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AFC FAT-FREE RECIPES BEANS - GRAINS SALADS & DRESSINGS TOMATOES

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

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FIELD ROAST SAUSAGE BITES

FIELD ROAST SAUSAGE BITES A super easy and low calorie Hors’ Oeuvre that will please every palate! Pan-fried sausage and frankfurters – cut into 3/4 inch wide disks, top each with a dab of mustard, then spear each with a grape tomato! That’s it – delicious and juicy too! Makes as many as you want

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Fresh Corn Veggie Pot

FRESH CORN VEGGIE POT Fresh corn mixed with red cabbage, mushroom, celery, onion and pepper saute, along with peas, fresh ginger sticks and garlic. San Marzano tomatoes turn this summer veg fest into a savory delight! Just what Steve asked for – healthy and delicious! Makes 17 cups

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Antipasto Veggie Bowl

ANTIPASTO VEGGIE BOWL  A lot of broth or gravy isn’t always required in what otherwise might be called a soup. Roasted artichokes and black olives highlight this veggie bowl of sauteed pepper, onion, celery and cabbage. Combine with garbanzo and kidney beans, sweet corn and tomatoes. Seasoned simply with smoked paprika, dry mustard and turmeric. […]

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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 a […]

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AFC Purple Cabbage Weight Reduction Soup (WRS)

AFC Purple Cabbage Weight Reduction Soup (WRS) Another fabulous cabbage soup, hitting all the right notes. Weight reduction or not, I love cabbage soup – ala Sharon! Makes a lot

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AFC FAT-FREE RECIPES MAIN DISH TOMATOES VEGGIES XANTHAN GUM

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

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Spinach Potato Skillet

SPINACH POTATO SKILLET Easy to make, low fat skillet supper with lots of spinach, peas, celery with pan-fried potato slices, grape tomatoes in a simple garlic mustard glaze!

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES BEANS - GRAINS MAIN DISH PLANT MEATS RICE AND NOODLE BOWLS TOMATOES

Leftover Rice

Sometimes simple tastes so good. I’ve been missing rice for a while. Peas too, been missing them. The fresh tomato add-on creates a juicy component to this simple rice. Nice! Makes 7 cups

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES TOMATOES VEGGIES

Fresh OFF-THE-COB Veggie Saute

Fresh OFF-THE-COB Veggie Saute The fresh corn in the market is so sweet this year, so we go with very little seasoning. Salt and pepper works. A simple, refreshing and satisfying dish for any meal – even breakfast! Makes 11 cups

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Matcha Quinoa Jasmine Rice

MATCHA QUINOA JASMINE RICE Jasmine rice and Toasted Quinoa make a great texture match. I’m using it often lately. What you add later is up to you. This time we start with Matcha Green Tea Powder to flavor the grains. Then we top each serving with Tomato Mushroom Sauce followed by a very traditional fried […]

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AFC FAT-FREE RECIPES SAUCES & MARINADES TOMATOES

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

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES SOUPS TOMATOES

Christmas Chili

CHRISTMAS CHILI Obviously this chili is cooked, yet it tastes so fresh. I wonder why? “Very good”, Steve said. “Very French”. Serve by itself or over orecchiette (hat shaped pasta). Over rice too! It’s all good. The “very” categorizes it as special! And yes, it’s even low-fat. It didn’t have to be; that’s just the […]

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Japanese Hot Dog

The Japanese hold onto their soy sauce like we do our ketchup. Almost. We don’t put ketchup on everything, just some things. And we have a wider variety of dipping sauces than they do. I’d like to think that the Japanese don’t require soy sauce with everything, but how would I know? Even living in […]

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AFC Spaghetti Mushroom Alfredo – for Steve

AFC SPAGHETTI MUSHROOM ALFREDO for Steve If someone wants to occasionally indulge in a higher calorie and fat dish, plus they want large or extra-large portions, I’d say take this one, for a sky-high experience! That was Steve’s Request. Lots of happy sounds were heard while he savored this meal. The Animal-Free Chef at your […]

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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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Weight Reduction Soup (WRS) Program

WEIGHT REDUCTION SOUP (WRS) FAT-FREE CABBAGE SOUP  This is my new favorite soup. I love everything about it. It’s simple, easy, doesn’t cost much and it makes a ton. This will be Steve’s and my lunch for the week. Today, for lunch he had 5 cups. This soup is definitely a keeper! I’m going to […]

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AFC FAT-FREE RECIPES BEANS - GRAINS SAUCES & MARINADES TOMATOES

Fat-Free Animal-Free Tomato Sauce

A Perfect Fat-Free, Animal-Free Tomato Sauce For Pasta! A FAT-FREE FRIDAY SPECIAL! GIVE IT A TRY.

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MAIN DISH SAUCES & MARINADES TOMATOES

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 […]

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AFC FAT-FREE RECIPES SOUPS TOMATOES

Anti-Beef Crumble Chili – fat-free (FF)

ANTI-BEEF CRUMBLE CHILI – fat-free (FF) Red rice is my new Anti-Beef Crumble. It works beautifully, with no suffering imposed. Now, that’s a good day, when I find a better way to prepare traditional food absent the cruelty. Revolutionary is what it is. Right in front of us the whole time. For all you who […]

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AFC 5 SPICE Tomato Soup

AFC 5 SPICE TOMATO BEAN SOUP Fat-Free and still delicious! Cabbage, celery and carrots combined with Roman beans in a spicy tomato sauce. Salsa and fresh lime give it an extra kick and AFC 5 SPICE ramps up the flavor profile! Makes 11-1/2 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. […]

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SPINACH TOMATO LINGUINI BOWL

SPINACH TOMATO LINGUINI BOWL Cooked linguini mixed with fresh spinach, tomatoes, sweet onion, Kalamata olives, sweet mini peppers, and carrot ribbons. Tossed with a reduced fat Herb and Spice Vinaigrette! Mostly raw! Makes 16 cups

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BAKED VEG CHEESE AND VEAL CANNELLONI

BAKED VEG CHEESE AND VEAL CANNELLONI We use the other white plant meat for this fine American-Italian casserole. Veg veal! I think I’ve had veal once or twice aside from a luncheon sandwich meat called veal loaf back in the long ago days. I recall it not having much flavor – not the loaf that […]

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FAT-FREE BAKED BEAN & ROASTED TOMATO SOUP

FAT-FREE BAKED BEAN & ROASTED TOMATO SOUP Bush’s Beans proves that you don’t need fat nor oil to enjoy good tasting baked beans, and you don’t need it in a soup either! Makes 7-1/2 cups

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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

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SHARON’S MANICOTTI

SHARON’S MANICOTTI This has been a long time in the planning and waiting stages – mainly to get the filling right absent any animal products. It’s a success I waited three decades to achieve. Makes 11 stuffed pasta and 5-1/4 cups sauce

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SWEET CARROT MARINARA

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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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

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES MAIN DISH PLANT MEATS TOMATOES

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

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES SANDWICHES & SPREADS TOMATOES

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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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MARINATED TOMATOES AND FRESH HERBS

MARINATED TOMATOES AND FRESH HERBS Even when cooking with oils, fresh herbs rarely flavor a sauce as much as we think they should. Dried herbs are always needed in addition to the fresh. We usually add the fresh right at the end of cooking time for best result, but even then, the flavor effect is […]

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VEG DOG AND KRAUT BURRITO

VEG DOG AND KRAUT BURRITO Cooked Jumbo veg dog, raw whiskey sauerkraut, chopped tomato, dill relish, chopped red onion and fresh cilantro rolled in a spinach flatbread drizzled with mustard. See? Fat-free CAN taste good! Makes 1