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Sprouted spelt pate

Sprouted spelt pate

Based on sprouted spelt and tofu this makes a really good vegan pate as bread spread or a nice snack with homemade crackers. It will take 1-3 days to sprout the spelt, so start that first. Yield: 2 cups Ingredients: 1 cup sprouted spelt (from 1/2 dry) 1/2 cup tofu, crumbled 1 onion, chopped and [...]


Vegan White Cake with Poppy Seed Filling and Raspberry Topping

White Cake with Poppyseed Filling and Raspberry Topping

This cake was a special treat on the weekend. It is basically an adaptation of a traditional German tart that we have made vegan. There are 3 parts: the vegan white cake, the poppy seed filling and the red fruit topping. The poppy seed filling is a thick pudding that is soft, yet firm enough [...]


Poppy Seed Panna Cotta with Cherry Sauce

Poppy Seed Panna Cotta with Cherry Sauce (lighter version)

This is a very quick and easy treat to make for Valentine’s Day or any other time as well. We made a cherry sauce this time, but strawberry, raspberry or any other berry also make a lovely combination with the poppy seeds. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the panna cotta: 2 cups vanilla soy milk [...]


Savory Beet and Vegan Feta Scones

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These savory scones are really tasty. They are great for a Sunday morning breakfast or brunch or could even be for a holiday breakfast. Serving Size: 2 Yield: 6 scones Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 cups AP flour 3/4 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast 2 tablespoons vegan margarine 1/2 cup soy [...]


Tempeh Menudo

Tempeh Menudo

Menudo is a traditional Philippine dish. It his usually made with pork. We were happy to adapt the recipe using tempeh and really enjoyed the dinner. It is a mild kind of stew and very nice with rice and a bit of lime juice. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 lb. tempeh, cut in [...]


Beet and Plum Salad with Vegan Cheese

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Beets and plums make a great combination. We have an abundance of both beets and plums this year. This recipe is very easy to make and can be enjoyed with a variety of different plums and also different beets. We’ve also had this with yellow beets and yellow plums. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the [...]


Mango and Spicy Tofu In Coconut Curry Sauce

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This is a lovely tropical main meal that we enjoyed on a warm summer’s night. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 large red onion, chopped (1 1/2 to 2 cups) 1 red bell pepper, sliced in long thin slices 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced 2 tablespoons yellow curry powder [...]


Santa Fe Tofu

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This really tasted great, even on a hot summer night. It would be lovely in the fall and winter as well. It’s really quite simple to make, and could even be cooked in a slow cooker or crock pot. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 pound tofu, sliced in fillets 1 can diced tomatoes 1 can [...]


Mushroom Biscuits with Vegan Cheese

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We enjoyed these biscuits for Sunday morning brunch with a lovely Vegan White Bean Spread, coffee and juice. They are a variation of “All American Biscuits” or also scones. They are quick and easy to make with a nice hearty flavor. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 [...]


Tex-Mex Zucchini and Rice Casserole with Spicy Tofu Pieces

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This was a great meal that we enjoyed last night. It’s a good way to use one of those extra large zucchini’s that had been hiding in the garden. Ingredients: 1 large onion, chopped 1 cup rice 2 & 1/2 cups water 1 vegetable bouillon cube 2 cups prepared spicy tofu pieces 2 cups zucchini, [...]


Nectarine and Turnip Salad with Red Currant Vinaigrette

Nectarine and Purple Turnip Salad

With fresh produce at it’s peak now, we are happy to suggest this tasty salad for our vegan friends. It’s a lovely crunchy mixture of fruit and vegetable with a nice spicy yet sweet dressing. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2-3 ripe nectarines (depending on size) 1-2 turnips (depending on size), peeled and sliced salad greens [...]


Creamy Pasta with Eggplant

Creamy Pasta with Eggplant

This was a delicious meal we enjoyed lat night. It was easy to make and very filling. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 12 ounces pasta (e.g. farfalla, rotini or shells) 1 medium large eggplant, cubed 12 ounces cherry tomatoes, washed and halved 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 3-4 ounces pine nuts or sunflower seeds, dry [...]


Hearty Zucchini Soup

Hearty Zucchini Soup

This hearty zucchini soup really tasted good. It’s very filling as well as flavorful. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 vegetable bouillon cubes 2 quarts water 3/4 – 1 cup TVP 1 can kidney beans, drained and washed 1 zucchini, cleaned and sliced 2 carrots, peeled and sliced or chopped 4 stalks celery, cleaned and sliced [...]


