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Yeasted Burger Buns, Gluten-Free

Taking the time to make your own bread is always worth it. These yeasted burger buns are a variation on a recipe by Laurie Sadowski in her cookbook The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread. It’s the few tablespoons of ground almonds that give Laurie’s recipes a delicious flavor. LISTEN to the IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD interview…

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, Gluten-Free

Bring the sunshine to your winter breakfast table with Lemon Poppy Seed muffins. Red bananas add their own light lemony flavor while adding sweetness and acting as a binder.. I originally created this recipe with rice flour, but for those not wanting to consume too much rice, there is a second options with sorghum and…

Mini CriMini Mushroom Burgers

Some folks call the small sized burger a slider, some call them White Castle style, here at REAL we call them Mini Crimini Burgers. Regardless of what you call them, this recipe is simple with optimum results. We recommend 3 minis each as an entree or 2 each as a party appetizer for 12 friends.…

Pasta Frolla, Gluten-Free

Almond RIcotta Vegan Gluten-Free Cheesecake

Soy lecithin is used in place of egg yolks to bind pasta frolla and give this crust it’s rich flavor. And it rolls out perfectly. For the crust 2 cups rice flour plus a little extra for rolling 1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum 3/4 cup vegan butter 4 tablespoons soy lecithin in 4 tablespoons water…

Basic Wheat Flour Pie Crust

Use this crust for sweet or savory pies, like our Tomato Onion Quiche. Basic Wheat Crust 3/4 cup white flour and 3/4 cup whole wheat or 1/1/2 cups white flour 1 stick (1/2 cup) vegan butter Ice Water, 6-8 tablespoons Cut vegan butter into flour and knead dough. Add 2 – 3 tablespoons of water…

Pumpkin Seed Crust, Gluten-Free

The pumpkin seed crust is so flavorful and free of oil, butter or margarine. It’s a wonderful crust for Thanksgiving, for a sweet or savory pumpkin pie. Crust 1 cup brown rice flour plus extra on the side for rolling if necessary 1 cup hulled pumpkin seeds, soaked in water for at least 4 hours…

Rice Flour Pie Crust, Gluten-Free

This is a basic gluten-free pie crust that can be easily pressed into a pie plate. Crust 3/4 cup rice flour 1/3 cup vegan butter 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum 1 teaspoon evaporated cane juice (optional) pinch salt (optional) Ice Water, 4 tablespoons In a large bowl, mix together the flour, xanthan gum, salt and sugar.…

Baked Tofu Fries

A popular appetizer on some Asian menus is Fried Tofu. Tofu contains a good amount of fat and deep frying it in oil takes a healthy food and turns it into a not-so-healthy one. Here’s a great way to make Fried Tofu, without frying! One package (15-16 ounces) of tofu. Freeze the entire package of…

Winter Salsa, Version I

After reading Tomatoland, we stay away from buying tomatoes that are not organic or are out of season. In the winter, we’ll make tomato salsa with organic, salt-free canned tomatoes. 1 can (15 ounce) diced or crushed salt-free, organic tomatoes 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro 1/3 cup finely chopped scallions juice from one lime 1/2…

Corn Chips

January 29th is National Corn Chip Day. Celebrate by making your own corn chips, free of oil and salt, with corn tortillas. So easy! Try them with our easy REAL Winter Salsa Corn tortillas – Read the ingredients! Corn tortillas should contain corn, of course and not much else. We purchase corn tortillas made of…

National Blueberry Pancake Day

January 28 is National Blueberry Pancake Day. Start off this holiday morning or any day with any of the REAL recipes below, all vegan and gluten-free. These are something to celebrate! Blueberry Pancakes With blueberries added to the batter, they burst with gooey goodness. Blueberry Pan Cake This is literally a blueberry pan cake. In…

Blueberry Syrup

REAL blueberry syrup – surprisingly made only with blueberries! Serve with any of our REAL pancake recipes. 1 package frozen blueberries 1. Place the frozen blueberries in a saucepan on medium low heat. 2. Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, especially in the first few minutes to prevent the berries from sticking or burning…

Blueberry Pancakes, Gluten-Free

January 28 is National Blueberry Pancake Day. Start off this holiday morning or any day with our REAL Blueberry Pancake recipe. They are something to celebrate! 1 cup Brown Rice Flour (or Bob’s All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour) 1 cup Sorghum flour 4 tablespoons ground flax seeds (I buy them whole, grind them and keep them…

Buckwheat Waffles, Gluten-Free

This waffle, made with buckwheat flour is wheat-free, oat-free, light and crispy. 1/2 cup buckwheat flour 1/2 cup all purpose gluten-free flour (Bob’s Red Mill) or Sweet Sorghum Flour 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds 2 tablespoons tapioca starch or other starch: potato, corn 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 to 1 1/2 cups water (varies, based…

REAL Favorite Cookbooks of 2012

With so many vegan cookbooks coming out all the time, there are so many to choose from. Here are our REAL Favorite Cookbooks of 2012. 1. Ramses Bravo, BRAVO! Health-Promoting Meals From The TrueNorth Kitchen This is my personal favorite because Ramses Bravo has created recipes that are not only delicious but so good for…

Risotto Milanese in Saffron Vegetable Broth

For our soup course in our Italian Holiday Menu here is the Risotto Milanese in Saffron Vegetable Broth. For the risotto: 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice 1 teaspoon saffron threads 3 1/2 cups vegetable stock 2 cups Arborio rice 1/2 cup white wine 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) vegan…

Roasted Garlic Smashed Turnips and Potatoes

Serve our Roasted Garlic Smashed Turnips and Potatoes with our Tempeh in Crosta and Sauteed Chard. 4 lbs organic Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered 1 lb white turnips, peeled and quartered 4 large bulbs of organic garlic 1/2 cup of vegetable stock 1 gallon of boiling water 3 to 4 stalks of organic celery If you…

Tempeh In Crosta in Marsala Wine Sauce

The main course in our holiday menu is the Tempeh In Crosta in Marsala Wine Sauce. The Marinade 4 cups of vegetable stock 1 cup of Marsala Wine (you may use non alcoholic wine or all vegetable stock if you prefer) Juice of 3 lemons (with their peels) 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 onion,…

Bread Sticks, gluten-free

1 cup warm water 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds 1 package active dry yeast (1/4 oz) 2 teaspoons sugar (evaporated cane juice) 3/4 cup sorghum flour plus more (about 2 tablespoons) for handling dough 1/2 cup tapioca flour 1/4 cup arrowroot starch, corn starch or potato starch 1/2 cup rice flour or All Purpose Gluten-Free…

Torta Al Limone, Lemon Tart, Vegan and Gluten-Free

After a many course meal, this light and lovely lemon pie is a perfect finale. For the crust 3/4 cup rice flour 1/3 cup vegan butter 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum 1 teaspoon evaporated cane juice (optional) Cold water, 4 tablespoons In a large bowl, mix together the flour, xanthan gum, salt and sugar. Cut vegan…