REAL Recipes

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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…

Coconut Cake

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There’s something about coconut that irresistible. When I was young I loved coconut cream pie, coconut ice cream and any other coconut treat that came my way. I forgot about coconut for a while, maybe because most coconut desserts had dairy in them. I decided to make a coconut cake several years ago and made…

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,…

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…

Classic Italian Marinara Sauce

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Classic Italian Marinara Sauce, made with organic tomatoes, so flavorful, no salt or sugar is necessary. Great for all recipes that call for tomato sauce, including REAL’s Baked Eggplant. 1 large onion 1 cup of red or white wine (or water) 2 cups water 3 garlic cloves 1 bunch parsley (about 1/2 cup chopped) 1…

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…

Miso Vegetable Soup with Broccoli and Tempeh

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I love soup. This recipe is perfect for a rainy summer day, light, nourishing yet cozy and comforting. 1 red onion 4 carrots 1 pound fresh broccoli 8 cups water 3 Tablespoons red miso paste (other miso flavors can be used) 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/3 cup white wine 1 package…

Raisin Bread – Gluten-free

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What is it about raisins and cinnamon that make bread irresistibly good? With or without raisins, this gluten-free yeast bread is delicious. It slices perfectly. 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour 1 1/2 cups garbanzo flour 2 cups potato starch 1 cup tapioca flour 4 teaspoons xanthan gum salt – up to 1 teaspoon (OPTIONAL…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Sandwich Cookies, gluten-free

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Another way to serve up the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter. This chocolate cookie is soft, almost like a brownie with a luscious, creamy peanut butter filling. Cookies 2 ¼ cups white rice flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 cup sugar, evaporated cane juice 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1…

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…

Cashew Jack

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Cashew Jack — A variation on the Cashew Cheddar recipe already on our site. I find that this is a much creamier cheese and is perfect for pizza because of the olive oil. You can also experiment with herbs and spices such as adding a teaspoon of red pepper flakes to give it a kick.…

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…

Yeast Bread – Gluten-free

I have always loved baking bread, from the mixing to the fragrant smells coming from the oven, to finally eating it. Now I am discovering the world of bread baking without gluten and the varieties seem infinite. The gluten-free choices of bread mixes are staggering and exciting, with flours from grains and legumes – millet,…

Verdura Mista Al Forno (Oven Baked Mixed Vegetables)

Oven baking is the healthiest and most delicious way to make French fries. Even better is to add some veggies in with the potatoes. And Kids love them. 4 large russet potatoes (sweet potatoes can be substituted and/or added) 6 carrots (or other root vegetable) 2 large yellow crook neck summer squash 2 Tablespoons of…

Chickpea Flour Flatbread: Gluten-free

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This is a variation of Socca. It is the easiest flatbread you can make. It’s always a delightful surprise to see the liquid batter come out of the oven as bread after baking. Most of our recipes here are gluten-free. Check them out at the RECIPES tab above. 2 cups chickpea flour (more if needed)…

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.…

Vichyssoise – Leek and Potato Soup

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Vichyssoise, the classic leek and potato soup, is perfect for summer. Traditionally it’s served chilled but serve it hot if you prefer. 6 slim French leeks or 3 large leeks 3 large organic potatoes 10 cups of vegetable stock salt to taste (optional) 1. Wash and cube potatoes. 2. Wash leeks, split down the middle…

Simple Buckwheat Crêpes – Gluten-Free (Version 3, All Buckwheat Flour)

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This pancake recipe makes a lighter, thinner pancake than our other Buckwheat Pancake or Crêpes recipe posted earlier. Only Buckwheat flour is used here, no other flours are added. Serve with fresh strawberries or frozen strawberries, cooked until soft.       2 cups Buckwheat Flour 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds (I buy them whole,…

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…

Tea-Smoked Barbecue Sauce

This is an ideal barbecue sauce for our Marinated Tea-Smoked Tempeh Slabs, but you can use it for any dish where you want a sophisticated, ‘grown-up’ flavor – not too sweet, subtly spicy. 1 large onion 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 cup Red Wine 1 cup Strong Smoked Russian Caravan Black Tea (it has a…

Sautéed Dandelion Greens with Olive Oil and Garlic

Dark leafy greens – you can’t get enough of them. Dandelion greens are so delicious, how did they ever get demoted to weeds? I am glad they are making a comeback in this country as a delicious, nutritious food. 1lb Dandelion Greens Water (to cover greens) 4 – 6 cloves Garlic Minced (more if you…

Socca, Chickpea Flour Crêpes With Sauteed Onions

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…

Cheesy Garlic Bread

You can use any bread you like, we used the Sesame Burger Bun recipe which is gluten-free. The important item is this great topping that is quick and easy to make with our almond cheese, a little vegan mayonnaise, like Vegenaise, garlic, chopped fresh parsley, and red pepper flakes. This recipe makes enough for one…

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…

Crêpes filled with peanut butter banana cream: Gluten-free

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Crêpes à la crème de bananes et beurre d’arachide This healthy and nutritious dish is disguised as a luxuriously decadent dessert – indulge yourself and your guests with REAL food. 6 large buckwheat crepes 6 tablespoons salt-free peanut butter (made from just peanuts) 6 oz firm tofu 4 large, ripe bananas 2 tablespoons grated dark…

REAL Air Pop

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Whether it is a summer blockbuster at the multiplex or a classic in your own living room, movies go better with popcorn! Try these oil-free, flavor-full popcorn recipes using a few simple plant-based ingredients and that old air popper you’ve got collecting dust in the back of your cupboard. Cheddar Vegan Cheese Corn 1/2 cup…

REAL Banana Splits

There are lots of yummy vegan ice creams out there, but we make ours with a frozen banana base, so you can indulge without any guilt! Serves Four 6 ripe bananas, peeled and frozen 1 cup nondairy milk 1 cup frozen strawberries 4 tablespoons organic cocoa powder 1 teaspoon almond extract 3 teaspoons vanilla extract…

Insalata Caprese

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Like the salad from the Italian region of Campania, this version uses tofu. Dried black olives add the salt and tahini dressing adds the tang to perfect this simple combination. Serves Four 1 package extra firm organic tofu, drained and patted dry 16 tomato slices – (about 4 tomatoes) 16 fresh basil leaves 16 dried…

Mango Tango Tofu Slaw

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The tang is courtesy of the lemon and sesame oil vinaigrette in this salad made from a slaw of shredded green cabbage and carrots, diced red onion and mango, chopped raw almonds and sesame seeds served on a bed of romaine lettuce leaves along with baked tofu slices. Each lettuce leaf can be filled with…

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…

Rolled Oats, Papaya, Coconut and Pear Cereal, Gluten-Free

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Did someone say oatmeal was boring? There are an infinite number of ways to combine fabulous fresh fruits, nuts and seeds to raw oats – making this cold cereal new and delicious every time.  Great served outdoors on a hot summer morning. 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup papaya cut in small cubes 1 pear…

Strawberry Smoothies

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for… Strawberry Smoothies! Made from three healthy ingredients, this is something delicious to scream about and will cool you down, no matter what the temperature is or whatever it is that is heating you up.  And our oven-baked french fries are great to dip in them too. 1…

S’mores: Gluten-free

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I haven’t had a S’more in decades, not since my Girl Scout camping days. That is, not until recently. Now there are vegan marshmallows available for purchase and Graham Crackers are easy to make at home. Get that campfire going, here come the S’Mores. 12 Graham Cracker squares 36 small vegan gluten-free marshmallows (We use…

Graham Crackers, Gluten-free

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Graham Crackers are simple cookies that go well with so many things, like peanut or almond butter, jelly or just plain dipped in tea.  But the best thing to do with them is to make S’mores.               Makes about 12 to 16 crackers 1/2 cup brown rice flour 1/3…

