REAL Recipes

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

Bellini

The Bellini, one of Italy’s most famous cocktails, is made ​​with sparkling white wine (Prosecco) and pureed white peaches (succo di pesca). If peach puree is not available try pear or another fruit nectar. The well-loved drink was invented in Italy in 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani, head bartender and owner of perhaps the most famous…

Vegan Carpaccio (in the manner of Harry’s Bar, Venice)

32 organic sun dried tomatoes 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon Herbes de Provence 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/2 cup capers vegan carpaccio mayonnaise sauce (recipe below) (Serves 8) Rehydrate tomatoes overnight in olive oil, vinegar and Herbes de Provence. Prepare the sun dried tomatoes Take two pieces of parchment paper…

La Baguette, gluten-free

Ooh la la! It’s fresh bread, vegan and gluten-free. This is basically the same recipe as the Pita Bread just cooked longer in a baguette shape. 1 cup warm water 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds 1 package active dry yeast (1/4 oz) 2 teaspoons sugar (evaporated cane juice) 3/4 cup sorghum flour plus more (about…

Fruit and Nut Truffles

When craving something sweet, these treats come together just in time. There is no guilt here, only goodness. 1 cup raisins (or other sweet dried fruit like dates, figs) 1/2 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (or any combination of nuts and seeds) 1/4 cup shredded coconut 2 tablespoons cocoa 2 teaspoons…

Happy Halloween

When The Swingin’ Gourmets celebrate Halloween it’s not just swingin’, it’s also vegan.   Part I:   Can’t view the above video? Watch it HERE.   Part II:   Can’t view the above video? Watch it HERE.   Get these great recipes for your very own Happy Halloweegan Fondue Party!   Cashew Cheese Fondue Chocolate…

Cashew Cheese Fondue

This is a gooey good, flavorful, cheesy, creamy rich sauce that is great with just about anything. 2 cups whole raw cashews 2 cups beer (optional) 2 cups water (if you omit the beer use 4 cups water) 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1/4 cup millet flour 1 whole roasted red bell pepper 2 dried red…

Ful: Fava Beans with Garlic, Lemon and Parsley

I first discovered this dish a long time ago while traveling in Israel. Fava Beans have a distinct, cheesy flavor. I am always excited to see it on the menu of Middle Eastern restaurants but it doesn’t happen very often. Of course, I like it best when we make it our way at home. 3…

Cucumber, Tomato Salad with Parsley and Mint

This salad is great on its own, stuffed in a pita bread, or served on top of a bed of greens. One cucumber, chopped in small pieces (peel if not organic) 3 Tomatoes, chopped 1 scallion, chopped 1/2 finely chopped fresh mint 1/2 finely chopped fresh parsley Tahini Dressing In a large bowl mix cucumbers,…

Lemon Chickpea Soup

An easy soup to make that is flavorful and comforting. It goes well with our Middle Eastern Feast. 1 onion, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped, 1 1/2 cups of cooked chickpeas 4 1/2 cups of water 2 teaspoons of garlic 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1 Tablespoon dried dill…

Pita Bread, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free

Soft and warm, fresh out of the oven. Enjoy this Pita Bread with our Middle Eastern Feast! 1 cup warm water 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds 1 package active dry yeast (1/4 oz) 2 teaspoons sugar (evaporated cane juice) 3/4 cup sorghum flour plus more (about 2 tablespoons) for handling dough 1/2 cup tapioca flour…

Middle Eastern Feast

Our Middle Eastern Feast is Colorful, Satisfying and Delicious.   Start with the REAL Mezze Platter with Baba Ganoush, Red Pepper Hummus and Cucumber Salad.   Serve with some freshly baked Pita Bread. Ours is gluten-free!   Plain Hummus and the Cucumber, Tomato Salad with Parsley and Mint may be substituted.     Next, go…

Gary’s Secret Spice Mix

All the spices we use to make this mix are dried and organic. This spice mix is used deliciously in our Tofu Masala. 2 Tablespoon Sage 2 Tablespoon Thyme 1 Tablespoon Tumeric 1 Tablespoon Garam Masala (typically this spice mix contains: black and white peppercorns; cloves; cinnamon or cassia bark; nutmeg; mace; black and green…

Tofu Masala

This is the most delicious way to have tofu! First make a batch of our Secret Spice Mix. This mix is great on Tofu, but it can also be used on Tempeh or added to soups and sauces. Preheat oven to 400oF. Drain tofu container, press out all the extra water in the tofu with…

Super Green Power Smoothie

Get energized with this Super Green Power Smoothie! 14 ounces green kale 1 cup water 2 ripe bananas, peeled 1 ripe pear, cut in sections 1 orange, peeled 1 cup frozen blueberries 2-6 medjool dates, pitted 1-4 tablespoon ground flax seeds 2 teaspoons maca powder 1-2 Tablespoon cocoa powder 1/4 cup sesame tahini 16 or…

Spicy Aioli

Try this spicy aioli on top of vegetable maki, or anything that needs a rich spicy kick of flavor. 4 ounces (1/3 box) organic silken tofu 1/2 cup organic extra virgin olive oil 1 small organic Yukon Gold Potato with skin (peel skin if not organic) 2 cloves garlic 1/4 slice Roma tomato (no seeds)…

Vegan Challah Bread, Round – Gluten-free

  This is an amazingly delicious Challah bread that is vegan and gluten-free. The egg flavor comes from the non GMO soy lecithin. Aquafaba makes it light and moist.   Ingredients:   6 1/2 cups All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour (we use Bob’s Redmill) 2 teaspoons xanthan gum 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons…

Chocolate Ice Dream

  This is a lovely sweet treat for a really hot night.   1/4 cup raw cashews 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened nondairy milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional) 8 dates, soaked in water 10 frozen organic strawberries About 10 ice cubes (optional)   In a high-powered blender combine the cashews, vanilla, nondairy…

Kaleidoscope Salad with Marinated Tempeh

This is a very colorful and satisfying main meal that will keep you energized for hours. 2 bunches kale (stemmed, chopped, massaged) 4 ounces marinated chilled tempeh (use your favorite marinade or one of ours: Tea Smoked Barbeque Sauce or this Tempeh Marinade) 4 carrots, cut into sticks, blanched and rinsed with cold water 16…

Fruity Waffles

We love waffles and make them all the time because our recipes are so easy! Gary made these recently and I think they are my new favorite. It’s the added fruit in the batter that makes these waffles so luscious. Fortunately he made a lot and froze the extra ones so we can enjoy them…

Raw Nectarine Tart

This recipe is for two individual tarts. Double, triple, quadruple the recipe if so desired. Total time to prepare these tarts is about 8 minutes (and that’s if you’re moving really slowly). Crust 1/2 cup raw almonds 2 to 3 (depending on size) raw medjool dates (pitted) Chop the almonds to the size of coffee…