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SOY BACON BITS TOPPERS and CRUMBLES

FRESH GRIND SOY BACON BITS

Okay, so this is a new one for most of you, maybe all of you. I bought a second pepper mill just so I could fill it with dried soy bacon bits and grind them onto whatever I want. It keeps me from experiencing the hard bits to the teeth and gums and allows for […]

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EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL WORKING WITH GARLIC

Making Mashed Garlic

Garlic already mashed comes in handy when you want to make garlic bread or don’t feel like peeling, dicing and mashing. Of course you could buy it pre-mashed in the jar from the grocery, and I often do that, but sometimes I just want fresh mashed. So this is how I do it. You can […]

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VEGAN VS PLANT

You wouldn’t call seaweed vegan. Seaweed is seaweed all by itself. It’s a plant. You wouldn’t call tomatoes or blueberries or nuts vegan. They’re plants. RECIPES are vegan or not vegan, animal-free or animal-based. If the recipe contains no animal products, it’s vegan or animal-free. If the recipe contains some part of the animal, then […]

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GROCERY STORES

Mylk Guys wants to be the online vegan grocery store that non-vegans can love USA

Originally posted on THE ANIMAL-FREE CHEF:
MYLK GUYS Website: https://www.mylkguys.com Gaurav Maken, the chief executive officer of the online vegan grocery store Mylk Guys, doesn’t think of his company as a place to just buy food. For him, it’s a testing ground and platform for all of the new food products he expects to be…

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CORN FOOD PREP

SHUCKING CORN

Okay, corn season is here. Grocers are selling corn on the cob, shucked or shuck your own. Shuck your own is cheaper (about half the price) and not that difficult if you know what you’re doing. Cut the bottoms off. Peel the stalks from the top, removing all green and the bulk of the silk […]

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FOOD PREP TOMATOES

CORING TOMATOES

For years I cut the tops and the bottoms off of tomatoes, then cut the pieces from both that were usable minus the stem parts. Now I core them first. It saves time and product. So easy. You get a better cut too.  

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CHEF'S HELPER

RE: Preparation Times For Recipes

It takes a lot longer to develop a recipe than it does to replicate a recipe. For that reason the prep times are not given. To estimate the time for each procedure after the fact would not be accurate enough for my tastes. The number of ingredients aren’t necessarily an indicator of preparation time.  

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ANIMAL-FREE MEAT BEANS- LEGUMES COOKING WITH LARGE CANS/bags HOW TO MAKE SANDWICHES

Veggie Pot Beans Knife And Fork Sandwiches

Baked beans aren’t just for service as main or side dish. They make good sandwiches too. Make your own baked beans or use canned. I made a deluxe knife and fork sandwich using a recent VEGGIE POT BEANS recipe I developed. Over the top. It sure was good though. To start you have to have […]

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AFC SAUCES, DRESSINGS & CONDIMENTS GRAPES SECRET ASIAN WOMAN SAUCES: WHIP TOPPING

Smoky Cherry Balsamic Sauce

SMOKY CHERRY BALSAMIC SAUCE When you find a sauce that can be used with savory plus sweet dishes, and both applications produce moans of pleasure from your guests, then you’ve hit a culinary jackpot! Smoky Cherry Balsamic Sauce is one of those rare sauces! Makes 6 cups

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COCONUT NUTS & SEEDS TOPPERS and CRUMBLES

Almond Chocolate Coconut Coffee Crumble

ALMOND CHOCOLATE COCONUT COFFEE CRUMBLE Top a slice of oatmeal breakfast pie or any hot cereal in a bowl. Top your favorite cake, pudding or ice cream; sprinkle onto the whipped topping on your favorite dessert. Or, eat it a teaspoon at a time as a snack right from the jar! Makes approx. 3-1/2 cups

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BEANS- LEGUMES CARROTS COOKING WITH LARGE CANS/bags SOUP

Veggie Pot Beans

VEGGIE POT BEANS A hearty pot of baked beans and veggies. Smoky, sweet, salty, spicy, acidic. Textured with reconstituted vegetable protein to increase nutritional content and uptick the chew factor. You don’t need ground pork or bacon with these beans. The textured vegetable protein sauteed with seasonings create the chew and flavor you expect! Makes […]

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ANIMAL-FREE MEAT ANIMAL-FREE MILK PRODUCTS FLOUR PASTA PICKLES TOFU TOMATOES TRADITIONAL FAVORITES

Baked Veg Cheese And Veal Cannelloni

BAKED VEG CHEESE AND VEAL CANNELLONI We use the other white plant meat for this fine American-Italian casserole. Veg veal! I think I’ve had veal once or twice aside from a luncheon sandwich meat called veal loaf back in the long ago days. I recall it not having much flavor – not the loaf that […]

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ANIMAL-FREE MILK PRODUCTS PASTA TOMATOES TRADITIONAL FAVORITES

SHARON’S MANICOTTI

SHARON’S MANICOTTI This has been a long time in the planning and waiting stages – mainly to get the filling right absent any animal products. It’s a success I waited three decades to achieve. Makes 11 stuffed pasta and 5-1/4 cups sauce Preheat oven to 350 degree for 15 minutes before baking manicotti Filling: 12.3 […]

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ANIMAL-FREE MILK PRODUCTS COCONUT PASTA TOFU TOMATOES TRADITIONAL FAVORITES

RED AND WHITE LASAGNA

RED AND WHITE LASAGNA Lasagna noodles layered with a Tofutti ricotta and cream cheese filling, sweet roasted peppers, and a garlic, tarragon and fennel tomato pepper sauce. The best of white and red in one casserole! Has a sharp cheese flavor the whole world will love! Serves 8-12

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FOOD HANDLING

Everyday Is The Only Way

GROOMING 101 – Keeping The Food Safe Starts With Your Own Personal Cleanliness Some of the filthiest shoes I’ve seen are worn by chefs, cooks and other kitchen staff. The first runners-up are nurses and hospital staff. In the two places where clean shoes should be a high priority, they’re at the bottom of the […]

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EATING OUT ANIMAL-FREE

Disclaimer For Eating Out Animal-Free

EATING OUT ANIMAL-FREE Click here for: HAPPY COW RESTAURANT LOCATOR The Healthy Eating Guide. Insert your location and Happy Cow will tell you where to eat out animal-free/vegetarian/vegan. DISCLAIMER. Before going to a restaurant that doesn’t advertise vegan items on the menu or items that can be made vegan, call the restaurant. Talk to the manager or the […]

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AFC GUIDES TOFU

Tofu Cloth Instructions

TOFU CLOTH INSTRUCTIONS ClipBoard: After a few years, my tofu cloth made from a polyester curtain sprang some holes. Since I didn’t have any spare curtain fabric, I used instead one of Steve’s old white cotton T-shirts. It work just as fine. For many recipes you’ll want to squeeze the liquid out of the block […]

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CHEF'S HELPER HERBS & SPICES

TASTE THE BLOOD

SMOKED PAPRIKA is the key ingredient added to animal-free recipes tasting of blood. Other additives that enhance the smoked paprika thus the blood taste are garlic powder, dry mustard, turmeric and sea salt. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight AFC BLOOD RED ITALIAN SAUSAGE BURGER©

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AFC GUIDES

Replicating Recipes

REPLICATING RECIPES It seems that some recipes, no matter how you prepare them, turn out perfectly every time. Other recipes, no mater how precisely you follow the instructions, turn out differently every time. The reason for this is that some recipes are more susceptible to variations (no matter how slight) than others. If you experience […]

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AFC GUIDES RICE

NEW RICE POLICY

NEW RICE POLICY Since reading about high arsenic levels in rice, particularly brown rice, I now rinse all bagged rice till water runs clear before cooking it. Place dried rice in wire mesh strainer. Run faucet water over rice, while holding the strainer over a saucepan, emptying pan as needed, till the water runs clear […]

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AFC GUIDES HERBS & SPICES

HERBS AND SPICES

HERBS AND SPICES Within the category of plants that we commonly call herbs, are herbs and evergreens. Herbs are annual, biennial, or perennial plants in which the stems die down to the ground after flowering. An annual plant lives only one season or year. A biennial plant lives for two years. And a perennial plant lives more than […]

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AFC GUIDES

Frustration-Free Cooking

FRUSTRATION-FREE COOKING COOK TO PLEASE–either yourself and/or your guests. To approach cooking as a chore deprives you of the joys of discovery, accomplishment and satisfaction. DON’T RUSH. Accelerating the cooking process to the point of exhausting the cook is unsettling to the cook as well as the people she/he is cooking for. Relax and enjoy the […]

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AFC GUIDES

DUMBING DOWN RECIPES

DUMBING DOWN RECIPES I don’t dumb down recipes. Everybody does it in order to make the recipe sound as simple as possible. If I did it, I’d be defeating the purpose of teaching you the correct way, or at least the way I did it. Dumbing down a recipe leaves too much open for interpretation […]

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WALK THE TALK

Where Have You Been?

When you go animal-free you find yourself attracted to more variety in your condiments, spices and herbs. In fact, in every category of animal-free, you begin noticing that which was previously blurred by the meat being the center of attention – differences in pastas, rices, veggies, beans, nuts and all the different, delectable ways they can be […]

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What Veggie Means Here

When I use the word “veggie” in my recipes or writing I’m referring to animal-free/plant-based. Veggie means vegetable. I am not referring to vegetarian, which usually means containing eggs and/or dairy. Eggs and/or dairy are not plants, so go figure on how the world now accepts eggs and dairy as plants.  

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THAT’S YOU NOW

You want to explore. I know you do.  It’s like being a kid again isn’t it? That feeling of going outside into your environment on any given day as a kid, to explore the world beyond your house or apartment to see what lies beyond the boundaries your parents set for you? What a wonderful, […]

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Respect Is A Side Effect Of Going Animal-Free

Begin by going one day a week, any day or any meal, without meat. Then advance to more days on more occasions. Or start with eliminating dairy and eggs. About 65% of the human population  has lactose intolerance*. Eating/drinking dairy, besides being unnatural after being weaned from mother, besides causing digestive disturbances via lactose intolerance, coats your […]

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I Want An Animal-Free Mall

That’s right. A mall. Animal-free. A big one. With lots of glitter and big lights. With every kind of shop. Grocery, bakery, deli, shoe store, pet supply shop, clothes, hair salon using only cruelty-free products, and on and on, restaurants too. Good ones. I have a vision. And it’s a nice one. No fur, no […]

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CALLING ALL CHEFS

WELCOME TO MY ANIMAL-FREE KITCHEN! From Chef Davies-Tight – Dear Future Animal-Free Chef, Welcome to the new and exciting world of animal-free cuisine! It is indeed a pleasure to join you! I’ve been developing animal-free recipes since 1972, so I have a lot of recipes and knowledge to  share. GOAL: To give you the tools necessary […]

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Animal-Free Culinary Culture

A NEW PERSPECTIVE! Well here we are. ¡AT THE PLACE! Let’s get right to it. Greetings, greetings and more greetings! ¡NOW! To serve vegans and vegetarians it’s best to offer delicious animal-free recipes that will satisfy both diet ideologies and philosophies – in addition to offering the meat-eaters, who want to give it a try, something […]

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American Animal-Free Cuisine

Though I have multi-ethnic roots, I am first and foremost an American. I was born an American. My parents were born in America. I was brought up on American foods. So of course, as an animal-free chef engineering animal-free recipes, I bring to the table an American slant. None of my recipes are exact replicas […]

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‘I Don’t Eat Animals With Faces’

‘I DON’T EAT ANIMALS WITH FACES’ I don’t eat animals period. That’s where I am in life and that’s where I choose to stay. To begin, let me tell you that my only reason for not eating animals is to preserve the life of the animal. I believe that all animals, including the human animal, […]

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ANIMAL-FREE MEAT BEANS- LEGUMES COOKING WITH LARGE CANS/bags CORN SOUP TOMATOES

Sweet And Sour Baked Bean Soup

SWEET AND SOUR BAKED BEAN SOUP Making soup absent animal broth is not difficult but it’s different. We use veggie bouillons, or combine veggie, bean and seasoning ingredients in such a way that we don’t depend on bouillon for every soup we make. This is a large can soup developed for restaurant and home use. […]

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CAULIFLOWER HOW TO MAKE POTATO

Roasted Red Skin Potato And Cauliflower

ROASTED RED SKIN POTATO AND CAULIFLOWER If you work in a restaurant and are accustomed to deep frying your side dish potatoes, think roast. Low calorie, low fat, high flavor and texture properties! Your customers will want these for the main dish. So why not offer a main dish and a side dish option? Also […]

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GINGER NUTS & SEEDS TOPPERS and CRUMBLES

Smoked Ginger Beer Walnuts

SMOKED GINGER BEER WALNUTS Delectable morsels of pure pleasure. How did I live without these? A delicacy for sure, yet made from a common nut that most people overlook. Makes 2 cups

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AFC SAUCES, DRESSINGS & CONDIMENTS

AFC Piccata Sauce

AFC PICCATA SAUCE An animal-free uptick on the traditional lemon juice, butter and capers sauce used for meats and fish. Now we make an even better sauce and use it over plant meats! And most anything veggie! Makes almost 3 cups

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NUTS & SEEDS TOPPERS and CRUMBLES

Smoky Candied Cider Walnuts

SMOKY CANDIED CIDER WALNUTS Everyone will be impressed by these delectable smoky sweet nut meats!  Perfect topper or snack. You’ll want to triple or quadruple this recipe! Makes 1 cup 1/3 c. apple cider 1/3 c. dark brown sugar 1/4 t. pink Himalaya salt sev. twists fresh black pepper grind light sprinkling powdered ginger a few […]

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HOW TO MAKE PIE CRUST

Carob Cookie Cider Pie Crust

CAROB COOKIE CIDER PIE CRUST How many times do we regret the pie crust, whether made by us or not? Not this time. Not this crust! Makes 1 pastry shell for 9 inch pie plate

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TOPPERS and CRUMBLES

YVES Bacon-Garlic Crumble

Originally posted on THE ANIMAL-FREE CHEF:
YVES BACON-GARLIC CRUMBLE This will be a conversation starter around any table or at any event that serves food. An exciting, new, nothing like it condiment that turns palates! Makes 1-3/4 cups 1 pkg. Yves [Canadian] Veggie Bacon slices, cut into squares 10 peeled garlic cloves 1 tight handful…

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AFC SAUCES, DRESSINGS & CONDIMENTS CARROTS HERBS & SPICES MUSHROOMS TOMATOES

Old-Style Spaghetti Sauce

  OLD-STYLE SPAGHETTI SAUCE Marinate the broth overnight. Pan-smoke your spices the next day. Blend a bunch of parsley with orange and carrot juices. Add the tomato paste and mushrooms and that’s about it. It’s easier than the directions make it sound. And it tastes about as old-style as I’ve created yet. This is before […]