I purchased Happy Herbivore's first fat-free vegan e-cookbook months ago. But I kept forgetting to make anything from it when grocery list time came around. I'd been eyeing the recipe for fat-free corn dogs since day one, and since I had spare Smart Dogs lying around tonight, I went for it.
Here's a not-so-flattering photo of Happy Herbivore's Corn Doggies:
Don't let my bad battering skills prevent you from trying this recipe. It was difficult getting the corn meal/flour mixture to stick to the dogs, but I'm sure with practice (and patience ... which I did not have because I was hungry!), it gets easier.
I couldn't tell these puppies were fat free AT ALL! The dogs are baked, not fried. And most vegan hot dogs are naturally fat free. Since I've gone vegan, I've not been shy about frying things since I figure I need the extra fat grams that I used to get from dairy. But HH is opening my eyes to the potential of lower fat foods. If all her recipes are this good, I could start eating a little better ... well, unless there are green tomatoes or okra to be fried. ;-)
On the side, I roasted some sweet potatoes with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and paprika.
I cooked them for about 25 minutes on 450 degrees. So good! I have like a million pound box of sweet taters for the winter (thanks to my Mama and Granny for hooking me up).
I also attempted to re-create some Citrus Spinach I sampled at DeJavu Vegetarian Restaurant, a local vegan soul food joint, this past weekend:
I got pretty close to the original with this. I sauteed garlic in a small amount of safflower oil, then added baby spinach, the juice of a half a lemon, and a few drops of Jamaican hot sauce. Yum!
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