IMPOSSIBLE SAUSAGE IS HERE AND I TRIED IT

REVIEW: IMPOSSIBLE SAUSAGE – 14 oz. tube – new to us – cooks like Impossible Beef – starts out soft, ends up hard – textures less fatty though. Firms up as you cook it. Sausage flavors are subtle, maybe too subtle when compared to other plant meats, especially Light Life Gimme Lean. Due to the neutralContinue reading “IMPOSSIBLE SAUSAGE IS HERE AND I TRIED IT”

CRISPY ONION SANDWICH

CRISPY ONION SANDWICH Make any veggie sandwich extraordinary with CRISPY FRIED ONIONS by French’s, Veggie Bacon by Yves and Blue Cheeze Dressing by daiya! Make sure the bread is fresh (lightly toasted if you like), the lettuce is crisp and the tomatoes ripe! You hit the Trifecta! Makes 1, or as many as you want

My Favorite Creamy Dressings

DAIYA DOES IT ALL. Pick a dressing any dressing! They’re all superb! My go-to dressing is DAIYA BLUE CHEEZE! So many uses. Not just for salads: greens, coleslaw, potato, pasta/macaroni, veggie. 1- In many fat-free dishes all it takes is a Tablespoon of daiya Blue Cheeze drizzle over the top to pop it. 2- UseContinue reading “My Favorite Creamy Dressings”

Buffalo Soy Delight Chicken Nuggets

Soy Delight had a few starts and stops during the pandemic, but they always seemed to make good on their promise that more is coming, because it always did.

Fried Cauliflower WHOLE FOODS

Steve was in that part of town today, so stopped in to have a look around at WHOLE FOODS. CAME HOME WITH LOTS OF GOODIES. A Mother’s Day gift early, since he’s going in for hip replacement surgery the morning after, so he’ll be doing prep work from now until then. One item was fromContinue reading “Fried Cauliflower WHOLE FOODS”

Animal-Free Sour Bleu Cream

ANIMAL-FREE SOUR BLEU CREAM  Looking for an easy dipping sauce for all kinds of chips and veggies? Looking for a sparkle in your coleslaw? Add a tangy element to your baked or mashed potatoes, or mix with cooked cut green beans for a side dish! I like this on a hot dog, burger, you nameContinue reading “Animal-Free Sour Bleu Cream”

Fruit And Nut Crumble

FRUIT AND NUT CRUMBLE You’ll find lots of uses for this fruit and nut crumble over the holidays and through the year. It’s a nutrient dense addition to just about any dish. Another great topper to enhance soup, salad, sandwich, hot cereal or toss with pasta, top the rice or gravy, or mix into your animal-freeContinue reading “Fruit And Nut Crumble”

HIGH PEAKS PLANT-BASED SAUSAGE SUBS

HIGH PEAKS PLANT-BASED SAUSAGE SUBS Wow. A sausage made from porcini mushrooms that actually tastes like mushrooms! Put it on a fluffy bun smeared with an Italian Ketchup Mustard Cream, top it with sauteed mushrooms and onion with garlic and you have a parade in your honor! Wave to your admirers! Makes 5

Blue Cheese Cocktail Sauce – GOAT

BLUE CHEESE COCKTAIL SAUCE – GOAT My new favorite condiment sauce! I could eat this sauce plain and not complain where the rest of the food went! Impress all your guests! A must Animal-Free experience! Makes 3/4 cup

AFC Smoked Veggie Ricotta

AFC SMOKED VEGGIE RICOTTA Ricotta turned a leaf and showed a new face. Smoky, veggie, creamy, cheezy flavors and textures meant to directly impact your palate! Use as a cracker and toast-bite spread or as a filling in pasta dishes!  Makes 3-1/2 cups

Daiya Blue Cheeze Dressing Salad

What a surprise this blue cheeze dressing made by daiya turned out to be. Surely a blessing for the cows and goats who suffer under conditions of forced laborious enslavement manhandled everyday, impregnated once a year, just so humans could make cheese from their milk. A delicacy, hardly a necessity. No, they do not willinglyContinue reading “Daiya Blue Cheeze Dressing Salad”

