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BUSH'S BEANS MAINS MAY WAH / LILY'S PANTRY VEGAN MEATS SAUCES

Vegan Ham And Bean Stroganoff – may wah brand ham

VEGAN HAM AND BEAN STROGANOFF

There’s nothing ordinary about these soupy beans. I seem to recall something about “let’s rock and roll some taste buds”. So let’s do it. There’s no liquor in here, but there could be. Go ahead juice it up – bourbon, wine, rum, beer? Experiment. Pineapple, cabbage, mini peppers and vegan ham make this stroganoff extra special! Sweet spicy savory! Serve over fettucini!

Makes 11-1/2 cups

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APPETIZER MAINS MAY WAH / LILY'S PANTRY VEGAN MEATS SAUCES TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS TEST PRODUCTS

May Wah Vegan Drumsticks

MAY WAH IMITATION SMOKED DRUMSTICKS

Coated in Sweet Smoky Mustard Sauce and baked till crispy. Garnished with fresh cilantro and served with additional dipping sauce spiked with Balsamic vinegar and a mild sesame seed oil! The texture, flavor and overall mouth-feel is impressive! I would order these out if I had my choice of dipping sauces! I look forward to try more – they’re in the freezer now!! The cilantro is a nice touch!

5 drumsticks

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LOTUS FOODS MAINS TEST PRODUCT RECIPES TEST PRODUCTS

Red Rice by Lotus Foods – my new favorite rice

 

RED RICE by LOTUS FOODS

This is the first time making or tasting red rice. Although they state that the rice can be used in any dish calling for rice, I discovered another use unrelated to rice – as a hamburg substitute in chili. Looks like hamburg, textured closely like cooked hamburg, so I’m going to give it a try to see what happens.  Results to come in another post!

Males 7 cups

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DIVINIA GARDEIN MEATLESS MEATS MAINS PAMPA TEST PRODUCT RECIPES TRUE MADE FOODS

Barbecue Chick’n Green Beans – gardein

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Gardein Chick’n Strips sauteed with green beans, green peppers, roasted red peppers and onion with a Coffee Barbecue Sauce!

Serves 4

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Field Roast Grain Meats & Cheeses MAINS SIMPLY FRUIT TEST PRODUCT RECIPES

Asian-Style Celebration Roast

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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BUSH'S BEANS EXPLORE PASTA HODO SOY MEAT MAINS SAUCES TEST PRODUCT RECIPES TEST PRODUCTS Tofu

DONKEY BEAN SAUCE

DONKEY BEAN SAUCE

DONKEY BEAN SAUCE 

You can’t really taste the tomato or the beans or the pumpkin or the sesame seeds – not distinctly. Even the texture throws you off for a bean sauce. Nobody will connect this sauce to beans – unless they are a bean aficionado. No one ingredient commandeers the recipe. Brilliant strategy!

Makes 4 cups sauce

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GOAT HOLIDAY MAINS MASSEL BOUILLON NUTRA-FIG ORLANDO ENGLISH MUFFINS TEST PRODUCT RECIPES

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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CELTIC SALT MAINS SAUCES TEST PRODUCT RECIPES TEST PRODUCTS TOFURKY

Tofurkey Italian Sausage Tomato Sauce

TOFURKEY ITALIAN SAUSAGE TOMATO SAUCE

Sauteed red onion, green pepper and mushroom combined with fresh zucchini rounds in a Tofurkey Italian Sausage Tomato Sauce. Outstanding flavors and textures!

Makes 13-1/4 cups

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BLUE DIAMOND BUSH'S BEANS DAIYA DAIRY FREE GIA RUSSA MAINS SAFFRON TEST PRODUCT RECIPES

Saffron Pesto Rotini

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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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DARK HORSE WINE GARDEIN MEATLESS MEATS GOAT MAINS SAUCES TEST PRODUCT RECIPES WINE

LIQUORED UP MARYANNE AND MIKE MARINARA – gardein

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LIQUORED UP MARYANNE AND MIKE MARINARA

‘Snowy’ sweet onion and garlic simmered with mushroom in a smoky tomato sauce flavored with red wine and Marsala wine! We served it over linguini topped with a veg chick’n cutlet steeped in Marsala, then topped with skillet-fried marsala mushrooms. Top it off with fresh basil if it makes you happy! Don’t let the name fool you. This is an exquisite dish!

