REAL Recipes

Here are our newest REAL recipes. All Vegan, mostly Gluten-Free.

Pear Crisp

We love desserts like these, delicious and nutritious! Ingredients: 5 super ripe pears 1 cup blueberries 1 banana 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup raw almonds Directions: Preheat oven to 350oF. Dice the pears and the banana and mix them with the raisins, oats and blueberries. Put them in an oblong baking…

Banana Peanut Butter Custard Cream

I created this recipe as a cream to spread on pancakes. To my delight, it firmed up like a custard. Not only can this recipe be used as a rich spread for pancakes or crepes but it makes a delicious, quick dessert. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons peanut butter 1 ripe banana (fresh or frozen) 6 tablespoons…

Cabbage Salad

The first time I had a cabbage salad (not coleslaw) was at a friend’s home whose family was from Chile. I was about 12 and the chewy chunks of cabbage in the vinegar dressing were different to me than the iceberg lettuce salads I was used to. I picked at it and politely got it…

Lemon Hemp Seed Dressing

Hemp seeds are rich in omega- 3 fatty acids. The blend up quickly and easily with water to make this creamy dressing. Ingredients: 1/2 cup hemp seeds 1/2 cup water 2 lemons (or limes) 2 dates Optional: 1/4 red onion, cut in small chunks Directions: 1. With a knife, remove the rind off the lemons…

Breakfast Black Beans

The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research published the most comprehensive study of diet and cancer called Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective in 2007. They have numerous recommendations including eating mostly foods of plant origin and eating relatively unprocessed cereals (grains) and/or pulses…

Red Cabbage with Lemon and Mint

This salad is surprisingly flavorful with fragrant lemon, refreshing mint and crunchy red cabbage and almonds. The dates add a subtle sweetness. Red cabbage is a hardy leaf that doesn’t wilt like softer lettuces. This dish travels well to potlucks and picnics. Ingredients: 1 cup raw almonds, chopped 8 cups shredded red cabbage (about 1…

Mushroom Ginger Congee

I was craving Mushroom Congee but I didn’t want to use rice. Congee or conjee is a type of rice porridge or gruel popular in many Asian countries, especially East Asia. I made it with tempeh instead and loved it. I imagine this dish will work with rice Cauliflower or a small cooked white bean…

Ginger Turmeric Latte

I am putting turmeric in just about everything these days. Turmeric fights inflammation and increases antioxidant capacity of the body. It is linked to improved brain function and lower risk of brain diseases. I love ginger too. It improves cognitive function, increases blood flow to the brain and modulates blood sugar levels, keeping energy levels…

Red Bell Pepper Turmeric Dressing

Turmeric is a health-promoting spice bursting with color. Use this sauce as a salad dressing, a dip for vegetables or a sauce of whole grains. Ingredients: 4 1/2 teaspoons fresh turmeric, peeled and minced 2 red or orange bell Peppers, seeded and sliced 1/2 cup lemon juice (from 2 lemons) 4 Tablespoons Tahini (optional) Add…

Steel Cut Oats and Millet Waffles

I am done with buying flours! I grind my own in my Vitamix. Millet and Steel Cut Oats grind up well and make wonderful waffles. Serve with Berries, Fresh fruit or Jam. Ingredients 3/4 cup steel cut oats, dry, uncooked 1/4 cup millet, dry, uncooked 2 Tablespoons flax seeds (brown or golden) 2 cups water…

Thaimeric Tomato Sauce

Sometimes the best ideas come from lack. Or apparent lack. We are going to be away from home for a while and we are using up what we have left in the refrigerator and pantry. We make a lot of sauces from nuts, seeds and nut and seed butters. We were out of everything. I…

Buckwheat Crêpes, Version 5, Gluten-free

  We have four other Buckwheat Crêpe or Pancake recipes on this site. This one is the newest and my favorite. Why? I start with raw buckwheat groats and make the flour by grinding them instead of buying buckwheat flour already ground. It’s fresher tasting and more flavorful. I find that making the flour fresh…

Pumpkin Seed Crusted Tofu Steaks

This is an amazing dish. It is not difficult to make and it doesn’t take a lot of time. I can’t believe how good it is. You can use this pumpkin seed “breading” with Tempeh, Portabella Mushrooms, Seitan, Gardein, Beyond Meat Chicken Strips or any veggie meat. Ingredients: 3/4 cup Raw Pumpkin Seeds 1 teaspoon…

Cherry Almond Waffles

We love waffles and make them all the time. We have many waffle recipes on this site that are vegan, gluten-free and totally yummy. Some are crispy, some are soft and cake-like. Try them all! This recipe is especially good because ground almonds are added to the batter for a rich flavor. I got started…

Millet Croquettes

Ingredients: 1 cup millet 3 cups water 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/3 onion 1/4 cup dried parsley 1 carrot Optional: 2-4 Tablespoons of Soy sauce, tamari, coconut aminos or 1/4-3/4 teaspoons salt, to taste. We don’t use any. Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350oF. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. Rinse millet in a…

Almond Ricotta

Just make this recipe. It is the creamiest, most delicious Ricotta you have ever tasted. Ingredients: 12 ounces raw organic almonds 2 Tablespoons Chickpea Miso (we use South River) 3/4 cups water Directions: 1. Put the almonds in a large jar and cover with about double the volume of water. Cover the jar and place…

Tempeh Tikka Masala

Sweet And Savory For a rich and delicious stew that is creamy, sweet and hot, try this recipe from REAL co-founder Gary De Mattei. When naming it we realized it was a lot like many of the Chicken Tikka Masala recipes available, only without the tomato purée. Maybe next time we make this dish we…

Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup

We had made a version of this soup while traveling using a store bought low-sodium vegetable broth. Once at home, instead of a packaged broth, I used herbs and spices to flavor the water instead. The sweet potatoes give the soup a nice flavor.   Ingredients: 6 cups water Spice/Herb mix: 2 Tablespoons onion powder…

Sweet Potato Bean Salad

We put this salad together in minutes when invited to a potluck event while traveling. These were the ingredients we had with us and they came together beautifully. 1/4 red onion, diced 4 small cooked sweet potatoes or 3 medium, cut in small cubes 1 can or brick of garbanzo beans, no salt added, rinsed…

Staffordshire Oatcakes

Serve these Staffordshire Oatcakes with our REAL Apricot Butter on a Autumn or Winter morning. 1 1/2 cups warm water 1 1/2 cups warm, unsweetened, plant milk 1 tablespoon sugar, optional (we use vegan evaporated cane juice) 1 (.25 ounce) envelope active dry yeast 2 1/2 cups rolled oats 2 cups All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour…