Holidays

Fresh Fruit Tart – Raw

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This Raw Fruit Tart is a variation of our Fresh Fruit Tart recipe with a flour crust. It is a spectacular summer dessert for a picnic, barbecue or 4th of July celebration. Cacao Nibs give the crust a chocolate flavor. Ingredients: Crust 1/2 cup cacao nibs 1 cup raisins 1/2 cup pecans 1/2 cup almonds…

Tournedos de Riz Sauvage à la sauce Dijonnaise

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This recipe is a variation of our Healthy World Burger, made with Thanksgiving-style herbs and spices. It’s a gorgeous dish with a chewy texture and subtle, savory seasonings. Ingredients 1 cup cooked millet ½ cup cooked black rice ½ cup cooked red rice 1 cup cooked brown rice 1 small red onion ½ cup walnuts,…

Panettone

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  Enjoy this sweet bread loaf for special occasions like Easter, Christmas, and New Year’s. Aquafaba makes it light and moist.   Ingredients 3 packages of active dry yeast 1/4 cup sugar (evaporated cane juice) 1/2 cup lukewarm water 6 Tablespoons Aquafaba 1 tablespoon soy lecithin 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon…

Creamy Dijon Sauce (Dijonnaise)

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Serve this luscious sauce with our Tournedos de Riz Sauvage. Ingredients Six to twelve black pepper corns 1 Tablespoon vegan butter (optional) 2 Tablespoons dried sage or parsley or a combination of both 1 cup cashew cream (not chilled, set out to get to room temperature) 1/4 cup boiling water 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard 1…

Lemon Meringue Pie

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We paired our Gluten-Free Crust with Zsu Dever‘s Lemon Custard and Aquafaba Meringue for a perfect pie. It’s amazing! This is REAL meringue without using egg whites. We highly recommend getting her Aquafaba cookbook for all the details about making Aquafaba meringue and a lot more. We made our Aquafaba from cooking chickpeas in water…

Fresh Fruit Tart

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This Fresh Fruit Tart is a spectacular summer dessert for a picnic or barbecue. Dark chocolate lines the crust which is filled with a sweet vanilla custard and then topped with fresh fruit. Ingredients: 1 9-inch Pie Crust (make your own or get one ready made) 1/2 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips 1 cup raw…

Mother’s Day Brunch

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Mother’s Day brunch and look at these dishes! Easy to make and oh so delicious! The main ingredients each one features: Love and respect for all living creatures. There’re smoothies and waffles and home fries too, Egg-free frittata that serves quite a few. Your mom will love them and so will your guests, If you…

Carrot Lentil Paté

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This is a fine dish to serve as an appetizer or as a party food. It has simple flavors everyone loves. 4 carrots, grated (peel if not organic) 1 onion, grated 1 cup red lentils 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tablespoons Tapioca Flour 1 Tablespoon Herbes de Provence 1 Tablespoon Sunflower Seeds 1 Tablespoon Poppy…

Tune in Love for Valentine’s Day

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Here at REAL we feel the most romantic thing you can do this Valentine's Day is to fall in love with yourself and go vegan. It is a relationship that will not only last forever, but gets better and better with age. And it is not only good for you it is good for the…

Poached Pears with Raspberry Coulis

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While living in the south of France, I often saw Poached Pears with Raspberry Coulis on dessert menus of upscale restaurants. It was often the one dessert I was happy to choose because it was vegan. This is a beautiful dish to finish a perfect meal; very fresh and light with just enough sweetness. 8…

Homemade Tofu and Chocolate Mousse

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I was given samples of Morinaga’s Make Your Own Tofu Kit, consisting of two 12 ounce containers of soy milk and two packets of nigari along with instructions on how to make tofu. I had made one portion of tofu a few weeks ago. It was very, very soft. I like soft tofu, but this…

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…

REAL New Year’s Day Five Star Vegan Brunch

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Here is our fantasy New Year’s Day Five Star Vegan Brunch. Try one dish or all of them at your New Year’s Day brunch or anytime you feel like breakfast. These dishes have been tested and retested and they are all gluten-free. They adapt really well to doubling, tripling and quadrupling depending on how many…

