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Saffron Apricot Walnut Pockets

SAFFRON APRICOT WALNUT POCKETS 

These little pockets look like they took a while to make, but they didn’t. Complexity is the impression; simplicity is the reality! Wonderfully rich bites. The perfect dessert to savor with tea, coffee or wine! 

Makes as many as you want

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Baked Apples With Quinoa Apple Pine Nut Stuffing low fat

 

BAKED APPLES WITH QUINOA APPLE PINE NUT STUFFING low fat

If you don’t want to do the apples, that’s just as fine. Serve stuffing from stove-top as is. Perfect either way! However, the apples do add a festive touch to a festive holiday! And they’re easier than pie to make!

Serves 6

 

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Smoked Almond Garlic Green Beans

SMOKED ALMOND GARLIC GREEN BEANS

Not your typical green beans almondine. Better. Easy to make. I could make a main dish out of these beans and feel like I had a complete meal. Yet they go well with other main dishes, especially holiday ones. If you’re serving a crowd, this is a perfect side dish vegetable, requiring little effort!

Serves 6-8

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Gluten-Free Quinoa Apple Pine Nut Stuffing low fat

QUINOA APPLE PINE NUT STUFFING low fat

This is my gluten-free, bread-free, animal-free, low-fat stuffing. It’s made stove-top, so you don’t take up room in the oven while roasting veggies, plant-meat roasts etc. How can nutrient-dense tastes so good? Because you know who engineered it that way!

Makes almost 7 cups

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Asparagus And Edamame Fried Rice

ASPARAGUS AND EDAMAME FRIED RICE

Red and white rice pan-fried with red onion and celery. Mixed with RED FORK Asparagus Skillet Sauce, then tossed with asparagus and edamame. Served with a Smoky Russian Dressing!

Makes 9-1/2 cups

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Smoky Russian Dressing low-fat

SMOKY RUSSIAN DRESSING low-fat

Steve likes bottled dressing and sometimes so do I. Wishbone Russian is one of them. To reduce the calories this time, I add a low calorie unsweetened Almondmilk by Blue Diamond (Almond Breeze), a few drops of liquid smoke, a little garlic powder, salt, then whisk till smooth. Perfect! I love the transformation to creamy!

Makes 1-3/4 cups

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Dandelion Coleslaw

DANDELION COLESLAW

A beautiful looking, feeling, tasting coleslaw from start to finish. I’ll bet you never had a dandelion green coleslaw. Well, there’s no time better than now – if you can locate the greens of course. I eat this salad as the whole meal. Winner Winner Dandelion Dinner! I love it! Steve too!

Serves 6

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GREEN DANDELION PASTA BOWL

GREEN DANDELION PASTA BOWL

Edamame and Mung Bean Fettuccine topped with sweet pepper and onion saute with zucchini sticks and dandelion greens. Wrapped in a smoky sour mustard sauce. Garnished with sliced sweet basil! Low fat, but who would even guess at that? No one I know. Top Shelf Pasta Bowl all the way to the end!

Serves 5-6

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Saffron Pickle Juice Dressing/Sauce Over Brussel Sprouts

SAFFRON PICKLE JUICE DRESSING/Sauce

Save your pickle juice! Then make this delectable runny yolky textured dressing for salads and vegetables of all types! Cold or hot. 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

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Green Soup – Weight Reduction Soup (WRS)

GREEN SOUP – WEIGHT REDUCTION SOUP (WRS)

Unlike most of my other soups, this one has more solids than broth by design. I want the fiber. It’s a simple soup, flavored simply but effectively. Bland could come to mind, but again that was by design. Soothing is what I feel when enjoying the simplicity. It also sports a chew, that’s fashionable and comfortable!

Makes 19 cups

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ASPARAGUS SOUP – essentially fat-free

ASPARAGUS SOUP

Lots of asparagus go into the simple making of this delectably rich and arrogant talk of the town. All asparagus all the time! Make your taste buds talk green!

