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Recipes I've Shared:

Molasses, Raisin and Sunflower bread

This is one of those semi-sweet, hearty breads that is great for everything. A little butter and some tea, maybe as part of an open-face sandwich, or toasted with breakfast.

Chicken chard soup

Very simple soup!

Fried Rice a la Husband

Basic fried rice that my husband makes

Apple Chard quiche

Gala apples, Ruby chard and Jarlsberg

Very Good (1 rating)
Sunchoke Hash (Jerusalem Artichokes)

Try this for a different taste!

Kitchen Sink Stew (make your own broth)

No boullion or pre-made broths needed here!

Homemade Pasta

Made by hand, rolled out, passed through a hand press

Perfect Apple Pie

Simple ingredients, the only cheat is the crust. You can make your own crust using a Sparkrecipe but I just thin-out a store bought crust for this one.

Vegetable Frittata

The main thing is to whip eggs with sour cream or plain yogurt. Then pour that over any vegetable/meat mixture and let cook, covered, 20-30 mins. Voila!

Cabbage Filling for Calzones/Buns/Quiche

From the Vegetarian Times (not vegan, but can be easily modified!)
You wanna bring out the food chopper for this one, or else put on a bandana and practice your sweet knife skills! There is a lot of vegetable prep and everything needs to be cut fine.

Veggies (dirt loving)

I chopped these up, seared them in a skillet, and will have half with eggs and the other half with meat!

MTC French Toast

This is adapted from Jillian Michaels' Making The Cut book. She recommends sprouted grain bread, but I couldn't find any. She also uses 3 tsp (1 tbsp) Spelnda but I found that too sweet.

Tangy Pecan-Raisin Muffins with Pomegranate Molasses

I think I will use applesauce instead of milk next time and maybe throw in some white flour for lightness.

Cardamom Walnut Muffins with Rose

The muffins turned out badly (too dense, could be fixed with more beating) so I chunked them up and heat them with milk for a snack or breakfast!

Oh She Glows Itty Bitty Garlic Pumpkin Knots

If you use vegan Parmesan, the whole recipe can be vegan.

Lavender Drop Cookies with Rose icing

Perfect tea cookie (if you have lavender on hand!!) Rosewater can be found in health food stores or Middle Eastern groceries.

Carrot Potato Soup

Quick to whip up with the help of an immersion blender!
No Cholesterol, low fat, barely any calories, tons of Vitamin A & C!!

Pizza Casserole

Meat and Vegetables vary depending on fridge contents :)

fANNEtastic food's Fresh Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Loaf (with walnuts)

Taken from : One bite into this bread and you will swoon. A crisp, slightly sweet crust, crunchy walnuts, and hot, fresh cranberries that explode in your mouth as you bite into them. Oh, and pumpkin. Yes please. Did I mention there’s no butter or oil and that this pumpkin bread is 100% whole wheat?

Baked Oatmeal Vegan

This is a modification of the MANY recipes out there. I like to pour the milk on afterwards, so I just make the whole thing with water and THEN have the milk as a separate ingredient.

Flax Cornbread

This is a delicious bread, but doesn't have the gritty taste of cornbread. You can achieve that by using coarse meal, whole wheat flour, and ground flax in larger amounts. Then you will have a grittier cake. But if you just want something to perfectly complement your chili, THIS IS IT!

Redwall Otter's Hotroot N Shrimp Soup

In honor of Brian Jacques who died February of 2011.

Enjoy on a cold night or when you want to test your strength!


From the Redwall Recipes Book; in honor of Brian Jacques who died February 2011.

This is a "pie" but more like a shepherd's pie than a pastry. Serves four with your day's worth of Vitamin A!

Redwall Oatcakes

From; in honor of Brian Jacques who died February 2011.

This recipe was donated by Rosella Brownstripe

Jess Squirrel (of Redwall)'s Celery with Pine Nuts

From; in honor of Brian Jacques who died February 2011.

This recipe was donated by Bluetip Blackcat. You can contact him at

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

These can be eaten alone, or prepared in my "100 Calorie Whiskey-soaked Car Bomb Cupcakes" recipe with whiskey and baileys. I tried my best to make them low-calorie!

Chickpea (garbanzo) breading for fish

Use this to bread fish! Gluten-free and full of protein!
Alternatively, you can add 1tbsp vegetable oil and 1/4-1/3 cup warm water to create a batter (let stand 30 minutes before using) for fried foods.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

For special occasions and cold mornings, this oatmeal is hearty and packed with good nutrients but it sure is calorie dense!

