REAL Recipes

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

Easy Tofu Scramble

Firm tofu (15-16 ounces) 1 onion, diced 8 ounces of frozen spinach (1 cup tightly packed fresh spinach) 1 large Roma tomato, diced 2 teaspoons organic canola oil (optional) salt and pepper to taste (optional) Preheat oven to 350oF. Drain the tofu and wrap in a clean towel (paper towel is fine, we use a…

Orange Creamsicle Ice Dream

  This brings me back to the Good Humor Ice Cream Truck and the Creamsicle Pop of my childhood. This is so much better! You’ll need to freeze some oranges in advance.   2 oranges, peeled, sectioned and frozen 1/4 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened nondairy milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla   In a…

Blueberry Ice Dream

  There is nothing better on a hot night than this. One warning though – you’ll get a purple tongue! But that’s part of the fun.   1 bag frozen blueberries (12 ounces) 1/4 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened nondairy milk   In a high-powered blender combine the cashews and nondairy milk until…

Easy Spinach Frittata

Why does anyone eat eggs anymore? The cruelty and cholesterol are two big reasons not to, and with garbanzo bean flour you can make just about anything you used to make with eggs. Plus, garbanzo bean flour can be on hand, in your pantry, ready when you are and it is so easy to use.…

Creamy Cabbage Soup

When in my early twenties I quit my first job after college with DuPont in Delaware and headed west to California. While looking for an engineering job I worked briefly as a waitress in a French restaurant. The chef always had a big pot of soup made, either cabbage or cauliflower soup, blended with heavy…

Strawberry Ice Dream

  This is quick treat the whips up fast. This recipe serves one and you can double, triple or quadruple it to make more for others or keep it just for you!   10 frozen organic strawberries 1/4 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened nondairy milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional) About 4 ice cubes…

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This is a recipe that has been inspired by Vegan Holiday Cooking by Candle Cafe (a must-have cookbook) and modified somewhat. It’s become my new favorite cake. Crust 1/2 cup shredded carrots (about 1 carrot) 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 cup raw almonds 1/4 cup agave or maple syrup 1 Tablespoon Ener-G Egg Replacer…

Thyme Tea

When I lived in the south of France in the early ’90s, I was often served thyme tea in the homes of my friends. Fresh thyme grows wild there in the fields and forests. I loved going for walks there on a hot day and smelling the thyme fragrance baking in the sun. Fresh thyme…

Popeye’s Sweet Sensation

On a hot summer night, here’s a sweet treat to have for a light dinner. 1 cup frozen spinach 1 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup unsweetened soy milk 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 4 ice cubes In a high powered blender, blend ingredients until creamy. Serve immediately. Makes 1-2 servings.

Many Vegetable Stir Fry

This is a very colorful dish with fresh flavors. 1 onion, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced 2 carrots, sliced 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 bell pepper, seeded and cut in strips 1 eggplant, peeled and diced 1/2 cup cauliflower florets 1 small sweet potato, cooked and chopped 2…

Creamy Carrot Bisque

This is a luscious rich soup that can be served hot or cold, delicately flavored with the French Herbes de Provence. And here’s a nice variation! Blend equal parts of this soup with cooked pink lentils for a creamy carrot/lentil bisque. Ingredients: 6 carrots cut, sliced (about 4 1/2-5 cups) 2 onions chopped (about 3-3/12…

Sweet and Smoky Beans

Cooking with fruit can be surprisingly sweet. I like the combination of the sweetness from the fruit and smoky chipotle. 1/2 cup water 1 pear, cut in small pieces 6-8 dried figs, chopped in small pieces 1/2 teaspoon madras curry powder 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder 2 cups cooked adzuki beans or other small black, red…

Miso Mushroom Soup for One (or Two)

The recipe makes a meal for one person or can be served in two smaller servings. Traditional miso soup usually contains squares of soft tofu. I used extra firm in this soup because it is what I had available. I like both soft and firm varieties of tofu in miso soup. Bean thread vermicelli cooks…

Fruity Hibiscus Ice Tea

When temperatures rise it’s important to stay hydrated. Make it delicious with this Fruity Hibiscus Tea. My friend Beth who lives in Costa Rica grows this lovely flower and then dries the petals and bags them to give to friends and family. I’ve help harvest, dry and bag them when I have visited her and…

Yellow Cake with Peanut Butter Filling and Chocolate Icing

The carrot juice gives this cake a lovely yellow color and a moist sweetness. Cake Ingredients 2 1/2 cups All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour (we use Bob’s Red Mill) 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/3 cup vegan butter (we use organic Earth Balance Buttery Spread) 1/3 cup vegetable shortening, oil or more vegan butter 2 teaspoons…

Peanut Chocolate Smoothie

I was so inspired by Jessica Nadel’s blogpost yesterday with her Peanut Butter Milkshake Smoothie recipe. When I saw it, I had to have it. I do have a problem following recipes exactly and I did not have all of the ingredients so I came up with my own. Thank you Jessica for the inspiration!…

Sunny Pesto Paste

I love when Gary makes Pesto and this might be the most delicious and versatile version he has come up. It’s a thick paste that can be used to flavor soup, or thinned to be used as a sauce on pasta, whole grains or veggies. It’s made with sunflower seeds instead of the traditional pines…

French Herbed No-Egg Omelette

I can’t get enough of these chickpea flour no-egg omelettes. They are so satisfying and make a lovely brunch. 1 cup Garbanzo bean flour 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon Herbes do Provence 1/2 teaspoon Rosemary 1 cup water or…

Easy Cheesy Sauce

The sauce goes great over vegetables, pasta, whole grains, potatoes, anything! It makes a yummy creamed spinach or a fast Mac N Cheese. 1 cup unsweetened non dairy milk 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 tablespoon miso (We use a chickpea-based miso from South River that is gluten-free and soy-free.) Mix together the nondairy milk and…

Quinoa Tabouli Salad

Tabouli is typically made with Bulgur wheat or a semolina couscous. This recipe uses the high protein, ancient grain, quinoa, which cooks up quickly. Or you can sprout this pseudo cereal and make an all-raw dish. It is naturally gluten-free. 1 bunch mint – minced 1 bunch parsley – minced 3 green onions – chopped…