MACARONI SALAD SAUCE

AFC MACARONI SALAD SAUCE Vegan sour cream has about half the calories of vegan mayonnaise, and it’s thicker, so you can add more to it without watering it down too much. For that reason, at least in some salads, vegan sour cream has become my new ‘go to’ base for mayonnaise replacement! Makes approx. 2Continue reading “MACARONI SALAD SAUCE”

Red Turkey Pasta Mold Masterpiece

RED TURKEY PASTA MOLD MASTERPIECE This is my celebratory Pasta Masterpiece gift to the world. Masterpiece need not be difficult. I made it easy – just for you, because you like easy. Merry Christmas and happy day to the world ~ from  Sharon Lee Davies-Tight, The Animal-Free Chef Serves 10

AFC Red Turkey Cheese Tofu Spread

AFC RED TURKEY CHEESE TOFU SPREAD AFC RED TURKEY CHEESE SAUCE mixed with tiny diced green pepper and Silken extra-firm tofu. Topped with chopped roasted pepper and served with whole wheat crackers. An eggy-white soft boiled texture with smokey high garlic overtones. Crisp lines meet sweet expressions of rightness! You are God after all! MakesContinue reading “AFC Red Turkey Cheese Tofu Spread”

AFC Red Turkey Cheese Sauce

AFC RED TURKEY CHEESE SAUCE Wow. This is some nice sauce. Easy to make too! A joy. Great Turkey peppers – long tough and flavorful. Dairy-free cheese sauce of course. So where does the cheese come in? Beats me. All I know is I can taste the cheese. Chee-ee-zzz-y! These cashews don’t need to beContinue reading “AFC Red Turkey Cheese Sauce”

Saffron Walnut Pesto

SAFFRON WALNUT PESTO Made with fresh basil and mint, garlic and mustard, Almond Breeze AlmondMilk, Daiya Pepperjack Style Shredded vegan Cheese and extra virgin olive oil. A powerfully expressed avant-guarde version of pesto! Makes 4-1/2 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”

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

SPREADABLE CHEESE FOR SANDWICHES

SPREADABLE CHEESE FOR SANDWICHES Textures and tastes like American mild cheddar singles before they were wrapped individually in plastic. It spreads easily, right from the refrigerator. No need to heat – it’s creamy enough so that it doesn’t need it. The large yield was designed for restaurants. If making this at home you might wantContinue reading “SPREADABLE CHEESE FOR SANDWICHES”

AFC WESTERN OMELET CHEESEBURGER

AFC WESTERN OMELET CHEESEBURGER A versatile burger batter for many dishes. A great mix. Chewy, soft, creamy, a little crunch. It’s all there! You won’t believe it. A western omelet is made of egg, ham, onion and green pepper. I also add cheese. All animal-free of course! I know, it makes you happy! Makes 8Continue reading “AFC WESTERN OMELET CHEESEBURGER”

ITALIAN MAC & CHEESE

ITALIAN MAC & CHEESE Tortiglioni pasta cooked with garlic and black pepper, then layered with a garlic, ginger, mushroom and sweet onion tomato sauce and a blend of three veg cheeses. Baked till steaming hot! Taste the pleasure! Serves 12 and makes 9 cups sauce

PREMELTED GRILLED VEG CHEESE SANDWICH

PREMELTED VEGGIE CHEESE Ever have a problem getting your veggie cheese to melt in a grilled cheese sandwich without burning the bread – and even then many times it doesn’t melt throughout? I solved the problem by forming Daiya Veggie Mozzarella Shreds, carrot juice, prepared yellow mustard and Mancini Fried Peppers with Onion into aContinue reading “PREMELTED GRILLED VEG CHEESE SANDWICH”

