Ginger Beer Beets

GINGER BEER BEETS A variation of Harvard beets, this version when combined with dried cherries and berries in a sauce of apple cider and ginger beer raises the status of this once traditional side dish to a necessary elegance! It not only completes the meal; it completes every other dish in the meal! Makes 5Continue reading “Ginger Beer Beets”

Burnt Garlic Asparagus

BURNT GARLIC ASPARAGUS Fresh steamed asparagus, chilled, then when ready to serve sautéed in extra virgin olive oil, burnt garlic, smoked paprika, pink Himalayan salt and fresh grind black pepper! That’s it. Easy. You won’t want to pass this gem of a recipe by! Serves 4-6 as a side dish

Cream Of Asian Peas

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CREAM OF ASIAN PEAS Cooked peas swimming in a umami-rich Creamy Asian Apricot Sauce! Hey, Asians eat creamy. They love creamy! This is for you! Makes  almost 1 cup sauce and 3-1/2 cups peas 3 c. froz. peas, cooked in soft-boiling water till plump, then drained well to…

CHARRED BRUSSEL SPROUTS

CHARRED BRUSSEL SPROUTS Fresh steamed brussel sprouts charred in a little extra virgin olive oil. Tossed with garlic, smoked paprika, fresh grind sea salt and black pepper. Served with Ball Park Mustard mixed with a little veggie mayo! Serve as hors d’oeuvre or side dish vegetable. Low fat! Serves 6

SAUTEED SPIRAL BEETS AND ONION

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SAUTEED SPIRAL BEETS AND ONION Great side dish vegetable. Tastes like fatty game. Don’t ask. Just be assured there are no animal products, and enjoy! Serves 2-4 3 sm. fresh beets, washed well – cut both ends off flat, then peel 1 med. yellow onion, cut both ends…

CREAMY ORANGE STRING BEANS

CREAMY ORANGE STRING BEANS Your guests will be talking about these delicious green beans and wanting the recipe. The recipe is so simple that you won’t have to write it down – just tell them how to do it! Orange marmalade, a little vegetable broth, salt and cilantro mixed with Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese.Continue reading “CREAMY ORANGE STRING BEANS”

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”

MIYOKO WALNUT GREEN BEANS

MIYOKO WALNUT GREEN BEANS Caramelized onion with cut green beans, topped with caramelized walnuts, crumbled Miyoko’s Classic Double Cream Chive vegan cheese, and fresh chopped garlic! Served with a side lemon squeeze. Broiled to melt the cheese, or not, it’s off the planet delicious! Makes 6-8 side dishes, 4 main dishes

STEVE’S & SHARON’S ANIMAL-FREE LOBSTER

STEVE’S & SHARON’S ANIMAL-FREE LOBSTER First thing Steve said was , “I feel like I’m eating lobster”. And so did I. A true delight without the cruelty! Serves 2 – or more if served as a side dish (this was our late night supper)

STEAMED GREEN BEANS ALMONDINE

STEAMED GREEN BEANS ALMONDINE Whole fresh, steamed green beans tossed with extra virgin olive oil, fresh lime squeeze, almond crumbles, freshly ground sea salt and black pepper. Garnished with an additional drizzle of olive oil and topped with more almond crumbles. A delicious, fresh way to enjoy green beans – year round! Serves 4-6 asContinue reading “STEAMED GREEN BEANS ALMONDINE”

PREPARING & COOKING WHITE ASPARAGUS

PREPARING AND COOKING WHITE ASPARAGUS Although I rarely see white asparagus when out and about, I saw these while shopping at the West Side Market a few days ago. Two bunches for five dollars! Great price. I asked the vendor the best way to cook them and he said, “grill them – that’s the bestContinue reading “PREPARING & COOKING WHITE ASPARAGUS”

ROASTED PORTOBELLA MUSHROOMS

ROASTED PORTOBELLA MUSHROOMS Roasted Portobella mushrooms with a little extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. That’s all you need. Slice to serve as is, or slice and saute in a little more olive oil, salt and pepper! Serve as a side dish to pasta and rice dishes, or on a sandwich! Makes 4Continue reading “ROASTED PORTOBELLA MUSHROOMS”