AFC CREAMY JASMINE PAELLA

AFC CREAMY JASMINE PAELLA RECIPE






Gardein Stuffed Turkey Plate

GARDEIN STUFFED TURKEY PLATE aka THANKSGIVING DINNER

With my trimmings of course! I already had the PECAN RAISIN RICE along with the FRUIT GRAVY to top the rice and the FRUIT AND NUT CRUMBLE to top it all off.

Oh, I had the BLUEBERRY TARRAGON SAUCE done and chilled (I could just as easily have substituted any cranberry sauce). So all I had to do was reheat the trimmings and then bake the Gardein Turkey, according to package instructions! Yes, I know how to follow instructions.

Serves 4

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Doctored Canned Mushroom Gravy

DOCTORED CANNED MUSHROOM GRAVY

Sometimes you just need a starter gravy to add your own flavorings to make it special! Campbell’s canned MUSHROOM GRAVY provides that base. Even they instruct to add it to meat drippings, which means altering it for individual tastes. Here’s one of my doctored versions of their base canned gravy! Animal-Free of course!

Makes 2 cups

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Red Wine Mushroom Onion Gravy

RED WINE MUSHROOM ONION GRAVY

A Complicated Gravy needs resting before serving it. The result it beautiful!

Makes a pot full

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Tofurky Plant Based Savory Gravy

TOFURKY PLANT BASED SAVORY GRAVY

Pre-made, pre-packaged of course. We can always use more animal-free gravies and sauces. It’s the sauce, the gravy, the drizzle that makes or completes, enhances or highlights what’s under it. And so it has always been revered and respected and looked after with great care. Pass the gravy. Who says no? Of course we doctor it up and take it to the moon!

Serves 4

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Meatlovers Italian Cream GOAT

MEATLOVERS ITALIAN CREAM – GOAT

Tofurky meets Tofutti in this dream boat of a meatlovers fantasy of textures! The fennel convinces you that you are indeed in a very special place – so forget-it-not! Cruise the party with Confidence! You made it!

The chewiest cream you ever tasted!

Makes 1-3/4 cups

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Fig And Yam English Muffin Stuffin’

FIG AND YAM ENGLISH MUFFIN STUFFIN’

This Middle Eastern delicacy, straight from the influence of AFC’s London kitchen, was meant to impress on every level! Make any holiday great! A gift!

Serves 6-9

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IDAHO MASHED POTATO GRANULES

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Just got around to trying the granular form of instant mashed potatoes. Actually, the granular is closer to powder, but it’s still granular.

I follow the directions, except using water for the milk. When making any kind of instant potatoes I usually use more liquid than the box suggests. You be the judge of your own required thickness.

I put some liquid alternative butter or margarine in the water, followed by salt, smoked paprika, black pepper, ground dried rosemary, turmeric, sugar and nutmeg to taste.

I bring it all to a boil, then remove from heat and stir in the potatoes.  Adjust for seasoning. It serves up well right away, or is good for several days later. Serve with gravy or topping.

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Cranberry Beet Gravy  – give it a try.

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Also Kalamata Red Gravy.


 

Want to up the nutritional value of instant mashed potatoes? Add pumpkin.

I do the water the same as above. This time I added to the water: salt, pepper, sugar, smoked paprika, cinnamon to taste, some margarine, then about 1/2 cup canned pumpkin per 1 packet of granules.

Boil it all up – except the packet – stirring to assimilate the pumpkin, then remove from stove and add the granules. Adjust for seasoning, serve. This made a great mini holiday dinner.

Field Roast Celebration roast, sliced and pan-fried. Green frozen veggies, cooked in a red grapefruit, Balsamic vinegar, sugar, powdered ginger, salt and pepper sauce, thickened with arrowroot – all to taste.

I made a pinto bean pea soup the other day, took some out, thinned it, then thickened it with arrow root, adjusted seasoning, and used it as a gravy for the potatoes. I also included a dipping barbecue sauce for the celebration roast. All worked perfectly.

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PINEAPPLE PUMPKIN PUDDING

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PINEAPPLE PUMPKIN PUDDING

It’s not that difficult to make a holiday dessert that’s fairly healthy for you! Great texture, great taste, and fills you up without remorse! Silk Nog, golden raisins, cocoa, pineapple, pumpkin, spice and everything nice! Happy to you!

Makes 9 cups

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MIYOKO WALNUT GREEN BEANS

MIYOKO'S CLASSIC DOUBLE CREAM CHIVE

MIYOKO WALNUT GREEN BEANS

Caramelized onion with cut green beans, topped with caramelized walnuts, crumbled Miyoko’s Classic Double Cream Chive vegan cheese, and fresh chopped garlic! Served with a side lemon squeeze. Broiled to melt the cheese, or not, it’s off the planet delicious!

Makes 6-8 side dishes, 4 main dishes

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CRANBERRY BLACK BEAN SALSA

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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

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CRANBERRY STUFFING POTATO CASSEROLE

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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

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