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Socca Breakfast Wraps, gluten-free

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Socca makes the perfect wrap. Try them for a hearty breakfast or brunch. Fill them with Baba Ganoush, White Bean Hummus, sautéed escarole, Tahini, olives and hot sauce. Socca/Chickpea Flour Crêpes Recipe

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Squash with Polenta Stuffing

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This dish is a main event that can be carved at the table and served with your favorite sides and gravy. If you can’t find a Red Kuri Squash (pictured) you can use a pumpkin or a large squash that can be hollowed and filled with our REAL polenta stuffing. When you see this gorgeous…

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REAL Pot Pie!

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As a kid I loved those pot pies that would come frozen in individual aluminum pie tins that we’d heat up in the oven. I still love pot pies, only they’ve evolved a bit. Now, vegan and gluten-free, this pot pie recipe is hearty and 100% comfort food. The crust is flaky, the filling is…

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Snowy Joes

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Snowy Joes! When it’s cold and snowing outside here’s a great dish to warm up to. Serve over your favorite grain, or if you have the time, bake up some of our REAL Yeasted, Gluten-Free Burger Buns. 1 large onion 3 cloves garlic 1 package organic tempeh (8 oz) 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/2…

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Tempeh In Crosta in Marsala Wine Sauce

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The main course in our Italian Holiday Menu is the Tempeh In Crosta in Marsala Wine Sauce. The Marinade 4 cups of vegetable stock 1 cup of Marsala Wine (you may use non alcoholic wine or all vegetable stock if you prefer) Juice of 3 lemons (with their peels) 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1…

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Classic Pizza, Gluten-free

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Everyone loves pizza. Pizza should be a special treat, made with special ingredients. Try our REAL Classic Pizza with our REAL Classic Italian Tomato Sauce, our REAL Pizza Crust recipe below and vegan mozzarella cheese.   2/3 cup REAL Classic Italian Tomato Sauce 4 oz Vegan Mozzarella Cheese , Make your own with Miyoko Schinner‘s…

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Tofu and Eggplant in Plum Sauce

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Our REAL Prune Butter is the special ingredient that makes the flavorful sauce with no oil, sugar or salt. 1 package extra firm tofu 2 large or 3 small eggplants 1 onion 3 celery stalks 3 cloves garlic 1/3 cup REAL Prune Butter 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper…

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Stuffed Red Italian Peppers Tuscan Style

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Here at the REAL home office in Forest Hills, NY we’ve been celebrating the arrival of our new farmers market which has been busting at the seams with gorgeous, locally grown produce like Italian peppers in all different colors. Lately they’ve been the most beautiful shade of red which are perfect for roasting. Here’s a…

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Crispy Southern Fried Tempeh

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October! There is something truly magical about October. Philosophers and poets have lauded it and the falling leaves applaud its arrival. Did you also know that October 1st is World Vegetarian Day and the kick off of Vegetarian Awareness Month? REAL is here to help with delicious recipes, helpful videos, informative interviews, and more! Why…

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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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Tex-Mex Tofu Fajita Steak Stew

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Enjoy our REAL Tofu Steaks on top of black beans, peppers and onions. Bring the cast iron pan to the table with a side of warm corn tortillas and sides of your favorite condiments like shredded cashew cheese, guacamole,

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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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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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Farmers Market Pasta Salad with Arugula Pesto

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Here’s a recipe to celebrate National Farmers Market Week, 8/5-11/2012. We shopped at our new Farmers Market in Forest Hills, NY on Sunday and made this dish with the vegetables we purchased. 2 eggplants 4 Italian peppers (green) 2 yellow tomatoes 1 red onion 1 lb penne pasta 1/4 cup nutritional yeast Marinade – mix…

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Summer Stir Fry

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Hot, hot, hot! When the weather is hot, you don’t want to be slaving over a hot stove. Stir fry dishes are quick and make good use of the wonderful vegetables that are in season. I love the colorful, sweet bell peppers. They can be expensive, because it takes a while for them to ripen.…

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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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Vegetable Cakes, Gluten-Free

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Yesterday, on the way to my nephew’s preschool graduation in upstate New York, my mom and I stopped at an out of the way deli restaurant because she was hungry and we were early. She ordered a vegetable patty. The patty looked nice, probably not vegan, so I didn’t try it but I couldn’t help…

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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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REAL Enchiladas

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Enchiladas are easy and fun to make with the family. You can make everything from scratch with our REAL Tomato Sauce and cashew jack vegan cheese, (save 2 oz for garnish) 1 (15 oz) can Black Beans or 2 1/2 cups Large baking dish 1. If you are making the REAL Tomato Sauce from scratch,…

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Choucroute Garnie

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Choucroute garnie is a famous Alsacian recipe for preparing sauerkraut with potatoes, chopped onion, sliced apples, black peppercorns, cloves, garlic, juniper berries, bay leaves and white wine. I have created my own “traditional” recipe here with tempeh instead of the traditional meat and sausages. Cooking sauerkraut and potatoes in white wine is simply heavenly. 1…

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Kale, Red Cabbage, Daikon, Ginger Stir Fry

