Oh Yum, this delicious bread is so moist and chocolaty! Pumpkin puree gives it a nice richness, and cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger add a mild but lovely spiciness. This is my first time baking with chickpea based gluten-free flour and I’m really happy with the texture and flavor.
Continue reading Chocolate Pumpkin Bread~Vegan and Gluten-Free →
This delicious plant-based salad is much like traditional chicken salad. In fact, after I mashed the chickpeas I got this lovely aroma that was remarkably like chicken! Bill didn’t believe me until I made him stick his nose in the bowl too and he was equally surprised and agreed. Of course it doesn’t have the texture of chicken salad but it does have a similar flavor and a lovely texture with a lot of crunchy veggies.
It lends itself to all kinds of possible variations I think using different spices such as tarragon or curry, sweet pickle instead of dill (or even jalapeno!), grapes instead of red pepper, etc. Continue reading Chicken … er, I mean CHICKPEA Salad! →
My “How Not to Die” Pie
I LOVE cookbooks and was excited when my brand new copy of Dr. Greger’s “The How Not to Die Cookbook” arrived the other day! It’s really a beautiful book. The pages are thick and the pictures are gorgeous, but most importantly the recipes look both amazing and heart-healthy.
Like a short story, a good recipe can put us in a delightful trance. ~ Bee Wilson, The New Yorker
As I thumbed through the book, this pie just jumped right out at me as something I had to make right away. What to do?? Invite the neighbors for a healthy plant-based dinner! Julie Soup and home baked cornbread, and finished with this lovely pie–it was a definite winner. The crust is so delicious, the first bite immediately inspired ideas for other pies or bars. And the filling … yum! It has a wonderful texture with a hint of lemon which pairs so well with the berries. Continue reading Berry Pie with Pecan-Sunflower Crust →
“Quick & Easy Chana Masala”
from Oh She Glows
I just made Chana Masala for the first time, and I’m so happy to have discovered this recipe because it’s exceedingly heart healthy and delicious! A dish popular in India and around the world, made with chickpeas, onions and spices, it’s flavorful and satisfying. Chickpeas are loaded with protein and cholesterol-lowering fiber, and are a great source of folate, manganese, iron and magnesium.
“What you eat can fuel or cool inflammation.”
~Harvard Health Publications
Plus this dish contains garlic, ginger and turmeric–some of the top anti-inflammatory foods and spices! We know inflammation plays a role in heart disease, heart attack and Continue reading Chana Masala →
“Coffee and Chocolate–the inventor of mocha should be sainted” ~ Cherise Sinclair, Hour of the Lion
Mocha Empower Glo Bars
It has finally arrived! Angela Liddon’s newest cookbook “Oh She Glows Every Day”! I pre-ordered it and then life got busy and I forgot all about it, so it was like a special gift when the delivery guy showed up. Don’t you love when that happens? And I finally found time to really settle in and thumb through it while it rained and the wind howled as Hurricane Matthew blew by.
Just like the last, her new book is filled with incredible looking, easy to prepare, plant-based recipes, and as soon as I saw this new variation of her amazing Glo Bars it topped my “to try” list. Oats, almonds, chocolate–all heart healthy. Add a little coconut and coffee.. yummy and so easy to make. Continue reading MOCHA EMPOWER GLO BARS →