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HOW TO MAKE POTATO

BURNT HOME FRIES – 2 versions

BURNT HOME FRIES Boiled yellow potatoes, pan-fried with an herb-spice mix in a light sesame seed oil till crusted and burnt on most surfaces with tender centers. Plus SESAME BARBECUE HOME FRIES made from leftover Burnt Fries, or you may want to do the barbecue from the beginning. One is a breakfast dish, the other […]

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Quinoa Walnut Sausage Burgers

QUINOA WALNUT SAUSAGE BURGERS Another homemade burger recipe for those who want a less expensive burger, or for those who just like to make their own now and again. Low fat, nutrient dense is a good way to go. Makes approx. 6-1/2 cups burger batter

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Make A Veggie Dog More Healthy

Okay, let’s do it. Make the veggie dog more healthy while at the same time up-ticking the price by making it gourmet-style, downtown-style, country-club accessible. But it needs to be worth it to justify the price. This is – if done as instructed. You can use any veggie dog or sausage you want. Any bun […]

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AFC SAUCES, DRESSINGS & CONDIMENTS HOW TO MAKE PASTA SALAD DRESSING SANDWICHES

EVER PUT MAC SALAD ON A SANDWICH?

AFC VEGAN HAM AND EGG MACARONI SALAD You can’t get much better than this. Lots of new techniques applied to an old-time favorite salad. Macaroni has a new place in the heirarchy of pasta salads. You don’t even need the dressing, in fact some of you will want to forego it. Or, half with dressing, […]

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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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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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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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ANIMAL-FREE MILK PRODUCTS HOW TO MAKE SANDWICHES

THE SOFT MELT

All grilled cheese sandwiches don’t have to meet the melt requirement, whereby the cheese oozes and drips. Sometimes, hot and soft is just as acceptable, especially when using a thicker sliced cheese. Bring it to room temperature before pan-grilling it and soft will be just as enjoyable. To help bring the internal temperature of the […]

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BEETS HOW TO MAKE MUSHROOMS

Creamy-Style Frozen Veggie Soup

CREAM-STYLE FROZEN VEGGIE SOUP The frozen veggies of the day are broccoli, cauliflower and carrot.  Add water, flavor concentrates – in this case mushroom base and poblano pepper concentrate – plus a few seasonings, diced celery and you have a creamy rich soup once blended. We add the celery after the soup is blended for […]

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HOW TO MAKE POTATO

Fat-Free Roasted Red Skin Potatoes

Originally posted on FAT-FREE CHEF:
FAT-FREE ROASTED RED SKIN POTATOES Cubes of red skinned potatoes tossed with a dry rub and roasted to achieve crispy outsides and soft insides. Smoky Sweet Savory bite delights! The Versatile Almighty Red Skin Potato! Makes about 7 cups roasted cubes 3-1/2 to 4 lbs. red skin potatoes, or 9…

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HOW TO MAKE PEPPERS

Oven-Roasted Pablano Peppers and Hatch Chilies

OVEN-ROASTED PABLANO PEPPERS AND HATCH CHILIS 1-1/4 lbs. fresh pablano chilies, or 4 X-lg., washed and drained 1-1/3 lbs. fresh hatch chilies, or 10 lg. (also called green chilies), washed and drained Place all peppers on wire rack over large baking sheet. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 45 minutes, turning once halfway through. […]

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ASPARAGUS HOW TO MAKE

BOILING FRESH ASPARAGUS

BOILING FRESH ASPARAGUS Although I often steam asparagus, especially when I’m looking for a crisper, bright green texture and appearance, the best way to make sure every nook and cranny of the tips are sanitized properly is to boil them. I know nobody likes to do that, but it does produce a cleaner, stronger asparagus […]

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HOW TO MAKE RAMPS

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

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HOW TO MAKE SAUERKRAUT UPDATE

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 […]

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HOW TO MAKE SAUERKRAUT

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 […]

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FLOUR HOW TO MAKE TOFU

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 […]

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Cooking Red And Brown Rice

RED: 3 c. water 2 t. salt 2 c. rinsed red rice Bring to boil in saucepan. Cover tightly, reduce heat to low and cook 30 minutes. Remove from heat and fluff. The original recipe on the package calls for 1-3/4 cup water for 1 cup rice. Now that I’ve done it two ways. I […]

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HERBS & SPICES HOW TO MAKE

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.

