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Green Veggie Tofu Scramble

1 onion chopped 1 cup frozen spinach or fresh that has been chopped and cooked 1 cup frozen kale or packed fresh kale (chop leaves and stalks into small pieces) 8 ounces firm tofu 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds mixed in 1/4 cup water additional water for cooking as necessary * Instead of spinach and…

Toasted Buckwheat

Traditionally buckwheat is cooked with eggs which keeps the kernels from getting mushy and sticking to each other. Using the method below your buckwheat will cook up perfectly. Buckwheat goes well for breakfast or brunch; a tasty, healthier substitute for hash browns. This dish partners well with our REAL Green Veggie Tofu Scramble. 1 onion…

Baked Tofu

Just marinate and bake. It’s easy to prepare these baked tofu steaks that make hearty, filling salad toppers, delicious sandwich fillers or as a main dish, like our REAL Tofu Steaks with Pasta And Kale. Tofu steaks travel well too, a terrific on the go food. 1 lb extra firm tofu 3 Tablespoons gluten free…

Nut Meat “Mock Tuna” Salad

After making some luscious rich nut milk, use the remaining nut meat for this colorful salad. It’s perfect for a picnic, barbecue, lunchtime sandwich or dip with crackers. Nut meat leftover from 1 cup nuts used for making REAL Nut Milk 1 cup finely chopped carrots 1 cup finely chopped celery 1 cup finely chopped…

Hazelnut Brown Rice Cereal

Using leftover rice from your favorite Asian restaurant, make a luxurious breakfast the following day. 2 cups cooked brown rice 1 cup hazelnut milk 1 tablespoon shredded, unsweetened coconut 1 banana, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon sunflower or pepitas (pumpkin seeds) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Mix ingredients together in a medium sauce pan, Cook…

Nut Milk

There is something sacred about making nut milk. I find soaking the raw nuts with clean, filtered, distilled water followed by blending it into a creamy, nutritious, flavorful milk, a peaceful process. As I do the blending, I meditate on the cows that are artificially inseminated by humans, separated from their babies within 24-48 hours…

Morrocan Chickpea Soup

1 can tomatoes (15 oz) 3 cans chickpeas (4.5 cups cooked) 2 quarts water 1 onion 5 oz spinach 6-8 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 teaspoon cumin 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon paprika optional 1 cup red wine optional 1-2 teaspoons porcini mushroom powder In a large soup pot, pour in water,…

My Passover Tears

The Passover holiday begins today and so does my ambivalence. I love traditions, story telling, special holiday foods. But I am so torn with the contradictions! The message of Passover, liberation from slavery, is something that resonates strongly for me. Should the holiday just be about the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in…

Sponge Cake, Gluten-Free

Sponge cake, is often wheat-free for the Passover holiday and loaded with eggs. This cake is egg-free, light and lovely. It is kosher for Passover for the Sefardic Jews but not for Ashkenazi Jews because it contains soy and rice. 3/4 cup white rice flour 3/4 cup potato starch 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1…

Costa Rica Chocolate Dot Oatmeal Cookies

Here is a recipe I prepared while in Costa Rica using the local ingredients that were available to me. 1/2 cup coconut oil 1 cup sugar (evaporated cane juice) 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flax seeds in 1/4 cup water 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 3/4 cups rolled oats plus 1 1/2 cup rolled oats…

Kale Salad in Costa Rica

While on a farm in Costa Rica I put this fresh kale salad together. I love to use mandarina aceto, a local citrus fruit here to dress all my salads. One bunch dinosaur kale, about 8 ounces. One yellow bell pepper, seed and diced 1/2 avocado 4 cherry tomatoes, quartered One half papaya, seeded and…

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cream Cookies: Gluten-free

These cookies are just like Tagalongs, the Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patties, only better! These are made with only natural ingredients, without whey, gluten, hydrogenated oils or artificial ingredients. I recently revisited this recipe in 2014 to improve it and decided to try a variation on Fran Costigan‘s “Chocolate Olive Oil Glaze for Chocolate-Dipped Anything”…

Chestnut Flour Pancakes, Gluten-free

During my interview with Elizabeth Wholey, author of Sustenance, she promised to send me a bag of chestnut flour when it was in season in Italy. And she did! I just received the flour and here is the first thing I made with it – chestnut pancakes. I made up a quick recipe and the…

Tom Kha (Thai Coconut Soup)

Traditional Tom Kha soup is made with chicken stock and fish sauce and it can be challenging to find a Thai restaurant to make the soup without these ingredients. Often fish sauce is considered vegetarian in Thai cuisine. The best way to have Tom Kha is to find your kitchen and make it yourself! This…

Socca Breakfast Wraps, gluten-free

Socca makes the perfect wrap. Try them for a hearty breakfast or brunch. Fill them with Baba Ganoush, White Bean Hummus, sautéed escarole, Tahini, olives and hot sauce. Socca/Chickpea Flour Crêpes Recipe

Red Kuri Squash with Polenta Stuffing

This dish is a main event that can be carved at the table and served with your favorite sides and gravy. If you can’t find a Red Kuri Squash (pictured) you can use a pumpkin or a large squash that can be hollowed out and filled with our REAL polenta stuffing. When you see this…

The Great Transformation Biscuits, gluten-free

I am reading The Holy Universe, A New Story of Creation For The Heart, Soul, And Spirit in preparation for my upcoming It’s All About Food interview this Tuesday with the author David Christopher. This book, beautifully written, lightened my spirit and filled me with awe and appreciation for being a part of this Universe…

Escarole Salad

Escarole is a REAL favorite when it comes to leafy greens. While it may look like ordinary lettuce, it’s actually a hardier, stronger leaf. It’s a great salad to travel with or bring to a party because it doesn’t wilt once dressed. Just toss it with your favorite dressing like our REAL Tahini and enjoy…

Blueberry Peanut Butter Scones

I keep all of these ingredients on hand so fresh-baked scones are practically ready when I want them. Flour Mix: 1 cup potato starch (or corn, arrowroot) 1 cup brown rice flour or sorghum flour 1 cup garbanzo bean flour or garfava flour ** OR ** 3 cups All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour (we use Bob’s…

Almond Biscotti, gluten-free

1 1/2 cups brown rice flour 1 1/2 cups rolled oats or oat flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 1/2 cups sugar (we use evaporated cane juice) 3/4 cup apple sauce or 1 ripe banana mashed 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 1/2 cups raw almonds, ground to…