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Recipes I've Shared:

Karen's Basic Vegan Chili

A spicey crock pot chili base to add proteins to

Mushroom Bourguignon

This recipe is adapted from SmittenKitchen

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes (Vegan)

Uses a vegan cranberry relish

Cranberry Relish (Vegan)

This relish is sweetened with dates.

Vegan Sweet Potato Lasagna with Cashew Cheese

Prep time is minimally 3 hours but can be done over the course of a couple of days. This is an absolutely delicious meatless lasagna from the Forks over Knives Plan.

Chocolate-PB-Butterscotch Granola Bars

Sometimes a raisin just doesn't cut it for me and I have to have something richer in flavor and texture. I took Coach Nicoles basic recipe, doubled it and added some whole flax seed, semi-sweet chocolate morsels, peanut butter chips, and butterscotch morsels.

Doubling the recipe from Coach Nicole's original allowed me to use a 9 x 13 pan.

I made the "oat flour" in a blender since we vowed that we would not buy a food processor until our blender quit working. We've been waiting 16 years for that blender to kick the bucket. The blender works just fine - even for grinding rolled oats into "flour".

These are good but when I make them again I will probably do either the peanut butter chips and chocolate or the butterscotch and chocolate. I find the peanut butter and butterscotch too confusing for my tastebuds. The flaxseed is definitely something I will keep in this recipe in the future.

Potatoes O'Brien

My picky eaters love these breakfast potatoes. It's actually easier to cook them starting with fresh ingredients than trying to thaw and then "doctor" frozen potatoes.

veggie omelette

This is a great way to use up extra veggies and work them into breakfast.

Snappy Ice Cream Sundae Open-Face Sandwiches

I discovered this by accident while sitting at my desk enjoying some yogurt with frozen berries. I suddenly remembered a box of ginger thins sitting in my desk drawer.

The frozen berries, freeze the yogurt and give it the consistency of ice cream and when gooped onto the top of a ginger thin and spread around, it tastes like a sugar cone with a little ginger bite.

Love this. I will probably be buying a lot more vanilla Chobani from this point forward.

I'm sure that you could easily turn this into a nice dessert by spreading the yogurt on the cookies first, placing the berries and almond slivers and popping in the freezer to set. Spreading the yogurt thinly could save some calories also.

Pumpkin Trifle

An adaptation of a popular pumpkin trifle recipe for a lactose intolerant diet.

Squash Soup

Low calorie soup that's still very filling

Green Bean Supreme

Traditional Green Bean Casserole for Thanksgiving

Potato Smashers

Potato, cheese and bacon side dish

Oven Roasted Vegetables

The original recipe stopped with potatoes, onion and green pepper. As I started putting this together, I started throwing in all the veggies that I could find in my fridge. It messed up the cooking time, but it is definitely yummy. The key is to cook the hard veggies until they are fork tender without burning the green pepper. So hold that out until near the end.

Greek Style Chicken Pitas

Chicken can be marinated overnight. When we made this we let it marinate for a bit over an hour and it was still delicious.

Rolling Lanes - 3 Egg Denver Omelet w/American Cheese

The cheapest place to get breakfast near our house is the bowling alley. This is a 3 egg omelet similar to what they serve for breakfast. When I go there, I divide it into 3, and take 2/3 of it home.

Sea & Earth Salad

This is a regional Whole Foods Market Recipe that I cannot find the nutritional information for. I love the ginger and red cayenne pepper and the different textures in this salad. I am winging this based on the ingredients list.

Turkey and Veggie Chile (WalkieTalkie)

Slow Cooker Low Calorie Chile. We make 2 crockpots. One with a lot of seasoning and one that is more mild.