup is a French mug-full of delicious, healthy eating! It is vegan, gluten-free, & made in a microwave (or on stove). Almost Instant Soup, Made with Chickpea Flour Raise your hand if you’ve ever grown weary of sweet power bars, granola bars, energy bars and other such snacks! I am all about …

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Goat Cheese Muffins made w/ Chickpea Flour {Grain-Free, Gluten-Free}

Of all the ways you can make muffins — and, heaven help me, I know firsthand that the ways are many — going savory is among the best. Part of it is probably the unexpected: try a word association game with anyone, mention “muffin!” and the answer (99% of the time) will be “blueberry!” or another sweet variation. …

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5-Ingredient Oat Protein Cookies {vegan, oil-free, gluten-free}

My 5-ingredient oat protein cookies are the healthy, satisfying, quick & easy snack you need to make! They are vegan, oil-free gluten-free, and have 70 calories and 4.1 grams protein each. I’m swamped. And so is our backyard. To clarify, I’m not drowning in work, but deadlines. Add to that, dark days of torrential thunderstorms …

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Welsh Lentil & Carrot Salad with Goat Cheese & Mint

I love a hearty salad–beans, grains, lentils, mixed vegetables, whole grain pasta–when it’s a million degrees outside. With a few minutes of effort, I have delicious eats for quick mini-meals or snacks for several days. Even a petite bowl-ful is infinitely more satisfying than a handful of dry crackers or watery “baby” carrots. This beautiful …

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Chickpea-Pepita Protein Bars {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan}

I am all for a crispy, crunchy granola bar, but sometimes a woman needs something fudgy. And since one of my favorite forms of fudge is peanut butter, why not make a power bar with a creamy, fudgy, peanut buttery texture and flavor? Why not, indeed! I am the person who like all sorts of stuff …

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust {Grain-Free, Gluten-Free}

Take a gander at this pretty pizza. It has a very special crust that is easy as can be to make comes together with a mere three ingredients. Yes, three  (I am refusing to count the salt, pepper, and smidge of oil used to grease the skillet). Moreover, not one of the three is flour or grains. This is …

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Chickpea Thumbprint Cookies {Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free}

Thumbprints are endearing cookies. Typically petite, round, and dolloped with something sweet in the middle, they are charming with a cup of Earl Grey tea, or perhaps a tall, cold glass of milk. Not these thumbprints. Say hello to power thumbprints! Sure, they are still as cute as can be, but their charm belies their powerful …

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Easy Protein Powder Power Crepes {Gluten-Free}

My husband considers himself the household expert on crepes. Granted, he lived and taught in Paris for a year, owns and uses this fancy crepe machine, and can twirl the batter into a perfect circle using his wooden rabot  (this), just like his favorite crepe guy in the 14th arrondissement. He’s pretty fancy. While I …

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Vegan Almond Flour Waffles {Oil-Free, Grain-Free}

Make your morning more delicious with 1-bowl vegan almond flour waffles. They are super-nutritious, oil-free, grain-free, and easy to make. It’s a freezing, grey morning here in Texas. I am delighted. I’ve just put the kettle on to boil for a big pot of tea, and I am sitting on my secret weapon (heating pad) …

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Almond Flour Graham Crackers {vegan, grain-free, paleo}

Almond flour graham crackers that are vegan, grain-free & paleo! A perfect energizing snack or treat, they are even better than the original.   I thought I might talk about graham crackers today. Perhaps you love them as much as I do? When I was little, my mother rarely bought sweets. A die-hard Co-op shopper, …

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High-Protein Banana Bread Buttons {vegan, gluten-free}

Today is a very exciting day, the explanation of which can be summed up in one word: SUNSHINE! After hiding behind gray clouds for weeks, the sun is bathing our fair city in golden rays, and, with apologies to my friends in Northern climes, it is a blissful 50 degrees here in the Piney Woods …

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Spinach, Lentil & Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Happy National Spinach Day! Who knew? I certainly wouldn’t have, were it not for an email alert from one of the Health websites to which I subscribe (I love that I was alerted about spinach). Almost every day is a spinach day on my menu–I stuff it into blueberry smoothies, layer it in sandwiches and …

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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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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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Garam Masala Red Lentil Stew {vegan, gluten-free}

I’m unsure of the proper nutrition protocol prior to running, and scrambling over obstacles, in a muddy cow pasture. Heavy on the carbs? A focus on protein? Antioxidants to ward off the scent of dung? Keeping in line with the rest of my lack of preparedness for my first official mud run, I chose to …

