BAKED VEG CHEESE AND VEAL CANNELLONI

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BAKED VEG CHEESE AND VEAL CANNELLONI

We use the other white plant meat for this fine American-Italian casserole. Veg veal! I think I’ve had veal once or twice aside from a luncheon sandwich meat called veal loaf back in the long ago days. I recall it not having much flavor – not the loaf that tasted more like bologna, but the fresh pounded cutlets.

Mild in flavor, soft when ground, which is what we did here. We, meaning me. I figured I must have had some divine or other intervention help on this one, since I nailed it first time. On my birthday too! Had no idea I’d be cooking today. Must be that Alpha Lipoid Acid I’m taking that fixes fatigue. It works.

What a treat. OMGod does this have meat in it? And the sauce!! All so rich, all so wonderful!

Makes 14 stuffed cannelloni

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SHARON’S MANICOTTI

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SHARON’S MANICOTTI

This has been a long time in the planning and waiting stages – mainly to get the filling right absent any animal products. It’s a success I waited three decades to achieve.

Makes 11 stuffed pasta and 5-1/4 cups sauce

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GYPTIAN RICE

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GYPTIAN RICE

White and wild rices, cashews and raisins seasoned with garlic, saffron and mint. Served with orange zest, and a maple syrup and extra virgin olive oil drizzle! Takes me someplace I haven’t been before and I like it. Steve loves it. Elegant, he remarked. And delicious! Mostly fat-free!

Makes 14 cups

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SPAGHETTI RICE PILAF

SPAGHETTI RICE PILAF

The holidays are gone. That doesn’t mean great tasting food went with them! Enjoying a special rice pilaf made with browned gluten-free spaghetti sticks (Bonta d’Italia Authentic Italian Pasta), curry-coriander rice, sautéed peppers, onions and peas. Tossed with walnut crumbles and served with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil! Sunday dinner anybody?

Makes 9 cups

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ROASTED GARLIC SPINACH PESTO

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ROASTED GARLIC SPINACH PESTO

This is the best of alfredo and pesto. Lots of flavor, and creamy texture throughout. Tastes good at room temperature. You’re going to love this one!

Pesto makes  4 cups; pasta dish serves 8-10

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TOMATO SAFFRON RICE

TOMATO SAFFRON RICE

Saffron, curry, basil and tarragon seasoned rice mixed with a saute of mushroom, celery and sweet onion, mixed with peas and carrots. Tossed with garlic and fresh grape tomatoes!

Makes 11 cups

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SAFFRON YELLOW PEPPER RICE

SAFFRON YELLOW PEPPER RICE

Saffron flavored rice mixed with sautéed sweet mini yellow peppers, then combined with Tomato Italiano flavored pumpkin seeds, garlic, tarragon, coriander and lots of fresh basil! A perfect summer rice!

Makes 9 cups

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ROASTED BEET STEAKS

ROASTED BEET STEAKS

This is my Filet Mignon. Serve with mushroom gravy and your favorite mashed potatoes. Top the beet steaks with chopped sweet cherries and serve red beet horseradish as a side condiment. Perfect!

Serves 4

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MATCH MEAT SAFFRON CHICKEN

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MATCH MEAT SAFFRON CHICKEN

Pan-fried Match Meat Chicken Nuggets seasoned with rosemary. Mixed with sautéed mini peppers and onion with cauliflower buds, roasted peppers and peas in a light, creamy saffron mustard sauce! Yes, you’re in heaven!

Serves 6

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BAKED STUFFED MADEIRA MUSHROOMS

BAKED STUFFED MADEIRA MUSHROOMS

Mushroom, Madeira wine, celery, onion, garlic, rosemary bread stuffing. Heaped into steamed mushroom caps and baked till piping hot!

Serves 4-6

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PORTOBELLA SHITAKE PASTA

PORTOBELLA SHITAKE PASTA

I use mushrooms in a lot of different dishes. In this dish it’s all about the mushrooms. It needs nothing more than salt, pepper, garlic and wine. Over pasta? Yes. Big mushroom flavor is the result!

