The best way to spread cheer during the holidays is…. You guessed it! CUPCAKESSSS. And tons of it.
But what’s better than receiving or eating cupcakes all by yourself? Giving them out, of course. I baked a few dozen cupcakes for our local Sheriff’s office, there goes my good deed for the year 😉

Hope this season brings you tons of cheers and joy xoxo

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Herbed Tofu Cakes!

 

I’ve made it a custom to eat scrambled tofu for breakfast. After a while, it became vanilla to me. I was looking for something more flavorful than salt and peppered “eggs”

I came across this recipe, and I must say it taste as amazing as it looks. It did NOT disappoint at all. Quick and easy too!

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WITHOUT FURTHER A DO:

-ADAPTED FROM BHG.COM-

Herbed Tofu Cakes

ingredients
1 16 ounce package firm tofu (fresh bean curd), drained
1 large carrot, finely shredded (2/3 cup)
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons snipped fresh mint
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons canola oil (I used coconut oil)
1/2 of a cucumber, chopped
1/2 of a mango, seeded, peeled, and chopped
1 recipe Dipping Sauce, recipe below
Fresh mint (optional)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. In large bowl mash tofu with a fork. Add carrot, green onions, cilantro, mint, garlic, flour, and 2 tablespoons of the soy sauce; stir to combine.
2. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Tightly pack some of the tofu mixture into a 1/4-cup metal measuring cup. Unmold into the hot skillet by tapping measuring cup in bottom of skillet. Repeat to make 5 patties. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until browned and heated through. Remove to a baking sheet; keep warm in oven while cooking remaining 5 patties.
3. To serve, top tofu cakes with cucumber and mango. Serve with mint and Dipping Sauce. Makes 10 appetizers.
Dipping Sauce
ingredients
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
directions
1. Stir together soy sauce, rice vinegar, and chili garlic sauce.
nutrition facts (Herbed Tofu Cakes)
Servings Per Recipe 10, cal. (kcal) 91, Fat, total (g) 4, chol. (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 0, carb. (g) 9, Monosaturated fat (g) 2, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 3, pro. (g) 5, vit. A (IU) 1701, vit. C (mg) 7, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 20, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 393, Potassium (mg) 187, calcium (mg) 40, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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HEALTH FRIES!


A healthy alternative to those unhealthy fries most of us seem to enjoy. Unless you enjoy the extra fat..
I mean, after all, this is… ‘MURICA!

ADAPTED  FROM YOUNGANDRAW.COM

“Just like fries” Delicata Squash Rings

Seasoned Delicata Squash Ring Fries

Seasoned Delicata Squash Ring Fries

Ingredients:


2 delicata squash (or more if you like)
Few pinches of Garlic Powder
Few pinches of Paprika
1 tbsp. Coconut Oil
Instructions: Cut off the ends, hollow out the seeds and slice into rings and bake for 30-45 minutes on 350. If you want crispy like “chips” then slice the rings thinner. At the end drizzle organic coconut oil, a sprinkle of himalayan salt, paprika and garlic powder.