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Black Bean Cake with Chocolate Maple Frosting

I can appreciate that my idea of dessert may well be wide of the mark of traditional family fare. But these low fat, high protein and minimal sugar treats are really something to consider if you are trying to eat healthy. Come on! Have you ever heard of a slice […]

Peanutbutter Poppers

My last cookie experiment of the day is a little popper that melts in your mouth but won’t stick to your hips! We make our own peanutbutter from dry roasted peanuts but if you use store bought peanut butter you may want to omit the honey

1 can organic navy beans (drained) ½ cup peanut […]

Peanut Cluster Cookies

Here’s another minimally sweet crunchy treat to help satisfy a cookie craving but without all the fat, calories or guilt!

1½ cups whole wheat flour ½ cup wheat bran 1 tsp baking powder 1 cup peanuts 1 cup water 2 apples (cored and quartered) 2 dates

I like to use whole grain spelt flour in […]

Oats-N-Apple Clusters

I saw a post in my Facebook newsfeed today from a dear friend from high school who pondered her sanity for cutting back on sugar during Halloween and the upcoming holidays and I offered to send her some of my minimal sweet desserts. And while I was hoping for pies or cakes both of which […]

Whole Grain Waffle Recipe

I never seem to make the same waffle or pancake recipe twice. Because I like to use what is on hand and for me cooking is so much more an art than a science. Sometimes I’ll use up the rest of a large container of yogurt, or I’ll put a cup of my […]

Holiday Ideas

My Thanksgiving buffet this year consisted of a homemade Seitain Roast, bread stuffing, “pan” gravy, cranberry-mango sauce, roasted eggplant and red pepper humus lasagna, mashed potatoes, steamed green beans with salted almond slivers, fresh Italian antipasto with marinated mushrooms, mozzarella cheese and veggie ham and turkey slices, and no less than five holiday pies!

It […]

Lemon Chiffon

Still working on my gluten free, high protein line of cakes, I tried a new dessert this weekend for lemon festival fans! This light lemon chiffon uses garbanzo beans as the base which harmonize with the lemon and dates in this dish to make a perfect medly.

Cake:

6 Egg Whites […]

Chocolate Torte Video!

Check out our new video for the Chocolate Raspberry Torte (ok, we didn’t have any raspberries on hand, so we used strawberries and called it Chocolate Berry Torte 😉

Chocolate Raspberry Torte

Ok, in my previous bean cake creations I mention that these low sugar, gluten free natural treats were something to dance about if you had food allergies or other dietary restrictions and could not partake of normal cakes and other decadent desserts. But this new torte changes all that. My new recipe for […]

Gluten Free Banana Cake with Walnut Dream Frosting

I get a lot of people asking me about gluten free cooking. My book, The 30-Day Vegetarian does have many gluten free meal ideas, but when it came to cakes I had been at a loss to replicate the moist and light texture within a whole foods paradigm. That was until I discovered […]