chickpea crepes

This recipe is for those of you who would love to eat a stack of pancakes but don’t want all the calories, gluten, and carbs that go with it.  These Chickpea Crepes are light, airy and delicious.  And they’re made with whole chickpeas – not just chickpea flour, so these crepes are chockful of  protein and fiber. View full post »

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MISSISSIPPI CAVIAR Happy New Year everyone!!  Welcome 2015!! So I’m going to start the new year off by making a confession.  I have never…ever….had Black eyed peas before.  Folks in the south will serve Black eyed peas on New Year’s Day to represent good luck.   I’d be curious to know how that got started. Why Black eyed peas?  Why not chickpeas?  Will Google that when I’m finished here.  My cousin Allen sent me his recipe for Mississippi Caviar last year and I didn’t get around to making it then – but I was sure going to make it this year.  I’ve adapted it somewhat, but only because I didn’t have a few of the ingredients on hand and I didn’t feel like driving to the store. View full post »

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  • January 4, 2015 - 6:01 pm

    Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) - Black Eyed Peas for NY Day is a tradition I still execute from my childhood. This version is much less fattening than what I usually do, bacon, onion …. Happy New Year to you.ReplyCancel

PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas!  It came and went in a blink, no?  I’ve never been one to take the time to decorate Christmas cookies.  Not sure if it’s the fact that I don’t really like decorated cookies with all the powdered sugar and dye….or if it’s that I just don’t really have the patience for it…or if maybe it’s that I’m just not that talented. Maybe it’s a bit of all of the above.   View full post »

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Low Fat Artichoke Dip

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is …grazing food.  I love the dips and chips and cheese and crackers and nuts….and…well, you get the idea.  Christmas Eve we typically have a fire crackling in the fireplace, Christmas carols playing softly in the background, the tree is lit up…well, like a Christmas tree should be….and the most impressive spread of …. .dips and chips and cheese and crackers and nuts is displayed on the coffee table.   This Low Fat Artichoke Dip is a favorite of mine.  It’s made with Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt in lieu of sour cream and/or mayo.  Greek Yogurt is a great source of protein, calcium, potassium, vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and riboflavin, so you can enjoy this heart-friendly dip without any guilt and without having to spend any extra time at the gym. View full post »

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RASPBERRY ALMOND SCONES These rustic Raspberry Almond Scones are light, delicate, barely sweet and very buttery.   And I’ve tossed in a handful of ground almonds to the mix – so they’re a bit flakier than your standard scone.  I love a raspberry-almond combo as with this incredible RASPBERRY TART with a ground almond crust or these RASPBERRY ALMOND MUFFINS, so I went with that combo here as well, but you could easily switch things up to your liking and use walnuts or hazelnuts in lieu of almonds.    And if you’re the type who really loves a robust almond flavor – then by all means, add a drop or two of almond extract to your mixture. View full post »

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