Bottled Salad Dressing – cut cost and fat

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... Continue Reading →

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CREAMY HERB AND SPICE VINAIGRETTE

CREAMY HERB AND SPICE VINAIGRETTE A reduced fat, thus reduced calorie, salad dressing good for leaf, pasta and potato salads. Light, mild, refreshing! Makes 2 cups 2/3 c. white Balsamic vinegar 2/3 c. water 1/3 c. Thrive algae oil 1/2 t. pink Himalayan salt 1 t. dried basil 1 t. dried tarragon 1/2 t. dried... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

HEALTHY ROCKS

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. Preheat oven to... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

PLANT MEAT PATE

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... Continue Reading →

Steve’s all U Can Eat Salad For Sharon’s Birthday

Well, I do like salad, especially when it's one of Steve's all u can eats! Happy Birthday to me! No calorie worries today. Ingredients: chopped hearts of romaine lettuce tomatoes orange wedges sliced sweet onion sliced radishes sliced Japanese cucumber diced green pepper sliced celery soy bacon bits mixed nut crumbles fresh ginger sticks pumpernickel... Continue Reading →

SHARON’S DIRT BROTH

SHARON'S DIRT BROTH The animal-free chef's answer to Bone Broth! Instead of cannibalizing an animal to cure what ails me, I go to the soil and the salt of the earth! The best feel good broth I've ever had. Before - During - After. Makes 35 cups This is a lengthy process, so don't engage... Continue Reading →

GINGER GARLIC TOMATO REBOOT

GINGER GARLIC TOMATO REBOOT Fat-free medicine. It's super hot from the garlic and ginger, so you need the bread or some other carbohydrate to chew it with. Any bread will do. I also like it with Russian black bread. Do not serve this to guests. It's personal. Makes 3-1/2 cups 1 T. extra virgin olive... Continue Reading →

GYPTIAN RICE

GYPTIAN RICE White and wild rices, cashews and raisins seasoned with garlic, saffron and mint. Served with orange zest, and a maple syrup and extra virgin olive oil drizzle! Takes me someplace I haven't been before and I like it. Steve loves it. Elegant, he remarked. And delicious! Mostly fat-free! Makes 14 cups 4-3/4 c.... Continue Reading →

RED VELVET SOUP

RED VELVET SOUP Wow. Nice. Nice. Nice. Restaurant friendly! Mostly fat-free! Who would of thought that lima beans and beets could taste so good? Makes 4-1/4 cups 2 c. water 2 c. froz. lima beans 15 oz. can whole beets, including liquid 1/2 sm. yellow onion, coarsely cut 10-3/4 oz. can condensed tomato soup 1... Continue Reading →

GIMME LEAN SAUSAGE AND TOMATO

GIMME LEAN SAUSAGE AND TOMATO A plant meat and veggie saute. Tastier and more satisfying than the animal counterpart! No leap needed here. Low-fat too! Makes 6-1/2 cups 1 T. extra virgin olive oil 1 c. diced sweet onion, 1/2 inch squares 14 oz. tube Gimme Lean Meatless Sausage, thawed 28 oz. can stewed tomatoes... Continue Reading →

LOW FAT MUSTARD MAYO

Mix whole grain mustard with plain yogurt to desired consistency. Use as you would regular mayonnaise. There is 1 gram of fat in 1 cup of yogurt, so this is really low fat. Tastes great on a sandwich. If you want a dessert, then top with a spoonful of your favorite fruit preserves. I like... Continue Reading →

DARK HORSE RUSSIAN DRESSING

DARK HORSE RUSSIAN DRESSING Complex, exquisite. Full-bodied. Smoky with cranberry, cocoa, red wine and orange undertones. This salad dressing is like a fine wine. Serve for special occasions! Low-Fat! Makes about 2-3/4 cups 3/4 c. bottled Russian Dressing by Wishbone 1/4 c. fresh squeeze orange juice 1/4 c. dry red wine - I used Big Red... Continue Reading →

CHARRED BRUSSEL SPROUTS

CHARRED BRUSSEL SPROUTS Fresh steamed brussel sprouts charred in a little extra virgin olive oil. Tossed with garlic, smoked paprika, fresh grind sea salt and black pepper. Served with Ball Park Mustard mixed with a little veggie mayo! Serve as hors d'oeuvre or side dish vegetable. Low fat! Serves 6 1 lb. fresh brussel sprouts... Continue Reading →

BROCCOLI WILD RICE

BROCCOLI WILD RICE A simple fried wild rice dish with broccoli, sauteed onion and celery, with fresh carrot ribbons. A little curry, garlic, salt and pepper is all you need to season. A low fat rice dish made to please and satisfy! Makes 4-1/2 cups 2-1/2 c. water 1/2 t. sea salt 2/3 c. wild... Continue Reading →

TOMATO SANDWICH FOR STEVE

TOMATO SANDWICH FOR STEVE Steve's losing weight, but he's not going the fat-free route. He still wants a little veggie mayo on his tomato sandwich. So this is what we do. We still spread one half of the bread with Tomato Onion Salad Dressing - that is essentially fat-free, and it adds great flavors to... Continue Reading →

TOMATO TAPENADE

TOMATO TAPENADE Sun-dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives processed with garlic, green peppercorn and capers in a Tomato Onion Salad Dressing! Perfect texture, perfect flavors.  Low fat, but you wouldn't know it! So easy to make. Serve on toasted or broiled baguette slices as an hors d'oeuvre! Makes 1-1/2 cups 1 c. diced sun-dried tomatoes - non... Continue Reading →

APPLE CARROT SALAD

APPLE CARROT SALAD Some fresh ginger sticks, a few walnuts, some fresh spinach and a fat-free dressing created a nice lunch combined with the apple and carrot cut into tiny julienne style pieces. Fresh, succulent plus an attractive presentation! The addition of the walnuts makes this lunch salad mostly fat-free! Serves 2 I'm making use... Continue Reading →

TOMATO BRUSCHETTA

TOMATO BRUSCHETTA Nobody is going to miss the oil on these appetizers. Just don't tell anybody it's fat-free. If you say that, they won't want to eat it. Just serve it and they'll love it. Good quality ingredients - remember that! It's mostly fat-free - just a teeny bit in the tomato spread.  Makes as many... Continue Reading →

TOMATO ONION SALAD DRESSING

TOMATO ONION SALAD DRESSING Just a tiny bit of oil brings the pureed solids to a happy place for the palate! The olive juice, ground fennel and liquid smoke help bring out the richness of the tomato, while the onion and garlic create a surprisingly fresh flavor quality, making one think it's a fresh tomato... Continue Reading →

GOLDEN CAESAR SALAD DRESSING

GOLDEN CAESAR SALAD DRESSING Not too thick, not too thin, dresses greens very well. New flavors, new textures. All different, all good. We're going beyond the fat and discovering an equally worthy way to enjoy our salads! Caesar would be proud! Low-fat! Makes 2-1/3 cups 1/2, 12.3 oz. block extra-firm Silken type tofu, rinsed and... Continue Reading →

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