REAL Recipes

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

Pandemic Pasta Primavera

Here’s a nourishing yet comforting dish to prepare while practicing social distancing. Ingredients 1 package of brown rice spaghetti or other pasta (12-16 ounces) 1 bunch collards (about 6 large leaves) 3 carrots 1 red onion 2 cloves of garlic 1 cup vegetable broth or water 1/2 raw cashews (about 50) 2 1/2 cups water…

Quinoa Pilaf

I like using spices when I cook grains and vegetables because they add so much flavor. Onion, garlic, turmeric and tomato powders make a quick replacement for vegetable broth. Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 2 teaspoons onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon tomato powder 1 yellow onion, chopped…

Cassoulet Bean Soup

Turnips and parsips add great flavor to vegetable soups. Soup making is not an exact science. You can add more or less of any of the vegetables below. Ingredients: 3 cups (2 15-ounce cans) cooked white beans like cannelini, navy, etc. (we use Rancho Gordo Cassoulet Beans) 2-3 stalks celery, chopped 1 onion, peeled and…

The New Classic Cobb Salad

The story behind the origins of the Cobb Salad varies slightly, depending on who you talk to or what cookbook or online source you get your recipes. Most will agree that it was named after Robert Cobb, the owner of the famed Brown Derby Restaurant. Legend has it that one latenight Mr. Cobb realized that…

Purple Potato Salad

Purple potatoes give an eye-catching and tasty twist on the classic German potato salad. Ingredients: 4 pounds purple potatoes ½ cup chopped red onion ¾ cup chopped scallions 4 tablespoons chopped fresh dill ¾ cups apple cider vinegar Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Scrub and clean the potatoes. Place in a large pot and…

Blueberry Better-Than-Bran Muffins, Vegan, Gluten-Free, SOS-Free

This is a hearty muffin recipe. This recipe does not use an All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour that typically contains starches. Instead, only whole grains are used along with a little Garbanzo Bean Flour. Ingredients: 1 cup Rolled Oats or Steel Cut Oats (or Oat flour) 3/4 cup Millet (or Millet Flour) 1/4 Flax Seeds (or…

REAL Body Cream

Many of the commercial personal care products available have toxic ingredients in them. I like putting products on my skin that I know are safe to eat. The skin is the largest organ in the human body and what you put on your skin, goes in. I make a cream that I use on my…

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…

Classic French Tarte aux Pommes

Ingredients 8 Apples, organic, cored and quartered lengthwise (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.) 1/2 lemon 1/4 cup vegan sugar 1/4 cup water 1 Pie Crust, gluten-free 2 Tablespoons vegan butter,…

Baked Red Lentil “Salmon” Cakes

I was inspired to create this dish when I saw someone served a plate of grilled salmon. The color looked just like the red lentils I had cooked. Salmon is known to be rich in omega-3 fatty acids as are hemp seeds which gave me the idea to add them to this recipe. The result…

The Everything Flatbread

  Ingredients: 2 cups organic Garbanzo Bean Flour ( we love Namaste Raw Goods) 1 teaspoon organic Turmeric 2 teaspoon organic Onion Powder 2 teaspoons organic Parsley 2 teaspoons organic Rosemary 2 teaspoons organic Nutritional Yeast 2 teaspoons organic Poppy Seeds 2 teaspoons organic Caraway Seeds 2 teaspoons organic Sunflower Seeds 2 teaspoons organic Pumpkin…

Onion Rings (oil-free & gluten-free)

Who doesn’t love onion rings? It’s unusual to find vegan onion rings so I don’t have them very often. But when I do, I can only eat one or two because I am not used to eating fried foods, and they taste oily, and don’t feel so good afterwards in my gut. Problem solved! These…

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…

Pear Crisp

We love desserts like these, delicious and nutritious! Ingredients: 5 super ripe pears 1 cup blueberries 1 banana 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup raw almonds Directions: Preheat oven to 350oF. Dice the pears and the banana and mix them with the raisins, oats and blueberries. Put them in an oblong baking…

Banana Peanut Butter Custard Cream

I created this recipe as a cream to spread on pancakes. To my delight, it firmed up like a custard. Not only can this recipe be used as a rich spread for pancakes or crepes but it makes a delicious, quick dessert. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons peanut butter 1 ripe banana (fresh or frozen) 6 tablespoons…

Cabbage Salad

The first time I had a cabbage salad (not coleslaw) was at a friend’s home whose family was from Chile. I was about 12 and the chewy chunks of cabbage in the vinegar dressing were different to me than the iceberg lettuce salads I was used to. I picked at it and politely got it…

Lemon Hemp Seed Dressing

Hemp seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. The blend up quickly and easily with water to make this creamy dressing. Ingredients: 1/2 cup hemp seeds 1/2 cup water 2 lemons (or limes) 2 dates Optional: 1/4 red onion, cut in small chunks Directions: 1. With a knife, remove the rind off the lemons (or…