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Vegetable Corn Cakes II – Gluten-free

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Corn cakes! These are so easy to make and so good to eat. Serve them up with guacamole and beans. 1 3/4 cups corn meal 1/4 cup ground yellow flax seeds in 1/2 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) 1 1/2 cups water 2 carrots, diced in small pieces 2 scallions, chopped vegetable oil or…

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Hummus is Hummus

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Once in a restaurant Israel with my sister, I asked about the hummus, and the server’s reply was “hummus is hummus”. Not true! I don’t like any of the hummus varieties available today in stores loaded with too much salt and often with preservatives. Freshly made is best and simple to do. 2 cups chick…

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Roasted Garlic Smashed Turnips and Potatoes

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Serve our Roasted Garlic Smashed Turnips and Potatoes with our Tempeh in Crosta and Sauteed Chard. 4 lbs organic Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered 1 lb white turnips, peeled and quartered 4 large bulbs of organic garlic 1/2 cup of vegetable stock 1 gallon of boiling water 3 to 4 stalks of organic celery If you…

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Sauteed Chard

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Serve our Sauteed Chard with our Tempeh in Crosta and Roasted Garlic Smashed Turnips and Potatoes. 2 bunches organic rainbow Swiss chard 1 large onion (chopped) 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil salt and pepper to taste Wash and cut the long stems from the Swiss chard and reserve for another use (like…

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Red Pepper Hummus

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I am very picky about my hummus. Ready made hummus available today in most supermarkets has preservatives, and too much salt and oil for my palate. It’s really easy to make hummus at home, it’s less expensive and taste so much better. Using all organic ingredients, a little red bell pepper adds a subtle yet…

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Baba Ganoush

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Light and creamy, this Baba Ganoush is easy to prepare, with only 3 ingredients. It goes perfectly with our REAL Red Pepper Hummus and Cucumber Salad in the REAL Mezze Platter pictured below.     1 eggplant Juice of 1 lime 2 Tablespoons tahini 1. Place the eggplant in a baking dish. Poke a few…

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Millet Maki

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Mix things up a little bit. Variety is the spice of life. Try millet when making maki instead of rice. Maki is typically made with rice, seasoned with sugar and rice vinegar. We season our maki millet filling with apple cider vinegar and agave. 1/2 cup millet 2 cups water 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar…

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Vegetable Quiche

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Here’s a quiche recipe that is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and full of flavor. It can be prepared in advanced and be ready when you are, for your next dinner party or to bring to a pot-luck or picnic. Pie Crust Try our REAL Sunflower Seed Crust or your own pie crust recipe. The Filling 1…

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Kasha and Onions

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When I was very young, my grandfather would ask me in a scratchy voice – “You, ya like kasha?” We didn’t have kasha (buckwheat) very often and when we did, I wasn’t sure what I thought about it. It was different. My grandfather passed away many years ago but I think of him now whenever…

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Baked Potato Pancakes, Latkes: Gluten-Free

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These potato pancakes are light and delicious, with little or no oil at all. They are a great party food for any celebration. Top with our REAL Tofu Sour Cream or REAL Apple Sauce or our REAL Apple Cranberry Raisin Butter (Holiday Butter). Recipe includes 4 varieties: plain potato, potato carrot onion, potato buckwheat and…

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Ginger Beans and Greens with Mango and Tomato

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Fresh ginger is just so good. It is good for you and it wakes up any dish. This recipes uses diced firm tofu for the bean but you can use navy beans or garbanzo beans instead. Dandelion greens are shown in the picture but any dark leafy green would be fine, like kale, collards or…

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Ginger Kale with Scallions

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How do I love Kale? Let me count the ways! I love Kale today with fresh ginger and green onions. 1 bunch Lacinato dinosaur kale 1/2 cup chopped scallions 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced 1 teaspoon olive or sesame oil, just enough to lightly oil the surface of the fry pan water 1. Cut off…

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Red Cabbage Ginger Stir Fry

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One thing nice about cabbage – it is ready when you are. It lasts a lot longer in the refrigerator than most other vegetables. Today was the day for this red cabbage ginger stir fry. There are only 4 ingredients and its full of flavor. 1 medium head of red cabbage (about 5″ diameter) 3…

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Ratatouille Crepes

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RRRRRRRRatatouille! This is one of those dishes that says summer to me. It’s easy to make and delicious served hot or cold. I made a lot of ratatouille when I lived in the south of France. Everyone has there own way to make it, some more complicated than others, too often drenched in olive oil.…

