Banana and Poupon

Boost the nutritional effect of the banana. Steve and I are eating more bananas these days. Since his heart surgery he’s been buying them and eating them as well as setting an example for me to indulge. One of my favorite ways to eat them is with Poupon Dijon mustard as a dipping sauce.

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Forbidden Rice Cuban Beans

FORBIDDEN CUBAN BEANS AND RICE Black forbidden rice known for it’s toughness combined with cut string beans, Seasoned Cuban Style Black Beans, Campbell’s condensed tomato soup, Poupon mustard and seasonings. Makes 8 cups

French Roast Stove-Top Baked Beans

FRENCH ROAST STOVE-TOP BAKED BEANS What started out as a quick bean recipe turned into a slow stove-top roast. Perfect! Serve on a buffet or as the main dish or in a sandwich or soft taco, or in a soup bowl topped with animal-free blue cheese dressing or a dab of mustard! They’re cheap andContinue reading “French Roast Stove-Top Baked Beans”

Luxury Condiment Sauce – fat-free too

MAPLE MUSTARD KETCHUP SAUCE Use this luxury condiment in place of the traditional mayonnaise for coleslaw, potato salad, macaroni salad, or as a condiment on burgers, subs and other sandwiches. French fries and deep-fried or oven-roasted veggies too! The maple syrup isn’t used for flavoring purposes, but for it’s syrupy consistency! So Nice!! Makes 1-1/3Continue reading “Luxury Condiment Sauce – fat-free too”

MISO PEAR GRAVY -GOAT

aka AFC House Gravy for restaurant or home use. Call this MISO PEAR GRAVY. It’s new, exciting, familiar with a hint of exotic. Trust it. Put the gravy on the bottom, over the top, to the side or in a dipping container. In my fist animal-free restaurant that’s the only gravy I need for allContinue reading “MISO PEAR GRAVY -GOAT”

Lilly’s Michigan Made Vegetarian Beans

Lilly likes these beans right out of the can. But today we made a meal with them using green beans and tofu. Added a little seasoning and vegan yeast with Balsamic vinegar and she was good to go! You like to feed your dog canned dog food? Well sometimes we do too. It’s what’s inContinue reading “Lilly’s Michigan Made Vegetarian Beans”

Animal-Free Fluff Mayo

ANIMAL-FREE FLUFF MAYO I grew up on Miracle Whip. My mother was one of the first ones to convert from mayonnaise to Miracle Whip then kept on with it. Mayonnaise was okay when eating out, but it didn’t have that fresh zing to it. Lately I’ve become discouraged by the calorie and fat counts inContinue reading “Animal-Free Fluff Mayo”

Lipid Lowering Soup fat-free

aka STEVE’S SACHET SOUP I scared Steve with the soup when he got up and I told him to go see it. ‘Nice color, he said. ‘Stir it, I said. ‘Nice. ‘Maybe I’ll thicken it a bit, I said. All of a sudden he started laughing and grabbed his chest bending over, then said, ‘OhContinue reading “Lipid Lowering Soup fat-free”

Pickle Poppy Gel

Pickle Poppy Gel There’s s a reason why people like sweet pickles – they taste good. It’s not the cucumber; it’s the sweet sour vinegar brine. So why not make use of the pickle juice remaining in the jar after the pickles are gone? Save it up till you have two cups, then strain itContinue reading “Pickle Poppy Gel”

Mango Kraut Beans

MANGO KRAUT BEANS Bourbon beans with mango, roasted pepper and green beans. Ops, almost forgot the sauerkraut. What a pairing! All the way around spells success! And it’s fat-free! Sink your teeth into that one. The chew alone is worth the effort. Makes 7 cups

Simple Fat-Free Fruit Dessert

SIMPLE FAT-FREE FRUIT DESSERT Fruit for dessert is traditional for the Italians. Something about the enzymes in fresh fruit that aid in the digestion of the main meal filled with carbos, meats and fats. I like it for breakfast or lunch or evening snack. You pick. Of course you’re going to get the sweet withContinue reading “Simple Fat-Free Fruit Dessert”

Marinated Rainer Cherries

Cherries, Balsamic vinegar and orange rind, that’s all it takes to make some delicious tasting cherries. Marinate till soft. The juice from the cherries infuses into the vinegar, lightening the acidity and making them good to eat straight up! Serve over or in salads, over animal-free ice-cream or as a side condiment! Delicious all theContinue reading “Marinated Rainer Cherries”