Feast of the Seven Dishes by Gary De Mattei

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I’m not a religious person, however, now that I’m a vegan the holidays have taken on a deeper meaning especially when it comes to food. I no longer see the meat-centered dishes of my pre-vegan holidays as a way of celebrating the spirit of Christmas. Now the holidays literally mean, Joy To The World and…

Vegan Cannoli

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Here is the filling we use in our gluten-free Cannoli Shells. 1 lb firm tofu (about 2 cups) 1 cup powdered sugar 1/4 cup thick cashew cream 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon orange zest 1/4 cup shaved dark chocolate or tiny chocolate chips or 1/4 cup diced REAL “candied” fruit (2 Tablespoons each of…

Osso Vita

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We love taking old favorite recipes and making them vegan. One recipe that Gary’s been wanting to recreate, vegan-style, is the Italian classic Osso Buco (translated from Italian literally means “bone hole”) like the dish he loved so much at Harry’s Bar in Venice. Here is the recipe, salty and chewy, right down to the…

Polenta Torta

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We enjoy making polenta and Gary told me about a secret family recipe of his Aunt Bing’s called Polenta Torta. I love making cakes, and this savory polenta layer cake sounded so gooey and good. I never had the chance to try Aunt Bing’s original recipe but this vegan version takes the cake! If you…

Risotto Veganese

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Risotto Veganese is our vegan version of the braised rice dish from Northern Italy, an adaptation of Risotto Milanese. The distinctive ingredient in both the classic version and ours is a good quality saffron from Spain. Spanish saffron will set you back around $20 an ounce in a specialty food store. It may be a…

Bellini

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The Bellini, one of Italy’s most famous cocktails, is made ​​with sparkling white wine (Prosecco) and pureed white peaches (succo di pesca). If peach puree is not available try pear or another fruit nectar. The well-loved drink was invented in Italy in 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani, head bartender and owner of perhaps the most famous…

Sun Dried Tomato Carpaccio and Sauce

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32 organic sun dried tomatoes 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon Herbes de Provence 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/2 cup capers vegan carpaccio mayonnaise sauce (recipe below) (Serves 8) Rehydrate tomatoes overnight in olive oil, vinegar and Herbes de Provence. Prepare the sun dried tomatoes Take two pieces of parchment paper…

Fruit and Nut Truffles

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When craving something sweet, these treats come together just in time. There is no guilt here, only goodness. 1 cup raisins (or other sweet dried fruit like dates, figs) 1/2 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (or any combination of nuts and seeds) 1/4 cup shredded coconut 2 tablespoons cocoa 2 teaspoons…

Rosh Hashanah

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The best part about holidays for me is the food! I love celebrating all holiday foods, updating traditional recipes, making them not only delicious, but kinder to the nonhuman animals we share this planet with, gentler on the environment, and healthier. Here are my favorites for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah.   Challah Bread…

Challah Bread, Round – Gluten-free

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  This is an amazingly delicious Challah bread that is vegan and gluten-free. The egg flavor comes from the non GMO soy lecithin. Aquafaba makes it light and moist.   Ingredients:   6 1/2 cups All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour (we use Bob’s Redmill) 2 teaspoons xanthan gum 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons…

Flourless Chocolate Cake

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This is a recipe that has been inspired by Vegan Holiday Cooking by Candle Cafe (a must-have cookbook) and modified somewhat. It’s become my new favorite cake. Crust 1/2 cup shredded carrots (about 1 carrot) 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 cup raw almonds 1/4 cup agave or maple syrup 1 Tablespoon Ener-G Egg Replacer…

Cannoli Shells, Gluten-Free

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Here is an easy cannoli shell recipe that is baked not fried, vegan and gluten-free! 1 1/4 cup All Purpose Gluten Free Flour ( we use Bob’s Red Mill) 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon cocoa powder 3 Tablespoons vegan butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 3 Tablespoons Red Wine…

Vegan Gefilte “Fish”

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Traditionally served as a first course during the Passover seder dinner, this vegan version of Gefilte Fish, can be served as an appetizer anytime. Gefilte “Fish” Ingredients 1 cup raw or blanched almonds 1 white or yellow onion, grated 1-2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning 2 Tablespoons potato starch 2 carrots 1/4 sheet of nori water…

