AFC WILD PUMPKIN SEED SAUSAGE BURGERS ©

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AFC WILD PUMPKIN SEED SAUSAGE BURGERS ©

Okay, this is super easy once you make the rice, and that’s easy too! No-bake burgers. Form the patties, put them between wax paper in a covered container and refrigerate till ready to use. I made 1 batch; next time I’d make 2 batches. Really good texture and flavor. Easy as all get out!

Makes 10 burgers

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THE GREEN STOGIE

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THE GREEN STOGIE

Impress your guests. Or bring your Green Stogies to a cook-out! Jumbo veggie hot dog wrapped in cooked collard green leaf (hot or cold doesn’t matter) spread with mustard. Looks like a Stogie! Served in a potato bread hot dog bun spread with dill pickle relish and a stream of ketchup. Top all with chopped red onion and another stream of ketchup! 

Makes 1

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Grilled Cheese And Pepper Tortilla Sandwich

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GRILLED CHEESE AND PEPPER TORTILLA SANDWICH

Veggie cheese and sweet red roasted pepper between two 6 inch flour tortillas pan-grilled in vegetable oil to perfection! Served with cornichon dill pickle! A little fattening? A little. But it’s so good, and you only want one, right?

Okay, I confess, I had two – Lilly Belle helped eat them though (no excuse). I didn’t eat breakfast and I was planning on no supper. So what happened old wise one? I had a totally fat-free salad, dressing and all (new experimental recipe made in the Fat-Free Lab), then when Steve got home (our Friday night on Sunday night), Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold, no potato chips (salted we call them) and a little red wine – I’ll get back on the rest!

Makes 1

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ENGLISH CASHEW BUTTER VEG MUFFIN

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ENGLISH CASHEW BUTTER VEG MUFFIN

I usually saute onions and peppers for sandwiches, but then thought why not celery and onion? Celery is good fried, so here we have it and it is delicious. Such a simple variation that doesn’t break the bank and it’s readily available, just waiting for you to make the switch to something new but very familiar. 

Team it with cashew butter, spicy pickles, lettuce, mustard and a cilantro relish on a toasted English Muffin and you’ve got yourself a sandwich to brag about!

Makes 1 sandwich

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AFC EARTH BURGER ©

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AFC EARTH BURGER ©

The everything burger! Grains: barley and rolled oats. Veggies: mushrooms and carrots. Beans: dark red kidney beans and blackeye peas! Contains no fat, no soy, no animal products, no protein isolates! The carrots give it an earthy taste!

Makes 8 cups burger dough

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AFC BREAKFAST WIENER ROLL

“Hi Aunt Sharon! Hope all is well! I just made your Energizer Breakfast Burrito and it was delicious!!! I’ve been having cereal before work, but I’m hungry an hour later, plus it’s so bland. If you come up with anything as simple as and similar to the burrito send them my way :)”

Nothing I like better than a special request and the challenge of exceeding expectations! Now this combination…everyone’s going to think, what the—-?? So did I during the thought exploration process. But it worked and worked great! Hope you like it Steph. XO

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AFC BREAKFAST WIENER ROLL

Yes, the wieners are dates! Perfect fit – who would think? And raw sauerkraut – any flavor will do, but the raw? – I like what it does to me insides. Feels good, tastes delicious. Use any mustard you like, I went with ball park, because I wanted to hit this one into the next city! Try the Jif Almond Butter, readily available in most markets. Super smooth! A tiny drizzle of maple syrup makes you want to kiss the tree that bled it for what it does to this breakfast roll up!!

Makes 1

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TOFU CHIK’N SALAD SANDWICH

TOFU CHIK’N SALAD SANDWICH

Perfectly cooked veg chicken mixed with celery, sweet onion, chopped radish, Silken tofu and roasted garlic cloves. Seasoned with turmeric and rosemary. Add veg mayo or not. Make a sandwich or serve in lettuce cup as a salad!

Makes 3 cups

1, 10 oz. 4 pack Gardein Chik’n Scallopini, frozen – cook 4 minutes each side medium heat in non-stick skillet till lightly browned – cool to room temperature and cut into cubes

1/4 c. finely diced sweet onion

1/2 c. finely diced celery

1/4 c. finely diced red radish

1/4 c. roasted garlic cloves

12.3 oz. pkg. extra firm Silken type tofu, rinsed

1 t. sea salt

1 t. turmeric

1 t. ground rosemary

freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl. Mash lightly with potato masher till all ingredients are evenly dispersed. Transfer to covered container and refrigerate till cold.