Cabbage Soup

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This soup is based on the Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage soup, without the Corned Beef. Serve in large bowls with your favorite bread, vegan grilled sausages, cornichons and whole grain vegan mustard. Ingredients: 1 large head of cabbage 4 large carrots 6 stalks of celery (with the leaves) 8 to 10 small Yukon Gold…

Cashew Cream

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Any time a recipe calls for heavy cream, cashew cream is the ideal non dairy substitute. This recipe makes a cream that is similar in thickness to heavy cream. It does not whip to form stiff peaks but is a lovely thick cream topping that can replace dairy whipped cream. 2 cups raw cashews water…

Shortcake: Gluten-free

Perfect with strawberries and cashew cream, this shortcake is light and not sweet balancing the sweetness of the berries. 2 1/4 cups all-purpose gluten free four (Bob’s Redmill) 1 teaspoon xanthan gum 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon sugar (evaporated cane juice) 1/2 cup shortening: (I use Earth Balance buttery spread)…

Strawberry Shortcake: Gluten-free

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Breakfast at Wimbledon, July 4th brunch or any summer celebration, this Strawberry Shortcake recipe is a winner. 2 pounds fresh organic strawberries 2 Tablespoon sugar/evaporated cane juice (optional) 1 Tablespoon lemon juice Cashew cream 6 individual gluten-free shortcakes Rinse and pat dry strawberries. Remove stems and cut in quarters. Place in a medium bowl and…

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…

Tahini Dressing

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This is my favorite salad dressing and have it on salad almost every day. 2 tablespoons sesame tahini Water (about 1/4 cup) Juice of 1/2-1 lemon (to taste).  Put two tablespoons of tahini in a small bowl.  Slowly add in a little water at a time and beat with a fork.  Add more water until…

Sesame Seed Burger Buns: Gluten-free

This gluten-free hamburger bun goes great with the Black Bean burger and melted almond cheese. 2 3/4 cups all-purpose gluten free four (Bob’s Redmill) 1 teaspoon xanthan gum 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons apple sauce 1/4 cup Earth Balance buttery spread or shortening 1 cup unsweetened soy milk 1 tablespoons…

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…

Almond Mozzarella Cheese

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If you think you can’t give up dairy because you love cheese, try our nut cheese recipes. This one is made from almonds. It makes a lot of cheese. I freeze it and only use a little at a time. Makes about 4 cups 1 cup raw almonds, soaked in water for 4 hours or…

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…

Berry Pear Compote

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Compotes are so easy to make and are a wonderful alternative to sugary syrups for topping pancakes and waffles. I keep frozen berries in the freezer to add to fresh fruit for a beautiful compote. Serve over Buckwheat Pancakes. 2 ripe Bosc Pears, cut into small cubes (Apples may also be used) 1 package frozen…

Kale Salad with Bell Peppers and Mangos

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I eat big salads every day.  I love kale salad, but only seem to make it when I am out of lettuce. It’s so good, I should make it more often.  This is a great salad to prepare in advance and bring to a potluck or picnic.  Unlike salads made with lettuce that will wilt…

Avocado Shiitake 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…

Summer Rolls

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These rolls require a little time and a little patience. I think they are worth it. The result is a flavor that is so fresh. A hint of mint, the crunchy juiciness of the sprouts, the bite of the chives all mix together to create something very special. 1 square (3.5 oz) baked tofu sliced…

Warm weather – cool food.

