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Roasted Fennel Bruschetta

Roasted Fennel Bruschetta

This bruschetta was two years in the making. I say that, because it’s been two whole years of not eating tomatoes. Two whole years of avoiding one of my favorite foods because it gave me miserable migraines, cold sores, and jaw pain to name a few. And then, I was told I could eat anything I wanted again. That whatever had been causing the food sensitivities to appear had disappeared! And while it was the best news ever (seriously, it was), I didn’t quite believe the day had finally come. I was hesitant to try the foods again. I think it took me three whole weeks to work up the...

Sweet Potato Wontons with a Soy Garlic Dipping Sauce

Apparently I was tired of making the same old thing, because last week was chock-full of new recipes. Including this one for sweet potato wontons. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at wontons for a long time. I just couldn’t seem to find a vegetarian version that I wanted to try. {The wrappers were sitting in our fridge for a good two months.} Until I came across one in the reFresh cookbook for sweet potato wontons. These bad boys were kind of incredible. And super fun (and satisfying) to make. I know the recipe looks intimidating, but give it a go. After the first one or two, you’ll be...

Sophisticated Hummus

Apparently The Hubster’s birthday party created an opportunity for me to play in the kitchen. Not that I’m complaining, or anything. I had a grand old time getting everything together. Including this new take on an old favorite. The Hubster’s favorite, that is. It’s got a bit of a sophisticated bite to it, with the addition of white balsamic vinegar. And a bit of character with the peanut butter. Yeah…I ran out of tahini. A happy accident, so to speak. No matter. This is a double batch of awesome, perfect for holiday parties or book clubs. It’s also perfect for Tempeh Sandwiches. And to dip carrots and cucumbers in. And...

Homemade Pita Chips

You might be impressed at the fact that I made my own pita chips for The Hubster’s birthday party. You would probably be less impressed if you knew just how easy it was. Because, really. It was ridiculously easy. So easy, that I’m running out of things to tell you about them. I could go all health coach on you and tell you that making your own pita chips is healthier. That most pita chips sold in the store are laden with enriched flour (read: stripped of the good stuff so they had to add it back in), sodium, and a host of other unpronounceable. But I won’t. I could...

Sweet Potato Balls

Why is it that the very mention of the word balls sends me into a giggle fit reserved for tween girls? And makes me want to find every single inappropriate pun imaginable to use in this post. I could do it, really. But, I’m trying to show some restraint. Mostly because these are seriously nom-worthy. And will make your mouth very very happy. And because they filled with sweet potato goodness. And wrapped in flaxed awesomeness. But also because you get to say you had a mouthful of balls for dinner. Yeah. Restraint is for the weak. But seriously. The Hubster definitely enjoyed these rotund creations. And popped more than...