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Breakfast Kuchen

21 - 07 - 2424

  UPDATED!  This is a simple and delicious treat for breakfast or a lite supper meal.  A fun plant-based take on an old German family recipe and easy to make.  We’ve made plum, peach, apricot, prune, apple, blueberry, strawberry, cherry, winter pears, and combinations of fruit.  Frozen fruit also works, but it should first be

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Date & Maple Brownies

05 - 07 - 2424

  UPDATED — Oil-free brownies that are date and maple syrup sweetened, whole grain, moist and tender.     Sifting together the dry ingredients will avoid white spots of flour in the brownies, especially important with oat flour as it tends to clump.   Combine the wet ingredients in your blender and blend until all

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Baked Hash Browns

06 - 06 - 2424

These flavorful baked hash browns are fat free and easy to make for a bunch of people while you are working on the rest of the breakfast meal.  They can be prepared ahead and refrigerated or frozen.  If you prefer they can be cooked on the stove top in a nonstick skillet with or without

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Green Smoothies – Liquid Salads!

18 - 03 - 2424

   The regular consumption of cruciferous vegetables is linked with lower rates of many chronic diseases, including cancer and heart disease.  These cruciferous green smoothies offer a generous boost of nutrition.  If you don’t care for salads, drinking your fresh greens is a great option.  Unlike many smoothie recipes, these are not a bunch of

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Chocolate Pudding-Pie Filling, Date Sweetened

12 - 02 - 2424

  This date-sweetened pudding is rich and delicious with a minimal amount of effort, and pairs really well with the Graham-Type Crust.    

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Graham-Type Pie Crust

12 - 02 - 2424

    This quick and easy no-oil crust subs in quite nicely when a graham crust is desired for a dessert. Made from simple ingredients with no refined sugars or syrups, just a few dates.  There are two versions, a regular one like a graham crust would be and one with a little cocoa for

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Banana Cream Pudding or Pie Filling

11 - 02 - 2424

  This banana cream pudding and pie filling is low sugar and delicious.  The recipe calls for dried pineapple as part of the pudding mixture, a flavor which blends beautifully with the rest of the pudding and does not stand out at all. Do not proceed with the recipe until you have read the Note

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Faux Chicken and Rice Soup

31 - 01 - 2424

  It’s that time of year again when a nice warm bowl of soup just hits the spot!  This chicken-like soup is a great substitute for the real thing with the Butler’s soy curls.  If possible, let it stand overnight before you serve it as it definitely improves in texture and flavor.    

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Sweet Chili Dressing

24 - 01 - 2424

  This lightly spiced sweet chili dressing is sugar-free, oil-free, and easy to make.  It is versatile and freezes nicely so you can have it available whenever you might want to use it.    

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Holiday Pecan-Rice Pilaf

11 - 12 - 2323

  This pilaf is a lovely entree for entertaining.  It is delicious as the central entree or as a beautiful side.  I like to serve it with meatballs and a chili sauce, or a gravy.  It is so easy to add some individual baked squash, a salad and dinner rolls. I have used this many

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Holiday Vegan Roast

17 - 11 - 2323

  This flavorful holiday roast is very easy to make and won’t disappoint.  It can be sliced and eaten with gravy or served in a baking dish with stuffing between the slices.  Leftovers can be used in many different dishes and also make great sandwiches.   The color will be affected by the broth.  I

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Colorful Quinoa Salad

29 - 10 - 2323

    Quinoa lends itself nicely to no-oil dressings because of its moist and glossy finish. The addition of all the colorful vegetables makes a lovely presentation for potlucks and group functions.    It is also a delicious whole-meal salad for brown-bagging and daily lunches!   This is a large recipe, so it you are making

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Thai Salad & Sweet Chili Dressing

09 - 10 - 2323

This crunchy, flavorful Thai salad  is full of healthy cruciferous vegetables with the addition of some rice noodles.  It is dressed with a lightly spiced sweet chili dressing and finished with a handful of roasted peanuts.  A large bowl makes a great lunch or it can be served with baked squash, a sweet potato, a

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Ricotta Style Cheese Topping

15 - 09 - 2323

  This delicious ricotta-style cheese is so very versatile, just takes minutes to make,  and is loved by everyone including non-vegans.         The ricotta in this picture was used as a salad dressing (which my husband loves!).   This particular dressing had been in the freezer which slightly changes its texture as tofu

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Tender Light Fat-Free Pancakes

13 - 09 - 2323

  These lovely easy -to-make whole-grain pancakes are fat free, tender and delicious.  All they need is your favorite topping or mine.   Delicious with fruit sauces, fresh berries, peaches, banana slices, nut butters, or maple syrup.   The recipe lets you opt for applesauce or banana for one of the listed ingredients.  The pancakes made

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Vanilla Cashew Yogurt

16 - 08 - 2323

  This healthy yogurt is quick and easy to make without waiting on a culture.  Creamy and delicious with that bit of sweet and tang that pleases the palate when dolloped on fruit, overnight oats or anywhere you love to use yogurt.  This recipe uses half the cashews that most vegan yogurt recipes do, which

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Oil-Free Ranch Dressing

03 - 04 - 2323

  A great salad dressing can make all the difference in whether we eat enough fresh greens each day. Here is a creamy Ranch with seasonings and herbs to compliment all those veggies. Perfect for salads, drizzle it on cooked broccoli, or use it as a dip for raw veggies.      This dressing is

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No-Butter Biscuits

14 - 03 - 2323

  Quick and easy to make, these incredible, very tender, whole-grain biscuits use no refined fats. All you have to do is mix, scoop and bake–it couldn’t get any simpler than that!  They are delicious with jams, nut butters, breakfast gravies or fruit sauces.  So enjoy every bite without any guilt.   The biscuit below

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Tuscan White Bean & Kale Soup

22 - 02 - 2323

  This easy to make Italian soup with its vegetables, legumes and pasta is a great one-pot meal.  As is the case with most soups, the flavor just improves as it stands.   It pares nicely with a big Romaine-spinach salad and some whole-grain garlic bread.      

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Broccoli “Cheese” & Potato Soup

14 - 02 - 2323

This is a nice rich creamy soup.  The potatoes and sauce give that “comfort” food goodness while the broccoli adds a hefty dose of the cruciferous we need to be eating every day.  Our personal preference is to chunk the veggies on the larger side, but you do what suits you best.  As is with

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Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

23 - 11 - 2222

  Delicious and easy, these creamy scalloped potatoes make a great dinner for guests during the holidays and any time of the year.      

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Vanilla-Banana Nice Cream

19 - 09 - 2222

For those who love cold and creamy, leaving dairy behind was an easy transition to vegan ice creams.  But if you look at the listed ingredients, we only took one small step forward, the fat and high sugar remained. If health is our goal, we need a new focus, more whole foods, less refined sugars. 

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Mocha Fudge Nice Cream

18 - 09 - 2222

    This creamy rich fruit-based ice cream satisfies the “ice cream” addiction that many of us seem to have been born with!  If you put it in some freezer molds, you have those fun fudgesicles from your childhood, or you can scoop it into a bowl and top with roasted chopped pecans or walnuts.

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Lasagna Bowl

18 - 09 - 2222

This is a delicious and easy option for lasagna, and a fun way to have the pleasure of eating a lasagna meal without all the hassle. Try it once and you will be hooked!  Great for an everyday lunch and good enough for company, even those omnivores who visit from time to time!    

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Zesty Italian Pasta Salad

18 - 09 - 2222

  You will be delighted with the flavors of this Italian-style pasta salad.        For increased nutrition, we added a little red lentil pasta (whose sole ingredient is healthy protein- rich red lentils). If you are only used to white pasta, this might be a bigger step than you want to take, but

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quesadilla

06 - 07 - 2222

Quesadillas are such a fun food where everyone can add their favorite veggies, raw or sautéed.   We were delighted to make this cheese substitute to mimic the melted gooey cheese used in this Mexican dish, although it works well in other recipes like grilled cheese or spread on crackers and topped with tomato and avocado. 

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Vegan Gooey Cheese

06 - 07 - 2222

  This cheese is a bit reminiscent of American Velveeta Cheese in texture, giving it a type of thick meltiness that is stretchy when cooked.  It is quick to make, freezes well, and thaws easily in the microwave (but don’t cook it). It is versatile, and we find it a good option for quesadillas, grilled

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Sweet Banana Crepes – oil free with nut-free option

05 - 07 - 2222

These crepes are sweet and delicious all by themselves, but especially wonderful with banana slices and thickened blueberries or mashed strawberries.

