Easy Vegetarian (Make Ahead) Chickpea Tikka Masala

Easy (Make Ahead) Chickpea Tikka MasalaEasy Vegetarian (Make Ahead) Chickpea Tikka Masala- DoesXrayIDoFood.com

Although I love these creamy warm chickpeas on a cold day like today, they are also perfect on hot summer days wrapped up in naan with a cold glass of iced chai tea as well. The tomato base, spiced up with ginger, serrano chilies, and a plethora of spices will have you licking the bottom of the pan! (Just be sure to first let it cool.)

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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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(Vegetarian) Restaurant-Level Chocolate Mousse; 5 ingredients & 190 calories. UNCOMPLICATED.

(Vegetarian) Restaurant-Level Chocolate Mousse; 5 ingredients & 190 calories. HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

The bitterness from deep, dark chocolate is enhanced by a touch of nutty Kahlua liqueur creating a smooth and romantic final course to a special meal. Top these little (Vegetarian) Restaurant-Level Chocolate Mousse; 5 ingredients & 190 calories. HeDoesXrayIDoFood.comjarred treats with fresh strawberries, raspberries, or perfumy cherries (if in season). Or, if you are up for a life changing experience, spoon a few ambrosial Italian Amarena Cherries along with a swirl of the syrup they swim in for a truly decadent touch. Go ahead, you deserve it!

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