Legumes, Beans, Pulses

Mung Bean Chili Con Barley

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Just in time for Autumn. When you feel a chill in the air, warm up with this hearty stew. 4 cups dry mung beans 5 to 6 quarts of water (approximately) 1 cup of barley 1 jar/can of tomato paste (7oz) 3 large carrots (diced) 3 large celery stalks (diced) 1 large onion (chopped) 2…

Mung Bean Dal

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I get the strangest cravings. After watching an episode of Sense8, Season 2 on Netflix where a family is arguing at dinner and releasing the tension by passing around the dal, I knew I had to have some soon. So I made this recipe. Ingredients: 2 cups mung beans 1 red onion, chopped 2 teaspoons…

West African Peanut Stew

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This is a vegan version of the classic West African Peanut Stew that is traditionally made with chicken. The first vegan version I made of this dish was all raw, using raw almonds instead of peanuts. When Gary and I went on our first vacation together, we cooked a bunch of meals in our hotel…

Caryn’s Eggs

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Here’s a new scramble recipe. I’m naming it after me! Ingredients 1/2 red onion, chopped 8 ounces firm tofu, mashed 1/4 cup garbanzo bean flour 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast 1/4 cup water, plus more if needed Directions In a heavy frying pan or skillet, dry sauté the chopped…

Tasty Tempeh Taco Tuesday “Meat”

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Our Tasty Tempeh Taco “Meat” is delicious on Tuesdays and every day of the week. Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon sage 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons smokey paprika 1 teaspoons onion powder 1 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) 1/2 teaspoon pepper 8 ounces tempeh 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar 1…

Roasted Garbanzo Beans

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Roasted chickpeas make a great snack or easy food to bring along while on the go. We’ve got four flavors to season them with: Savory, Lemon Herb, Spicy-Smoky and Pumpkin Spice, but you can make them anyway you like. Ingredients 1 cup cooked chickpeas for each flavor mix, rinsed and drained Optional: 1 1/2 teaspoons…

Tofu Scramble in light Dijon Cream

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You don’t need a lot of space or many ingredients to make a great dish. While traveling I made this breakfast scramble in an efficiency kitchen where we are staying. We typically save the kale stalks for juicing when we use the leaves for salad. It’s hard to make green juice while traveling so I…

Eggplant DeMattouille (Gary De Mattei’s Ratatouille)

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Gary De Mattei whipped this dish up, inspired by Ratatouille and we’re calling it Eggplant DeMattouille. Ingredients 1 8-ounce package marinated tempeh (cut in 2” cubes) 1 large eggplant (chopped to 1” cubes) 2 Yukon Gold potatoes (chopped to 1” cubes) 1 large sweet potato (chopped to 1” cubes) 1 large red onion (rough chopped)…

Chickpea Tomato Stew

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Here is an easy recipe that works well, especially if you cook a lot of beans every week and use them in different ways. It’s even better the next day when the flavors have had time to blend. 3 cups cooked chickpeas, rinsed (2 15-16 ounce cans) 3 medium organic Yukon Gold potatoes, cut in…

Roasted Tofu

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This is a Roasted Tofu like Bubbe would’ve made if she were vegan. No chicken had to die to make this. Preheat the oven to 385oF, either way, it’s about the same. 1 pound (16 ounces) block of super firm tofu. Firm tofu is okay too. 2 to 3 lemons, juiced. (About a 1/4 quarter…

Black Bean Stew with Tempeh

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1 large white onion (diced) 3 carrots (peeled and diced) 3 stalks of celery (diced) 2 cups of water 1 tablespoon paprika 2 teaspoons chili powder (more if you like it hot) 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground pepper 1 quart of cooked black beans (about four…

Tofu No-Egg Salad

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8 oz block of firm tofu (we used sprouted tofu) Seed Caesar dressing (about a cup) 1/4 cup finely chopped celery 1/8 of a cup of finely chopped red onion 1/4 teaspoon madras curry 1/4 teaspoon paprika freshly ground black pepper to taste Drain the water from the tofu package and then gently pressed it…

Gary’s Special

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Gary talks a lot about Original Joe’s in San Jose. I remember going there when I lived in the Bay Area, late at night after performing in a show. They had huge plates of pasta, which was the best way to calm the post-performance adrenaline and get a good night’s sleep. Gary’s favorite dish from…