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BROCCOLI HOW TO MAKE PEPPERS POTATO

Twice Cooked Skillet Potatoes – using leftover baked potatoes

TWICE COOKED SKILLET POTATOES If you serve main dishes at your restaurant, chances are you serve baked potatoes. Even if you don’t serve breakfast, you can still utilize your leftover bakers by offering this skillet main dish as a special! Makes about 9 cups

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BEANS- LEGUMES HOW TO MAKE

Pink Lentils

Pink lentils, although smaller and thinner than the garden variety light brown lentil, absorb more water quicker, fluffing up more like rice than legumes. The first time I saw these in the market, many years ago, I was awed. Wow. Pink legumes. Of course I had to have some, only to be disappointed to see […]

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Making Powdered Herbs

Normally we don’t garnish with dried herbs, because the rough feel on the mouth throws the texture achievement of the entire dish into chaos. However, there is a way to utilize the potency of a dried herb by turning it to powder. We use paprika, cinnamon, nutmeg et al as garnish and they’re all powdered. […]

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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

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HOW TO MAKE NUTS & SEEDS

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. 8-1/2 cups

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CORN HOW TO MAKE PEPPERS POTATO SAFFRON

Soft-Fri Saffron Potatoes And Corn – two way

SOFT-FRI SAFFRON POTATOES AND CORN – two way For restaurants with leftover baked potatoes  – or home chefs who want to uptick your skillet potatoes – try this version of home fries and/or potato salad. It works great! Makes 9 cups Bake potatoes: 2-1/2 lbs. russet potatoes – the kind you find in the grocery […]

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HOW TO MAKE WHIP TOPPING

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 […]

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HOW TO MAKE RICE

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

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BROCCOLI HOW TO MAKE RICE

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

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HOW TO MAKE NUTS & SEEDS SANDWICHES

GRILLED ALMOND BUTTER PUB SANDWICH

GRILLED ALMOND BUTTER PUB SANDWICH Perfect blend of taste sensations. Great on all breads – even raisin. So easy, so good. Perfect Pub fare! An ice-breaker, conversational sandwich! Makes 1 or 2, depending on size of bread (square or deli size)

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CAULIFLOWER HOW TO MAKE POTATO SOUP SPINACH

HOT AND SOUR CAULIFLOWER SOUP

HOT AND SOUR CAULIFLOWER SOUP A hot and sour cauliflower soup with spinach, leftover baked potato and carrot ribbons floating with udon Japanese noodles and cilantro oil in a white miso, garlic, coriander and smoked paprika broth! The best hot and sour soup I’ve ever tasted! Makes 24 cups

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BEANS- LEGUMES BROCCOLI CAULIFLOWER HOW TO MAKE PASTA RICE SOUP

WILD NOODLE SOUP

WILD NOODLE SOUP A new approach to the noodle soup – the broth is in the solid ingredients. Plus meat, meat and more meat. Where’s the meat? In the blackeye peas and wild rice. Animal eaters won’t believe there’s no animal in this soup. Plant-eaters won’t believe there’s no fake meat in this soup! Makes […]

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ANIMAL-FREE MEAT HOW TO MAKE PINEAPPLE SANDWICHES SPINACH

VEG SAUSAGE & PINEAPPLE GREEK PITA

VEG SAUSAGE & PINEAPPLE GREEK PITA Fried Veg sausage crumbles, fresh spinach and fried pineapple on grilled Greek Pita flatbread spread with chipotle mayo and beer mustard! A ‘take it to the bank’ sandwich! Makes 1 sandwich

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STEVE’S DERBY STEW

 STEVE’S DERBY STEW Mushroom, black bean and tomato stew with fresh garlic, white wine and cilantro. Makes 18 cups

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SLOPPY JOE CHILI BEAN SOUP

SLOPPY JOE CHILI BEAN SOUP A thick, fragrant, big flavor vegetable bean soup with orzo pasta. Hearty like a chili! Makes 18-1/2 cups

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TOMATO, VEGGIE, HERB AND SPICE SOUP

TOMATO, VEGGIE, HERB AND SPICE SOUP Served with orzo pasta. Simply made and simply delicious!  Grape leaves, a surprising addition. A soup designed for restaurants! Makes 32 cups

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TOMATO CARROT HERB SOUP for restaurants

TOMATO CARROT HERB SOUP for restaurants Made with vegetarian beans, roasted peppers, corn and spinach. Seasoned with garlic,  basil, coriander and mint. Served with a lemon slice float! Makes 37 cups

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CARROTS COCONUT HOW TO MAKE SIDES

24 CARROT GOLD

Want to try a new featured side dish vegetable at your restaurant? Try the best carrots you’ve ever tasted. JUICY CARROTS!

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PINEAPPLE PINE NUT DRESSING

PINEAPPLE PINE NUT DRESSING Gordon Food Store brand Pineapple Topping combined with pine nuts, cacao beans, Napa Valley Naturals Champagne Vinegar and maple syrup! Tastes like dessert. Serve over salad greens or fresh fruit! Makes approx. 4 cups

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PINEAPPLE PUMPKIN PUDDING

Looking for a fairly healthy but delicious holiday dessert that’s easy to make and serves a bunch?

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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 […]

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HOW TO MAKE PEPPERS PICKLES

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 […]