Saffron Pickle Juice Dressing

SAFFRON PICKLE JUICE DRESSING Save your pickle juice! Then make this delectable runny yolky textured dressing for salads and vegetables of all types! There's only 3.5 grams of fat in the entire amount! For home or restaurant. Everybody has leftover pickle juice. This is how you use it. YES. Makes 3-3/4 cups 2 c. bread... Continue Reading →

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WATERMELON STEAK

Oh, if I only had a smoker! I definitely want to try this!  

Cooking With Ramps

1 bunch fresh ramps – wash and trim as you would scallions 1-2 T. extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper to taste Slice white parts of ramps thinly and green parts into 1/2 inch wide pieces. Heat skillet to very hot, add oil, salt and pepper, followed by ramps. Saute quickly, moving them about... Continue Reading →

The Homemade Sauerkraut Is Finished

I packed up the sauerkraut on March 3rd, 2018 and stopped the fermentation by refrigerating it on the 1st of April 2018. Although I expected the flavors to stay the same after refrigeration, they did deepen somewhat in acidity since I refrigerated it. Nice though, not too acidic. In fact, I would call this minced... Continue Reading →

Making Minced Sauerkraut

  You don't have to be Slavic, Germanic or Baltic to like sauerkraut, even though I'm all three and then some. Doesn't everybody like sauerkraut? The big news to me recently was that sauerkraut isn't pickled. I just naturally assumed it was due to its pickled taste. No vinegar though, just fermented cabbage. More big... Continue Reading →

How To Make Fried Tofu Planks

  HOW TO MAKE FRIED TOFU PLANKS I don't deep fry anything. I don't like the dangers it presents in a small living space, but also the high fat content. I reserve my deep fry cravings (if you can call them that) for eating out. This is, however, one of the ways I pan-fry tofu... Continue Reading →

AFC 5 SPICE – how to make

AFC 5 SPICE - HOW TO MAKE All you need is an electric coffee bean grinder and 5 spices. 5 Spice is somewhat like curry. Everybody who uses it has their own combination and amounts of spices they prefer. This is mine! Hope you like it! Makes a little more than 1/4 c. the equivalent... Continue Reading →

BIRD SOUP?

 BIRD SOUP?  That's what you wanted? Well, here it is. Only without the bird. Better without the bird! Guaranteed. Makes 22 cups Prep your veggies first: 1 lg. red onion, cut into 1/2 inch squares 1 lb. fresh beets, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes   1 lb. baby carrots, cut from end to... Continue Reading →

AFC DRY SEED BOUILLON

AFC DRY SEED BOUILLON  Get out your coffee grinder and clean it up - no coffee grounds visible in the well, not even one. We're going to grind and pulverize some seeds, then make a mix out of it, to use in a variety of  applications - for home or restaurant. Makes approx. 9 cups... Continue Reading →

Whip Topping, how to make

To date, Rich's is the only company I'm aware of that sells dairy-free soy-based liquid that can be whipped into the equivalent of dairy whipped cream. Check out their website to see where you can purchase it. It's sold frozen, so look in the frozen foods department of your grocery store. All you do is... Continue Reading →

How To Make: Black Rice

FORBIDDEN BLACK RICE Directly from the instructions on the package is the best way to cook this particular brand of Chinese black rice - LOTUS FOODS!.  Makes 3 cups 1-3/4 c. water 1 t. pink Himalayan salt 1 c. black rice, rinsed and drained in wire mesh strainer Combine water, salt and rice in medium-size... Continue Reading →

SCORCHED RICE

SCORCHED RICE What to do with the white rice you get at a Chinese restaurant? Don't eat it there. Take it home and make a pan-fried rice dish to enjoy during the week! Makes almost 6 cups 2 T. liquid butter alternative 6 fresh sweet mini peppers, cored and cut into little chunks 2 stalks... Continue Reading →

MOSCATO GRAPE SAUCE

MOSCATO GRAPE SAUCE from SECRET ASIAN WOMAN Sauce Collection Use to sauce veggies and veg meats. Also makes an elegant salad dressing for greens, fruit and veggies! Makes 3-1/4 cups 1 lb. sweet red seedless grapes, about 2-1/2 c. 2 c. water 1/3 c. sugar 1/2 t. sea salt 1 c. Moscato wine (white semi-sweet)... Continue Reading →