EXTENDING A FAT-FREE BOTTLED DRESSING

Bottled dressings are expensive. And how many salads does one bottle dress? Not many. Why not use them as an ingredient in alt-dressings and dips/spreads, rather than using what comes straight from the bottle? Doctor them up to your tastes, extend them while reducing the calorie and fat content!! Works for me! Makes 2-1/2 cups

Spicy Lima Bean Corn Chili fat-free

Spicy Lima Bean Corn Chili fat-free Spicy as in spice not heat. You adjust the heat for your tastes. Serve plain or over pasta. Great either way. No slicing and dicing – just open containers. I’m not tied to the brands; it’s what I had on hand. The entire dish has a fatty feel withoutContinue reading “Spicy Lima Bean Corn Chili fat-free”

Pumpkin TATOR Mash fat-free

PUMPKIN TATER MASH FAT-FREE You get the fatty mouthfeel without the fat! Pumpkin and potatoes – perfect match! Serve with gravy! Nutritious, delicious and easy to make! Refrigerates and reheats well if you want to make them in advance. Makes 3 cups

Blueberry Tarragon Sauce – no added sugar

BLUEBERRY TARRAGON SAUCE – no added sugar Smoky, fruity, savory, tart, naturally sweet. Goes well with vegan meats as a condiment, or spooned over cake or ice-cream. Spread as a jam on your favorite toasted breads! Add a dab of brown sugar if you like! Tarragon and blueberries who would think? Interesting match! The absenceContinue reading “Blueberry Tarragon Sauce – no added sugar”

Fat-Free Sugar-Free Watermelon Dressing

Fat-Free Sugar-Free Watermelon Dressing I just made this and love the light creaminess. I’m back into salads now for the raw factor. I want to eat something substantially raw every day – I picked salad. But I like creamy dressing and most are high in calories and fat, considering how much I like on theContinue reading “Fat-Free Sugar-Free Watermelon Dressing”

Tasty Tofu Toppers

TASTY TOFU TOPPERS Tasty Tofu Toppers are most often used to top salads that require a soft component that is low fat. It takes the place of cheese, egg or avocado. Tasty Tofu Toppers get my vote every time! Also use in wraps in place of animal cheese and animal meats! How about as aContinue reading “Tasty Tofu Toppers”

GOP Veg Feast For The Figure – fat-free

GOP VEG FEAST FOR THE FIGURE – fat-free Green Orange Purple. Asparagus and green beans cooked till tender, no seasoning except the salted water! Baby Purple Potatoes and baby carrots. Coated with agar gel as an oil or melted margarine replacement. Tossed with cilantro and garlic. Serve with an orange marmalade glaze. No oil please!Continue reading “GOP Veg Feast For The Figure – fat-free”

Asparagus Black Bean Potato Soup fat-free

ASPARAGUS BLACK BEAN POTATO SOUP fat-free Kraft dried Minute Tapioca creates the fatty mouth feel in this hearty fat-free soup. Sporting an elegantly artistic flavor arrangement, I’d say it’s an exciting blend of Indian, Spanish, Italian and French! Makes 7 cups

Apricot Barbecue Bean Salad

APRICOT BARBECUE BEAN SALAD Off the planet delicious! And satisfying! I am in love with this salad! Few ingredients, easy to make salad! You can take it anywhere! Makes 5-1/2 cups

LEMON CARAWAY COLESLAW – fat-free

LEMON CARAWAY COLESLAW – fat-free What’s the next best thing to mayo? Lemon pie filling! Yes, it works. Add a little vinegar, salt and pepper, herbs and/or spice and you can still enjoy your favorite salads with a creamy fat-free coating! Makes 6 loosely packed cups

PEACH CAESAR DRESSING – fat-free

PEACH CAESAR DRESSING – fat-free Steve never enjoyed a salad so much, and he eats a lot of them. He said this was better than the one he had in Chicago many years ago at the Black Hawk Restaurant famous for their Caesar salad made tableside! Makes 2-1/2 cups dressing

SWEET COFFEE MUSTARD DRESSING

SWEET COFFEE MUSTARD DRESSING Looks like a lot of ingredients, but mostly seasoning and flavorings go into making this fat-free dressing as special as it is! Deep, dark, bold, complex! Like a full-bodied fine wine, it possesses elements that give it an aged flavor! Use over salad or dessert! Makes about 2-1/2 cups

