Smoky Berry Walnut Yams

SMOKY BERRY WALNUT YAMS Although side dishes are meant to enhance the main course, this side dish may well turn out to be the star of the banquet! Serves 6-8 2-1/2 to 3 lbs. fresh yams, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes salt Place yams in extra- large saucepan with water to cover by … Continue reading Smoky Berry Walnut Yams

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AFC Chicken Piccata Benedict

AFC CHICKEN PICCATA BENEDICT The Animal-Free Chef's take on Chicken Piccata served over toasted English muffin as a Benedict breakfast preparation. Wow! Surprise ingredient? Apple cider in the piccata sauce. Ni-i-ce! Makes 6 servings Sauce: makes almost 3 cups 3 c. apple cider 3 chicken-style bouillon cubes, Massel brand 2 t. dried tarragon 2 t. … Continue reading AFC Chicken Piccata Benedict

Ginger Beer Beets

GINGER BEER BEETS A variation of Harvard beets, this version when combined with dried cherries and berries in a sauce of apple cider and ginger beer raises the status of this once traditional side dish to a necessary elegance! It not only completes the meal; it completes every other dish in the meal! Makes 5 … Continue reading Ginger Beer Beets

Holiday Nog And Apple Cider Pie

HOLIDAY NOG AND APPLE CIDER PIE Ever wonder why the people over at Kraft foods didn't expand the JELL-O brand? They make a gelatin, a pudding and a pie filling for cream pies. For three separate desserts. Why didn't anyone try to combine the qualities of gelatin with the qualities of pudding? Well, tradition never … Continue reading Holiday Nog And Apple Cider Pie

Asian American Fried Rice And Cider Gravy

ASIAN AMERICAN FRIED RICE AND CIDER GRAVY Cider gravy - who would think? Soy sauce with vegan cream cheese? You betcha. How could such unlikely ingredients show up in the same dish to make such a grand entrance while looking and tasting so good doing it? Because 'you know who' dared to try something new! … Continue reading Asian American Fried Rice And Cider Gravy

Smoky Apple Cider Marinara Sauce

SMOKY APPLE CIDER MARINARA SAUCE If you're wondering what apples and tomatoes have in common it's this superbly engineered simple marinara sauce. Hey, they're both fruits; they're both acidic and sweet and they just happen to compliment each other. Serve over your favorite pasta, with pan-fried veggie chicken or use in any recipe calling for … Continue reading Smoky Apple Cider Marinara Sauce

NO-COOK PISTACHIO CACAO BEAN PUDDING

 NO-COOK PISTACHIO CACAO BEAN PUDDING JELL-O Pistachio Instant Pudding & Pie Filling, ground cacao beans, soy whip topping, apple cider and chia seeds blended till smooth. Chill, top with a spoonful of additional whip topping and a sprinkle of ground cacao bean! Serves 5 3.4 oz. pkg. JELL-O Pistachio Instant Pudding & Pie Filling 1/2 c. … Continue reading NO-COOK PISTACHIO CACAO BEAN PUDDING

APPLE DATE COOKIES

APPLE DATE SPICE COOKIES with sliced almonds. Drizzled with lemon icing! Makes 3-1/2 dozen Preheat oven to 375 degrees 1/2 c. trans fat-free margarine 1/2 c. sugar 1 c. whole dates, finely chopped 1 t. vanilla extract 1 t. baking soda 1/2 t. salt 1/4 c. finely ground flax seed 1/4 c. unfiltered, pure pressed … Continue reading APPLE DATE COOKIES

EARLY AUTUMN STEW

Early Autumn Stew Sweet onion marinated overnight in Madeira wine, then sautéed with baby Portobello mushrooms and added to a pot of Madeira wine and sweet cider-flavored tomato broth with stewed tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, sweet red roasted peppers, fresh garlic and cilantro! Makes 10 cups Marinate onions: 1 jumbo sweet onion, peeled and sliced into … Continue reading EARLY AUTUMN STEW