Snacks & Appetizers

  • Kohlrabi, Cabbage, and Nectarine Slaw

    My last post talked about a vegetable called Kohlrabi.  Since I am finding it at the local Farmer’s Market each week, I have been inspired to get creative and try new recipes with it.  This week I bought some green and purple kohlrabi (they come in both colors) and I used them to make a […]

  • Homemade Turkey Apple Sausage Patties

    I like to have some meaty protein in the mornings between when I have breakfast and lunch.  This mid-morning snack helps me get through the first half of the day without feeling completely famished!  Since processed meats like bacon and sausages are usually very salty and can be expensive if you buy the good quality […]

  • carrot fries Carrot Fries

    A few days ago, I wrote a post about carrots and how to make them into carrot ribbons (like flat noodles).  This recipe tells you how to take the carrot ‘middles’ that are left after making ribbons and use them to make fries.  They are sweet, colorful, and yummy!  Super easy, kid friendly, and work […]

  • gluten-free-vegan-latkes Veggie Latkes

    This recipe came to life around Hanukkah because I didn’t want our latkes to be all potato.  I tried a few different versions of these little veggie latkes, and this recipe was the one that everyone agreed tasted the best.  I remember my brother telling me one version that had lots of beet shreds and […]

  • Cashew Cream Cheese Spread

    Since I wrote a post a few days ago about the wonder of cashews, I thought I would post my recipe for cashew cream – a.k.a. ‘cream cheese spread’.  I am not sure if other people feel this way, but when I think of cream, I think of something different than spreadable cheese.  So, when […]

  • gluten-free-vegan-protein-balls Chocolate Protein Balls

    Have you tried Hemp?  A year or two ago, a friend told me to try Hemp Hearts for added protein and I finally gave in and gave it a whirl.  It was not what I expected, probably because I didn’t know what to really expect – taste wise.  However, it did give me an idea […]

  • Purple Daikon “Chips”

    Sometimes, I just really want a snack that feels like junk food but isn’t really junk.  Do you know what I mean?  I have tried buying chips at the store, but most of them are expensive, give me a bellyache, are too greasy, or just don’t seem worth the fat.  I do love Hardbite’s Carrot […]

  • gluten-free-vegan-muffin-easy Millet Corn Muffins

    Both corn and millet are gluten free grains that can be used for a variety of recipes.  My Millet-Corn Muffins are a quick and easy option for breakfasts, snacks, or desserts.  I sometimes have them for breakfast with a side of turkey bacon or a little yogurt.  Other times, they really hit the spot as […]

  • gluten-free-vegan-easy-apple-dessert Quick and Easy Apple Turnovers

    Even though fall is almost over, I am still enjoying the fall food flavors as much as I can. Apples are a big time favorite in our house, so I am always looking for new ways to eat them. This apple turnover recipe is quick and easy. Instead of using dough or other traditional ingredients […]

  • vegan-artichoke-dip-allergen-free Vegan Artichoke Dip

    Have you ever gone to a party where the host/hostess was serving artichoke dip?  It is creamy, rich, and totally an indulgence!  It is definitely on my list of things that I used to gravitate towards at parties before I developed food allergies and changed my diet.  I felt the same way about chocolate chip […]