Makes 7-1/4 cups Sauce

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DAIYA DAIRY FREE ENER-G EGG REPLACER GOAT MAINS SAUCES TEST PRODUCT RECIPES TOFUTTI

SHARON’S MANICOTTI

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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

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BONTA d'ITALIA PASTA MAINS SCHAR'S GLUTEN-FREE PASTA TEST PRODUCT RECIPES TEST PRODUCTS

SPAGHETTI RICE PILAF

SPAGHETTI RICE PILAF

The holidays are gone. That doesn’t mean great tasting food went with them! Enjoying a special rice pilaf made with browned gluten-free spaghetti sticks (Bonta d’Italia Authentic Italian Pasta), curry-coriander rice, sautéed peppers, onions and peas. Tossed with walnut crumbles and served with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil! Sunday dinner anybody?

Makes 9 cups

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GOAT MAINS SAUCES SCHAR'S GLUTEN-FREE PASTA TEST PRODUCT RECIPES TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS TEST PRODUCTS

CAULIFLOWER CASHEW PAPRIKASH

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CAULIFLOWER CASHEW PAPRIKASH

Schar’s Gluten-Free Spaghetti topped with sautéed mushroom, sweet red pepper and onion. Followed by paprika and saffron seasoned roasted cauliflower. Top it all off with a Cashew Paprikash Cheese Sauce. Sprinkled with fresh grind black pepper and served with a fresh mint garnish!

Serves 4 – Sauce makes 4 cups

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APPETIZER DELIGHT SOY MAINS TEST PRODUCT REVIEWS TEST PRODUCTS

DELIGHT SOY

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Vegan Chicken Nuggets Served Cold

PRODUCT REVIEW FOR: Delight Soy Vegan Chicken Nuggets In Mandarin Sauce.

Okay, Heinen’s Supermarket in Northeast Ohio buys the vegan nuggets from Delight Soy, then they add their own mandarin sauce to it and sell them in the deli.

First time Steve brought these home I was stunned at how good they were. I figured they had to be made from gluten, since there was no aftertaste of soy. They’re made from green soy beans by a company in North Carolina that grows them, then makes this wonderful product along with other products I have yet to try.

This has to be the finest plant meat product – at least the one I tried, the vegan chicken nuggets – that exists on the planet today. It is a real treat. Steve works near a Heinen’s so he can get them for me with ease. I just want everybody else to be able to taste these gems.

I usually don’t do anything with them. Don’t even cook them. Eat them right out of the container with nothing but the sauce coating that comes on them. And there’s not a lot of sauce.

They are just perfect. So now how do we get Delight Soy to expand their reach so we all can enjoy their perfect product?

They need to expand – fast. Maybe they need investors. Check them out. I never would have heard about them if Steve hadn’t gone looking for new vegan products in Heinen’s. Wow. They need some press. They have THE recipe, that will change the lives of chickens around the globe, and the way humans view plant meat. People need to get on this.

Oh, Heinen’s makes the perfect sauce to go with these nuggets. Next, I’d like to see a barbecue and maybe a maple mustard, maybe a teriyaki.

I’m already looking forward to pay day. You know what I’ll be getting as a treat from Steve. Hope he gets the large container. We all three love them. So yes, three large containers. Lilly Belle, our vegan dog, gets one all for herself.

Thank you Heinen’s for carrying this wonderful vegan product!

Check on VEGAN CHICKEN SCORCHED RICE made from these delightful morsels!

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Vegan Chicken Nuggets Served Hot – pan-fried in oil
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Vegan Chicken Nuggets served as the main dish plant meat with carrots, asparagus and green beans. I had to extend the sauce here. Not a problem. I already had a mandarin type sauce on hand.





 

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DELIGHT SOY GOYA MAINS TEST PRODUCT RECIPES

VEGAN CHICKEN SCORCHED RICE – delight soy

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VEGAN CHICKEN SCORCHED RICE

Make your taste buds pop then sparkle with happy! Not Chinese. One big taste sensation. I’m your Momi!

