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FOLLOW HER RECIPE

My mother knew how to follow a recipe. She also knew how to create her own. On one visit to the Homeland - Arthur Street in Springfield, Massachusetts - she made my minestrone soup from the cookbook I sent her. She put it in front of me at the table and watched while I ate.... Continue Reading →

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CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES

CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES A special occasion calls for a special dessert! Animal-free of course! Happy Easter to you and yours. For those who don't celebrate Easter, then celebrate something else that's special to you!! Makes a bunch Chocolate covered strawberries look difficult to make, but they're not. All you need is a couple bags of... Continue Reading →

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Why Fool With The Perfect Foods?

A plant is a plant and an animal is an animal. Right now, meat means either animal or plant. Eventually, and that day will come, animals will no longer be considered food on this planet, so the term meat will refer to the main part and/or texture of whatever plant is under discussion. Ever notice... Continue Reading →

Key To Understanding Planet Earth

KEEP IT GOING I’m going to keep using the words meat, meaty, to describe the main part and/or texture of the plant until such time that meat = plant. In other words, animals will not be considered meat nor food in the future. I will not, however, refer to a plant as an animal –... Continue Reading →

Apple Rum Walnut Raisin Pie – with spaetzle top crust

APPLE RUM WALNUT RAISIN PIE - with spaetzle top crust Apple, rum, walnut, raisin filling baked in a sweet yellow pea dough infused with rum, topped with a spaetzle-type crust. Not your run of the mill apple pie! Serves 6 Preheat oven to 400 degrees 6-7 lg. red apples, peeled, cut into quarters from top... Continue Reading →

Cranberry Coconut Frozen Custard

CRANBERRY COCONUT FROZEN CUSTARD Smooth as custard. Rich as cream. Perfect scoop. An easy make! Makes 3-1/2 cups 14 oz. can whole cranberry sauce - I used Ocean Spray 11 oz. container SO Delicious Dairy Free Culinary CoconutMilk - Original, chilled till thick 1/2 c. Rich's COFFEE RICH Non-Dairy Creamer 16 oz. POM Blueberry Pomegranate... Continue Reading →

Apple Crumble Crust Pie

APPLE CRUMBLE CRUST PIE A bottomless apple-crusted pie topped with a walnut, brown sugar and saffron crumble. Baked till bubbly and crisp, then drizzled with a cinnamon citric glaze, and finished with a sugar dusting! Makes 19 inch pie - serves 6-8 Preheat oven to 375 degrees Pie filling: 7 red apples, peeled, cut in... Continue Reading →

by Request: Hearty Veg Bean Soup For Steve

BY REQUEST: HEARTY VEG BEAN SOUP FOR STEVE Fresh, frozen and canned veggies mixed with Bush's GRILLIN' Beans in a smoky tomato, garlic, coriander and basil broth thickened with unmodified potato starch to achieve a velvet viscosity! Makes 19-1/2 cups 2 T. margarine 2 T. extra virgin olive oil 2 c. diced celery using some... Continue Reading →

Jasmine Rice Lasagna

JASMINE RICE LASAGNA Smoky Jasmine rice layered with a veggie cheese filling, veggie hamburg and onion, fresh blanched broccoli buds and a smoky citrus and garlic tomato sauce! Baked till steamy hot and bubbly! Serves 9-12 Tomato sauce ingredients: 2 T. extra virgin olive oil 1 c. peeled, diced onion - 1/2 inch squares 8... Continue Reading →

AFC Chew Cupcakes / Mint Carob Chocolate Chip ©

AFC CHEW CUPCAKES / Mint Carob Chocolate Chip © This is my decadent cupcake! Eat it like a popover! Makes 2 dozen Preheat oven to 375 degrees 2 med. ripe bananas, cut into chunks 1 c. Diet Faygo Vanilla Cream Soda 1 c. white sugar 1 c. dark brown sugar, firmly packed zest and strained... Continue Reading →

Pink Lentil Tofu Scramble

PINK LENTIL TOFU SCRAMBLE Silken tofu and sweet onion scrambled in extra virgin olive oil and margarine. Spiced with garlic and smoked paprika. Tossed with fresh steamed broccoli buds, then tossed with Pink Lentil Cream! You just might think you're eating real egg here! But you're not, so all the better! Serves 4 1 T.... Continue Reading →

Pink Lentil Cream

PINK LENTIL CREAM Serve as an elegant first course appetizer soup, use as gravy or a thickener for other sauces instead of cornstarch or flour and bouillon. Easy, cheap and super smooth! Makes 4 cups 2 c. washed pink lentils 4 c. water 1 t. pink Himalayan salt fresh grind black pepper to taste 2/3... Continue Reading →

Purple Asian Slaw

PURPLE ASIAN SLAW Red cabbage, carrot matchsticks, celery and scallion dressed with an AFC Asian Coffee Dressing! A different interpretation of coleslaw! Makes 5 cups salad - 3-1/2 cups dressing Veggies for slaw: 5 c. thinly sliced red cabbage 1 c. matchstick size peeled carrots 1/4 c. sliced scallion, green and white part 1 c. sliced... Continue Reading →

Crabless Cake Bites

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CRABLESS CAKE BITES

Now this is an easy appetizer when you don’t want to start from scratch. And why not impress your guests and make your appetizer the talk of the meal!

