REAL Recipes

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

Green Juice

I can not say enough about the importance of green juice. This is a great way to cram nutrients and super charge the immune system. Many people have asked me how I make green juice. I use a Breville Juice Fountain Elite. The ingredients in my juice vary based on what I find in the market.

I might use 3-6 stalks of celery, 1/2-1 cucumber (with skin if organic), 5-10 dark green leaves with stalks (can be kale, collards, chard), 1/2-1 whole lemon with the skin, 1 to 2 inches of whole, fresh ginger (with skin). Optional: 2-6 carrots, 1/4-1/2 beet, 1/2 bunch of parsley with stems, 1/4-1/2 onion, 1/2 bunch mint, 1 whole apple (with skin if organic). I also like to take the fiber that is separated from the juice and run it through the juicer 2 or 3 times. You’ll get more juice that way. Broccoli stalks are great too. You can cook the flowery heads separately and juice the stalks, since most people don’t like to eat the stalks. The lemon peel has vitamins and minerals and really smooths out the bitterness of the greens. I love ginger, but the more you add the hotter it will get. Some people like a little onion or raw garlic. I don’t like raw garlic. Here’s an interesting and important point: Many of the wonderful nutrients in the greens are fat soluble so you need to eat a little fat when you eat greens, in juice or salads or whatever. That’s why it’s nice to add a small amount of raw nuts and seeds with the salad. You can munch on a small amount of nuts, like 6 walnut halves when having the juice if you are not having any fat at the same time. If you really don’t like the juice then you can back up and start with a sweeter mix like carrot, apple and ginger and/or lemon. Little by little you can add a leaf or two of kale and get used to the taste. Cucumber and celery are great too, the flavor is very light.

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Wild Blueberry Whole Wheat Shortcake and Cream

This is a lovely vegan version of buttermilk biscuits topped with a warm blueberry sauce and coconut cream. Biscuits (makes 1 dozen) 2/3 cup coconut milk 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 cup white flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 3 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar Preheat oven to 400…

Challah Bread

The Challah is a bread traditionally prepared for the three meals of the Jewish Sabbath. It is made with a large number of eggs, but in this vegan recipe I use soy lecithin. People who have eaten this bread have loved it, and cannot tell that there are no eggs. 1 package active dry yeast…

Oat Waffles With Tofu Cream And Raspberry Coulis, Gluten-Free

I love waffles for breakfast. These waffles taste so decadent, but it’s simply a bowl of oatmeal in another form. Indulge yourself! Blend together the following ingredients: 1 ¼ cup rolled oats or 1 cup oats and 1/4 cup cornmeal 4 tablespoons ground flax seeds ¼ cup sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons cornstarch or…

Raspberry Coulis

Raspberry Coulis is a wonderfully fresh, flavorful topping from waffles to decadent desserts. Place 1 package (2 cups) frozen or fresh berries in a saucepan over medium heat.  Watch and stir occasionally as berries “melt” into a sauce.  Add sweetener to taste. Strawberries may also be used.

Tofu Banana Cream

Indulge yourself with this simple, luscious tofu banana cream. 1 ripe banana 4 oz silken tofu Peel banana, place in a small baking dish and roast at 350oF for 30 minutes.  Banana will get brown and bubbly.  Remove from oven and let cool.  In a blender, mix banana with tofu until smooth.  If the mixture…

Apple Oatmeal Crumble, Wheat-Free

This recipe is so easy. It makes a wonderful dessert, snack or breakfast dish. 6 tart medium apples or pears (peel if not organic, finely sliced) ¼ cup agave nectar or other sweetener ¼ cup margarine (Earth Balance, Smart Balance – no hydrogenated oils!) ½ cup oats ½ cup raw almonds Place sliced apples or…

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…

Luxuriously Delicious Hot Oatmeal, Gluten-Free

Oatmeal cooked up with fresh and dried fruits, raw nuts and seeds is a yummy way to start the day. 2 cups oatmeal 5-6 cups water (more water will take a little longer to cook, and makes a lighter, creamier cereal) 2 apples chopped (if not organic, peeled) 2 ripe bananas sliced ½ cup nuts…

Piccata Sauce

Here is a piccata sauce recipe you can make at home for a dinner party, a romantic dinner for two or any occasion and use with tofu, tempeh or seitan. 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 cups of white wine and/or vegetable broth 1/4 cup of capers 1/4 cup of chopped parsley 2…

Seitan Roast For Seitan Piccata

Seitan piccata is a very popular entree in a number of upscale vegan restaurants, because it is so, so good. Here is the recipe you can make at home for a dinner party, a romantic dinner for two or any occasion. Yield: 8 servings Also makes great sandwiches! 1 gallon water (or more for boiling…

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Our REAL Garlic Mashed Potatoes are creamy and full of delicious flavor. Surprising simple, using no oil, butter, margarine or milk. Serves 4 to 6 adults 4 lbs Organic Yukon Gold Potatoes 4 large bulbs of organic garlic 1/2 Cup of Vegetable Stock (see recipe) 1 gallon of boiling water 3 to 4 stalks of…

Vegetable Stock (clear)

The stock may be used immediately in your favorite soups and/or dishes, or you can freeze it and use as you would bouillon or as a base for sauces and stews. Be creative.     3 large organic carrots 4 large stalks of organic celery 2 whole large organic white or yellow onions (not peeled)…

Herb Dijon Vinaigrette

Most vinaigrettes have a lot of oil. I prefer a very tangy dijon vinaigrette. If you like yours more mild, add more olive oil. 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar 4 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper to taste. dried herbs, choose the ones you like: 1/2 teaspoon parsley 1/2 teaspoon sage…

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…

Cashew Cheddar Cheese

This is a recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Real Food Daily Cookbook. It makes a lot of cheese. I freeze it and only use a little at a time. Makes 4 cups “This cheese is great for shredding or melting. Cashews work better than other nuts because they blend into such a…

The Tofu Club

This is a such a satisfying sandwich! 2- 12 oz package of firm tofu, drained vegetable oil — for grilling the tofu and the bacon 8 slices of bread vegan mayonnaise 4 slices tempeh bacon 4 large lettuce leaves 2 tomatoes sliced 16 sandwich picks or 8 teriyaki skewers cut in half 16 pimento stuffed…

Roasted Garlic Pesto

Roasting the garlic gives this pesto a sweet, rich, smooth flavor. Perfect on pasta, potatoes, sandwiches – everything! 1 bouquet of fresh basil leaves – chopped 1 entire bulb of garlic, roasted in a 300 degree oven for 30 minutes and cooled 1/2 cup of olive oil 1/4 cup of raw pine nuts 1/4 cup…

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…

Baked French Fries

These oven baked fries are the best – with potatoes, sweet potatoes or yams or mixing them all up together. 5 organic sweet potatoes, yams, red, yellow or white potatoes washed and dried. Peel if not organic. Optional: 1 tablespoon of high temperature cooking oil Optional: your favorite herbs and spices, 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon…