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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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 8 oz. container Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese 2 T. creamy dijon mustard 1/4 t. pink Himalayan salt 1/4 c. light brown sugar 1/2 pt. … Continue reading Blueberry Walnut Russian Toast

Cherry Coleslaw Chop

CHERRY COLESLAW CHOP I like coleslaw with just about everything. This year I veered from the traditional and did a chop! Nice! Easy! Just don't over process; you'll end up with a drink instead! Enjoy yourself either way! Steve says this tastes and textures like a fine grind chicken salad. He's right; it does!  Makes … Continue reading Cherry Coleslaw Chop

Apple Rum Walnut Raisin Pie – with spaetzle top crust

APPLE RUM WALNUT RAISIN PIE - with spaetzle top crust Apple, rum, walnut, raisin filling baked in a sweet yellow pea dough infused with rum, topped with a spaetzle-type crust. Not your run of the mill apple pie! Serves 6 Preheat oven to 400 degrees 6-7 lg. red apples, peeled, cut into quarters from top … Continue reading Apple Rum Walnut Raisin Pie – with spaetzle top crust

Apple Crumble Crust Pie

APPLE CRUMBLE CRUST PIE A bottomless apple-crusted pie topped with a walnut, brown sugar and saffron crumble. Baked till bubbly and crisp, then drizzled with a cinnamon citric glaze, and finished with a sugar dusting! Makes 19 inch pie - serves 6-8 Preheat oven to 375 degrees Pie filling: 7 red apples, peeled, cut in … Continue reading Apple Crumble Crust Pie

Asian-Style Celebration Roast

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ASIAN-STYLE CELEBRATION ROAST

Field Roast Celebration Roast studded with cloves, marinated overnight, then baked with carrots and walnuts in an Asian Coconut Apricot Gravy!

Serves 4-6

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Saffron Pesto Rotini

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SAFFRON PESTO ROTINI 5

SAFFRON PESTO ROTINI

This is just one of the uses for SAFFRON WALNUT PESTO:

Sauteed celery, red pepper and onion mixed with cooked tri-color rotini pasta, then tossed with Saffron Walnut Pesto that was heated till bubbly with a can of Bush’s Vegetarian Baked Beans! All the more creamy with the beans! You won’t believe how flavorful and textural this dish becomes! Tossed with fresh cut grape tomatoes and topped with a fresh combo of chopped mint, basil and sage!

Makes 9 cups

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Saffron Walnut Pesto

SAFFRON WALNUT PESTO Made with fresh basil and mint, garlic and mustard, Almond Breeze AlmondMilk, Daiya Pepperjack Style Shredded vegan Cheese and extra virgin olive oil. A powerfully expressed avant-guarde version of pesto! Makes 4-1/2 cups 3/4 oz. fresh mint leaves (about 30 leaves) 3/4 oz. fresh basil leaves (about 30 leaves) 1 c. walnut … Continue reading Saffron Walnut Pesto

TOMATO NUT HUMMUS

TOMATO NUT HUMMUS A wonderful hummus. Yes, a tomato nut hummus. I make the rules in my kitchen. No beans in this dip. This is the most unfamiliar tasting recipe. The only things familiar are the flatbread and the fact that it's a dip. Flavors, textures all new! Except that you won't miss the lamb that generally accompanies … Continue reading TOMATO NUT HUMMUS

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 Preheat oven to 375 degrees 1-1/2 lbs. large stuffing mushrooms (14 - 17) - wash to thoroughly remove all dirt, cut off a slice from the stem and discard, now … Continue reading BAKED STUFFED MADEIRA MUSHROOMS

AFC SESAME PRUNE SAUCE ©

AFC SESAME PRUNE SAUCE © Melt in your mouth delicious - cold or hot! Unique, intriguing, mysterious! Makes 4-1/2 cups 14 oz. can Roland's Classic Coconut Milk (high fat content is why we use Roland's - thick is what we want), at room temperature 1 c. shelled walnuts 1 t. sea salt 12.3 oz. Silken … Continue reading AFC SESAME PRUNE SAUCE ©

TOMATO WALNUT TAPENADE

TOMATO WALNUT TAPENADE Sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts and Kalamata olives are the center of this tomato based tapenade. Rich. Smooth but textured. Potent and subtle at the same time.  A great tapenade for home entertainment or restaurant appetizer! Makes 4-1/2 cups 4 oz. pkg. sun-dried tomatoes, cover in bowl with hot water till soft, drain well reserving … Continue reading TOMATO WALNUT TAPENADE

ROASTED BEET SALAD

3 NUT SAUCE Cashews, walnuts and almonds processed with coconut milk, extra virgin olive and Champagne and Balsamic vinegars with smoky paprika, garlic, cinnamon and rosemary. Cooked, then blended till creamy. Serve hot over root vegetables as main dish or use cold as a salad dressing! Makes 3-1/2 cups 1 c. cashew pieces 1/2 c. … Continue reading ROASTED BEET SALAD

