AFC Smoked Almond Cherry Spread

SMOKED ALMOND CHERRY SPREAD Fresh cherries, dairy free cream cheese, smoked almonds, Dijon mustard, Kalamata olives with saffron, or not, make this simply prepared spread look and taste more sophisticated and complex than it is! Why not impress somebody tonight? I am. Steve says, “Remarkable; it’s like an exquisite ham salad with a delicious sweetness.Continue reading “AFC Smoked Almond Cherry Spread”

AFC Mushroom Chardonnay Pate

MUSHROOM CHARDONNAY PATE 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, juicyContinue reading “AFC Mushroom Chardonnay Pate”

AFC Peanut Butter Pineapple Bites

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! Makes about 2Continue reading “AFC Peanut Butter Pineapple Bites”

Mushroom Pate – GOAT

MUSHROOM PATE -GOAT 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! Makes 2 cups

AFC Chick Liver Pate – GOAT

AFC CHICK LIVER PATE – GOAT Creamy, mild, texturally fine grind, plant replica of chicken liver pate. Hit all the notes! Makes a lot, holds up well in the refrigerator! Served with assorted crackers, cranberry sauce, caramelized onion and mustard! Makes 3 cups

AFC APPETIZER SNACKS

SNACK LINKS FROM FAT-FREE CHEF 1 – BUTTER BEAN HUMMUS 2 – APPLE CRANBERRY BLACK BEAN SALSA 3 – FAT-FREE ROASTED RED SKIN POTATOES 4 – ROASTED CARROT SNACK 5 – ROASTED CHICK PEAS FROM AFC SOUS-CHEF: 6 – ROASTED RED SKIN POTATO AND CAULIFLOWER FROM AFC BULL MARKET KITCHEN: 7 – CREAMY CAPONATA SPREADContinue reading “AFC APPETIZER SNACKS”

Hot Artichoke Antipasto Dip

HOT ARTICHOKE ANTIPASTO DIP Today we’re offering a heated dip, either broiled or microwaved, of marinated artichoke, sun-dried tomato, Kalamata olive, garlic and oregano in a dairy free cream cheese by Tofutti. Served with a gluten-free smokehouse almond NUT-THIN cracker! Makes approx. 1-3/4 cup

AFC SCOTTISH PLAID DIP

AFC SCOTTISH PLAID DIP When there’s not one thread or color that dominates the fabric we call it a plaid! The Animal-Free Chef feels free to extend that designation to food. There’s no one flavor that dominates the dip. Enjoy this Scottish plaid! Makes 5 cups

Smoky Bean And Pea Dip

SMOKY BEAN AND PEA DIP A quick easy dip that can be made a couple days in advance of a special event – like a holiday? These potent flavors go well with crackers or tortilla chips. Low fat considering the yield!  Makes 3 cups

Collard Green, Olive And Caper Spread

COLLARD GREEN, OLIVE AND CAPER SPREAD Tired of the same old spinach dips and spreads? Want something new, something different, that tastes like it came out of a Five Star Kitchen? You came to the right place – the only place! Makes 2-2/3 cups

New! Fantastic! Best in Taste! AFC SPOON FILLS – 6 bites to freedom

Do you think it’s time to put the whole world on a diet? I think so. The world, the whole world, needs to stop eating animals. Everybody – adults, children, and other animals too. We need to find a way to feed the carnivorous animals on the planet plant food. We can do it withContinue reading “New! Fantastic! Best in Taste! AFC SPOON FILLS – 6 bites to freedom”

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  8.8 oz. Gardein brand Crabless  Cakes, frozen vegetable oil for frying Dipping Sauce: prepared…

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

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! MakesContinue reading “AFC Red Turkey Cheese Tofu Spread”

Broiled Tomato Cheese Triscuits

BROILED TOMATO CHEESE TRISCUITS Hot cheese melting over fresh Roma tomato with the essence of herb permeating your senses making it feel like you’re eating a bite-size crispy mini pizza will delight your guests!  Even when these morsels are no longer hot, your enjoyment won’t diminish! Don’t forget the napkins! Makes 36 canapes