Jumble Cookies

While preparing to make the Cheery Cherry Cookie for the holidays I realized I didn't have flaxseed or cherries! So I used the base to make JUMBLES!

Cantaloupe Sorbet!

Delightful, delicious, light, rich. I got this from the recipe book for my ice cream maker!

Brownie (secret zucchini!)

The zucchini is so hidden no one knows it's there. You can add more and alter the mix if you like, but these are trick brownies. The zucchini also makes them nutty (without nuts) and moist as well as higher with a cake-texture.

Pure & Creamy Pumpkin Soup

No Broth, a FULL DAY'S Vitamin A, High protein (keeps you full!) and pure vegetable goodness. Not to mention if you have cooked pumpkin on hand, it is sooo fast to make!

Simple baked potatoes

The best way to bake a potato so it turns out fluffy with crisp skin is to scrub it thoroughly, oil it up (coconut oil is recommended for health but I only ever use olive) and then HEAVILY salt it. I recommend sea salt. You will later rub the salt off, so don't worry.

You will let the potatoes steam in their jackets while drawing out moisture through the salt. This results in the puffy texture rather than sogginess caused by wrapping in foil.

Pure Apple Squash Soup

Another of my attempts to make a non-stock soup! Sooo good!

Green Tea Granola

From a Betty Crocker Recipe. This looks pretty tasty!

Costello's Village Vegetarian (mod)

This is on a wrap (instead of multigrain bread) and hold the cheese (both provalone AND muenster!)

Gala & Cinnamon crisps

This is taken from the delightful "Sweet & Crispy Apple Chips* by CHRIS2365
Mine is "sugar free" meaning the only sugars come from the apples.

Mocha-Madness Recovery Shake (Runner's World)

From the Runner's World website, this is a great shake after you exhaust yourself. It is high-calorie and so should be used for high-intensity work outs and not as a snack. The espresso should be caffeinated but doesn't need to be.

Costello's Turkey Wrap

Costello's is a delicious sub shop which bakes all their subs and wraps. They are easily the best sandwich you can get in Chicago (Potbelly's is a red herring).

Coffee Jelly

This is a Japanese dessert that is (wrongly) attributed to America. If you like coffee, iced coffee, or jell-o you will do well to try this!

Moraccan-Spiced Tomato Chicken

Very tasty! The recipe has been tripled for dinner parties but it can be reduced to serve four (the cookbook says it would serve two, but who needs TWO thighs?!)

Limpa Bread

A sweet Swedish bread with hints of anise. Makes 2 loaves.

Costello's Horseradish Roast Beef (approx)

Costellos of Chicago is perhaps the best sandwich joint around. Go there!

Chai Latte Cake

Pretty good cake, I do say! Be careful with spices, if they are fresh ground use less.

Gnocchi, smooth

These are some gnocchi my friend made.

No Fail Meringues

Really, you should have an electric mixer or a very strong arm and lots of patience. Also, this can be done with brown sugar.

Parmesan Ice Cream

Well, it is NOT sweet but it should be tasty!

Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

I'm not a vegan, but this is DELICIOUS!!

Eggplant Stove Bake

This has a tasty spice to it and a nice cream from the yogurt

Cabbage Pizza

Happy St. Paddy's!

Very Good (1 rating)
Indian Ice Cream

This is a make at home ice cream that is TASTY and relatively easy

Pasta Fagioli

Classic Italian Pasta Fagioli, this is vegetarian and creamy and very filling!


The best ragu' comes from two different meats, however it also makes it less healthy so only do this every so often!!

Old Fashioned Pumpernickel bread

I am giving this recipe a shot, when it is solid I will back it up and let you know!

Recipe Collections I've Shared:

To be determined...
For recipes that need further examination so that I may become a better sparker! These include my own where I am trying to perfect the recipe, or that of others which sound tasty (but I will probably modify!)
For Brian Jacques, an inspiration and a lovely writer (and friend to vegetarians!) Though I have taken ALL of these recipes from SOMEWHERE I try to cite them when I can. When I re-read the books perhaps I shall plagiarize less?
Fast Food in the Kitchen
Sometimes the craving hits and you realize "I need bad food. NEED IT!" Well, let's make some bad stuff good :)
MTC Breakfasts
MTC Lunch
MTC Snack
MTC DInner