GREEN BEAN BARLEY SOUP – fat-free

GREEN BEAN BARLEY SOUP – fat-free If you like simple, this is as good as simple gets while maintaining a HIGH-END STATUS! Steve loves barley soup. I rarely make one, since I’m covering the globe with recipes in so many categories. Today as it turns out is his soup day! Barley it is and lotsContinue reading “GREEN BEAN BARLEY SOUP – fat-free”

Turnip Tomato Pea Soup – fat-free

TURNIP TOMATO PEA SOUP – fat-free Dried split and dried whole peas set the foundation for this brothy veggie soup with turnips, tomatoes, onions, carrot and celery. High End. Top Shelf. And no added fat. Oh, did I forget the ham? There’s that too – animal-free of course! Lovely expression of goodness! Makes a lot,Continue reading “Turnip Tomato Pea Soup – fat-free”

MARINATED BEETS AND CITRUS FRUITS

MARINATED BEETS AND CITRUS FRUITS Whole canned beets, fresh orange and ruby red grapefruit combined with green pepper and sweet onion with a salted Balsamic and cinnamon dressing. Fat-Free! Sugar-Free! Makes 10 cups

CRANBERRY CIDER PUDDING SAUCE

CRANBERRY CIDER PUDDING SAUCE Those cranberry skins can get in the way of enjoying the cranberries. So what do we do? Make a pudding-like sauce that smooths the edges making the entire cranberry experience one to savor. Cilantro – in ground seed form and fresh leaves – now becomes something to talk about. You couldContinue reading “CRANBERRY CIDER PUDDING SAUCE”

Calypso Peas

CALYPSO PEAS A beautiful expression of fat-free – velvety, light, impressive simplicity, gently coating the peas as you lift them from the sauce. Or hey, why not take some sauce along? Two spoons for service – one slotted, one not! This calypso is a slow dance – enjoy the moves! Serves 6

Parsley Escarole Soup

PARSLEY ESCAROLE DIET SOUP It’s the freshest tasting cooked soup on the planet! Loads of parsley and cilantro with escarole. Carrots and onion and a bunch of stewed tomatoes, cooked with spices for only 30 minutes, then pureed in the blender till the solids become mealy, in other words they don’t disappear. Sounds like aContinue reading “Parsley Escarole Soup”

BANANA GINGER BEER DRESSING fat-free

BANANA GINGER BEER DRESSING A fat-free creamy dressing using banana, ginger beer, turmeric and nutmeg. No added sugar beyond what’s in the ginger beer! Makes 5 cups

Fresh Corn And Veggie Pot

FRESH CORN AND VEGGIE POT No added fat is fat-free to me. Okay, so soy beans have some fat, but it’s negligible. Considering there’s no fat in this dish, it surprised me how filling it was. Tasty too! Makes 19  cups

FAT-FREE HAWAIIAN FRUIT DRESSING using Bragg Bottled Dressing

FAT-FREE HAWAIIAN FRUIT DRESSING using Bragg Bottled Dressing Easy, fresh, velvety smooth. Perfect dress for fresh fruit! Top with smoky brown sugar walnut crumbles takes the party to the roof top. A fresh spinach bed teams up well with the crumbles extending texture contrasts without cluttering it! Makes 2-1/4 cups dressing

Orange Saffron Ginger Beer Dressing

ORANGE SAFFRON GINGER BEER DRESSING Orange, and  carrot juices, banana and ginger beer blended with saffron threads, coriander and garlic creating a sweet, savory, tart fat-free salad dressing! Makes 4 cups

Antipasto Marinara

ANTIPASTO MARINARA  Artichokes, black and green olives, sun-dried tomatoes, lots of fresh garlic and ginger simmered with nothing better than San Marzano tomatoes! Fat-free, except for a negligible amount found naturally in the olives. Makes 7 cups

Apple Cranberry Black Bean Salsa

APPLE CRANBERRY BLACK BEAN SALSA It’s Thanksgiving or any other holiday, so why not ratchet up your old favorites with a twist of new? Cranberry and apple in salsa?  Why not? Take this dip with you to any gathering. Volunteer for the dip detail. You will change people’s taste buds forever. From now on theyContinue reading “Apple Cranberry Black Bean Salsa”

Baby Lentil Matcha Green Tea Soup fat free

BABY LENTIL MATCHA GREEN TEA SOUP w/gravy option – fat free A simple lentil soup with complex seasoning profiles and a Green Matcha Tea boost! Nutrient dense and fat free walks this keeper all the way to the animal-free food bank! Apple cider and carrot juice, smoked paprika and curry are a few of theContinue reading “Baby Lentil Matcha Green Tea Soup fat free”