Baked Bean Corn Chowder low fat

BAKED BEAN CORN CHOWDER low fat Most diners wouldn’t expect soup made from canned products to taste this good. Maybe it’s the combination of walnut and flax oil with the skin and pith of a minneola orange and the San Marzano tomatoes, the herbs and spices and high quality veggies and beans that make itContinue reading “Baked Bean Corn Chowder low fat”

Barbecue Green Bean Sun-Dried Tomato Rice

BARBECUE GREEN BEAN SUN-DRIED TOMATO RICE Less water, longer cooking time creates a chewier rice. Cooked with spices, herbs, Italian cut green beans and sun-dried tomatoes. Tossed with a tomato and vinegar based Barbecue Sauce! Served as individual molds, topped with white and black sesame seed, drizzled with sesame oil and topped with fresh basil.Continue reading “Barbecue Green Bean Sun-Dried Tomato Rice”

Spicy Lima Bean Corn Chili fat-free

Spicy Lima Bean Corn Chili fat-free Spicy as in spice not heat. You adjust the heat for your tastes. Serve plain or over pasta. Great either way. No slicing and dicing – just open containers. I’m not tied to the brands; it’s what I had on hand. The entire dish has a fatty feel withoutContinue reading “Spicy Lima Bean Corn Chili fat-free”

Tomato Turnip Tofu Stew

TOMATO TURNIP TOFU STEW Stew, because there’s more solids than liquid. Sauteed celery and onion simmered with parsnip, turnip, carrot and cabbage. Seasoned with garlic, basil and allspice with a touch of smoke. Chopped broccoli, petite peas and extra-firm tofu cubes for added protein and texture. Quite lovely for a root stew. Flavors like chickenContinue reading “Tomato Turnip Tofu Stew”

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

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

Turnip Tomato Pea Soup – fat-free

TURNIP TOMATO PEA SOUP – fat-free Dried split and dried whole peas set the foundation for this brothy veggie soup with turnips, tomatoes, onions, carrot and celery. High End. Top Shelf. And no added fat. Oh, did I forget the ham? There’s that too – animal-free of course! Lovely expression of goodness! Makes a lot,Continue reading “Turnip Tomato Pea Soup – fat-free”

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

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.Continue reading “Antipasto Veggie Bowl”

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 aContinue reading “Parsley Escarole Soup”

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

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

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!

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

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

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 friedContinue reading “Matcha Quinoa Jasmine Rice”

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

Low Fat Stewed Tomato Cabbage Soup

LOW FAT STEWED TOMATO CABBAGE SOUP I don’t know why the love of cabbage is attributed to Polish People, but they obviously knew a good thing when they cultivated it! If you like tomato soup you’ll love this one. The strong tomato flavor somehow enhances all the other vegetables. Even the kids will like! MakesContinue reading “Low Fat Stewed Tomato Cabbage Soup”

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 theContinue reading “Christmas Chili”

FANTA Orange Soda Salad Dressing

FANTA ORANGE SODA SALAD DRESSING fat free with sun-dried tomato, garlic and fresh orange – fat-free. A refreshing change in the way you dress your salads! Makes 6 cups

Winter Tomatoes Got You Down?

Why worry about the high price of winter tomatoes and unripened, flavorless choices, when grapes are on sale. That’s right, substitute grapes for tomatoes in any salad. It’s a nice switch from the traditional tomatoes that we seem to add to every salad we make, just because it’s a salad. Even Lilly Belle says yes!Continue reading “Winter Tomatoes Got You Down?”

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 inContinue reading “Japanese Hot Dog”

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 yourContinue reading “AFC Spaghetti Mushroom Alfredo – for Steve”

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

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 toContinue reading “Weight Reduction Soup (WRS) Program”

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 pastaContinue reading “Red And Greasy (that means tomato sauce)”

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 whoContinue reading “Anti-Beef Crumble Chili – fat-free (FF)”

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

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.Continue reading “Asian Barbecue Bean Soup”

AFRICAN CRICKET CHILI – therapeutic too

AFRICAN CRICKET CHILI – therapeutic too A ‘Cure Whatever Ails You’ Soup. Or at least you’ll think you’re cured. Hibiscus, lavender, black forbidden rice with lots of veggies, herbs and spice makes the alternative cricket tastes especially nice! MAKES 24 cups

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

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 thatContinue reading “BAKED VEG CHEESE AND VEAL CANNELLONI”

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

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 pumpernickelContinue reading “Steve’s all U Can Eat Salad For Sharon’s Birthday”

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

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

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