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Smoky Cranberry Orange Gravy fat free

SMOKY CRANBERRY ORANGE GRAVY fat free

If you’re looking for something different and familiar this is it! Plus you combine the cranberry and gravy into one dish, saving time and money. Did I mention how off-the-planet exciting cranberries can be when you recognize their potential? They’re just waiting to be explored!

Makes 3 cups

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Posted in FAT-FREE FRIDAY, SAUCES, WE GOT THE GREENS

Collards In Mustard Cider Sauce fat-free

COLLARDS IN MUSTARD CIDER SAUCE fat-free

There aren’t many sauces you can make fat-free that will stand up against the fatted version. This is one of them. All added flavors and textures compliment the greens and vice versa. I just happened to have cider on hand, because it’s Fall in America where I happily live. My status means nothing. Location, location, location is everything. I don’t want anybody’s life, money or fame. I can get my own in my own way on my own terms. I don’t buck the system or game it, or corrupt it. I work with it. Everybody wants a free pass with nothing to offer. Not me. I raise myself. I don’t need somebody else to do it for me. 

Enjoy this unique way of serving collard greens. Holidays are coming up. Surprise family and guests with something familiar yet different! Serve over a combination of white and sweet mashed potatoes, or seasoned long grain rice. You decide!

Makes 9-1/2 cups 

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Posted in MAIN DISH, REDUCED-FAT RECIPES, RICE AND NOODLE BOWLS, SAUCES

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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Posted in FAT-FREE FRIDAY, LUNCH, SAUCES, VEGGIES

Cauliflower With Maple Mustard Sauce

CAULIFLOWER WITH MAPLE MUSTARD SAUCE

You don’t need all the fat that we normally like to drench our vegetables in, when served a fat-free dipping sauce with these fresh steamed cauliflower buds. I’m happy it’s Friday, ’cause I know I’ll be doing my body/mind good!

Makes 1 cup sauce and 4 servings cauliflower

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Fat-Free Animal-Free Tomato Sauce

FAT-FREE ANIMAL-FREE TOMATO SAUCE

Totally fat-free and animal-free? Are you kidding me? Don’t tell anyone. Just serve it. It satisfies like ground meat and feels like there is definitely a fine oil in this fine sauce! Go for it!

Makes about 7 cups

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Red And Greasy (that means tomato sauce)

 

RED AND GREASY

Steve says he wants red and greasy – a favorite of his and mine. Lately we’ve been so low-fat or no-fat that we decided to treat ourselves with more-than-usual-fat. Lighten up. You’re not going to lose all that fat in a day anyway! Have some fun with food! Serve over pasta of choice!

Makes 9-1/2 cups

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Posted in AGAR AGAR, FAT-FREE FRIDAY, GUAR GUM, MALIC ACID, SALADS & DRESSINGS, SAUCES

Fat-Free AF Orange Mayo Sauce

FAT-FREE AF ORANGE MAYO SAUCE

Winner Winner Animal-Free Dinner! Jackpot! An Animal-Free (AF) mayo and sauce combined, depending where you want to use it – on sandwiches, salads, plant meats, veggies, over rice, beans or pasta. Hot or cold. Is that cool or what? Lots of flavor and lots of smooth. Don’t forget to use smoked paprika – that’s the magical flavor ingredient here!

Makes cups 3-1/2 cups

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Pink Lentil Cream

PINK LENTIL CREAM

Serve as an elegant first course appetizer soup, use as gravy or as thickener/flavor enhancer for other sauces instead of cornstarch/flour and bouillon. Easy, cheap and super smooth!

Makes 4 cups

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SWEET CARROT MARINARA

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SWEET CARROT MARINARA

 A wonderful fat-free marinara sauce with a sweet red pepper and carrot base – neither discernible but necessary to the enjoyment of the sauce!

Makes 6-1/2 cups

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