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Recipes I've Shared:

Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cream-Cheese Frosting

These cupcakes are great for fall brunches or as a treat to go along with coffee. Best of all, pumpkin is a power food, rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, fiber and manganese. Also, the cake (not frosting) can easily be made vegan by substituting almond milk for the buttermilk. The cream cheese frosting recipe is adapted from Eater’s Choice Low-Fat Cookbook by Ron Goor (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999).

Orange Cardamom Cupcakes With Orange Yogurt Icing

When I first came across this recipe, I could not believe that these ingredients could create a cake-like consistency. I was wrong. The cake is fluffy and light, and I cannot wait to try it with other citrus fruits. In this recipe, oranges provide vitamin C and antioxidants. Each egg provides approximately 5.5 grams of protein, adding substance to the cake. Lastly, almonds are high in vitamin E and magnesium, acting to lower cholesterol. This cupcake is gluten-free and adapted from one by New York Times food writer Martha Rose Shulman. The oranges can be prepared the day before and refrigerated overnight.

Stuffed Chile Rellenos

More than just your regular chile rellano ~ stuffed also with onion tomato and zucchini! Delish!

Potato Dill Sauce - makes 3 cups/ 9 servings

Broccoli, chard, brussel sprouts and the like take very kindly to the sauce

Khoshaf bil Mishmish (Macerated Apricots and Nuts)

This simple, fragrant dessert (pronounced kho-SHAF beel mish-Mish), with macerated--rather than cooked--dried fruit, is a Syrian speciality of the Muslim month Ramadan, when it's eaten to break the daily fast. Rose water is the distilled essence of rose petals, a distinguishing flavor of Middle Eastern puddings and pastries (as is orange blossom water).

Roasted Veggies, Caramelized UR2

Delightful veggies tossed in a slight bit of olive oil, roasted till almost caramelized in the oven. Use fresh herbs if poss.

Peanut butter cup, vegan

I miss eating Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Now I make this healthier version and they are way better. In fact, I think they are the most ridiculously delicious things in the entire world. Look for graham crackers that are naturally sweetened or low in sugar (Health Valley makes a good one).

Saleetah .5 cup per serving

A cinnamon and anise flavored treat that is delicious, made with wheat berries. A half cup serving has 17 g of protein, and 341 cal. It can be made ahead and waiting for you in the morning

Deviled Egg, MY tomato & herbs

use tomato, fresh thyme, fresh marjoram, horseradish, and greek yogurt!

Incredible! (1 rating)
Ful Medammes

A eastern African dish

Great with fresh favas from the garden, but canned is good too.

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Fool Medemmas - Fava Beans

Favas bring a happy belly with good protein and using this east African style it is easy to have an extra meal waiting there for you in the fridge!

Healthy refried beans

A nice Easy do ahead and make extra protein side.
Try it in corn tortillas with some veggies on top and salsa for a fast meal.

If you want great Easy homemade beans without salt. Just soak dry beans overnight and then cook 8-10 hours in a slow cooker on low!! Make a lot and freeze in 1.75c batches to be the same amount as a can.

Lentil Chili

Good for your iron, protein and and Low on fat!

Hummus - old fashioned.

I wanted good hummus, not store bought with all the sodium. Do yourself a favor buy dry beans, soak them overnight. Then boil them till tender without salt. It isn't hard, and So much better than canned beans.

Hot Seafood Sandwich

Crab and Shrimp served hot in a sauce over an english muffin

Tuna Salad A Go Go

Tuna salad on romaine lettuce

Corn tomato salsa

This is a salsa focused on the herbs. If you like you can add more tomato and/or corn. If you are very lucky, you are able to pull everything out of your garden. :)

Sqaush Casserole

Summer and the squash is coming FAST! Here is a tasty way to serve squash as a main course, before you go out to the garden and pick 5 more summer squash.

White Sauce

Béchamel Sauce for pasta EASY

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