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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Fresh Mint, Toasted Sesame Seeds, and Chili

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Fresh Mint, Toasted Sesame Seeds, and Chili

Ingredients: 20 ounces of brussel sprouts, quartered 2 tablespoons oil Salt and pepper to taste 3 tablespoons white sesame seeds ½ to ¾ teaspoon red chili flakes or to taste 1/2 cup fresh mint, cut into strips Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Toss sprouts with oil, salt, and pepper.  Bake for a total of 30 minutes ...

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Whole Grain Bread with Flax and Sesame Seeds

Whole Grain Bread with Flax and Sesame Seeds

The flax seeds and sesame add a nice  flavor and nutrition to this bread-feel free to shape in any way you'd like (loaf, baguette, roll, etc.).  All else will remain the same except for the cooking time.  In addition, the rapid rise yeast substantially reduces proofing time without compromising the ...

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Tempeh BLT with Roasted Garlic Mayo

Tempeh BLT with Roasted Garlic Mayo

Nowadays there are many brands that manufacture vegetarian bacon substitutes that are made with tempeh (fermented soybean) that mimic the flavor of real bacon quite nicely.  Make sure to purchase one that uses natural sweeteners and has a maple smoke flavor.  These will go best in this sandwich, which a ...

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Corn Meal Fritters

Corn Meal Fritters

This recipe is a variation of the Latin American dish, sorrullos, which are cornmeal fingers.  The ingredients are essentially the same, except here I've shaped them into balls rather then fingers.  If you are feeling daring, you can also add a thin sliver of jalapeno, raw or roasted, along with ...

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Spiced Cauliflower and Potato Stir-Fry

Spiced Cauliflower and Potato Stir-Fry

Ingredients: 1.25 lbs red potatoes , peeled and cut into thin half moons 1 head of cauliflower, cut into small florets 2 tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon ajwain seeds 1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds  1 dried bay leaf salt to taste 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon raw cane sugar 1 teaspoon amchur (dried mango) ...

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Apricot Tofu

Apricot Tofu

Ingredients: 32 ounces extra-firm tofu 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons garlic, minced 2 cups red onion, sliced 2 cups mixed bell peppers, sliced salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup liquid aminos (soy sauce substitute) 1-2 tablespoons red chili flakes 6 tablespoons naturally-sweetened apricot fruit spread Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Spray a baking rack with cooking spray ...

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Waldorf Tempeh Salad

Posted by: EatFree

>> Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

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Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces tempeh*, grated
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup Red Delicious apple, cubed
  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup red grapes, quartered
  • 6-7 tablespoons mayo
  • 2 tablespoons agave
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and enjoy by itself, in a wrap or in a butter lettuce cup

*If you find the tempeh to be too bitter, steam for 8-10 minutes.  Cool, then grate.

Tempeh “Tuna” Salad

Posted by: EatFree

>> Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

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Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces tempeh, grated
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup sweet petite pickles, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup dill, chopped finely
  • 6 tablespoons mayo
  • 2 tablespoons agave

Directions:

Combine all ingredients.  Enjoy alone or in a sandwich!

Chicken Salad with Strawberry and Basil

Posted by: EatFree

>> Gluten-Free, Non-Vegetarian

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 4 cups roasted chicken strips
  • 2 cups fresh mozzarella pearls
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • black pepper
  • 1/2 cup basil, shredded

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Roast jalapeno for 10 minutes or until lightly charred.  Let cool.  Chop and set aside.
  2. Simmer vinegar over low heat for 10-15 minutes or until reduced by half to syrup-like consistency. Set aside.
  3. Combine together all ingredients.  Enjoy!

Corn Griddle Cakes

Posted by: EatFree

>> Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

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Ingredients:

  • 3.5 cup cooked corn kernels
  • 1.5 cups stone-ground corn meal
  • 1/4 cup raw demerara sugar, pulverized
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil, divided

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except oil.  Take 2 cups of the mixture and process in food processor until smooth.  Add back to mixture and combine well.  Set aside. (Makes about six 3-4 inch diameter cakes.)
  2. Meanwhile brusg 1 teaspoon of the oil on flat griddle pan.  Heat.  Add corn mixture to griddle, flatten, and cook on one side on medium heat for about 4 minutes.  Flip over, drizzle another half teaspoon of the oil around edges of cakes, and cook for another 4 minutes on medium heat or until golden brown and cooked through.  Repeat for last 3 cakes.  Enjoy as a side dish!