Chocolate Sauce/Icing/Fondue

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This is a rich, chocolaty sauce when warm. I like making my own sauce because I can make it the way I like it, not too sweet. You can make it as sweet as you like. Once refrigerated the sauce will thicken and be spreadable. It can be used as a cake or cupcake icing.…

Corn-No-Beef-Sweet-Potato-Hash

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Just in time for Saint Paddy’s Day, our REAL Corn-No-Beef-Sweet-Potato-Hash. It’s a savory dish that’s full of sweetness. 6 medium sweet potatoes (diced) 1 large onion (diced) 1 cup frozen corn (organic) 1 Tablespoon minced garlic 1 Tablespoon organic canola oil (optional) 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon whole fennel seed (coarsely ground) 1 teaspoon whole…

Lemon Poppy Seed Filling

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Here is a recipe for one of the fillings we like to put in our Hamentaschen. 1 cup poppy seeds 1/2 cup nondairy milk 6 Tablespoons agave 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots (raisins may be used) 1 teaspoon lemon zest Grind poppy seeds in a spice grinder. In a saucepan, mix the ingredients together and…

Hamentashen: Gluten-Free

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Hamentashen are traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim, typically filled with poppy seeds, prunes, apricot or other fruit. Hamantashen are shaped like a triangle, recalling the three-cornered hat of the villain, Haman, as described in the Book of Esther. They are a great cookie for any time of year. I’ve included my original…

Lasagna Al Forno

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Our plant-based version of this baked pasta classic is luxurious. 1 package Lasagna noodles 1 recipe Cashew Cream Béchamel (about 2 cups) 3 cups Marinara Sauce or Spicy Marinara Sauce 1 recipe You’ll Be Buffaloed By This Vegan Mozzarella (thinly sliced) 1/2 cup of chopped parsley 1/4 nutritional yeast (optional)   The Noodles: Follow the…

Deep Dish Apple Pie, gluten-free

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Everyone loves apple pie. This recipe is easy, with a few simple ingredients. Make it with our easy-to-roll Gluten-Free Pie Crust. 7 to 8 organic apples 1/4 – 1/2 cup sugar (evaporated cane juice) 1/4 cup water 2 Tablespoons potato or corn starch Gluten-Free Pie Crust Dough for 2 crusts Preheat oven to 350oF Core…

What Vegans Eat – Day 5

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It was Valentine’s Day yesterday, or Vegantine’s Day as we like to call it. What do vegans who like to cook eat on Vegantine’s Day?   Breakfast: For breakfast, I made pancakes. We have a lot of pancake recipes here on the site, and now we have a new one, a pancake recipe for Vegantine’s…

Filet of Soul – Marinated Tempeh Steaks

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Marinated Tempeh Steaks in Cashew Cream Buerre Blanc served with Oven Roasted Potatoes and Sautéed Carrots. This is a romantic treat for someone special.     Read about how this dish was created on the What Vegans Eat blog.   1 package of tempeh (8 ounces) 1 cup of white wine 1 cup of water…

Valentine’s Day Pancakes

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Heart-shaped, love-filled, vegan, gluten-free pancakes for Valentine’s Day, or Vegantine’s Day, as we like to call it or any day you want to treat someone special with something special.     RECIPE: 2/3 cup sorghum Flour 2/3 cup garfava Flour 2/3 cup potato starch 4 tablespoons ground flax seeds (buy about a pound of seeds,…

Tempeh Sausage Balls

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8 ounces tempeh (crumbled) 1/4 cup all purpose flour (wheat or GF) or 2 tablespoons starch (corn, potato, etc.) 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 2 Tablespoons ground flax seeds 3/4 cup red wine 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian leaf parsley 3 garlic cloves (finely diced) 1 teaspoon dried rosemary 1 teaspoon dried sage 1 teaspoon dried…

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…

Vegan Hollandaise Sauce

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Here’s our REAL Vegan Hollandaise Sauce to top our No-Eggs Benedict Arnold, as seen in the Transition Kitchen. 1 cup of REAL Vegan Mayonnaise or any vegan mayo product 1/4 cup of vegan butter (Earth Balance) 
2 teaspoons lemon juice
 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads or 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 1/8 teaspoon of a teaspoon cayenne pepper…