Makes almost 6 cups

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BLUE DIAMOND ENGLISH MUFFIN GOAT MAINS MATCH MEATS SAUCES TEST PRODUCT RECIPES TEST PRODUCTS WINE

MUFFINS and GRAVY – match meats

MATCH PORK

MUFFINS and GRAVY

You know biscuits and gravy? This is muffins and gravy! English muffins, the greatest biscuit in the world! Topped with Match Meat Italian Sausage without the Meat Gravy! Made with Pinot Grigio wine, almond milk, mushroom, sweet onion and celery. What more could I ask for? 

Makes 4 cups gravy

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ROASTED GARLIC SPINACH PESTO

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ROASTED GARLIC SPINACH PESTO

This is the best of alfredo and pesto. Lots of flavor, and creamy texture throughout. Tastes good at room temperature. You’re going to love this one!

Pesto makes  4 cups; pasta dish serves 8-10

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BADIA GORDON FOODS MAINS SAFFRON SUPERSEEDZ TEST PRODUCT RECIPES

SAFFRON YELLOW PEPPER RICE

SAFFRON YELLOW PEPPER RICE

Saffron flavored rice mixed with sautéed sweet mini yellow peppers, then combined with Tomato Italiano flavored pumpkin seeds, garlic, tarragon, coriander and lots of fresh basil! A perfect summer rice!

Makes 9 cups

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MAINS MATCH MEATS SAFFRON TEST PRODUCT RECIPES

MATCH MEAT SAFFRON CHICKEN

MATCH MEAT SAFFRON CHICKEN

Pan-fried Match Meat Chicken Nuggets seasoned with rosemary. Mixed with sautéed mini peppers and onion with cauliflower buds, roasted peppers and peas in a light, creamy saffron mustard sauce! Yes, you’re in heaven!

Serves 6

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GOAT MAINS MCCORMICK BAC'N PIECES TEST PRODUCT RECIPES

SMOKY LAZY PIEROGI

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SMOKY LAZY PIEROGI

Lazy, crazy good! Not your tradtional lazy pierogi – sauteed onion, pepper and mushroom plus spinach, in addition to the traditional sauerkraut, take this lazy dish over the top! Then tick it up one more time with McCormick’s Bac’n Pieces and I’m no longer in hog heaven – I’m in animal-free culinary heaven!

Makes approx. 13 cups

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ANCIENT KAMUT GRAIN EDEN ORGANIC PASTA MAINS SAUCES TEST PRODUCT RECIPES

KAMUT SPAGHETTI WITH SMOKY MARINARA

 

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KAMUT SPAGHETTI WITH SMOKY MARINARA

Spaghetti made from the ancient grain called Kamut – higher in protein and fiber than traditional grains, that may also be used by some with a sensitivity to gluten. Sauced with a rich Smoky Marinara and topped with sauteed baby bella mushrooms!

Makes 5-1/4 cups sauce

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Field Roast Grain Meats & Cheeses MAINS SANDWICHES TEST PRODUCTS

Field Roast Celebration Roast

Stuffed with butternut squash, apples and mushrooms. I like to pan-fry mine – although next time I’ll try baking it just to see the difference between both cooking methods.

It’s a superior product. I served it with mashed potatoes, gravy and veggies. Then on another day, made a sub on broiled country style French bread, with lettuce, tomato and specialty mustard, then pan-fried slices of Celebration Roast topped with Tomato Cayenne Chao Cheese slices – also made by Field Roast.

I put the lid to the inside of the pan and the cheese melted nicely.

All great!

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DOLE GARDEIN MEATLESS MEATS MAINS TEST PRODUCT RECIPES

Pineapple Barbecue Chick’n Strips – gardein

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Pineapple Barbecue Chick’n Strips

Wow. What a punch!

