Chocolate Tea Cake

Chocolate Tea Cake With Whipped Persimmon.  I made this chocolate cake purposefully small, so it could be a treat, without being high in calories and sugar.  It turned out perfectly–chocolate with a light sweetness, low in carbs and hidden nutrition with yellow squash.  The Urban Dictionary defines Tea Cake as:   ” pastry, bread, or cake traditionally served with afternoon tea, that can be eaten with the fingers.”  By all means, let them eat cake…with their fingers.   Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Vegetable Fritters

Vegetable Fritters With Hot Chili Sauce are perfect for lunch, dinner, snacks, or fancy appetizers.  For kids, you can use a milder peanut sauce and they are great finger foods.  In my experience, fritters have always been fried,  high in fat and short on nutrition.  Now, you can have something crunchy, vegetable level nutritious and not fried. To make sure they were very crunchy,  I baked half of the fritters for 30 minutes in the Cuisinart Convection Oven at 350 for 30 minutes, and half of the fritters in the regular oven at 375 for 30 minutes– the Cuisinart fritters were definitely crisper.  Try them out–everyone will love them and they make great left overs.  Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Sweet Potato Bread With Ginger Tumeric Glaze

I actually put this recipe together backwards.  I found this amazing Nordic Ware loaf pan, with pumpkins and pinecones and all things fall, and had to make bread that would fit the theme.  Hence, Sweet Potato Bread With Ginger Tumeric Glaze.  This bread is perfect for breakfast, snack or holiday spread.  Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Roasted Squash Mushroom Soup

As fall approaches, it is time to think about what recipes will warm you as the weather cools. Yes, it’s time for soup!   Roasted Squash  Mushroom Soup is a hearty, filling, flavorful soup that will warm you, and fill you up. When I was young, my favorite soup was Cream of Mushroom soup, because at that time, some form of milk and mushrooms was called a soup.  Now, soups are sexy again, and fresh vegetables and spices tossed together can really create magic.  In addition to being delicious, this soup is vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Sweet Potato Vegetable Pizza Salad

This is Sweet Potato Vegetable Pizza Salad, a combination of two, great, healthy dishes.  You must try this yummy, vegan, gluten free and dairy free vegetable pizza salad because, seriously,  what could be better than pizza?  Pizza Salad, of course!   Gone are the days of preservative, chemical filled, doughy, gluten, greasy pizza.  Here, by using nutrient rich sweet potatoes, ground flax and garlic, you can create a delicious, nutritious, crust.  Top the crust with all of the colorful vegetables that you have on hand, and serve with your power green salad.  This pizza salad creation has  both goodness and greatness.

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