Homemade Crackers Recipe

Simple, easy cracker recipe made with whole wheat flour, sesame seeds. This cracker recipe has only 5 ingredients and tastes very similar to ak-mak brand sesame crackers! Add fennel seed, caraway seed, cumin or celery seeds to customize your healthy homemade crackers

The first time I made my own crackers, my friend Chase came over and saw that I had made my own crackers and he said, “Don’t you know you can just buy crackers?” and every one laughed like it was funny but inside, it really stung and I never got over that. I’m joking. I…

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Rosemary Apricots

Rosemary-honey marinated dried apricots are a unique, delicious and easy addition to a holiday cheese plate!

Just three ingredients to make these chewy, sweet gems that are a marvelous addition to a simple holiday cheese plate. Rosemary apricots are great with soft cheeses like chèvre or brie, as well as strong cheeses like sharp Cheddar and blue cheese. And while the fanciest cheese plates have a few types of cheese and…

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Chipotle-Roasted Artichoke Hearts

Hearty, vegetarian quesadillas filled with pepper jack cheese and chipotle-marinated roasted artichoke hearts. The chipotle roasted artichokes make a great appetizer on their own, too!

I saw something about roasted jarred, marinated artichoke hearts as an appetizer and it gave me the idea to marinate my own damn artichoke hearts and roast them. And then I made quesadillas out of them and then I married the quesadillas and nobody ever saw me again. The End. Just kidding. It’s not over.…

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Chipotle Hummus

Slightly spicy, smoky chipotle hummus recipe with garlic, lime and chipotle en adobo

Like everyone else who came up in the 90s, I have a soft spot in my heart for hummus. Vivid memories of party snack tables spotlighting pita chips and hummus — so exotic! — and beach days with Triscuits dipped in hummus and then blown with sand so that with every bite you could feel…

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Baba Ganoush

Easy baba ganoush recipe - aka creamy, roasted eggplant dip

Chris and I are doing a Whole30 this month. Really, Chris is doing it and I am helping but I also have two trips planned in May and I’m making no promises that I’ll stay Whole30 while I’m away from home. If you’re unfamiliar, Whole30 is like the paleo diet, but possibly even more strict,…

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Healthyish German Chocolate Truffles

Healthy-ish no-cook German Chocolate Truffles are sweetened with only maple syrup and are full of good coconut oil, pecans and cocoa powder

Sweetened with just maple syrup and full of good fats from coconut and pecans, these no-cook German chocolate truffles hit all the spots! And guess what: if you use almonds instead of pecans they become Almond Joy truffles in a cinch. I’m really not sure what else I need to say about these. You’re probably…

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Shrimp and Pesto Stuffed Squash Blossoms

stuffed squash blossoms

When you see squash blossoms show up at your spring and early summer farmers’ markets (pretty much the ONLY place you’ll see them unless you have a garden yourself) grab a bunch and make stuffed squash blossoms as soon as you are able! Often, I just use a soft cheese but we had a few cooked shrimp…

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Avocado Hummus

Avocado hummus! Have you ever heard of such a thing? I hadn’t until I tried some at a farmers’ market a couple weeks ago. Holy jeez. It was delicious, y’all. To make it at home, I adapted my basic hummus recipe (see how to make hummus for more pointers) and the olive oil gets replaced with a large avocado. And…

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Spicy Falafel

spicy falafel recipe

Crispy, spicy falafel make a delicious (and fairly easy-but-also-impressive) vegan lunch or dinner. Or even appetizer! Make them little bite-sized balls for snacking or bigger patties for turning into sandwiches or wraps. The trick to making falafel is to start with soaked but not cooked chickpeas. I know it seems wrong to American sensibilities to eat…

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