Delight Soy Chicken with fresh bean sprout and escarole steeped in a red onion, celery and carrot broth. Seasoned with garlic, coriander and tarragon with a breath of heat! Served over Coriander Rice and topped with fresh cilantro! ‘Out of the park’ says Steve!
If you want to be the talk of the gathering, bring this dish. If you want to make more festive the occasion, serve this dish! Family and guests will think it’s fried chicken or shrimp salad!
What’s easier, baking some tater tots or peeling, boiling, cutting and cooling potatoes?You don’t have to give up on the traditional, but what’s wrong with trying a different potato version? Everything is right with it!!
Cooked thin spaghetti tossed with garlic, sugar and soy sauce. Tossed with a stir-fry of fresh celery, cabbage, onion, carrot matchsticks and mung bean sprout. Seasoned with garlic, smoke and fresh cilantro. Served from the skillet with a green scallion garnish! Simple, delicious, satisfying– even cold!
A collaborative effort on Steve’s birthday. He selected the ingredients; I made the dish. Pasta sauce with all our favorite ingredients over thin spaghetti, topped with pan-fried Portobella mushroom. Drizzle with Truffle oil and sprinkle with plant parmesan cheese shreds!Extra toppers included fresh basil and daiya blue cheeze dressing!
For Steve’s birthday I said I’d make anything he wanted – his own private stash all to himself. It didn’t take long to respond. MUSHROOM PATE! Then Mushroom Pate it was! He ate it plain, on sliced baguette, and even on a toasted ciabatta bun with pickle, mustard and sliced ripe, juicy tomato!
Two world cuisines beautifully groomed for animal-free! What makes Italian, Italian and French, French emerges with little effort in a soup that longs for nothing except to be eaten! Moans of pleasure from Steve!
Three bean chili with sauteed cabbage, pepper and onion, and homemade smoky plant protein mix. Mildly seasoned with coriander, curry, cumin and garlic in a tomato base pumpkin sauce!Just in time for Fall!
The shortened word Veg*n stands for either Vegetarian or Vegan
THERE’S A VEG*N IN EVERY FAMILY!
Rejoice when a family member or friend shows the courage to come out of the Veg*n closet, that society through its conformance to tradition and prejudice tries to keep them in. Be proud of your family member or friend. Choose not to participate in family and peer pressure that shames or ridicules or makes them feel unloved for expressing their views against prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter, through their actions of living more compassionately by refusing to exploit non-human animals for food, clothing, experimentation, sport and entertainment.
Tell them you support their decision to follow their conscience, that it’s a sign of strength of character to live the life one believes is right. Ask them questions without allowing the conversation to escalate into an argument.
Since an estimated 150 billion animals are slaughtered every year by the meat, dairy and egg industries, around the world for our plate, not including marine life, and the billions of others enslaved, tortured and slaughtered for other purposes, the most common first step when somebody wakes up to the reality of the holocaust against the animals is changing the food configuration on that plate.
Ever notice how everything we do centers around food? Everything. Family gatherings, going out to eat, going to the movies, to the mall, on vacation, weddings, showers, parties, picnics, every holiday, ball games, sitting around watching T.V., even business meetings. The food is always at the center; it’s what’s on people’s minds. So, of course the first step in helping the animals is looking at how many of them we consume and how often.
A father once yelled at me, “my wife doesn’t know what to feed my daughter!” She had recently become a vegan. The daughter should have had a conversation and told them what she could eat and not eat, which might have prevented this father’s panic, so some of that’s on her.
A vegetarian or vegan can’t expect the mother and father to do the research. Be that as it may, that’s why I’m here. I’ve already engineered the recipes I know people will like. And these days it’s so much easier with soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, soy sour and cream cheeses, veggie cheese singles, soy ice-cream, soy mayo, veggie margarine, veggie meats of every kind that can be found in mainstream markets.
However, let me be clear, one does not need soy, veggie nor grain products specifically designed to mimic meat, dairy and eggs. You can be as just as healthy without them. For years I didn’t eat tofu or any other meat or dairy-mimicking product. But the products these days really do taste good, and since they’re not hurting anyone, then why not on occasion enjoy them? Sure they’re more expensive than their animal counterpart, but that’s because they’re relatively new and the market for them hasn’t soared yet. It will. In the meanwhile, you don’t have to have three glasses of alternative milk every day, or a veggie meat with every meal, as is recommended with actual animal products.
Stop worrying if they’ll get enough protein. There’s protein in all plants. The same goes for calcium. Many foods are fortified with it anyway. You don’t have to combine beans and rice in the same meal either. That’s old school thinking. You don’t have to eat animals to get vitamin B-12. Lots of animal-eaters are vitamin B-12 deficient. If you’re concerned, then take a supplement, just like animal-eaters do.
