AFC Chew Cupcakes / Mint Carob Chocolate Chip

AFC CHEW CUPCAKES / Mint Carob Chocolate Chip © This is my decadent cupcake! Eat it like a popover! Makes 2 dozen Preheat oven to 375 degrees 2 med. ripe bananas, cut into chunks 1 c. Diet Faygo Vanilla Cream Soda 1 c. white sugar 1 c. dark brown sugar, firmly packed zest and strained … Continue reading AFC Chew Cupcakes / Mint Carob Chocolate Chip

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Pink Lentil Tofu Scramble

PINK LENTIL TOFU SCRAMBLE Silken tofu and sweet onion scrambled in extra virgin olive oil and margarine. Spiced with garlic and smoked paprika. Tossed with fresh steamed broccoli buds, then tossed with Pink Lentil Cream! You just might think you're eating real egg here! But you're not, so all the better! Serves 4 1 T. … Continue reading Pink Lentil Tofu Scramble

Pink Lentil Cream

PINK LENTIL CREAM Serve as an elegant first course appetizer soup, use as gravy or a thickener for other sauces instead of cornstarch or flour and bouillon. Easy, cheap and super smooth! Makes 4 cups 2 c. washed pink lentils 4 c. water 1 t. pink Himalayan salt fresh grind black pepper to taste 2/3 … Continue reading Pink Lentil Cream

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 Purple Asian Slaw

Crabless Cake Bites

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CRABLESS CAKE BITES

Now this is an easy appetizer when you don’t want to start from scratch. And why not impress your guests and make your appetizer the talk of the meal!

Makes 18 bites 

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Cilantro Date Cream

  CILANTRO DATE CREAM A sweet, savory and herbal condiment for veggie meat sandwiches! Or use as a vegetable or bean soup topper. Fresh lime, smoked paprika, garlic and extra virgin olive oil bring it to the finish line a winner on all that counts! Makes 3/4 cup 10 whole dates cut crosswise in half … Continue reading Cilantro Date Cream

Christmas Sandwich

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CHRISTMAS SANDWICH

Some people don’t want a Christmas dinner, but still want something nice. How about a Christmas Sandwich? I made something special for you! If Delight Soy Vegan Chicken isn’t available near you, then use some other brand that you like. The Cilantro Date Cream works well on veggie burgers too! 

Makes 1

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Cream Of Asian Peas

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CREAM OF ASIAN PEAS

Cooked peas swimming in a umami-rich Creamy Asian Apricot Sauce! Hey, Asians eat creamy. They love creamy! This is for you!

Makes  almost 1 cup sauce and 3-1/2 cups peas

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AFC Horseradish Sweet Potato Spread

AFC HORSERADISH SWEET POTATO SPREAD When you have AFC Coral Horseradish Sauce on hand, this is a great appetizer to make with it. Pretty to look at, ultra creamy and perfectly balanced flavors. This can also be used as a sandwich spread for your veggie or burger sandwiches. Makes about 1-1/2 cups 1 soft-baked sweet potato, chilled overnight, … Continue reading AFC Horseradish Sweet Potato Spread

Asian-Style Celebration Roast

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ASIAN-STYLE CELEBRATION ROAST

Field Roast Celebration Roast studded with cloves, marinated overnight, then baked with carrots and walnuts in an Asian Coconut Apricot Gravy!

Serves 4-6

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Poached Pears And Beets Àla Creme

POACHED PEARS AND BEETS ÀLA CREME Whole pears poached in the oven in a walnut-maple syrup baste. Then pan-poached along with cubed beets by their own juices with a mix of fig and raspberry spreads and fresh lime. Served with a Vanilla Coconut Lime Sauce! Serves 6 or more Walnut-Maple Baste: 2 T. walnut oil 3 … Continue reading Poached Pears And Beets Àla Creme

Batali Meets Gardein

BATALI MEETS GARDEIN 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 … Continue reading Batali Meets Gardein

AFC Sweet Potato Hummus

Can also be used as a side dish vegetable when heated.

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SWEET POTATO HUMMUS

Simple and elegant combined makes everyone want to make this Velvety smooth appetizer delight! Exquisite texture and flavor. You wanted an easy appetizer to make for the holidays or any special occasion? This is it.

