REAL Recipes

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

Fruity Cacao Nibs Breakfast Bowl

I bought some cacao nibs for the first time a while back and wasn’t sure what I would do with them. I have been creating recipes that I love using these chocolaty, bitter, crunchy bits and this breakfast bowl is my favorite of all. Mixing the cacao nibs with the fruit and coconut tricks my…

Roasted Tofu

This is a Roasted Tofu like Bubbe would’ve made if she were vegan. No chicken had to die to make this. Preheat the oven to 385oF, either way, it’s about the same. 1 pound (16 ounces) block of super firm tofu. Firm tofu is okay too. 2 to 3 lemons, juiced. (About a 1/4 quarter…

Black Bean Stew with Tempeh

1 large white onion (diced) 3 carrots (peeled and diced) 3 stalks of celery (diced) 2 cups of water 1 tablespoon paprika 2 teaspoons chili powder (more if you like it hot) 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground pepper 1 quart of cooked black beans (about four…

Tofu No-Egg Salad

8 oz block of firm tofu (we used sprouted tofu) Seed Caesar dressing (about a cup) 1/4 cup finely chopped celery 1/8 of a cup of finely chopped red onion 1/4 teaspoon madras curry 1/4 teaspoon paprika freshly ground black pepper to taste Drain the water from the tofu package and then gently pressed it…

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…

Caraway Seed Whole Grain Bread, gluten-free

When I prepared for my interview with Marco Borges I read his cookbook The 22-Day Revolution Cookbook. It is excellent. I was surprised to see that the Seeded Whole Grain Brain, which is a yeasted gluten-free bread did not contain and starch, tapioca flour, xanthan gum or bean flours. I thought these ingredients were necessary.…

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…

Peanut Butter Cup Shake

1 Tablespoon cocoa powder 1 Tablespoon chia seeds 1 Tablespoon peanut butter (made with just peanuts, no salt) 1 Tablespoon maca powder 1 Tablespoon REAL Apricot Butter or other unsweetened fruit butter, jam or jelly 1 frozen banana 1 cup unsweetened soy milk or other nondairy milk In a blender combine all the ingredients and…

Vegan Coconut Meringue Pie, Gluten-Free

  With Aquafaba, vegan meringue is as easy as pie. Auafaba is the liquid from one 15 ounce can of garbanzo beans. We recommend buying the unsalted cans. We use the leftover cooking water from cooking dried garbanzo beans. We freeze this leftover water to have it on hand as needed. Aquafaba whips best when…

Apple Turnovers

  We fell in love with Fruit Turnovers with our afternoon tea when we were in Northern California and frequented the Big Basin Café in Saratoga. Here is our version which I love even more. The dough is lighter in flavor and texture and it’s gluten-free!   4 organic apples (other fruit may be used…

Tomates Provençal

I learned how to make these by watching some of my French friends make them. They are simple enough to make, and you can vary the recipe any way you like and make it your own. Many recipes include sprinkling the tomatoes with bread crumbs and parmesan. I keep mine simple with just garlic and…

Stuffed Zucchini

I love the little round zucchinis. They are perfect for stuffing. I don’t see them very often in the grocery store but when I do I grab them. I used to make them a lot when I lived int he South of France and served them with Tomates Provençal. 6 round Zucchini 1 Red Onion,…

Tammy’s Kale and Tomato Crostini

Kale can top any dish, especially this delightful crostini appetizer. Gary’s sister-in-law Tammy created this one. Ingredients 1 baguette 4-5 medium size tomatoes, a variety of colors like orange, red, yellow are more fun and make a lovely presentation 4-5 kale leaves (about 2 cups loosely packed) About 4 Tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon chopped…

Vegan Mineral Rich Bone-Free Broth

I want to nurture my microbiome, don’t you? That’s why I created this gut-healing Mineral-Rich Mushroom Broth, which is filled with good things that are good for you. And it’s comforting, satisfying and delicious. It’s made with celery, which is loaded with minerals. It’s got mushrooms, nutritional powerhouses with anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects. I add…

Gary’s Special

Gary talks a lot about Original Joe’s in San Jose. I remember going there when I lived in the Bay Area, late at night after performing in a show. They had huge plates of pasta, which was the best way to calm the post-performance adrenaline and get a good night’s sleep. Gary’s favorite dish from…

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…

Tri Colore Carrot and Red Lentil Soup

This is an easy soup to make. Red lentils practically dissolve into the water to make a flavorful broth and the carrots add sweetness. 4 carrots, Purple Yellow and Orange, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1/2 cup red lentils 6 white mushrooms, sliced 3 1/2 cups water Rinse and drain the lentils. Put all the ingredients…