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AFC MISSIONS ABSOLUTE

FOLLOW THE FOOD

FOLLOW THE FOOD I told everyone the codes are in the recipes. What? You chose not to believe me? You won’t find them listening to me talk or reading what I write on the news, on philosophy, science, art, engineering, social issues or motivational tips. Scour all the recipes and you’ll see patterns develop like […]

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AFC DRUM

CREATE vs ENGINEER

Create connotes willy-nilly. There’s nothing willy-nilly about my process. I engineer everything I do – the entire recipe developing process is engineered. I don’t cross my fingers, take a deep breath or hold my breath, pray, hope, wish or hand it over to the universe. I take control at every juncture. I don’t try something […]

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GREEN MY SPINACH & GREENS SALADS TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

SPINACH BENEDICT SALAD

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 […]

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ENGLISH MUFFIN MY SPINACH & GREENS SANDWICHES SPECIALTY

FRIED VEGGIE BOLOGNA SANDWICH

FRIED VEGGIE BOLOGNA SANDWICH Toasted English muffin spread with veggie mayonnaise and mustard. Layered with red roasted pepper, fried veggie bologna, iceberg lettuce and fresh spinach. Sprinkled with fresh cracked pepper. Five minutes from start to finish. Sink your teeth into satisfaction and make your taste buds happy! Makes 1 sandwich

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ANIMAL-FREE MEATS MAINS MY ITALIAN PASTA

GRAIN SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS WITH BOW TIE PASTA

GRAIN SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS WITH BOW TIE PASTA Sauteed peppers and onion with pan-fried Field Roast Italian Grain Sausage. Simmered in a stewed tomato, garlic and basil sauce. Tossed with bow tie pasta! Serves 8-10

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BEANS MAINS RICE

GARBANZO BEANS WITH SAVORY RICE

GARBANZO BEANS WITH SAVORY RICE Marinated textured vegetable protein (TVP) sauteed with caramelized onion, garbanzo beans and orange zest. Served with steamed rice seasoned with coriander, oregano and garlic! Makes 6 cups rice; 2-1/2 cups beans

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GRILL CHEESE MELT 'WICHES SANDWICHES TOFU TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

CHAR-GRILLED TOFUTTI CREAM CHEESE SANDWICH

CHAR-GRILLED TOFUTTI CREAM CHEESE SANDWICH with sweet red roasted peppers and veggie ham!  Tastes like it was cooked outdoors over an open flame! Makes 4-6 sandwiches

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APPETIZERS SALSA SPREAD-DIP

BOURBON BAKED BEAN SALSA

BOURBON BAKED BEAN SALSA An American slant to Mexican bean salsa. Bourbon Baked Beans mixed with caramelized peppers and onion and pineapple salsa. Seasoned with fresh basil and mint! Serve with your favorite tortilla chips! Makes 7 cups

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DESSERTS SWEET SOUPS

DUAL-PURPOSE PUMPKIN NOG

DUAL-PURPOSE PUMPKIN NOG  Pumpkin blended with Coconut Almond Milk, vanilla, sugar and nutmeg! Serve as a cold dessert soup or as a beverage dessert either plain or spiked with brandy or sweet Marsala wine!  Serve ginger snaps alongside! Happy New Year! Makes 4-1/2 cups

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SAUCES AND GRAVIES

LEMON HORSERADISH SAUCE

LEMON HORSERADISH SAUCE with chopped parsley, roasted peppers, garlic and tarragon!  Serve over, or toss with, steamed veggies of choice, or over oven-roasted root vegetables after you take them from the oven!  Makes 2-1/2 cups

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BREAKFAST CONDIMENTS CRANBERRIES DESSERTS SAUCES

CRANBERRY BLUEBERRY SAUCE

CRANBERRY BLUEBERRY SAUCE A fresh cranberry and blueberry sauce made a little thinner than your traditional cranberry sauce, to be spooned over stuffing in place of gravy. Can also be used over English muffin or toast for breakfast or as a soy ice-cream topping! Makes 3-1/2 cups

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MY ITALIAN SAUCES AND GRAVIES

FAT-FREE MEATLESS SPAGHETTI SAUCE

FAT-FREE MEATLESS SPAGHETTI SAUCE Stewed tomatoes, sweet red roasted peppers and pumpkin!  Nobody will guess there’s pumpkin in it! Serve over, or tossed with, your favorite pasta! Great for the whole family! Makes 6 cups sauce

