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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Blueberry Pudding Jam

LOW FAT TOPPING FOR TOAST OR DAIRY FREE ICE CREAM!

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BLUEBERRY PUDDING JAM

Do you like pudding? Do you like jam? Then how about a pudding jam? Amply spread it on your favorite toasted breads or spoon it over your favorite dairy free ice-cream! It sounds good because it is good! Blueberries, pineapple and prunes cooked with almond milk, cinnamon and coriander. Thickened with unmodified potato starch for a smooth gelatinous texture!

Makes 4 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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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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Stewed Tomato Bean Pot – cooking with large cans

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Today we’re cooking primarily with cans – restaurant-size cans for restaurant or home use.

We’ve selected the following: I’m going to give you the brand along with the ingredients and size can, just to give the people who produced the product some credit for a job well done.

102 oz. can Dunbar’s Sweet Bell Pepper Mixed Strips (mixed means multi-colored – they contain 0 fat and 0 sodium so of course are packed in water)

102 oz. can Gordon CHOICE Sliced Stewed Tomatoes (contains 0 fat)

117 oz. can BUSH’S Bean Pot Vegetarian Baked Beans (contains 0 fat)



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STEWED TOMATO BEAN POT

Vegetarian baked beans mixed with caramelized red onion, multi-colored pepper strips, stewed tomatoes and carrot matchsticks. A light-flavored and colored sesame seed oil teamed with Balsamic vinegar and garlic create the rich foundation that brings together all ingredients, elevating them in one simple yet elegant main…

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Fig And Yam English Muffin Stuffin’

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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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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.

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Saffron Walnut Pesto

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SAFFRON WALNUT PESTO

Made with fresh basil and mint, garlic and mustard, Almond Breeze AlmondMilk, Daiya Pepperjack Style Shredded vegan Cheese and extra virgin olive oil. A powerfully expressed avant-guarde version of pesto!

Makes 4-1/2 cups

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Soft-Fri Saffron Potatoes And Corn – two way

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SOFT-FRI SAFFRON POTATOES AND CORN – two way

For restaurants with leftover baked potatoes  – or home chefs who want to uptick your skillet potatoes – try this version of home fries and/or potato salad. It works great!

Makes 9 cups

Bake potatoes:

2-1/2 lbs. russet potatoes – the kind you find in the grocery in 5 and 10 pound bags – scrub under tap water, place wet on oven rack and bake at 400 degrees till fork-tender (long-pronged fork slides in and out easily when inserted into middle of potato), cool in refrigerator till ready to use; or use already baked leftover potatoes – mine went for 65 minutes in the oven – when cool, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (do not peel).

Cook corn:

Cook 6 ears sweet white and yellow corn in boiling water in covered pot for 10 minutes. Turn heat off and let set for…

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

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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 bread croutons

chopped fresh basil

extra virgin olive oil and Balsamic vinegar plus choice of bottled dressing

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SHARON’S DIRT BROTH

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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

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GINGER GARLIC TOMATO REBOOT

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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

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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

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RED VELVET SOUP

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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

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GIMME LEAN SAUSAGE AND TOMATO

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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

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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 orange marmalade.

Use whatever type of mustard you like as long as it’s thick. Prepared yellow mustard does not work well here, since Silk yogurt is also fairly thin. The whole grain mustard works best.






 

DARK HORSE RUSSIAN DRESSING

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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

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CHARRED BRUSSEL SPROUTS

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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

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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

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TOMATO SANDWICH FOR STEVE

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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 the sandwich, then we spread only one half of the bread with the veg mayo, and not much either.

It worked out perfectly. I did one sandwich on toasted French baguette  (that was his breakfast) then the other on toasted pretzel sub roll (that was his lunch).

A little fresh grind black pepper finished it off with style. So simple. So delicious!

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Is this the most perfect tomato or what? All summer I waited for a tomato like this and at the end of summer I finally got it.

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TOMATO TAPENADE

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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

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