Recipes- Vegetarian and Vegan

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Apple Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

August 15, 2016
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Serves 10
Prep time
10m
Cook Time
10m

I made these for our apple-themed Back to School Tea you can view here. We loved these and they are so simple and actually- believe it or not- vegan! I used my aunt’s recipe and tweaked it a little. These would also be wonderful for a special breakfast or lunch.

Apple Punch

August 15, 2016
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Serves 12
Prep time
5m

We loved this punch at our apple themed Back to School Tea Party you can view here. But, I would definitely make it again- maybe for Johnny Appleseed Day! It was so good! If you have an aversion to red dye- or you’re serving to kiddos who get especially hyper with red dye, just leave it out. The punch will be a light tan and won’t stain your clothes.

Mediterranean Spaghetti- low carb and vegetarian

August 22, 2016
Serves 5

I make this all the time and have realized that my family actually prefers it vegetarian! It is my husband’s favorite thing I make. You can easily make it gluten free, just be careful that the Boca crumbles are usually not gluten free- so check that out first! You can make this with ground turkey or ground beef.

Ooey-Gooey Veggie Pita

July 25, 2016
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Serves 4
Prep time
5m
Cook Time
15m

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The thing I hate most about ordering vegetarian fare in restaurants is how dry so many items are- particularly pitas. So, I have worked years to perfect this, but the inspiration actually comes from a menu item at Theo’s in St. Augustine called “The Natural”. I have found a way to make this in my home so that I don’t have to spend a half a day in my car driving down to my hometown every week. What I have come up with is different than “The Natural” but it still has the ooey-gooey soul of one of my favorite foods.

There’s a secret in the sauce I will tell you about to make it 4 napkins good!

Pot Pie Popovers

August 2, 2016
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Serves 4
Prep time
15m
Cook Time
30m

I have never been much for potpies, honestly, until my Aunt Mim made me one from scratch one day. It was a turning point for me. I had no idea they could taste so good. My problem, as I tried for years to duplicate her recipe (without any success), is that when I would cut into it, it would turn into soup with a little crust on top. So, one day, I had some crescent rolls left over and I had an epiphany (don’t you love pot pie epiphanies).  Why can’t I make individual pot pies with this? I could use my cute little muffin tin. I know! Brilliant, right?

I made these tonight for my Uncle Bill. He liked them because they were light. I served them with a salad with blue cheese dressing because that’s his favorite. We played UNO afterwards and the game was brutal!

This recipe is vegan if you leave out the chicken! The Potato Leek Soup is surprisingly vegan as is the crescent rolls. You would never think!

Here’s the recipe:

Sugar-free “Ugly” Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan option)

August 22, 2016
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The uglier the cookie, the more delicious! Actually, I am not very good at making cookies pretty, so I kind of made that up.

Since I can’t have much sugar, I have found a way to make scrumptee-umptous cookies with very little sugar! So easy. I like to make only two for each person and then refrigerate the rest of the dough in a baggie. When I get the notion, I bake up a few more.

Sugar-free Strawberry Pie

August 22, 2016
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Serves 6

I know, I know… it’s doesn’t look gorgeous, but it is sooo good! And… it’s very low on sugar. Strawberries are wonderful fruits that are low on the glycemic index. So, I can eat more of them. Which is good, because strawberries are and always have been my very favorite food. I had a doll that gave strawberry scented kisses growing up and my one (and only) bikini was covered in strawberries. You love me more for it, I’m sure.

Sunshine Punch

August 22, 2016
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Serves 12
Prep time
5m

I made this on July 4th and it was a super hit. We were able to leave this out all day and it stayed cool. I covered it in between meals, but everyone still drank it.We played a made up card game and ate chips and crackers with different kind of dips in the afternoons. Basically, we ate all day… it was a good day!