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APPETIZERS SALSA SPREAD-DIP

SPICY INDIAN SALSA

SPICY INDIAN SALSA Indian flavors meld with the traditional flavors of Mexican salsa. Chili beans, scallions and Garam Masala spice. Exciting and different!  Serve with your favorite tortilla chips! Makes 4 cups

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APPETIZERS BITES TOFU TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

BLACK OLIVE MOUSSE

BLACK OLIVE MOUSSE Soy cream cheese combined with black olive paste, basil and garlic. Hand-whipped till light and creamy! Served with assorted chopped pickles, mustard, assorted crackers and bread! Makes 1-1/2 cups

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MAINS MY POLISH PASTA

HOMEMADE SAUERKRAUT PIEROGIS

HOME MADE SAUERKRAUT PIEROGIS Sauteed sauerkraut, sweet onion and garlic stuffed into pockets of hand-rolled dough. Boiled till tender, then pan-fried till golden and puffed. Delicate! One of my favorite all-time foods! Makes 24

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COOKIES DESSERTS

HILLARY CLINTON COOKIES

HILLARY CLINTON COOKIES Hazelnut coconut cookies with maple syrup. Topped with maple icing! Makes 45 cookies

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COOKIES DESSERTS MY MEXICAN | SPANISH

APPLE DATE COOKIES

APPLE DATE SPICE COOKIES with sliced almonds. Drizzled with lemon icing! Makes 3-1/2 dozen

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COOKIES DESSERTS

MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP REFRIGERATOR COOKIES

MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP REFRIGERATOR COOKIES with cashews and coconut. The lightest textured chocolate chip cookie you’ll ever taste! Makes 5 dozen

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AFC CHEESE PRODUCTS AFC PLANT DAIRY CONDIMENTS

SWEET RED ROASTED PEPPER CASHEW CHEESE

SWEET RED ROASTED PEPPER CASHEW CHEESE  A cheesy mousse-like spread made from cashews, sweet red roasted peppers, sweet onion, garlic and nutritional yeast. Use as a spread for hors d’oeuvres, as a spread on submarine sandwiches or for mac and cheese!  Makes 3-1/2 cups spread

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AFC CHEESE PRODUCTS APPETIZERS BITES GRILL CHEESE SANDWICHES

ROASTED PEPPER CASHEW CHEESE HORS D’OEUVRES

ROASTED PEPPER CASHEW CHEESE HORS D’OEUVRES A cheesy mousse-like spread made from cashews, sweet red roasted peppers, sweet onion, garlic and nutritional yeast. Spooned onto lightly broiled potato bread rounds. Half topped with strips of roasted pepper and the other half topped with Kalamata olive strips. An elegant, melt in your mouth hors d’oeuvre! Can […]

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MAINS MY ITALIAN PASTA

ROASTED PEPPER SAUCE OVER ANGEL HAIR PASTA

ROASTED PEPPER SAUCE OVER ANGEL HAIR PASTA Sweet red roasted peppers blended till smooth. Combined with non-dairy creamer and a little nutritional yeast for a subtle cheese flavor. Ladled over angel hair pasta and topped with chopped Kalamata olive! Surprise! Makes 2-3/4 cups sauce

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APPETIZERS HAPPY NEW YEAR MY ITALIAN PLANT MEAT TOFU TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

MEATLESS PEPPERONI SOY CREAM CHEESE SPREAD

MEATLESS PEPPERONI SOY CREAM CHEESE SPREAD with green scallion and fresh sweet red pepper! Served with Caramelized Onion Ritz Crackers! Makes 1-3/4 cups

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MAINS VEGETABLES

CARAMELIZED OVEN-ROASTED VEGGIES

CARAMELIZED OVEN-ROASTED VEGGIES Coated with an extra virgin olive oil, garlic, rosemary, cracked pepper sauce injected with a soy bacon flavor component. Subtle, melt in your mouth delicious! 6 main dish servings or 10 servings for a buffet

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COOKIES DESSERTS

SWEET LIME COOKIES

SWEET LIME COOKIES with coconut and almonds. Topped with cherries! This is my macaroon! Makes 52 cookies

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COOKIES DESSERTS

COOKIE COATED RED GRAPES

COOKIE COATED RED GRAPES Whole red grapes wrapped in an allspice and Balsamic sugar dough. Baked, then dipped in chocolate! Extra special! Makes 32 cookies

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COOKIES DESSERTS

SMOKED ALMOND CHOCOLATE COOKIES

SMOKED ALMOND CHOCOLATE COOKIES with raisins, Chipotle powder and coffee! Complex and satisfying! With each bite of the cookie, new flavors emerge! Makes 9-1/2 dozen

