Category Archives: Appetizers & Snacks

Steamed Spring Dumplings

Wikipedia says: “Dumpling is a broad classification for a dish that consists of small pieces of dough, often wrapped around a filling (as in ravioli or wontons).”  I recommend reading the entire Wikipedia article, because every country has its own version, and it’s fun to explore as many as possible!

This version is extremely low-fat, meat-free, and low-sodium. Enjoy!… Read more

Spicy Tahini-Miso Dip

What began as a sauce for a broccoli-stuffed baked potato, has now become a spicy dip for crudités and crackers

Spicy Tahini-Miso Dip
Yield: 2 cups

1 cup chickpeas
1/2 cup tahini (aka sesame seed butter)
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup aged barley miso
2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce (or more!)
Unflavored, unsweetened almond milk

Mash or blend chickpeas … Read more

Baba Ganoush

Smoky, rich, and utterly delicious, Baba Ganoush is an important beginning to many Moroccan meals.
Baba Ganoush
Serves 4

1 medium eggplant
Olive oil
2 large cloves garlic, finely minced
1 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons tahini
Sea salt
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
Pinch of cumin
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or cilantro (for garnish)
Paprika (for garnish)

 

Preheat oven

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Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

After searching fruitlessly for unsalted, baked tortilla chips (i.e., low fat), I decided to make my own. First hurdle was finding a corn tortilla that was low fat; there’s a surprisingly wide range of fat grams in the dang things. So far the winner is Safeway’s Signature White Corn Tortillas, that clock in at 1.5 grams fat and 10mg sodium, … Read more