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Baked Low Fat Whole Wheat Chocolate-Glazed Vegan Doughnuts Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

If you follow me on twitter, you already know all about these donuts (and have the recipe). In case you missed it, here is the story: June 5th was National Doughnut Day. Upon learning this, I promised my twitter friends I'd make a recipe we could enjoy guilt-free (a.k.a whole wheat, fat-free and vegan!). I found this recipe but Scott & Jim (my best friend) were in the mood for something chocolately, so I had to get a little creative.

The guys really liked these doughnuts. I felt they could be a little more chocolately, so I added the optional chips in the ingredients list. On the downside, you do need a doughnut pan to make these darlings, but the pans are fairly inexpensive and in addition to making doughnuts, the pan can also be used to bake bagels as well. 

Glazed Donut

 

Recipe:Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

Description

Baked, glazed and chocolately but without the fat from deep-frying.

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F. In a small bowl, whisk 1 cup non-dairy milk, lemon juice, 3 tbsp maple, light brown sugar & 1-2 tsp vanilla together until foamy and bubbly. In a large bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, baking soda and chocolate chips (crushed). Pour wet into dry and use a spatula to combine. Spoon into a greased 6-donut pan. Bake 15 minutes. Meanwhile, make icing by whisking the last ingredients together (confectioners sugar, 1 tbsp maple, 1 tsp vanilla and 1-2 tbsp non-dairy milk). Submerge cooked, but cool, doughnuts into icing and let glaze drip off. Transfer to wire wrack for drying.

Vegan Chili Cheese Chorizo au Gratin Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

My fridge and pantry were both looking pretty bare the other night. All I had was 1 yam, 1 small potato, a leek, left over vegan chorizo, soy milk, flour and my usual spices and condiments. I decided to throw it all together with the cheese sauce I use to make my soy-free mac n' cheese. You know, sometimes an empty fridge is a blessing. I still can't get over how tasty this dish came out. I was worried Scott would think it was a hot brown mess but he turned to me and said "OMG Babe, this is AWESOME!" Word. I feel silly posting the recipe but more or less wanted to post this (even if it is a hot mess) to remind us all that even when we feel like we have nothing in the house to eat, we can still make a great, healthy vegan meal using pantry and fridge staples, a few veggies and a little imagination. Eating up dry goods is also a great way to save money and it keeps the stock piling at bay. I think I need to do more pantry challenges!

hot mess

For this meal, I added 1 cup of crumbled vegan chorizo, 1 tbsp chili powder and 1 tsp cinnamon to the soy-free mac n' cheese sauce and then smothered the potatoes and leek with it au gratin style (an onion would have also worked). I baked it in a square casserole dish for about 40 minutes (until the potatoes were fork tender).

Recipe:Soy-Free Mac n' Cheese

Description

A quick and easy vegan mac n' cheese that doesn't use tofu -- or fat! Miso can have soy in it, so be careful when selecting your miso if you have an allergy or dietary need (chickpea miso is soy-free!).

Ingredients

Instructions

Cook pasta according to directions, immediately drain, rinse with cold water and set aside. Whisk all remaining ingredients together in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a near boil and turn heat down to low. Stirring occassionally, allow the sauce to thicken up. Combine with macaroni, stirring to coat. Garnish with smoked paprika if desired.

Fat-Free Hummus Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

I find myself spreading hummus on everything, it's my universal condiment. I also like to use it as a dip for my raw veggies when I need a quick and filling snack. Store bought hummus is usually vegan but too high in fat for me to consider buying it. Tahini (a paste made from sesame seeds) and olive oil are commonly used to make hummus but I find if I omit them, while adding in delicious spices, the hummus is just as tasty but much healthier. Here is my basic recipe. Try adding in jalapeno, roasted red pepper, olives or any other ingredients for a fun, new variation to the classic version. 

HUMMUS

Recipe:Hummus

Description

A light and airy hummus with no added fat. Plain soy yogurt may be substituted for the fat-free vegan mayo.

Ingredients

Instructions

Blend until smooth and creamy. Add additional water or mayo if necessary and salt to taste. Try mixing in jalapenos, roasted red peppers or other ingredients to give the basic recipe a little flare.