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Creamed Asparagus and Tofu — Brunch, Lunch or Supper

05 - 07 - 2222

  There are so many ways to serve creamed asparagus and each one is super delicious!  If you are asparagus lovers like we are, it will hit the spot for brunch, lunch or supper.  The quick and easy Everyday Creamy Sauce is a primary ingredient in all these recipes with the addition of garlic powder

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Homestyle Potato Salad — oil free

20 - 06 - 2222

  This delicious egg-free version retains all that familiar home-style goodness. Potato salad is a hearty comfort food that can also carry a lot of unwanted free fats in the salad dressing. This recipe eliminates the oils, but not those flavors that we love.   A food dicer makes quick work of prepping the tofu,

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Overnight Oats

08 - 06 - 2222

A yummy on-the-go breakfast or a wonderfully easy make-ahead breakfast that leaves you free in the morning for other endeavors while your family are still nurtured and fed.  They do not have to be overnight oats.  I’m up really early and have made them in the morning and chilled for a couple hours until we’re

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Olive and Tomato Bruschetta

08 - 06 - 2222

  This is a lite and simple bruschetta with no refined oil, but delicious with the addition of the green ripe olives.  Serve on whole-wheat baguettes, toasted Whole-Wheat Rustic Bread or Whole-Wheat French Bread.  It makes a lovely lick-the-bowl, fat-free topping.            

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Whole Grain Rustic Bread

03 - 01 - 2222

Enjoy this no-knead 100% whole-wheat rustic bread with a crispy crust and tender interior.  Delicious as is or toasted; oil-free, sugar-free, plant-based fare at its best.  We spread the toasted with nut butter and the fresh with sliced avocado.

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Vegan Cornbread — Oil Free and Loving It

12 - 11 - 2121

This cornbread is tender and perfectly delicious without using eggs or dairy.  Serve it up for dinner with chili, on the side with a fresh fruit salad, or some of us would be just as happy to put it in a bowl and top with fruit sauce or syrup and milk!  Anyway you eat it,

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Mock Meatloaf

04 - 11 - 2121

This nut and soy loaf is delicious with potatoes and gravy for a special occasion, where it can be easily turned out onto a platter and served with vegetables on the side. But it is just as delicious for an every day meal with a little ketchup while leftovers make a great sandwich. . The

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No-Guilt Pecan Pie

03 - 11 - 2121

This rich and delish plant-based pecan pie defies the buttery, sugary, syrupy, egg-filled standard pecan pies that we are all familiar with in the past.  Joyfully, this pie will not destroy our health if we indulge a piece for the holidays.  . . It does require enough forethought to have a sweet potato baked and

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Simple Oil-Free Mayo

25 - 10 - 2121

. This is a nice simple mayonnaise recipe. Quick and easy to make; needs a little time to chill (you can always set it on ice in the freezer if you are in a hurry). Delightful taste. It has a few more calories than the Unreal Mayo, but one less step when making it. Both

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Tofu “Egg” Salad

25 - 10 - 2121

. Tofu “egg” salad is so fast to make.  You don’t have to boil the eggs, cool the eggs, or peel the eggs.  Just open a package of firm or extra-firm water-packed tofu, drain, season and mash!  It makes a great sandwich spread or stuffing for tomatoes; use any way you would regular egg salad.

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Curried Cabbage & Potato Soup

17 - 10 - 2121

. The creaminess of this vegetable soup comes from the red lentils and potato.  It is not a strong curry flavor, but a nice mild melding of flavorful veggies and herbs.  It is a great soup for using a food dicer to quicken the process, and it cooks up in minutes in an Instant Pot.

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Tender Almond Pie Crust (oil & gluten-free)

30 - 09 - 2121

  This pie crust is made from simple ingredients that include no refined fats.  Great for a prebaked crust and also just as good as a filled crust, it is not picky to work with like butter or oil crusts. it is very forgiving and can be easily patched. Cashew flour also makes a nice

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Swedish Meatballs & Cream Sauce

13 - 09 - 2121

. These delicious meatballs make a lovely hearty entrée. They go nicely with mashed potatoes. The standard Swedish meatballs do not have the benefits of fiber and often are made with two kinds of meat. This vegan version has two major protein sources, tofu and walnuts, with many added benefits that come when you eat

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Super Pinto Beans

11 - 09 - 2121

These instant pot beans are a favorite of ours served over some Basmati brown rice, topped with a BIG salad and a generous drizzle of Red Pepper Dressing.