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Stir-Fried Greens

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I love my dark leafy green vegetables prepared in a variety of ways. When I would sauté them I typically used garlic and onions. But I could never make them at home to taste like they do at one of my favorite restaurants, Buddha Bodai in Flushing and Manhattan. The Flushing restaurant recently moved and…

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Corn Cakes, Gluten-Free

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When I interviewed Terry Hope Romero about her cookbook Viva Vegan! I went nuts over her very simple Arepa recipe, a corn tortilla or pancake made with masa harina. But since I live with an Italian, polenta is more of a staple in our house than masa harina. I came up with this recipe using…

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Sautéed Zucchini with Onions, Red Peppers and Tomatoes

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You can roast them, grill them, bake them – anyway you cook them, zucchini with red peppers, onions and tomatoes are perfection! Sauté with herbs and a touch of fennel, serve it with French bread for a rustic simple supper. For a heartier meal, toss it over pasta, brown rice or other whole grain. It’s…

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Vegetable Corn Cakes, Gluten-Free

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Breakfast, brunch or appetizer, try these savory Vegetable Corn Cakes. Top with salsa, guacamole, hot sauce or vegan sour cream. 1/2 cup corn meal (polenta) 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour 1/4 cup ground flax seeds in 1/4 cup water 2 Tablespoons Ener-G Egg Replacer in 1/2 cup water 1 cup frozen…

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Steamed Greens with Vegan Parmesan

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Eat more greens! Steamed greens are so easy and so good for you. They are delicious topped with a vegan parmesan made with walnuts and nutritional yeast. 1 head of kale, about 8-10 leaves or other leafy green, like collards, spinach or chard 1/4 cup walnuts 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1) Prepare a pot of…

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Buckwheat Noodles in Peanut Sauce

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As an appetizer or main dish, cook up your favorite noodles and toss with this easy, creamy sauce. It’s too good. 2 tablespoons peanut butter – almond butter or sesame tahini can be used instead of peanut butter 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1 tablespoon mellow white miso paste 1/4 water for the sauce 4 ounces…

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REAL Favorite: Grandma’s Vegan Chopped “Liver”

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Grandma’s Vegan Chopped LiverPâté aux haricots verts à la Lois – or – Grandma’s Vegan Chopped Liver. The tradition continues. My grandmother used to make chopped liver with plenty of schmaltz (chicken fat) and everyone in the family loved it. My mom continues the tradition and makes her version for all the family holidays. Only…

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Verdura Mista Al Forno (Oven Baked Mixed Vegetables)

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Oven baking is the healthiest and most delicious way to make French fries. Even better is to add some veggies in with the potatoes. And Kids love them. 4 large russet potatoes (sweet potatoes can be substituted and/or added) 6 carrots (or other root vegetable) 2 large yellow crook neck summer squash 2 Tablespoons of…

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Sautéed Dandelion Greens with Olive Oil and Garlic

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Dark leafy greens – you can’t get enough of them. Dandelion greens are so delicious, how did they ever get demoted to weeds? I am glad they are making a comeback in this country as a delicious, nutritious food. 1lb Dandelion Greens Water (to cover greens) 4 – 6 cloves Garlic Minced (more if you…

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Socca, Chickpea Flour Crêpes With Sauteed Onions

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Hummus is an extremely popular spread today in the United States, found in most supermarkets. Made with chickpeas, olive oil and sesame tahini, people have been enjoying hummus at least since the 18th century. But in Arabic hummus really means chickpea or garbanzo bean. And chickpeas are extremely nutritious and versatile. I’ve been discovering the…

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Cheesy Garlic Bread

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You can use any bread you like, we used the Sesame Burger Bun recipe which is gluten-free. The important item is this great topping that is quick and easy to make with our almond cheese, a little vegan mayonnaise, like Vegenaise, garlic, chopped fresh parsley, and red pepper flakes. This recipe makes enough for one…

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Our REAL Garlic Mashed Potatoes are creamy and full of delicious flavor. Surprising simple, using no oil, butter, margarine or milk. Serves 4 to 6 adults 4 lbs Organic Yukon Gold Potatoes 4 large bulbs of organic garlic 1/2 Cup of Vegetable Stock (see recipe) 1 gallon of boiling water 3 to 4 stalks of…

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Baked Potato Fries (Or Baked Yam Fries)

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These oven baked fries are the best – with potatoes, sweet potatoes or yams or mixing them all up together. 5 organic sweet potatoes, yams, or white potatoes washed and dried. Peel if not organic. 1 tablespoon of high temperature cooking oil  Slice them French Fry style. A rustic slice is fine, they don’t have…

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