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Pecan Sandies

December 24, 2015 All Year

pecan sandies (2)

A nostalgic favorite of mine, these Pecan Sandies were made by Wildflour Community Bakery in Ann Arbor. They have whole wheat pastry flour, vanilla, butter, maple syrup and pecans. They are good as a Christmas cookie or anytime.

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Vegetarian Mushroom ‘Bacon’

September 12, 2015 All Year

shiitake bacon

Mushroom ‘bacon’ made with portobellos or shiitakes.

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Cocoa Cherry Energy Bars

June 28, 2015 All Year

cocoa cherry energy bars

Quick chocolate cherry energy bars for the road or trail.

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Maple Candied Pecans, the Oven Method

June 15, 2015 All Year

maple candied pecans on parchment

Pecans roasted in the oven with maple sugar, salt and demerara sugar.

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Raspberry Liqueur Whipped Cream

April 9, 2015 All Year

whipped cream with raspberry liqueur

A quick raspberry-sweetened whipped cream.

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Artichoke Roasted Hazelnut Dip

March 28, 2015 All Year

roasted hazelnut artichoke dip

This artichoke roasted hazelnut dip is inspired by one of the homemade spreads at Purple Cafe. I had the pleasure of dining there last week with my family when two of my boys’ spring breaks coincided for one brief but lovely weekend. I split the batch and made half with

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Vegetarian Onion Gravy

December 25, 2014 All Year

vegetarian gravy

Vegetarian onion gravy made with caramelized onions and a bit of miso.

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Smokey Baked Yellow Eye Beans with Bourbon

August 10, 2014 All Year

vegetarian baked beans

Vegetarian baked beans that are smokey and flavorful.

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Hummus with Roasted Red Peppers, Sesame Seeds and Homemade Chickpeas

May 11, 2014 All Year

roasted red pepper hummus and sliced cucumbers

Hummus with roasted red peppers, homemade chickpeas, and whole hulled white sesame seeds.

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Easy Vegan Chocolate Pudding or Frosting

April 15, 2014 All Year

chocolate avocado banana pudding (1)

This works and it’s very easy. It’s a relatively low-sugar vegan pudding or frosting made with just a few ingredients: avocado, banana, dark chocolate, and vanilla extract.

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