CREATE vs ENGINEER

Create connotes willy-nilly. There’s nothing willy-nilly about my process. I engineer everything I do – the entire recipe developing process is engineered. I don’t cross my fingers, take a deep breath or hold my breath, pray, hope, wish or hand it over to the universe. I take control at every juncture. I don’t try somethingContinue reading “CREATE vs ENGINEER”

SPINACH BENEDICT SALAD

SPINACH BENEDICT SALAD Fresh spinach, mushrooms, and croutons tossed with a creamy fresh lemon, tarragon and garlic dressing! Topped with matchstick slices of Veggie Canadian Bacon! My plan was to make  a Veggie Eggs Benedict, which would require a stove, a toaster and a blender.  When the lights went out at Kirby Manor and I hadContinue reading “SPINACH BENEDICT SALAD”

FRIED VEGGIE BOLOGNA SANDWICH

FRIED VEGGIE BOLOGNA SANDWICH Toasted English muffin spread with veggie mayonnaise and mustard. Layered with red roasted pepper, fried veggie bologna, iceberg lettuce and fresh spinach. Sprinkled with fresh cracked pepper. Five minutes from start to finish. Sink your teeth into satisfaction and make your taste buds happy! Makes 1 sandwich

GRAIN SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS WITH BOW TIE PASTA

GRAIN SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS WITH BOW TIE PASTA Sauteed peppers and onion with pan-fried Field Roast Italian Grain Sausage. Simmered in a stewed tomato, garlic and basil sauce. Tossed with bow tie pasta! Serves 8-10

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

DUAL-PURPOSE PUMPKIN NOG

DUAL-PURPOSE PUMPKIN NOG  Pumpkin blended with Coconut Almond Milk, vanilla, sugar and nutmeg! Serve as a cold dessert soup or as a beverage dessert either plain or spiked with brandy or sweet Marsala wine!  Serve ginger snaps alongside! Happy New Year! Makes 4-1/2 cups

CRANBERRY BLUEBERRY SAUCE

CRANBERRY BLUEBERRY SAUCE A fresh cranberry and blueberry sauce made a little thinner than your traditional cranberry sauce, to be spooned over stuffing in place of gravy. Can also be used over English muffin or toast for breakfast or as a soy ice-cream topping! Makes 3-1/2 cups

FAT-FREE MEATLESS SPAGHETTI SAUCE

FAT-FREE MEATLESS SPAGHETTI SAUCE Stewed tomatoes, sweet red roasted peppers and pumpkin!  Nobody will guess there’s pumpkin in it! Serve over, or tossed with, your favorite pasta! Great for the whole family! Makes 6 cups sauce

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”

ROASTED PEPPER SAUCE OVER ANGEL HAIR PASTA

ROASTED PEPPER SAUCE OVER ANGEL HAIR PASTA Sweet red roasted peppers blended till smooth. Combined with non-dairy creamer and a little nutritional yeast for a subtle cheese flavor. Ladled over angel hair pasta and topped with chopped Kalamata olive! Surprise! Makes 2-3/4 cups sauce

MEATLESS PEPPERONI SOY CREAM CHEESE SPREAD

MEATLESS PEPPERONI SOY CREAM CHEESE SPREAD with green scallion and fresh sweet red pepper! Served with Caramelized Onion Ritz Crackers! Makes 1-3/4 cups

CREAMY MUSTARD MINCEMEAT SAUCE

CREAMY MUSTARD MINCEMEAT SAUCE with  fresh red grapes, maple syrup, a hint of smoke, fresh rosemary and soy sour cream. All sweet and sour sauces don’t have to be Asian influenced. This is sweet and sour American style! Makes enough to cover a large vegetable stir-fry

MEXICAN ITALIAN HAT DANCE

MEXICAN-ITALIAN HAT DANCE Caramelized onion, green pepper and mushroom combined sweet red roasted peppers and a salsa-marinara seasoned with garlic, basil and coriander! Tossed with orecchiette (hat) pasta and fresh cilantro. Get ready to party! 6 servings for main dish, 12 servings on a buffet

MEATLESS PEPPERONI GRINDERS

MEATLESS PEPPERONI GRINDERS Fried onions and peppers, sweet red roasted peppers and fried meatless pepperoni served on a grinder roll spread with marinara sauce and coconut oil spread. Light and satisfying! Makes 2 grinders (subs)