That same father yelled even louder in exasperation, “my wife doesn’t have time to cook something different for everybody in the family!!”
All the recipes I create are designed for everybody in the family to enjoy, using ingredients that ‘mainstream’ families already know and like. Look at the recipes and you’ll see how familiar they really do sound. Try a few. If you still want the baked chicken or roast, then have it along with an animal-free dish. Even if the whole family eats meat, every meal should have an animal-free component. That doesn’t mean broccoli with butter. If it’s only broccoli, then put animal-free margarine or oil on it, and serve enough so that the vegetarian/vegan can make it a main dish if need be. Spruce it up with fresh tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms and onions. Both broccoli and mushrooms are high in protein.
I actually find it odd that the father yelling about his wife not being able to do this or that, wouldn’t have dared even broach the subject, had his daughter been a diabetic and the Mom had to provide diabetic meals for their daughter. Yeah, they would have done the research and talked to other people to get ideas and share stories about adjustment. So, just as some of the problem lied with the vegan daughter not communicating, it also lied with the parents being resistant, because they didn’t support veganisn – not in their daughter anyway.
Please note, that although I use familiar products, that doesn’t prevent me from trying new food items when they come out on the market. I am continually trying new foods. Just today I went to the grocery store and saw these tiny little round potatoes that looked like big marbles in the produce section. Perfectly formed and all the same size. I just had to have them. The only question was do I buy the red, the Yukon gold or the regular? Now I’m thinking about the recipe I’ll make with them.
Your family member or friend may be veg*n for moral reasons, but they also benefit health-wise by following an animal-free diet, which means the more animal-free meals you consume, the greater health benefit to you too.
Sure, on the nightly news we all hear about certain individuals who smoked, drank and ate a lamb every day of their lives and lived to be a hundred. That’s rare, very rare. I wouldn’t bet on those odds, and neither should you. Besides, the point many vegetarians and vegans are making is that even if they could live to be two hundred years old if they ate a side of beef every day, they wouldn’t, since they’d be depriving another creature of their right to live their life. However, it doesn’t matter why someone becomes veg*n. When they do, it’s up to those around them to accept it. All I know is that it’s the right track to be on no matter what your reason.
Even in the bible, somewhere I read years ago, God told some guy to leave the vegetarians alone. So vegetarianism is by no means new. It’s very, very old. Everybody innately knows what it’s all about; anyone who has ever eaten a fruit or a vegetable or a nut, knows. So just go with it. It’s not hurting you, nor anybody else. It’s harmless. But it’s also helpful – to the health of the individual, the group, the planet, and especially to those procreated for the purpose of enslavement, torture and slaughter.
Tell your vegetarianites, veganites or animal-freers that they’ll have to help with the food preparation in the family. No one expects the entire family to change for one person, but the entire family (or friends) can be respectful. Give him or her one night a week where they make dinner for everybody else, keeping within the family food budget of course. A word of advice: Don’t pick apart the meal, commenting on every little morsel as if you’re dissecting it. You don’t do that when Mom cooks an animal for supper, or when Dad burns the barbecue, so don’t do it when there’s no animal on the table.
Everybody loves sandwiches, so why not start there? Check out Chef’s Animal-Free Sandwich Index. And while you’re there, check out all the other indexes. Each recipe is listed along with a menu description much like you’d see on a restaurant menu, with a link to the actual recipe one of the animal-free food sites.
There’s nothing scary nor difficult about having a veg*an in the family or as a friend. It’s really all quite simple and can be a lot of fun if you want it to be. Just don’t make a big deal over any of it. It’s a perfectly natural way to be. Your family member, your friend, is normal in that regard.
What’s not normal is an animal eating another animal. It’s cannibalism, whether it’s your species or not. An animal is an animal, and humans are all members of the global animal race. It doesn’t matter at this point that humans have always done it, used by many as justification for continuing to do it. All that shows is that humans have been historically and traditionally deviant as displayed by their actions.
That deviancy is not innate. That deviancy was learned. Your non-flesh eating family member or friend woke up to that fact and decided to follow their conscience and their real nature, rather than history and your animal-abusing traditions. Sorry to have to say this Mom and Pop, but you were wrong. If those animals you so willingly advocate killing for your plate, or for medical research to cure the diseases you get from cannibalizing other animals, or for clothing, glue and a myriad of other products you purchase, or for entertainment purposes, walked on two legs, spoke your language and carried guns, you wouldn’t be so quick to deem them inferior enough to exploit. That’s your prejudice. A prejudice that you glowingly hand down to your children.
