BOILED CAULIFLOWER During the hot months many of us want to limit using the oven for roasting cauliflower, yet we still want the cauliflower. Why
STOVE TOP SCRAMBLED TOFU STUFFING PIE Multi-grain oat bread, soaked with water seasoned with garlic, turmeric, ginger and poultry seasoning, then twisted and pinched into pot
RED VELVET CHIFFON CUPCAKES My first attempt at using boxed cake mix minus the eggs was a success. Substitute applesauce for the oil and JUST
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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FAT-FREE ROASTED RED SKIN POTATOES Cubes of red skinned potatoes tossed with a dry rub and roasted to achieve crispy…
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.
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
1 bunch fresh ramps – wash and trim as you would scallions 1-2 T. extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper to taste
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
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?
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
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
AFC 5 SPICE – HOW TO MAKE All you need is an electric coffee bean grinder and 5 spices. 5 Spice is somewhat like curry.
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
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
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,
BIRD SOUP? That’s what you wanted? Well, here it is. Only without the bird. Better without the bird! Guaranteed. Makes 22 cups
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
SOFT-FRI SAFFRON POTATOES AND CORN – two way For restaurants with leftover baked potatoes – or home chefs who want to uptick your skillet potatoes
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
FORBIDDEN BLACK RICE Directly from the instructions on the package is the best way to cook this particular brand of Chinese black rice – LOTUS
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
GRILLED ALMOND BUTTER PUB SANDWICH Perfect blend of taste sensations. Great on all breads – even raisin. So easy, so good. Perfect Pub fare! An
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
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
VEG SAUSAGE & PINEAPPLE GREEK PITA Fried Veg sausage crumbles, fresh spinach and fried pineapple on grilled Greek Pita flatbread spread with chipotle mayo and
STEVE’S DERBY STEW Mushroom, black bean and tomato stew with fresh garlic, white wine and cilantro. Makes 18 cups
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
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!
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
Want to try a new featured side dish vegetable at your restaurant? Try the best carrots you’ve ever tasted. JUICY CARROTS!
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