Holidays/Seasons

Consommé with Noodles (vegan chicken soup)

Chicken Soup brings up so many good memories of family and holiday dinners, as well as being comforted when sick with a cold. Being vegan, eating animals, including chicken, is off the menu. Chickens are intelligent, kind and caring individuals. Knowing what I know today, how most chickens are tortured from birth until slaughter, the…

Vegan Meatballs, Gluten-Free

This is a veganized version of the meatballs Gary’s parents used to make together. The “meat” in this recipe is our favorite grain blend of Brown Rice, Black Rice, Red Rice and Millet. Ingredients 1 cup brown rice 1/2 cup of millet 1/4 cup of black rice 1/4 cup of red rice 4 cups of…

Matzos, Matzohs, Matzahs

  It took a global pandemic to inspire me to make matzo! We had a family Passover seder on Zoom and I wanted to bring matzo to our table. I made two kinds, one with heirloom Einkorn wheat flour and the other with Oat flour.   I like to bake them on a pizza stone…

Cuccidati, Italian Fig Cookies, Gluten-Free

  Holidays are about traditions and treats. When I learned about all the Christmas cookies Gary’s family used to make, I was inspired to get baking. One of those cookies is the Cuccidati, the Italian Fig Cookie. Gary has reminisced about it many times. I never had one. Gary’s sister recently told us she was…

Pumpkin Bread, Vegan & Gluten-Free

Fall is in the air. How about making Pumpkin Bread this weekend? Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose gluten-free flour (we use Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Baking Flour, Gluten Free) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum 1 fifteen-ounce can pumpkin purée 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoons allspice…

Purple Sweet Potato Pie

This is another new tradition for our Thanksgiving dessert table. Ingredients 4 Tablespoons ground flax seeds (soaked in coconut milk) 3 cups of coconut milk, separated 1 cup sugar (we use evaporated cane juice) 1 1/4 cups date paste 2 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2…

Turnip Cakes

Ingredients 1 pound turnips, peeled and grated 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon Porcini mushroom powder 1 pound rice flour 7 cups water Optional: Organic Canola Oil* *We recommend organic canola oil, NOT conventional/industrial/GMO canola oil. They are not the same. Directions 1. Peel and grate the turnips. 2.…

Tarte aux Pommes version 2

Here’s is an Apple Pie to live for! It’s made with a gluten-free crust and no refined sugar. Ingredients 4 Granny Smith Apples, organic (We recommend using organic apples. They do not need to be peeled. If the apples are not organic, it’s best to peel them to avoid the concentrated residues of pesticides.) 1…

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…

Fresh Fruit Tart – Raw

This Raw Fruit Tart is a variation of our Fresh Fruit Tart recipe with a flour crust. It is a spectacular summer dessert for a picnic, barbecue or 4th of July celebration. Cacao Nibs give the crust a chocolate flavor. Ingredients: Crust 1/2 cup cacao nibs 1 cup raisins 1/2 cup pecans 1/2 cup almonds…

Tournedos de Riz Sauvage à la sauce Dijonnaise

This recipe is a variation of our Healthy World Burger, made with Thanksgiving-style herbs and spices. It’s a gorgeous dish with a chewy texture and subtle, savory seasonings. Ingredients 1 cup cooked millet ½ cup cooked black rice ½ cup cooked red rice 1 cup cooked brown rice 1 small red onion ½ cup walnuts,…

Vegan Panettone

  Enjoy this sweet bread loaf for special occasions like Easter, Christmas, and New Year’s. Aquafaba makes it light and moist.   Ingredients 3 packages of active dry yeast 1/4 cup sugar (evaporated cane juice) 1/2 cup lukewarm water 6 Tablespoons Aquafaba 1 tablespoon soy lecithin 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon…

Creamy Dijon Sauce (Dijonnaise)

Serve this luscious sauce with our Tournedos de Riz Sauvage. Ingredients Six to twelve black pepper corns 1 Tablespoon vegan butter (optional) 2 Tablespoons dried sage or parsley or a combination of both 1 cup cashew cream (not chilled, set out to get to room temperature) 1/4 cup boiling water 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard 1…

Rosh Hashanah

The best part about holidays for me is the food! I love celebrating all holiday foods, updating traditional recipes, making them not only delicious, but kinder to the nonhuman animals we share this planet with, gentler on the environment, and healthier. Here are my favorites for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah.   Challah Bread…

Vegan Lemon Meringue Pie

We paired our Gluten-Free Crust with Zsu Dever‘s Lemon Custard and Aquafaba Meringue for a perfect pie. It’s amazing! This is REAL meringue without using egg whites. We highly recommend getting her Aquafaba cookbook for all the details about making Aquafaba meringue and a lot more. We made our Aquafaba from cooking chickpeas in water…

Fresh Fruit Tart

This Fresh Fruit Tart is a spectacular summer dessert for a picnic or barbecue. Dark chocolate lines the crust which is filled with a sweet vanilla custard and then topped with fresh fruit. Ingredients: 1 9-inch Pie Crust (make your own or get one ready made) 1/2 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips 1 cup raw…

Aguas Frescas

Here’s a great recipe for colorful drinks made from whole fruits. The meaning of the Spanish words – Aguas Frescas is “fresh waters’ and Aguas frescas traditionally are a combination of fruits, cereals, flowers, or seeds blended with sugar and water to make light non-alcoholic beverages. There is no added sugar in this recipe. The…

Global Community Kale Salad

Urban garden-grown veggies come together with a tropical fruit salsa to create this beautiful dish. Ingredients 1 head of kale, stems removed. 1 ½ cups corn kernels, fresh or frozen 2 yellow, orange or red bell peppers, seeded and finely chopped ¼ cup sunflower seeds Papaya Avocado Salsa Directions Place small handfuls of the kale…

Healthy World Burger

Everyone loves a good burger. These are the best veggie burgers we have ever had! You can make it mild or with a little spicy kick using chipotle and chili powders. Ingredients 1 cup cooked millet ½ cup cooked black rice ½ cup cooked red rice 1 cup turanicum (also known as Kamut), soaked overnight,…

Papaya Avocado Salsa

Papaya Avocado Salsa is colorful and refreshing. It can be served with crackers or tossed with a salad in place of the dressing. Ingredients: 1 ripe medium avocado, peeled, pitted and diced 1/2 ripe papaya, peeled, halved, seeded, and diced 4 Tablespoons finely chopped red onion 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro…