Fresh boiled cauliflower buds processed with margarine and extra virgin olive oil till ultra-smooth. Seasoned with garlic, dry mustard and fresh grind sea salt and black pepper. Served with tomato vinaigrette and fresh steamed peas. Garnished with fresh basil!
Makes 4 cups
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CHARRED BRUSSEL SPROUTS
Fresh steamed brussel sprouts charred in a little extra virgin olive oil. Tossed with garlic, smoked paprika, fresh grind sea salt and black pepper. Served with Ball Park Mustard mixed with a little veggie mayo! Serve as hors d’oeuvre or side dish vegetable. Low fat!
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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!
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CREAMY ORANGE STRING BEANS
Your guests will be talking about these delicious green beans and wanting the recipe. The recipe is so simple that you won’t have to write it down – just tell them how to do it! Orange marmalade, a little vegetable broth, salt and cilantro mixed with Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese. Easy!
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MAPLE MARSALA MUSHROOMS
Babybellas and white buttons sautéed with salt & pepper, rosemary & smoked paprika, Grade A maple syrup and Marsala wine! Something special going on here!
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PERFECT CARAMELIZED ONION
Serves 4-6 as side dish or on 4-6 sandwiches
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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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MIYOKO WALNUT GREEN BEANS
Caramelized onion with cut green beans, topped with caramelized walnuts, crumbled Miyoko’s Classic Double Cream Chive vegan cheese, and fresh chopped garlic! Served with a side lemon squeeze. Broiled to melt the cheese, or not, it’s off the planet delicious!
Makes 6-8 side dishes, 4 main dishes
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Roast whole beets till tender – no seasoning necessary. Then use in a variety of recipes. So easy, and the flavor and texture so rewarding! Even eat plain!
Makes 4 extra-large beets
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STEVE & SHARON’S ANIMAL-FREE LOBSTER
First thing Steve said was , “I feel like I’m eating lobster”. And so did I. A true delight without the cruelty!
Serves 2 – or more if served as a side dish (this was our late night supper)
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24 CARROT GOLD
Steamed baby carrots sauteed till charred. Briefly cooked in a Cream Of Coconut Fresh Lime Glaze. Topped with toasted coconut! Ever have juicy carrots? These are them! Best carrots we ever had!
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A whole, fresh cauliflower head baked with extra virgin olive oil and salt till tender throughout and toasty on the top. Served with an additional drizzle of olive oil, then sprinkled with garlic, paprika and freshly ground black pepper. Served with fresh lime wedges!
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STEAMED GREEN BEANS ALMONDINE
Whole fresh, steamed green beans tossed with extra virgin olive oil, fresh lime squeeze, almond crumbles, freshly ground sea salt and black pepper. Garnished with an additional drizzle of olive oil and topped with more almond crumbles. A delicious, fresh way to enjoy green beans – year round!
Serves 4-6 as a side dish
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PREPARING AND COOKING WHITE ASPARAGUS
Although I rarely see white asparagus when out and about, I saw these while shopping at the West Side Market a few days ago. Two bunches for five dollars! Great price. I asked the vendor the best way to cook them and he said, “grill them – that’s the best way – just olive oil – put olive oil on them – grill them and they’re great – the best way”. He further said, “don’t knock them around in the bag – they break easy”.
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BROCCOLI IN COCONUT ORANGE LEMON SAUCE
Fresh steamed broccoli cuts tossed with a creamy coconut orange lemon sauce!
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CORN ON THE COB
If you want to uptick your corn on the cob experience, try this cinnamon – sugar – salt – animal-free butter spread!
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IMPERIAL CREAMED SPINACH
A basic white sauce flavored with garlic, tarragon and nutmeg folded into fresh cooked, squeezed spinach, sauteed mushroom and sweet roasted pepper. The empress of all creamed spinach!
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EASY SIDE DISH SPINACH
Fresh spinach steamed in a little water 3-5 minutes. Drained, plated, then drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, a few squirts of fresh lemon, a little salt and freshly ground pepper. Served with a lemon wedge and Kalamata olive! Easy, quick and delicious!
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ROASTED RED GRAPE TOMATOES
Red grape tomatoes tossed with grapeseed oil, herbs and garlic then roasted till softened and juicy. Takes just 15 minutes to roast!
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PINEAPPLE GINGER CARROTS
Fresh streamed baby carrots in a light pineapple and fresh ginger sauce! Wonderful with rice dishes, even plain rice!
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POTATO TURNIP CARROT MASH
with coconut milk, fresh garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Simplicity is key!
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SWEET LEMON BRUSSEL SPROUTS
Fresh brussel sprouts steamed till tender, then pan-fried in a light, sweet lemon and garlic sauce!
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ROASTED PORTOBELLA MUSHROOMS
Roasted Portobella mushrooms with a little extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. That’s all you need. Slice to serve as is, or slice and saute in a little more olive oil, salt and pepper! Serve as a side dish to pasta and rice dishes, or on a sandwich!
Makes 4 whole mushrooms
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ZUCCHINI AND SAFFRON
Thin rounds of zucchini sauteed with sweet onion, garlic, juice of fresh orange and saffron!
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