If desired, mix with a little veg mayo before making your sandwich or sub, or spread the mayo on the bread. A little mustard is good too.

Notes: Although I used Silken tofu, water-packed would work as well.

If Gardein brand is not available, substitute whatever veg chicken works for you.

Gardein’s Chik’n Scallopini is the perfect veg chicken for chicken salad – moist and tender. The transition between animal and plant is seamless.

There’s no added fat to this salad. You decide on the mayo. Works great either way. Steve likes margarine and mustard on his first sandwich – mayo on the second!






 

GRILLED ALMOND BUTTER PUB SANDWICH

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GRILLED ALMOND BUTTER PUB SANDWICH

Perfect blend of taste sensations. Great on all breads – even raisin. So easy, so good. Perfect Pub fare! An ice-breaker, conversational sandwich!

Makes 1 or 2, depending on size of bread (square or deli size)

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Save the heels of the bread

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FOR A TERRIFIC GRILLED VEG CHEESE SANDWICH – USE THE HEELS OF THE BREAD

Years ago, my mother always ate the heels of every loaf of bread, not wanting to waste food. She didn’t require that we kids eat them, only pointed out that they were still bread and good too. None of us wanted them, thinking they were discards. It’s not that she didn’t eat the center slices, only that she wasn’t about to throw away perfectly good food.

I changed my mind on that.

Here I am with no bread in the house, except for two heels of potato bread left in the plastic bag in the fridge, and I want a sandwich.

So I decided to make a grilled cheese from the heels, rather than go to the store.

Veg mayo spread on one slice, prepared yellow mustard on the second slice. Then top with a slice and a half of Chao cheese, some sliced red onion and a few sliced pickled banana peppers. Sprinkle with black pepper.

Heat skillet to medium, drizzle with some oil, grill one side till browned, then raise sandwich in a spatula, drizzle a little more oil in skillet, flip the sandwich and brown second side.

Once it’s flipped, press down with spatula, then cover till cheese softens or melts. Remove cover, flip to re-crisp top side and serve.

Wow. Nice sandwich. Nice hold. The onion and peppers didn’t squish out the sides when eaten, because the heels didn’t break when I ate it.

Mom was right, they taste just like the rest of the loaf. But the grilled veg cheese sandwich made with them? Off the planet!






 

 

AFC BLOOD RED ITALIAN SAUSAGE BURGER©

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AFC BLOOD RED ITALIAN SAUSAGE BURGER©

Hamburg is soft-textured. It’s not hard – even when cooked. These burgers replicate that texture. Isn’t it convenient to be able to take some dough from the refrigerator, form a patty and fry it? You can also bake the patties and refrigerate till ready to reheat and serve! Perfectly textured and flavored!

Makes 6-1/2 cups burger dough

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AFC VEG BLOOD BURGER©

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AFC VEG BLOOD BURGER©

Great news! A homemade burger that tastes and textures just like a beef burger – blood and all! Easy to make. Fry them fresh, or bake and refrigerate or freeze. Taste The Sizzle! For meat-eaters and vegans! I’m lovin’ it!

Makes 7-8 cups burger dough (depending on how firmly packed)

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VEG SAUSAGE & PINEAPPLE GREEK PITA

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VEG SAUSAGE & PINEAPPLE GREEK PITA

Fried Veg sausage crumbles, fresh spinach and fried pineapple on grilled Greek Pita flatbread spread with chipotle mayo and beer mustard! A ‘take it to the bank’ sandwich!

Makes 1 sandwich

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VEGGIE FLATBREAD ROLL UPS

 

VEGGIE FLATBREAD ROLL UPS

Flatout flatbread spread with a green peppercorn and caper aioli. Topped with steamed fresh green beans, asparagus and spinach. Sprinkled with smoked paprika, then rolled up and pan-fried till browned and crisped. A perfect veggie roll up!

Makes as many as you want

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POTATO BREAD QUESADILLA

POTATO BREAD QUESADILLA

Potato bread spread with Chipotle flavored Just Mayo and mustard, mounded with Daiya Mozzarella shreds. Flattened while pan-frying till crisp and cheese melts!  Taste the pleasure!