Makes 18 bites 

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Cilantro Date Cream

  CILANTRO DATE CREAM A sweet, savory and herbal condiment for veggie meat sandwiches! Or use as a vegetable or bean soup topper. Fresh lime, smoked paprika, garlic and extra virgin olive oil bring it to the finish line a winner on all that counts! Makes 3/4 cup 10 whole dates cut crosswise in half... Continue Reading →

Cream Of Asian Peas

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CREAM OF ASIAN PEAS

Cooked peas swimming in a umami-rich Creamy Asian Apricot Sauce! Hey, Asians eat creamy. They love creamy! This is for you!

Makes  almost 1 cup sauce and 3-1/2 cups peas

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AFC Horseradish Sweet Potato Spread

AFC HORSERADISH SWEET POTATO SPREAD When you have AFC Coral Horseradish Sauce on hand, this is a great appetizer to make with it. Pretty to look at, ultra creamy and perfectly balanced flavors. This can also be used as a sandwich spread for your veggie or burger sandwiches. Makes about 1-1/2 cups 1 soft-baked sweet potato, chilled overnight,... Continue Reading →

Asian-Style Celebration Roast

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ASIAN-STYLE CELEBRATION ROAST

Field Roast Celebration Roast studded with cloves, marinated overnight, then baked with carrots and walnuts in an Asian Coconut Apricot Gravy!

Serves 4-6

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Poached Pears And Beets Àla Creme

POACHED PEARS AND BEETS ÀLA CREME Whole pears poached in the oven in a walnut-maple syrup baste. Then pan-poached along with cubed beets by their own juices with a mix of fig and raspberry spreads and fresh lime. Served with a Vanilla Coconut Lime Sauce! Serves 6 or more Walnut-Maple Baste: 2 T. walnut oil 3... Continue Reading →

Batali Meets Gardein

BATALI MEETS GARDEIN Mario Batali's Bronze Extruded Tortiglioni tossed with a Pasta Rub of Pumpkin Seed Snow, smoked paprika and garlic. Tossed with a saute of Gardein Chick'n with peppers and red onion in a smokey tomato marinara and peas with a splash of orange! And it's all cooked up in Guy Fieri's non-stick cast... Continue Reading →

AFC Sweet Potato Hummus

Can also be used as a side dish vegetable when heated.

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SWEET POTATO HUMMUS

Simple and elegant combined makes everyone want to make this Velvety smooth appetizer delight! Exquisite texture and flavor. You wanted an easy appetizer to make for the holidays or any special occasion? This is it.

How much effort does it take to bake some sweet potatoes? Then what are you waiting for? Make them a few days ahead, then when needed, all you do is reach into the fridge. AFC Sweet Potato Hummus has a longer shelf life than most appetizers, so go for it. Surprise everyone with the newest State Of The Art Hummus – made Àla Sharon

Makes 2-1/2 cups

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Red Turkey Pasta Mold Masterpiece

RED TURKEY PASTA MOLD MASTERPIECE This is my celebratory Pasta Masterpiece gift to the world. Masterpiece need not be difficult. I made it easy - just for you, because you like easy. Merry Christmas and happy day to the world ~ from  Sharon Lee Mary Davies-Tight, The Animal-Free Chef Serves 10 Make the sauce first:... Continue Reading →

AFC Red Turkey Cheese Tofu Spread

AFC RED TURKEY CHEESE TOFU SPREAD AFC RED TURKEY CHEESE SAUCE mixed with tiny diced green pepper and Silken extra-firm tofu. Topped with chopped roasted pepper and served with whole wheat crackers. An eggy-white soft boiled texture with smokey high garlic overtones. Crisp lines meet sweet expressions of rightness! You are God after all! Makes... Continue Reading →

AFC Red Turkey Cheese Sauce

AFC RED TURKEY CHEESE SAUCE Wow. This is some nice sauce. Easy to make too! A joy. Great Turkey peppers - long tough and flavorful. Dairy-free cheese sauce of course. So where does the cheese come in? Beats me. All I know is I can taste the cheese. Chee-ee-zzz-y! These cashews don't need to be... Continue Reading →

AFC Coral Horseradish Sauce

AFC CORAL HORSERADISH SAUCE Fresh grated horseradish processed with fresh garlic and ginger, extra virgin olive oil and boiled almonds. Preserved with apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and brown sugar, then seasoned with smoked paprika, fennel and coriander. Not your ordinary horseradish sauce! Makes 4-1/2 cups 7 oz. pkg. whole, raw almonds (almost 2 c.)... Continue Reading →

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