Valentine’s Day

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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,…

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…

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…