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AFC GOAT APPETIZERS HAPPY NEW YEAR MY CAULIFLOWER PLANT MEAT SAFFRON

CLEVELAND CAULIFLOWER SHRIMP COCKTAIL – GOAT

CAULIFLOWER SHRIMP COCKTAIL PLATTER

CLEVELAND CAULIFLOWER SHRIMP COCKTAIL – GOAT

Flavors and textures of the sea without the sea. Nothing fishy here. Ever miss shrimp cocktail? This will do ya’ good!!

Serves 6-8

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APPETIZERS BITES HAPPY NEW YEAR MY ITALIAN TOAST

TRULY TOMATO BRUSCHETTA

TRULY TOMATO BRUSCHETTA

Dei Fratelli’s Truly Tomatoes cooked with caramelized onion, garlic and Kalamata olives. Seasoned with fennel, smoke and allspice. Spread on Artisan baguette slices. Broiled, then drizzled with extra virgin olive oil!

Sauce makes 2 cups

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APPETIZERS SALSA SPREAD-DIP

BOURBON BAKED BEAN SALSA

BOURBON BAKED BEAN SALSA

An American slant to Mexican bean salsa. Bourbon Baked Beans mixed with caramelized peppers and onion and pineapple salsa. Seasoned with fresh basil and mint! Serve with your favorite tortilla chips!

Makes 7 cups

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APPETIZERS SALSA SPREAD-DIP

SPICY INDIAN SALSA

SPICY INDIAN SALSA

Indian flavors meld with the traditional flavors of Mexican salsa. Chili beans, scallions and Garam Masala spice. Exciting and different!  Serve with your favorite tortilla chips!

Makes 4 cups

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APPETIZERS BITES TOFU TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

BLACK OLIVE MOUSSE

BLACK OLIVE MOUSSE

Soy cream cheese combined with black olive paste, basil and garlic. Hand-whipped till light and creamy! Served with assorted chopped pickles, mustard, assorted crackers and bread!

Makes 1-1/2 cups

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AFC CHEESE PRODUCTS APPETIZERS BITES GRILL CHEESE SANDWICHES

ROASTED PEPPER CASHEW CHEESE HORS D’OEUVRES

ROASTED PEPPER CASHEW CHEESE HORS D’OEUVRES

A cheesy mousse-like spread made from cashews, sweet red roasted peppers, sweet onion, garlic and nutritional yeast. Spooned onto lightly broiled potato bread rounds. Half topped with strips of roasted pepper and the other half topped with Kalamata olive strips. An elegant, melt in your mouth hors d’oeuvre! Can also be used on a sub sandwich.

Makes 3-1/2 cups spread

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APPETIZERS HAPPY NEW YEAR MY ITALIAN PLANT MEAT TOFU TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

MEATLESS PEPPERONI SOY CREAM CHEESE SPREAD

MEATLESS PEPPERONI SOY CREAM CHEESE SPREAD

with green scallion and fresh sweet red pepper! Served with Caramelized Onion Ritz Crackers!

Makes 1-3/4 cups

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1st COURSE APPETIZERS MAINS MY ITALIAN STUFFING VEGETABLES

BAKED STUFFED ARTICHOKES

BAKED STUFFED ARTICHOKES

Artichokes stuffed till bursting with an aromatic Kalamata olive, garlic, pine nut and lemon bread stuffing, then baked till steaming hot!

Makes 2

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APPETIZERS HUMMUS MY GREEK SPREAD-DIP

MUSHROOM AND GARLIC HUMMUS MOUSSE

MUSHROOM AND GARLIC HUMMUS MOUSSE

with extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil spread, soy sour cream, basil and tarragon. Superb!

Makes 2-1/4 cups

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APPETIZERS BITES

ROASTED PEPPER AND HORSERADISH CANAPES

ROASTED PEPPER AND HORSERADISH CANAPES

These delicious little canapés are impressively easy to make, especially when you have unexpected guests or don’t have the time to invest in something more intricate. I love them!

Makes as many as you want

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APPETIZERS SPREAD-DIP

AVOCADO DIP FOR POTATO CHIPS

AVOCADO DIP FOR POTATO CHIPS

Fresh avocado combined with extra virgin olive oil, lemon, garlic, curry and horseradish, blended till creamy with non-dairy creamer. Served with potato chips!

Makes 1 cup

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APPETIZERS BITES MY ITALIAN

ARTICHOKE ANTIPASTO HORS D’OUEVRE

ARTICHOKE ANTIPASTO HORS D’OEUVRE

Eggplant appetizer (caponata) mixed with marinated artichoke hearts and sweet red roasted peppers. Served with slices of fresh French baguette!

