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APPETIZERS BITES HAPPY NEW YEAR PLANT MEAT

Crabless Cake Bites

Originally posted on THE ANIMAL-FREE CHEF:
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…

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APPETIZERS HAPPY NEW YEAR SPREAD-DIP TOFU TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

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

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APPETIZERS HAPPY NEW YEAR HUMMUS SPREAD-DIP

AFC Sweet Potato Hummus

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

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AFC CHEESE PRODUCTS APPETIZERS CONDIMENTS HAPPY NEW YEAR SPREAD-DIP TOFU

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 […]

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APPETIZERS BITES HAPPY NEW YEAR

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

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APPETIZERS HAPPY NEW YEAR HUMMUS MY MIDDLE EASTERN SPREAD-DIP

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 accompanies […]

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APPETIZERS HAPPY NEW YEAR MY ITALIAN SPREAD-DIP TOFU TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

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 and […]

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APPETIZERS BEAN COLD HAPPY NEW YEAR MY SPINACH & GREENS SALSA SOUPS SPREAD-DIP

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

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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

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APPETIZERS BITES HAPPY NEW YEAR SALADS VEGGIES

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

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1st COURSE APPETIZERS BITES HAPPY NEW YEAR MY CAULIFLOWER PLANT MEAT

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

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APPETIZERS BITES HAPPY NEW YEAR

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

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APPETIZERS CONDIMENTS HAPPY NEW YEAR HUMMUS MY GREEK MY ITALIAN

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

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APPETIZERS CRANBERRIES HAPPY NEW YEAR HOLIDAY FEAST IT'S TORTILLA TIME MY MEXICAN | SPANISH SALSA SPREAD-DIP

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

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APPETIZERS BITES HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FRENCH

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 small […]

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APPETIZERS HAPPY NEW YEAR MY GREEK SAFFRON SPREAD-DIP TOFU TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

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

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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

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AFC CHEESE PRODUCTS APPETIZERS HAPPY NEW YEAR SPREAD-DIP TOFU TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

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

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AFC GOAT APPETIZERS HAPPY NEW YEAR MY CAULIFLOWER PLANT MEAT SAFFRON

CLEVELAND CAULIFLOWER SHRIMP COCKTAIL – GOAT

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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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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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 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 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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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 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