Avocado toast with za’atar

I ordered this during a work lunch, at Good Dish cafe in the basement of Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Fancy, I know. It inspired me to make my own version. It’s my current snack obession. Too bad it’s not very portable! Ingredients to make your own za’atar blend: 2 TBSP sumac 1 TBSP  dried…

Cocoa energy bites [GF]

This is my own twist on a Scott Jurek recipe, and one of my favorite recipes of all times. It is a little long to make, but well worth the effort! And yes they do look like little goats poop pebbles but do not let that deter you!!! Ingredients: 1/2c cocoa nibs, processed into a…

Simple banana-oats breakfast cookies [GF]

Cookies for breakfast! What could be better? The fact that they’re ready in 20 minutes tops! 2 bananas yield about 19 cookies, at 1 heaping TBSP batter each Ingredients: 2 old bananas – the darker, the better because the sweeter! 1/4c ground flax (I ground 1/4c of whole seeds and it works just fine) 1c…

Energy bites aka healthized Aussie bites [GF]

We are Costco fiends! Ever tried their Aussie bites? A sinful dessert disguised as a healthy snack… But you didn’t fool us, M. Jelinek, ha! Ha! Ha! Here’s a really simple, edited version – more energy, less fat and (way) less  sugar. 10 min to prepare, 12 to bake – All done in less than half an…

Cocoa fudge black bean brownies energy bites [GF]

These are not sweet at all, I like to eat one before a long afternoon run. Ingredients: 1 thumb-size chunk fresh ginger 6 pitted dates 2 TBSP flaxmeal + 5 TBSP water 1x15oz can black beans, rinsed+ drained 1 TBSP coconut oil 2 TBSP avocado (about the half of a small one) 1/4c unsweetened cocoa…

A twist on Momofuku rosemary nuts

There are all sorts of snacks recipes out there, probably as varied as the human taste can go, so pretty varied. I found this one by chance – It was featured in the New York Times ( February 2015, Momofuku Milk Bar Approved Snack);  As usual, I tweaked it and… Voilà 🙂 Yields 4c of herbed nuts, with…

Jalapeño Pão de Queijo, vegan – inspired by Brazilian cheese breads

Robin suggested this gluten-free, dairy recipe. She found it on her friend’s Facebook page  “Wake and bake Mama”. I took the cheese out and added the gluten back. What can I say?! I think dairy is more evil than gluten. But that’s just me. And a few others. May I suggest you add “Forks over knives” to your…