REAL Recipes

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

Panettone

  Enjoy this sweet bread loaf for special occasions like Easter, Christmas, and New Year’s. Aquafaba makes it light and moist.   Ingredients 3 packages of active dry yeast 1/4 cup sugar (evaporated cane juice) 1/2 cup lukewarm water 6 Tablespoons Aquafaba 1 tablespoon soy lecithin 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon…

Eggplant DeMattouille (Gary De Mattei’s Ratatouille)

Gary De Mattei whipped this dish up, inspired by Ratatouille and we’re calling it Eggplant DeMattouille. Ingredients 1 8-ounce package marinated tempeh (cut in 2” cubes) 1 large eggplant (chopped to 1” cubes) 2 Yukon Gold potatoes (chopped to 1” cubes) 1 large sweet potato (chopped to 1” cubes) 1 large red onion (rough chopped)…

Radiant Health Green Power Smoothie

I created this Radiant Health Green Power Smoothie for the 2016 Food Revolution Summit. It includes berries, leafy greens and green tea, all the foods Dr. Greger shared with us during the summit that boost our immune system and may slow aging. I’ve added a little turmeric powder to the mix because of its anti-inflammatory…

Homemade Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is so easy to make and I love it. I can’t believe it had taken me this long to make my own at home! I looked up a few recipes online and then went to making some. I am still perfecting it to my personal tastes. For example, one recipe used 2 Tablespoons of…

Buckwheaties

I first made and tried Buckwheaties when I was eating an all-raw vegan diet and I was looking at recipes in Juliano’s Raw, The Uncook Book book. It was one of the few recipes in the book that wasn’t smothered in olive oil and nama shoyu. I loved them! But I seemed to forget about…

Chickpea Tomato Stew

Here is an easy recipe that works well, especially if you cook a lot of beans every week and use them in different ways. It’s even better the next day when the flavors have had time to blend. 3 cups cooked chickpeas, rinsed (2 15-16 ounce cans) 3 medium organic Yukon Gold potatoes, cut in…

Fruity Corn Waffles

From one waffle recipe comes another. Wanting to make our Fruity Waffle recipe but out of most of the essential ingredients, I made this new version with what we had on hand. Gary says it’s his favorite (but he says that a lot!) He also said it reminded him of his pre-vegan days long ago…

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…

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.…

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 chickpeas. We recommend buying the unsalted cans.   Ingredients   Pastry for single-crust 9-inch pie (use 1/2 of our REAL Pie Crust, Gluten-Free) 2/3 cup vegan sugar (evaporated cane juice) 1/4 cup cornstarch or potato…

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…