Purple Asian Slaw

PURPLE ASIAN SLAW Red cabbage, carrot matchsticks, celery and scallion dressed with an AFC Asian Coffee Dressing! A different interpretation of coleslaw! Makes 5 cups salad - 3-1/2 cups dressing Veggies for slaw: 5 c. thinly sliced red cabbage 1 c. matchstick size peeled carrots 1/4 c. sliced scallion, green and white part 1 c. sliced... Continue Reading →


Red Snowy Coleslaw

RED SNOWY COLESLAW Who puts vegan parmesan cheese on coleslaw? The Animal-Free Chef. I'm changing the face of coleslaw. Giving it a new face. Hearty enough to be a main dish! Pop. Pop. Pop. Makes 5-6 servings Roast the beets: preheat oven to 400 degrees 1-3/4 lbs. fresh beets, peeled, washed and cut into 1/2-3/4... Continue Reading →

Potato Salad For Two

POTATO SALAD FOR TWO Bake up a bunch of potatoes, refrigerate, then make individual potato salads as you want them. This way, the dressing and ingredients don't get watered down and old-tasting. It's fresh each time. Thick Lime Cream Sauce is perfect for a mayonnaise substitute. Use your leftover pickle juices to thin the sauce... Continue Reading →

African Fruit Salad

AFRICAN FRUIT SALAD #2 Yes it's African. What's the matter with that? Hey, I researched it after the fact of naming it African.  Africans eat dates, pineapples and bananas - there's a big history there. That's all the proof I need, that Africans don't require animals in their diet. They just think they do. It's... Continue Reading →


ASPARAGUS AND BEET PASTA SALAD A delightfully flavored and textured pasta salad. The color alone will make sure nobody forgets it! Makes 7 cups Prep: 8 oz. dried pasta - shells or other small pasta - boiled in sufficiently salted water till tender, drained and rinsed till cold and set aside 1-1/2 lbs. fresh asparagus... Continue Reading →


SMOKY CREAM PINEAPPLE POTATO SALAD We're pushing the boundaries of potato salad making. It's the richest, creamiest, most startling potato salad you ever tasted! Makes 7 cups 9  med. russet potatoes, washed, then boiled with skins on till tender, drain, let cool to room temperature, peel and cut into small cubes 1/2 c. fine dice... Continue Reading →


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 3 lg. red apples, cored and cubed (3/4") - leave peels... Continue Reading →


MUSHROOM ASPARAGUS SALAD OF ROMAINE Sauteed Portobello mushroom with roasted pepper and garlic, steamed fresh asparagus layered with romaine lettuce, sweet onion and red grapes. Drizzled with a Red Russian Creme Fraiche salad dressing!  Serves 4 3/4 lb. fresh asparagus; discard bottom 3rd of stalks, then steam till tender - set aside 3 T. extra... Continue Reading →


3 NUT SAUCE Cashews, walnuts and almonds processed with coconut milk, extra virgin olive and Champagne and Balsamic vinegars with smoky paprika, garlic, cinnamon and rosemary. Cooked, then blended till creamy. Serve hot over root vegetables as main dish or use cold as a salad dressing! Makes 3-1/2 cups 1 c. cashew pieces 1/2 c.... Continue Reading →


APPLE PECAN GINGER SALAD Red and green apple cubes, golden raisins and fresh ginger sticks tossed with a sweet lime and white Balsamic pecan and molasses dressing!  Makes almost 2 cups dressing and 6 cups salad Make Pecan Dressing first: 1/2 c. white Balsamic vinegar 3 T. fresh lime squeeze 1 c. pecan halves 1/2... Continue Reading →


ROASTED CAULIFLOWER SPINACH SALAD A whole cauliflower roasted with a sweet sour rosemary marinade. Cut into cauliflower steaks then set atop a salad of spinach, cabbage and sweet red pepper. Drizzled with a smoky cashew dressing, then topped with chopped Kalamata olive! Serves 6 Preheat oven to 450 degrees 1 fresh cauliflower head - cut... Continue Reading →


BLACKEYE PEA VEGGIE MACARONI SALAD with grape tomatoes, roasted peppers, celery, gherkin dill pickle, soy bacon bits, scallion, Italian green beans and sweet peas. Tossed with an extra virgin olive oil and Sherry vinaigrette! Makes 13 cups 1 lb. box Barilla Veggie Elbow Macaroni - cook in boiling, salted water till tender; drain, rinse under cold... Continue Reading →


RED CABBAGE SLAW with radish, carrot and red onion. Tossed with Tofu French Dressing, then topped with cashew crumbles! Makes 6-8 cups slaw; makes 2-1/2 cups dressing Make cashew crumbles: Place 2 c. cashews into food processor. Process till evenly crumbly and crumbs begin to stick together a little. Transfer to jar. Use as desired... Continue Reading →


