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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Seitan saltimbocca

I love taking traditional meat dishes and reinventing them into vegan, it’s a fun challenge. Sometimes it works really well like last nights saltimbocca but sometimes it fails. However, no matter if it’s a hit or miss, it’s a fun challenge. This was a date night dinner and the flavor …

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Creamy mushroom soup with toasted hazelnuts

When I’m in a rush and don’t know what to eat chances are I will make soup because it takes no time and is easy to take whatever you have around to make an amazing and healthy meal. Therefore I probably have more 100 different soup recipes and counting. My …

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Artichoke dip

When we traveled through Spain my favorite time of the day was tapas dinner time. Tapas is a few small dishes you eat instead of a large meal or you can eat tapas before dinner since dinner in Spain is eaten very late, around 10pm. Tonight we’re having tapas for …

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Chocolate nest and citrus sauce

This dish sure did not look appealing but what it lacked in looks it sure made up in flavor. The balance between the rich creamy chocolate and the refreshing citrus sauce is amazing. Chocolate nest 1/4 cup non-dairy creamer (I used mimic) 1/2 cup chocolate chip 1/2 tsp vanilla extract …

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Raw desserts

I had fun experimenting in the kitchen making raw dessert and the result is very good. It started when Bella wanted something with chocolate.We don’t feed her a lot of sugar but when we do want to give a treat it’s healthier than the average kids treat. I started out …

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Roasted butternut squash and quinoa cakes

My in-laws are both sick, one with a cold and one with a inflammation in the neck so I made some dinner for them. First I thought I would cook what they usually like fish and vegetables but then I decided I will have much better success cooking a wonderful …

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Cheese crackers

I made these last night and they are so good and are great with cheese, hummos or pate. They are a bit salty which I like. The trick is to place the dough in the freezer for an hour to make it easier to slice thin crackers. Cheese crackers 1/2 …

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Ajvar relish and chickpea casserole

I always like trying new ingredients and now I’ve discovered ajvar relish. It’s a relish made from bell peppers and spices. I bough mine from Amazon and you can choose from mild or spicy. I used mild so that Bella can eat it as well. last night I used the …

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Spiced nuts

We eat a lot of nuts in our family and keep a lot around for snacking. It’s a great snack alternative to stay healthy and keep weight under control. My husband loves snacking on chili roasted chickpeas which I bough while in Sweden so I though I would surprise him …

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Rain and chocolate chip cookies

Boy did we have major storm here today and I love it. What better thing to do with a 3 year old than to make cookies, chocolate chip cookies that is. These are super good, easy to make and healthier than regular chocolate chip cookies because they are made with …

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