Cauliflower and Broccoli Tots – with Indian Style Spices

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This recipe is adapted from my book, The Low Cholesterol Cookbook and Action Plan. If you are cooking for picky eaters or kids, give the original recipe in the book a try.  For more flavor, try either this version, which is amped up with Indian-style spices, or my Cauliflower and Broccoli Tots – Italian Style version.

Whichever spice profile fits you, these ‘tots’ are a great way to feel like you’re eating a starch but really, you’re snacking or side-dishing on heart-healthy veggies.

Two notes:

  • Unseasoned, Whole Wheat Breadcrumbs can be hard to find,

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Cauliflower and Broccoli Tots – Italian Style

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This recipe is adapted from my book, The Low Cholesterol Cookbook and Action Plan. If you are cooking for picky eaters or kids, give the original recipe in the book a try.  For more flavor, try either this version, which is amped up with Italian-style spices, or my Cauliflower and Broccoli Tots – with Indian Style Spices version.

Whichever spice profile fits you, these ‘tots’ are a great way to feel like you’re eating a starch but really, you’re snacking or side-dishing on heart-healthy veggies.

Two notes:

  • Unseasoned, Whole Wheat Breadcrumbs can be hard to find,

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Roasted Eggplant, Garlic & Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

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I created this recipe by literally trailing the caterer at an engagement party many years ago on Block Island! She was nice enough to dictate how she made it as she rounded the room, and I scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin, then adjusted it over time.

It’s a fantastic heart-healthy crudite—and since the recipe was created by a caterer, it’s even easier to prepare (no chopping!) than the equally delicious Roasted Eggplant Spread. Several of my friends have asked for this recipe and I love that it involves virtually NO chopping/dicing.

Also…I despise sun-dried Tomatoes so I was surprised that I loved this recipe;

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Roasted Eggplant Spread

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Serve up this heart-healthy appetizer as a crudite at your next dinner party. It’s delicious and easy – and when I made it last night, I got many requests for the recipe.  Thanks to Dana White for yet another recipe winner. My version uses a lot more garlic (you roast it so you can really up the garlic ante for depth of flavor without garlic aftertaste) and also more lemon juice.

For a no-chopping roasted eggplant dip, try my Going Lo-Co Roasted Eggplant, Garlic and Sundried Tomato Dip.

Pair it with Blistered Shishito Peppers and round out with whole grain chips and Green Sauce and/or Fresh Sauce (aka Salsa) and you can easily present a whole array of delectable,

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Flourless Chocolate-Walnut Cookies

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Flourless Chocolate-Walnut Cookies are easy to bake (and I do not enjoy baking!), delicious, chocolate-y and have very little saturated fat. Adapted from acclaimed pastry chef Francois Payard, this half-batch recipes delivers a tasty lo-co dessert or treat.

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Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Gluten Free and low in Saturated Fat, this is a 1/2 batch version of the well-known recipe by acclaimed pastry chef Francois Payard. Original recipe is available epicurious as well as other sites. 

Calories: 55 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4
    cups
    chopped walnuts
    toasted lightly
  • 1 1/2
    cups
    confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4
    cup
    plus 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8
    teaspoon
    salt
  • 2
    egg whites
  • 1 1/2
    teaspoons
    vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

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