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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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No-Bake Quinoa Protein Bars {vegan, gluten-free}

No-bake quinoa protein bars are a perfect alternative to store-bought bars. They are vegan, gluten-free, date-sweetened, and easy to make, too.   Based on the response to my Date-Sweetened Zee Bars post on Monday, it’s clear that I am but one of many interested in wholesome, naturally sweetened treats that simultaneously deliver a power boost. …

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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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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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Parmesan Cauliflower-Quinoa Cakes & International Year of Quinoa

How about a double post for the start of the New Year and New blog? 2013 is an exciting year for many reasons, not least of which is that The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has declared 2013 The Year of Quinoa to celebrate its nutritional qualities and crop viability to celebrate its nutritional …

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Vegan Yellow Split Pea Soup {easy, frugal}

Vegan yellow split pea soup is a healthy, protein-packed, and frugal soup that is delicious and satisfying! It can also be made with green split peas or yellow lentils. Yellow Split Peas are Creamy & Mild Yellow split peas. I like them. A lot. Cheap, easy to prepare, creamy, versatile, naturally gluten-free and vegan, and …

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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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Sesame-Ginger Edamame Carrot Salad {high-protein}

Sesame-ginger edamame carrot salad is a fresh, vibrant and high protein option any time of the year. The salad comes together in little time and can be enjoyed as a side or as the main event. I had every intention of crafting and posting a blog entry yesterday, but I found myself in full-blown grumpy-pants …

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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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Lemony Lentil and Quinoa Salad {gluten-free, vegan}

I’m back from a whirlwind of a trip to New York City to attend the annual conference for the International Association of Culinary Professionals. This year’s theme was The Fashion of Food and upon leaving, I feel like I have a fabulous new wardrobe, replete with dazzling accessories. So many amazing writers, chefs, bloggers, and …

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3-Ingredient Banana Protein Balls {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

3-ingredient banana protein balls! Fast and easy to make, they are naturally vegan, gluten-free, and only 51 calories (3 grams of protein) each. I debated whether to include this on the blog, because it is such a simple concoction. But in the end, I decided that that’s precisely why I wanted and needed to share. …

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3-Ingredient Black Bean Pumpkin Soup {vegan, oil-free}

3-ingredient black bean pumpkin soup is perfect for a quick, nutritious weeknight supper. It is vegan, oil-free, & scrumptious. Graduate school made me a better cook and more firmly directed me on to the road to recipe development. It wasn’t the examination of social theory, the fun-filled evenings in the library stacks, or trudging through …

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3-Ingredient Carrot & Red Lentil Soup {vegan, oil-free}

Cozy up to a bowl of velvety, 3-ingredient carrot & red lentil soup! It is vegan, oil-free, and decadent tasting, but only 108 calories per serving. When the going gets tough, the tough make soup for dinner. It’s been a long week for a variety of reasons, but a definite plus is that the weather …

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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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Lentil Salad w/ Pomegranate & Avocado

I’m admittedly immodest about my savant-like memory of the food items stocked in stores across town. Ask me about price, availability, sizes, freshness, superiority, inferiority…you name it, I can tell you. Just don’t ask me when Kevin is in the vicinity, as he’ll think you’re encouraging my obsessive-compulsive tendencies (why does he always have to …

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Vegan Parmesan Cheese (made with cashews or hemp hearts)

Easy, 4-ingredient vegan parmesan cheese! Made in minutes with either cashews or hemp hearts, it is a healthy and delicious option for pasta, soups, pizza, popcorn, salads, and so much more. Easy & Delicious DIY Vegan Parmesan Cheese This dairy-free parmesan cheese is so darn good. It’s easy to make, too. Give yourself about 2 …

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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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Broccoli, Bean & Egg Power Salad

Nick and his best buddy Jack had a fun-filled day this past Saturday, beginning with some “tennis” (i.e., whacking balls around the tennis court while Eralda–Jack’s mom, and my lovely friend–and I played ball girls) and ending with the dyeing of eggs back at our house (in actuality, it ended with tears when the two …

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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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Quinoa Salad with Radish, Cucumber & Lime (gluten-free & vegan)

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m short on words today: my in-laws are en route for a short visit, I have a cook-off in Houston tomorrow, this weekend is Kevin’s birthday, and I am behind in my work. It’s the perfect equation for writer’s block. And grumpiness. And panic. It’s particularly frustrating, as I do have a …

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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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Black Bean Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (4 Ingredients & vegan)

