No Bake Vanilla Cherry Bars

I have been having so much fun this summer exploring the recipes from Alex at Hummusapien.  If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, you are missing out! One of the many things I love about an Aspen summer is spending lots of quality time on my bike.  The wild flowers are amazing this year!  So in order to keep peddling, I need to keep my energy up…


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Pecan Ball Subs

This is a recipe I tested for The China Study cookbook.  I don’t think it made the book but it should have because these little gems are delicious. Pecan Balls are a fantastic substitute for meatballs.  I make a batch and then make spaghetti (either pasta or spaghetti squash) and “meat balls” and then have them in a sub the next night. I like a whole…


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Crazy Cake Recipes (No eggs, milk or butter)

I remember one of my favorite cakes growing up was Crazy Cake.  My mom used to make it and my sisters and I loved it.  This cake was also called Depression Cake or Wacky Cake because it didn’t use eggs, butter or milk.  The other great thing about this cake is that you mix the ingredients right in the pan you are going to bake it in. No mess!! If you…


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Mexican Jicama Salad

This refreshing salad is colorful, crunchy and light, more of what I think of as a warm weather salad.   It is snowy and rainy here in Aspen and I wanted to post a salad that would lift everyone’s spirits and remind  us all that summer REALLY is on the way!  Add a margarita, some guacamole and some chips  and I can most certainly guarantee your outlook…


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Baked Spaghetti with Kale, Mushrooms and Tofu Ricotta

This recipe is another favorite from Alexis Joseph’s food blog Hummusapien.  This whips up in no time and the pasta actually comes out perfectly.  The tofu ricotta is delicious and offers a nice creamy texture to the pasta.  This recipe will become a regular in my house.  It fits all of my criteria, it is fast and easy to put together, delicious and…


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Tofu Salad with Chutney and Raisins

I am featuring this recipe for two reasons, one is that this is a super easy way to make a delicious filling for a sandwich or to top a green salad with and the second reason os  to highlight a mayo product I just love.  The product is called “Just Mayo” by Hampton Creek.  Whenever I have served this to people as a spread or in a recipe like this Tofu…


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Smashed Sweet Potato Burrito

This is one of those recipes from Lindsay Nixon at Happy Herbivore.  It  is super quick to throw together after work if you bake the sweet potato and make the rice earlier in the week.  The rice is not critical to this dish, I leave it out most of the time because you have plenty of starch with the wheat wrap, the beans and the sweet potato but if you…


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Better Than Tuna Salad

This is so good.  I have made this salad for some of my clients and they have really liked it.  It is really fresh tasting and is good either in a wrap, served on greens, or on some whole grain bread with some romaine leaves.  If you want to add a “from the sea” flavor, add some dulse flakes.  If you live in Aspen, you can get them in the spice section…


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Thug Kitchen Vegetable Pad –Thai with Dry-Fried Tofu

Friday night is pizza night at our house.  It is the end of week, I am tiered and would rather not have to think about getting dinner on the table so we do take out pizza, veggie pizza no green peppers on 1/2 because Randy doesn’t like them and no cheese on my 1/2 because I don’t eat cheese. This past Friday we thought we would  break out of our pizza…


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Guilt Free Hot Fudge Sundae

This guilt free hot fudge sundae is such a treat and you don’t feel  guilty because you know it is made with whole foods, not a bunch of chemical laden food like substances. I always have a bag of frozen banana pieces in a bag in the freezer.  Whenever I have some bananas that are looking a little too ripe to eat, I just peel them cut them into slices…


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