Chili Pie with Cornbread Topping

Recipes from “The End of Heart Disease” by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Copyright 2016. Serves: 8 For the Chili: 2 cups low-sodium or no-salt-added vegetable broth 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 3 tablespoons tomato paste, in BPA-free packaging 1½ cups diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 teaspoons cumin 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli,…

Black Thai Peas

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Black-Eyed Peas are supposed to be one of those foods to eat on New Year’s Day to bring good luck. After your Black Tie New Year’s Eve Party settle in and celebrate the New Year’s Day with our Black Thai Peas: Black-Eyed Peas in a rich and spicy Coconut Curry Sauce. Black Thai Peas pictured…

Ful: Fava Beans with Garlic, Lemon and Parsley

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I first discovered this dish a long time ago while traveling in Israel. Fava Beans have a distinct, cheesy flavor. I am always excited to see it on the menu of Middle Eastern restaurants but it doesn’t happen very often. Of course, I like it best when we make it our way at home. 3…

Tofu Masala

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This is the most delicious way to have tofu! First make a batch of our Secret Spice Mix. This mix is great on Tofu, but it can also be used on Tempeh or added to soups and sauces. Preheat oven to 400oF. Drain tofu container, press out all the extra water in the tofu with…

Easy Tofu Scramble

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Firm tofu (15-16 ounces) 1 onion, diced 8 ounces of frozen spinach (1 cup tightly packed fresh spinach) 1 large Roma tomato, diced 2 teaspoons organic canola oil (optional) salt and pepper to taste (optional) Preheat oven to 350oF. Drain the tofu and wrap in a clean towel (paper towel is fine, we use a…

Many Vegetable Stir Fry

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This is a very colorful dish with fresh flavors. 1 onion, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced 2 carrots, sliced 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 bell pepper, seeded and cut in strips 1 eggplant, peeled and diced 1/2 cup cauliflower florets 1 small sweet potato, cooked and chopped 2…

Sweet and Smoky Beans

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Cooking with fruit can be surprisingly sweet. I like the combination of the sweetness from the fruit and smoky chipotle. 1/2 cup water 1 pear, cut in small pieces 6-8 dried figs, chopped in small pieces 1/2 teaspoon madras curry powder 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder 2 cups cooked adzuki beans or other small black, red…

Miso Mushroom Soup for One (or Two)

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The recipe makes a meal for one person or can be served in two smaller servings. Traditional miso soup usually contains squares of soft tofu. I used extra firm in this soup because it is what I had available. I like both soft and firm varieties of tofu in miso soup. Bean thread vermicelli cooks…

Red Bean and Millet Burgers

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1 3/4 cups red beans (kidney), cooked, rinsed, drained 1 cup cooked millet 1 teaspoon beet powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried summer savory 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds, ground to a meal 1/4 cup ground flax seeds 1 small onion 2 medium carrots 2…

Miso Vegetable Soup

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1 yellow onion, peeled and diced, or sliced in crescents 4 carrots, cleaned and chopped, peel if not organic 1/4 green cabbage, shredded 6 cups water 3-4 Tablespoons miso (we like South River miso, Barley for a deep flavor, Chickpea for a mellower flavor, some of the other brands are too salty) 1 small piece…

Vegan Ramen Noodle Soup

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Everyone loves a hot steamy bowl of noodle soup. Serve up a healthy bowl of our homemade REAL Ramen Noodle Soup and you’ll think you’re back in college…only a lot smarter. 5 cups Vegetable Stock 1/2 lb rice noodles Recipe for Baked Tofu or veggie meat of choice 2 carrots (diced) 2 celery stalks (diced)…

Hearty Lentil And Celery Root Stew

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When we make this hearty lentil soup that we call a stew we use vegetable stock or water. When we add the tomato product we also add the same amount of water to clean out the extra tomato. After cooking the lentils for about 30 minutes it will start to thicken. At this time you…

Quick Marinated Tempeh Stir Fry

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Finishing up our winter CSA supply of black radishes inspired this stir fry with tempeh. For a soy-free version, white beans can be used. 1/2 cup water 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon dry basil 1/2 Madras curry powder 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 package tempeh (8…