Makes 1-1/2 cups

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APPETIZERS MY MEXICAN | SPANISH SPREAD-DIP

CURRY REFRIED BEAN AND ROASTED PEPPER DIP

CURRY REFRIED BEAN AND ROASTED PEPPER DIP

Vegetarian refried beans combined with salsa, sweet red roasted peppers and curry. Served with tortilla chips!

Makes 3 cups

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APPETIZERS MY MEXICAN | SPANISH SALSA SPREAD-DIP TOFU

CREAMY BEAN AND SALSA DIP

CREAMY BEAN AND SALSA DIP

Pinto beans, tofu, picante sauce, fresh cilantro, garlic and basil blended till creamy. Garnished with additional fresh cilantro and served with tortilla chips. Low fat!

Makes 4 cups

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APPETIZERS MY MEXICAN | SPANISH SALSA SPREAD-DIP

BLACK BEAN SALSA DIP

BLACK BEAN SALSA DIP

Black beans, salsa and cilantro. Served with tortilla chips. Can’t get much simpler than that for a special occasion hors d’oeuvre!

Makes a little over 2 cups

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APPETIZERS BITES MY ITALIAN

ANTIPASTO RELISH FOR CRACKERS

ANTIPASTO RELISH FOR CRACKERS

Sweet pickled peppers, corn, Kalamata olives and sliced scallion mixed with a garlic and red cayenne pepper vinaigrette. Serve with Ritz crackers. Hot, sweet and spicy! At every cookbook signing I ever went to this was one of the hors d’oeuvres I served and everybody loved it! It’s simple, easy to make and can be made up ahead of time!

Makes 2-1/2 cups

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1st COURSE APPETIZERS MAINS STUFFING

BREAD STUFFING FOR ARTICHOKES

BREAD STUFFING FOR ARTICHOKES

A fresh lemon, garlic and dill seasoned bread stuffing with sautéed mushroom, onion and celery!

Makes enough to stuff 5-6 artichokes

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1st COURSE APPETIZERS MAINS STUFFING VEGETABLES

BAKED STUFFED ARTICHOKES WITH COUSCOUS

BAKED STUFFED ARTICHOKES WITH COUSCOUS

Fresh cooked artichokes stuffed with a sweet onion and fresh garlic couscous, flavored with extra virgin olive oil and poultry seasoning. Baked till piping hot!

Serves 2

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APPETIZERS BITES HAPPY NEW YEAR MAINS MY ITALIAN STUFFING

WALNUT BAKED STUFFED MUSHROOMS

WALNUT BAKED STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Italian-style. Potent, rich and satisfying. Great as an appetizer, hot or cold, or as a main dish with marinara sauce and salad!

Makes 19 stuffed mushrooms plus 6 small meatballs

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APPETIZERS BITES MY ITALIAN

EGGPLANT AND PEPPER ANTIPASTO APPETIZER

EGGPLANT AND PEPPER ANTIPASTO APPETIZER

Sweet onion and green peppers sauteed with fresh eggplant, then  simmered with garlic, basil, thyme and diced tomatoes with a dash of red wine vinegar, and a  shadow of sweet and heat. Served with hot pita bread triangles brushed with extra virgin olive oil. An impressive hot appetizer!

Makes 9 cups antipasto

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APPETIZERS SPREAD-DIP

HOT PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY DIPPING SAUCE

HOT PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY DIPPING SAUCE

Peanut butter, jelly and mustard, served hot as a dipping sauce, for your favorite toasted bread strips. A casual hors d’oeurve to serve when friends drop by unexpectedly. A delicious combination!

Serves 1, or as many as you’d like

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APPETIZERS BITES

VEGGIE SALAMI SLIDERS

VEGGIE SALAMI SLIDERS

Sauteed sweet cabbage and onion piled onto miniature potato rolls spread with spicy brown mustard and animal-free mayonnaise, with sweet red roasted peppers and pan-fried Veggie Salami Slices. A simple and delicious hors d’oeuvre sandwich!

Makes 12 sliders

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APPETIZERS BITES MY ITALIAN

HOMEMADE CAPONATA

HOMEMADE CAPONATA

Sauteed eggplant, peppers and onion with capers, olives and fresh tomato. Seasoned with garlic, celery seed, a touch of sweet and a touch of heat. Use for bruschetta!

Makes 2 cups

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APPETIZERS HAPPY NEW YEAR MY POLISH

CRAZY PIEROGI CRACKER

CRAZY PIEROGI CRACKER

A blend of sauerkraut, soy cream cheese, mustard, garlic, paprika. Served cold on crackers with assorted toppers: chopped Kalamata olive, chopped cucumber, chopped tomato and chopped dill pickle!