STRAWBERRY MUSTARD SAUCE

STRAWBERRY MUSTARD SAUCE from SECRET ASIAN WOMAN Sauce Collection A light sweet sour strawberry mustard sauce for stir-fries and veggie meats! Makes 3-3/4 cups 2 c. strawberry preserves 1 c. red wine vinegar (not Balsamic) 1 t. sea salt zest of 1 lemon 1/3 c. light brown sugar 1 T. dry mustard 1 t. ginger... Continue Reading →

HOW TO MAKE: BAKED ZITI

SHARON’S BAKED ZITI Layers of mushroom and roasted pepper garlic and fennel tomato sauce, cooked ziti pasta and Tofutti soy ricotta and cream cheese combined with cashew crumbles and flavored with herbs and white truffle oil, all topped with Italian Panko crumbs flavored, again, with white truffle oil. Baked till steamy hot! Superb, rich, light!... Continue Reading →

SESAME PRUNE SAUCE

SESAME PRUNE SAUCE Melt in your mouth delicious - cold or hot! Unique, intriguing, mysterious! Makes 4-1/2 cups 14 oz. can Roland's Classic Coconut Milk (high fat content is why we use Roland's - thick is what we want), at room temperature 1 c. shelled walnuts 1 t. sea salt 12.3 oz. Silken extra-firm tofu,... Continue Reading →

AFC BLOOD RED ITALIAN SAUSAGE BURGER©

AFC BLOOD RED ITALIAN SAUSAGE BURGER© Hamburg is soft-textured. It's not hard - even when cooked. These burgers replicate that texture. Isn't it convenient to be able to take some dough from the refrigerator, form a patty and fry it? You can also bake the patties and refrigerate till ready to reheat and serve! Perfectly... Continue Reading →

AFC VEG BLOOD BURGER©

Taste The Sizzle! AFC VEG BLOOD BURGER© Great news! A homemade burger that tastes and textures just like a beef burger - blood and all! Easy to make. Fry them fresh, or bake and refrigerate or freeze. Taste The Sizzle! For meat-eaters and vegans! I'm lovin' it! Makes 7-8 cups burger dough (depending on how... Continue Reading →

ROASTED BEET BURGER

ROASTED BEET BURGERS Large roasted beets, cut into 1/2 inch steaks and served on a pumpernickel bun with veggie mayo, mustard, lettuce, Creamy Original Chao Cheese by Field Roast and Manicini Fried Peppers with Onion. A great way to enjoy a burger if you don't eat animals and can't find veggie replacement meats where you... Continue Reading →

How To Make: EASY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

EASY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE Chocolate Mousse can't get easier than this. Perfect for restaurants that want to serve a small, elegant dessert, requiring little time and only two ingredients. Your dining guests won't believe this mousse isn't made from egg whites in the French tradition! Makes as much as you want Rich's Whipped Non-Dairy Topping, I... Continue Reading →

How To Make: HOMEMADE ANIMAL-FREE BUTTER THAT MELTS

HOMEMADE ANIMAL-FREE BUTTER THAT MELTS Requires only 3 widely available ingredients: Roland Classic Coconut Milk, extra virgin olive oil and salt! Melts and tastes like dairy butter!  Makes a little over 2 cups 2, 14 oz. can Roland Classic Coconut Milk 1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil 1/2 t. salt Before you start you need... Continue Reading →

How To Make: PICKLED ROASTED YELLOW PEPPERS

PICKLED ROASTED YELLOW PEPPERS Sweet yellow peppers roasted with extra virgin olive oil, then packed in jars with apple cider vinegar, fresh sprigs of rosemary, garlic and whole cloves. Use as a side dish condiment, on sandwiches, in salads (potato, bean, rice, pasta, greens) or in hot rice or bean dishes! Versatile and delicious! Pickles... Continue Reading →

How To Make: BAKED MCINTOSH APPLESAUCE

BAKED MCINTOSH APPLESAUCE McIntosh apples baked till soft, then cored and peeled to produce a deliciously sweet applesauce that tastes like apple pie!  And no added ingredients. Just apples. How good is that? Makes 2-1/2 cups Preheat oven to 350 degrees 3 lb. bag McIntosh apples 1/4 c. water Wash apples, then cut a thin... Continue Reading →

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 pepper... Continue Reading →

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 Preheat oven to 375 degrees Rice: 3 c. water 1 t. salt... Continue Reading →

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 1 c. flour (Pillsbury's Best All-Purpose Flour works best for homemade pierogi dough) 1/2 t. salt 1/3 c. cold water 1/2... Continue Reading →

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 Preheat oven to... Continue Reading →

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 cups... Continue Reading →

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