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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. 2 cups

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Posted in TOAST, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

Blueberry Walnut Russian Toast

BLUEBERRY WALNUT RUSSIAN TOAST

Dairy free cream cheese mixed with a smoky dried berry walnut crumble and fresh blueberries. Served atop fresh toasted Russian black bread!

Makes 2 cups spread

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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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Posted in APPETIZERS, MY SCOTTISH, SPREAD-DIP, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

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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Posted in AFC CHEESE PRODUCTS, SAUCES AND GRAVIES, SECRET ASIAN WOMAN SAUCES, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

AFC ASIAN CIDER GRAVY

AFC ASIAN CIDER GRAVY

Gravy doesn’t get much better than this! Sweet, tart, smoky, salty with a little heat. Perfection is on the menu tonight!

Makes 4 cups

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Posted in MAINS, MY CHINESE | ASIAN, RICE, SAUCES AND GRAVIES, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

Asian American Fried Rice And Cider Gravy

ASIAN AMERICAN FRIED RICE AND CIDER GRAVY

Cider gravy – who would think? Soy sauce with vegan cream cheese? You betcha. How could such unlikely ingredients show up in the same dish to make such a grand entrance while looking and tasting so good doing it? Because ‘you know who’ dared to try something new! Your ‘buds will not be disappointed!

Makes 12 cups rice and 4 cups gravy

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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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Posted in SALADS, SLAW, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

Apple Celery Slaw

APPLE CELERY SLAW

A festive, yet simple coleslaw that can stand up to any Main Dish event! Happy Holiday!

Makes approx. 9 cups

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Posted in AFC CHEESE PRODUCTS, MAINS, RICE, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc., V-8 VEGETABLE JUICE

Jasmine Rice Lasagna

JASMINE RICE LASAGNA

Smoky Jasmine rice layered with a veggie cheese filling, veggie hamburg and onion, fresh blanched broccoli buds and a smoky citrus and garlic tomato sauce! Baked till steamy hot and bubbly!

Serves 9-12

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Posted in APPETIZERS, NEW YEAR, SPREAD-DIP, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

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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BAKED VEG CHEESE AND VEAL CANNELLONI

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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 that tasted more like bologna, but the fresh pounded cutlets.

Mild in flavor, soft when ground, which is what we did here. We, meaning me. I figured I must have had some divine or other intervention help on this one, since I nailed it first time. On my birthday too! Had no idea I’d be cooking today. Must be that Alpha Lipoid Acid I’m taking that fixes fatigue. It works.

What a treat. OMGod does this have meat in it? And the sauce!! All so rich, all so wonderful!

Makes 14 stuffed cannelloni

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SHARON’S MANICOTTI

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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

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Posted in MAINS, MY ITALIAN, MY SPINACH & GREENS, PASTA, SAUCES AND GRAVIES, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

ROASTED GARLIC SPINACH PESTO

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ROASTED GARLIC SPINACH PESTO

This is the best of alfredo and pesto. Lots of flavor, and creamy texture throughout. Tastes good at room temperature. You’re going to love this one!

Pesto makes  4 cups; pasta dish serves 8-10

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Posted in BREAKFAST, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

TOFUTTI BREAKFAST SCRAMBLE

TOFUTTI TOFU SKILLET

TOFUTTI BREAKFAST SCRAMBLE

Ready for a great brunch dish? This is it. Tofu scramble made creamy with Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese. Sautéed peppers, onion, celery and bean sprouts mixed with tofu seasoned with curry, fennel and smoked paprika. Champagne anyone? Oh, and garnished with a bunch of fresh cilantro and served with fresh streamed asparagus!

Serves 6

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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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Posted in HOLIDAY FEAST, SIDE DISHES, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

CREAMY ORANGE STRING BEANS

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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. Easy!

Serves 4-6

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Posted in AFC BURGERS, AFC CHEESE PRODUCTS, BURGERS-FRANKS, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

AFC WESTERN OMELET CHEESEBURGER

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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 8 cups

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Posted in CONDIMENTS, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

WHITE BALSAMIC BASIL SAUCE

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WHITE BALSAMIC BASIL SAUCE

A special sauce for savory or sweet dishes! Served cold!

Makes 2-1/3 cup dressing

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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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Posted in MY SPINACH & GREENS, MY SUBS MY WAY, SANDWICHES, SUBS-GRINDERS, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

SMOKY PAPRIKA TOFU SUBS

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SMOKY PAPRIKA TOFU SUBS

Super firm sprouted tofu coated with a smoky paprika dry rub, then baked in extra virgin olive oil. Served on a broiled sub roll with a dry rub and horseradish dairy-free cream cheese spread, fresh spinach and tomato!

Makes 4

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Posted in AFC MAYO, AFC PLANT DAIRY, CONDIMENTS, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL MAYONNAISE

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL MAYONNAISE

Silken-type tofu processed with extra virgin olive oil, vinegar and spices to create a smooth, flavorful veggie mayo! Use as is, or add a few extra ingredients to make it Supreme! Either way, it’s delicious and will suit all of your mayo needs – especially if you live in an area where store-bought animal-free mayo isn’t available!

Makes 4 cups

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Posted in DESSERTS, PIES, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

LEMON CREME PIE

LEMON CREME PIE

Lots of lemon flavor in this dreamy light Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream lemon pie. Topped with soy whipped cream and lemon zest!

Serves 6-12 depending on serving size

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Posted in CAKES, DESSERTS, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

COCONUT ORANGE CREME CHOCOLATE CAKE

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COCONUT ORANGE CREME CHOCOLATE CAKE

Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream and Cold-Pressed Pumpkin Seed Oil create a perfect texture in this chocolate cake. The  finely ground cocoa beans is an added bonus! Filled and iced with coconut orange creme!

