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POTATO SUNCHOKE STUFFED SARDINIAN CULURGIONES

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Makes 6 Servings With 5 Dumplings

607 Calories Per Serving

Culurgiones are traditional ravioli - fat dough parcels traditionally stuffed generously with creamy mashed potato and mint- that are true gifts to us from the island of Sardinia, Italy. Their names refer to the  “little bundles” of joy, and indeed, these chubby immense flavor packed dough pouches are sealed with skill craftsman and patience. These gorgeously pleated little dumplings look like a spike of wheat - a grain that’s been grown in Sardinia for almost 10,000 years-  that shows gratitude + celebration at the end of the wheat harvest..Often they're served on their own with a splash of olive oil, and grated Parmigiano Reggiano or with a simple tomato sauce.. But you know me, I can not have pasta if not loaded with veggies and greens..

BEST PUMPKIN BREAD WITH POACHED PEARS

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Makes 16 Slices

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This is my absolute favorite pumpkin bread recipe, because each slice is incredibly moist, super tasteful and packed with pumpkin pie spices, pureed pumpkin and apple flavors. But wait; the best part is topping.. Cream cheese + peanut butter frosting and juicy ginger poached pears.. I'm telling you, this pumpkin bread is not your grannies bread, something else; you've never tasted before.. Yes, it's that good.. Besides this unbelievable bread, I want to talk with you about my thoughts on 2020 food trends..


OVEN BAKED HOMEMADE SPRING ROLLS

healthy vegan vegetarian low carb Chinese recipe homemade dinner rolls plant based

Make 12 Rolls

129 Calories Per Roll

Chinese spring rolls ( sometimes called egg rolls )are always welcome in my home, either for celebration of Chinese New Year ( because of their shape looks like gold bar, they represent wealth and prosperity ) or any occasions or no occasions at all.. Because simply they are perfect companion with soup, salad or any dipping sauce.. Rolls are amazingly light and almost " shatteringly crisp " especially when wrapped with homemade skin and baked in the oven. 

SWEET AND SOUR CAULIFLOWER TACOS

healthy vegan plantbased vegetarian taco easy recipe low calorie lose weight dinner

Makes 8 Tacos

378 Calories Per Taco

Sit tight guys, today I have big bold flavors + veggie loaded taco recipe for you !! So flavorful and tasty, bite after bite your taste buds are going to spoil with tons of texture and flavors that make you start to dance around the dinner table.. You know it will be a " happy dance ".. All flavor combination is uber good, you won't decide which part of the taco is your favorite one; crispy outside tender inside addictive oven baked sweet and sour cauliflower or homemade white bean hummus or spicy roasted mushrooms + peppers or quick pickled veggies.. All the above..

CRANBERRY ORANGE SCONES

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Makes 15 Scones

273 Calories Per Scones

Late fall / winter when the cranberries fresh in their season and the oranges are at their peak, I love to use this perfect sweet and sour combination - earthy sourness from fresh tart cranberries and the citrusy brightness of the oranges - in any baking recipes.. But no worries if you don’t get the fresh cranberries for some reason dried cranberries work well, too.. 

SAVORY BABY DUTCH PANCAKE

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Makes 4 Servings

242 Calories With Toppings

Dutch baby pancakes are most often served as a sweet treat with fresh berries, apple slices, and powdered sugar; but why we’re limiting this amazing tasty dish to that.. They easily could be savory delicious brunch favorite, lunch side or Sunday supper.. Simplicity of a Dutch baby is just ridiculous.. Simple but sophisticated, earthy but addictive.. 

CHECKER CHOCOLATE CAKE

healthy plant based scratch low carb homemade birthday cake

Makes 10 Servings                                       

417 Calories Per Serving

This gorgeous show stopper cake is made for my husband’s last year birthday.. Although we barely go out for any celebrations –because for us, food is not a reason anymore to go out and socialize, we simply switched restaurant foods with healthy outdoor activities, theaters, concerts or homemade food involved picnics; that way we still enjoy friends company without getting undesirable ingredients -, birthdays are still big deal in our house.. These days are kind a fun challenge times for baking and cooking, because interesting food and cake must served in these special nights.. 

STICKY CHICKPEA MEATBALLS WITH MASHED POTATO PARSLEY ROOT & KALE

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Makes 20 Meatballs, 4 Servings                                       

407 Calories - 5 Meatballs With Sauce

Hey everybody, finally I'm back.. I know you were wondering what's going on here ?? There are no colorful + fun Christmas recipes, no updating for awhile, no news at all.. I apologize for any inconvenience, especially during holiday season.. But besides busying with traveling, baking, packaging during this amazing time of the year, also I'm crazy busy with my website that desperately needs facelift / updating !! 

BAKED HOMEMADE PUMPKIN GNOCCHI WITH TOMATO & SPINACH SAUCE

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Makes 6 Servings                                       

60 Calories Per Serving  

Since we're into pumpkin season, you know how I'm totally obsessed with all the pumpkin recipes.. Pumpkin chickpea curry, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin risotto, pumpkin mac and cheese, pumpkin bread, pumpkin donut... Fall is the season any giving time, I always have a big batch of homemade pumpkin puree on my hand to use for creative weeknight dinners.. Simple ingredients especially homemade pumpkin puree make this gnocchi so delicious, moist and slightly sweet but also healthy.. You can't actually taste the pumpkin- much like you can't taste potato in classic potato gnocchi - , but you know it's there...

