Tag Archives: healthy appetizers

Coconut Creamed Greens

Coconut Creamed Greens | She Paused 4 Thought

This is not your typical southern greens recipe, nor is it served in your typical style. A recipe this unique deserves its own serving portion. Even someone who doesn’t like slightly bitter greens will be pleasantly surprised by this tropical twist on a southern classic. Where did I find such a recipe? From MasterChef’s Season One Winner.

Imagine if you could take a Southern Great Grandma’s culinary mantle, add a healthy dose of mother’s wisdom, and fold in the culinary curiosity of a young girl, then put them all in a kitchen, you’d find yourself with Whitney Miller. She is a marvel at creating traditional favorites with a contemporary spin.

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Spicy Persimmon Salsa

Persimmon Salsa | She Paused 4 Thought

It is that time of year here in Southern California when persimmons are falling off trees like manna from heaven. One of my favorite ways to eat a divine Fuyu persimmon is fresh.

The Fuyu persimmon is quite hard to describe, as it is sweet like a date, crunchy like an apple, with just the slightest hint of pumpkin. There are two major varieties – Fuyu and Hachiya. This recipe is for Fuyu only; to learn about the different varieties, click here. Continue reading

Flaxseed Cracker a.k.a. PMS Cracker

Flaxseed Crackers | She Paused 4 Thought

I discovered this recipe while on a quest to entertain for friends who are gluten-free, sugar-free & dairy-free. I was delighted to see my non-special needs guests gobbling down these crackers too, not knowing they were supposed to be anything other than tasty.

Fabulous Flax

Flaxseeds have been called the new wonder food as well as one of the most powerful plant foods on earth. Why all the fuss over this ancient seed? Continue reading

Cashew Nut Cheese

Cashew Nut Cheese | She Paused 4 ThoughtNow that the holidays are over and we look towards the New Year I want to get back on track with healthy recipes. I became quite fond of dips and chips over the holidays and wanted to continue the celebration spirit with healthy food. The Super Bowl is shortly upon us and it occurred to me that it would be nice to have something tasty we could enjoy eating that we could also feel good about.

This cashew recipe fit the bill. I originally made this for a party where I wanted an alternative to my homemade Truffle Salt Ricotta for my dairy-free friends. Continue reading