French Scramble

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This is the best tofu scramble you will ever eat. For the full effect shave some truffles over it and you’ll think you are in Paris. 1 block of firm tofu 1/4 cup cashew cream 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 Tablespoons minced onion 1/4 teaspoon turmeric pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper 1 Tablespoon…

Vegan Pho

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Phở is a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, linguine-shaped rice noodles, a few herbs, and meat. We love the vegan versions, with tofu, tempeh or veggie meats. We used to call it Faux Pho, pronouncing “Pho” like “fo” as in the word “go”. Then we learned it is pronouced more like “fah” or “fuh”…

Collard Greens Salad with Baked Tofu

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Collard greens make a very hearty, satisfying, nutritious salad. Don’t forget to chew!   1 bunch of collard greens (about 14 large leaves) 4 sun dried tomatoes (packed in olive oil) salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1 pound block extra firm tofu 1/4 cup Tamari or soy sauce 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon…

No Eggs Benedict Arnold

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Happy Valentines Day! Here’s a dish to serve to the ones you love – ‘Eggs’ Benedict Arnold. This traitor to the original recipe is egg-free, cholesterol-free, gooey and good. Come over to our side – join the vegan ranks! No Eggs Benedict Arnold For Two (As seen on Episode Two of Transition Kitchen) 1 block…

Tofu Ricotta Cheese Sauce

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  Tofu Ricotta Cheese Sauce can be used in so many dishes. We love it on our Timballo De Rigatoni.   INGREDIENTS 1/2 block (8 ounces) firm tofu 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 tablespoons chickpea miso 2 cloves garlic 1/4 cup unsweetened non dairy milk 1 tablespoon olive oil, optional 1 teaspoon salt, optional 1/2…

Timballo De Rigatoni

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  Timballo De Rigatoni is a hearty dish with wide tube pasta, eggplant, peas, and mushrooms in a thick tomato sauce and topped with tofu ricotta cheese sauce. Serve with our REAL Tempeh Sausage Balls.   INGREDIENTS 3 large cans or jars (28 ounces, total 84 ounces) of crushed tomatoes 12 ounces tomato paste 2…

Vegan Calamari Style Tofu Steaks

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This dish is a great celebration dish! And it works well for the seasoned vegan perhaps wanting to indulge for the holidays, and/or for the curious about transitioning to a plant-based life-styler who likes to experiment in the kitchen. Either way we hope you love to cook because this dish requires some skill, time and…

Cream of Celery Soup

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Super simple soup! This recipe is almost as easy as heating up the canned variety only so much better – in taste and nutrition, using creamy white beans as the base and other REAL ingredients. 1 1/4 cup finely chopped celery 1 1/4 cups finely chopped onion 1 1/2 cups cooked white beans 1 1/2…

Black Bean Sauce

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  This is an easy flavorful sauce that you can serve with sauteed vegetables, top on whole grains or use in a wrap.   1 can organic, salt-free black beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked beans 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder 1 tablespoon…

Chickpea Stew

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Keeping the pantry stocked with REAL essentials like canned tomatoes, tomato pastes, beans along with frozen veggies, and a variety of good spices, and dry whole grains, Chickpea Stew served with our REAL Forbidden Nutty Rice comes together quickly for a meal that will delight your taste buds. Spice mix – 1 teaspoon cumin -…

Green Veggie Tofu Scramble

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1 onion chopped 1 cup frozen spinach or fresh that has been chopped and cooked 1 cup frozen kale or packed fresh kale (chop leaves and stalks into small pieces) 8 ounces firm tofu 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds mixed in 1/4 cup water additional water for cooking as necessary * Instead of spinach and…

Baked Tofu

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Just marinate and bake. It’s easy to prepare these baked tofu steaks that make hearty, filling salad toppers, delicious sandwich fillers or as a main dish, like our REAL Tofu Steaks with Pasta And Kale. Tofu steaks travel well too, a terrific on the go food. 1 lb extra firm tofu 3 Tablespoons gluten free…

Morrocan Chickpea Soup

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1 can tomatoes (15 oz) 3 cans chickpeas (4.5 cups cooked) 2 quarts water 1 onion 5 oz spinach 6-8 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 teaspoon cumin 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon paprika optional 1 cup red wine optional 1-2 teaspoons porcini mushroom powder In a large soup pot, pour in water,…

