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There’s a Veg*n In Every Family

 The shortened word Veg*n stands for either Vegetarian or Vegan


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 THERE’S A VEG*N IN EVERY FAMILY!

Rejoice when a family member or friend shows the courage to come out of the Veg*n closet, that society through its conformance to tradition and prejudice tries to keep them in. Be proud of your family member or friend. Choose not to participate in family and peer pressure that shames or ridicules or makes them feel unloved for expressing their views against prejudice, discrimination, enslavement, torture and slaughter, through their actions of living more compassionately by refusing to exploit non-human animals for food, clothing, experimentation, sport and entertainment.

Tell them you support their decision to follow their conscience, that it’s a sign of strength of character to live the life one believes is right. Ask them questions without allowing the conversation to escalate into an argument.

Since an estimated 150 billion animals are slaughtered every year by the meat, dairy and egg industries, around the world for our plate, not including marine life, and the billions of others enslaved, tortured and slaughtered for other purposes, the most common first step when somebody wakes up to the reality of the holocaust against the animals is changing the food configuration on that plate.

Ever notice how everything we do centers around food? Everything. Family gatherings, going out to eat, going to the movies, to the mall, on vacation, weddings, showers, parties, picnics, every holiday, ball games, sitting around watching T.V., even business meetings. The food is always at the center; it’s what’s on people’s minds. So, of course the first step in helping the animals is looking at how many of them we consume and how often.

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A father once yelled at me, “my wife doesn’t know what to feed my daughter!” She had recently become a vegan. The daughter should have had a conversation and told them what she could eat and not eat, which might have prevented this father’s panic, so some of that’s on her.

A vegetarian or vegan can’t expect the mother and father to do the research. Be that as it may, that’s why I’m here. I’ve already engineered the recipes I know people will like. And these days it’s so much easier with soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, soy sour and cream cheeses, veggie cheese singles, soy ice-cream, soy mayo, veggie margarine, veggie meats of every kind that can be found in mainstream markets.

However, let me be clear, one does not need soy, veggie nor grain products specifically designed to mimic meat, dairy and eggs. You can be as just as healthy without them. For years I didn’t eat tofu or any other meat or dairy-mimicking product. But the products these days really do taste good, and since they’re not hurting anyone, then why not on occasion enjoy them? Sure they’re more expensive than their animal counterpart, but that’s because they’re relatively new and the market for them hasn’t soared yet. It will. In the meanwhile, you don’t have to have three glasses of alternative milk every day, or a veggie meat with every meal, as is recommended with actual animal products.

Stop worrying if they’ll get enough protein. There’s protein in all plants. The same goes for calcium. Many foods are fortified with it anyway. You don’t have to combine beans and rice in the same meal either. That’s old school thinking. You don’t have to eat animals to get vitamin B-12. Lots of animal-eaters are vitamin B-12 deficient. If you’re concerned, then take a supplement, just like animal-eaters do.

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That same father yelled even louder in exasperation, “my wife doesn’t have time to cook something different for everybody in the family!!”

All the recipes I create are designed for everybody in the family to enjoy, using ingredients that ‘mainstream’ families already know and like. Look at the recipes and you’ll see how familiar they really do sound. Try a few. If you still want the baked chicken or roast, then have it along with an animal-free dish. Even if the whole family eats meat, every meal should have an animal-free component.  That doesn’t mean broccoli with butter. If it’s only broccoli, then put animal-free margarine or oil on it, and serve enough so that the vegetarian/vegan can make it a main dish if need be. Spruce it up with fresh tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms and onions. Both broccoli and mushrooms are high in protein.

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I actually find it odd that the father yelling about his wife not being able to do this or that, wouldn’t have dared even broach the subject, had his daughter been a diabetic and the Mom had to provide diabetic meals for their daughter. Yeah, they would have done the research and talked to other people to get ideas and share stories about adjustment. So, just as some of the problem lied with the vegan daughter not communicating, it also lied with the parents being resistant, because they didn’t support veganisn – not in their daughter anyway.

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Please note, that although I use familiar products, that doesn’t prevent me from trying new food items when they come out on the market. I am continually trying new foods. Just today I went to the grocery store and saw these tiny little round potatoes that looked like big marbles in the produce section. Perfectly formed and all the same size. I just had to have them. The only question was do I buy the red, the Yukon gold or the regular? Now I’m thinking about the recipe I’ll make with them.

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Your family member or friend may be veg*n for moral reasons, but they also benefit health-wise by following an animal-free diet, which means the more animal-free meals you consume, the greater health benefit to you too.

Sure, on the nightly news we all hear about certain individuals who smoked, drank and ate a lamb every day of their lives and lived to be a hundred. That’s rare, very rare. I wouldn’t bet on those odds, and neither should you. Besides, the point many vegetarians and vegans are making is that even if they could live to be two hundred years old if they ate a side of beef every day, they wouldn’t, since they’d be depriving another creature of their right to live their life. However, it doesn’t matter why someone becomes veg*n. When they do, it’s up to those around them to accept it. All I know is that it’s the right track to be on no matter what your reason.