When the weather is warm we eat out on the terrace. Tonight’s menu: mesclun greens with carrot/ginger dressing; miso vegetable soup; summer rolls filled with sweet pea sprouts (that I sprouted myself), baked tofu, rice noodles, mint, chives (from our terrace garden) served with a spicy peanut sauce and maki with avocado mango and shitaki…

Tahini Wasabi Sauce

I tried to avoid using salt as much as possible. Instead of a soy sauce for dipping the maki, I created a tahini wasabi sauce 2 tablespoons sesame tahini 1/4 cup water 1 teaspoon wasabi powder 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar Put two tablespoons of tahini in a small bowl. Slowly add in a little…

Spicy Peanut Sauce

I love this sauce, sweet, spicy and peanutty.  The peanut sauces in restaurants are too sugary for my palette.  So I make this easy recipe just the way I like it. 2 tablespoons unsalted peanut butter (creamy or chunky) 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon to 2 Tablespoons maple syrup, agave or brown rice syrup (optional)…

Carrot Ginger Dressing

I don’t make this dressing enough and love it when I do. 1 cup of finely grated carrots 1-2 teaspoons finely grated ginger (to taste) 3/4 cup water 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil, optional 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon tahini  In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth.  If too…

Corn Bread: Gluten-Free

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I like cornbread made with… corn! Corn bread is best with juicy corn kernels baked into the batter. You can baked the batter in a pan and cut it into squares for a Thanksgiving dinner or bake individual muffins for a weekend breakfast.             1 cup cornmeal 1 cup Bob’s…

Apple Ginger Compote

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I love fresh apple compote and a little bit of fresh ginger gives it a spicy twist. 1 tart crisp apple, cut in small pieces. (If organic, leave on the peel) 1/2 cup apple sauce (unsweetened) or light colored jam like our REAL Apricot Butter 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons raisins or 3 chopped dried…

Coconut Waffle: Gluten-Free

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It’s amazing – sometimes the most creative ideas come from using up what’s left in the refrigerator. Coconut waffle topped with Apple Ginger Compote. Tropical flavors meet the waffle. We call it, the Traffle! 1/2 cup oatmeal flour or rolled oats ground into a flour 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour 1/2 cup ground flax…

Biscuits: Gluten-Free

These are so simple, so tasty, so perfect. With Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Flour made with garbanzo and fava bean flours it’s hard to believe these yummy delights are good for you! 2 cups all-purpose gluten free four (Bob’s Redmill) 1 teaspoon xanthan gum 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons…

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies: Gluten-Free

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These are perfect anytime, for holidays, celebrations and especially everyday moments like treating children to warm oatmeal cookies after school or for dipping in your afternoon tea. 2 sticks (1 cup) vegan butter 1 cup sugar (vegan, evaporated cane juice) 1 cup brown sugar (vegan) 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds 4 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon…

Sesame Cookies: Gluten-Free

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These cookies were inspired by Sharon Valencik’s recipe in her cookbook Sweet Utopia. I love the sesame flavor so much! I could not give them up and had to make a gluten-free version. 2 cups white rice flour 1/3 cup raw white sesame seeds 1/3 cup raw black sesame seeds (white may be used instead)…

Chocolate Dipped Mint Chocolate Cookies: Gluten-Free

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Of all the Girl Scout cookies, Thin Mints were my favorite. This vegan, gluten-free recipe, sans hydrogenated oil and whey is so much better! Cookies 1½ tablespoons tapioca starch ¼ cup sugar (evaporated cane juice) ¼ cup brown sugar pinch of baking soda ¼ cup cocoa powder ½ cup brown rice flour 1 teaspoon xanthan…

Nut Butter Sandwich Cookies: Wheat-Free

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Below is a recipe inspired by the Do-si-dos, Peanut Butter Sandwich Girl Scout Cookies. Here natural peanut butter is used, made only from peanuts! Conventional peanut butters contain sugar, hydrogenated oils and a long list of unnecessary ingredients. Other nut or seed butters may be used, like almond butter or sesame tahini, for delicious variations.…