Serves 12 or more

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Posted in DESSERTS, PUDDINGS, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

PEANUT BUTTER PUMPKIN PUDDING

PEANUT BUTTER PUMPKIN PUDDING

Made with Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese, creamy peanut butter, pumpkin, almond coconut milk and spice.  Topped with coffee flavored soy whipped cream and a cinnamon dash. Tastes like peanut butter pumpkin cream pie absent the crust.

  • Except for the soy whipped cream, this recipe is gluten-free.

Makes 6-1/2 cups

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Posted in APPETIZERS, MY GREEK, NEW YEAR, SAFFRON, SPREAD-DIP, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

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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Posted in APPETIZERS, BITES, HOLIDAY FEAST, NEW YEAR, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

COCKTAIL HORS D’OEUVRE SANDWICHES

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 COCKTAIL HORS D’OEUVRE SANDWICHES

A quick, easy, delicious, satisfying hors d’oeuvre sandwich. Made with Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese, veggie salami, scallion and garlic. Spread on rye cocktail bread, cut into triangles!

Makes  a little more than 1-½ cups spread, enough for 1 sleeve of cocktail bread

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Posted in MELT 'WICHES, NUT BUTTERS, SANDWICHES, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

GRILLED PEANUT BUTTER AND TOFUTTI CREAM CHEESE SANDWICH

GRILLED PEANUT BUTTER AND TOFUTTI CREAM CHEESE SANDWICH

Fresh Russian black bread spread with country-style Dijon mustard, peanut butter and Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese. Layered with sweet roasted peppers, bread & butter pickles and sweet onion. Grilled in cracked pepper and olive oil. Served with an olive stick and kettle potato chips.

Makes 1 sandwich

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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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Posted in APPETIZERS, CONDIMENTS, MY GREEK, SPREAD-DIP, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

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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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 on air delight! A glass of your favorite red wine will be thankful for the company!

Makes 9 servings

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FRESH FRUIT SHORTCAKE

FRESH FRUIT SHORTCAKE

Fresh strawberries, blueberries and nectarines mixed with fresh mint and Silk Dairy-Free fruit yogurts. Spooned over toasted potato bread rounds or English muffin. Topped with soy sour cream and powdered sugar!

Makes 9 cups fruit mixture

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Posted in FLATBREAD, IT'S TORTILLA TIME, MY MEXICAN | SPANISH, MY SPINACH & GREENS, SANDWICHES, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

MUSHROOM AND SPINACH QUESADILLAS

MUSHROOM AND SPINACH QUESADILLAS

Sauteed mushroom and spinach folded in flour tortillas. Spread with a soy cream cheese and orange marmalade topping, then broiled till bubbly and golden. Served with romaine lettuce tossed with the same topping, as garnish!

 2 large or 4 small servings

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Posted in SLAW, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

RED RADISH COLESLAW

RED RADISH COLESLAW

Shredded green cabbage and red radish tossed with green scallion, then coated with a creamy coconut, orange, lemon dressing!

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Posted in SALAD DRESSINGS, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

COCONUT ORANGE LEMON DRESSING FOR COLESLAW

COCONUT ORANGE LEMON DRESSING FOR COLESLAW

This is a cooked, and then chilled, dressing using Jello pudding & pie filling for the lemon flavor and thickening. The sweet comes from cream of coconut and orange marmalade. The sour from champagne vinegar. Really special!

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Posted in MY BROCCOLI, SIDE DISHES, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

BROCCOLI IN COCONUT ORANGE LEMON SAUCE

BROCCOLI IN COCONUT ORANGE LEMON SAUCE

Fresh steamed broccoli cuts tossed with a creamy coconut orange lemon sauce!

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Posted in AFC PLANT DAIRY, BEAN-RICE, SALADS, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

MAPLE BALSAMIC PINEAPPLE BEAN SALAD

MAPLE BALSAMIC PINEAPPLE BEAN SALAD

Black, butter and red kidney beans with green pepper, onion, matchstick carrots and pineapple marinated in a creamy Maple Balsamic and coconut dressing! Exquisite!

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ANIMAL-FREE TARTAR SAUCE

 ANIMAL-FREE TARTAR SAUCE

A quick, delicious tartar sauce made with soy sour cream, spicy brown mustard and dill pickle relish! Use on veggie sandwiches and veggie and soy chicken burgers!

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Posted in GREEN, MY SPINACH & GREENS, SALADS, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

SPINACH MUSHROOM AVOCADO SALAD

SPINACH MUSHROOM AVOCADO SALAD 

Made with roasted pepper and onion. Drizzled with a creamy, sweet and smoky, Balsamic vinegar and Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream dressing! Quick, easy, elegant!

Makes 4 main dish salads or 6 side salads

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Posted in BEAN, SOUPS, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

BAKED BEAN BEER SOUP for restaurants

BAKED BEAN BEER SOUP 

Canned brown sugar baked beans combined with sauteed pineapple, onion and mushrooms. Flavored with beer, white wine and sage.  Made creamy with a Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese and fresh orange blend! 

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Posted in MAINS, MY ITALIAN, POTATOES, SAFFRON, SAUCES AND GRAVIES, TOFU, TOFUTTI Brand Inc.

SAFFRON ROASTED PEPPER CREAM SAUCE

SAFFRON ROASTED PEPPER CREAM SAUCE

with sauteed mushroom, onion, and tarragon. Served over saffron and white truffle oil instant mashed potatoes! Easy and elegant! Out of this world delicious!

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