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Even in the bible, somewhere I read years ago, God told some guy to leave the vegetarians alone. So vegetarianism is by no means new. It’s very, very old. Everybody innately knows what it’s all about; anyone who has ever eaten a fruit or a vegetable or a nut, knows. So just go with it. It’s not hurting you, nor anybody else. It’s harmless. But it’s also helpful – to the health of the individual, the group, the planet, and especially to those procreated for the purpose of enslavement, torture and slaughter.

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Tell your vegetarianites, veganites or animal-freers that they’ll have to help with the food preparation in the family. No one expects the entire family to change for one person, but the entire family (or friends) can be respectful. Give him or her one night a week where they make dinner for everybody else, keeping within the family food budget of course. A word of advice: Don’t pick apart the meal, commenting on every little morsel as if you’re dissecting it. You don’t do that when Mom cooks an animal for supper, or when Dad burns the barbecue, so don’t do it when there’s no animal on the table.

Everybody loves sandwiches, so why not start there? Check out Chef’s Animal-Free Sandwich Index. And while you’re there, check out all the other indexes. Each recipe is listed along with a menu description much like you’d see on a restaurant menu, with a link to the actual recipe one of the animal-free food sites.

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There’s nothing scary nor difficult about having a veg*an in the family or as a friend. It’s really all quite simple and can be a lot of fun if you want it to be. Just don’t make a big deal over any of it. It’s a perfectly natural way to be. Your family member, your friend, is normal in that regard.

What’s not normal is an animal eating another animal. It’s cannibalism, whether it’s your species or not. An animal is an animal, and humans are all members of the global animal race. It doesn’t matter at this point that humans have always done it, used by many as justification for continuing to do it. All that shows is that humans have been historically and traditionally deviant as displayed by their actions.

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That deviancy is not innate. That deviancy was learned. Your non-flesh eating family member or friend woke up to that fact and decided to follow their conscience and their real nature, rather than history and your animal-abusing traditions. Sorry to have to say this Mom and Pop, but you were wrong. If those animals you so willingly advocate killing for your plate, or for medical research to cure the diseases you get from cannibalizing other animals, or for clothing, glue and a myriad of other products you purchase, or for entertainment purposes, walked on two legs, spoke your language and carried guns, you wouldn’t be so quick to deem them inferior enough to exploit. That’s your prejudice. A prejudice that you glowingly hand down to your children.

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Yes, you are deviant. And yes, be happy that the deviancy can be cured, as evidenced by your family member or friend who is showing you that eating flesh is not genetically determined.

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* Click any sandwich picture to go directly to that recipe on CHEF DAVIES-TIGHT.

And, best wishes to you and yours in all your animal-free endeavors!

~ Chef Davies-Tight






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MY SUBS MY WAY

Italian Barbecue Sub Sandwiches

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Italian Barbecue Sub Sandwiches

Vegetarian Italian Grain Meat Sausage by Field Roast teamed with Guy Fieri Bourbon Brown Sugar barbecue sauce with excellent results! Served on a toasted sub roll with yellow mustard, ripe tomatoes and Follow Your Heart Vegan Bleu Cheese Salad Dressing.

This is a ‘how to get your husband out of bed on the Fourth of July after he worked all night’ sandwich!

Makes 5-6 small subs

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Christmas Sandwich

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CHRISTMAS SANDWICH

Some people don’t want a Christmas dinner, but still want something nice. How about a Christmas Sandwich? I made something special for you! If Delight Soy Vegan Chicken isn’t available near you, then use some other brand that you like. The Cilantro Date Cream works well on veggie burgers too! 

Makes 1

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Meatless Sausage and Matzo Pate

MEATLESS SAUSAGE AND MATZO PATE

A meaty flavored and textured animal-free pate. This pate served as fried sliders on Jewish rye cocktail bread with mustard, veg mayo and cilantro will have your guests singing at any holiday gathering! 

Makes 4 cups

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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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KNIFE & FORK GRAVY & GRAIN BURGER TOAST

KNIFE & FORK GRAVY & GRAIN BURGER TOAST

Pan-Fried Hand-Formed Field Roast Artisan Grain Burgers set atop toasted English muffin halves. Topped generously with Sweet Mini Pepper Gravy. Served open-faced with knife & fork! This is a made in heaven toast!

Makes as many as you want

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COCKTAIL HORS D’OEUVRE SANDWICHES

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 COCKTAIL HORS D’OEUVRE SANDWICHES

A quick, easy, delicious, satisfying hors d’oeuvre sandwich. Made with Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese, veggie salami, scallion and garlic. Spread on rye cocktail bread, cut into triangles!

