CREAMY CASHEW BUTTER II

CREAMY CASHEW BUTTER II  For all those allergic to peanut butter and all those not. Creamy deliciousness and homemade too! Makes 1 cup plus a little more 2 c. cashew pieces, not whole 3/4 t. salt, no more than that (measure precisely) 3 T. light brown sugar 3 T. extra virgin olive oil Place cashew … Continue reading CREAMY CASHEW BUTTER II

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PEANUT BUTTER AND WHOLE GRAIN MUSTARD SPREAD

PEANUT BUTTER AND WHOLE GRAIN MUSTARD SPREAD with brown sugar, Balsamic vinegar and smoke! Makes 2 cups 1 c. creamy peanut butter (Jif and Skippy brands are gluten-free) 1/2 c. whole grain mustard 2 T. light brown sugar 5 T. Balsamic vinegar 2 T. white vinegar 1 t. liquid smoke Combine all ingredients in a bowl, one … Continue reading PEANUT BUTTER AND WHOLE GRAIN MUSTARD SPREAD

COCOA COFFEE GINGER PEANUT BUTTER

COCOA COFFEE GINGER PEANUT BUTTER Wow! You'll never think the same way about peanut butter again! Makes 2 cups 1 c. creamy peanut butter (Jif and Skippy brands are gluten-free) 1/3 c. dark unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 c. grape jelly (not jam) 2 t. instant coffee 1 t. powdered ginger 4 T. peeled, finely diced fresh … Continue reading COCOA COFFEE GINGER PEANUT BUTTER

ALMOND AND DIJON MUSTARD BUTTER

ALMOND AND DIJON MUSTARD BUTTER with garlic, allspice and cracked black pepper, with just a touch of sweet! Makes 2 cups 1 c. all natural, ready to spread almond butter, I used BerryHill brand from Aldi's discount food store (gluten-free) 1/3 c. Dijon mustard 2 T. white vinegar 1/4 t. ground allspice 1/2 t. garlic powder 1/8 … Continue reading ALMOND AND DIJON MUSTARD BUTTER

THE QUEEN OF KINGS POTATO SALAD

THE QUEEN OF KINGS POTATO SALAD Nobody has tasted a potato salad quite like this. The ultimate in flavor and texture! Definitely a WOW dish! Makes 17 cups 2 T. olive oil 2 lg. sweet onions or 4-6 sm. yellow onions, peeled, cut in half from end to end, then in half again, then cut crosswise … Continue reading THE QUEEN OF KINGS POTATO SALAD

PEPPER AND MUSHROOM SCRAMBLED TOFU

PEPPER AND MUSHROOM SCRAMBLED TOFU Sauteed mushrooms with Mancini Fried Peppers with Onion combined with Marsala wine flavored tofu, fresh tomatoes and cilantro! Makes 5 cups 16 oz. pkg. extra firm water-packed tofu, rinsed, and wrapped in several layers of paper towel and squeezed to remove excess water Marinade: 2 T. red wine vinegar 2 … Continue reading PEPPER AND MUSHROOM SCRAMBLED TOFU

FRENCH TOFU EGGS

FRENCH TOFU EGGS Hard-sauteed white potatoes with shallots, fresh green pepper and tomato. Mixed with saffron, rosemary, tarragon and tofu. Then simmered in a  short bath of extra virgin olive oil, maple syrup and Balsamic vinegar. Served over whole wheat toast spread with either maple Dijon mustard, or ketchup maple glaze. How do you say … Continue reading FRENCH TOFU EGGS

ORANGE BLUEBERRY SAUCE

ORANGE BLUEBERRY SAUCE Flavored with maple syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon!  Makes 3 cups 1 pt. fresh blueberries 2 c. orange juice (not from concentrate) 2 T. cornstarch 1/3 c. dark brown sugar 1/3 c. Grade A maple syrup, 100% pure 2 T. white sugar tiny dash cinnamon dash salt Place blueberries in medium saucepan. … Continue reading ORANGE BLUEBERRY SAUCE

FRESH BING CHERRY SAUCE

FRESH BING CHERRY SAUCE Flavored with orange and grape juices, Balsamic vinegar, and spice!  Makes 5-2/3 cups 2 lbs. fresh Bing cherries, ripe, dark and pitted 2 c. orange juice, not from concentrate 1 c. grape juice (darK), 100% grape (Welch's is gluten-free) 3 T. cornstarch 2 T. Balsamic vinegar 3/4 c. sugar 1 t. … Continue reading FRESH BING CHERRY SAUCE

FRESH FIG AND PEACH SAUCE

FRESH FIG AND PEACH SAUCE Fresh figs and peaches slow-cooked to produce a fragrant, tasty preserve-like sauce! Makes 5 cups 12 fresh, ripe figs, washed 6 fresh, ripe peaches, unpeeled, washed 1 c. sugar 1/3 c. water 1 t. cinnamon 1/2 t. salt Using tip of paring knife, cut tiny core from bottom of each … Continue reading FRESH FIG AND PEACH SAUCE

