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Hot Artichoke Antipasto Dip

HOT ARTICHOKE ANTIPASTO DIP

Today we’re offering a heated dip, either broiled or microwaved, of marinated artichoke, sun-dried tomato, Kalamata olive, garlic and oregano in a dairy free cream cheese by Tofutti. Served with a gluten-free smokehouse almond NUT-THIN cracker!

Makes approx. 1-3/4 cup

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AFC SCOTTISH PLAID DIP

AFC SCOTTISH PLAID DIP

When there’s not one thread or color that dominates the fabric we call it a plaid! The Animal-Free Chef feels free to extend that designation to food. There’s no one flavor that dominates the dip. Enjoy this Scottish plaid!

Makes 5 cups

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Smoky Bean And Pea Dip

SMOKY BEAN AND PEA DIP

A quick easy dip that can be made a couple days in advance of a special event – like a holiday? These potent flavors go well with crackers or tortilla chips. Low fat considering the yield! 

Makes 3 cups

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Collard Green, Olive And Caper Spread

COLLARD GREEN, OLIVE AND CAPER SPREAD

Tired of the same old spinach dips and spreads? Want something new, something different, that tastes like it came out of a Five Star Kitchen? You came to the right place – the only place!

Makes 2-2/3 cups

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AFC Horseradish Sweet Potato Spread

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AFC HORSERADISH SWEET POTATO SPREAD

When you have AFC Coral Horseradish Sauce on hand, this is a great appetizer to make with it. Pretty to look at, ultra creamy and perfectly balanced flavors. This can also be used as a sandwich spread for your veggie or burger sandwiches.

Makes about 1-1/2 cups

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AFC Sweet Potato Hummus

Can also be used as a side dish vegetable when heated.

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SWEET POTATO HUMMUS

Simple and elegant combined makes everyone want to make this Velvety smooth appetizer delight! Exquisite texture and flavor. You wanted an easy appetizer to make for the holidays or any special occasion? This is it.

How much effort does it take to bake some sweet potatoes? Then what are you waiting for? Make them a few days ahead, then when needed, all you do is reach into the fridge. AFC Sweet Potato Hummus has a longer shelf life than most appetizers, so go for it. Surprise everyone with the newest State Of The Art Hummus – made Àla Sharon

Makes 2-1/2 cups

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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!

Makes 2 cups

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TOMATO NUT HUMMUS

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TOMATO NUT HUMMUS

A wonderful hummus. Yes, a tomato nut hummus. I make the rules in my kitchen. No beans in this dip. This is the most unfamiliar tasting recipe. The only things familiar are the flatbread and the fact that it’s a dip. Flavors, textures all new! Except that you won’t miss the lamb that generally accompanies the meal. Best to serve it hot though, or at least warm. Your guests will be returning for more, and more and…

Makes 4-3/4 cups

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EGGPLANT TOMATO CREAM SPREAD

  EGGPLANT TOMATO CREAM  SPREAD
Looks rustic, tastes elegant, feels luxurious!
Makes 2 cups

4 T. extra virgin olive oil

4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped

1 med. eggplant (a little more than 1 lb.), unpeeled, cut into 3/8 inch cubes (no larger)

salt and black pepper to taste

4 fresh Italian (Roma) tomatoes, seeded and diced

2 t. dried basil

1/4 t. dried oregano

1 t. smoked paprika

very light sprinkling red cayenne pepper

1 t. fresh lemon juice

1/2 c. Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese

salt and pepper

1 French baguette (long, narrow loaf French bread), thinly sliced and broiled on one side till golden, then brushed with extra virgin olive oil

additional smoked paprika


In large skillet, over low heat, heat oil. Add garlic, then cook till softened, being careful not to brown it. If you do brown it, it’s okay, as long as it isn’t burned.

Add eggplant cubes all at once. Salt and pepper, then stir to coat with oil. Raise heat to medium and keep stirring till eggplant begins to shrink a little. Cook 15 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally (much of eggplant will be soft at this point).

Add tomatoes, basil, oregano, smoked paprika, red cayenne pepper and lemon juice. Stir well, then cover and cook on low heat for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Adjust for salt as you cook. When done, eggplant and tomato will be very soft & mushy–like a spread.

If after 45 minutes there is still liquid in the skillet, raise heat back to medium or medium-high and cook, stirring often till all liquid evaporates and spread is as dry as possible.

Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Add Tofutti Cream Cheese. Stir to completely incorporate, salt and pepper to taste, then cover and refrigerate till ready to serve.

Transfer spread to serving dish. Serve with slices of French baguette, broiled on one side, then brushed with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle entire presentation with a little smoked paprika.


Notes: Purchase ripe eggplant – one that gives in to pressure when squeezed. Cut into small cubes; large cubes will require longer cooking time and will not soften properly.

You only need 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice – any more will make it too acidic. The temptation is always to use more, or to use what you squeezed.

If taking this spread on a picnic where you’ll be grilling out, toast oiled baguette slices on grill for an added charred treat.

Although you can serve this immediately upon making it, it textures thicker and creamier when refrigerated a few hours before serving. Great both ways!

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PINEAPPLE BEAN SALSA SOUP – or dip

PINEAPPLE SALSA

PINEAPPLE BEAN SALSA SOUP – or dip

This is my gazpacho – upticked all the way to the moon and back. The longer it marinates, the more subtle the flavors. Some like the old, some like the new! Serve as a cold appetizer soup or a dip with tortilla chips!