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German Style Pasta Bake

07 - 09 - 2121

. . This easy-to-make entrée is very rich and creamy with a unique flavor; a great dish for family or friends.  It is oil-free if you are using a no-oil sour cream.  Especially fun are the leftovers, just fry them without oil in a good nonstick fry pan over medium heat and serve with a

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Yummy Anasazi Beans

26 - 07 - 2121

If you are not familiar with this legume, now is a great time to get acquainted. Anasazi beans are a wonderful addition to your menu.  This particular recipe is delicious served over Basmati brown rice, making it an entrée fit for company. . They cook up quickly and easily in an Instant Pot, or they

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Cashew Sour Cream

19 - 07 - 2121

This is a nice lite tangy creamy sour cream replacement.  Quick and easy to make, very versatile, and using fewer nuts than most recipes. It is not thick and pasty with cashews.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do to use with your baked potatoes, tacos, soups such as potato, beet borsch,

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Delish Black Beans

18 - 07 - 2121

. The enjoyment of instant pot beans is getting flavor that doesn’t come in a can!   These can be used in many ways, not the least of which is served over a bed of rice and topped with chopped red pepper, green onions, and cilantro. Beans will cook differently depending on the kind of bean

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French Fry Seasoning

04 - 07 - 2121

. . This is a great seasoning for fries! Just mix up a good amount and store in a sealed spice jar with a shaker. . .

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Poppy Seed Dressing

28 - 06 - 2121

‘ ‘ This oil-free poppy-seed dressing makes eating leafy greens a delight, especially love it on salads with added fruit — sliced apples, berries and mandarin oranges. The enjoyment of vegetables goes up a notch when they are topped with a delicious dressing. Simple and easy to make, all it needs is a little time

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Savory Tofu Lettuce Wraps

07 - 04 - 2121

. Lettuce wraps are such a fun food:  crisp lettuce, savory filling, delicious bites!   The first time we ever ate them was at P.F. Chang’s. It instantly became a favorite side for every time we dined there. Since we don’t have one in our town and it wasn’t happening very often, I decided to make

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Yummy Pear Cream

25 - 03 - 2121

. This delicious light cream is a special treat dolloped on berries or fruit sauces over cooked oatmeal, overnight oats, crepes, waffles, or biscuits. Any time you want to step it up a notch, this is your answer! . . .

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Crunchy Edamame-Corn Salad

21 - 03 - 2121

. This colorful salad keeps well and makes a great lunch on-the-go. It has a healthy grain, veggies and the edamame for protein. This is a variation of Green Soy Salad in Depression the Way Out by Dr. Neil Nedley. , . It is my first preference to use the very tender sweet white corn,

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Almond-Maple Cookies

16 - 03 - 2121

. These almond-maple cookies started out to be for those folk who are gluten-free; however, they are so delicious everyone else loves them, too! As you can see, they only have three ingredients!  I would say they are more of a confectionery. But whether you call them candy or cookie, they are good. . .

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Chocolate or Carob Sauce

12 - 03 - 2121

This sauce is really easy to make and keeps well in the fridge.  It has a yummy flavor and is delightful on nice cream.  For the vegan it is a lovely alternative to regular chocolate sauce from the store.  Mix some up for your next banana split or ice cream pie! . . There are

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Ice Cream Fresh Fruit Pie

12 - 03 - 2121

. This pie is such a great summer dessert for entertaining.  I love that it can be made a week or more in advance of your meal.  Whenever you are preparing for guests, it is good to have dishes that can be made ahead or part of the process can be done ahead.  It takes the rush and

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CocoMound Cookies

12 - 03 - 2121

. A little reminiscent of a macaroon, these cookies are made from yummy healthy ingredients. For a delicious end product, you will need to use TINY dried date pieces. I realize these are not available everywhere, and that is why I have not shared this recipe sooner; however, it seems a shame to miss out

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Oat-Nut Pie Crust

10 - 03 - 2121

. This easy-to-make graham-type pie crust is a good stand in for a cooked graham crust.  For those who are gluten-free, it is a great substitute made with GF sweet rice flour or sorghum flour, plus you would need gluten-free oats.   . . . . .

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Small White Beans

08 - 03 - 2121

. Looking for some great every-day food?  Look no further.  These beans are tasty any way you serve them. We love to eat them over a nice slice of whole-wheat bread or toast, or big baked potato. The particular flavor of these beans goes to nicely with the addition of a nondairy sour cream. .