Makes about 3 cups spread

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APPETIZERS MY MEXICAN | SPANISH SPREAD-DIP TOFU

BAKED CREAMY REFRIED BEAN SPREAD

BAKED CREAMY REFRIED BEAN SPREAD

with seasoned greens, soy sour cream and pickled Serrano peppers. Topped with chopped tomato, cilantro and soy sour cream. Served with fresh flour tortilla wedges!

Makes 3-1/3 cups spread

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APPETIZERS HAPPY NEW YEAR MY MEXICAN | SPANISH SPREAD-DIP TOFU TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

CREAMY GUACAMOLE

CREAMY GUACAMOLE

with tomato, soy sour cream, fresh garlic, cilantro and pickled Serrano peppers!

Makes 1-1/3 cups

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1st COURSE APPETIZERS SALADS VEGGIES

AVOCADO WITH FENNEL DRESSING

AVOCADO WITH FENNEL DRESSING

Sliced avocado halves drizzled with fennel seasoned oil and vinegar! A special treat!

Serves 2

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1st COURSE APPETIZERS SALADS VEGGIES

AVOCADO WITH GRAPEFRUIT VINAIGRETTE

AVOCADO WITH GRAPEFRUIT VINAIGRETTE

A light, zesty grapefruit vinaigrette with dill that goes especially well drizzled over avocado!

Makes enough for 4-5 servings

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APPETIZERS HAPPY NEW YEAR HUMMUS MY GREEK

WALNUT HUMMUS

WALNUT HUMMUS

with garlic, rosemary and tarragon! Topped with cracked pepper, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and served with pan-fried flour tortillas!

Makes 1-¾ cups

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APPETIZERS MY ITALIAN SPREAD-DIP

SWEET RED ROASTED PEPPER SPREAD

SWEET RED ROASTED PEPPER SPREAD

Sweet red roasted peppers, almond crumbles, avocado, black olive and capers. Flavored with coriander, fresh lemon and garlic. A surprise ingredient: grape jelly! Salty, hot and sweet! Serve topped with additional chopped roasted pepper and capers with pan-fried flour tortilla wedges as dippers, or use as a sandwich spread on Sharon’s Roasted Pepper and Tomato Grinder aka Sharon’s “Meatball” SUB! 

Makes 2-½ cups

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APPETIZERS BITES MY CHINESE | ASIAN

AMERICAN TERIYAKI CHOP

AMERICAN TERIYAKI CHOP

A teriyaki flavored almond, pecan, walnut paste. Served on toasted potato bread mini sandwiches with ketchup or mustard. Great for a party. No one will believe there’s no meat in it!

Makes 3 cups for 48 hors d’oeuvre sandwiches

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APPETIZERS BITES HAPPY NEW YEAR MY ITALIAN TOAST

SHARON’S BRUSCHETTA

SHARON’S BRUSCHETTA

Your guests will be talking about this one tomorrow! Now that’s Italian!

Makes 17 individual bruschetta hors d’oeuvres

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APPETIZERS MY ITALIAN SPREAD-DIP

SUN-DRIED TOMATO PINE NUT SPREAD

SUN-DRIED TOMATO PINE NUT SPREAD

Soy cream cheese combined with pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and cilantro. Spread onto toasted rye bread squares and topped with fresh cilantro!

Makes 1-1/2 cups spread

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APPETIZERS BITES MY FRENCH

SUN-DRIED TOMATO CANAPES

SUN-DRIED TOMATO CANAPES

Succulent home-marinated sun-dried tomatoes served atop tender/crisp rounds of French baguette brushed with olive oil and garlic, then topped with capers, Kalamata olives and cornichon pickles. Sprinkled with freshly chopped Italian/flat leaf parsley!

Makes 24

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APPETIZERS SNACKS

OVEN ROASTED SPICED PEANUTS

OVEN ROASTED SPICED PEANUTS

Brown sugar, soy bacon bits, curry and extra virgin olive. A perfect snack or light hors d’oeuvre for any holiday or event. Delicious and easy!

Makes about 9 cups after cooked

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APPETIZERS SPREAD-DIP

CREAMY HOT ONION CAPONATA SPREAD (hot means taste not temperature)

CREAMY HOT ONION CAPONATA SPREAD (hot means taste not temperature)

High flavors and taste sensations. Whoa!  Like that.

Makes 2 cups

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APPETIZERS MY ITALIAN SPREAD-DIP TOFU TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

FRIED PEPPER SOY SOUR CREAM DIP

FRIED PEPPER SOY SOUR CREAM DIP

I made this dip to have as we watched the super bowl. A special dip for a special party of two–but any party will do!

Makes 2 cups

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APPETIZERS BITES MY JEWISH TOFU

IT AIN’T CHOPPED LIVER

IT AIN’T CHOPPED LIVER

 A soy based pate that tastes like goose liver without the liver aftertaste and without the cruelty. See for yourself. Wow!

Makes 2-3/4 cups