Tom Kha (Thai Coconut Soup)

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Traditional Tom Kha soup is made with chicken stock and fish sauce and it can be challenging to find a Thai restaurant to make the soup without these ingredients. Often fish sauce is considered vegetarian in Thai cuisine. The best way to have Tom Kha is to find your kitchen and make it yourself! This…

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…

Simple Vegetable Soup

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Lately, I have been making my vegetable juices with kale or collards, parsley, celery, carrots and lemon or lime. I’ve been juicing the carrots, celery and parley first, and saving the remaining fiber. Then I juice the remaining ingredients. I take the carrot-celery-parsley fiber and put it in a large soup pot and pour water…

Lentil Burgers, gluten-free

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Fire up the barbecue. These burgers are great on the grill. They are wonderful anytime, even cold. 1 3/4 cups brown lentils, cooked, rinsed, drained 1 cup cooked wild rice 1 teaspoon beet powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried summer savory 1/4 cup raw almonds,…

Creamy Avocado White Bean Sauce

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Who needs dairy? We don’t! Not when there are avocados and white beans in the world. Move over Fettuccine Alfredo. This sauce is so rich and creamy – without any oil and no dairy! 1 can Navy Beans (15 oz.) 1 medium ripe Haas Avocado 1/4 cup walnuts 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 tablespoon mellow…

Hummus is Hummus

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Once in a restaurant in 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 and genetically modified soybean oil. Freshly made is best and…

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…

Baked Tofu Fries

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A popular appetizer on some Asian menus is Fried Tofu. Tofu contains a good amount of fat and deep frying it in oil takes a healthy food and turns it into a not-so-healthy one. Here’s a great way to make Fried Tofu, without frying! One package (15-16 ounces) of tofu. Freeze the entire package of…

Baked Falafel Burgers

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Baked Falafel Burgers are bursting with the great combination of flavors as the traditional Falafel, only without all the oil and salt. And since they are baked and not fried, they are even easier to make. Serve on our Pita Bread, gluten-free and a dollop of Red Pepper Hummus and Baba Ganoush from the REAL…

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…

Minestrone Soup

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Celebrate the harvest in a bowl! This very hearty soup can be enjoyed as a main course or as the perfect starter for your next Italian feast. This recipe is also great for canning because it can easily be doubled, tripled and quadrupled, it all depends on the size of your harvest. We garnish steaming…

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…

Creamy Mung Bean Soup

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The secret to any soup is the spice. We use a lot of spices and buy them in large bags from Indian and Middle Eastern stores and put them in our own jars. There are many different kinds of curry powder and Malaysian is our favorite. Aside from the spice there are only 3 ingredients.…

Orange You Glad Soup

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Citrus is a great way to bring out the flavor in soup. Adding fresh squeezed orange juice to this soup gives a subtle sweetness. Orange you glad? 1 and 1/4 cups Split Toor Dal (yellow pigeon peas) 1 onion coarse chopped, 1/2 inch pieces 3 carrots sliced, 1/4 inch thick (peel only if not organic)…

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,

Kasha and Onions with Tofu

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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…

Leek and Lentil Soup

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Summer rain pours down on and off all day long. A great day to stay in and make soup. Lentils, herbs and spices create a satisfying broth without oil or salt. Kelp powder is used in place of salt. It has a salty flavor and natural plant iodine. Enjoy al fresco, like we do on…

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…

Spicy Black Bean Soup

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Here’s a satisfying soup that will excite your taste buds. Balsamic vinegar is the secret ingredient that brings out the flavor instead of salt. Serve this soup with a side of warm corn tortillas and a crisp cool salad. Or serve it cold as a chilled summer soup. Garnish with a squeeze of lime, a…

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.…

Black Bean Paté

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Hummus, a paté made from garbanzo beans, is very popular today all around the U.S. But garbanzos are not the only bean in town! Life is too short to eat only one kind of bean spread. There are so many different kinds of beans waiting to be whirred up into something special. Spice things up…

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 ounces for garnish) 1 (15 ounces) can Black Beans or 2 1/2 cups cooked beans Large baking dish 1. If you are making the REAL Tomato Sauce…

