All posts tagged: Snack

Vegan MoFo: Beet Hummus

I have a thing for beets. There’s just something exciting about the possibility of turning your recipe completely fuschia. The earthy taste is intriguing, too. For today’s Vegan MoFo post, I have incorporated these staining beauties to work their magic in the vegan staple, hummus. The prompt is: “Lunch on the go.” This hummus is inspired by Trader Joe’s all-too-addicting beet hummus (of which I may or may not have eaten the entire container in 2 days…). It is creamy from the tahini and white beans, earthy from the beets, and zingy and sweet from the balsamic vinegar. It’s pure heaven is what it is. I imagine you could make a mighty fine hummus sandwich with this beet hummus, some sprouts, shredded carrots, and sliced cucumber. Or you can just take a small (large?) container of this and bring along your favorite dip-worthy veggies. Or you can fix a salad and put a hearty dollop of this in the center for some staying power. Hummus invites so many quick lunch ideas. Beet Hummus Ingredients 1 …

Vegan MoFo: Chocolate-Chip Corn Muffins

I make vegan baked goods quite often for my coworkers. To answer today’s Vegan MoFo prompt, “Share something vegan (and delicious, duh!) with a non-vegan” I am sharing this recipe for Chocolate-Chip Corn Muffins. I made these muffins a few weeks back and brought them into work for my hungry colleagues to gobble down. They did just that. Not one was left over, and I received many a compliment. Even though I am not vegan, I often veganize my baked goods. I do so largely because I eat dessert every day. Yes, you heard me right. Every. Single. Day. Because of this, I don’t want to be eating mountains of butter, eggs, and refined sugar on a regular basis. I’d much rather eat something made with whole grains, heart-healthy fats, and unrefined sugars. Also, vegan baked goods taste remarkably similar to the traditional (barring, of course, some recipes which require a lot of rising). Pictured above are some of the healthful ingredients used in the muffins: pure vanilla extract, maple syrup, avocado oil, whole-grain spelt …