Author Archives: Stef

About Stef

A "serious" gal who is trying to remember to lighten up and smile.

We’ve moved. :)

Hi readers! It’s been over a year since I posted to this blog; basically, in 2014 I went vegan, and no longer wanted to support non-vegan recipes (of which there are several in this site). I am proud of the … Continue reading

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Banana Oat “Monster” Cookies

Ingredients: 3 very ripe bananas (the browner, the better) 1/3 cup (90 g) applesauce 2 cups (160 g) oats, uncooked 1/4 cup almond milk* 1/4 cup (40 g) raisins 2 Tblsp (28 g) dark chocolate mini chips 1 tsp vanilla … Continue reading

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Crunchy Chickpeas

Ingredients: 1 15-ounce can chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans) 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon dried paprika Instructions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees (F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chia Pudding

Ingredients: 1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk, chilled* 3 Tablespoons (45 g/1.5 oz) chia seeds 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract 2 Tablespoons (10 g) cocoa powder 1 Tablespoon agave nectar 2 packets Splenda (or other no-calorie sweetener of your choice)* Instructions: … Continue reading

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Sushi-Inspired Seitan Salad

Ingredients: 1/4 cup (1.5 ounces) frozen shelled edamame 1/3 cup (3 ounces) seitan, diced One quarter (1 ounce) of a very ripe avocado, diced 1 teaspoon sweet chili sauce 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce (low-sodium variety if you are watching your … Continue reading

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Baklava

Ingredients: 1 half-pound package of phyllo dough (or half of a pound package) 3.5 cups chopped walnuts, pecans, and/or almonds 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1-and-1/2 sticks melted margarine, divided 1 cup honey 1 cup water 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla … Continue reading

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Mushroom Bean Chili

Ingredients: 1/8 cup (1.5 ounces) diced mushrooms [I used baby portabellas] 1/4 cup low-sugar marinara sauce 1/4 cup (2 ounces) seitan 1/4 cup chili beans 1 Tablespoon low fat sour cream Instructions: Put the mushrooms in a microwave-safe bowl, and … Continue reading

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