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I've made beanballs before but had forgotten about the recipe until I was reorganizng my pantry and noticed I had an insane amount of kidney beans on hand. 

vcon beanballs

I omitted the oil called for in the recipe and baked my beanballs on a cookie sheet instead of frying them in oil. I also omitted the soy sauce and used a mock beef boullion cube instead for the "beefy" flavoring. The beanballs were good (especially once swimming in tomato-basil marinara ...

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This dish really is the best of two worlds. It's a little bit like a quiche but has a pie-slash-cornbread feel about it too. It's also an effortless dish which makes it a great weeknight meal! 

zucchini pie


Makes 6 servings (Per serving, no cheese) 168 calories, 1g fat, 34 carbs, 10g protein, 4g fiber 

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Remember when I made plain tofu ice cream? Well now I've made strawberry tofu ice cream! 

strawberry icecream

For this strawberry ice cream, I followed the basic tofu ice cream recipe, but reduced the pure maple syrup to 1/4 cup and added 18 frozen strawberries. I also realized the trick to thick and creamy low fat ice cream is letting the motor completely run, for a full 25-30 minutes, until the ice cream is so thick its no-longer moving around ...

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If you are looking for something to serve on Fat Tuesday... look no further! I present to you the pitifully easy (but oh-so-tasty) Cajun Chickpea Cakes. Before I get to the recipe, I have a confession. I've wanted to make chickpea cakes since they were featured on Top Chef (I'm rooting for Carla btw). I had googled a little and was daunted by the recipes I found... everything was exceptionally "egg" heavy and while I know vital wheat ...

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So these babies are whole wheat (vegan of course) and the only fat in them comes from the cocoa and chips! They are so frickin' amazing you will wonder how you've lived without them. Honestly! The best part? They freeze like rockstars and reheat to utter perfection... but you know you'll make a batch, burn your mouths off eating them straight out of the oven... and then accidentally forget to freeze any for later. At least, that's ...

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