Makes 9 cups

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THE BIG GAME DIP

BIG GAME DIP

THE BIG GAME DIP

This is a big dip for a big day. It makes a lot so you won’t run out. Bold and subtle flavors – crunchy, meaty and smooth textures – make this a perfect party dip for all tastes!

Makes 3-1/2 cups

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CRANBERRY BLACK BEAN SALSA

CRANBERRY BLACK BEAN SALSA

CRANBERRY BLACK BEAN SALSA

Whole cranberry sauce, black beans and sweet mini peppers combined with chunky salsa, fresh cilantro and lemon. Served with white corn tortilla chips. Wow! My new favorite salsa!

Makes 4 cups

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GLUTEN-FREE SAFFRON SUN-DRIED TOMATO DIP

SAFFRON SUN-DRIED TOMATO DIP

GLUTEN-FREE SAFFRON SUN-DRIED TOMATO DIP

Sun-dried tomatoes, celery, raw onion and garlic, fresh lime, orange zest and saffron. Mixed with Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream. Garnished with celery leaves and paprika. Served with potato chips!

Makes 2 cups

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GLUTEN-FREE VEGGIE ‘SMOKED SALMON’ SPREAD

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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

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TAPENADE MOUSSE

TAPENADE MOUSSE

Kalamata olives, fresh garlic and onion processed till mealy, then combined with dairy-free cream cheese till smooth and mousse-like. Served with a ‘cutting board’ whole grain bread cut into chunks! Rustic and elegant – a perfect match!

Makes 2 cups

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BOURBON BAKED BEAN SALSA

BOURBON BAKED BEAN SALSA

An American slant to Mexican bean salsa. Bourbon Baked Beans mixed with caramelized peppers and onion and pineapple salsa. Seasoned with fresh basil and mint! Serve with your favorite tortilla chips!

Makes 7 cups

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SPICY INDIAN SALSA

SPICY INDIAN SALSA

Indian flavors meld with the traditional flavors of Mexican salsa. Chili beans, scallions and Garam Masala spice. Exciting and different!  Serve with your favorite tortilla chips!

Makes 4 cups

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MUSHROOM AND GARLIC HUMMUS MOUSSE

MUSHROOM AND GARLIC HUMMUS MOUSSE

with extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil spread, soy sour cream, basil and tarragon. Superb!

Makes 2-1/4 cups

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AVOCADO DIP FOR POTATO CHIPS

AVOCADO DIP FOR POTATO CHIPS

Fresh avocado combined with extra virgin olive oil, lemon, garlic, curry and horseradish, blended till creamy with non-dairy creamer. Served with potato chips!

Makes 1 cup

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CURRY REFRIED BEAN AND ROASTED PEPPER DIP

CURRY REFRIED BEAN AND ROASTED PEPPER DIP

Vegetarian refried beans combined with salsa, sweet red roasted peppers and curry. Served with tortilla chips!

Makes 3 cups

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CREAMY BEAN AND SALSA DIP

CREAMY BEAN AND SALSA DIP

Pinto beans, tofu, picante sauce, fresh cilantro, garlic and basil blended till creamy. Garnished with additional fresh cilantro and served with tortilla chips. Low fat!

Makes 4 cups

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BLACK BEAN SALSA DIP

BLACK BEAN SALSA DIP

Black beans, salsa and cilantro. Served with tortilla chips. Can’t get much simpler than that for a special occasion hors d’oeuvre!

Makes a little over 2 cups

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HOT PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY DIPPING SAUCE

HOT PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY DIPPING SAUCE

Peanut butter, jelly and mustard, served hot as a dipping sauce, for your favorite toasted bread strips. A casual hors d’oeurve to serve when friends drop by unexpectedly. A delicious combination!

Serves 1, or as many as you’d like

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BAKED CREAMY REFRIED BEAN SPREAD

BAKED CREAMY REFRIED BEAN SPREAD

with seasoned greens, soy sour cream and pickled Serrano peppers. Topped with chopped tomato, cilantro and soy sour cream. Served with fresh flour tortilla wedges!

Makes 3-1/3 cups spread

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CREAMY GUACAMOLE

CREAMY GUACAMOLE

with tomato, soy sour cream, fresh garlic, cilantro and pickled Serrano peppers!

Makes 1-1/3 cups

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SWEET RED ROASTED PEPPER SPREAD

SWEET RED ROASTED PEPPER SPREAD

Sweet red roasted peppers, almond crumbles, avocado, black olive and capers. Flavored with coriander, fresh lemon and garlic. A surprise ingredient: grape jelly! Salty, hot and sweet! Serve topped with additional chopped roasted pepper and capers with pan-fried flour tortilla wedges as dippers, or use as a sandwich spread on Sharon’s Roasted Pepper and Tomato Grinder aka Sharon’s “Meatball” SUB! 

Makes 2-½ cups

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SUN-DRIED TOMATO PINE NUT SPREAD

SUN-DRIED TOMATO PINE NUT SPREAD

Soy cream cheese combined with pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and cilantro. Spread onto toasted rye bread squares and topped with fresh cilantro!

Makes 1-1/2 cups spread
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CREAMY HOT ONION CAPONATA SPREAD (hot means taste not temperature)

CREAMY HOT ONION CAPONATA SPREAD (hot means taste not temperature)

High flavors and taste sensations. Whoa!  Like that.

Makes 2 cups
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FRIED PEPPER SOY SOUR CREAM DIP

FRIED PEPPER SOY SOUR CREAM DIP

I made this dip to have as we watched the super bowl. A special dip for a special party of two–but any party will do!

Makes 2 cups
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