BING CHERRY BEET SALAD Fresh Bing cherries, sweet onion, yellow and orange peppers with beets marinated in a Balsamic, grape seed and maple syrup dressing! This is one of those salads you can't stop eating! Makes 7 cups 1 lb. ripe, fresh Bing cherries, pitted and halved 1/2 sweet onion, cut in half, then sliced... Continue Reading →


PINEAPPLE COCONUT COLESLAW A delicious, fresh tasting coleslaw made from Pineapple Topping (that is normally served over ice-cream), mustard, a dash of cinnamon and coconut. Tossed with shredded cabbage, fresh parsley and celery seed! Perfect for home or restaurant! Makes 2 cups dressing, approx. 7 cups coleslaw Make the dressing first. 2 c. GFS (Gordon... Continue Reading →


SWEET PEA AND GREEN BEAN POTATO SALAD Cubed precooked potatoes mixed with petite peas, cut green beans, scallion, celery, fresh basil and ginger. Tossed with a creamy orange curry dressing! Makes 8 cups Dressing: Makes 1-3/4 cups 12.3 oz. pkg. firm Mori-Nu Silken Tofu, rinsed 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar 1/4 c. orange marmalade 1/4... Continue Reading →


RED RADISH COLESLAW Shredded green cabbage and red radish tossed with green scallion, then coated with a creamy coconut, orange, lemon dressing! Makes 8 cups coleslaw Dressing: Makes 3 cups 15 oz. can Cream Of Coconut by Goya 1/3 c. orange marmalade (I used Smucker's brand) 2.9 oz. pkg. Jello Cook & Serve Pudding &... Continue Reading →


MAPLE BALSAMIC PINEAPPLE BEAN SALAD Black, butter and red kidney beans with green pepper, onion, matchstick carrots and pineapple marinated in a creamy Maple Balsamic and coconut dressing! Exquisite! Makes 14 cups 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed well to remove all foam 2, 16 oz. cans butter beans, drained and rinsed well... Continue Reading →


MARINATED MUSHROOM ASPARAGUS SALAD Mushrooms marinated in a fresh oregano, white wine and sesame oil vinaigrette with fresh steamed asparagus and red grape tomatoes! Serves 6-8 Marinade makes 1-1/2 cups:  2 T. sesame oil (I used Roland brand with excellent results) 2 T. rice vinegar 1 T. Balsamic vinegar 1 T. Sherry vinegar 1/2 c.... Continue Reading →


WILD RICE SALAD White and wild rices combined with sauteed onion, crimini mushrooms, green beans and cherry tomatoes. Tossed with a creamy sesame, chocolate and walnut dressing. Spectacular! Off the planet delicious! Makes 12 cups White rice: 3 c. water 1 t. salt 2 c. parboiled long grain white rice In large saucepan bring water... Continue Reading →


SPINACH MUSHROOM AVOCADO SALAD  Made with roasted pepper and onion. Drizzled with a creamy, sweet and smoky, Balsamic vinegar and Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream dressing! Quick, easy, elegant! Makes 4 main dish salads or 6 side salads 6 oz. bag fresh baby spinach 8 oz. fresh white mushrooms, sliced 1/2 jar red roasted peppers,... Continue Reading →


RED SKIN BAKED POTATO SALAD Red skin potato cubes baked till browned and crispy. Combined with celery and onion, then tossed with a sweet mustard garlic vinaigrette! Serves 4-6 Preheat oven to 400 degrees 3 lbs. red-skinned potatoes, washed and cut into 1/2-3/4 inch cubes (no larger), unpeeled 1 T. vegetable oil 1/2 t. salt... Continue Reading →


SPINACH BENEDICT SALAD Fresh spinach, mushrooms, and croutons tossed with a creamy fresh lemon, tarragon and garlic dressing! Topped with matchstick slices of Veggie Canadian Bacon! My plan was to make  a Veggie Eggs Benedict, which would require a stove, a toaster and a blender.  When the lights went out at Kirby Manor and I had... Continue Reading →


LATE HARVEST TOMATO SALAD How could something so simple, so easy, taste this good? During the winter months when tomatoes are not as good, this is a great way to make them taste better! Makes about 4 cups 2 extra lg. ripe, juicy slicing tomatoes, cored and cut into 1/2-3/4 inch cubes 3 T. light brown... Continue Reading →


GREEK OLIVE FRUIT SALAD The Greeks know more than any other culture the taste of the 'game' (the lamb) in the Kalamata olive. Pungent sweet, salty, acrid, fatty, chewy and tender at the same time. It's all there - in a plant. Red and green grapes, cantaloupe, apple, pecans enveloped in the perfect sauce that... Continue Reading →

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