MAPLE WALNUT SALAD DRESSING

MAPLE WALNUT SALAD DRESSING Walnuts, extra virgin olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, curry and mustard blended till creamy. Soy bacon bits added for bacon flavor. Heat from the curry and mustard create an unexpected flavor punch! Makes 1-2/3 cups 1/2 c. shelled walnuts 1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil 1/2 c. Balsamic vinegar 1 … Continue reading MAPLE WALNUT SALAD DRESSING

3 NUT SAUCE

3 NUT SAUCE Cashews, walnuts and almonds processed with coconut milk, extra virgin olive and Champagne and Balsamic vinegars with smoky paprika, garlic, cinnamon and rosemary. Cooked, then blended till creamy. Serve hot over root vegetables as main dish or use cold as a salad dressing! Makes 3-1/2 cups 1 c. cashew pieces 1/2 c. … Continue reading 3 NUT SAUCE

GREEK OLIVE WALNUT PESTO

GREEK OLIVE WALNUT PESTO  A Kalamata olive and walnut pesto with fresh basil, garlic, coriander, allspice and apple cider!  Makes 3-2/3 cups   1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil juice of 1 lemon, strained 1 c. walnut halves 4 c. lightly packed fresh basil leaves, finely chopped 1/2 c. apple cider 5 fresh garlic cloves, … Continue reading GREEK OLIVE WALNUT PESTO

GREEK OLIVE PESTO PENNE

GREEK OLIVE PESTO PENNE A Kalamata olive and walnut pesto with fresh basil, garlic, coriander, allspice and apple cider. Tossed with whole grain penne pasta, sauteed mushrooms and kale. Topped with marinated tomatoes. Rich in flavors and texture! I can't stop eating it! Even tastes good at room temperature or cold the next day! Serves … Continue reading GREEK OLIVE PESTO PENNE

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 12 oz. pkg. GRILLED CHICKEN-FREE … Continue reading APPLE WALNUT CHICKEN-FREE SALAD SANDWICH

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 1 c. creamy peanut butter 1/3 c. plus 1/4 c. Hunt's Original Barbecue Sauce (is gluten-free in the USA) 1 t. liquid smoke 1/2 c. walnut halves; place in paper bag, seal, lay … Continue reading BARBECUE WALNUT PEANUT BUTTER

Roasted Beets and Greens in Creamy Mustard-Mincemeat Sauce

ROASTED BEETS AND GREENS IN CREAMY MUSTARD-MINCEMEAT SAUCE Oven-roasted beets combined with fresh cooked collard greens and spinach along with caramelized onion and walnuts. Served in a casserole dish smothered in a rich sweet and sour mustard, mincemeat, garlic, rosemary and red grape cream sauce! Serves 6 Preheat oven to 375 degrees Roasted beets. Make … Continue reading Roasted Beets and Greens in Creamy Mustard-Mincemeat Sauce

SHARON’S WILTED SPINACH SALAD

SHARON'S WILTED SPINACH SALAD Fresh spinach and walnut pieces dressed with a warm sweet and sour soy bacon, Kalamata olive, garlic, roasted pepper, Balsamic and Dijon mustard dressing! Salad Serves 4-6; Dressing makes 2 cups  1 pkg. fresh, crinkly spinach, washed, crisped, dried and torn into bite-sized pieces 1/3 c. walnut pieces, coarsely crushed, not … Continue reading SHARON’S WILTED SPINACH SALAD

SERRANO CHILI NUT SPREAD

SERRANO CHILI NUT SPREAD Walnuts, cashews and smoked almonds processed with pickled Serrano chilies, cracked pepper and extra virgin olive oil to produce a creamy whipped sensation! Makes 3 cups 8.5 oz. can whole cashew; I used Nice! Brand 1 c. Diamond Smokehouse Almonds (is gluten-free) 5 oz. pkg. walnut halves ½ c. water 1 … Continue reading SERRANO CHILI NUT SPREAD

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 Preheat oven to 350 degrees Stuffing: 4 c. fresh frozen bread crumbs (made from French baguette); I freeze the bread, then … Continue reading WALNUT BAKED STUFFED MUSHROOMS

WALNUT MAPLE COOKIES

WALNUT MAPLE COOKIES A perfect cookie for fancy or casual occasions. Light, mild, satisfying and somewhat addicting. Eat alone or as accompaniment to coffee, tea or your favorite soy ice-cream! Makes approx. 8-1/2 dozen Preheat oven to 375 degrees 16 oz. walnut halves; process in food processor till mealy, push down insides of container with … Continue reading WALNUT MAPLE COOKIES