I have come to the conclusion that everyone wants easy recipes for dinner. Come six o’clock on a Tuesday night, even those who proclaim steadfast allegiance to the slow food movement long for a delicious meal made with 4 to 6 familiar ingredients (give or take), even fewer steps (ideally while doing something else at …

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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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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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Quinoa Salad with Berries, Cucumber & Almonds {vegan}

Every food blog needs an interjection of hilarity from time to time. Mine most often comes from kitchen mishaps: a soup explosion on the ceiling (be careful pureeing those hot soups in the blender!), a gray strawberry cheesecake (thank you aluminum springform pan), or a black bean pound cake (this deserves a post of its …

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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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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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Macaroni & Cheese with Cashew Cheese Sauce {Vegan, GF Option}

For my entire childhood, I had a week’s notice of my dinner fare. Every Saturday morning, my mother plunked a pile of cookbooks and her overstuffed recipe box on the dining room table and mapped out a week of dinner menus before heading to the local co-op. It helped her manage her budget, shopping and …

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Split Pea & Green Pea Soup {4 ingredients, Vegan, High Protein}

Split pea & green pea soup is a fresh, bright variation on heavy split pea soup. It is vegan, high in protein, and both easy & frugal to make.  4-Ingredient Split Pea & Green Pea Soup I’m giddy with Olympic fever, and following the visions of snow-capped mountains night after night (oh, Canada…) I’ve had …

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Easy Vegan TVP Meatballs {high protein, grain-free}

Easy vegan TVP meatballs! They are very high in protein (almost 30 grams per serving), simple to make with pantry ingredients and also grain-free and gluten-free. Hooray for fall! After months of blazing heat, suffocating humidity, and malevolent mosquitoes, East Texas is, virtually overnight, a tranquil haven. Praise be! Post-church, Kevin, Nick and I spent …

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Oil-Free Crispy Roasted Chickpeas {Easy, High-Protein}

Truly crunchy oil-free crispy roasted chickpeas! A healthy high-protein snack, they can be kept plain or seasoned any way that you like with herbs and spices. Today, I ate roasted chickpeas. It’s something I’ve waited two decades to try. I have known about roasted chickpeas since I was seven years old. I was obsessed with …

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Quinoa Burgers with Hummus & Roasted Red Peppers (vegan & glutenfree)

I’ve been on a vegetarian bent since Sunday, largely because it was my husband’s birthday last week, and that meant several days of Kevin’s favorites: steak, cherry pie, fried chicken, red wine… Yum. It was fun to slip into Southern kitchen queen mode for a spell, especially to celebrate, but I was in dire need …

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3-Ingredient Tomato Lentil Soup {vegan, high-protein, oil-free}

Easy, delicious, 3-Ingredient tomato lentil soup, with 14.5 g protein & only 135 calories per serving! It is vegan, oil-free, & gluten-free. A Healthy, Humble (Jellybean Detox) Soup Recipe This morning I awoke with a jelly bean hangover. It wasn’t altogether unpleasant. In review, it was more accurately a jellybean and chocolate bunny hangover. Rising …

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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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Easy Barbecue Tofu {vegan & gluten-free}

Even the most avid cook occasionally balks at the prospect of preparing dinner. When this happens to me, I respond by firing up the stovetop for one of my reliable, stress-free standbys, such as my barbecue tofu. Before I get to the sandwich recipe, it’s worth addressing the “why bother with tofu?” question. My answer …

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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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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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3-Ingredient Vegan Bean Burgers {oil-free, gluten-free}

Need a last minute lunch or dinner in minutes? Try my 3-ingredient vegan bean burgers! You most likely have the ingredients–canned beans, rolled oats, and barbecue sauce– in your pantry right now. The upside of going out to lunch with friends is just that: going out to lunch with friends! The time feels even more …

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Edamame , Corn & Quinoa Salad {vegan & gluten-free}

Cool, hip, and beautiful from every angle, edamame is the supermodel of the frozen vegetable world. People who shun all other frozen vegetables proudly display their edamame bags in supermarket carts and proffer it as a sophisticated nibble at dinner parties. Edamame is a specialty variety of soybean harvested while still green. Because they are …

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Easy Spinach-Almond Balls {paleo+GF+vegan)

With its unapologetic green color and earthy flavor, spinach is not a vegetable about which most people are indifferent. Particularly in the frozen spinach category, too many fall into the “you’ve got to be kidding” category, most likely based on memories of grade school lunches past where the innocent green was boiled to brownish-grey oblivion …

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