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White Bean and Vegetable Soup

It’s time for soup! Take the autumn chill off with this lovely white bean and vegetable soup. 2 cups small white beans (dry) 2 carrots 1 large onion 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 teaspoon blackpepper salt to taste (I don’t use any) 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped juice…

New York Style Cheesecake – gluten-free

Giving up cheese and all dairy products does not mean you have to give up fabulous desserts.  Try this rich, New York style cheesecake that’s not only vegan but gluten-free. No one will know it’s dairy-free and you may even fool yourself. Crust 1 1/2 cups white rice flour 1 teaspoon xanthan gum 1/3 cup…

Soupe au Pistou

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

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

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…

Vegan Treats Bakery

Responsible Eating And Living gets to sample some of the yummy offerings at Danielle Konya’s Vegan Treats Bakery in Bethlehem, PA.  For more on Vegan Treats visit VeganTreats.com

V-BLAT: Vegan Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado and Tomato

Autumn is here. We are trying to get in a few more days of outdoor eating and V-BLT’s or V-BLAT’s (Vegan Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado and Tomato) hit the spot. On a busy day, we keep it simple with our favorite store-bought tempeh bacon and vegan mayonnaise, although you can certainly make your own. Try it…

Tofu Broccoli Scramble, Gluten-Free

Tofu scramble is a hearty, filling, easy to prepare dish. Once you get the hang of it, you can be creative, varying the spices and vegetables that you add to the tofu. Turmeric is a great spice and an essential ingredient in this recipe. Not only does it have lots of healthful properties but it…

Red Cabbage Soup with Leeks and Potatoes

Whenever I make Leeks with Vinaigrette I like to use the leftover green tops for soup. Leeks go great with cabbage and potatoes. Red cabbage is especially flavorful in this soup. 1 red cabbage, shredded 1 onion, diced 4 leek tops, just the green tops not used in the Leeks with Vinaigrette recipe, diced 4…

Leeks with Vinaigrette

Leeks are extremely popular in France and when I lived there I had this dish several times a week. It’s hard to find slender leeks here in the United States but when I do, I make this dish. 4 slim leeks Vinaigrette Rinse the leeks. Peel away the out leaves to make sure there is…

Tofu Sour Cream

This is my vegan version of sour cream. Other tofu sour cream recipes have oil, vinegar, sugar and salt. I like this simple version best. 1 package (12 oz) silken firm tofu 6 Tablespoons lemon juice 3 Tablespoons water Blend the tofu, water and lemon juice until smooth. Store in the refrigerator. Tofu sour cream…

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…