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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…

REAL Holiday Dinner Menu

RECIPES Bread Sticks Risotto Milanese in Saffron Vegetable Broth Butternut Squash Lasagna Tempeh In Crosta Roasted Garlic Smashed Turnips and Potatoes Sauteed Chard Crostada Di Ricotta Torta Al Limone    

Rosemary and Olive Bread, gluten-free

For a festive dinner I love to prepare a basket filled with homemade breads. Picture below is our REAL corn bread, Rosemary Olive Bread and its variation, Three Seed Rolls. 1 3/4 cups warm water 2 Tablespoons agave nectar 1 package Active Dry Yeast (2 1/2 teaspoons) 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseeds 1 1/4 cups sorghum…

Butternut Squash Lasagna

Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts, Tempeh Bacon Filling & Cashew Cream BéchamelVegan, Gluten-Free This rich and creamy baked Lasagna is as unbelievably satisfying as it is elegant. A perfect pasta course at a seven course meal or buffet or served with a salad. Trust me, you don’t need to eat a lot to feel full but…

Apple Sauce

Homemade apple sauce is easy to make. Made with your favorite organic apples they are perfect on top of our REAL Baked Potato Pancakes.     Ingredients 6 – 8 apples, cored and chopped (peel only if not organic) approximately 1/2 cup water     Directions Put the chopped apples in a medium size saucepan.…

Caraway Seed Rye-Style Bread, Gluten-Free

What I love about rye bread are the seeds and the sourdough. Well now you can do that without rye flour, without the gluten with our REAL Caraway Seed Rye-Style Bread recipe. 1 1/2 cups sorghum flour 1 1/2 cups garbanzo flour 1 cup brown rice flour 1 cup potato starch 1 cup tapioca flour…

Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder is on my list of hearty, comfort foods. The Caraway seeds are essential for the best flavor. 1 package (16 oz) frozen corn or 3 cups corn kernels 2 medium onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 medium potatoes, cut in small cubes (peel if not organic) 1 carrot, cut in small chunks…

Apple Cranberry Raisin Butter (Holiday Butter)

Apple Cranberry Raisin Butter is delicious in place of cranberry sauce, chutney or apple sauce, or used in recipes calling for a fruit butter like our Holiday Apple Cranberry Spice Muffins or our Baked Potato Pancakes. I like to call it Holiday Butter because it tastes like the winter holiday season.     Ingredients 8…