Makes 8 cups

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Two Way Granny Smith Apple Dessert

TWO WAY GRANNY SMITH APPLE DESSERT

Apple sauce with fresh apple cubes. Dusted with pumpkin seed snow, cinnamon, brown sugar. Drizzled with maple syrup and sprinkled with pink Himalayan salt. Sweet, tart, crunchy, smooth, creamy – it has it all. Low-fat, except for the negligible amount in the pumpkin seed snow! Don’t wait for dessert – make it the meal! 

Makes 1-2 servings

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Broccoli Curry Ramen Broth

BROCCOLI CURRY RAMEN BROTH 

Lots of broccoli processed with a store-bought IMAGINE brand Ramen Broth till fine-textured. Combined with water, pink Himalayan salt, a drizzle of extra virgin olive and mild sesame seed oil. Add some mellow miso, curry, coriander, mustard and garlic. Serve as is, or re-blend after it’s cooked for a creamier texture – whichever way you prefer. Maybe half and half? Tasty, satisfying and healthy too!

Makes 13-1/2 cups

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Strawberry Walnut Dressing

STRAWBERRY WALNUT DRESSING 

Fresh strawberries, dried apricots, walnuts, onion, fresh ginger and chia seeds. Crush, then smooth it all up in a blender to create a thick, yet light, fruity dressing for green or fruit salads! No added oil or sugar!

Makes approx. 1-3/4 cups

per 1/4 cup = Cal. 57, Fat 3.11g

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Mushroom Miso Noodle Bowl

MUSHROOM MISO NOODLE BOWL

Three kinds of mushroom sauteed with green cabbage, red pepper, garlic, scallion and ginger. Combined with spinach in a broth flavored with white wine miso, rosemary and smoked paprika! Ladled over thin linguini. Garnish with radish, scallion and drizzles of extra virgin olive oil and sesame oil. A culinary pleasure!

Makes approx. 14 cups broth minus the noodles

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AFC Spicy Spam And Egg Salad – for sandwiches

AFC SPICY SPAM AND EGG SALAD – for sandwiches

We use Tofu Pups for the spam and Gulden’s Spicy Brown Mustard in place of the traditional veggie mayo. Two types of tofu plus celery, scallion, green pepper with curry, fennel, garlic and cilantro! Nice!

Makes 5 cups

1/2 c. serving = 45.5 calories, 2.1 grams fat

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CHILILESS CHILI

CHILILESS CHILI

This is one mean meaty chili. Low fat, but you wouldn’t know it by the fatty chew of the beefless ground. Gardein nailed it. So what if we leave out the chilis. It stands on its own with garlic, coriander and fennel in a green pepper, onion and mushroom tomato sauce.

Makes 12-1/2 c.

Per 1/2 cup serving: 72.08 calories and 0.6 grams fat

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Tomato Corn Curry Rice

TOMATO CORN CURRY RICE

Ever wonder what to do with fresh corn-on–the-cob besides eating it straight from the cob? I did, and this tomato corn curry rice is what I came up with. Super simple. Super tasty. Light and refreshing!

Makes 8 cups rice and 6 cups tomato corn

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Veg Chicken And Red Rice Soup

VEG CHICKEN AND RED RICE SOUP

Wow where do I begin? What started out as a simple few item soup for Lilly Belle turned into an extravaganza high-end fit for a Princess soup for the ages! Or the aged! We all are in the same process of aging. Once you’re here, a minute, hour, week, year it’s the same for everybody. That’s my common ground with you all today!

Enjoy vicariously while Lilly and I savor this delicacy! Thick and Hearty delicacy – even better! Gluten-free.

Makes 20-1/2 cups

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Potato Mushroom Chowder

POTATO MUSHROOM CHOWDER

Lightly creamy, savory, low fat but who would know? Cheesy flavors and textures. Tastes like corn chowder without the corn. Chowder doesn’t require a thickener, but if you want one, go easy with it. You don’t want to mask any of those beautiful flavors!

