Category Archives: Appetizers & Snacks

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

Guacamole

Sometimes all I eat for lunch is a half-avocado’s worth of guacamole on whole wheat toast. True story!

Guacamole
Yield: 2 servings

2 Haas avocados, scooped out of shell and mashed (Haas are the creamiest)
Celtic sea salt and freshly-ground pepper, to taste

tablespoon sugarless salsa
1/2 teaspoon onion powder /or/ microplaned onion (depends on how bright you like Read more

Cauliflower “Hummus”

Foregoing the usual garbanzo beans, this cauliflower version of hummus uses all the traditional seasonings to bring cauliflower’s neutral taste up to Middle Eastern standards.

Cauliflower “Hummus”

1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
4 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons Celtic sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
5 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
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Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

These stuffed mushrooms are both delicious and filling. They make a lovely supper, accompanied by a hearty salad and brown rice risotto.

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Serves 2

2 portobello large mushrooms, stems removed
1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
3 ounces frozen, chopped organic spinach, thawed and well-drained
1 cup (or less) leftover mashed potatoes

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Rosemary Cashews

There are dozens of recipes on the ‘Net for these cashews. I tasted these for the first time at a friend’s home and was immediately inspired to make a vegan version. Fair warning: these are completely addictive…make a lot and watch them disappear.

Rosemary Cashews

1 pound raw cashews
1 teaspoon organic olive oil
2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
½ … Read more