Category Archives: Appetizers & Snacks

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

Fat-Free Hummus

I decided to create some hummus today that had no tahini (no fat) and no salt. That means that seasonings had to play center stage. This delicious result is still brimming with Middle Eastern flavors, and it is going to become a staple in our home. We’ll spread it on crackers for a quick bite, on sandwiches instead of mayonnaise, … Read more

Quick Deviled Eggs

Simple, easy, delicious…here’s what I used to eat for lunch when I was still eating eggs, and they only take 15 minutes to make!  Deviled eggs are nutritious and tasty, and although these feature fancy piping, that’s not necessary at all.

Quick Deviled Eggs
Yield: 1 serving

2 eggs
1 tablespoon mayonnaise (you can also use sour cream, aioli, or … Read more

Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Bites

I make a lot of rich mashed cauliflower, and frequently have little bowls of the stuff leftover in the refrigerator. As a result, these tasty little bites sort of made themselves.

Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Bites
Yield: 12 total / 1 serving = 3

2 cups rich mashed cauliflower
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1 green onion, minced… Read more