Holidays/Seasons

Valentine’s Day Pancakes

Heart-shaped, love-filled, vegan, gluten-free pancakes for Valentine’s Day, or Vegantine’s Day, as we like to call it or any day you want to treat someone special with something special.     RECIPE: 2/3 cup sorghum Flour 2/3 cup garfava Flour 2/3 cup potato starch 4 tablespoons ground flax seeds (buy about a pound of seeds,…

Tempeh Sausage Balls

8 ounces tempeh (crumbled) 1/4 cup all purpose flour (wheat or GF) or 2 tablespoons starch (corn, potato, etc.) 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 2 Tablespoons ground flax seeds 3/4 cup red wine 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian leaf parsley 3 garlic cloves (finely diced) 1 teaspoon dried rosemary 1 teaspoon dried sage 1 teaspoon dried…

No Eggs Benedict Arnold

Happy Valentines Day! Here’s a dish to serve to the ones you love – ‘Eggs’ Benedict Arnold. This traitor to the original recipe is egg-free, cholesterol-free, gooey and good. Come over to our side – join the vegan ranks! No Eggs Benedict Arnold For Two (As seen on Episode Two of Transition Kitchen) 1 block…

Vegan Hollandaise Sauce

Here’s our REAL Vegan Hollandaise Sauce to top our No-Eggs Benedict Arnold, as seen in the Transition Kitchen. 1 cup of REAL Vegan Mayonnaise or any vegan mayo product 1/4 cup of vegan butter (Earth Balance) 
2 teaspoons lemon juice
 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads or 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 1/8 teaspoon of a teaspoon cayenne pepper…

Vegano Timballo De Rigatoni

  Timballo De Rigatoni is a hearty dish with wide tube pasta, eggplant, peas, and mushrooms in a thick tomato sauce and topped with tofu ricotta cheese sauce. Serve with our REAL Tempeh Sausage Balls.   INGREDIENTS 3 large cans or jars (28 ounces, total 84 ounces) of crushed tomatoes 12 ounces tomato paste 2…

Vegan Calamari Style Tofu Steaks

This dish is a great celebration dish! And it works well for the seasoned vegan perhaps wanting to indulge for the holidays, and/or for the curious about transitioning to a plant-based life-styler who likes to experiment in the kitchen. Either way we hope you love to cook because this dish requires some skill, time and…

Hazelnut Cream Pie

Raw pies, made with whole plant foods like raw nuts and seeds and dried fruit, are luxuriously rich and decadent. There’s no guilt here. Another slice please! For the crust: 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup pitted medjool dates 1/2 cup raisins For the filling: 1/4 cup…

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies, Gluten-Free

This is a delicately spiced, chewy cookie. For the cookie 1 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour (we use Bob’s Red Mill) 3/4 teaspoons baking powder 3/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 3 tablespoons vegan butter 6 Tablespoons brown sugar 1…

Pumpkin Pie, Gluten-free, Soy-free

This is our veganized version of the classic Libby’s Pumpkin Pie recipe. 2 Tablespoons ground flax seeds 4 Tablespoons water 3/4 cup sugar (we use evaporated cane juice) 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 15-ounce can pumpkin purée 1 1/2 cups…

Apricot Nut Balls

Here’s a naturally sweet treat, made from dried fruit, raw nuts and seeds. They are a stunning addition to any festive dessert table. 1 cup dried unsulphured apricots 1/2 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons cocoa powder Optional: 1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup Optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla Topping Variations:…

A Thanksgiving Story: Turkey, Turnips, Transfusions

Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go… As a child I loved the images in that song and thought of them every Thanksgiving as my family took off to my grandparents’ home, a one-bedroom apartment in Bayside, New York, where the Matinecock Native American first settled in 2000 B.C.  I’d…

My Passover Tears

The Passover holiday begins today and so does my ambivalence. I love traditions, story telling, special holiday foods. But I am so torn with the contradictions! The message of Passover, liberation from slavery, is something that resonates strongly for me. Should the holiday just be about the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in…

Sponge Cake, Gluten-Free

Sponge cake, is often wheat-free for the Passover holiday and loaded with eggs. This cake is egg-free, light and lovely. It is kosher for Passover for the Sefardic Jews but not for Ashkenazi Jews because it contains soy and rice. 3/4 cup white rice flour 3/4 cup potato starch 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1…

Kale Salad in Costa Rica

While on a farm in Costa Rica I put this fresh kale salad together. I love to use mandarina aceto, a local citrus fruit here to dress all my salads. One bunch dinosaur kale, about 8 ounces. One yellow bell pepper, seed and diced 1/2 avocado 4 cherry tomatoes, quartered One half papaya, seeded and…

Red Kuri Squash with Polenta Stuffing

This dish is a main event that can be carved at the table and served with your favorite sides and gravy. If you can’t find a Red Kuri Squash (pictured) you can use a pumpkin or a large squash that can be hollowed out and filled with our REAL polenta stuffing. When you see this…

Lentil Burgers, gluten-free

Fire up the barbecue. These burgers are great on the grill. They are wonderful anytime, even cold. 1 3/4 cups brown lentils, cooked, rinsed, drained 1 cup cooked wild rice 1 teaspoon beet powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried summer savory 1/4 cup raw almonds,…

Creamy Avocado White Bean Sauce

Who needs dairy? We don’t! Not when there are avocados and white beans in the world. Move over Fettuccine Alfredo. This sauce is so rich and creamy – without any oil and no dairy! 1 can Navy Beans (15 oz.) 1 medium ripe Haas Avocado 1/4 cup walnuts 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 tablespoon mellow…

Strawberry Blueberry Sunflower Green Smoothie

Today’s smoothie is a mix of berries with kale. Sunflower seeds have a very simple flavor that blend well with the other ingredients and are packed with nutrition. Kale, 4-5 leaves, depending on taste, stalks removed 12 oz frozen strawberries 1/3 cup frozen blueberries 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (preferably soaked 4-8…

Raspberry Lemonade Green Smoothie

Watch out! This smoothie is TART! I was craving something clean and tart this morning and this smoothie is a REAL eye opener. You can always sweeten it up to your taste by blending in pitted dates or raisins. 1 cup frozen raspberries 3/4 cup water or more, depending on desired thickness 2 Tablespoons flax…

Mango Almond Green Smoothie

My recipe for green smoothies is a fruit, a green and a fat. Sweet mango, collard greens and almonds blend up deliciously with fresh ginger for a little kick. It will keep you energized for hours> Collards, 1-5 leaves, depending on taste, stalks removed. 1 1/2 – 2 cups mango, fresh or frozen, cut into…