Foodie Corner

Foodie Corner


Black Bean Beet Brownies

February 10, 2014
Black Bean Beet Brownies

Recipe courtesy of The Vegan Pact. 2 1/2 cups black beans 1 1/2 cups pitted dates, chopped 1/2 cup beet puree 1/2 cup pureed fruit or jam 1/2 cup raw cacao powder 1/2 cup carob powder 1/2 cup brown rice flour 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips 1 tbsp pure vanilla Preheat oven to 350
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Raw Blueberry Coconut Pie

February 10, 2014
Raw Blueberry Coconut Pie

Recipe courtesy of The Vegan Pact. CRUST 2 cups raw organic almonds 1 cup chopped dates, soaked for 1 hour 1 tsp coconut oil 1/2 tsp cinnamon FILLING 5 cups organic blueberries 2 bananas 1/2 cup shredded coconut 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup Ground walnuts for topping Pulse almonds in a food processor
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Spinach and Walnut Spaghetti Squash

February 10, 2014
Spinach & Walnut Spaghetti Squash

Recipe courtesy of The Vegan Pact. 1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeds removed 4 cups baby spinach 2 leeks, sliced 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts 1 cup chopped dried cranberries ¼ cup pure maple syrup 4 cloves garlic, minced 3 tbsp, plus 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp organic brown sugar 1 tsp
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White Bean, Cranberry and Kale Stuffed Sweet Potato

February 10, 2014
White Bean, Cranberry & Kale Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of The Vegan Pact. 6 sweet potatoes 1 bunch green kale, torn into pieces 1 1/2 cups cannellini or great northern beans 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup chopped dried cranberries 1 shallot, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cayenne pepper minced 2 tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 tsp dried rosemary Sea
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Sweet Beet Heart Risotto

February 10, 2014
Vegan Risotto

Recipe from The Vegan Pact. 2 3/4 cups vegetable broth 2 cups fruity or red wine (sangria or pinot noir are good) 4 medium beets, scrubbed and sliced 1 cup organic Arborio rice 1 cup shredded Daiya cheese (optional-makes it alot creamier though!) 1 yellow onion, chopped 1/2 cup chopped organic walnuts 4 cloves
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Guacamole for the Game

January 31, 2014
Guacamole for SUper Bowl SUnday

Super Bowl Sunday is loaded with lots of excitement, emotion, and if you’ve ever been to a Super Bowl party…calories. First you pile on the snack and finger foods, and then comes halftime…and it’s time to pile on the main course of the day. Once that’s done, you head over to a groaning board
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Turkey Meatballs and Kale Pesto

January 31, 2014
Kale Pesto healthy dishes January Foodie Corner

Kale has definitely become the green of the month–well, the year really. And while eating it may seem like you are caving in to the food trends, this hearty green is actually very good for you. It’s packed with health-promoting sulfur compounds, and it has been found to have the greatest antioxidant capacity of all
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Skinny Kitchen Chicken and Veggies Stir-Fry

January 15, 2014
Skinny Kitchen Stir Fry

The New Year brings with it many opportunities for starting over, doing better, and feeling better. Eating better is one great way to accomplish that. This Stir Fry from Nancy Fox and Skinny Kitchen is loaded with vegetables and chicken…and flavor. Precooking the chicken breast will save you time, and make the prep go
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Peppermint Shortbread Bars

December 23, 2013
Peppermint Shortbread Bars

One can never have too many Christmas Cookies in their repertoire.  And one can never have too many Christmas Cookies that use Peppermint Candy in their repertoire! Risa Nye submitted this Peppermint Shortbread recipe…and if you hurry, you can whip some up just in time for Santa’s visit.         Peppermint Shortbread Bars
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Butternut Squash, White Bean & Kale Stew

December 23, 2013
Butternut Squash, White Bean & Kale Stew

Whether it’s cold and rainy, cold and snowy or just gray and breezy where you are, a bowl of comforting Butternut Squash, White Bean & Kale Stew would really hit the spot. It’s loaded with veggies and beans…and it’s vegan!  Lisa Kelly submitted this recipe.  It’s hearty enough to serve as a main course
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Gluten-Free Chewy Chocolate Cookies

December 18, 2013
Foodie Corner Cookies

    The holiday season is so very much a Cookie season and there’s no reason why those who are gluten-free can’t revel in the cookie-eating fun as well. These Gluten-Free Chocolate Cookies, studded with white chocolate chips, were submitted by Marissa Rosenberg from her Gluten-Free blog, Sugar & Spice. Gluten-Free Chewy Chocolate Cookies 2
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Spritz Cookies

December 14, 2013
Grandma's Briefs Spritz Christmas Cookies

Spritz Cookies are also known as Swedish Butter Cookies. They have a nice crisp texture (because of the butter), and a wonderful buttery flavor (because of the butter). The dough is formed into beautiful shapes with the use of a Cookie Press (but it is very soft so check the special directions down below). One
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Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

December 12, 2013
chocolate chips and peppermint candy

This is the time of year when Cookie Exchanges abound, and you would be hard-pressed to find an exchange that doesn’t have at least one peppermint-spiked cookie. Our friend (and BA50 contributor), Maryanne Reed, has provided us with a delicious treat that takes the classic American chocolate chip cookie and pumps up the holiday
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Skinny Kitchen Holiday Sugar Cookies

December 9, 2013
Low-Fat Sugar Cookies

In our minds, the holiday season doesn’t really begin until the first batch of Sugar Cookies is in the oven. These, from Nancy Fox and Skinny Kitchen, are classic…with one twist…they’ve been “skinnified.” (So an extra one or two won’t break the calorie bank.) Nancy says, “What makes these cookies skinny is using a
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“Starbucks” Cranberry Bliss Bars

December 4, 2013
Anne Parris

Knockoffs of name-brand handbags and clothing are never quite as good as the originals. And trying to re-create a “name-brand” recipe on your own often results in something that isn’t quite perfect either. But when Anne Parris came up with a “knockoff” of Starbucks seasonal favorite, the Cranberry Bliss Bar, she not only nailed
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Black & White Cookies

December 3, 2013
Black & White Cookies

      Kicking off our month of Cookies is a delicious treat that’s really two cookies in one. The recipe from our Pinterest board is from averiecooks.com (and ohsoyummy.com). It combines Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip and Dark Chocolate Dark Brown Sugar cookie doughs into a black and white “blob” of decadence. (Yes, that’s
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Apple Pie Baked in an Apple

November 26, 2013
Apple Pie Baked in an Apple

If you’re stressed about all the eating that will be going on during the Thanksgiving eating marathon, these adorable little apple pies might just assuage some of your angst. Renata from Testado, Provado e Aprovado! has baked these sweet pies inside the apple, using only a top crust (and it looks like a flower!). Simple,
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This Turkey and Gravy Kugel Has A State Secret

November 23, 2013
This Turkey and Gravy Kugel Has A State Secret

This article, by Elaine Corn, first appeared on zesterdaily.com. The once-in-a-lifetime mashup of the all-American holiday of Thanksgiving with the second night of the eight-night Jewish holiday of Hanukkah brings us to Thanksgivukkah. So, what’s to eat? Sweet potato latkes? Too obvious. Pumpkin-spiced sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts)? Too weird. With Thanksgiving leftovers lasting well into
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Sting Ray® Bloody Mary Chili

November 22, 2013
Sting Ray Bloody Mary Chili

All that prepping for Thanksgiving can leave a person feeling wilted by the time the big day rolls around.  And we bet thinking about what to serve for dinner on Thanksgiving Eve can very nearly put you over the edge unless the dish is something easy, quick and hearty. Sting Ray® Bloody Mary Chili fills the bill in
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Eating Seasonally– Roasted Squash, Kale and Shiitakes

November 20, 2013
Eating Seasonally– Roasted Squash, Kale and Shiitakes

Nancy Lowell is a wonderful writer whose blog is Chef’s Last Diet.  Combining kale and shiitake mushrooms and roasting them together with  squash makes a delicious and colorful fall side dish. It certainly would make a nice addition to your Thanksgiving table as well. Eating seasonally has many benefits, from getting the freshest ingredients,
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