Soy including Tofu, Tempeh

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)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…