Posted in APPETIZERS, PATE

Mushroom Chardonnay Pate

MUSHROOM CHARDONNAY PATE

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!

Next time make more!

Makes 1-3/4 cups

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Posted in BEANS, MAINS

Barbecue Beans and Baked Tofu

BARBECUE BEANS AND BAKED TOFU

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!

Makes 4 main dishes

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Posted in AFC GOAT, AFC PLANT DAIRY, ANIMAL-FREE MEATS, KNIFE & FORK, TOAST, TOFU

Baked Tofu And Sweet Peppers – GOAT

BAKED TOFU AND SWEET PEPPERS – GOAT

Old Bay spiced baked tofu cubes and a saute of sweet red, yellow and orange peppers with celery and sweet onion. Served over sourdough toast with WHITE WINE MUSHROOM GRAVY!

Serves about 6 – with leftover gravy for other uses

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Posted in AFC GOAT, BREAKFAST, TOFU

Masterpiece Grits – GOAT

MASTERPIECE GRITS – GOAT

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)!

AKA TOFU ROASTED PEPPER CHEEZY GRITS

Makes 9-1/2 cups grits

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Posted in AFC GOAT, APPETIZERS, PATE

Mushroom Pate – GOAT

MUSHROOM PATE -GOAT

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!

Makes 2 cups

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Posted in MY MIDDLE EASTERN, SALADS, SPECIALTY DRESSINGS

PERSIAN PEAR SPINACH SALAD

PERSIAN PEAR SPINACH SALAD

Fresh spinach layered with pear slices, fresh mushroom, dried cranberries and blueberries and sweet onion. Drizzled with a SWEET ESPRESSO FRUIT DRESSING designed to impress!

Serves as many as you want

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Posted in MAINS, MY CAULIFLOWER, MY RUSSIAN, STUFFING

Black And White Stuffing

BLACK AND WHITE STUFFING

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!

Serves 9-12

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Posted in CHOWDER, SOUPS

QUINOA VEG CLAM & OYSTER CHOWDER

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QUINOA VEG CLAM & OYSTER CHOWDER

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!

Makes 9-1/4 cups

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Posted in AFC GOAT, MAINS, MY BEETS, SAUCES AND GRAVIES, SIDE DISHES, VEGETABLES

ROASTED BEET STEAKS – GOAT

ROASTED BEET STEAKS – GOAT

This is my Filet Mignon. Serve with mushroom gravy and your favorite mashed potatoes. Top the beet steaks with chopped sweet cherries and serve red beet horseradish as a side condiment. Perfect!

Serves 4

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Posted in MAINS, STUFFING

BAKED STUFFED MADEIRA MUSHROOMS

BAKED STUFFED MADEIRA MUSHROOMS

Mushroom, Madeira wine, celery, onion, garlic, rosemary bread stuffing. Heaped into steamed mushroom caps and baked till piping hot!

Serves 4-6

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Posted in KNIFE & FORK, TOAST

THOSE BLOODY MUSHROOMS

THOSE BLOODY MUSHROOMS

Wow. Over the top. How about we try over potato bread toast with these ‘shrooms instead of always pasta? Ready, get set, go!

Makes 4 cups

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Posted in MY SPINACH & GREENS, SOUPS, VEGGIE

MY IMMUNE BOOSTER SOUP

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MY IMMUNE BOOSTER SOUP

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!

Makes 8 cups

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Posted in ENGLISH MUFFIN, MY SPINACH & GREENS, SOUPS, VEGGIE

ONION MUSHROOM WINE SOUP

ONION MUSHROOM WINE SOUP

Caramelized onion, sauteed mushroom and celery with potato simmered in a mushroom, tomato, red wine broth with baby spinach! Toasted English muffin croutons texture like dumplings!

Makes 18 cups

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Posted in CREAMY DRESSINGS, SALAD DRESSINGS

NEARLY RAW MUSHROOM-ONION SALAD DRESSING

NEARLY RAW MUSHROOM-ONION SALAD DRESSING

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!

Makes 2-1/2 cups

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Posted in 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 no electricity, I made this beautiful salad instead, thus the name!

Makes 4-6 main dish servings

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Posted in MAINS, STUFFING

MUSHROOM BREAD STUFFING

MUSHROOM BREAD STUFFING

A mushroom and sweet onion bread stuffing flavored with white wine!

Serves 8

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Posted in MY CHILI, SOUPS

EGGPLANT AND MUSHROOM CHILI

EGGPLANT AND MUSHROOM CHILI

Italian and Mexican flavors combine in a gourmet style fine dining chili experience!

Makes 12 cups

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Posted in SIDE DISHES

SHARON LEE’S STEWED TOMATOES

SHARON LEE’S STEWED TOMATOES

Sauteed fresh mushrooms and fresh tomatoes stewed in an aromatic broth of red wine, garlic and cilantro!

Serves 4-5

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Posted in MY SAUTES & STIR FRYS, SIDE DISHES

SAUTEED ASPARAGUS

SAUTEED ASPARAGUS

Fresh steamed asparagus sauteed with fresh mushroom, then tossed with fresh tomato and a splash of lemon. A simple and delicious way to serve asparagus as a side dish!

Serves 2

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Posted in MAINS, MY FRENCH, POTATOES

SCALLOPED POTATOES WITH MUSHROOM

SCALLOPED POTATOES WITH MUSHROOM

Thinly sliced baker potatoes baked in a mushroom and sweet onion non-dairy cream sauce. Seasoned with thyme. A beautifully textured and flavored scalloped potato dish!

Serves 6

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Posted in APPETIZERS, BITES, HAPPY NEW YEAR, MAINS, MY ITALIAN, STUFFING

WALNUT BAKED STUFFED MUSHROOMS

WALNUT BAKED STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Italian-style. Potent, rich and satisfying. Great as an appetizer, hot or cold, or as a main dish with marinara sauce and salad!

Makes 19 stuffed mushrooms plus 6 small meatballs

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Posted in AFC CHEESE PRODUCTS, AFC GOAT, CASSEROLES, MAINS, MY ITALIAN, PASTA, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

SHARON’S BAKED ZITI

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SHARON’S BAKED ZITI

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)

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Posted in MAINS, MY ITALIAN, PASTA, TOFU

CREAMY BASIL PESTO

CREAMY BASIL PESTO

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!

Makes 6-8 servings

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Posted in MAINS, MY SAUTES & STIR FRYS, PASTA, VEGETABLES

AUTUMN SKILLET

AUTUMN SKILLET

Sauteed sweet onion, cabbage and mushroom simmered in an apple, tomato, ginger sauce. Served over pasta ribbons. Different, surprising, delicious!

Makes 10 cups

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