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Enjoy some of our favorite recipes for summer.

Marinated Tea-Smoked Tempeh Slabs

Tempeh — The other, other, white meat substitute. For those transitioning to a plant based diet may we suggest a switch from Tofu to Tempeh as your main event course. On the grill or in the oven, this ancient bean cake is something to live for! If you are a novice with Tempeh, you may…

Tea-Smoked Barbecue Sauce

This is an ideal barbecue sauce for our Marinated Tea-Smoked Tempeh Slabs, but you can use it for any dish where you want a sophisticated, ‘grown-up’ flavor – not too sweet, subtly spicy. 1 large onion 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 cup Red Wine 1 cup Strong Smoked Russian Caravan Black Tea (it has a…

Insalata Caprese

Like the salad from the Italian region of Campania, this version uses tofu. Dried black olives add the salt and tahini dressing adds the tang to perfect this simple combination. Serves Four 1 package extra firm organic tofu, drained and patted dry 16 tomato slices – (about 4 tomatoes) 16 fresh basil leaves 16 dried…

Summer Grilled Vegetables

Fire up the grill.  These vegetables brushed with light marinade are perfection.  They can also be prepared in advance and served at room temperature.  Make a sandwich with your favorite bread, pesto and almond cheese and sip on some iced Rooibos tea. Serves six 3 large Yellow Summer Squash 3 large Red Onions 6 large…

Strawberry Smoothies

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… Strawberry Smoothies! Made from three healthy ingredients, this is something delicious to scream about and will cool you down, no matter what the temperature is or whatever it is that is heating you up.  And our oven-baked french fries are great to dip in them too. 1…

S’mores: Gluten-free

I haven’t had a S’more in decades, not since my Girl Scout camping days. That is, not until recently. Now there are vegan marshmallows available for purchase and Graham Crackers are easy to make at home. Get that campfire going, here come the S’Mores. 12 Graham Cracker squares 36 small vegan gluten-free marshmallows (We use…

Strawberry Shortcake: Gluten-free

Breakfast at Wimbledon, July 4th brunch or any summer celebration, this Strawberry Shortcake recipe is a winner. 2 pounds fresh organic strawberries 2 Tablespoon sugar/evaporated cane juice (optional) 1 Tablespoon lemon juice Cashew cream 6 individual gluten-free shortcakes Rinse and pat dry strawberries. Remove stems and cut in quarters. Place in a medium bowl and…

Two all-bean patties, version 2

Two all-bean patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun: Gluten-Free. Another variation of the bean burger, these black bean burger are delicious served on a sesame seed bun with melted almond cheese. Serve with a mango flavored green iced tea and baked potato fries. 2 cups cooked black beans, drained…

Berry Pear Compote

Compotes are so easy to make and are a wonderful alternative to sugary syrups for topping pancakes and waffles. I keep frozen berries in the freezer to add to fresh fruit for a beautiful compote. Serve over Buckwheat Pancakes. 2 ripe Bosc Pears, cut into small cubes (Apples may also be used) 1 package frozen…

Kale Salad with Bell Peppers and Mangos

I eat big salads every day.  I love kale salad, but only seem to make it when I am out of lettuce. It’s so good, I should make it more often.  This is a great salad to prepare in advance and bring to a potluck or picnic.  Unlike salads made with lettuce that will wilt…

Summer Rolls

These rolls require a little time and a little patience. I think they are worth it. The result is a flavor that is so fresh. A hint of mint, the crunchy juiciness of the sprouts, the bite of the chives all mix together to create something very special. 1 square (3.5 oz) baked tofu sliced…

Quick and Easy Muesli (Cold Oats Cereal), Gluten-Free

Boxed cereal? No thank you! There is nothing better tasting or better for you than muesli you can mix up at home. RECIPE 2 cups oatmeal 1 cup nuts and seeds:sunflower, pumpkin, walnuts, pecans chopped into small pieces 1 cup dried fruit: dates, raisins, figs, apricots chopped into small pieces 4 cups non dairy milk…

Asian Slaw

Watch how simple it is to make this great salad, Asian Slaw. 1/2 head of Napa cabbage 2 carrots 2 scallions, finely sliced 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 2 teaspoons sesame oil, optional 1 Tablespoon soy sauce, optional, to taste juice from one fresh lime Cut cabbage into fine strips, 1/4…

The Veggie Burger

I like to take the time and make a big batch of these burgers and then freeze them. This way, these wonderful veggie burgers are ready to go whenever I have that burger craving. Bring 2 1/2 cups water to a boil in a pot. Add to the water: 1/2 cup Braggs Liquid Aminos 1…

The Portobello Mushroom Steak Sandwich

There are so many things I love about this sandwich – the freshly grilled onions sweet peppers and portobello all perfectly seasoned, the pesto spread and a wonderful bread. Serves 4 4 large Portobello mushrooms 2 red peppers, cut lengthwise in half and seeded 2 yellow peppers, cut lengthwise in half and seeded 1 onion,…