For Steve’s birthday I said I’d make anything he wanted – his own private stash all to himself. It didn’t take long to respond. MUSHROOM PATE! Then Mushroom Pate it was! He ate it plain, on sliced baguette, and even on a toasted ciabatta bun with pickle, mustard and sliced ripe, juicy tomato!
BUSH’S STEAKHOUSE GRILLIN’ BEANS sauteed with onion, pepper, celery and mushroom. Combine with green olives and lemon. topped with baked seasoned tofu cubes and a drizzle of sweet sour salty sauce! So good!
Considering it’s a masterpiece it didn’t take long, but is it ever good! I don’t know if food can be sublime, but we’ll make an exception with these grits – SUBLIME to the NINES! I don’t even like grits, but I love these. It makes a lot, so experiment with different ways to serve it.
You didn’t expect Tofu Grits. You also couldn’t have expected delicate textures and flavors in such a common dish! But that’s what it’s about! Okay, then we top with slow-cooked fresh sweet red peppers and sweet onion in extra virgin olive oil and garlic – done to perfection, just soft enough to bring out the natural sweetness! I say YES to grits – and instant at that! Does this ever end? No!!
Further, top with a dollop of tapenade (Kalamata olive paste), fresh basil strips and a drizzle of extra virgin olive followed by fresh cracked pepper and fresh grind black Himalayan salt (for an eggy flavor)!
Fresh mushroom and sweet onion finely chopped and cooked with sweet Marsala wine till pate consistency. Seasoned with garlic and a touch of nutmeg. Served with dill cornichon pickles, Poupon Dijon mustard and sliced fresh French baguette!
A unique stuffing using oven-dried black Russian bread and rye bread cubes. Cauliflower, mushrooms, olives, pineapple with the traditional sauteed celery and onion creates a happy holiday culinary memory! Rosemary, coriander and smoke light up your taste buds. Serve with a beet and berry sauce and dry red wine to complete the animal-free experience!
Who would believe it? Sea water, wild mushrooms and saffron give this chowder it’s sea flavor. Tastes like tender clams and oysters, with the toasted quinoa creating a perfect texture extension for the veg sea food. Bold and wonderful!
This soup is a complete meal. You’ll walk away thinking you’ll order this soup again. Fresh melon topped with coconut cream with fresh lime would make a perfect dessert accompaniment. No starch, no salad, no veggie meat needed with this soup. Enjoy it as is. Thinking healthy means enjoying all the taste sensations!
Fresh mushroom and sweet onion blended with fresh garlic and ginger. Seasoned with thyme. Strong flavors, creamy texture! Melt in your mouth dressing! For those who like creamy vinaigrette dressings without non-dairy creamers!
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 no electricity, I made this beautiful salad instead, thus the name!
Layers of mushroom and roasted pepper garlic and fennel tomato sauce, cooked ziti pasta and Tofutti soy ricotta and cream cheese combined with cashew crumbles and flavored with herbs and white truffle oil, all topped with Italian Panko crumbs flavored, again, with white truffle oil. Baked till steamy hot! Superb, rich, light!
Makes 20 servings (1, 8 x 8 inch and 1, 9 x 13 inch casseroles)
Made from fresh garlic, onion, basil and tofu with extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon. Combined with a cooked Kalamata olive, mushroom and roasted pepper antipasto with grape tomatoes. Flavored with whiskey. Tossed with bite-sized rigatoni pasta and topped with smoked almond crumbles and additional grape tomatoes. Extra special!