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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…

Garam Masala Rice

Spice up your everyday rice easily with a little onion and Garam Masala. Garam Masala is a spice mix that typically contains Black and White Peppercorns, Cloves, Cinnamon or cassia bark, Mace (part of nutmeg), Black and Green Cardamom pods, Bay leaf, Cumin and Coriander. Ingredients: 1 cup organic brown basmati rice 1 cup organic…

Mac And Cheese: Oil-Free AND Phthalate-Free

A new report from KleanUpKraft.org is getting a lot of press, and it should! Thirty cheese product items, representing several varieties and brands, were tested. The total concentration of phthalates in macaroni and cheese powder (the kind found in Mac And Cheese products) was more than four times higher than in natural cheese, on a…

French Herbed Flax Crackers

Ingredients 1 cup whole flax seeds, brown or gold 1/4 cup ground flax 1 Tablespoon Herbes de Provence (or any combination of dried Basil, Thyme, Rosemary, Marjoram and Oregano) 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon Kelp, crumbled into a coarse powder 1 1/2 cups water Directions Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.…

Grilled Onions, Oil-free

Grilled onions are a tasty addition to so many dishes. You can prepared these onions in advance and refrigerate them until ready to use. We love grilled onions on our Chickpea Flatbread. Ingredients 1 onion, red, yellow or white about 1/4 cup vegetable broth or water Directions Peel and thinly slice the onion as you…

Roasted Garlic and Red Onion Smashed Cauliflower

Everybody loves mashed potatoes, but try this Smashed Cauliflower recipe. It tastes just as rich and comforting. Ingredients 2 medium heads of cauliflower or 1 very large head. 1 large red onion, quartered 2 bulbs of garlic 1 cup unsweetened soy milk or other nondairy milk 1/4 cup nutritional yeast Preheat oven to 350oF Take…

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…

Roasted Red Pepper Cauliflower Torte

This recipe starts with another recipe. We made Dr. Dean Ornish’s Roasted Cauliflower with Curried Red Pepper Glaze. We posted the recipe in Day 443 of What Vegans Eat. It was nice enough but for lots of reasons it sat in the refrigerator uneaten. Then Gary got creative and made this Roasted Red Pepper Cauliflower…

Risotto Veganese

Risotto Veganese is our vegan version of the braised rice dish from Northern Italy, an adaptation of Risotto Milanese. The distinctive ingredient in both the classic version and ours is a good quality saffron from Spain. Spanish saffron will set you back around $20 an ounce in a specialty food store. It may be a…

Corn-No-Beef-Sweet-Potato-Hash

Just in time for Saint Paddy’s Day, our REAL Corn-No-Beef-Sweet-Potato-Hash. It’s a savory dish that’s full of sweetness. 6 medium organic sweet potatoes (diced) 1 large organic onion (diced) 1 cup frozen organic corn 1 Tablespoon minced organic garlic 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon whole fennel seed (coarsely ground) 1 teaspoon whole caraway seed (coarsely…

Polenta with Roasted Garlic and Basil

Polenta is a versatile grain. It’s great savory or sweet. You can flavor it so many ways. This is a favorite with garlic and basil. 1 cup organic polenta (not the quick cooking kind) 3 cups water 6 cloves roasted garlic 1 Tablespoon dried basil salt to taste In a saucepan on medium heat, stir…

Sautéed Greens

Sautéed Greens go well with just about every meal. 2 bunches organic rainbow Swiss chard, red chard, green chard, spinach, kale, collards or other greens 1 large onion (chopped) 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional) salt and pepper to taste Wash and cut the long stems from the greens and reserve for…

Spicy Tempeh Bacon

  Ooh bacon! We love our tempeh bacon! It’s got all the flavor, chew, saltiness and sweetness and none of the nastiness that comes with pork bacon from innocent pigs. Make it as spicy or mild as you like.   1 package tempeh, 8 ounces (We used ‘original’ but you can use any tempeh mix)…

Oven Roasted Potatoes

These Oven Roasted Potatoes make a satisfying dinner side dish with Tempeh Steaks or for breakfast with a Tofu Scramble. You can use other kinds of potatoes. The cooking time will vary based on your oven and the type of potato. We also love roasting New Potatoes, the little round ones. The make a great…

Sautéed Carrots

Sautéed Carrots make a colorful, elegant addition to any fine meal.   4 large carrots 1/2 finely diced onions 1/2 cup white wine 1/4 cup finely chopped kale (about one leaf) 2 teaspoons olive oil, optional 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon salt, optional   Trim the ends off of the carrots then scrub the…

Home Fries

Here are our REAL Home Fries as seen on Episode 2 of Transition Kitchen, served with No Eggs Benedict Arnold and Vegan Hollandaise. 1 pound (about 8 small sized potatoes) organic Yukon Gold, Red New Potatoes, Yams or Sweet Potatoes. 1 large organic yellow onion 1 Tablespoon dried Herbes de Provence 1 Tablespoon olive oil,…

Roasted Winter Vegetables

Roasted veggies are a REAL kitchen staple that we keep in the refrigerator and munch on all week long! They’re great diced and put in a salad or add them to your favorite veggie stock for a quick soup or serve hot as side dish with your favorite grains and veggie meats. Fantastic cold or…

Turnip Cakes

This is a variation on our baked potato pancake recipe. Turnips have a sweet flavor with a mild bite, a great winter dish.   Turnips or Rutabagas (about 2 pounds, washed and peeled) 1 large onion, peeled 1/4-1/2 cup flour (all purpose flour, wheat or gluten-free) 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil (optional – if you are…

Forbidden Nutty Rice

Does calling black rice “forbidden” make you want to eat more of it? You should because it’s so good for you! Full of flavor and great nutrition, this dish combines brown, black and red rice varieties and is a tasty complement to our REAL Chickpea Stew. 1 cup short grain brown rice 1/2 cup black…

Toasted Buckwheat

Traditionally buckwheat is cooked with eggs which keeps the kernels from getting mushy and sticking to each other. Using the method below your buckwheat will cook up perfectly. Buckwheat goes well for breakfast or brunch; a tasty, healthier substitute for hash browns. This dish partners well with our REAL Green Veggie Tofu Scramble. 1 onion…