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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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Apricot Almond Chia Energy Bars

April 2, 2014 All Year

almond apricot chia treats- bars, balls, and cookies

I’ve been wanting to get this recipe up on Fit and Fed for a while, finally it’s here! I’ve made these apricot almond bars several times for friends and family and they’ve been well liked. Tangy apricots blend with sweet dates, ground almonds, chia seeds, and warming cinnamon and cardamon, while a touch of almond [...]

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Salad with Toasted Sunflower Seeds, Avocado, and Cotswold Double Gloucester Cheese

January 23, 2014 All Year

salad with cubed Cotswold cheese, sunflower seeds, avocado, and salad greens

An easy salad making use of my new find, Cotswold Double Gloucester cheese, plus avocados and toasted sunflower seeds.

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Dal-Inspired Red Lentil Soup

January 18, 2014 All Year

dal-inspired red lentil soup

This spicy lentil soup straddles the difference between American lentil soup and Indian dal.

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Avocado Dressing #TheSaladBar

August 17, 2013 All Year

a bowl of avocado dressing

Salad dressing made with avocado, cilantro, scallions, and a jalapeno.

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Pistachio Macadamia Nut Butter

June 29, 2013 All Year

macadamia pistachio nut butter from Fit and Fed, shown with Mary's Gone Crackers

An easy to make homemade nut butter using macadamia nuts and pistachios.

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Trader Joe’s Kale Waldorf Salad

May 1, 2013 All Year

a home copy of Trader Joe's Kale Waldorf salad

A Kale Waldorf salad with Honey Yogurt dressing inspired by Trader Joe’s.

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Non-Dairy Yogurt Honey Dressing

April 30, 2013 All Year

non-dairy yogurt honey dressing (1)

A honey yogurt dressing made with non-dairy yogurt (coconut milk yogurt or almond milk yogurt).

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Greek Yogurt Honey Dressing

April 30, 2013 All Year

greek yogurt honey salad dressing

An honey yogurt dressing made with Greek yogurt, basil, shallot, Dijon mustard, celery seed, and honey.

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Brown Rice Onigiri

April 21, 2013 All Year

brown rice onigiri

Brown rice onigiri, the perfect snack for a picnic under the cherry trees.

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Pasta Puttanesca

April 20, 2013 All Year

pasta puttanesca with raisins, olives, and pine nuts on a square dinner plate

A vegan version of this quick entree that you can make from the cupboard.

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Coconut Chia Pudding

March 3, 2013 All Year

coconut chia pudding

A very easy coconut chia pudding dessert.

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Dark Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Banana with Cocoa Nibs

February 17, 2013 All Year

dark chocolate covered banana with cocoa nibs

Frozen banana popsicles with dark chocolate and cocoa nibs.

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Potato Enchiladas Verdes

January 2, 2013 All Year

baking pan of potatoes enchiladas verde on a green kitchen towel

Enchiladas with yellow potato, queso fresco, sour cream, and salsa verde, an economical, well-loved family recipe.

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Poppyseed Dressing (silken tofu-based)

December 15, 2012 All Year

waldorf salad with silken tofu poppyseed dresssing

A quick and easy non-dairy poppyseed dressing made with silken tofu.

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Cocoa Cherry Cobbler

November 5, 2012 All Year

cherry chocolate cobbler shown in a baking dish with serving spoon

A cherry cobbler with cocoa in the topping for that classic combination of cherries and chocolate. Make it gluten free or not, your choice.

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Brunost!

September 30, 2012 All Year

brunost with jam

The Norwegian specialty cheese brunost is the cheese equivalent of dulce de leche– golden brown, caramelized, and creamy. It is to regular cheese as Nutella is to peanut butter. Here’s where to get it and how to best enjoy it.

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Tempeh Sloppy Joes

September 28, 2012 All Year

tempeh Sloppy Joe on a plate with cucumber

Fast, cheap, healthy, and liked by my kids– tempeh Sloppy Joes were a real staple for me when I had young children. Here’s how to make them with tempeh, an onion, a red pepper, and tomato sauce.

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Silken Tofu Mayonnaise

September 7, 2012 All Year

small jar of homemade silken tofu mayonnaise shown next to a butter knife

A simple, quick recipe for homemade tofu-based mayonnaise. Protein-rich, light and low-cal.

