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Recipes I've Shared:


Traditional Greek bean soup. Traditionally, it is made with white beans, but I substituted here. Feel free to make the switch back.

Homemade Honey Wheat Mini-Bagels

All whole wheat flour, controlling the preservatives and sugar makes for a delicious, chewy, and satisfying bagel fix.

Lentil Shepherd's Pie

Meaty and satisfying, but with no meat and loaded with veggies and flavor.

Lighter, Healthier Lemon Cornmeal Cake

No butter, reduced fat and refined sugars. Still light, lemony and delicious!

Stewed Chickpeas and Cauliflower

Some warm Moroccan spices make this a comforting dish with generous servings.

Serve over couscous or rice for a complete meal.

Potato Leek Soup (thickened with white beans)

Thickened with white beans for a protein bump and no need for butter or heavy cream! Warm, thick, and rich with lots of nutrients...

Seed Crackers

Taste a bit like Wheat Thins. Soft but crunchy crackers. A perfect snack.

Wholemeal Orange Cinnamon Raisin Bread

From "Susan Eats London" Blog (
lemeal-orange-cinnamon-raisin-bread/). Delicious!!!

Vegan "Cream" of Mushroom Soup

Pureed cauliflower and beans provide the thick, creamy texture of a cream-based soup, also adding fiber, protein, and nutrients. WAY better than canned!

Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Salsa/Salad

Use as a dip, salsa, topping, side, or small meal.

Beet and fennel soup with Greek yogurt (adapted from epicurious)

Beautiful color and soft flavor for a healthy and hearty soup.

Brown Rice Pudding

Adapted from "Joy the Baker" with less butter. Whole grain and low sugar, but a delicious special treat!

Greek Gigantes / Baked beans

Greek Giant Beans recipe with modifications to make it slightly more like American baked beans (for picky husband and kid-o).

Comforting Bean, Chicken, Ham Soup

Very rich and satisfying soup! It feels very meaty and hearty! A slow-cooked soup, but not much active cooking time (and the house smells great!).

Molasses Cookies

Low sugar, better fat version

Red Velvet Cake using beets

A lower fat, lower sugar, higher nutrient version of red velvet cake. Moist, yet somewhat less sweet than a traditional red velvet cake. (Passed the 4-year-old daughter test!!! She deemed it "super-delicious".)

April's Vegetarian Chili

Warm and hearty meal for cool days.

Lentil Potato Salad

A light, protein- and vitamin-packed potato salad.

Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

Crunchy, somewhat sweet, and satisfying snack-- packed with great nutrients, fiber, and protein!

Crustless Zucchini Pie

Savory quiche-like zucchini pie that is highly customizable. Add whatever herbs, spices, other veggies that suits your fancy.