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Swimming Angel

07 - 03 - 2121

. My husband’s first introduction to peanut sauce was ordering this “Swimming Angel” dish while looking for vegan options at a Chinese restaurant many years ago. He liked it so much that we worked on duplicating it. To make it more of a complete entrée, we added the brown rice. . . . I love

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Chik’n-Like Veggie Pot Pie

05 - 03 - 2121

  Pot Pie is a favorite with most people and this vegan version won’t let you down.  I often trade out vegetables depending on what I have in my fridge, but peas and carrots are usually dependably available in the freezer. Creamy and rich textured, it is definitely a great comfort food!   The crust

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Almond-Chicken Rice

03 - 03 - 2121

. My mom was an excellent cook; everyone loved to eat at our house where my parents regularly entertained people from all walks of life. In those days we were vegetarian, but didn’t understand about fats and sugars. I adapted this recipe from one she often made which was full of dairy and topped with potato

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Roll-Ups, Ole’

03 - 03 - 2121

. Roll-Ups are great finger food for any occasion.  Make them in the morning, serve them in the evening.  These particular ones have a Mexican flare.  You can season the refried beans according to your individual preference.  They need to chill for 2-4 hours to set the flavors and hold their shape before they are cut.

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Black Bean Burgers

02 - 03 - 2121

. These easy-to-make, delicious black bean burgers are totally plant-based.  You will love them.  Be sure and make an extra batch to keep in your freezer for a quick lunch.  Full of protein with heart healthy flax and walnuts, they can’t be beat! . . Just blend, combine, scoop onto a baking sheet, flatten into

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Indian Red Lentil Soup

02 - 03 - 2121

This red lentils soup comes together quickly and has those lovely East Indian flavors, making a tasty meal for any day of the week or a fine bowl of soup for entertaining.

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Creamed Tofu over Toast

28 - 02 - 2121

Creamed tofu over toast, is a delicious breakfast entrée which pares nicely with fresh fruit or vegetables. The idea for this dish was inspired by creamed eggs and biscuits.

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Millet-Rice Breakfast

26 - 02 - 2121

This delicious gluten-free breakfast entrée is so easy to mix up the night before, just pop in the oven, and set your timed bake.

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Oats and Honey Granola

25 - 02 - 2121

Crispy and flavorful, this granola is sweetened with dates and honey. Granola is such a “whole” meal, just add some fresh fruit and milk to start your day with a good source of protein and whole grain.  For a special and tasty winter morning option, eat it with dried raisins or craisins and diced apples.

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Black Bean & Corn Salsa

15 - 02 - 2121

. This salsa/salad is very versatile and can easily be personalized by additional peppers or spices.  Some sliced avocado on top is also a nice addition.  It travels well for picnics and makes a hearty side to any meal.   . Eat as a salad or serve with chips. . Serve as a topper for baked

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No-MeatBalls

13 - 02 - 2121

. These nut and tofu meatballs are quick and easy and freeze well, making them very handy for planning ahead when entertaining. They may be served with a chili and jam sauce, mushroom gravy, stroganoff sauce, or chicken-style gravy. You can eat them with spaghetti and sauce, although you don’t want to simmer them in

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Vegetable Lasagna

11 - 02 - 2121

Lasagna is a good way to incorporate whole grain pasta into your diet. Like soups and many other dishes, the flavors improve by the second day. That makes it a great company dish you can make ahead and refrigerate. We like to add lots of vegetables wherever we can, but there are no hard and

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Chocolate or Carob Pudding & Pie Filling

11 - 02 - 2121

. This chocolate or carob pudding is rich and delicious and can be made with a minimum of effort.  We love the carob version served with whipped coconut cream, but it is just as easily made with cocoa powder.  The chocolate version requires a little more sugar. . . .  A great treat for weekend guests

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Whipped Coconut Cream

11 - 02 - 2121

This whipped coconut cream is so versatile and yummy.  It can be stiff enough to decorate with or nice and creamy to serve dolloped on a dessert.  One key to having delicious cream is to use canned coconut milk that has a good flavor and consistent texture.  My favorite is organic Thai Kitchen full fat.

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Light Vegetable Broth

10 - 02 - 2121

The veggies and seasonings in this broth combine well, making it light and flavorful with a little richness from the mushrooms and lentils.

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Everyday Creamy Sauce

04 - 02 - 2121

This delicious white sauce, with just a few seasoning variations, is so versatile; the sky is the limit!

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Tender Flax-Oat Belgium Waffles

31 - 01 - 2121

These healthy delicious waffles pack a lot of protein. The great combination of almonds, flax and oats makes them light and delectable.

