Posted in APPETIZERS, CRANBERRIES, HOLIDAY FEAST, IT'S TORTILLA TIME, MY MEXICAN | SPANISH, NEW YEAR, SALSA, SPREAD-DIP

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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MUSHROOM PATE SANDWICH SPREAD

MUSHROOM PATE SANDWICH SPREAD

MUSHROOM PATE SANDWICH SPREAD

Homemade mushroom pate with red wine, sweet onion, garlic and cracked pepper mixed with Silken tofu to create a delicious, creamy textured sandwich spread. Can also be served, minus the tofu, as a mushroom pate appetizer!

Makes 3 cups

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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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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, MY CAULIFLOWER, NEW YEAR, PLANT MEAT, SAFFRON

CLEVELAND CAULIFLOWER SHRIMP COCKTAIL

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CLEVELAND CAULIFLOWER SHRIMP COCKTAIL

Flavors and textures of the sea without the sea. Nothing fishy here. Ever miss shrimp cocktail? This will do ya’ good!!

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Posted in APPETIZERS, BITES, MAINS, MY ITALIAN, NEW YEAR, STUFFING

WALNUT BAKED STUFFED MUSHROOMS

WALNUT BAKED STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Italian-style. Potent, rich and satisfying. Great as an appetizer, hot or cold, or as a main dish with marinara sauce and salad!

Makes 19 stuffed mushrooms plus 6 small meatballs

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EGGPLANT AND PEPPER ANTIPASTO APPETIZER

EGGPLANT AND PEPPER ANTIPASTO APPETIZER

Sweet onion and green peppers sauteed with fresh eggplant, then  simmered with garlic, basil, thyme and diced tomatoes with a dash of red wine vinegar, and a  shadow of sweet and heat. Served with hot pita bread triangles brushed with extra virgin olive oil. An impressive hot appetizer!

Makes 9 cups antipasto

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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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VEGGIE SALAMI SLIDERS

VEGGIE SALAMI SLIDERS

Sauteed sweet cabbage and onion piled onto miniature potato rolls spread with spicy brown mustard and animal-free mayonnaise, with sweet red roasted peppers and pan-fried Veggie Salami Slices. A simple and delicious hors d’oeuvre sandwich!

Makes 12 sliders

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HOMEMADE CAPONATA

HOMEMADE CAPONATA

Sauteed eggplant, peppers and onion with capers, olives and fresh tomato. Seasoned with garlic, celery seed, a touch of sweet and a touch of heat. Use for bruschetta!

Makes 2 cups

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Posted in APPETIZERS, MY POLISH, NEW YEAR

CRAZY PIEROGI CRACKER

CRAZY PIEROGI CRACKER

A blend of sauerkraut, soy cream cheese, mustard, garlic, paprika. Served cold on crackers with assorted toppers: chopped Kalamata olive, chopped cucumber, chopped tomato and chopped dill pickle!

Makes about 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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