Sauerkraut & Chocolate Cake with 3 Ingredient (Vegan) Fudgy Frosting; 1/3 less calories & fat, A Trick that is a treat!

Sauerkraut & Chocolate Cake with 3 Ingredient (Vegan) Fudgy Ganache-HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

My version of the Sauerkraut & Chocolate Cake has 1/3 fewer calories and fat than classic recipes. Slathered in dark chocolate (Vegan) Fudgy Frosting, the moisture from sauerkraut ensures a rich cake with no need for extra fat such as butter or oil. Likewise, the tanginess works like sour cream or vinegar would in other cakes to create a depth in flavor. But don’t fear, mincing it well ensures no stringy bites of fermented cabbage. This bewildering dessert will not merely surprise you, but also be an excellent conversation starter at any Halloween party!

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Lemon Bars with Cardamom; Guiltless & Egg-less. 150 calories LESS and 1/2 the sugar of the average bar

Lemon Bars with Cardamom; Guiltless & Eggless. 150 calories less and 1/2 the sugar of the average bar-HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

My Lemon Bars with Cardamom have less than 1/2 the sugar of the average bar. But they still pack in the flavor, tang, and buttery goodness of a shortbread crust. There aren’t any weird “diet” ingredients, and still each comes in at around 237 calories vs the usual nearly 400 per square. Unlike other “low calorie/low sugar” recipes, this bar isn’t the size of your thumbnail in order to keep the calorie count low, and consequently your craving unsatisfied. These are at least 3″x2″, a real portion!

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Cardamom Crème Oatmeal Sandwiches, (Accidentally) Vegan and only 288 Cal each!

Cardamom Crème Oatmeal Sandwiches, (Accidentally) Vegan and only 288 Cal each! HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

These “Accidentally Vegan” sandwiches are a cool, chewy, spiced treat that I guarantee you’ll re-consider sharing after your first bite. Eggless Oatmeal cookies nestle a later of non-dairy crème that rivals any “oreo” filling. However, the true star of this treat is the unique flavor that comes from the tangy, spicy scent of ground cardamom. It is unique and a nice change from the traditional cinnamon or nutmeg that overwhelms us this time of year.

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My Za’atar Recipe, The “Hot Sauce“ of Spice Mixes; Put it on Everything

My Za'atar Recipe, The "Hot Sauce“ of Spice Mixes; Put it on Everything-HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

Good on a bagel with cream cheese, great over avocado toast. Tasty stirred into quinoa, magnificent on my Za’atar Chicken with Tahini Sauce. Sprinkle over roasted or sauteed veggies, or spread over buttered French bread and toast in the oven! This versatile mixture can be made and kept in an airtight container or spice jar for many months. But, trust me when I say it won’t last that long before you eat it all!

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