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GRILLED PEANUT BUTTER PICKLE AND ONION

GRILLED PEANUT BUTTER PICKLE AND ONION

There’s not a big melt on this, because we use natural peanut butter – fresh pressed. But the heat softens it nicely, not requiring the ooze factor. Dill pickle, sweet onion and country dijon mustard bring this natural peanut butter to a rustic but lovely conclusion!

Makes 1 sandwich

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PREMELTED GRILLED VEG CHEESE SANDWICH

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PREMELTED VEGGIE CHEESE

Ever have a problem getting your veggie cheese to melt in a grilled cheese sandwich without burning the bread – and even then many times it doesn’t melt throughout? I solved the problem by forming Daiya Veggie Mozzarella Shreds, carrot juice, prepared yellow mustard and Mancini Fried Peppers with Onion into a premelted cheese!

Makes 2-1/2 cups

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CREAMED SAUERKRAUT aka CHEESE SAUCE

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CREAMED SAUERKRAUT AND PEPPERS

Sauerkraut combined with Mancini Sweet Red Roasted Peppers, Mancini Fried Peppers with Onion, garlic, fennel and Daiya Mozzarella Veggie Shreds, then cooked till creamy! A simple side dish vegetable for roasted root veggies. Can also be served over mashed or baked potatoes, with veggie sausage, as a cheese topper for pizza, as the cheese filler in a grilled sandwich, spooned over potato or cabbage pierogi, or even in a grilled flatbread roll up!

Makes 5-3/4 cups

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SMOKY PAPRIKA TOFU SUBS

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SMOKY PAPRIKA TOFU SUBS

Super firm sprouted tofu coated with a smoky paprika dry rub, then baked in extra virgin olive oil. Served on a broiled sub roll with a dry rub and horseradish dairy-free cream cheese spread, fresh spinach and tomato!

Makes 4

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ROASTED BEET BURGERS

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ROASTED BEET BURGERS

Large roasted beets, cut into 1/2 inch steaks and served on a pumpernickel bun with veggie mayo, mustard, lettuce, veggie cheese and Manicini Fried Peppers with Onion. A great way to enjoy a burger if you don’t eat animals and can’t find veggie replacement meats where you live. Made especially for you by me!

Making 1 burger at a time, from previously roasted beets

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THE VEGGIE HOT DOG SANDWICH

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THE VEGGIE HOT DOG SANDWICH

This is Steve’s favorite way to eat hot dogs! 

Makes as many as you want

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VEGGIE BLT SUB

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VEGGIE BLT SUB

This sub is so easy, and so delicious!

Veggie bacon cooked briefly in grade A maple syrup and fresh cracked black pepper, then layered on a hard-crusted sub roll with lots of veggie mayo, shredded lettuce, tomato slices, sweet onion slices and kosher dill pickle planks will rock and roll anybody’s taste buds!

Makes 1

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SLOPPY MARYS

SLOPPY MARYS

You’ve heard of Sloppy Joes, well now enters the Sloppy Mary! Sauteed onion and Gimme Lean Ground Veggie Sausage, cooked with pink beans, tomato paste, spices, Worcestershire sauce and horseradish till you reach your desired thickness. Serve on a bun with a cold beer, and Sloppy Joe now has a cousin!

Makes 4 cups Sloppy Mary Mix

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FOOT LONG CHEEZY SUB

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FOOT LONG CHEEZY SUB

A foot long broiled sub roll smeared with hummus, then layered with Daiya Cheddar Cheese Shreds, kumato slices (dark tomatoes), Pickled Roasted Yellow Peppers and Kalamata olive halves. Topped with fresh spinach!

Makes 1

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FOOT LONG RIBLET & PICKLE SUB

FOOT LONG RIBLET & PICKLE SUB

Morningstar Veggie Hickory BBQ Riblets layered with bread & butter pickles, arugula, caramelized sweet onion and mustard on a broiled tough skinned foot long sub roll!

Makes 1

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FOOT LONG CHIK’N SUB

FOOT LONG CHIK’N SUB

Pan-fried Boca Original Chik’n Veggie Patties on a broiled tough-skinned foot long sub roll with Caponata Babaganoush and mustard as condiments. Layered with Pickled Roasted Yellow Peppers, fresh spinach and sweet onion!

Makes 1

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