Low-fat baked tofu or tempeh

Moar protein! Moar protein!!! MOARRRRRRR! Well, you’re in luck because I have this super easy way to prepare tofu or tempeh – because let’s face it, these are great way to get some plant-based protein, but they can get super bland (and bitter, in the case of tempeh) . Ingredients: Packaged extra-firm tofu or tempeh…

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 yeah… Pretty varied. The original recipe was featured in the New York Times ( February 2015, Momofuku Milk Bar Approved Snack);  I modified itslightly, mostly to decrease the amount of sugar. Yields 4c of herbed nuts, with about 5…

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…