Serves 2-4

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SMOKY LAZY PIEROGI

SMOKY LAZY PIEROGI

Lazy, crazy good! Not your tradtional lazy pierogi – sauteed onion, pepper and mushroom plus spinach, in addition to the traditional sauerkraut, take this lazy dish over the top! Then tick it up one more time with McCormick’s Bac’n Pieces and I’m no longer in hog heaven – I’m in animal-free culinary heaven!

Makes approx. 13 cups

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ITALIAN MAC & CHEESE

ITALIAN VEG MAC & CHEESE

ITALIAN MAC & CHEESE

Tortiglioni pasta cooked with garlic and black pepper, then layered with a garlic, ginger, mushroom and sweet onion tomato sauce and a blend of three veg cheeses. Baked till steaming hot! Taste the pleasure!

Serves 12 and makes 9 cups sauce

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AMERICAN CHOP SUEY WITH VEGGIE SAUSAGE

AMERICAN CHOP SUEY WITH VEGGIE SAUSAGE

Bite-size rigatoni topped with a smoky garlic tomato sauce, followed by a saute of veggie sausage, green and sweet red pepper. Sprinkled with fresh ginger sticks! A must have once a week meal at home or restaurant!

Serves 6 with extra sauce

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MUSHROOM PIZZA SAUCE – PALETTE PIZZA

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MUSHROOM PIZZA SAUCE

An all-purpose, basic pizza sauce with mushrooms. Light and tangy – just how a pizza sauce should be! The smoked paprika, allspice and fennel seed provide the meaty flavor that might otherwise be missing in the toppings! 

Makes 2-3/4 cups

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MIYOKO RATATOUILLE FOR SUB OR PASTA

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MIYOKO RATATOUILLE FOR SUB OR PASTA

Sauteed eggplant, green pepper, zucchini and sweet onion in extra virgin olive oil with tomatoes, herbs and spice. Combined with a red wine tomato sauce made with Miyoko’s Sundried Tomato Garlic Cultured Nut Cheese! Serve in a broiled sub roll drizzled with extra virgin oil, or over your favorite pasta!

Makes 11 cups 

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TOFU AND VEGGIE SAUTE

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TOFU AND VEGGIE SAUTE

Silken tofu sauteed with fresh mushroom, onion, cabbage and cherry tomatoes in extra virgin olive oil. Seasoned with smoked paprika, garlic and turmeric. Served with fresh cilantro sprigs! A quick, delicious, satisfying dish!

Serves 6

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PICKLE POT BEANS

PICKLE POT BEANS

Beans, sweet pickles, Black & Tan beer, prunes, fresh ginger and soy bacon combined with smoky paprika, coriander, garlic, mustard and extra virgin olive oil. Beautiful achievements of flavors and textures! Rich in all ways! Served with fresh cilantro sprigs!

Makes about 15 cups

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MUSHROOM SEITAN SAUTE

MUSHROOM SEITAN SAUTE

Crimini mushrooms, sweet onion and celery sauteed with Chicken Style WESTSOY Seitan in a red wine, garlic and smoky paprika sauce. Tossed with Japanese Buckwheat Noodles With Yam. Garnished with lots of fresh cilantro!

Makes 5 cups saute, serves 6 with noodles

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TOMATO SAFFRON SAUCE OVER PIEROGI

TOMATO GREEN CHILI SAFFRON SAUCE

TOMATO SAFFRON SAUCE OVER PIEROGI

with green chilies, coconut milk, cilantro, garlic and coriander. Ladled over cooked potato and onion pierogi! Topped with fresh cilantro garnish and a wedge of fresh lemon!

Makes approx. 6 cups sauce

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ROASTED ROOT VEGGIES

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ROASTED ROOT VEGGIES

Red-skinned potatoes, turnip, beets, parsnip and baby carrots roasted in a light sweet herb and spice glaze.

Serves 8-12

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VEGGIE SAUSAGE ASIAN TUMBLE

VEGGIE SAUSAGE ASIAN TUMBLE

A stir-fry of peppers, onion, bok choy and sugar peas with veggie soy sausage. Fresh turmeric root adds an earthy flavor. Tossed with tofu macaroni, soy sauce, a little sugar then topped with toasted white and black sesame seed.

Makes 4-6 servings

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TOP SHELF STUFFED PEPPERS

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TOP SHELF STUFFED PEPPERS

Sauteed eggplant, onion and peppers mixed with a multi grain and legume mix. Stuffed into pepper shells, topped with fresh tomato slices and a Lemon Mint Tomato Sauce! Fit for royalty!

* This recipe can also be used for stuffed cabbage rolls

Stuffing makes about 7 cups, enough for 9 pepper shells, liberally stuffed or 16 cabbage rolls

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GREEK OLIVE AND MUSHROOM TOMATO SAUCE

GREEK OLIVE AND MUSHROOM TOMATO SAUCE

Kalamata olives, sauteed mushrooms, roasted peppers and capers in a white wine, garlic and fennel stewed tomato sauce. Served over linguine fini (thin linguini). Exciting!

Makes 9 cups sauce

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CRANBERRY STUFFING POTATO CASSEROLE

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CRANBERRY STUFFING POTATO CASSEROLE

Cranberry bread stuffing made from fresh, partially dried bread, GFS Vegetable Base, sage and jellied cranberry sauce. Topped with instant mashed potatoes with ground pepper and nutmeg. Baked till piping hot. A simply made, but delicious casserole that’s good to serve year round!

Serves 6

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VEGGIE CHIK’N SCALLOPINI FETTUCCINI

VEGGIE CHIK’N SCALLOPINI FETTUCCINI

Pan-fried Gardein Chick’n Scallopini served over fettuccini with caramelized mushrooms, peppers and onion in a mustard tarragon red wine sauce!

Serves 4 with extra pasta

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MEATLESS BEEFLESS TIPS

MEATLESS BEEFLESS TIPS

Gardein brand beefless tips sauteed in a  BLACK & RED BARBECUE SAUCE. Garnished with scallion and sesame seed! Serve alone, or with a side of rice and/or veggies!

Serves 2

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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

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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. 6 servings

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EGGPLANT MEATLESS MEAT LASAGNA

EGGPLANT MEATLESS MEAT LASAGNA

This is an old school lasagna – meaty and dry!

12 Servings

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FRENCH RIVIERA PIEROGI

FRENCH RIVIERA PIEROGI

Named for the superior sauce and the superior pierogi! Big flavor, melt in your mouth elegance!

Serves 2-4  (12 pierogies with sauce)

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FRESH BASIL & HUMMUS FETTUCCINE

FRESH BASIL & HUMMUS FETTUCCINE

A creamy alfredo-type sauce made from fresh basil, classic hummus and garlic. Spooned over fettuccine pasta. Topped with chopped Kalamata olive and fresh tomato! Delicious!

Makes 2 cups sauce for 4 servings pasta

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ZUCCHINI LASAGNA

 ZUCCHINI LASAGNA

No need for noodles in this lasagna! Lots of zucchini though. Pan-fried planks substitute for the noodles, and as if that weren’t enough –  4 cups grated zucchini go into the sauce. Gentle Italian flavors permeate the custard-like texture of the Tofutti cheese in this once in a life-time experience of walk on air delight! A glass of your favorite red wine will be thankful for the company!

Makes 9 servings

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VEGAN MUSHROOM AND PEPPERONI FLATBREAD PIZZA

VEGAN MUSHROOM AND PEPPERONI FLATBREAD PIZZA

Artisan flatbread spread with a smoky garlic, fennel and basil tomato sauce. Topped with chopped mushrooms, sliced onion, Yves vegan pepperoni and fresh garlic crumbles, and Follow Your Heart Vegan Mozzarella Shreds. Baked till piping hot, then sprinkled with sliced fresh basil. Wow! Tastes just like pizza!

Makes 6 flatbread pizzas or 12 large servings

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BABY MUSHROOM LINGUINI BOLOGNAISE

BABY MUSHROOM LINGUINI BOLOGNAISE

Baby Portobello mushrooms and baby shitake mushrooms in a tomato sauce seasoned with fennel, basil and garlic. Served over linguini pasta with a side of  broiled French baguette with extra virgin olive oil and garlic!

Serves 6 with enough sauce leftover for another small meal

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