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Tempeh Skillet Dinner

One skillet dinners are easy and have that good, old-fashioned, home-style cooking feeling to them. Ingredients: 1 package (8 ounces) organic tempeh 1 onion 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon medium-hot chipotle chili powder (optional) 1 teaspoon parsley flakes 1 cup water 1 can (15 ounces) diced, organic tomatoes, no-salt-added 1 cup frozen…

Cashew Jack

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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…