posts tagged "vegetarian snack"
Posted on February 19, 2010
Roasted almonds? Yes, one of my favorite foods and an important part of my eating plan.
What about my family’s eating plan? Well, my husband is one of the main reasons I cook and bake as religiously as I do; he comes from a family of excellent cooks who love to eat. However, recently, he went on a diet (I had no one to critique my desserts!). Then he sent me this email:
“Was thinking you might want to do a post […]
Posted on January 15, 2010
Many of you had questions about Marcona almonds when I posted my recipe for Marcona Almond Mayonnaise, so I thought I would take the time to provide some answers. Here’s the first question from one of my favorite readers:
“Is there a difference in taste or texture between Marcona almonds & regular almonds? I know the Marcona almonds are from Spain so maybe (and hopefully) these are truly raw almonds (they’re not so obsessed with pasteurization in Europe).”
To answer this question […]
Posted on December 24, 2009
I’m slightly addicted to these Vanilla Roasted Walnuts and so is my husband. They have a hint of sweetness and a nice burst of vanilla goodness. On top of that, Walnuts are a great source of Omega-3’s, have a high antioxidant count and are also beneficial for cardiovascular health. So I’m on the walnut bandwagon.
Here’s the recipe for another gluten free, tasty, higher protein holiday snack with nuts.
Vanilla Roasted Walnuts
2 cups walnuts, raw
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
Posted on November 20, 2009
Here’s another recipe for delicious gluten free candied nuts. I love making candied nuts for the holidays. They’re the perfect gluten free dessert, appetizer or snack. And they make a great gift too. The homemade version is much cheaper than store bought, tastes fresher and you know exactly what’s in ‘em!
If you love macadamia nuts, you might like to take a look at the recipe for Ginger Macadamia Brownies in my gluten free cookbook, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. Meanwhile, […]
Posted on November 18, 2009
I love making candied nuts during the holiday season. There’s something very festive about them and they are satisfyingly sweet and filling at the same time. Lately I’ve been on a candied pecans kick. They’re super easy to make and my husband loves them.
You could jazz up this recipe with some spices like cinnamon and cayenne (I think both together would be delicious), however I’ve been enjoying the simplicity of merely sweetening the nuts lately. These nuts make one delicious […]
Posted on July 6, 2009
I was reading our local paper yesterday and saw an article on Rosemary Fig Crackers (glutenoid of course) and decided I had to make my own gluten-free version (or g-free, if you prefer).
These gluten free crackers are super easy to make and delicious as well. My husband gave me the thumbs up on them.
Rosemary Fig Crackers
1½ cups blanched almond flour
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon rosemary, minced
3-4 dried figs, chopped
1 large egg
1 tablespoon olive oil
In a large mixing bowl, […]
Posted on March 31, 2009
These Sesame Cookies are yet another Passover friendly dessert recipe.
I wouldn’t necessarily have thought of making cookies with sesame. Why? Because I am surrounded by several choco-holics and bake primarily to their tastes. Let’s just say that the brownie recipe I posted a few weeks ago is still getting good play around here. My 10 year old son whips up a quick batch of these high-protein brownies almost every weekend.
Thankfully, I received the below a few […]
Posted on January 13, 2009
I recently received this comment from a reader who subscribes to my email feed:
“I’m not interested in non-raw food recipes–as perhaps many others who view your postings. Perhaps you could, to avoid wasting such people’s time, simply note that this is a cooked food recipe, and then people can make an informed choice.”
I laughed upon reading it. Until I realized it was not a joke, it was serious. I thought of unsubscribing the poor fellow, so as not to waste […]
Posted on July 29, 2008
I love apple sauce in any weather. The thought of turning on the oven to make some right now? Or lighting up the stove? In this heat? Not a good one. What to do? Make raw apple sauce. It’s tart, tangy, refreshing and delicious. On top of that, “uncooking” cuts back on energy consumption. It also keeps the house nice and cool –as cool as it can be on these 90 […]
Posted on March 31, 2008
Dark chocolate, dried cranberries and macadamia nut are a good source of clean energy
Coaching my son’s little league team is a hoot. Technically, I am assistant coach. Make that “more than” technically; I am definitely assistant coach. Pete (my friend Blair’s husband) is head coach and he is fantastic. All fun, yet full of discipline and focus. It is so great to see how he hustles twelve little 9 year olds around the field, keeping them […]
Posted on February 29, 2008
Paleo Walnut Crackers are absolutely fantastic with Fig Tapenade. They’re the perfect party food and I serve them both at intimate summer barbecues and large holiday gatherings as an hors d’oeuvre.