How much effort does it take to bake some sweet potatoes? Then what are you waiting for? Make them a few days ahead, then when needed, all you do is reach into the fridge. AFC Sweet Potato Hummus has a longer shelf life than most appetizers, so go for it. Surprise everyone with the newest State Of The Art Hummus – made Àla Sharon

Makes 2-1/2 cups

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Red Turkey Pasta Mold Masterpiece

RED TURKEY PASTA MOLD MASTERPIECE 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 Mary Davies-Tight, The Animal-Free Chef Serves 10 Make the sauce first: … Continue reading Red Turkey Pasta Mold Masterpiece

AFC Red Turkey Cheese Tofu Spread

AFC RED TURKEY CHEESE TOFU SPREAD AFC RED TURKEY CHEESE SAUCE mixed with tiny diced green pepper and Silken extra-firm tofu. Topped with chopped roasted pepper and served with whole wheat crackers. An eggy-white soft boiled texture with smokey high garlic overtones. Crisp lines meet sweet expressions of rightness! You are God after all! Makes … Continue reading AFC Red Turkey Cheese Tofu Spread

AFC Red Turkey Cheese Sauce

AFC RED TURKEY CHEESE SAUCE Wow. This is some nice sauce. Easy to make too! A joy. Great Turkey peppers - long tough and flavorful. Dairy-free cheese sauce of course. So where does the cheese come in? Beats me. All I know is I can taste the cheese. Chee-ee-zzz-y! These cashews don't need to be … Continue reading AFC Red Turkey Cheese Sauce

African Cricket Chili – therapeutic too

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AFRICAN CRICKET CHILI – therapeutic too

A ‘Cure Whatever Ails You’ Soup. Or at least you’ll think you’re cured. Hibiscus, lavender, black forbidden rice with lots of veggies, herbs and spice makes the alternative cricket tastes especially nice!

MAKES 24 cups

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AFC Coral Horseradish Sauce

AFC CORAL HORSERADISH SAUCE Fresh grated horseradish processed with fresh garlic and ginger, extra virgin olive oil and boiled almonds. Preserved with apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and brown sugar, then seasoned with smoked paprika, fennel and coriander. Not your ordinary horseradish sauce! Makes 4-1/2 cups 7 oz. pkg. whole, raw almonds (almost 2 c.) … Continue reading AFC Coral Horseradish Sauce

Matzo Chili

Once you try the new way, you never go back to the old…

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MATZO CHILI

FIVE STAR. Do I need to say more? Follow The Recipe. Wouldn’t ya know that the best chili I ever had turned out to be Jewish, says Steve, who practically ate the whole pot! Man is this good…

Makes 13 cups

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Ginger Cranberry Sauce

GINGER CRANBERRY SAUCE Ah-h-h. I love cranberry sauce. Fresh ginger pops these berries to a new level, while the ruby red grapefruit takes them on a different but delectable texture journey. Serve hot or cold as a condiment for main dishes, a dipping/spreading sauce for horsd'oeuvres, as a preserve on your favorite toasted breads and … Continue reading Ginger Cranberry Sauce

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 Red Snowy Coleslaw

Broiled Tomato Cheese Triscuits

BROILED TOMATO CHEESE TRISCUITS Hot cheese melting over fresh Roma tomato with the essence of herb permeating your senses making it feel like you're eating a bite-size crispy mini pizza will delight your guests!  Even when these morsels are no longer hot, your enjoyment won't diminish! Don't forget the napkins! Makes 36 canapes 3 c. Daiya … Continue reading Broiled Tomato Cheese Triscuits

Meatless Sausage and Matzo Pate

MEATLESS SAUSAGE AND MATZO PATE A meaty flavored and textured animal-free pate. This pate served as fried sliders on Jewish rye cocktail bread with mustard, veg mayo and cilantro will have your guests singing at any holiday gathering!  Makes 4 cups 2 T. extra virgin olive oil 2 sm. yellow onions, peeled and diced 3/4 … Continue reading Meatless Sausage and Matzo Pate

FOLLOW HER RECIPE

My mother knew how to follow a recipe. She also knew how to create her own. On one visit to the Homeland - Arthur Street in Springfield, Massachusetts - she made my minestrone soup from the cookbook I sent her. She put it in front of me at the table and watched while I ate. … Continue reading FOLLOW HER RECIPE

Diet Coke Coffee Gravy

DIET COKE COFFEE GRAVY © BUBBLING GOODNESS. DIET COKE. COFFEE. GRAVY. HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Makes 5-3/4 cups 3 c. water 2 c. Berry Cherry Blend (dried cherry, cranberry, blueberry by Traverse Bay Fruit Co.) 1 t. pink Himalayan salt 2 c. fresh brewed robust coffee (I used Zack's Brews Cowell & Hubbard) 2 T. liquid smoke … Continue reading Diet Coke Coffee Gravy

