Category Archives: Appetizers & Snacks


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

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
1/4 … Read more

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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DJ’s Hazelnut-Parmesan Crackers

I was at a party last night, and ended up eating little pieces from the cheese board with my fingers, which really didn’t work very well. I remembered seeing this recipe on DJ Foodie’s blog, and tried making them this afternoon. Eureka! Next time I go to a party (or host one), I’ll make some of these tasty little … Read more

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