Coconut Caramel Chocolate Dipped Cookies: Gluten-Free

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Based on the Girl Scouts’ Samoa or Coconut-deLites, these cookies are so much more delightful!                 Cookies: 1/3 cup Earth Balance natural shortening ¾ cup sugar 2¼ cups white rice flour 1½ teaspoon xanthan gum ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ cup applesauce 2 teaspoons…

Basic Shortbread Cookie: Gluten-Free

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This cookie recipe can be used as a base for so many different kinds of cookies. Just replace the ginger and lemon with other flavors and top with sprinkles, sugar, chopped nuts, powdered sugar, shredded coconut – use your imagination. 1/3 cup vegetable shortening ¾ cup sugar (evaporated cane juice) pinch ground ginger ½ teaspoon…

Green Juice

I can not say enough about the importance of green juice. This is a great way to cram nutrients and super charge the immune system. Many people have asked me how I make green juice. I use a Breville Juice Fountain Elite. The ingredients in my juice vary based on what I find in the market.

I might use 3-6 stalks of celery, 1/2-1 cucumber (with skin if organic), 5-10 dark green leaves with stalks (can be kale, collards, chard), 1/2-1 whole lemon with the skin, 1 to 2 inches of whole, fresh ginger (with skin). Optional: 2-6 carrots, 1/4-1/2 beet, 1/2 bunch of parsley with stems, 1/4-1/2 onion, 1/2 bunch mint, 1 whole apple (with skin if organic). I also like to take the fiber that is separated from the juice and run it through the juicer 2 or 3 times. You’ll get more juice that way. Broccoli stalks are great too. You can cook the flowery heads separately and juice the stalks, since most people don’t like to eat the stalks. The lemon peel has vitamins and minerals and really smooths out the bitterness of the greens. I love ginger, but the more you add the hotter it will get. Some people like a little onion or raw garlic. I don’t like raw garlic. Here’s an interesting and important point: Many of the wonderful nutrients in the greens are fat soluble so you need to eat a little fat when you eat greens, in juice or salads or whatever. That’s why it’s nice to add a small amount of raw nuts and seeds with the salad. You can munch on a small amount of nuts, like 6 walnut halves when having the juice if you are not having any fat at the same time. If you really don’t like the juice then you can back up and start with a sweeter mix like carrot, apple and ginger and/or lemon. Little by little you can add a leaf or two of kale and get used to the taste. Cucumber and celery are great too, the flavor is very light.

Watch how to make it here:

Wild Blueberry Whole Wheat Shortcake and Cream

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This is a lovely vegan version of buttermilk biscuits topped with a warm blueberry sauce and coconut cream. Biscuits (makes 1 dozen) 2/3 cup coconut milk 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 cup white flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 3 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar Preheat oven to 400…

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…

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…

Raspberry Coulis

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Raspberry Coulis is a wonderfully fresh, flavorful topping from waffles to decadent desserts. Place 1 package (2 cups) frozen or fresh berries in a saucepan over medium heat.  Watch and stir occasionally as berries “melt” into a sauce.  Add sweetener to taste. Strawberries may also be used.

Tofu Banana Cream

Indulge yourself with this simple, luscious tofu banana cream. 1 ripe banana 4 oz silken tofu Peel banana, place in a small baking dish and roast at 350oF for 30 minutes.  Banana will get brown and bubbly.  Remove from oven and let cool.  In a blender, mix banana with tofu until smooth.  If the mixture…

Apple Oatmeal Crumble, Wheat-Free

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This recipe is so easy. It makes a wonderful dessert, snack or breakfast dish. 6 tart medium apples or pears (peel if not organic, finely sliced) ¼ cup agave nectar or other sweetener ¼ cup margarine (Earth Balance, Smart Balance – no hydrogenated oils!) ½ cup oats ½ cup raw almonds Place sliced apples or…

Quick and Easy Muesli (Cold Oats Cereal), Gluten-Free

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Boxed cereal? No thank you! There is nothing better tasting or better for you than muesli you can mix up at home. RECIPE 2 cups oatmeal 1 cup nuts and seeds:sunflower, pumpkin, walnuts, pecans chopped into small pieces 1 cup dried fruit: dates, raisins, figs, apricots chopped into small pieces 4 cups non dairy milk…