This easy gluten-free cracker recipe also makes a great snack for kids. I often give it to my boys after school with slices of raw organic cheddar cheese, or with organic goat cheese (both boys can eat dairy). The great thing about nut crackers is that they’re low-carb and high-protein, […]
Posted on February 28, 2008
Inspiration struck today. As did its friend creativity. The sun was bright for the third day in a row over here in Colorado and my faith in all things good returned. Whatever had a hold of me –seasonal affective disorder, Mercury in retrograde, who knows, who cares –it’s gone! I took a long slow walk and saw the last patches of melting snow, flowers popping up through mud and upon arriving home, I observed sap running down the maples in […]
Posted on February 1, 2008
For the past few months, I have been playing around with power bar recipes. When I’m on the go, I want to grab something that is packed with nutrition, not too sweet and plenty tasty.
I’ve made this power bar recipe a bunch of times now and my taste testers (that would be my husband who is a very direct and rather stringent critic) have given it their official seal of approval (that would be eating an entire tray in two […]
Posted on December 2, 2007
I love the season of late fall, just before the winter solstice. The days get super short –well, I don’t love that. Nevertheless, I enjoy the chill in the air and seeing the mountains covered in snow.
For me, cold weather is merely a great excuse to stay home and bake, and this time of year, I especially like to serve warm homemade applesauce. I peel apples and bake them in the oven. The house smells amazing and when it’s Hanukkah, […]
Posted on October 14, 2007
Dates are an excellent source of energy and rich in B Vitamins.
Stuffed dates are as as sweet as candy, so of course, children like these treats. Adults enjoy the delicate blend of flavors.
1 cup pistachio nuts, shelled
¼ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 pinch celtic sea salt
20 large dates
In a food processor, pulse pistachios, orange juice, orange zest and salt
With a sharp knife, make a slit on one side of each date and remove the pit
Posted on July 5, 2007
Yum. My boys love this dish and somehow, a few simple ingredients thrown together look so elegant and appetizing. This easy snack for two takes mere minutes to make.
Yogurt with Orange and Coconut
2 cups yogurt (I prefer Organic Nancy’s Whole Milk Yogurt)
2 oranges, peeled and sliced
¼ cup coconut flakes
Take out 2 medium bowls and place orange slices in each one
Spoon 1 cup of yogurt over orange slices in each bowl
Sprinkle concoction with coconut flakes
Posted on May 3, 2007
Highly nutritious gluten free crackers go well with guacamole, goat cheese and olive tapenade.
These gluten free crackers made with high protein almond flour and sesame seeds are a wonderfully crunchy Paleo friendly snack. With this quick and easy cracker recipe you can have homemade crackers in mere minutes. These gluten free crackers are also grain free, full of fiber and therefore very satiating.
Every time my friend Patricia, Pilates Diva extraordinary, comes over she walks out of the house with […]
Posted on May 1, 2007
Here’s how to tango with a mango
Mango, a wonderfully rich, sweet treat, full of nutritious prebiotic dietary fiber and antioxidants, is the perfect Paleo dessert.
Here’s how to cut a mango, because as the weather warms, I follow suit and warm weather fruits make their way into my shopping cart. Today I found gorgeous yellow mangos. I bought one and when I arrived home did the mango tango –a dance of slicing this slippery fruit.
How to Slice a Mango
Posted on February 1, 2007
Liberté, Egalité, Crudité
This kid friendly snack is as healthy as it gets. Just don’t tell your children it’s also Paleo/primal fare.
It’s a vegetable revolution! They’re back. Vegetables, that is. They never really left, actually. Sometimes we just forget about them. This quick and easy veggie snack recipe takes about 10 minutes to make. The boys will eat them the moment they walk in the door from school. That bowl is usually empty by dinner.
Easy Veggie Snack
5 stalks celery
1 yellow […]