A creamy mash with sauteed cabbage, onion and green pepper. Molded on a platter, then topped with Marsala sauteed white button and Portobello mushroom. Topped with BLACK WALNUT MARSALA GRAVY! Who says the Irish can’t cook? Well, I took their peasant dish of mashed potatoes and cabbage and elevated it to haute cuisine status. So here it is. This Irish gal CAN cook!
Not your traditional SHEPHERD PIE! YET, just as tasty and more. Red-skinned potatoes with Dairy Blue Cheese Dressing! Fresh spinach. Simple Truth Meatless Crumbles that taste like beef only better. Veggie Saute with cabbage, green beans and mushrooms! Even a WILD BROWN GRAVY. Topped with garlic panko crumbs!
What the world calls Shepherd’s Pie my mother called Chinese Pie. It wasn’t till I left home that I discovered what I thought was Chinese all this time was something else. Named after Shepherd’s herding their animals to slaughter. The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want…something about not fearing the price on your head!
Well, this is my version, not unlike Mom’s, just a few differences. She always used fresh potatoes and ground beef and onions topped with creamed corn, then the potato. It was always good – leftovers too!
I’m trying crispy onion for the first time ever as a topper.
One chore I dreaded as a kid was peeling potatoes. I used a paring knife instead of a peeler to make it quicker. My father would yell at me for cutting away half the potato with the peel. Oh well, then along came instant!! My kind of invention. Of course I still do prefer fresh mashed, but over the years improvements were made in the instant category. Yea!
Shepherds led the animals to slaughter. This animal-free Shepherds Pie herds humans away from the animal and into a new world of animal-free cuisine! Yes, this pie fits the cuisine status! Easy to make lets you enjoy exquisite more often! Elegance from a can and a box – can you imagine that! Good!
Slow-cooked celery and onion to enhance their flavors. Sauteed, again slowly, with fresh turnip sticks, vegan ham and steamed green beans. Served with TommyAlfredo Bleu Sauce!There will be silence, then sounds of pleasure when you serve this dish. Of course it’s a GOAT!
Ham, cheese and eggs – that’s what you’ll think you’re eating, only so much better, and lighter and more satisfying! Who needs the crust when the toppings are this great! Fried onion, tomato, zucchini, pepper jack, parmesan, parsley for freshness. GOAT for sure!I love this stuff, and yes, even at room temperature or cold!Yow!
A unique stuffing using oven-dried black Russian bread and rye bread cubes. Cauliflower, mushrooms, olives, pineapple with the traditional sauteed celery and onion creates a happy holiday culinary memory! Rosemary, coriander and smoke light up your taste buds. Serve with a beet and berry sauce and dry red wine to complete the animal-free experience!
Individual servings of creamy Stuffin’ Muffins. Dry rye bread, cabbage saute, savory cider broth processed with instant mashed potatoes into a batter. Baked with brown sugar and margarine bottom glaze and topped with smoky Candied Walnuts. Exquisite!
Cider gravy – who would think? Soy sauce with vegan cream cheese? You betcha. How could such unlikely ingredients show up in the same dish to make such a grand entrance while looking and tasting so good doing it? Because ‘you know who’ dared to try something new! Your ‘buds will not be disappointed!
Perfect fried rice – àla Sharon! Most cooks put chopped up animals into their fried rice. The red rice is the plant meat here. Works wonders! The cauliflower is the shrimp and lobster combined. So you get the Imperial version! Nothing but the best for all my food-loving people!
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 iron fry pan! Oh, and a fresh basil garnish!
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 Davies-Tight, The Animal-Free Chef
This is just one of the uses for SAFFRON WALNUT PESTO:
Sauteed celery, red pepper and onion mixed with cooked tri-color rotini pasta, then tossed with Saffron Walnut Pesto that was heated till bubbly with a can of Bush’s Vegetarian Baked Beans! All the more creamy with the beans! You won’t believe how flavorful and textural this dish becomes! Tossed with fresh cut grape tomatoes and topped with a fresh combo of chopped mint, basil and sage!
Made with veggie pepperoni, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Powerful flavors that pack a powerful pasta punch. Serve with red wine, beer or lemonade! This is my Vincent van Gogh of pesto pasta dishes. Rich, filling, satisfies on all levels.
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!
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!
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?
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!