Yes, you are deviant. And yes, be happy that the deviancy can be cured, as evidenced by your family member or friend who is showing you that eating flesh is not genetically determined.
* Click any sandwich picture to go directly to that recipe on CHEF DAVIES-TIGHT.
And, best wishes to you and yours in all your animal-free endeavors!
IT’S PORK. IT’S HAM. NO IT’S PEANUT BUTTER AND PINEAPPLE!
You’ll definitely get feedback on this one. Tastes and textures like baked ham/pork. All animal-free of course! Reconstituted peanut butter, Coriander Pineapple Sauce, chopped crystalized ginger served on a RITZ cracker!It’s the combination of specific ingredients that creates the special effect!
A mild Animal-Free sweet red roasted pepper cheddar spread with just enough texture to impress, while remaining smooth to the tongue. Melt in your mouth luscious. This spread needs no toppings that dairy cheeses need to balance the stink or ease the cheese to the gut. Why? Because it’s made from the willing plant, not the resistant animal! Celebrate the rightness and the goodness!
A sauce that has defined us forever. We must be Italian! Add the portobella mushroom, animal-free chicken and Meyer’s lemon and it’s an extra special treat. Just what we like and deserve!Fresh herbs and San Marzano tomatoes – Wow!Cauliflower and fresh beefsteak tomatoes too? You betcha!
BUSH’S STEAKHOUSE GRILLIN’ BEANS sauteed with onion, pepper, celery and mushroom. Combine with green olives and lemon. topped with baked seasoned tofu cubes and a drizzle of sweet sour salty sauce! So good!
Chefs always change the world. They’re the first ones to your gut. The animal chefs had a go at it – for millennia – and they made the world worse off, not better off. It’s long past time. It’s way over-due.
There will be no negotiations – NONE – no more putting on a back burner, where all it does is simmer till it disappears, that which should have been served first. It’s front and center. The main course, every course, in full view where everybody can see, the prize. It’s standing room only, but you don’t care as long as you get a taste. And you will. That you know.
Now the animal-free chefs get their turn. Now they have a go at it. And yes, stand down, just like we all did when you took the reins and sentenced to the worse hell on earth all creatures large and small for your palate.
Because you were addicted to the blood, you made the blood-seeking part of your addictive lifestyle into the menu.
The menu is mine now. You disrespected the menu by making war with it, against it, by committing the most horrendous war crimes against the most innocent as you smeared the menu with prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter. Then you hid the blood, the suffering, and the proof of curdling screams under crafty trusses and sauces meant to deceive, not enlighten.
You all had it your way for way too long and you all contributed to making a mess of the planet. Now God is up. You don’t need a religious God to make the world turn in it’s proper direction, all you need is yourself as your own God. Raise yourself up. Sing praise to you.
I will be on the front lines cooking animal-free and sending the Five Principles to a Better Life – no prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter – all over the globe. With God on the side of living and thriving not dying, this battle will be won.
You are no longer God’s child. You ARE God. Ever notice how religions keep saying we’re all children of God, as if God is the parent, and whatever we do, it must be God’s will for us to do? No human parent would raise a child that way. “No matter what you do – Johnny or Mary – know in advance that you have my blessing?”
It’s a bunch of mumble jumble used to keep your mind and soul muddled, so you don’t know what’s up, what’s down, what’s right, what’s wrong, always in the dark of not knowing, so that the animal – abusing industries (including the human-abusing industries), supported by all religions and governments, if not through words, through actions, cancontrolyouractions for the so-called benefit of the so-called group, based on their animal-abusing agendas.
The task of switching from animal-based to animal-free cuisine is not too large, nor is it insurmountable. It just appears that way – because of your muddled minds and souls. The world has changed and will continue to change quickly at junctures that appear, seemingly out of nowhere, to facilitate that change, whenever and wherever the gap between life and death is shortened to the point of meaningless life.
We are at the door of the juncture that can change the planet by lengthening the gap between life and death to the point of meaningful life for all who inhabit the planet, instead of a torturous life that leads to slaughter.
The door is open. You don’t have to walk – nor run or close your eyes and hope you float – through it. That door will never close. The opening will only get bigger and bigger and bigger till next thing you know the entire world is on the inside. It’s quick. It’s painless. You’ll wake up in a comfortable place – a place of familiarity – and know that this is the place you’re supposed to be. This where you want to be. Animal-free.
SMOKY BALSAMIC CHERRY PIE with a sweet and smoky ginger cinnamon crust!
