AFC Burnt Almond Peanut Mustard Sauce

Burnt Almond Peanut Mustard Sauce Burning the whole grain mustard with the nut butters, just a tad, creates a richer flavor achievement. Combined with garlic, ginger, sugar, onion snow, coriander and Balsamic vinegar – that’s the base. To serve: combine with plain plant yogurt and light sesame oil. Serve over rotini pasta and garnish withContinue reading “AFC Burnt Almond Peanut Mustard Sauce”

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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

AFC WILD PUMPKIN SEED SAUSAGE BURGERS

AFC WILD PUMPKIN SEED SAUSAGE BURGERS  Okay, this is super easy once you make the rice, and that’s easy too! No-bake burgers. Form the patties, put them between wax paper in a covered container and refrigerate till ready to use. I made 1 batch; next time I’d make 2 batches. Really good texture and flavor.Continue reading “AFC WILD PUMPKIN SEED SAUSAGE BURGERS”

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

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 fewContinue reading “Smoky Candied Cider Walnuts”

Making Pumpkin Seed Snow

MAKING PUMPKIN SEED SNOW All you need to make Pumpkin Seed Snow are raw, shelled pumpkin seeds and an electric coffee bean grinder. Fill the well of the grinder leaving enough head space for the ‘swell’. Process till seeds become fluffy, pausing a few times to scrape up snow from bottom of well and toContinue reading “Making Pumpkin Seed Snow”

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

FENNEL SEED – the perfect plant meat spice

It’s not the same as star anise. It’s close, or should I say star anise is close to fennel seed – a cousin, seems like the same DNA, but is it really? I mean, do I really want to be putting licorice into my savory sauces? That’s what star anise is, basically, the taste ofContinue reading “FENNEL SEED – the perfect plant meat spice”

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)

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

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

CARAMELIZED WALNUTS

CARAMELIZED WALNUTS Easy and delicious! Walnuts, extra virgin olive oil, water, brown sugar and baking soda, cooked till caramelized and cooled till crispy! Great for topping salads or side dishes! Makes enough to top 4 salads, or side dishes 1/2 c. walnut halves or pieces 1-2 T. extra virgin olive oil 2 T. water 1/4Continue reading “CARAMELIZED WALNUTS”

TOASTING SESAME SEEDS

Toasting sesame seeds is much like toasting coconut. It doesn’t take long. Place sesame seeds in dry skillet, without overlapping much. Turn heat to low. Watch carefully for the first signs of browning, then shake skillet till most are lightly browned and the nut aroma in the air is prominent. Remove skillet immediately from heatContinue reading “TOASTING SESAME SEEDS”

SEEDING FRESH TOMATOES

Seeding a tomato actually means removing the seeds with the pulp, leaving the skin and the fleshy part attached to the skin. In other words, you don’t have to pick through the pulp to remove the seeds. The pulp goes out with the seeds. Seeding tomatoes is easy to do once you do it. NoContinue reading “SEEDING FRESH TOMATOES”

SEEDING CANNED TOMATOES

SEEDING CANNED TOMATOES. Hold each tomato (one at a time) under cold, slowly running water. Slit lengthwise with your thumb nail. Open tomato; pull pulp up and out, rinsing pulp and seeds into sink. Drain tomato meat that remains, and either chunk, dice or chop for your recipe. This is a very simple procedure that makesContinue reading “SEEDING CANNED TOMATOES”

SEEDING AN AVOCADO

SEEDING AN AVOCADO. Using a long, sharp knife, cut lengthwise (from tip to tip) all around the avocado, through the skin and far enough into the meat to touch the seed. Insert blade of knife into the cut you’ve made, then twist the knife to separate the two halves. Take the knife and smack the sharpContinue reading “SEEDING AN AVOCADO”

FENNEL SEED

FENNEL SEED. Although occasionally in some locations, you’ll be able to locate ground fennel seed, in most instances you’ll have to grind it yourself. Do this with a mortar and pestle. Or, place seeds in a plastic bag and pound with a hammer till pulverized. Remove from bag and roll with a rolling-pin, repeatedly, using hardContinue reading “FENNEL SEED”

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