Vegan Cheesecake with Chocolate Bottom and Strawberry Coulis

Vegan Cheesecake with Chocolate Bottom and Strawberry Coulis

This makes a lovely and tasty treat. We enjoyed this over the weekend, and are looking forward to having it again as our in the garden strawberries are beginning to ripen. Serving Size: 8 Ingredients: for the crust: 20 vegan Oreos or other chocolate vegan cookies 3 tablespoons vegan margarine or coconut oil for the [...]


Tempeh Pate

Tempeh Pate

We really enjoyed this tempeh pate tonight. It makes a lovely appetizer, finger food at a party or can be used as a spread for sandwiches. Yield: 2 cups Ingredients: 8 ounces tempeh 3 tablespoons plain soy yogurt 1 tablespoon tamari or light soy sauce 1-2 teaspoons sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1/4 teaspoon garlic [...]


Vegan Turnip Gratin

Vegan Turnip Gratin

We have really been enjoying turnips this year. They are a newly discovered vegetable for us and we find them quite tasty. Tonight we enjoyed them baked with a light gratin sauce. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 6 medium fresh turnips, peeled and thinly sliced 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 cup plain soy yogurt 1 [...]


Protein Packed Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad with Walnuts, Fava Beans, Radishes and Soy Cheese

This protein packed salad tastes as great and refreshing as it looks. We have really been enjoying this salad. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 3 cups water 10-12 ounces fava beans, pod removed, blanched and skins removed 1 bunch red radishes, cleaned and thinly sliced 4 ounces walnuts 16 ounces seedless grapes 8 [...]


Pasta Gratin with Spicy Tofu Pieces and Zucchini

Pasta Gratin with Spicy Tofu Pieces ad Zucchini

This is a very, quick and easy recipe to make. It’s very filling, and could also be taken to a pot-luck supper. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 8 ounces dried pasta- bow-ties, spirals etc. 6-8 ounces prepared spicy tofu pieces 1 & 1/2 cups plain soy yogurt 2 teaspoon mild grainy mustard 1 tablespoon vegetable bouillon [...]


Baja Tofu Tacos

Baja Tofu Tacos

These are our vegan version of ‘fish’ tacos, which we enjoyed last night. Yield: 8 tacos Ingredients: 1 16 ounce block tofu, sliced in long “finger/strips” 1/4 small red cabbage, thinly sliced or shredded (about 2 & 1/2 cups) 1 small red onion, finely sliced 1 jalapeño, de-seeded and 1/2 minced (more if you want [...]


Spinach, Bean And Spicy Tofu Soup

Spinach, Bean And Spicy Tofu Soup

This is a very nice soup we enjoyed yesterday. It remains a cold spring so far, so a nice warm soup at lunchtime really “hits the spot”. Ingredients: 8 ounces prepared spicy tofu pieces 2 cloves garlic minced pinch red pepper flakes 4 cups vegetable bouillon 1 can (15 ounces) cannelloni beans, drained and rinsed [...]


Green Bean and Walnut Salad with Soy Cheese Pieces

Green Bean and Walnut Salad with Soy Cheese Pieces

This lovely salad has a really nice dressing to go along with it. The mixture of beans, walnuts, soy cheese and orange dressing was very tasty. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 lb. green beans, trimmed 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted 1 red onion, chopped 1 cup soy cheese, grated, cubed or crumbled 2 [...]


Baguettes with Avocado Kiwi Salsa and Spicy Tofu Pieces

Baguettes with Avocado Kiwi Salsa and Spicy Tofu Pieces

This is a delicious lunch or appetizer that we enjoyed today. The combination of kiwi with the avocado is really lovely. Yield: 8 open faced sandwiches Ingredients:  4 individual ciabatta baguettes or rolls 4 ounces tofu, cut in small pieces sautéed with spices 2 ripe avocados, peeled and cut into small pieces 1 small onion, [...]


Winter Stir Fry with Cabbage and Brussels Sprouts

Winter Stir Fry with Cabbage and Brussels Sprouts

We really enjoyed this meal on a white winter’s night. It was very filling, yet not heavy. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 cups whole grain rice, uncooked 12 pounces Brussels sprouts 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 tablespoon sambal ulek 2 teaspoons sesame oil 12 ounces  cabbage, finely shredded 10 ounces spicy tofu pieces [...]


Rutabaga Mango Salad

Rutabaga Mango Salad

This is a lovely and healthy winter salad. The flavor of the mango blends well with the rutabaga and both are ripe at the same time. We really enjoyed this salad. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 14 ounces rutabaga 4 spring onions 1 ripe mango 1/4-1/2 cup soy cheese 1/4 cup pine nuts, sunflower seeds or [...]