CREAMED SAUERKRAUT aka CHEESE SAUCE

CREAMED SAUERKRAUT AND PEPPERS Sauerkraut combined with Mancini Sweet Red Roasted Peppers, Mancini Fried Peppers with Onion, garlic, fennel and Daiya Mozzarella Veggie Shreds, then cooked till creamy! A simple side dish vegetable for roasted root veggies. Can also be served over mashed or baked potatoes, with veggie sausage, as a cheese topper for pizza,Continue reading “CREAMED SAUERKRAUT aka CHEESE SAUCE”

PREMELTED VEGGIE CHEESE FOR SANDWICHES & SAUCES

PREMELTED VEGGIE CHEESE Ever have a problem getting your veggie cheese to melt in a grilled cheese sandwich without burning the bread – and even then many times it doesn’t melt throughout? I solved the problem by forming Daiya Veggie Mozzarella Shreds, carrot juice, prepared yellow mustard and Mancini Fried Peppers with Onion into aContinue reading “PREMELTED VEGGIE CHEESE FOR SANDWICHES & SAUCES”

GLUTEN-FREE VEGGIE ‘SMOKED SALMON’ SPREAD

GLUTEN-FREE VEGGIE ‘SMOKED SALMON’ SPREAD Made with Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese, Greek olives, sun-dried tomatoes, soy bacon bits, capers, roasted peppers and horseradish. Yes, it takes and textures like smoked salmon! Makes 1-1/4 cups

ZUCCHINI LASAGNA

 ZUCCHINI LASAGNA No need for noodles in this lasagna! Lots of zucchini though. Pan-fried planks substitute for the noodles, and as if that weren’t enough –  4 cups grated zucchini go into the sauce. Gentle Italian flavors permeate the custard-like texture of the Tofutti cheese in this once in a life-time experience of walk onContinue reading “ZUCCHINI LASAGNA”

VEGGIE MAC AND CHEESE FLORENTINE

VEGGIE MAC AND CHEESE FLORENTINE Tofutti ricotta, cream cheese, sour cream and mozzarella singles combined with herbs and spices, fresh spinach and veggie elbow macaroni. Topped with fresh breadcrumbs flavored with olive oil and garlic, garnished with roasted pepper and baked till piping hot and crisped! Serves 8

SWEET RED ROASTED PEPPER CASHEW CHEESE

SWEET RED ROASTED PEPPER CASHEW CHEESE  A cheesy mousse-like spread made from cashews, sweet red roasted peppers, sweet onion, garlic and nutritional yeast. Use as a spread for hors d’oeuvres, as a spread on submarine sandwiches or for mac and cheese!  Makes 3-1/2 cups spread

ROASTED PEPPER CASHEW CHEESE HORS D’OEUVRES

ROASTED PEPPER CASHEW CHEESE HORS D’OEUVRES A cheesy mousse-like spread made from cashews, sweet red roasted peppers, sweet onion, garlic and nutritional yeast. Spooned onto lightly broiled potato bread rounds. Half topped with strips of roasted pepper and the other half topped with Kalamata olive strips. An elegant, melt in your mouth hors d’oeuvre! CanContinue reading “ROASTED PEPPER CASHEW CHEESE HORS D’OEUVRES”

SHARON’S BAKED ZITI

SHARON’S BAKED ZITI Layers of mushroom and roasted pepper garlic and fennel tomato sauce, cooked ziti pasta and Tofutti soy ricotta and cream cheese combined with cashew crumbles and flavored with herbs and white truffle oil, all topped with Italian Panko crumbs flavored, again, with white truffle oil. Baked till steamy hot! Superb, rich, light!Continue reading “SHARON’S BAKED ZITI”

SHARON’S LIQUID CHEESE Trifecta

SHARON’S LIQUID CHEESE Trifecta Processed Silken Tofu with Tofutti Cream Cheese and Smart Balance Buttery Spread to create a beautiful, creamy thin cheese to drizzle over whatever you want to drizzle it over! I’ve developed two similar recipes, one thin and the other thicker with a slight variation in flavor. Makes 2-3/4 cups