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COOKIES DESSERTS

COCOA COCONUT CLOVE COOKIES

COCOA COCONUT CLOVE COOKIES with ginger and sliced almonds! Makes a great holiday cookie! Intense flavors contrast with light textures, surprising the palate! Makes 5 dozen

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COOKIES DESSERTS MY MIDDLE EASTERN SAFFRON

SAFFRON ALMOND COOKIES

SAFFRON ALMOND COOKIES with raisins and Marsala wine. Topped with cocoa-sugar. The perfect cookie! Melts in your mouth! Makes 4-2/3 dozen

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SIDE DISHES

PINEAPPLE GINGER CARROTS

PINEAPPLE GINGER CARROTS Fresh streamed baby carrots in a light pineapple and fresh ginger sauce! Wonderful with rice dishes, even plain rice! Serves 6

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MY TURNIPS SIDE DISHES

POTATO TURNIP CARROT MASH

POTATO TURNIP CARROT MASH with coconut milk, fresh garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Simplicity is key! Serves 8

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CASSEROLES CRANBERRIES HOLIDAY FEAST MAINS STUFFING

HOLIDAY STUFFING CASSEROLE

HOLIDAY STUFFING CASSEROLE Pineapple sage stuffing with almonds, layered with mashed potatoes and yams, topped with a coriander and onion gravy, and pineapple mustard-mint fresh cranberry sauce. Baked till steamy hot! Who knew stuffing could be elegant? Makes 12 servings

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CONDIMENTS CRANBERRIES

PINEAPPLE MINT CRANBERRY SAUCE

PINEAPPLE MINT CRANBERRY SAUCE Fresh cranberries cooked with sugar, pineapple, ginger, mustard and mint!  Serves 6

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CASSEROLES CRANBERRIES MAINS STUFFING

CORNBREAD CRANBERRY STUFFING

CORNBREAD CRANBERRY STUFFING with walnuts, celery and sweet onion. Seasoned with sage and allspice! One of the best stuffings I’ve ever had! Serves 8-10

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SAUCES AND GRAVIES TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

CREAMY MUSTARD MINCEMEAT SAUCE

CREAMY MUSTARD MINCEMEAT SAUCE with  fresh red grapes, maple syrup, a hint of smoke, fresh rosemary and soy sour cream. All sweet and sour sauces don’t have to be Asian influenced. This is sweet and sour American style! Makes enough to cover a large vegetable stir-fry

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CRANBERRIES MAINS STUFFING

PINEAPPLE COCONUT CURRY BREAD STUFFING

PINEAPPLE COCONUT CURRY BREAD STUFFING with sauteed celery and onion. Flavored with brown sugar, curry and ginger. Rich and creamy! Baked till crisped and served with Raw Cranberry Cilantro Relish! Serves 6

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BEANS MAINS

COFFEE BAKED BEANS

COFFEE BAKED BEANS with charred onion, caramelized mushroom and brown sugar! If you like coffee, you’ll love these coffee baked beans! Serves 4 

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MAINS MY ITALIAN MY MEXICAN | SPANISH PASTA

MEXICAN ITALIAN HAT DANCE

MEXICAN-ITALIAN HAT DANCE Caramelized onion, green pepper and mushroom combined sweet red roasted peppers and a salsa-marinara seasoned with garlic, basil and coriander! Tossed with orecchiette (hat) pasta and fresh cilantro. Get ready to party! 6 servings for main dish, 12 servings on a buffet

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BREAKFAST

GRITS AND MIXED CREAMED VEGETABLES

GRITS AND MIXED CREAMED VEGETABLES Charred and caramelized sweet onion and mushroom combined with mixed assorted veggies in a beautiful sage, thyme and tarragon animal-free cream sauce! Served over grits! Makes 6 servings

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MY ITALIAN MY SUBS MY WAY SANDWICHES SUBS-GRINDERS

MEATLESS PEPPERONI GRINDERS

MEATLESS PEPPERONI GRINDERS Fried onions and peppers, sweet red roasted peppers and fried meatless pepperoni served on a grinder roll spread with marinara sauce and coconut oil spread. Light and satisfying! Makes 2 grinders (subs)

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DESSERTS DONUTS NUT BUTTERS & SPREADS

MAPLE WALNUT CRULLERS

 MAPLE WALNUT BUTTER Peanut butter replacement for kids and adults! Walnuts processed till smooth, then combined with Grade B maple syrup and Silk Coconut Milk. Creamy delicious! No artificial ingredients! Makes 2-3/4 cups