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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…

Insalata Caprese

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…