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Date Sweetened No Oil No Sugar Granola

August 21, 2012 All Year

oil free sugar free granola

Try this oil and sugar free healthy granola sweetened with dates and full of lots of healthy, omega 3 rich ingredients like flaxseed, hemp hearts, and walnuts.

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Summer Chickpea Salad with Apricots

August 4, 2012 All Year

chickpea apricot salad

This garbanzo salad, good anytime with dried apricots, gets a midsummer upgrade here with chopped, fresh apricots. The chickpeas are mixed with Italian parsley and other herbs, kalamata olives, and extra virgin olive oil.

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Walnut Butter

July 23, 2012 All Year

walnut butter

How to make homemade walnut butter with a Vitamix.

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Vegan Berry Crisp

July 17, 2012 All Year

raspberry blueberry crumble

A vegan berry crisp (or crumble) with an especially good topping made with a blend of powdered and granulated unrefined sugar. Also uses chopped walnuts, coconut oil, and either gluten-free baking mix or regular flour.

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Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

June 29, 2012 All Year

gluten free pizza crust

Tips for making a crispy pizza crust using Pamela’s Gluten-Free Bread Mix and extra virgin olive oil. How to work with the delicate gluten-free dough and keep it from breaking apart.

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Kristi’s Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

June 23, 2012 All Year

blueberry oatmeal muffins (1)

Starting with a blueberry-rich, partially whole wheat blueberry oatmeal muffin recipe, I made a slightly healthier version with coconut palm sugar, macadamia nut oil, and white whole wheat flour.

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Food Processor Pizza Dough with White Whole Wheat Flour

June 21, 2012 All Year

white whole wheat pizza dough

Pizza dough can be made in a food processor more quickly and easily than by hand or with a stand mixer. This recipe uses white and white whole wheat flour in a 50-50 mixture, along with extra virgin olive oil, water, and salt.

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Saffron Rice with Mango and Macadamia

June 19, 2012 All Year

saffron mango macadamia rice

Saffron flavors the rice and gives it a beautiful yellow color that goes nicely with the yellow-orange mangos, while the macadamia nuts add richness and a little texture.

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Hummus made with Sesame Seeds and Homemade Chickpeas

June 12, 2012 All Year

hummus in bowl

This hummus recipe is at least a little different from the many others out there, using fresh homemade chickpeas and whole sesame seeds blended with lemon juice and a few other ingredients to make a tahini sauce to blend with the chickpeas.

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Pineapple Young Coconut Smoothie

June 11, 2012 All Year

pineapple coconut smoothie (1)

Fresh, tropical, and way lighter than a pina colada, this pineapple coconut water smoothie has lots of potassium and is perfect for recharging after a workout. Try it in its simplest, lightest version or add a little coconut milk or young coconut meat for added creaminess.

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Asian-Style Carrot and Cabbage Slaw

May 4, 2012 All Year

Asian style slaw (7)

Serve this Asian-style carrot and cabbage slaw as a garnish, dish out a big salad bowl of it, or top it with tofu or another protein. The lime juice, sesame oil, tamari, ginger and rice vinegar add plenty of flavor.

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Gingered Carrot Raisin and Fresh Pineapple Salad

April 30, 2012 All Year

carrot raisin pineapple salad

A few things make this simple carrot raisin salad particularly good. Fresh pineapple. Fresh grated ginger. And no mayonnaise, no dressing at all.

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Chocolate Orange Jalapeno Sorbet

April 23, 2012 All Year

chocolate orange jalapeno sorbet

Recipe for chocolate orange jalapeno (or habanero) sorbet using cocoa, coconut palm sugar, orange juice and peel, and one jalapeno or habanero pepper. A fairly healthy dessert.

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Banana Coconut Sorbet

April 20, 2012 All Year

coconut banana sorbet on brown rice pudding square- vert

A light, simple, easy to make banana coconut sorbet. Several preparation methods are included: with a high speed blender, with an ice cream maker, or with a regular blender and no ice cream maker.

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Grilled Pineapple, Banana and Mango

April 19, 2012 All Year

grilled pineapple mango and banana with plate and fork

What can a vegetarian grill? This simple, healthy fruit dessert of grilled pineapple, mango, and banana.

