Recipes2020-09-10T10:41:34-05:00

Tasty, Health-Promoting Plant-Based Recipes

We invite you to our recipes, all of which are designed to treat your palate as well as promote optimal health. Research overwhelmingly shows the more whole plant foods we eat, the better our bodies are equipped to fight disease. And that means helping, not just to prevent disease, but also to reverse so many of the diseases that threaten our health today. Even better, all of our recipes are oil-free which helps to make them even more heart-healthy.

Humus

Categories: Appetizers & snacks, Main dishes, Recipes, Salads & dressings, Sandwiches, Side dishes|

Humus Middle Eastern style mashed chickpeas salad. Use as a dip for bread or veggies. Also great as a sandwich spread. 1 can organic garbanzo beans2 cloves garlic (minced)¼ tsp salt (or to taste)lemon juice (½ lemon)⅓ cup tahini⅛ cup fresh parsley (minced fine)fresh ground black pepper (to taste)⅛ cup green onion (minced)cayenne pepper (optional) To process by hand: Put all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and mash with a potato masher. Mash and stir, adding water a tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is attained.To process in [...]

BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches with Cashew Cream Slaw

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BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches with Cashew Cream Slaw Whole food plant-based version of a BBQ pulled chicken sandwich with delicious creamy coleslaw. This one will even fool the carnivores in the house. 1 shallot (sliced)2 medium onions (sliced)3 cloves garlic (minced or smashed through a garlic press)½ bell pepper (chopped)4 cups jackfruit (fresh or canned)2 teaspoons salt1 teaspoon pepper1 teaspoon cumin1 teaspoon chili powder1 teaspoon paprika½ teaspoon cayenne pepper1 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire1 teaspoon liquid smoke2 cups vegetable stock¾ cup vegan bbq sauce (or to taste)2 Tbs rum (optional)6 vegan buns [...]

Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup

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Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup infused with a little sriracha kick. Topped with sweet cashew cream, more sriracha and freshly chopped green onions. Ready in as little as 20 minutes! 1 12- ounce block soft or firm silken tofu2 Tbsp. maple syrup1 28- ounce can Cento Crushed Tomatoes1 28- ounce can Cento San Marzano Peeled Tomatoes1 Tbsp. garlic powder2 tsp. Sriracha1 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika1 Tbsp. dried oregano2 tsp salt (or to taste)SWEET CASHEW CREAM1 cup raw cashews soaked for 15–20 minutes in warm water3/4 cup [...]

Tempeh Reuben Sandwich

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Tempeh Reuben Sandwich from Thug Kitchen Cook Book Vegan Reuben Sandwich using tempeh. Genius! 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari1/4 cup vegetable broth or water2 tablespoons maple syrup1 tablespoon liquid smoke1 tablespoon lemon juice1 tablespoon tomato paste2 cloves garlic (thickly sliced- I DO NOT add any oil that is in this recipe)Take a brick of plain tempeh sliced into 1/4 inch slices. Take a brick of plain tempeh and slice into 1/4 inch slices.Saute in fry pan with Smoke Maple Marinade, flipping tempeh to brown on both sides. It [...]

Brown Rice Butternut Squash Risotto with Sage Leaves

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Brown Rice Butternut Squash Risotto with Sage Leaves Creamy, savory and delightful brown rice risotto. Adapted from Cookie and Kate 1 small yellow onion (medium dice)1 medium shallot (small dice)2 cloves garlic (pressed or minced)4 cups vegetable broth1 cup water1½ cups brown arborio, or short grain rice1 small butternut squash (peeled, seeded, large dice (½ inch cubes))½ cup dry white wine or dry sherry ((optional))½ tsp salt ((optional and to taste))black pepper ((to taste))red pepper flakes, ground chipotles, or chili piquin ((optional and to taste))1½ Tbsp nutritional yeast ((to [...]