Wow. Walk On Water special. I never had a cherry pie like this. I could have eaten the whole thing myself! Roman. I’m feeling a Roman connection! Don’t forget to savor the crust! And the cherries? Don’t leave out any ingredients, even if you think it won’t work – it will and does!
I’ve roasted carrots many times, but not this fresh. Sweet. Natural sweetness emerges with all freshly roasted veggies, but this time, these carrots are different. Maybe because they’re organic; maybe because the tops were still fresh looking and green.
I liked carrots even as a kid. Mom peeled them, cut off ends, cut in half around the equator, then quartered them lengthwise. Boiled them in salted water, drained and slathered a big piece of margarine over the top, melting it as she laid it on. She knew how to get the food to the table hot!
Fresh zucchini, roasted red pepper and sweet onion marinated with Kalamata olive in a mildly sweet/sour smoky Italian vinaigrette! Serve as a relish condiment, or on burgers, or tossed with crisp greens as a salad!
Makesabout 1 quart plus extra liquid to make a salad dressing
A culinary uptick of an old tradition in the Tom & Peg Davies Family. HARVARD BEETS! Dad’s were simpler, but these make a lot more. Plus the special occasion factors in! Yes we chefed-it-up a bit. I’ll be eating these for a while!Happy Mother’s Day to all who mother somebody!
Fresh over-sized strawberries served with a sweet dip of dairy-free sour cream with orange marmalade, brown sugar, fresh cilantro – and just a twist or two of pink Himalayan salt! A simple celebration that looks and tastes like you take your strawberries and cream seriously!
Serves a small party as dessert or an introduction
A creamy mash with sauteed cabbage, onion and green pepper. Molded on a platter, then topped with Marsala sauteed white button and Portobello mushroom. Topped with BLACK WALNUT MARSALA GRAVY! Who says the Irish can’t cook? Well, I took their peasant dish of mashed potatoes and cabbage and elevated it to haute cuisine status. So here it is. This Irish gal CAN cook!
Not your traditional SHEPHERD PIE! YET, just as tasty and more. Red-skinned potatoes with Dairy Blue Cheese Dressing! Fresh spinach. Simple Truth Meatless Crumbles that taste like beef only better. Veggie Saute with cabbage, green beans and mushrooms! Even a WILD BROWN GRAVY. Topped with garlic panko crumbs!
What the world calls Shepherd’s Pie my mother called Chinese Pie. It wasn’t till I left home that I discovered what I thought was Chinese all this time was something else. Named after Shepherd’s herding their animals to slaughter. The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want…something about not fearing the price on your head!
Well, this is my version, not unlike Mom’s, just a few differences. She always used fresh potatoes and ground beef and onions topped with creamed corn, then the potato. It was always good – leftovers too!
I’m trying crispy onion for the first time ever as a topper.
One chore I dreaded as a kid was peeling potatoes. I used a paring knife instead of a peeler to make it quicker. My father would yell at me for cutting away half the potato with the peel. Oh well, then along came instant!! My kind of invention. Of course I still do prefer fresh mashed, but over the years improvements were made in the instant category. Yea!
Turmeric flavored and colored pasta, tossed with sauteed green pepper, onion and cabbage, shredded smoked gouda veg cheese, roasted peppers, Kalamata olive and carrot matchsticks. Fresh basil puts a spring into your tastebuds! Tossed with a sweet-sour garlic and basil vinaigrette!
Considering it’s a masterpiece it didn’t take long, but is it ever good! I don’t know if food can be sublime, but we’ll make an exception with these grits – SUBLIME to the NINES! I don’t even like grits, but I love these. It makes a lot, so experiment with different ways to serve it.
You didn’t expect Tofu Grits. You also couldn’t have expected delicate textures and flavors in such a common dish! But that’s what it’s about! Okay, then we top with slow-cooked fresh sweet red peppers and sweet onion in extra virgin olive oil and garlic – done to perfection, just soft enough to bring out the natural sweetness! I say YES to grits – and instant at that! Does this ever end? No!!
Further, top with a dollop of tapenade (Kalamata olive paste), fresh basil strips and a drizzle of extra virgin olive followed by fresh cracked pepper and fresh grind black Himalayan salt (for an eggy flavor)!
Fresh mushroom and sweet onion finely chopped and cooked with sweet Marsala wine till pate consistency. Seasoned with garlic and a touch of nutmeg. Served with dill cornichon pickles, Poupon Dijon mustard and sliced fresh French baguette!
Steve said he wanted a macaroni salad for his lunches. I made this one and he loved it. The first night though before work he ate 6 cups! Good thing it made a lot. Yes, there was enough left for his lunches!