ROASTED ROYAL RIVIERA PEARS

ROASTED ROYAL RIVIERA PEARS Royal Riviera Pears roasted in liquid brown sugar and lemon zest. Topped with a maple cream sauce! This is the only pear that when roasted has a creamy texture! Elegant! Serves 8 Preheat oven to 350 degrees 4 fresh, ripe Royal Riviera Pears 1 c. brown sugar zest and juice of … Continue reading ROASTED ROYAL RIVIERA PEARS

SWEET LEMON SYRUP

SWEET LEMON SYRUP Three sugars melted in fresh lemon water with lemon zest,  reduced to create a smooth, sweet lemon syrup!  Makes 1-1/2 cups zest and juice of 1 lg. lemon (zest the lemon before cutting the lemon to squeeze its juice; it's easier that way) 1-1/2 c. water 1/2 c. white sugar 1/2 c. … Continue reading SWEET LEMON SYRUP

POACHED PEAR PIE WITHOUT THE CRUST

POACHED PEAR PIE WITHOUT THE CRUST Poached pears in a Marsala wine, dark rum and melted margarine sugar sauce! The finest dessert in the world!  The pie filling without the crust!  It should be illegal! Serves 4 1/4 c. margarine 3 lg. pears, washed, cut into quarters from end to end, cored and cut into thick … Continue reading POACHED PEAR PIE WITHOUT THE CRUST

RUM RAISIN PUDDING

RUM RAISIN PUDDING A rich, creamy raisin pudding flavored with rum, vanilla and cinnamon! Serves 6-8 2/3 c. sugar 5 T. cornstarch 4 c. non-dairy creamer, plain (Rich's Non-Dairy-Creamer is gluten-free) 4 t. vanilla extract 2 t. cinnamon couple dashes salt 1 c. raisins 1/2 c. rum nutmeg In large saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch. … Continue reading RUM RAISIN PUDDING

BLUEBERRY SORBET

BLUEBERRY SORBET A frozen blend of blueberries, cabernet sauvignon wine and pineapple juice! Serves 6 16 oz. pkg. froz. whole blueberries, thawed in bag, or empty in bowl to thaw 1/2 c. cabernet sauvignon wine 1/2 c. pineapple juice 1/3 c. sugar In large bowl combine thawed blueberries (with their juice), wine, pineapple juice and … Continue reading BLUEBERRY SORBET

STRAWBERRY BANANA FROZEN PUDDING

STRAWBERRY BANANA FROZEN PUDDING A smooth mousse-like strawberry and banana frozen pudding! Serves 4 10 oz.carton frozen sliced strawberries, unsweetened, thawed 1 lg. ripe, but firm banana with no brown spots, 8-9 inches long, sliced Put thawed strawberries and sliced banana into blender container. Blend on medium speed till pureed, then on high-speed till very … Continue reading STRAWBERRY BANANA FROZEN PUDDING

BLACKBERRY DESSERT SOUP

BLACKBERRY DESSERT SOUP A smooth and elegant orange spiced blackberry soup, lightly sweetened with maple sugar. Lightly iced! Makes 4 cups 5 c. blackberries (fresh or frozen), if you use frozen, then measure them while they're still frozen 2 c. orange juice 3 T. maple sugar or to taste light dash sea salt 3 dashes … Continue reading BLACKBERRY DESSERT SOUP

RAINBOW FRUIT DESSERT

RAINBOW FRUIT DESSERT Tender sweet kiwi fruit, sliced banana and fresh sliced strawberries arranged on dessert plates, then covered with a sauce of maple syrup, rum and lime! Vivid color presentation! Serves 4 3 T. Grade A maple syrup, 100% pure 1 T. dark rum 1 T. juice of fresh lime 2 sm. kiwi fruits, … Continue reading RAINBOW FRUIT DESSERT

PRUNES IN BURGUNDY

PRUNES IN BURGUNDY Tender sweet dried prunes (plums) marinated and served in a wonderfully smooth Burgundy wine! Serves approx. 8 1 bag or box of dried pitted prunes 1 bottle Burgundy wine A couple of hours before your meal place 4-5 whole pitted prunes into the bottom of as many wine glasses as guests you'll … Continue reading PRUNES IN BURGUNDY

PEARS MARINATED IN RUBY PORT

PEARS MARINATED IN RUBY PORT Canned pear halves marinated in Ruby Port wine. Served with a drizzle of cherry flavored creamer! Elegant and easy! Serves 8 29 oz. can pear halves packed in heavy syrup (I used Del Monte brand) 1 bottle Ruby Red port wine 8 T. non-dairy liquid creamer 4 t. maraschino cherry … Continue reading PEARS MARINATED IN RUBY PORT