Meatless Sausage and Matzo Pate

MEATLESS SAUSAGE AND MATZO PATE A meaty flavored and textured animal-free pate. This pate served as fried sliders on Jewish rye cocktail bread with mustard, veg mayo and cilantro will have your guests singing at any holiday gathering!  Makes 4 cups

CHARRED BRUSSEL SPROUTS

CHARRED BRUSSEL SPROUTS Fresh steamed brussel sprouts charred in a little extra virgin olive oil. Tossed with garlic, smoked paprika, fresh grind sea salt and black pepper. Served with Ball Park Mustard mixed with a little veggie mayo! Serve as hors d’oeuvre or side dish vegetable. Low fat! Serves 6

TOMATO NUT HUMMUS

TOMATO NUT HUMMUS A wonderful hummus. Yes, a tomato nut hummus. I make the rules in my kitchen. No beans in this dip. This is the most unfamiliar tasting recipe. The only things familiar are the flatbread and the fact that it’s a dip. Flavors, textures all new! Except that you won’t miss the lamb that generally accompaniesContinue reading “TOMATO NUT HUMMUS”

BOILED PISTACHIO NUTS – GOAT

BOILED PISTACHIO NUTS – GOAT Ever hear of boiled peanuts? Well, I had only pistachios on hand and I just decided to boil them, and WOWE! Thank you to whomever put that boiled peanut bug in my ear – long ago. If not for that, I never would have known this other pleasure! These areContinue reading “BOILED PISTACHIO NUTS – GOAT”

EGGPLANT TOMATO CREAM SPREAD

  EGGPLANT TOMATO CREAM  SPREAD Looks rustic, tastes elegant, feels luxurious! Makes 2 cups 4 T. extra virgin olive oil 4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 1 med. eggplant (a little more than 1 lb.), unpeeled, cut into 3/8 inch cubes (no larger) salt and black pepper to taste 4 fresh Italian (Roma) tomatoes, seeded andContinue reading “EGGPLANT TOMATO CREAM SPREAD”

PINEAPPLE BEAN SALSA SOUP – or dip

PINEAPPLE BEAN SALSA SOUP – or dip This is my gazpacho – upticked all the way to the moon and back. The longer it marinates, the more subtle the flavors. Some like the old, some like the new! Serve as a cold appetizer soup or a dip with tortilla chips! Makes 9 cups

TOMATO WALNUT TAPENADE

TOMATO WALNUT TAPENADE Sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts and Kalamata olives are the center of this tomato based tapenade. Rich. Smooth but textured. Potent and subtle at the same time.  A great tapenade for home entertainment or restaurant appetizer! Makes 4-1/2 cups

THE BIG GAME DIP

THE BIG GAME DIP This is a big dip for a big day. It makes a lot so you won’t run out. Bold and subtle flavors – crunchy, meaty and smooth textures – make this a perfect party dip for all tastes! Makes 3-1/2 cups

APPLE TAPENADE

APPLE TAPENADE Hot, spicy, salty, sweet, sour, acrid, tart means powerful. Serve as appetizer with toast points or French baguette, or with your favorite pasta and marinara sauce on the same dish so the juices can mingle. Heaven on a plate! Makes 7 cups

BLACKENED CAULIFLOWER BUDS

BLACKENED CAULIFLOWER BUDS Steamed cauliflower buds coated with a dry batter mix, then pan-fried with garlic till blackened. Served with a sweet onion mustard sauce! Perfect for restaurant or home! Serves 2-4 as a first course (sit down to eat) appetizer

HORS D’OEUVRE PLATTER

HORS D’OEUVRE PLATTER Caponata Babaganoush and hummus spreads served with grilled pita triangles. Kalamata olives, capers and Pickled Roasted Yellow Peppers serve as accompaniments. Garnish it all with chopped fresh parsley, serve and listen to the raves! Serves 6