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…

Hazelnut Cream Pie

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Raw pies, made with whole plant foods like raw nuts and seeds and dried fruit, are luxuriously rich and decadent. There’s no guilt here. Another slice please! For the crust: 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup pitted medjool dates 1/2 cup raisins For the filling: 1/4 cup…

Gingerbread Cookies, Gluten-Free

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This is a delicately spiced, chewy cookie. For the cookie 1 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour (we use Bob’s Red Mill) 3/4 teaspoons baking powder 3/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 3 tablespoons vegan butter 6 Tablespoons brown sugar 1…

Pumpkin Pie, Gluten-free, Soy-free

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This is our veganized version of the classic Libby’s Pumpkin Pie recipe. 2 Tablespoons ground flax seeds 4 Tablespoons water 3/4 cup sugar (we use evaporated cane juice) 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 15-ounce can pumpkin purée 1 1/2 cups…

Apricot Nut Balls

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Here’s a naturally sweet treat, made from dried fruit, raw nuts and seeds. They are a stunning addition to any festive dessert table. 1 cup dried unsulphured apricots 1/2 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons cocoa powder Optional: 1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup Optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla Topping Variations:…

A Thanksgiving Story: Turkey, Turnips, Transfusions

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Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go… As a child I loved the images in that song and thought of them every Thanksgiving as my family took off to my grandparents’ home, a one-bedroom apartment in Bayside, New York, where the Matinecock Native American first settled in 2000 B.C.  I’d…

My Passover Tears

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The Passover holiday begins today and so does my ambivalence. I love traditions, story telling, special holiday foods. But I am so torn with the contradictions! The message of Passover, liberation from slavery, is something that resonates strongly for me. Should the holiday just be about the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in…

Sponge Cake, Gluten-Free

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Sponge cake, is often wheat-free for the Passover holiday and loaded with eggs. This cake is egg-free, light and lovely. It is kosher for Passover for the Sefardic Jews but not for Ashkenazi Jews because it contains soy and rice. 3/4 cup white rice flour 3/4 cup potato starch 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1…

Red Kuri 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 out and filled with our REAL polenta stuffing. When you see this…

Pumpkin Seed Crust, Gluten-Free

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The pumpkin seed crust is so flavorful and free of oil, butter or margarine. It’s a wonderful crust for Thanksgiving, for a sweet or savory pumpkin pie. Crust 1 cup brown rice flour plus extra on the side for rolling if necessary 1 cup hulled pumpkin seeds, soaked in water for at least 4 hours…

National Blueberry Pancake Day

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January 28 is National Blueberry Pancake Day. Start off this holiday morning or any day with any of the REAL recipes below, all vegan and gluten-free. These are something to celebrate! Blueberry Pancakes With blueberries added to the batter, they burst with gooey goodness. Blueberry Pan Cake This is literally a blueberry pan cake. In…

Blueberry Pancakes, Gluten-Free

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January 28 is National Blueberry Pancake Day. Start off this holiday morning or any day with our REAL Blueberry Pancake recipe. They are something to celebrate! 1 cup Brown Rice Flour (or Bob’s All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour) 1 cup Sorghum flour 4 tablespoons ground flax seeds (I buy them whole, grind them and keep them…

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…

Tempeh In Crosta in Marsala Wine Sauce

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The main course in our 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 onion,…

Bread Sticks, gluten-free

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1 cup warm water 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds 1 package active dry yeast (1/4 oz) 2 teaspoons sugar (evaporated cane juice) 3/4 cup sorghum flour plus more (about 2 tablespoons) for handling dough 1/2 cup tapioca flour 1/4 cup arrowroot starch, corn starch or potato starch 1/2 cup rice flour or All Purpose Gluten-Free…

REAL Holiday Dinner Menu

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RECIPES Bread Sticks Risotto Milanese in Saffron Vegetable Broth Butternut Squash Lasagna Tempeh In Crosta Roasted Garlic Smashed Turnips and Potatoes Sauteed Chard Crostada Di Ricotta Torta Al Limone    