MARINATED STRAWBERRIES

MARINATED STRAWBERRIES Fresh strawberries marinated in sweet creamer flavored with Amber rum! Serves 4-6 1 qt. fresh, ripe strawberries, washed, hulled and cut in half  from tip to tip 1/2 c. non-dairy liquid creamer 1 T. sugar or to taste 3 T. Bacardi's Amber Rum Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Stir gently to dissolve … Continue reading MARINATED STRAWBERRIES

FRESH MELON CUPS

FRESH MELON CUPS Cubes of fresh succulent melon--canteloupe, honey dew and watermelon--layered in transparent cups. Topped with fresh whole raspberries or blueberries! Spectacular visual achievement! Serves 6-8 2 c. diced, seeded watermelon, 3/4 inch cubes 1/2 honeydew melon, cut into 3/4 inch cubes 1 canteloupe, cut into 3/4 inch cubes 5-6 T. fresh raspberries or … Continue reading FRESH MELON CUPS

BANANAS AND BLUEBERRIES

BANANAS AND BLUEBERRIES Sliced banana and fresh blueberries in sweet vanilla non-dairy creamer!  When you want an easy dessert for yourself or your family and don't feel like spending much time on it, this satisfies the desire! Serves 1 1/2 firm, ripe banana, sliced 7-10 fresh blueberries 2 T. non-dairy creamer 1/4 t. sugar few … Continue reading BANANAS AND BLUEBERRIES

APRICOTS AND BANANAS

APRICOTS AND BANANAS Apricot halves topped with sliced banana. Sprinkled with cinnamon, topped with powdered sugar, then drizzled with agave nectar! Serves 6 30 oz. can apricot halves in heavy syrup, carefully drained so that they don't break 3 sm. bananas cinnamon powdered sugar agave nectar In each dessert cup place 3 apricot halves without … Continue reading APRICOTS AND BANANAS

CARIBBEAN CUSTARD

CARIBBEAN CUSTARD A lemon, vanilla tapioca pudding with pineapple, banana, coconut and maraschino cherries. Sprinkled with nutmeg! Serves 9 2.9 oz. pkg. lemon flavored Cook & Serve Pudding & Pie Filling by Jello (Jello brand is gluten-free) 3 oz. pkg. vanilla flavored Cook & Serve Pudding & Pie filling by Jello 1/3 c. plus 1/4 … Continue reading CARIBBEAN CUSTARD

STRAWBERRY AND RED WINE SORBET

STRAWBERRY AND RED WINE SORBET A deliciously smooth iced strawberry and red wine dessert! Makes 2 cups 2-1/2 c. whole frozen strawberries, unsweetened 3/4 c. red table wine 1/3 c. sugar Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend on low speed till blended, then on medium-high speed till smooth. Pour into freezer-proof container. Cover and … Continue reading STRAWBERRY AND RED WINE SORBET

GINGER MANADRIN ORANGE AND PINEAPPLE

GINGER MANADRIN ORANGE AND PINEAPPLE  Canned  pineapple chunks and manadrin oranges, marinated in their syrup with powdered ginger. Garnished with fresh mint. A simple dessert from your pantry! Serves 4 8 oz. can pineapple chunks, including liquid (Dole brand is gluten-free) 11 oz. can mandarin orange segments, including liquid (Del Monte brand is gluten-free) 1/2 … Continue reading GINGER MANADRIN ORANGE AND PINEAPPLE

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 15.5 oz. can garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained and rinsed to remove all foam 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil 3 fresh peeled garlic cloves 1/2 t. sea salt 1 T. light … Continue reading MUSHROOM AND GARLIC HUMMUS MOUSSE

SMOKED ALMOND BUTTER

SMOKED ALMOND BUTTER Smoked almonds, raw almonds, almond milk, brown sugar. Easy, creamy, delicious! Makes 4-1/2 cups 6 oz. can Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds 9 oz. can Nice! brand Smoked Flavor Almonds 9 oz. can Nice! brand Natural Raw Almonds 1-1/2 c. Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Almond Milk 1/4 c. brown sugar Place all almonds … Continue reading SMOKED ALMOND BUTTER

CHOCOLATE RUM PUDDING

CHOCOLATE RUM PUDDING Chocolate pudding with added cocoa, rum, banana. Topped with marachino cherries and sliced almonds! Serves 7 2, 3.4 oz. pkgs. Chocolate Flavored Cook & Serve Pudding & Pie Filling by Jello (Jello brand is gluten-free) 1/4 c. cornstarch 2 T. unsweetened flavored cocoa 1/4 c. dark rum 3-1/4 c. fat-free non-dairy creamer … Continue reading CHOCOLATE RUM PUDDING