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Sometimes I go out of my comfort zone and create something new. I rarely use daikon radish although I can’t say why. It’s a very versatile root vegetable and I have enjoyed it raw in salads and cooked as well. I recently bought some and made a dish with several ingredients I don’t typically put…

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Tofu Leek Stir Fry

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I love making something new, something satisfying – out of what’s available in the kitchen just BEFORE going grocery shopping, finishing up what’s fresh and leftover before buying new food. Today’s 1/2 package of tofu, leftover leek tops and a fresh crop of home grown sunflower sprouts came together with some pantry essentials to make…

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Frittata with Leeks, Gluten-Free

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Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by this sumptuous Frittata. 1 small leek chopped, about 1 cup (white and green parts) 8 oz firm tofu (non GMO), drained and cut into small chunks 1 tablespoon soy lecithin granules (non GMO) 1 tablespoon sesame tahini 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 2 tablespoons ground…

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Savory Pumpkin Pie – Gluten-Free

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This is a variation on our Tomato Onion Quiche.  It is a gorgeous addition to any Thanksgiving table with orange hues from the pumpkin and flecks of green from the pepitas.  The pumpkin seed crust is so flavorful and free of oil, butter or margarine. Crust 1 cup brown rice flour plus extra on the…

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Tomato Onion Quiche

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REAL men and women eat quiche. Vegan Tomato Onion Quiche. Basic Wheat Crust (or use your own favorite recipe) 3/4 cup white flour and 3/4  cup whole wheat or 1/1/2 cups white flour 1 stick (1/2  cup) vegan butter (We use Earth Balance) Ice Water, 6-8 tablespoons Filling One cup organic diced tomatoes (one half…

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Cassoulet

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When I lived in the south of France I learned about Cassoulet, a rich, slow-cooked white bean stew made with different meats, like pork sausages, pork, goose, duck and mutton). This was an easy dish to veganize, adding tempeh, seitan and tofu in place of the meats. The French are very particular about ingredients remaining…

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Pizza: Gluten-free

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Pizza is one of America’s favorite foods. But white flour and cheese are two of America’s worst foods in terms of health. Try REAL’S pizza, with organic tomato sauce, chick pea flour crust and cashew grated cheese. Everyone will gobble this up because it looks and tastes just like pizza. And it is.  It’s also…

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Tempeh Skillet Dinner

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One skillet dinners are easy and have that good, old-fashioned home-style cooking feeling to them. 1 package, 8 ounces, tempeh 1 onion 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon tumeric 1/2 medium hot chipotle chile powder 1 teaspoon parsley 1 cup water 1 can, 15 ounces, diced tomatoes (I use the no added salt variety) 1 cup…

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Tofu Steaks and Pasta with Kale

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Kale, the wonder food, should be consumed often. Here’s one great way to get your daily dose. Pasta with Kale, Red Onion and Red Pepper Flakes Serves Four  1 lb brown rice spaghetti 1 large bunch of kale (about 1/2 lb) 1 large red onion 1 Tablespoon red pepper flakes 2 cups boiling water (reserved…

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Summer Vegetable Stew

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This Summer Vegetable Stew is easy to make with fresh vegetables from the garden or farmer’s market. You can have it hot one evening for dinner then chill the leftovers and have it cold the next day for lunch. Serve it with chickpea flour flatbread. 4 yellow zucchini 4 Japanese eggplant or 1 regular eggplant.…

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Marinated Tea-Smoked Tempeh Slabs

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Tempeh — The other, other, white meat substitute. For those transitioning to a plant based diet may we suggest a switch from Tofu to Tempeh as your main event course. On the grill or in the oven, this ancient bean cake is something to live for! If you are a novice with Tempeh, you may…

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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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Crêpes farcies aux épinards, chanterelles, tofu et fromage d’amandes (Buckwheat crepes with spinach, mushrooms, tofu and almond cheese) Gluten-free

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A REAL update on a classic dish found throughout bistros and crêperie in France, certain to impress your guests and satisfy any size appetite. 6 large buckwheat crepes 1 package (16 oz) frozen spinach 9 oz firm tofu 1 oz package dried chanterelle mushrooms, or 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms 2 teaspoons dried thyme 4 teaspoons…

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Summer Grilled Vegetables

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Fire up the grill.  These vegetables brushed with light marinade are perfection.  They can also be prepared in advance and served at room temperature.  Make a sandwich with your favorite bread, pesto and almond cheese and sip on some iced Rooibos tea. Serves six 3 large Yellow Summer Squash 3 large Red Onions 6 large…

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Avocado Shitaki Mango Maki

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The first time I had avocado maki I went nuts. The combination of the avocado, nori and wasabi was something I had never experienced and couldn’t get enough of. Once you get the hang of it they are easy to make and travel well for lunch boxes and picnics. Vegetable Maki 1 cup brown rice…

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Seitan Roast For Seitan Picatta

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Seitan picatta is a very popular entree in a number of upscale vegan restaurants, because it is so, so good. Here is the recipe you can make at home for a dinner party, a romantic dinner for two or any occasion. Yield: 8 servings Also makes great sandwiches! 1 gallon water (or more for boiling…

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