Makes  a little more than 1-½ cups spread, enough for 1 sleeve of cocktail bread

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NUT BUTTERS SANDWICHES

PEANUT BUTTER, PRESERVES & WHIPPED ‘CREAM’ SANDWICH

PEANUT BUTTER PRESERVES & WHIPPED ‘CREAM’ SANDWICH

I was thinking fluffer nutter (a peanut butter & marshmallow fluff sandwich from when I was a kid). This is even better. So light and creamy. A real treat whether you’re low on funds or not!

Makes 1 sandwich

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SPICY CHIKIN’ PATTIES WITH SAUERKRAUT

SPICY CHIKIN’ PATTIES WITH SAUERKRAUT

Pan-fried Boca Spicy Chikin’ Patties served with sauteed sauerkraut on pumpernickel bread with a lemon mustard sauce! A perfect combination!

Makes 4

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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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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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THE FIELD ROAST FRANKFURTER

THE FIELD ROAST FRANKFURTER

Grilled Field Roast Frankfurter in a broiled bun, spread with sweet relish, then topped with mustard, chopped tomato and chopped onion!

Makes as many as you want!

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GRILLED PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH

GRILLED PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH

Creamy peanut butter, veggie ham, sauteed sweet onion and mustard on whole wheat bread, pan-grilled in oil and cracked pepper! The new grilled cheese sandwich! Walk on water delicious!

Makes as many as you want

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SANDWICHES SPREADS

APPLE WALNUT CHICKEN-FREE SALAD SANDWICH

 APPLE WALNUT CHICKEN-FREE  SALAD SANDWICH

Diced GRILLED CHICKEN-FREE STRIPS mixed with apple, walnuts, onions, rosemary and plant-based mayo with sweet relish. Just like the package says, “Looks, Feels, Tastes, & Acts Like Chicken – Without The Cluck”. The apple and walnut give it a great texture for sandwiches!

Makes about 4 cups

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PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY MOUSSE SPREAD

PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY MOUSSE SPREAD

It only takes two ingredients, when combined, to raise the status of P&J to classy!

Makes 2-1/2 cups

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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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SMOKED ALMOND BUTTER

SMOKED ALMOND BUTTER

Smoked almonds, raw almonds, almond milk, brown sugar. Easy, creamy, delicious!

Makes 4-1/2 cups

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SHARON’S ‘EGG’ MAC MUFFIN – GOAT

SHARON’S ‘EGG’ MAC MUFFIN – GOAT

Pan-fried Silken tofu egg layered with caramelized onion and fresh ripe tomato on a toasted English muffin spread with ketchup and Jalapeno mustard!

Makes 6 sandwiches

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PEANUT BUTTER AND PRESERVES TOFU SPREAD

PEANUT BUTTER AND PRESERVES TOFU SPREAD

Natural creamy peanut butter combined with Silken tofu and three preserves: apricot, black cherry and peach! Use as a spread on your favorite toasted breads and muffins. Simple but special is where we’re going with this. Fluffy, smooth, melt in your mouth!

Makes 3-3/4 cups

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GRILLED PEANUT BUTTER AND ROASTED PEPPER SANDWICH

GRILLED PEANUT BUTTER AND ROASTED PEPPER SANDWICH

Pan-fried in extra virgin olive oil and cracked pepper!  A great grill cheese sandwich alternative!

Makes 1 sandwich

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SMOKY DILL TOFU SPREAD

SMOKY DILL TOFU SPREAD

With onion and green pepper. Flavored with paprika, garlic, dill and Jalapeno mustard. Served on Pumpernickel rolls!

Makes 2-3/4 cups spread

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THE ULTIMATE POTATO CHIP SANDWICH

THE ULTIMATE POTATO CHIP SANDWICH

Yes, I’ve come a long way since the sweet pickle, potato chip and mayo and mustard sandwich late at night when there’s nothing else to eat! This ultimate version has wheels. Good any time, but there’s something about the dark that makes me want to make one!

Makes 1 sandwich

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SHARON’S CORDON BLEU SUBS

SHARON’S CORDON BLEU SUBS

Pan-fried soy chicken patties with cracked pepper. Layered with pan-fried soy ham slices and heated sweet red roasted peppers on a broiled soft sub roll spread with Dijon mustard and soft Animal-Free Butter!

Makes 2 subs

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THE HUNGRY MAN SANDWICH

THE HUNGRY MAN SANDWICH

Steve’s Triple-Decker with Yves deli ham, tomatoes and sweet red roasted peppers topped with mustard on Italiano bread. Spread with Homemade Animal-Free Butter!

Makes 1 sandwich

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FRIED ZUCCHINI SUBS

FRIED ZUCCHINI SUBS

Broiled foot long whole wheat subs spread with marinara sauce. Topped with pan-fried zucchini, fried marinated sun-dried tomatoes, escarole and sliced ripe tomatoes, sprinkled with smoked almond crumbs!

Makes 2 subs

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SOY SPAM SALAD SANDWICH SPREAD

 SOY SPAM SALAD SANDWICH SPREAD

There are a hundred different spreads you can make, but this one we keep going back to!

Makes approx. 5 cups spread