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cauliflower “hash brown” patties

by Jackie Newgent  |  September 8, 2017  |  2 Comments
I was recently asked by someone with diabetes if I had a lower-carb version of a hash brown patty. I didn’t at that time, but now I do! Here’s the delicious result—-with cauliflower swapped in place of potato. These patties do get nicely browned and a slight bit crisp. (These are not deep fried in order to keep them calorie-friendly; so, don’t expect extra crispiness!) My personal trick: Make these in advance and keep chilled in the refrigerator. Then over the next several days, quickly heat the number of patties that you need. Reheat in a toaster oven … or even a regular toaster! (Hint: For those of you who don’t need to curb calories, these can be reheated and...
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vegan dark chocolate-pumpkin bread

by Jackie Newgent  |  November 22, 2015  |  37 Comments
From Thanksgiving through Christmas, you can usually find me baking up some goodies, watching holiday rom-coms, or hosting parties … or all of the above! So it’s the perfect excuse for me to create a new fresh-from-the-oven treat, like this vegan dark chocolate-pumpkin bread. It’s basically a glammed up pumpkin bread. It’s big on chocolateness. It has a just-right amount of sweetness. And, as a bonus, it’s 100% plant based.
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vegan vanilla chia cupcakes

by Jackie Newgent  |  September 28, 2014  |  0 Comments
I just turned another year older, so I baked cupcakes to celebrate. Birthdays do only come once a year, after all! However,  to make sure the desserty treats were at least a tiny bit better for everyone to enjoy, this cupcake recipe uses whole-wheat pastry flour and chia seeds. It’s free of butter and eggs to please any vegan, too. Now I’m sharing my recipe—with its hint of wholesomeness—for all of you to enjoy. Calories saved: 110 Why it’s better for you? Whole-wheat and chia seeds! Unless you need to be following a gluten-free/wheat-free diet, embrace wheat … it’s full of health protective benefits, including the potential to improve intestinal and metabolic health and lessen chronic inflammation. And chia seeds...
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