GARLIC NAAN BREAD

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Makes 8 Flatbread         

199 Calories Per Naan  

What is comfort food for you ? For me baked goods, homemade pasta, homemade sourdough bread, my granny's cookies and list goes on.. The reason my list is so long, because I grew up in a family where we made everything from scratch.. Everything was tasted out of this world, because, maybe that food has sentimental value and related to childhood + homemade cooking, maybe contents high percentage of carb or maybe made with lots of love + prepared especially just for you.. Like this naan bread; if you've ever tried to buy naan at groceries or restaurants ,you may have notice that is not the same naan when you make it at home from scratch.. 

BEST BAKED PUMPKIN DONUTS WITH MAPLE GLAZING

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Makes 18 Mini Donuts   

159 Calories Per Donut  

Fall is arrived gorgeously here at Midwest, I mean in every way; colorful leaves, crisp but comfortable days, amazing fall produces.. But beyond that, fall is always " rush, rush, rush " season for me, I think for everyone.. It's like a quite, calm period before the baking + cooking extravaganza starts.. I'm already overwhelmed so many fall inspired recipes on my " to make " list right now, and also so many seasonal recipes are waiting to be posted as well.

CHERRY, ALMOND & CHEESE DANISH

Vegetarian Plantbase low carb healthy wholesome vegan gluten free whole 360  easy recipe comfortfood

Makes 16 Slices               

289 Calories Per Slice  

Now close your eyes and think about flaky but not so buttery delicious pastry filled with sweet, sticky, cheesy cherry almond mixture, then glazed lightly with sugar icing.. If that doesn't sound mouth watering for you, what else could it be? Everything about this pastry is decadent and delightful.. Although Danish sound more likely a breakfast treat - especially wonderful for holiday brunches -,but there is no rules saying that you can not serve them anytime whenever you want to spoil yourself with goodies..

PESTO CAULIFLOWER GRIT WITH TOFU TIKKA SKEWER

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 Makes 4 Servings
463 Calories Per Serving

Raise your hand if you want healthy wholesome, veggie - packed, protein loaded, nourishing bowl that has everything you need for daily.. Comfort food made with low carb, low calorie & healthier creamy cauliflower, enriched with pesto and crispy spicy garbanzo beans, than crowned with most delicious tofu + veggie skewer..

GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES

Vegetarian Plantbase low carb healthy wholesome vegan gluten free whole 360  easy recipe comfortfood

Makes 16 Cookies             

166 Calories Per Cookie  

These Snickerdoodles are not your granny's cookies.. They're exactly the same cookies -taste and flavor- as you know but made with a healthy twist.. It's a dangerous territory calling the recipe "the best " or " perfect ", but I'm telling you they are truly the best you'll ever had..

CHILI CORN BREAD PIE

Vegetarian Plantbase low carb healthy wholesome vegan gluten free whole 360  easy recipe comfortfood

Makes 8 Servings                 

524 Calories Per Serving  

When the temperature drops around 50 F degrees, comfort food rules at our home, and you know  that kind of days, there is nothing better than a big bowl of hearth warming chili that has been serving with a side of corn bread.. Unless,  if you can make both at once, pie style.. A big bowl of chili and corn bread bake together in one skillet.. Easy preparing, easy cleaning, yet delicious eating..

SWEET POTATO RED VELVET CAKE WITH SWEET POTATO CASHEW FROSTING

Vegetarian Plantbase low carb healthy wholesome vegan gluten free whole 360  easy recipe comfortfood

Makes 8 Servings                 

375 Calories Per Serving  

This super moist gluten free cake is the perfect treat for fall season.. For me, there is only one way to enjoy occasional indulgence; making unhealthy things a bit healthier.. Like this cake; all the traditional ingredients substitute with good ones; sweet potato, applesauce, almond flour, coconut sugar and just 2 tablespoons of coconut oil ( thanks to sweet potatoes creamy texture and our best friend applesauce to save our fat allowance for something else)..

CAULIFLOWER BAGEL

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Makes 5 Bagels              

 84 Calories Per Bagel

OK, I promise this will be the last cauliflower recipe- for a while- .. But I can not help it, when I see the colorful florets at the farmers market, I have to have them.. Another promise; you will never look at cauliflower same again after this low carb bagel recipe.. Because of cauliflower rice is just a blank canvas, pretty much tasteless; so you'll build up the flavors with whatever you're adding in.. 

CAULIFLOWER RICE & PESTO  CHEESE STUFFED SHELLS

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Makes 6 Servings               

544 Calories Per Serving  

If you are a follower of this blog, then you know I really don't like to use store bought pasta in my recipes. Believe or not this is my first jumbo pasta shell recipe ! For the rainy days, I had this box of jumbo pasta shells sitting on my pantry shelf for a long time, but every time I attempt to use them, other kind of homemade pasta ideas seem better fit for whatever recipe I was creating.. Until now.