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Cassoulet

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…