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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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