LID-TO-SKILLET DRY-FRY METHOD

LID-TO-SKILLET DRY-FRY METHOD Restaurants do it all the time. They place a food item on the flat-top and cover it completely with a lid that sits on the flat-top. Most often they use it to melt cheese on something quickly. It works. I melt the veggie cheese on my veggie burgers using this quick methodContinue reading “LID-TO-SKILLET DRY-FRY METHOD”

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DRIED BEANS: TIP FOR COOKING DRIED BEANS FROM SCRATCH

DRIED BEANS: TIP FOR COOKING DRIED BEANS FROM SCRATCH For years I didn’t make beans, except for split peas, chick peas and lentils, from scratch. The reason was that it took so long to cook them even when they were presoaked, and they never came out as nicely as the canned beans. It just wasn’tContinue reading “DRIED BEANS: TIP FOR COOKING DRIED BEANS FROM SCRATCH”

TOFU CLOTH INSTRUCTIONS

For many recipes you’ll want to squeeze the liquid out of the block of tofu before using it in those recipes. For years I used paper towels. One day when out of paper towels, I cut a round out of a sheer white curtain that was quite a bit larger than the block of tofu.Continue reading “TOFU CLOTH INSTRUCTIONS”

How To Make: TOP SHELF STUFFED PEPPERS

TOP SHELF STUFFED PEPPERS Sauteed eggplant, onion and peppers mixed with a multi grain and legume mix. Stuffed into pepper shells, topped with fresh tomato slices and a Lemon Mint Tomato Sauce! Fit for royalty! * This recipe can also be used for stuffed cabbage rolls Stuffing makes about 7 cups, enough for 9 pepperContinue reading “How To Make: TOP SHELF STUFFED PEPPERS”

How To Make: MEATLESS GOLUMPKI (STUFFED CABBAGE)

MEATLESS GOLUMPKI (stuffed cabbage) Sweet, tender steamed cabbage leaves stuffed with white and brown rice mixed with a saute of peppers, celery, onion, sun-dried tomatoes and walnuts. Seasoned with garlic, basil and mint. And topped with a tomato barbecue sauce! Makes 14 cabbage rolls

How To Make: HOMEMADE SAUERKRAUT PIEROGIS

HOME MADE SAUERKRAUT PIEROGIS Sauteed sauerkraut, sweet onion and garlic stuffed into pockets of hand-rolled dough. Boiled till tender, then pan-fried till golden and puffed. Delicate! One of my favorite all-time foods! Makes 24

How To Make: COCONUT LENTIL ANIMAL-FREE BURGER

COCONUT LENTIL ANIMAL-FREE BURGER Lentils, green split peas, brown rice, TVP (textured vegetable protein), rolled oats and sweetened coconut take the Original Animal-Free Burger on a different, but equally delicious journey into the world of  homemade veggie burgers! Something a little out of the ordinary always delights! Makes approx. 12 cups batter

How To Make: ORIGINAL ANIMAL-FREE BURGER

ORIGINAL ANIMAL-FREE BURGER Dried split green peas, lentils, barley, rice and oats mixed with herbs and spices. Refrigerated overnight, then formed into patties and baked. Packed in containers for you to use when needed. Either microwave or dry-fry with lid-to-skillet, to heat and serve. Tired of mushy veggie burgers? Try these! Makes approx. 11 cupsContinue reading “How To Make: ORIGINAL ANIMAL-FREE BURGER”

MEASURING INGREDIENTS

MEASURING ACCURATELY The measured amount of each ingredient you put into a dish is directly related to the outcome of the dish. The reason we have measured recipes is because someone a long time ago discovered that so much of this and so much of that made a pleasing combination. They then wrote it downContinue reading “MEASURING INGREDIENTS”

TO ANIMAL CHEFS re: MENU PLANNING FOR VEGANS

Since there’s a lot of negativity directed at people who don’t eat animals, it’s in the interest of the animal chefs, who have to design restaurant menus that include animal-free (vegan) options for these folks, to grasp the reasons behind their commitment. Viewing this well-made and respected documentary (Earthlings) helps the animal chef understand the decisionContinue reading “TO ANIMAL CHEFS re: MENU PLANNING FOR VEGANS”

How To Make: LEMON HORSERADISH SAUCE

LEMON HORSERADISH SAUCE with chopped parsley, roasted peppers, garlic and tarragon!  Serve over, or toss with, steamed veggies of choice, or over oven-roasted root vegetables after you take them from the oven!  Makes 2-1/2 cups

How To Make: EGG-FREE HOLLANDAISE SAUCE

EGG-FREE HOLLANDAISE SAUCE A creamy lemon soy cream cheese sauce seasoned with tarragon. Serve over animal-free eggs Benedict or steamed vegetables. Tastes better than the egg-based sauce!  Makes a little more than 1 cup

How To Make: SWEET AND SOUR MUSTARD SAGE SAUCE

SWEET AND SOUR MUSTARD SAGE SAUCE This is one of those all-purpose sauces chefs pray for. Creamy, sweet, sour. Mustard, sage, paprika, garlic and onion flavors highlight its essence. Use over all veggies plus for potato, pasta, bean, rice dishes. A universal sauce! Makes 3-1/2 cups