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All Purpose Chick-Like Seasoning

11 - 01 - 2121

. A chicken-style seasoning powder can be a great way to flavor dishes when eating plant-based or vegan. This seasoning is very versatile and adds a depth of flavor that enhances soups, sauces, entrees and other savory dishes.  McKay’s Chicken-style Seasoning Vegan Special is one we used and appreciated in years past. I have in

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Guilt-Free Fries

01 - 01 - 2121

  French Fries are definitely a favorite with most people. Here is a simple recipe for delicious spuds whether they are cut like fries or roasted in cubes. It is easily tweaked to individual tastes.   Just combine all the seasonings, mix well and put into a large-holed shaker.  The Chicken-Style Seasoning in the recipe

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Fuji Apple Pie

20 - 10 - 2020

  This is the perfect time of year for apple pies as the stores  carry many varieties.  So many choices, so many flavors.  Pies are delicious with vegan ice creams, coconut whipped cream or just plain as you see here.  The whole-grain pie crust or tender oil-free pie crust are great choices for this pie,

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Lemon-Ginger Dressing

20 - 10 - 2020

. . This delightful fat-free and sugar-free dressing is easy to make and freezes well.  It is the star of the Leafy Holiday Salads.  I like to make up a double batch or two and keep it in my freezer to avoid extra work at the last minute on the holiday. . .

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Leafy Holiday Salads with Lemon-Ginger Dressing

20 - 10 - 2020

. These two salads are perfect for holiday dinners or buffets.  The lemon-ginger dressing is that special finishing touch for both of them. It can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for a couple of days.  . .The leafy apple pomegranate is always a winner!  Photo is a single serving. . And not

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Crispy Zucchini Fritters

22 - 07 - 2020

These no-oil fun and crispy zucchini fritters are a yummy treat without the deep frying!

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Creamy Broccoli Normandy Soup

22 - 07 - 2020

This rich and creamy vegetable soup is an easy meal in less than 30 minutes.

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Vegetable Stir Fry

22 - 07 - 2020

Stir fry is great for using up whatever vegetables are hanging around in the fridge waiting for a turn at the table, or as a quick “no chop” option, you can use a bag of frozen Asian vegetables.  Since I always keep cooked brown rice in the freezer, this is a good go-to fast meal for

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Tofu Scramble — very versatile

22 - 07 - 2020

Tofu is as versatile as eggs. This scramble is no exception. Your imagination is the limit!

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Pumpkin Pie

22 - 07 - 2020

. Pies are a special part of the holiday season.  We love pumpkin pie, and usually make it several times throughout the winter months. Whenever you make it, this pie has a nice texture and good flavor. . . I usually tell people who are celebrating their first plant-based holiday to season the pie the

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Zesty Tex-Mex Soup

22 - 07 - 2020

This Tex-Mex soup is hearty and flavorful and can easily be made with ingredients from your cupboard or freezer.

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Potato-Kale Soup

22 - 07 - 2020

. Potato soup is a favorite with so many people.  Since learning how good kale and other greens are for your arteries and bones and probably every other part of your body, I look for tasty ways to include it in our meals. Truly, this recipe is another great way to eat your greens, so why not give

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Cream of Broccoli Soup

22 - 07 - 2020

. Cream soups are so inviting, especially when you have some delicious croutons or crackers to add to them.  This soup is one of my 10-minute meals (it probably takes more like 15 minutes).  Another yummy option is to trade out the broccoli for asparagus.  I’m guessing it probably takes about three cups.  If it

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Cherry-Peach Fruit Soup

22 - 07 - 2020

. This fruit soup is a great treat.  We love to eat it for a light evening meal along with some cornbread.  Sliced bananas are a welcome addition; we just have them available and each person can add what they like.  For a company meal, a  little coconut cream is a special touch.  We freeze our own

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Minestrone Soup

22 - 07 - 2020

. Minestrone has always been a favorite soup, especially with some whole-wheat bread sticks.  Add a nice big salad and you have an easy, delightful, nutritious meal. I think of Dr. Michael Greger’s daily dozen for optimum health.  Here we have legumes, greens, additional vegetables, whole grains, and spices; well on our way, especially if

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Rich and Creamy Fettuccini Alfredo with Veggies

22 - 07 - 2020

. This delicious vegan Alfredo Sauce is so quick and easy to make.  Just put the noodles on to boil and blend up the sauce while you are steaming the vegetables!  Now that is a meal in minutes, literally.  Add a salad and your whole dinner is done.  Good enough for company and simple enough for

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Sausage Gravy

22 - 07 - 2020

This easy -to-make breakfast gravy is a big hit for the savory palate.