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Black Bean Tostada with Avocados, Tomatoes, and Mango Salsa

April 18, 2012 All Year

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Black bean, avocado, and mango salsa tortillas to satisfy the whole family. Made with corn tortillas and homemade black beans cooked with cilantro, onion, and garlic (canned beans will also work) and topped with a layer of tomatoes and Ataulfo or champagne mango salsa.

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Asian-Style Almond Cilantro Sesame Dressing for Stir-Fry, Noodles, or Salad

April 14, 2012 All Year

stirfry with baked ginger garlic tofu and almond cilantro sauce

An indulgent Asian-style dressing that’s creamy with almond butter, gingered, hot, sweet and sour, and cilantro-flavored all at once. Works on noodles, in a stir-fry, or on a chopped cabbage salad.

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

March 31, 2012 All Year

roasted cauliflower soup with arugula pistou

Roasted cauliflower and garlic, thyme, and homemade vegetable stock make a comforting and nourishing soup.

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Festival Blend Smoothie

March 27, 2012 All Year

wawona festival blend smoothie

A quick mix of mango, papaya, pineapple, and strawberry, plus soy (or other) milk.

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Homemade Almond Butter

March 24, 2012 All Year

homemade almond butter

How to make almond butter in a Vitamix– troubleshooting, avoiding overheating. Should you make almond butter in your blender or food processor, or will it kill the motor?

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Crispy Panko Tofu Triangles

March 9, 2012 All Year

panko breaded tofu triangles (2)

Baked, not fried, these panko breaded tofu nuggets have a crunchy coating and meaty center like a breaded chicken wing.

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Pineapple Mango Smoothie

March 8, 2012 All Year

pineapple mango smoothie (3)

This tropics-inspired winner features frozen pineapple tidbits and frozen mango chunks from Trader Joe’s, with unsweetened almond soy milk and a spoonful of Thai Kitchen coconut milk.

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Broccoli with Creamy Lemon Herb Sauce (silken tofu-based)

March 5, 2012 All Year

broccoli with creamy lemon herb sauce (1)

Broccoli with a creamy, lemony sauce that’s also healthy– it’s silken tofu based.

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Young Coconut Smoothie

March 2, 2012 All Year

whole young coconut (1)

Learn how to prepare a young coconut and make a naturally sweet and creamy smoothie from the clear coconut water and soft coconut meat within.

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Vegetable Stock

February 24, 2012 All Year

ingredients for vegetable stock

A base of this richly flavorful stock makes vegetarian soup, stew, or stuffing shine. It’s made with carrots, celery, leeks, onions, parsley, thyme, potato peels, garlic cloves, bay leaves and peppercorns.

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Chipotle Dip (silken tofu-based)

February 22, 2012 All Year

chipotle dipping sauce  with silken soft tofu

Dead simple, nutritious, and good. Make this silken tofu-based chipotle dip the next time you need a good dip for raw veggies or fries, or want something different spread on your sandwich.

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Vegan Red Kidney Bean Chili

February 19, 2012 All Year

Vegan Kidney Bean Chili (2)

Vegetarian red kidney bean chili, tomato-rich and full of hearty spices. Make the moderately spicy version or add a few jalapeno peppers and a pinch of cayenne to fire up the true heat-lovers.

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Roasted Red Pepper Aoli (silken tofu-based)

February 17, 2012 All Year

roasted red pepper aoli

Fast, good, nutritious, and very low calorie- it’s hard to beat this silken-tofu based roasted red pepper aoli dip. Make some for your next party for dipping raw veggies, or use it with sweet potato fries or in a sandwich or burger.

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Banana Mango Smoothie

January 27, 2012 All Year

banana mango smoothie (2)

This banana mango smoothie balances sweet banana perfectly with tart mango. Done in five minutes using three ingredients. frozen mango chunks, one medium-ripe banana, and unsweetened almond or soy milk.

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Maple Candied Pecans

January 25, 2012 All Year

maple candied pecans

Sweet and maple-y with a touch of salt, these maple candied pecans will be ready to top your salad or dessert with less than five minutes work. This recipe has three ingredients and no added oil.

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Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing

January 9, 2012 All Year

carrot miso dressing (1)

I love the bright color and gingery snap of this carrot-ginger-miso dressing.

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