FAT-FREE STOVE-TOP BAKED BEANS

FAT-FREE STOVE-TOP BAKED BEANS with petite diced tomatoes, sauteed onion and pepper, soy bacon bits for a smokey flavor and sweet corn. Fat-free and delicious! Makes 10 cups 1 sweet yellow onion, diced into 1/2 inch squares 1/2 green pepper, diced into 1/2 inch squares 1 t. salt 2, 28 oz. can Fat-Free Bush Vegetarian Baked … Continue reading FAT-FREE STOVE-TOP BAKED BEANS

CABBAGE BEAN AND VEGETABLE STEW

CABBAGE BEAN AND VEGETABLE STEW Spicy, savory with just enough heat and sweet! Yes, you're going to use nearly every spice and herb you have! Excellent color, flavor, texture and aroma achievements! Makes 28 cups 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil 3 c. sliced celery, crosswise into 1/2 inch wide segments 1 c. diced yellow onion, 1/2 … Continue reading CABBAGE BEAN AND VEGETABLE STEW

THREE BEAN GARLIC ONION SOUP

THREE BEAN GARLIC ONION SOUP with red wine, tarragon and thyme! The richness of this soup proves that you don't need beef broth to achieve a beef broth richness! Makes 7-1/2 cups 3 T. extra virgin olive oil 3 sm. yellow onions, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch squares salt 15 oz. can chick peas … Continue reading THREE BEAN GARLIC ONION SOUP

BLACK SATIN PUDDING

BLACK SATIN PUDDING Coconut, chocolate mint. Literally melts on your tongue! You won't want the sensation to end! Makes 6 servings 15 oz. can Cream of Coconut by Goya 1/4 c. Hershey's Syrup (is gluten-free) 1/4 c. unsweetened dark cocoa powder 1/2 c. Rich's non-dairy creamer, full strength (www.richwhip.com) 1/2 t. dried mint leaves, crushed through … Continue reading BLACK SATIN PUDDING

TOMATO CURRY KETCHUP SAUCE

TOMATO CURRY KETCHUP SAUCE Homemade ketchup sauce with red wine vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, curry and coriander! Serve with plain rice. Makes 4-¼ cups 12 oz. can tomato paste plus 2 cans water 2 t. onion powder 2 t. garlic powder ¼ t. red cayenne pepper 3 t. salt freshly ground black pepper to taste … Continue reading TOMATO CURRY KETCHUP SAUCE

POTATO TURNIP CARROT MASH WITH SLOPPY JOE SAUCE

POTATO TURNIP CARROT MASH with coconut milk, fresh garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Simplicity is key. Served with a Green Pepper Sloppy Joe Tomato Sauce with Kalamata olives! Makes approx. 10 cups of Mash PTC MASH: 13 med. russet potatoes, peeled and cut in half 2 turnips, the size of sm. apples, peeled and … Continue reading POTATO TURNIP CARROT MASH WITH SLOPPY JOE SAUCE

SUNRISE OVER MIAMI

SUNRISE OVER MIAMI Fresh ruby red grapefruit topped with fresh pineapple wedges and fresh ginger, then drizzled with maple syrup and pomegranate blueberry juice! Serves 2 1 lg. ruby red grapefruit, washed, cut in half around the equator, then run a sharp thin knife between the membranes, loosening the wedges to eat 5 thin wedges … Continue reading SUNRISE OVER MIAMI

ZUCCHINI AND SAFFRON

ZUCCHINI AND SAFFRON Thin rounds of zucchini sauteed with sweet onion, garlic, juice of fresh orange and saffron! Serves 4 2 T. extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 1/2 lg. sweet onion, cut thinly into half rings 2 med. zucchini, 6 inches long, sliced into 1/8 inch thick rounds juice … Continue reading ZUCCHINI AND SAFFRON

ZUCCHINI AND KALAMATA OLIVE

ZUCCHINI AND KALAMATA OLIVE Fresh julienne strips of zucchini sauteed in extra virgin olive oil with Kalamata black olive and garlic! Serves 4 1 T. extra virgin olive oil 2 med. zucchini, unpeeled, cut into julienne strips (2 x 1/2 inch long and 1/4 - 3/8 inch wide strips) 4 Kalamata black olives, pits removed … Continue reading ZUCCHINI AND KALAMATA OLIVE

TURNIP AND CARROT MATCHSTICKS

TURNIP AND CARROT MATCHSTICKS Delicate strips of fresh turnips and carrots steamed till tender-soft, then tossed in a fresh orange glaze! Serves 6 2 c. matchstick size turnip strips, 1-1/2 inch long 2 c. matchstick size carrot strips, 1 x 1/2 inch long sea salt 3 T. margarine 1/2 c. fresh juice of orange, strained … Continue reading TURNIP AND CARROT MATCHSTICKS