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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Easy Za’atar Chicken with Tahini Sauce, Experience Middle Eastern Flavor, 37g of protein

Easy Za'atar Chicken with Tahini Sauce, Experience Middle Eastern Flavor, 37g protein- HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

This easy to make, flavorful meal will surprise you at your first bite.Although it may not look too special, the tanginess from the Za’atar (pronounced Zah-tar) combined with a little kick from the Aleppo Pepper is unique and refreshing. Using boneless chicken breasts, halved and pounded thin, makes this a super quick weeknight meal that will very quickly become part of your regular dinner rotation.

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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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How to Make Stabilized Whipped Cream, A Surprisingly Simple Method to Crème Chantilly

How to Make Stabilized Whipped Cream, A Surprisingly Simple Method to Crème Chantilly-HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

My method for Stabilized Whipped Cream couldn’t be easier to master for someone who has never worked with gelatin or even made whipped cream. It’s a great method/recipe to have in your repertoire as a versatile medium for different flavorings. It can be used to top cakes & cupcakes, be folded into pastry cream to make “Crème Diplomat” or as in my house…to be eaten with a spoon. (I know, I know. Moderation is everything. But sometimes I just can’t control myself.)

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