Makes 9 cups

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Broccoli Red Fried Rice And Quinoa

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BROCCOLI RED FRIED RICE AND QUINOA

Ever  taste juicy fried grains? This is it! What a chew! Reduced fat too! Less than one teaspoon fat per one cup serving!

Steve’s on a fried rice kick, so thought I’d rearrange the foundation of fried rice by using quinoa plus red rice which functions as the meat. Success! He added a fresh ginger stick topper and smoky ketchup! Yup! His way!

Makes 9 cups

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Asian Barbecue Bean Soup

ASIAN BARBECUE BEAN SOUP

Can a barbecue bean soup really be Asian? Tastes like Asian to me. Maybe it’s the sesame oil. Maybe it’s the fresh garlic and ginger. Maybe it’s the barbecue in the beans. Maybe it’s all the ingredients combined. Steve picked out the ingredients and I made the soup per his request. He ate a quart of it over toasted bagel croutons. Guess he liked it. I loved it. I had the last cup this morning for breakfast. That’s when I knew why he ate so much. I would have done the same if there had been more!

Makes 5 cups

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Posted in LUNCH, PLANT MEATS, REDUCED-FAT RECIPES, SANDWICHES & SPREADS

Smart Dog Roll-Ups

SMART DOG ROLL-UPS

This is one of my favorite lunches when I’m working at home. It doesn’t take long, it’s easy and it satisfies all my taste buds!

Makes as many as you want, but I only have 1 Jumbo veg dog cut in half to make 2 roll-ups

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Bottled Salad Dressing – cut cost and fat

REDUCED FAT SALAD

This is how I extend the more expensive bottled salad dressings, while reducing the fat on my green salads.

Follow Your Heart makes good vegan Caesar and vegan Bleu Cheese salad dressings. Steve and I both like them.

What I do is drizzle half of one or the other onto my green salad, then add a fat-free creamy dressing – Kraft Fat Free Thousand Island works well here. I reduce cost and fat.

Steve will drizzle Catalina or Russian as the main dressing, then drizzle a little creamy Caesar or Bleu on top of his green salads.

KRAFT FAT FREE THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING






 

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CREAMY HERB AND SPICE VINAIGRETTE

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AFC WILD PUMPKIN SEED SAUSAGE BURGERS ©

AFC WILD PUMPKIN SEED SAUSAGE BURGERS ©

Okay, this is super easy once you make the rice, and that’s easy too! No-bake burgers. Form the patties, put them between wax paper in a covered container and refrigerate till ready to use. I made 1 batch; next time I’d make 2 batches. Really good texture and flavor. Easy as all get out!

Makes 10 burgers

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WILD PUMPKIN SEED RICE

WILD PUMPKIN SEED RICE

A simple, nutritious and tasty rice dish made with white and wild rice with a pumpkin seed crumble add. Seasoned with turmeric, mustard and rosemary – a little sweet, a little sour and a little vegan yeast to give a hint of cheese. Garnished with fresh tarragon leaves!

Makes 12 cups

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HEALTHY ROCKS

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HEALTHY ROCKS

This is my health cookie. Lots of good stuff, but also tastes good. It’s different, but that’s what we’re about on this site. Different flavors and textures than we’re accustomed to. Orange, dark chocolate, oats, espresso, smoke, Balsamic vinegar and sweet spice are the feature ingredients!

Makes approx. 7 doz.

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veg COCKTAIL MAYO

veg COCKTAIL MAYO

Use as a creamy dipping sauce for veggies and/or chips, or for pan-fried veg hot dog bites, or as a condiment on plant burgers, on veg hot dogs in buns, all kinds of sandwiches and subs! So easy, so delicious. Why wait for somebody else to manufacture a sauce you can readily make in the kitchen at a lower cost? Winner Winner Vegan Dinner!

Makes 1 cup

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PLANT MEAT PATE

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PLANT MEAT PATE

You can say it tastes like any animal you like. It’s still plant meat, and that’s the way hundreds of millions of people all over the globe prefer their meat – from a plant! Enjoy the brilliance of plants that provide what they were intended to provide – nourishment and pleasure!

Makes 2-1/4 cups

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