Butternut Squash Lasagna

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Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts, Tempeh Bacon Filling & Cashew Cream BéchamelVegan, Gluten-Free This rich and creamy baked Lasagna is as unbelievably satisfying as it is elegant. A perfect pasta course at a seven course meal or buffet or served with a salad. Trust me, you don’t need to eat a lot to feel full but…

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…

Chocolate Truffles

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Pictured here as a basket of Easter eggs, these chocolate truffles are delicious any time of the year. 1 bag organic, non-dairy, semi-sweet dark chocolate chips 14 vegan marshmallows (I used Dandies) 1 cup coconut milk (just the fat, save the water for another use) NOTE: If you chill a can of coconut milk the…

Matzo Ball Soup: Vegan, Gluten-Free

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It’s Passover and that means matzo ball soup. I have not had matzo balls in ages. It’s one thing I wasn’t motivated to veganize, until now. I was inspired by Nava Atlas’ Vegan Holiday Kitchen when I had a chance to interview her last year (Listen to the interview here). I made some slight modifications…

Prune Butter

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What’s in your prune butter? Good prune butter is hard to find! Here’s an easy recipe with just two ingredients, prunes, of course and water. Perfect for Hamantashen cookie filling.< Makes about 4 1/2 cups of Prune Butter 1 pound organic dried pitted dried prunes 3 cups water 1. Place prunes in a 3.5 quart…

Pumpkin Spice Muffins: Gluten-free

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For Thanksgiving morning breakfast or any chilly morning, we recommend these Pumpkin Spice Muffins. They are easy to make and get you into the spirit of pumpkin and spice and everything nice. 3 cups all purpose gluten-free flour (We use Bob’s Red Mill) 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 cups water…

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

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This pumpkin ice cream is delicately spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. A small scoop along with our Poached Pears is a perfect finish to our Thanksgiving Celebration Feast. 2 cans coconut milk, chilled 2/3 cup sugar (evaporated cane juice) 1⁄4 cup brown sugar (evaporated cane juice and molasses blend) 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger 1⁄2…

Poached Pears with Caramel Sauce

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Here’s another version of Poached Pears, served with Caramel Sauce and Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Poached Pears water 4 organic pears Remove the core and seeds from the bottom to the middle. Place the pears upright in a sauce pan and fill with water to reach one third the height of the pears. Cook ,…

REAL Thanksgiving Celebration Feast

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Here are some REAL Thanksgiving favorites. These dishes can all be prepared in advance. They can be served all together or separately as side dishes. Links to the actual recipes are included below each video.     TABLE OF CONTENTS: THE MENU CHAPTER ONE: GREEN BEAN ONION WALNUT PATE CHAPTER TWO: LA SOUPE AU PISTOU…

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…

Soupe au Pistou

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Another dish I made very often while living in France was this vegetable soup. Made with a few simple vegetables and herbs, it can be served as a first course or as a meal in itself. It’s the turnip that gives the soup its full flavor. This is not the traditional French version which is…

Sweet As Honey Cake – Gluten-Free

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To end your traditional Rosh Hashanah dinner, try this Honey Cake made vegan, without honey! You may want to start that dinner with our gluten-free Round Challah or Braided Challah, egg bread made without eggs, schmeared with our chopped liver, made of course, without liver. Here’s to a sweet year. Ingredients: 3/4 cup vegan butter…

Sweet As Honey Cake

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To end your traditional Rosh Hashanah dinner, try this Honey Cake made vegan, without honey! You may want to start that dinner with our fabulous Challah, egg bread made without eggs, schmeared with our chopped liver, made of course, without liver. Here’s to a sweet year. We also have gluten-free recipes for the cake, braided…

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,…

Challah Bread Braided: Gluten-free

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Gluten-free breads can be tricky to shape. Here is my recipe for a gluten-free Challah bread that can be braided. Another one you might try is the Round Challah Bread, Guten-Free recipe which is much simpler to make. 2 1/2 cups rice flour 1 cup potato starch 1/2 cup tapioca flour 1 1/2 cups All…

Challah Bread

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The Challah is a bread traditionally prepared for the three meals of the Jewish Sabbath. It is made with a large number of eggs, but in this vegan recipe I use soy lecithin. People who have eaten this bread have loved it, and cannot tell that there are no eggs. 1 package active dry yeast…