SKIPPY PEANUT BUTTER

When I was a kid, my mother always bought Skippy brand. Skippy was the ‘IT’ peanut butter back then. She also read Prevention Magazine and consumerism reports, which made her switch to Jif – for whatever reason. I hadn’t had Skippy peanut butter in decades till a few days ago, and it tasted more likeContinue reading “SKIPPY PEANUT BUTTER”

ALMOND DREAM NON-DAIRY YOGURT – LOW FAT

If I were cutting back on my fat consumption, yogurt wouldn’t even come to mind. Yet, I can never eat just one of these containers at a time, so maybe the low fat isn’t a bad idea. Basically, I like all the animal-free yogurts I try. Each is a little different in flavor, texture andContinue reading “ALMOND DREAM NON-DAIRY YOGURT – LOW FAT”

STONYFIELD O’SOY SOY YOGURT

A couple of years ago Steve brought this yogurt home. I read the label and it had milk on it. I was disappointed because a lot of vegan Facebook friends recommended it. I even took a picture of it and posted it on Facebook. Well, Steve brought it home again a few days ago. IContinue reading “STONYFIELD O’SOY SOY YOGURT”

FAR EAST HOT-CHINESE MUSTARD

I fully expected this mustard to taste and texture like the hot mustard I get at a Chinese restaurant. Not so. It has vinegar in it, which tones down the heat a little, and is considerably thicker. I like it as a variant of the traditional Chinese mustard, and have used it as a condimentContinue reading “FAR EAST HOT-CHINESE MUSTARD”

GRANDMOTHER’S FIG PASTRY FILLING

Now this was a surprise to me. I bought it to make fig cookies, but instead ending up smearing it on toast, any time of day or night – with or without a nut butter. I look forward to trying it on black Russian bread – one of my favorites. I’ll get to the cookiesContinue reading “GRANDMOTHER’S FIG PASTRY FILLING”

SO DELICIOUS CULTURED COCONUT MILK – PASSIONATE MANGO

Yogurt and fruit mixed. Thin, but then sometimes I like my dessert puddings thin too, so I enjoyed. I still don’t know why all yogurt makers fill the cups about one half inch from the top. Every time I open one it looks like somebody has already taken a couple spoonfuls!

Baby Mushroom Linguini Bolognaise

BABY MUSHROOM LINGUINI BOLOGNAISE Baby Portobello mushrooms and baby shitake mushrooms in a tomato sauce made from Dei Fratelli Tomatoes, seasoned with fennel, basil and garlic. Served over linguini pasta with a side of  broiled French baguette with extra virgin olive oil and garlic! Serves 6 with enough sauce leftover for another small meal

POTATO PIEROGI BENEDICT

POTATO PIEROGI BENEDICT The JJ Wilk Potato and Onion acts like the egg in this special version of ‘eggs’ Benedict. English muffin layered with roasted pepper, creamy fresh steamed spinach, potato pierogi and lemon tarragon Egg-Free Hollandaise Sauce!  Serves 4

CRANBERRY BLACK BEAN SALSA

CRANBERRY BLACK BEAN SALSA Our Family Whole Cranberry Sauce, Goya Black Beans and Wilson Produce Sweet Mini Peppers combined with Tostitos Chunky Salsa, fresh cilantro and lemon. Served with UTZ White Corn Tortilla Chips. Wow! My new favorite salsa! Makes 4 cups

24 CARROT GOLD

24 CARROT GOLD Steamed baby carrots sauteed till charred. Briefly cooked in a glaze made from Goya Cream Of Coconut and fresh squeezed lime. Topped with toasted coconut! Ever have juicy carrots? These are them! Best carrots we ever had! Serves 4-6 

MUSHROOM AND BREAD PATE

MUSHROOM AND BREAD PATE A unique way of making, presenting and enjoying mushroom pate! By adding fresh Italian breadcrumbs to the mix, the glutenous nature of the bread, when left to set in the refrigerator overnight creates a pate you can slice with no detraction from the pate or its mushroom flavor accentuated by Minor’sContinue reading “MUSHROOM AND BREAD PATE”

COCONUT ORANGE CREME CHOCOLATE CAKE

COCONUT ORANGE CREME CHOCOLATE CAKE Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream and Roland Cold-Pressed Pumpkin Seed Oil create a perfect texture in this chocolate cake. The  finely ground cocoa beans is an added bonus! Filled and iced with coconut orange creme! Serves 12 or more

Cocktail Sandwiches

 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 Rubschlager Rye Cocktail Bread, cut into triangles! Makes  a little more than 1-½ cups spread, enough for 1 sleeve of cocktail bread

CRANBERRY STUFFING POTATO CASSEROLE

CRANBERRY STUFFING POTATO CASSEROLE Cranberry bread stuffing made from fresh, partially dried bread, GFS Vegetable Base, sage and jellied cranberry sauce. Topped with instant mashed potatoes with ground pepper and nutmeg. Baked till piping hot. A simply made, but delicious casserole that’s good to serve year round! Serves 6