Shepherds led the animals to slaughter. This animal-free Shepherds Pie herds humans away from the animal and into a new world of animal-free cuisine! Yes, this pie fits the cuisine status! Easy to make lets you enjoy exquisite more often! Elegance from a can and a box – can you imagine that! Good!
This is TOMATO SAFFRON CAULIFLOWER BISQUE. I didn’t know it was also a sauce. Heated some leftover soup, poured it over green pasta, topped with animal-free parmesan, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, fresh grind black pepper and I WAS in GOAT Heaven!! This dish made from a GOAT soup deserved a post of its own. Woebegone!
The soup/sauce makes 8 cups – for main dish pasta? 6 ample servings
Your brain doesn’t want somebody else’s blood and flesh running through your system. It injects CHAOS. If you’re bent on needing it, then eat your own mothers and fathers and siblings and children. Don’t eat outside the family.
The fact that eating your own repulses you proves that you know it is wrong to eat anybody else’s blood and flesh.
If you will not let the blood and flesh of your own family run through your system, because you love them, then somebody else’s family of blood and flesh nourishing your system would not dared be tolerated. You know how much you love your own, and how much they love their own, so of course you extend that same courtesy of not consuming anybody’s family.
You have elements of other families running through your system right now. You have colonized your colon with the Genes and DNA of every family member you ate. They got into your blood, into your skin, even in your fat, your eyeballs, your testicles and hair and nails. Notice your nails resembling claws lately? You have identity confusion.
Cow colonies, pig colonies, goat colonies, snakes, rats, shark colonies, yeah even bear and deer and antelope, buffalo chicken wings, horses too. Cats and dogs and livers and hearts beating your Genetic DNA drum to the sound of their awakening, wiping out your own individuality as a human. Ouch and ouch again and take that away. I need a cleanse. A total body out of options. Every cell needs an exorcism.
These terrorists are lining up vying for position, holding midnight vigils all over and throughout your organism. Your only line of defense is to starve your own flesh and blood from the families of the animals breaching your systems, before they take over and make you into a different animal – no longer justifiably called human.
EAT YOUR OWN FAMILY. LEAVE MINE ALONE.
Eating somebody else’s family is the same as eating your own family. So why would you do it? Okay, I hear all the reasons. So, why would you continue to do it? Okay, I hear all the reasons. But you know what? There is a way out of the never-ending maze of your reasons, that turn into excuses, that turn into a paralytic reaction, which is no action except to stay on your present path.
PLANTS are the only cleanse recommended for total exocistic achievment. You’ve been given the solution. The rest is up to you.
Do you want to remain a human animal? Or do you want to evolve into an animal whose design you have no control over? And yes, your children’s children, how about them? What new form of animal will they become? There’s not a name or classification yet. There will be.
Do you want a hand in shaping that form?
PLANTS. Across the board.
Some people say that you can’t change your DNA. Whatever you’re born with, you die with. I don’t subscribe to that particular school of thought. Maybe for solving crimes, it doesn’t matter, but altering genetics, thus DNA is possible. It happens.
What we’re talking about here, is an outside influence that enters the organism to rearrange what is already there. More of this and less of that. New bacterias, viruses, fungi, drugs, gases, chemicals, minerals interacting with each other all change and rearrange the internal cellular workings of the organism.
When humans procreate within their immediate families, the incidence of birth defects, diseases and disorders increases. That’s the proof right there, that genetics thus DNA can be changed by outside influences.
An interesting fact: “When scientists looked at genes, they found that about 90% of human genes have a matching version in cats. Sep 16, 2014”.
“Bovines share 80 percent of their genes with humans”.
What that means is that cats are 90% human. Bovines are 80% human.
Wow. It wouldn’t take much, would it, to become more lion-like or bovine-like?
It’s dangerous territory we’re marking with our animal-consuming proclivities.
PLANTS aren’t only the necessary and required means of survival of the human species. Consuming plants is the only way to preserve humans as humans.
Slow-cooked celery and onion to enhance their flavors. Sauteed, again slowly, with fresh turnip sticks, vegan ham and steamed green beans. Served with TommyAlfredo Bleu Sauce!There will be silence, then sounds of pleasure when you serve this dish. Of course it’s a GOAT!
Normally I would attach this salad to the TommyAlfredo Bleu Sauce recipe. But this salad deserves it’s own spot, so it doesn’t get overlooked! Wedge Salad with TommyAlfredo Bleu with just a few minor adjustments to the sauce!
Tofu cubes marinated in a Buffalo sauce with added spices, cooked, then added to cut yellow potatoes, green beans, yellow and green peppers, onion and Kalamata olives. Tossed with Daiya Blue cheese Dressing. Extraordinary flavors and textures!Fit for a State dinner!