Fig And Yam English Muffin Stuffin’

FIG AND YAM ENGLISH MUFFIN STUFFIN' This Middle Eastern delicacy, straight from the influence of AFC's London kitchen, was meant to impress on every level! Make any holiday great! A gift! Serves 6-9 1/4 c. margarine 1/2 c. fine dice celery 1 c. fine dice yellow onion 8 med. garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 thumb … Continue reading Fig And Yam English Muffin Stuffin’

AFC Diet Coke Zero Calorie Salad Dressing

  AFC DIET COKE ZERO CALORIE SALAD DRESSING © Everything you want in a dressing! This Is the Place!  Zero Calories! Makes almost 3 cups 1/3 c. fresh lime squeeze 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar 1/2 c. water 1 t. guar gum powder 1 c. Diet Coke 1/4 c. prepared yellow mustard 1 T. Gourmet … Continue reading AFC Diet Coke Zero Calorie Salad Dressing

John Robbins ~ DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA

A powerful wave of awakening is sweeping across the earth today. Everywhere people are realizing that we have been unnecessarily fighting a war against the environment, against animals, and against ourselves. In every part of the world people are now wanting to bring their lives into deeper alignment with more life affirmative values and a … Continue reading John Robbins ~ DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA

Saffron Pesto Rotini

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SAFFRON PESTO ROTINI

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!

Makes 9 cups

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Saffron Walnut Pesto

SAFFRON WALNUT PESTO Made with fresh basil and mint, garlic and mustard, Almond Breeze AlmondMilk, Daiya Pepperjack Style Shredded vegan Cheese and extra virgin olive oil. A powerfully expressed avant-guarde version of pesto! Makes 4-1/2 cups 3/4 oz. fresh mint leaves (about 30 leaves) 3/4 oz. fresh basil leaves (about 30 leaves) 1 c. walnut … Continue reading Saffron Walnut Pesto

African Tomato Nut Pesto Linguini

AFRICAN TOMATO NUT PESTO LINGUINI #4 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. Serves 6-8 3 oz. dried tomato halves soaked in … Continue reading African Tomato Nut Pesto Linguini

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 Potato Salad For Two

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 African Fruit Salad

Thick Lime Cream Sauce – how to make

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THICK LIME CREAM SAUCE

A thick soy based citrus and turmeric cream sauce that can be used in both sweet and savory plus hot and cold recipes!

Makes 2-1/3 cups

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Cream Of Tomato Pumpkin Soup

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CREAM OF TOMATO PUMPKIN SOUP

A rich, elegant, powerfully expressed creamy soup! Common ingredients don’t detract from its beauty, in fact, they enhance it!

Makes 9 cups

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Red Miso Balsamic Salad Dressing

FAT-FREE. Concentrated. A great dressing for tossing salads, not drizzling!

#4 FAT-FREE CHEF

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RED MISO BALSAMIC SALAD DRESSING

A concentrated salad dressing that focuses more on taste sensations rather than individual flavors.  Fat-Free! 

Makes about 3 cups

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Bourbon Barbecue Apple Shortcake

Bourbon Barbecue Apple Shortcake Red and green apple slices cooked in bourbon whiskey, Guy Fieri Brown Sugar barbecue sauce and Grade A maple syrup. Spooned over toasted English muffin. Topped with veg whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon! A perfect variation to the traditional strawberry shortcake! Makes 3 servings 1 lg. red apple, peeled, … Continue reading Bourbon Barbecue Apple Shortcake

Egg vs Plant

Using an egg squeezed from a hen to bind a cake is a lot weirder than using a gummy substance squeezed from a plant to bind a cake. ~ Chef Sharon Lee Davies-Tight  

White Meat May Be as Cholesterol-Raising as Red 

  In light of recommendations for heart healthy eating from national professional organizations encouraging Americans to limit their intake of meat, the beef industry commissioned and co-wrote a review of randomized controlled trials comparing the effects of beef versus chicken and fish on cholesterol levels published over the last 60 years. They found that the impact of … Continue reading White Meat May Be as Cholesterol-Raising as Red 

Foreign Foods In Foreign Lands

I don't like French food in France. I don't like Russian food in Russia. I don't like Hawaiian food in Hawaii. I don't like Asian food in Hawaii. I don't like Italian food in Italy. I don't like German food in Germany. I don't like Mexican food in Mexico. I don't like English food in … Continue reading Foreign Foods In Foreign Lands