CAPONATA BABAGANOUSH

CAPONATA BABAGANOUSH Roasted eggplant combined with a mushroom, red wine and garlic reduction. Finished with toasted sesame seed, tomato and Gia Russa Balsamic glaze! Served with grilled pita bread and/or sliced French baguette and sides of capers and/or chopped Kalamata olive! Makes 3-1/2 cups

CRANBERRY BLACK BEAN SALSA

CRANBERRY BLACK BEAN SALSA Whole cranberry sauce, black beans and sweet mini peppers combined with chunky salsa, fresh cilantro and lemon. Served with white corn tortilla chips. Wow! My new favorite salsa! Makes 4 cups

MUSHROOM AND BREAD PATE

MUSHROOM AND BREAD PATE A unique way of making, presenting and enjoying mushroom pate! By adding fresh Italian breadcrumbs to the mix, the glutenous nature of the bread, when left to set in the refrigerator overnight creates a pate you can slice with no detraction from the pate or its mushroom flavor! Makes 2 smallContinue reading “MUSHROOM AND BREAD PATE”

MUSHROOM PATE SANDWICH SPREAD

MUSHROOM PATE SANDWICH SPREAD Homemade mushroom pate with red wine, sweet onion, garlic and cracked pepper mixed with Silken tofu to create a delicious, creamy textured sandwich spread. Can also be served, minus the tofu, as a mushroom pate appetizer! Makes 3 cups

GLUTEN-FREE SAFFRON SUN-DRIED TOMATO DIP

GLUTEN-FREE SAFFRON SUN-DRIED TOMATO DIP Sun-dried tomatoes, celery, raw onion and garlic, fresh lime, orange zest and saffron. Mixed with Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream. Garnished with celery leaves and paprika. Served with potato chips! Makes 2 cups

COCKTAIL HORS D’OEUVRE SANDWICHES

 COCKTAIL HORS D’OEUVRE SANDWICHES A quick, easy, delicious, satisfying hors d’oeuvre sandwich. Made with Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese, veggie salami, scallion and garlic. Spread on rye cocktail bread, cut into triangles! Makes  a little more than 1-½ cups spread, enough for 1 sleeve of cocktail bread

GLUTEN-FREE VEGGIE ‘SMOKED SALMON’ SPREAD

GLUTEN-FREE VEGGIE ‘SMOKED SALMON’ SPREAD Made with Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese, Greek olives, sun-dried tomatoes, soy bacon bits, capers, roasted peppers and horseradish. Yes, it takes and textures like smoked salmon! Makes 1-1/4 cups

TAPENADE MOUSSE

TAPENADE MOUSSE Kalamata olives, fresh garlic and onion processed till mealy, then combined with dairy-free cream cheese till smooth and mousse-like. Served with a ‘cutting board’ whole grain bread cut into chunks! Rustic and elegant – a perfect match! Makes 2 cups

BLACK & WHITE BAKED STUFFED ARTICHOKES

BLACK & WHITE BAKED STUFFED ARTICHOKES Black and white fresh breadcrumbs mixed with cashew crumbles, garlic and lemon. Stuffed in pre-cooked fresh, whole artichokes and baked till steaming hot! Makes 2

SHARON’S ‘PEARL OYSTER’ STUFFED MUSHROOMS

SHARON’S ‘PEARL OYSTER’ STUFFED MUSHROOMS Gourmet Pearl Oyster mushrooms combined with sauteed onion, celery, garlic and steamed eggplant. Mixed with fresh potato breadcrumbs, fine cashew crumbles, white wine and saffron. Stuffed into crimini and white button mushroom caps, baked till hot, then served with a saffron remoulade sauce! Makes approx. 42 stuffed mushrooms – approx. 6Continue reading “SHARON’S ‘PEARL OYSTER’ STUFFED MUSHROOMS”