Black Bean Chocolate Shake

Categories: Breakfast, Non-dairy milk & cheese, Recipes, Soups & smoothies|

BLACK BEAN CHOCOLATE SHAKE 1 Large Frozen Banana (peeled and broken into chunks)1 Cup Black Beans1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder1 Cup Greens (kale, spinach, romaine, whatever you have; more can’t hurt)2 or more Medjool Dates (add up to 4 for more sweetness if you like)1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract1 to 2 Cups Plant Milk [less makes it thicker] (Your preference unsweetened vanillla or plain)2 Cups of Ice Cubes - Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Process till thoroughly pureed to liquid shake consistency.- Add more dates, maple syrup or honey, [...]

Elderberry Syrup Basic Recipe

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Elderberry Syrup Basic Recipe Recipe for delicious elderberry syrup. Can be used for immune support. 2 cups Dried elderberries4 cups Filtered water1 cup Raw honey (Do not give to children under 1 year of age ) Combine water, and berries in a non-reactive pot. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil.Reduce heat and allow to simmer 30 to 40 minutes.Remove from heat and let steep 1 hour.Strain berries using a large bowl overlaid with doubled cheesecloth or undyed nutmilk bag and squeeze out liquid (careful, the liquid will likely still be hot!). Discard [...]

Orange Ginger Elderberry Syrup

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Orange Ginger Elderberry Syrup Recipe for delicious elderberry syrup. Can be used for immune support. 2 cups Dried elderberries4 cups Filtered water1 whole Cinnamon stick1 1-inch knob Ginger (fresh or frozen)1/4 cup Orange juice (fresh squeezed preferred)1 cup Raw honey (Do not give to children under 1 year of age )3-6 drops Essential oil of tangerine (optional)1 Tbs Reishi mushroom powder2 tsp Astragalus Root powder Combine water, berries, cinnamon stick, and ginger in a non-reactive pot. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil.Reduce [...]

No Cook Imitation Brownie Balls

Categories: Appetizers & snacks, Recipes, Sweets|

No Cook Imitation Brownie Balls Faster that you can make a run to the store to pick up a decadent treat, you can throw this delicious treat together, chill it, and prepare to dazzle friends and family! All this plus it comes with a "no guilt" guarantee. Look at the ingredients! Whole food plant-based without added oils or processed sugars. Enjoy No Cook Imitation Brownie Balls Tastes like brownies but contains no flour, butter, added sugar or oil 1+1/2 cups Raw Walnuts1 cup Pitted Dates1/4 cup [...]

Creamy Mushroom Bisque

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Creamy Mushroom Bisque From Dr Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes.A food processor turns this soup into a rich, creamy treat with a delightful mushroom flavor 1 ea onion, small (finely chopped)12 oz mushrooms (sliced)2/3 cup old fashioned oats1/2 tsp thyme, dried1 ea bay leaf5 cups mushroom broth, low sodium2 tbsp dry sherry2 tsp soy sauce, reduced sodium (or tamari)to taste blend of cashews & nutritional yeastto taste black pepper Steam-fry onion in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat until soft, but on browned, adding very small amounts [...]

Plant-based Substitutions That Keep Your Holidays Sweet

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Plant-based Substitutions That Keep Your Holidays Sweet My childhood holidays are filled of sweet memories. My mother, Bunny, made sure we were indulged in every way. Bunny was an only child of Irish descent who grew up in a Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn. Born to parents of the Greatest Generation who never forgot the lessons of the Great Wall Street Crash. My mother’s father, who we called Poppy, worked on Wallstreet in 1929 and witnessed the devastation firsthand. Because of this, my grandparents never invested their money in markets [...]

Coconut Red Lentil Curry

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Coconut Red Lentil Curry Warming and hearty red lentils, ginger and spices make this vegan, oil-free, gluten-free dish a family favorite. 1 large Yellow onion rough chopped1 large leek all the white and as much green parts as possible2 whole cinnamon sticks6-8 whole clove1 14-15 oz can diced fire roasted tomatoes1 2 inch long knob of fresh ginger skin removed (minced)4-5 cloves fresh garlic minced1 or more Tbs good quality curry powder2- tsp salt1 whole (uncut serrano pepper blackened in a cast iron skillet)4 cups vegetable broth1 pound dried [...]

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