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…

Val Dal Soup

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Val Dal, a lablab bean, is widely used as a food crop throughout the tropics, especially in Africa, India and Indonesia. I like it because it cooks fast, like lentils or split peas and has a light flavor. Why are so many of my soups yellow? I can’t resist adding turmeric to every savory dish…

Vegetable Noodle Soup

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This soup features turmeric and nutritional yeast for flavorings. I put turmeric in as many dishes as I can. Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. With an unusual warm and slightly bitter flavor and, a mild fragrance it is used in curries and gives many foods…

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…

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 organic tofu (non GMO), drained and cut into small chunks 1 tablespoon soy lecithin granules (optional, organic, non GMO) 1 tablespoon sesame tahini 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast…

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…

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…

White Bean and Vegetable Soup

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It’s time for soup! Take the autumn chill off with this lovely white bean and vegetable soup. 2 cups small white beans (dry) 2 carrots 1 large onion 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 teaspoon blackpepper salt to taste (I don’t use any) 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped juice…

Tofu Broccoli Scramble, Gluten-Free

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Tofu scramble is a hearty, filling, easy to prepare dish. Once you get the hang of it, you can be creative, varying the spices and vegetables that you add to the tofu. Turmeric is a great spice and an essential ingredient in this recipe. Not only does it have lots of healthful properties but it…

Tofu Sour Cream

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This is my vegan version of sour cream. Other tofu sour cream recipes have oil, vinegar, sugar and salt. I like this simple version best. 1 package (12 oz) silken firm tofu 6 Tablespoons lemon juice 3 Tablespoons water Blend the tofu, water and lemon juice until smooth. Store in the refrigerator. Tofu sour cream…

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…

Grandma’s Vegan Chopped “Liver”

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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 mom’s ‘chopped liver’ is so much better, made with simple, plant-foods, onions, walnuts,…

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…

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…

Buckwheat Spinach Crêpes, Gluten-Free

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Here is our REAL update on a classic dish found throughout bistros and crêperie in France, certain to impress your guests and satisfy any size appetite. Crêpes farcies aux épinards, chanterelles, tofu et fromage d’amandes or Buckwheat Crepes with spinach, mushrooms, tofu and almond cheese, Gluten-free 6 large buckwheat crepes 1 package (16 oz) frozen…

Moong Dal Soup

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Soup is great any time of the year. Make a lot, freeze some and it’s ready when you are. You can serve it hot, warm or cold depending on the weather or how you feel. This soup is light and very filling. Moong Dal can be purchased in Indian grocery stores but any small lentil…

Two all-bean patties, version 2

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Two all-bean patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun: Gluten-Free. Another variation of the bean burger, these black bean burger are delicious served on a sesame seed bun with melted almond cheese. Serve with a mango flavored green iced tea and baked potato fries. 2 cups cooked black beans, drained…

Two all-bean patties…

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Two all-bean patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a gluten-free bun. These burgers can be whipped up in no time, ready to grill. These burgers hold their shape well, they are not your typically crumbly veggie burger. They can be made spicier by adding hot pepper, cumin and/or curry powder to the mix.…

Stir fry with Tofu, Shitaki Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy

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Color and flavor make up this simple dish. I used purple baby bok choy but once cooked the purple color disappears. I don’t use oil very often when I saute. Toasting the spices in a dry pan helps bring out their aroma without oil. 1 package firm tofu, cut into thin strips or cubes 2…

Oat Waffles With Tofu Cream And Raspberry Coulis, Gluten-Free

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I love waffles for breakfast. These waffles taste so decadent, but it’s simply a bowl of oatmeal in another form. Indulge yourself! Blend together the following ingredients: 1 ¼ cup rolled oats or 1 cup oats and 1/4 cup cornmeal 4 tablespoons ground flax seeds ¼ cup sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons cornstarch or…

The Tofu Club

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This is a such a satisfying sandwich! 2- 12 oz package of firm tofu, drained vegetable oil — for grilling the tofu and the bacon 8 slices of bread vegan mayonnaise 4 slices tempeh bacon 4 large lettuce leaves 2 tomatoes sliced 16 sandwich picks or 8 teriyaki skewers cut in half 16 pimento stuffed…