Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Artichokes and Brownies

Sorry about the lapse in posts. I've been letting my "To Do" list overwhelm me. My new, more realistic goal is to post once a week and share anything new in my low-fat vegan world. I'm not promising it will always be exciting - but maybe it will be enough to spur you on to some of your own great ideas...

Steamed Artichokes with Soy Sauce and Wasabi

Upon trying to think of WHAT to dip my artichokes in that was not a gazillion grams of fat - and wasn't just plain old barfy fat free salad dressing (no offense you lovers of this) I came up with just plain old soy sauce mixed with wasabi. (think sushi). I have been craving them about every other day since! It's SO delicious - as I think soy sauce has buttery undertones and tastes rich at times. Maybe I'm just too deprived. And on a side note, I called my mom to tell her - and she had JUST thought of that herself the night before!! (Crazy!) I get my genius from my mom, what can I say.

No-Pudge Fudge Brownies with Better'n Peanut Butter

Sometimes there are sweet cravings that no cup of chamomile tea or piece of fruit will conquer. These brownies are not vegan (they contain egg whites) but I look the other way. I'm not a fanatic. And I AM SO EXCITED about this peanut butter I found at Trader Joe's. It is only 20% fat compared to 75% in regular. I make a single serving (2 TBS. brownie mix + 1 TBS. Applesauce) microwave it for 45 sec. And I only add about 2 teaspoons of the peanut butter (but you can have 1 TBS. for 50 calories) That makes this dessert 170 calories!! Nothing to feel guilty about.

Have a great week!!


steph said...

YEAH! Your back! I love both of those ideas. I make those brownies but never thought of the peanut butter. What a delicious idea. And I want to make the artichokes tonight.

nelly girl said...

You never cease to amaze me with your ideas. :) Thank you for sharing!


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