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Cashew Jack Cheese

22 - 07 - 2020

This cashew cheese has endless possibilities. Drizzle it over dishes like your vegan pizza, enchiladas, lasagna, or eat it as a topping for sweet potatoes or yams. Use as a batter for frying vegetables without oil.

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Very Versatile Peanut Sauce

22 - 07 - 2020

. This peanut (or almond) sauce is quick, delicious and versatile.  Whatever vegetables it complements, this sauce adds a nice dose of protein and flavor.  Just what is needed for a “15 minute” meal!  May it bring you as much eating enjoyment as it has to us.   . I love it on the whole-grain

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Simply Delicious Gravy

22 - 07 - 2020

. . An easy, delicious gravy is always a great asset to any cook’s collection of recipes. Here is a cashew-based one with a good depth of flavor–great for potatoes, patties and entrees.  I even know some folk who enjoy it ladled on top of a  nice piece of whole-wheat bread!   .

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Scrumptious Kale Salad

22 - 07 - 2020

Healthy, delicious, fat-free kale salad. Quick and easy to make; best after marinating for several hours.

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Cooking Brown Rice

22 - 07 - 2020

. . Rice is such a great staple and can be used in and with so many recipes.  You may have a rice cooker, but for those who do not, here are some tips for cooking up this delicious grain.  Our favorite is Basmati brown rice with its aromatic flavor.  When you enter the house

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Butternut Squash Soup

22 - 07 - 2020

This recipe can be a starter for a fancy winter meal or just a good everyday soup for cold weather.

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Creamy Mushroom Stroganoff

17 - 07 - 2020

. This rich and creamy stroganoff is delicious served with noodles or brown rice.   I sometimes like to omit the gluten or soy meats and serve it over the No-Meatballs.  It can compete easily with the recipes we used to make with mushroom soup as a base, and is very versatile when transforming “old” favorites

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Rice-Millet Patties

17 - 07 - 2020

. These two healthy whole grains compliment each other well with the walnuts and seasonings contributing to it’s special flavor and texture.  They are good with ketchup, or for fancier fair, a nice rich gravy such as Simply Delish Gravy.  They also freeze well for a quick entrée in a pinch.    , Keep precooked rice and millet

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Braised Tofu Slabs

17 - 07 - 2020

. This is a fun tofu recipe: a natural side with stir-fried vegetables or good for sandwiches or pocket breads with tomato, cucumber, avocado and lettuce.  It gets even better if you have some cream of broccoli or potato soup to serve along side.  If you are in a hurry, just dip the tofu in

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Tofu Fried Rice

17 - 07 - 2020

. Today I needed a quick meal.  No time to shop as I’m making applesauce.  Most everything in the fridge is gone because we had company for the past three days, so I was delighted to see some scrambled tofu just begging to be used.  My first thought was fried rice.  We still have little

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Thanksgiving Veggie Stuffing

17 - 07 - 2020

. . Holidays which are founded on family traditions can be difficult when you are transitioning from meat and/or dairy to plant-based.  My first suggestion for those who are on the journey at this time–use the seasonings that your family is used to and it will help a lot.   If for this “feast” someone

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Sweet and Sour Faux Chick

17 - 07 - 2020

. Soy curls are a natural unrefined soy product with nothing added. Unlike tofu, they have much texture which makes them very meaty.  They are similar to tofu as they absorb seasonings and flavors from sauces or marinades.  This particular recipe has great texture and flavor that would enhance any Chinese cuisine.  Serve over brown

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Broccoli Mac & Cheese

17 - 07 - 2020

This simple “Mac & Cheese” lunch can be made in minutes for those who need a quick meal.  If you prefer, this may also be combined by making smaller  veggie flowerets and folding them together with the hot cooked “cheese” and two cups of  macaroni freshly boiled, and serve immediately.  This vegan cheese sauce is

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Spinach-Basil Pesto, oil-free

17 - 07 - 2020

‘ Great flavored pesto in minutes! Green ripe olives take the place of the oil found in most recipes. Delish with pasta, new boiled potatoes, marinara, pizza, and Artisan breads. . .  It literally only takes minutes to make and if you have any left over, just freeze it in an ice cube tray and

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Chunky Cucumber-Avocado Salsa

17 - 07 - 2020

This salsa/salad is very versatile, quick, oil-free, delicious and fun.
Everyone loves it.!