Serves 4

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MAINS MIYOKO VEGAN CHEESES SANDWICHES TEST PRODUCT RECIPES WINE

MIYOKO RATATOUILLE FOR SUB OR PASTA

MIYOKO CHEESE RATATOUILLE OVER PASTA

MIYOKO RATATOUILLE FOR SUB OR PASTA

Sauteed eggplant, green pepper, zucchini and sweet onion in extra virgin olive oil with tomatoes, herbs and spice. Combined with a red wine tomato sauce made with Miyoko’s Sundried Tomato Garlic Cultured Nut Cheese! Serve in a broiled sub roll drizzled with extra virgin oil, or over your favorite pasta!

Makes 11 cups 

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PICKLE POT BEANS

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PICKLE POT BEANS

Beans, sweet pickles, Black & Tan beer, prunes, fresh ginger and soy bacon combined with smoky paprika, coriander, garlic, mustard and extra virgin olive oil. Beautiful achievements of flavors and textures! Rich in all ways! Served with fresh cilantro sprigs!

Makes about 15 cups

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MUSHROOM SEITAN SAUTE

MUSHROOM SEITAN SAUTE SKILLET

MUSHROOM SEITAN SAUTE

Crimini mushrooms, sweet onion and celery sauteed with Chicken Style WESTSOY Seitan in a red wine, garlic and smoky paprika sauce. Tossed with Japanese Buckwheat Noodles With Yam. Garnished with lots of fresh cilantro!

Makes 5 cups saute, serves 6 with noodles

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ORANGE PAN VEGGIE CHIK’N – gardein

GARDEIN CHICK'N WITH ORANGE MARMALADE SAUCE AND BROCCOLI PLATED

ORANGE PAN VEGGIE CHICK’N

Gardein Crispy Chik’n Manadarin-style pan-fried till charred, cooked in an orange marmalade apple cider vinegar mustard sauce, then combined with broccoli cuts!

Serves 4

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GO MAX GO MAINS SAUCES TEST PRODUCT RECIPES WINE

MAHALO MOLE

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MAHALO MOLE

Go Max Go vegan candy bars processed with green chilies as a base for this potato and pink bean mole. Sauteed peppers and onion combined with red wine, smoky paprika and thyme, then cooked till fatty and meaty flavors and textures are achieved completes the deal! Served with escarole lettuce and kumatoes drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Wow!

Serves 4-5

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BLUE DIAMOND WASABI PESTO

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BLUE DIAMOND WASABI PESTO

Blue Diamond Almonds BOLD Wasabi & Soy Sauce flavor blended with garlic, fresh cilantro, grape seed oil and vinegar! WOW! Serve over pasta, pierogi, ravioli, green beans or as a thin hors d’oeuvre dipping sauce for Authentic Italian Pasta Chips!

Makes 2-1/4 cups

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GARDEIN GOLDEN FISHLESS FILETS

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Although the package instructions suggest micro-waving the frozen filets for 1 minute, before cooking in non-stick skillet with no oil, I do not have a microwave nor a non-stick skillet. I also don’t have a deep fryer or a toaster oven, and I didn’t want to oven-bake them for 24 – 28 minutes, after preheating the oven for 15 minutes.

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CLEVELAND TOFU GOAT MAINS TEST PRODUCT RECIPES Tofu WINE

MARSALA AND JACK DANIEL’S CLEVELAND TOFU DISH

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MARSALA AND JACK DANIEL’S CLEVELAND TOFU DISH

Risotto rice topped with a Marsala mushroom and green bean saute, then with Cleveland Tofu sticks pan-fried in a Marsala and Jack Daniel’s sauce with orange zest strips!

Serves 4

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CHI CHI'S GOAT MAINS RED GOLD ROLAND FOODS SAFFRON SAUCES TEST PRODUCT RECIPES Update

TOMATO SAFFRON SAUCE OVER PIEROGI

TOMATO GREEN CHILI SAFFRON SAUCE

TOMATO SAFFRON SAUCE OVER PIEROGI

Red Gold Diced Tomatoes with Chi-Chi Green Chilies, Roland Classic Coconut Milk, cilantro, garlic, coriander saffron. Ladled over JJ Wilk Potato and Onion Pierogi! Topped with fresh cilantro garnish and a wedge of fresh lemon!

Makes approx. 6 cups sauce