Luxuriously Delicious Hot Oatmeal, Gluten-Free

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Oatmeal cooked up with fresh and dried fruits, raw nuts and seeds is a yummy way to start the day. 2 cups oatmeal 5-6 cups water (more water will take a little longer to cook, and makes a lighter, creamier cereal) 2 apples chopped (if not organic, peeled) 2 ripe bananas sliced ½ cup nuts…

Piccata Sauce

Here is a piccata sauce recipe you can make at home for a dinner party, a romantic dinner for two or any occasion and use with tofu, tempeh or seitan. 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 cups of white wine and/or vegetable broth 1/4 cup of capers 1/4 cup of chopped parsley 2…

Seitan Roast For Seitan Piccata

Seitan piccata 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…

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Our REAL Garlic Mashed Potatoes are creamy and full of delicious flavor. Surprising simple, using no oil, butter, margarine or milk. Serves 4 to 6 adults 4 lbs Organic Yukon Gold Potatoes 4 large bulbs of organic garlic 1/2 Cup of Vegetable Stock (see recipe) 1 gallon of boiling water 3 to 4 stalks of…

Vegetable Stock (clear)

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The stock may be used immediately in your favorite soups and/or dishes, or you can freeze it and use as you would bouillon or as a base for sauces and stews. Be creative.     3 large organic carrots 4 large stalks of organic celery 2 whole large organic white or yellow onions (not peeled)…

Herb Dijon Vinaigrette

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Most vinaigrettes have a lot of oil. I prefer a very tangy dijon vinaigrette. If you like yours more mild, add more olive oil. 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar 4 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper to taste. dried herbs, choose the ones you like: 1/2 teaspoon parsley 1/2 teaspoon sage…

Asian Slaw

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Watch how simple it is to make this great salad, Asian Slaw. 1/2 head of Napa cabbage 2 carrots 2 scallions, finely sliced 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 2 teaspoons sesame oil, optional 1 Tablespoon soy sauce, optional, to taste juice from one fresh lime Cut cabbage into fine strips, 1/4…

Cashew Cheddar Cheese

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This is a recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Real Food Daily Cookbook. It makes a lot of cheese. I freeze it and only use a little at a time. Makes 4 cups “This cheese is great for shredding or melting. Cashews work better than other nuts because they blend into such a…

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…

Roasted Garlic Pesto

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Roasting the garlic gives this pesto a sweet, rich, smooth flavor. Perfect on pasta, potatoes, sandwiches – everything! 1 bouquet of fresh basil leaves – chopped 1 entire bulb of garlic, roasted in a 300 degree oven for 30 minutes and cooled 1/2 cup of olive oil 1/4 cup of raw pine nuts 1/4 cup…

The Veggie Burger

I like to take the time and make a big batch of these burgers and then freeze them. This way, these wonderful veggie burgers are ready to go whenever I have that burger craving. Bring 2 1/2 cups water to a boil in a pot. Add to the water: 1/2 cup Braggs Liquid Aminos 1…

Baked French Fries

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These oven baked fries are the best – with potatoes, sweet potatoes or yams or mixing them all up together. 5 organic sweet potatoes, yams, red, yellow or white potatoes washed and dried. Peel if not organic. Optional: 1 tablespoon of high temperature cooking oil Optional: your favorite herbs and spices, 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon…

The Portobello Mushroom Steak Sandwich

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There are so many things I love about this sandwich – the freshly grilled onions sweet peppers and portobello all perfectly seasoned, the pesto spread and a wonderful bread. Serves 4 4 large Portobello mushrooms 2 red peppers, cut lengthwise in half and seeded 2 yellow peppers, cut lengthwise in half and seeded 1 onion,…