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Eggless Potato Frittata

17 - 07 - 2020

. . . Perfect for brunches or holidays, this frittata can be made ahead and reheated. A colorful vegan entrée that everyone will love. Easy to make when using a food chopper such as a Vidalia Chop Wizard. .

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Muesli/Morning Oats –Delightfully Simple

17 - 07 - 2020

Morning Oats is a great quick, healthy, delicious meal. Made with raw oats, some delicious fruit, a few nuts or seeds and a little plant-based milk. There you have it!

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Naturally Sweetened Strawberry Sauce

17 - 07 - 2020

. . This sauce is thickened and sweetened with dried pineapple pieces which are a most delicious compliment to the strawberries. A couple additional versions are shared in the Note below the recipe. . I like to freeze berries in the summer because we can buy ones that have great flavor.  For those who do

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Sausage Patties

17 - 07 - 2020

. The healthful ingredients in these plant-based patties have great flavor and are an excellent alternative to the highly refined ones at the grocers made with soy protein isolate or concentrate. These freeze very well, so make an extra batch to grab for a quick breakfast.   . , When reheating, cover patties with foil so

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Crispy Oil-Free Granola

17 - 07 - 2020

. In this recipe, oats, almonds, coconut, walnuts, flax and dates come together to make a crispy and delicious start for a hardy plant-based breakfast.  You can eat it with total enjoyment and no guilt as the oil and large amounts of sugar usually found in granola have been eliminated without compromising the flavor.  Add

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Whole-Grain Low-Fat Biscuits

17 - 07 - 2020

  These low-fat whole-grain biscuits are fast and easy. For a no-oil version, see  No-Butter Biscuits.  Instead of rolling them, you use a release scoop and place them directly onto the baking sheet.  The longest part of the job is waiting for the oven to heat up to temperature.   .

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Delicate Herb Crackers

17 - 07 - 2020

These delectable little crackers are gluten free, and high in protein. Even though free from refined oils, they are full of flavor and crispiness much to everyone’s delight.  They are simple to make and require few ingredients.  I hope you enjoy them as much as the rest of us have, and I bet you can’t

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Unreal Mayo (creamy, lite and oil-free)

17 - 07 - 2020

This mayo is nice and light with a great texture that works wherever mayonnaise is needed.

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Yummy Banana Muffins

17 - 07 - 2020

. . These perfectly delicious whole-grain muffins are moist and tender, made with heart-healthy nuts and no refined fats.  What more could you ask for?  A great solution for all those spotted bananas, and you’ll be hard pressed to eat just one! .

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Hearty Hungarian Soup

17 - 07 - 2020

This is a most satisfying fall and winter soup with hearty vegetables and a meaty protein.

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Cheesy Cashew Kale Chips

12 - 06 - 2020

. This is a crispy fun way to eat kale; delicious with sandwiches, a great picnic treat that satisfies the crunchy chip gene we all seem to have!  They are easy to make, easy to cook, easy to store, and excel when it comes to nutrition!  Be careful not to eat half the kale in

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Crispy Sesame Candy

12 - 06 - 2020

. This crispy, fun, gluten-free treat is liked by young and old; it is easy to make and even easier to eat!  The coconut and seeds add much flavor and a good amount of fiber.  The honey and that splash of vanilla just top it off.  . . The salt could be omitted if you

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Apple-Maple Oat Bake

12 - 06 - 2020

A bit reminiscent of a cobbler, the apples, oats, a touch of maple syrup and vanilla come together in this dish for that special breakfast your family will love, and you will too. All the fresh fall sweet apples are perfectly wonderful  for this warm breakfast entrée.  There is no need to stand at the

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Tofu-Vegenaise Ranch Dressing

04 - 06 - 2020

This dressing is a wonderful stand-in for regular Ranch without the dairy and much less fat.  It is fast and easy to make and well-received by anyone who likes Ranch-style dressings.  You can serve it with confidence to company who aren’t into a plant-based diet. . .

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Cream of Cauliflower Soup

04 - 06 - 2020

Cauliflower’s amazing versatility and lovely creamy texture when cooked and blended results,in a delectable fast and easy cream soup.

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Tropical Banana Cream Pie

25 - 03 - 2020

. This pie’s creamy filling and combination of nuts bring together several tropical flavors.  It is easy to make, as there is no rolling required, just press the crust into the pie plate.  It is made without refined fats.  Because the bananas contribute much to the sweetness, it is essential that they are nice and

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