Cheezy Parsley Pecan Rice

CHEEZY PARSLEY PECAN RICE The melted cheese binds the rice making a textural statement that’s reminiscent of chewing on a fatty, juicy piece of meat. The flavors are right where they’re supposed to be! Makes 8 cups

Lawsuit claims Burger King’s Impossible Whoppers are contaminated by meat

CNAP RESPONSE: Burger King’s claim that The Impossible Whopper is 100% Whopper and 0% beef is not true. It can’t be both. A 100% beef whopper is not 100% Impossible Whopper. A Whopper is defined as containing 100% animal product, namely beef. In addition, nobody calls a Whopper, a Whopper Sandwich. I’ve never heard it, exceptContinue reading “Lawsuit claims Burger King’s Impossible Whoppers are contaminated by meat”

Broiled Cheese Cracker Canapes

BROILED CHEESE CRACKER CANAPES When you want something easy but spectacular to serve your guests, give these cracker canapes a try! Soft, melty tangy bites with a perfect cracker crunch! Makes about 30 cracker canapes

Imperial Chicken Salad – delight soy

IMPERIAL CHICKEN SALAD Not your run of the mill chicken salad! I know I said I wasn’t going to cook on Christmas day, after cooking holiday dishes for two weeks, but Steve bought Lilly Belle five pounds of vegan popcorn nuggets for Christmas and I just had to make a chicken salad out of aContinue reading “Imperial Chicken Salad – delight soy”

Tofurkey Pepperjack Melt

TOFURKEY PEPPERJACK MELT Restaurant Ready! Go for it! Now there’s a prefect sandwich melt without grilling the bread. Who would have thought to melt the meat and cheese separately? Me!! And it worked! Makes 1 sandwich

Dairy-Free Yogurts I Don’t Like

Go back to the drawing board. Why is it that when somebody gets into the dairy replacement manufacturing business, they have to do it all? Do you really think that cheese makers or milk sellers around the globe take that kitchen sink approach to products they intend to sell? No. They don’t. How many dairiesContinue reading “Dairy-Free Yogurts I Don’t Like”

Saffron Pesto Rotini

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 believeContinue reading “Saffron Pesto Rotini”

SHARON’S MANICOTTI

SHARON’S MANICOTTI This has been a long time in the planning and waiting stages – mainly to get the filling right absent any animal products. It’s a success I waited three decades to achieve. Makes 11 stuffed pasta and 5-1/4 cups sauce

DAIYA PROVOLONE STYLE SLICES

Daiya’s dairy free Provolone is soft-textured, melts easily and has a strong cheese flavor that Steve said tasted just like provolone to him. I thought is was a little too yeasty and not salty enough for provolone, but I’d certainly buy and use it again. Next time, I’d add other ingredients to the sandwich meltContinue reading “DAIYA PROVOLONE STYLE SLICES”

PREMELTED VEGGIE CHEESE

PREMELTED VEGGIE CHEESE Ever have a problem getting your veggie cheese to melt in a grilled cheese sandwich without burning the bread – and even then many times it doesn’t melt throughout? I solved the problem by forming Daiya Veggie Mozzarella Shreds, carrot juice, prepared yellow mustard and Mancini Fried Peppers with Onion into aContinue reading “PREMELTED VEGGIE CHEESE”

CREAMED SAUERKRAUT AND PEPPERS

CREAMED SAUERKRAUT AND PEPPERS Sauerkraut combined with Mancini Sweet Red Roasted Peppers, Mancini Fried Peppers with Onion, garlic, fennel and Daiya Mozzarella Veggie Shreds, then cooked till creamy! A simple side dish vegetable for roasted root veggies. Can also be served over mashed or baked potatoes, or with veggie sausage! Makes 5-3/4 cups