Saffron Pickle Juice Dressing using GOOD KARMA FLAXMILK

SAFFRON PICKLE JUICE DRESSING Save your pickle juice! Then make this delectable runny yolky textured dressing for salads and vegetables of all types! There’s only 3.5 grams of fat in the entire amount! For home or restaurant. Everybody has leftover pickle juice. This is how you use it. YES. Makes 3-3/4 cups 2 c. bread … Continue reading Saffron Pickle Juice Dressing using GOOD KARMA FLAXMILK

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CHOCOLOVE ginger crystallized in dark chocolate

When Steve brings home specialty chocolate bars, I rarely refuse at most half a bar. We both love ginger flavor in just about anything. The crystallized texture was there, and a little reminiscent of the crystals one feels on the mouth when eating grana padano cheese, but the ginger flavor was absolutely missing. That leads … Continue reading CHOCOLOVE ginger crystallized in dark chocolate

SEASNAX

When Steve brought a case of SEASNAX home I doubted that we would finish the case. Well, we have two left after what I had today. The chipotle flavor is my favorite, though I didn't reject any of them. They're ultra thin - thinner than spring roll skins and of course crispy. The chew: It's … Continue reading SEASNAX

So Delicious Coconut Culinary Cream

Finally a creamer we can use for savory dishes in addition to desserts. The ORIGINAL style textures like thick whipped cream when chilled. The LITE version textures like thick cream when chilled. I enjoyed working with this product, especially since FARM RICH non-dairy creamer once used for soups and sauces was taken off the market. … Continue reading So Delicious Coconut Culinary Cream

Tostitos Bite Size Tortilla Chips

BITE SIZE TOSTITOS TORTILLA CHIPS No double dipping worries when serving more than yourself and significant other. I like that. I like the chips too. Thin, but not so thin that the chips break when dipping into a guacamole. Mild flavored I also like. Remember when every now and then in a bag of potato … Continue reading Tostitos Bite Size Tortilla Chips

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

IRISH SETTER RED The folks over at Thirsty Dog advertise no bitterness in this Irish Setter Red Ale and they are right. It's the only beer of any category-type I've ever tasted that really had no bitter to it. I'm thinking in future, I could make a savory sauce out of this fine ale. Here's … Continue reading Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Beetology Juice

The study of beets I'm assuming is meant by beetology. Beet + Cherry flavored is the one Steve brought home knowing I liked both. No time for a glass, the bottle is the glass. Even removed the label that had no glue on it by the way to use for another purpose. The bottom of … Continue reading Beetology Juice

Lightlife Veggie Deli Slices

Okay, it's new, it's different from their other deli slices that have a denser more cohesive texture. Separating the slices is one of a few obstacles. If you're in a hurry and want to make a sandwich, you can't put your thumb under the slice to separate it from the pack. You need a sharp … Continue reading Lightlife Veggie Deli Slices

Tofurkey Ham Roast

TOFURKEY HAM ROAST Well, well, well, who would think a plant could be transformed into a replica of a ham roast? Not me years ago. Times have changed and lucky for us all, especially those whose hides are stolen to satisfy the cannibalistic palates of humans! Yea! Congratulations to the fine folks over at Tofurkey … Continue reading Tofurkey Ham Roast

Anna Codorniu Brut Reserve

"Anna de Codorníu is born, the first sparkling wine to incorporate the Chardonnay varietal. Codorníu’s most iconic cava, delicate and elegant with unmistakeable freshness. The most fitting tribute to the heiress of the dynasty and last person in the family to bear the Codorníu surname." Cavas are the Spanish equivalent to French champagne and Italian proseccos. Brut simply means … Continue reading Anna Codorniu Brut Reserve

THE POWER ORANGE

"The first Cara Cara orange was found growing on a Washington navel orange tree in 1976 at Hacienda Cara Cara in Venezuela, hence its given name. It was introduced to the United States in the early 1980s and now grows in California, Florida and Texas." Steve brought these oranges home from a market that has unusual fruits and veggies. Oranges … Continue reading THE POWER ORANGE

Steve’s Perfect Broth Sauce

STEVE'S PERFECT BROTH SAUCE Steve likes to use ingredients I call dodads - gourmet type items he finds at the market - stuff that's fun to buy, unique stuff like garlic in a tube, herb paste in a tube etc. I'll tell ya, he had an uncanny sense of what goes with what, since this … Continue reading Steve’s Perfect Broth Sauce

Over-The-Top Macaroni Salad – delight soy and hellman’s

OVER-THE-TOP MACARONI SALAD Tired of the same old macaroni salad? Want to perk it up? Well, you came to the right person. Contains no animal products and who would know? Using products developed by Delight Soy and Hellman's Mayonnaise who care about your animal-free experience we swung for the fences and went clear over the … Continue reading Over-The-Top Macaroni Salad – delight soy and hellman’s

AFC Eggs Benedictine – May Wah inspired

FIRST WE MAKE THE POACHED EGG SAUCE: AFC POACHED EGG SAUCE © Okay, so what's this now? The AFC POACHED EGG SAUCE! Okay it doesn't look exactly like a poached egg that you put on toast. YET, cut up a chicken poached egg and mix it on itself, and preTTy close. The flavors and textures … Continue reading AFC Eggs Benedictine – May Wah inspired

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 … Continue reading May Wah Vegan Drumsticks

KIRBY Vanilla Lemonade

KIRBY VANILLA LEMONADE After a long day at the office, coming home to a Kirby Vanilla Lemonade is just what my inner self ordered! Makes 1 tall drink 1 tall glass ice 2 jiggers BASIL HAYDEN'S KENTUCKY BOURBON WHISKEY sev. drops pure vanilla extract Simply Lemonade - white and pink lemon wedge for garnish - … Continue reading KIRBY Vanilla Lemonade

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 … Continue reading Red Rice by Lotus Foods – my new favorite rice

Roman Beans by Goya

Roman beans are popular in Italy. Their meaty texture stands up well in soups and various sauces. TRY THIS SOUP or try them in one of your own soups and see what you think > https://fat-freechef.com/2018/02/26/afc-5-spice-tomato-bean-soup/  

Veg Scrambled Egg And Garbonzo Bean Salsa

VEG SCRAMBLED EGG AND GARBANZO BEAN SALSA Not your ordinary salsa! I like this so much that I eat it plain as a snack. Also can be used in a sandwich or as a salad served on a lettuce leaf. Multipurpose is what I like and I love this chewy texture, multi flavor, varied color, … Continue reading Veg Scrambled Egg And Garbonzo Bean Salsa

BEYOND MEAT BURGER

BEYOND MEAT BURGER Now available at select locations. Check out their website: http://beyondmeat.com/. Steve and I tried this BEYOND MEAT BURGER a few days ago at EARTH BISTRO in Cleveland, Ohio. Although I'm not a fan of the thick burger, preferring them thin, this textured and flavored like a real animal burger - cow burger. The … Continue reading BEYOND MEAT BURGER

FIJI NATURAL ARTESIAN WATER

If this is how rocks taste, then I'm all in. Actually, it's the best water, bottled or not, that I've ever tasted. It is smooth as they say. Not so smooth however is their woman bashing mentality when describing that this water has never been touched by man, as if everybody human in the world … Continue reading FIJI NATURAL ARTESIAN WATER

AFC Asian Pineapple Snowball

AFC ASIAN PINEAPPLE SNOWBALL A creamy Asian-Style Pineapple Mousse frosted with an Asian cream. Sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds and sliced scallion rings. Served with sesame crackers. If you want to impress your Asian guests, this will do it! Lots of Asians are lactose intolerant, but they still like creamy. Again, this will … Continue reading AFC Asian Pineapple Snowball

Purple Asian Slaw

PURPLE ASIAN SLAW Red cabbage, carrot matchsticks, celery and scallion dressed with an AFC Asian Coffee Dressing! A different interpretation of coleslaw! Makes 5 cups salad - 3-1/2 cups dressing Veggies for slaw: 5 c. thinly sliced red cabbage 1 c. matchstick size peeled carrots 1/4 c. sliced scallion, green and white part 1 c. sliced … Continue reading Purple Asian Slaw

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 … Continue reading DONKEY BEAN SAUCE

Matzo Chili

MATZO CHILI FIVE STAR. Do I need to say more? Follow The Recipe. Wouldn't ya know that the best chili I ever had turned out to be Jewish, says Steve, who practically ate the whole pot! Man is this good... Makes 13 cups 2 T. extra virgin olive oil 1 lg. green pepper, diced 1 … Continue reading Matzo Chili