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NUT BUTTERS & SPREADS

Beer Nut And Walnut Butter Spread

BEER NUT AND WALNUT BUTTER SPREAD

Of course this is a high fat spread, but compared to others it’s more nutrient and fiber dense. The grainy texture is more reminiscent of grainy crystals than peanuts. A higher powered food processor would produce a creamier texture, if that’s what you want. I like rustic for this, because I like those fine crystals! Spread on your favorite toasted breads and drizzle with heated jams and/or maple syrup!

Makes approx. 4 cups 

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CONDIMENTS

SMOKY NUT PASTE

SMOKY NUT PASTE

Pecans and walnuts processed with coconut, brown sugar and liquid smoke into a creamy textured paste. Liquid Aminos added for umami boost. Melt in mouth. Serve on crackers with sweet or savory toppers. Versatile!

Makes 3 cups

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SALADS SANDWICHES SPREADS TOFU VEGGIES

AFC Country Ham And Olive Walnut Spread

AFC COUNTRY HAM AND OLIVE WALNUT SPREAD

Ever hear of a nutrient dense ham salad? You have now. Animal-Free of course. Food always tastes better knowing there isn’t an animal screaming for his/her life in it! Give it a try, see if you agree!

Makes 10-1/2 cups

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TOAST TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

Blueberry Walnut Russian Toast

BLUEBERRY WALNUT RUSSIAN TOAST

Dairy free cream cheese mixed with a smoky dried berry walnut crumble and fresh blueberries. Served atop fresh toasted Russian black bread!

Makes 2 cups spread

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APPETIZERS MY SCOTTISH SPREAD-DIP TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

AFC SCOTTISH PLAID DIP

AFC SCOTTISH PLAID DIP

When there’s not one thread or color that dominates the fabric we call it a plaid! The Animal-Free Chef feels free to extend that designation to food. There’s no one flavor that dominates the dip. Enjoy this Scottish plaid!

Makes 5 cups

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APPETIZERS HOLIDAY FEAST SPREAD-DIP

Smoky Bean And Pea Dip

SMOKY BEAN AND PEA DIP

A quick easy dip that can be made a couple days in advance of a special event – like a holiday? These potent flavors go well with crackers or tortilla chips. Low fat considering the yield! 

Makes 3 cups

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HOLIDAY FEAST SAUCES AND GRAVIES

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

3 T. unsweetened cocoa powder (use regular not dark cocoa)

2 t. guar gum powder

2 t. ground coriander

2 t. ground rosemary

2 t. garlic powder

zest and strained juice of 1 tangerine

1 T. light brown sugar

2 t. smoked paprika

1 t. Hatch ground chile

1/2 t. ground allspice


2 T. walnut oil

1 c. fine diced celery

2 c. fine dice yellow onion

1 t. pink salt

fresh grind black pepper

1 c. diet COKE


In large saucepan bring the water, dried berries and salt to boil. Reduce heat and cook 1/2 hour or till fruit is plump and tender.

Add coffee, liquid smoke, powdered cocoa. Stir well.

Add guar gum powder through wire mesh strainer and immediately whisk into top of gravy till thoroughly dissolved and no white spots remain.

Add coriander, rosemary, garlic, tangerine zest and juice, brown sugar, smoked paprika, Hatch ground chile and allspice. Stir and salt and pepper to taste.

Add diet COKE. Stir well, then keep on low heat, stirring occasionally, while you saute the veggies.

In large skillet, over medium-low heat, melt oil.

Add celery, onion and salt, then saute till translucent and brown-tinged. Add to gravy.

Stir well and cook on low heat till all is to your liking.

Bring to room temperature, then pack into covered containers and refrigerate overnight to mature and meld the flavors.


Notes: You can go ahead and saute the veggies while the berries cook in water, just be sure you end up cooking the gravy long enough. You want the gravy to develop rich flavor and texture achievements.

Serve over stuffing or veggie meats.






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AFC CHEESE PRODUCTS MAINS MY ITALIAN PASTA TOFU TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

BAKED VEG CHEESE AND VEAL CANNELLONI

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BAKED VEG CHEESE AND VEAL CANNELLONI

We use the other white plant meat for this fine American-Italian casserole. Veg veal! I think I’ve had veal once or twice aside from a luncheon sandwich meat called veal loaf back in the long ago days. I recall it not having much flavor – not the loaf that tasted more like bologna, but the fresh pounded cutlets.

Mild in flavor, soft when ground, which is what we did here. We, meaning me. I figured I must have had some divine or other intervention help on this one, since I nailed it first time. On my birthday too! Had no idea I’d be cooking today. Must be that Alpha Lipoid Acid I’m taking that fixes fatigue. It works.

What a treat. OMGod does this have meat in it? And the sauce!! All so rich, all so wonderful!

Makes 14 stuffed cannelloni

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MY BARBECUE NUT BUTTERS & SPREADS

BARBECUE WALNUT PEANUT BUTTER

BARBECUE WALNUT PEANUT BUTTER

Just enough barbecue flavor in this chunky, chewy, melt in your mouth nut butter!

Makes approx. 1-2/3 cups

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BEAN-RICE MY CHINESE | ASIAN SALADS

ASIAN-AMERICAN MACARONI-RICE SALAD or SHARON’S SUSHI SALAD

ASIAN-AMERICAN MACARONI-RICE SALAD or SHARON’S SUSHI SALAD

If  you want an exciting change from the same old macaroni salads, try this and experience the explosion of flavors dancing over your taste buds with every bite! Sweet, sour, salty, spicy and pungent!

Makes 12 cups

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NUT BUTTERS & SPREADS

PEANUT BUTTER AND WHOLE GRAIN MUSTARD SPREAD

PEANUT BUTTER AND WHOLE GRAIN MUSTARD SPREAD

with brown sugar, Balsamic vinegar and smoke!

Makes 2 cups

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COOKIES DESSERTS

BLACK PEPPER ‘BACON’ COOKIES

BLACK PEPPER ‘BACON’ COOKIES

Dark cocoa, brown sugar, apple smoke flavor, maple syrup, allspice, sage and ginger with black pepper and soy bacon bits. If the dairy people can make bacon flavored ice-cream, I can make ‘bacon’ cookies. Whoa, texture and flavor down perfect. Crispy, chewy, a little oily, salty, sweet, hot, smokey. Yup, it’s a keeper!

Makes 5 dozen

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BEAN SOUPS

SPLIT PEA AND LENTIL SOUP

SPLIT PEA AND LENTIL SOUP

Made with only seasonings. This soup is great as is, or can be used as a base in which to add other ingredients as you use it. It was designed with the restaurant in mind. It’s thin enough so that it doesn’t become too thick in the refrigerator, reheats beautifully. You decide what ingredients you want to add to a portion of it from day to day!

Makes 23 cups