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Vegan Fat-Free Whole Wheat Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

If you love my Apple Crisp Muffins, you're in for a real treat with this Blueberry version! I made these on the fly this morning and they were just what I needed on a chilly Fall morning. You can also swap lemon zest for the cinnamon for a sunny blueberry muffin.

vegan blueberry oatmeal muffins

Recipe:Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Description

I love blueberry oatmeal but hate that it's not easily portable. Now it is with these healthy muffins!

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven 350 F. Grease or spray a muffin tin or paper liners if using. In a large bowl, whisk flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices together until well combined. Add applesauce, sugars and maple then stir until almost combined. Add blueberries, stirring until just combined. Spoon into muffin cups 3/4 full. Sprinkle additional oats and brown sugar on top if desired. Bake 18 to 25 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

I met Alicia Silverstone

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: News

As many of you know, thanks to Whole Foods, I was able to attend the Food Network's Wine & Food Festival here in New York City. It was a foodie star-studded event! We saw, among others, Gail Simmons, fellow NYer Rocco DiSpirito and the gorgeously fabulous Alicia Silverstone. Alicia had her very own cooking demonstration (in a viking kitchen! ugh! jealous!) where she talked about the health benefits of a whole foods vegan diet and made recipes from her new book -- out today!! The Kind Diet. Here are a few photos of Alicia cooking: 3998708537_a87c6c53193998711087_51c2aea3933999467038_369ff49af1 They were recording the demonstration so I hope that means it will be playing on the Food Network! Afterward I had the chance to chat with Alicia while she was signing books. Let me just say that Alicia is one of the sweetest, kindest people I have ever met. She glows like you wouldn't believe and is just stunning in person. I couldn't help but remember how much hoopla there was about her fuller figure in the late 1990s when she played Batgirl. Well critics,  look at her now. She's slender, with bright eyes, rosy cheeks and immaculate skin. Living, breathing proof that the diet I swear by works for her too. Alicia said herself that she feels like she is growing younger and I believe she is. 3998718115_fbec3a5ed2 Anyway, I've had a chance to read and make a few recipes from The Kind Diet -- which is released today! Alicia is so gentle and well spoken in this book. With a slow, steady and kind hand she talks to you like a friend, helping you every step of the way. The book is also incredibly informative. She covers everything from the horrors of the meat and dairy industry, to the health benefits of a plant diet, to the earth benefits of eating this way and offering tips and insights only a decade-long veghead could. The Kind Diet is also filled with delicious - healthy! recipes and gorgeous photography. Alicia will also have an interactive website soon to help grow a network of those of us who live this way and I cannot wait to be a part of that!

Vegan Mediterranean Tuna Salad Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

Yes, yes, we all know how much I love my mock tuna recipe. I really need someone to stage an intervention. or something. The one thing that I don't like about my tuno salad, however, is that it runs out faster than I'd like. Result? I decided to add a little this and a little that to make the tuno go farther. I'm quite glad I did because the veggies really do transform this tuna into something wonderful. I tried it initially in a sandwich but have since realized it's heavenly on a bagel or smashed into a lettuce wrap.

Mediterranean "Tuna" Salad

To make Mediterranean Tuno Salad, Add diced zucchini, red and green bell peppers, sliced black olives and diced red onion to my mock tuna salad recipe.

Recipe:Mock Tuna Salad

Description

Who knew mashed up chickpeas could taste just like tuna? It's amazing how this sandwich tastes like the real thing.. except with out the fish, mercury, cholesterol and preservatives... It's the healthiest and tastiest TuNo around!

Ingredients

Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, mash chickpeas with a fork until coarse and no whole beans are left. Alternatively, pulse beans in a food processor a few times -- careful not to puree, and transfer to a mixing bowl. Shred celery with a cheese grater or pulse a few times in a food processor. Transfer to the mixing bowl and add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine. Add more vegan mayo and/or kelp as necessary or desired and black pepper to taste.

Use Nasoya's fat-free vegan mayo or use the fat-free homemade mayo recipe in my cookbook. Many low fat mayo's, such as Trader Joes brand, are also accidentally vegan but not fat-free. Chef's notes: 1 small dill pickle may be shredded or minced and used in place of the relish. You can also add a light squirt of lemon juice for added flavor.