Cucumber Raita

This cooling condiment, similar to Greek tzatziki, is often served alongside spicier dishes to cool the palate. Be sure to use long, thin English cucumbers. 1½English cucumbers ¼ cup fresh mint or cilantro leaves, chopped juice of 1 lemon or lime ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon coriander ½ red onion, chopped (optional) ½ teaspoon […]

Rice, Beans and Greens

Ingredients: 3 c. water 2 c. chopped spinach 1 1/2 c. jasmine or basmati rice 1/2 t. salt 1/2 t. garlic powder 1 15-oz. can red kidney beans, drained 1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley Directions: Combine water, spinach, rice, salt and garlic powder in medium saucepan. Bring to simmer over medium-high heat. Sir once, cover […]

Vegetable Tree

Ingredients: 1 16- to 20-inch Styrofam cone 8 to 10 bunches parsley (fresh) 1 pkg. florist pins 6 to 8 carrots (large) 2 yellow bell peppers 2 red bell peppers 1 lg. bunch broccoli (fresh) 1 lg. head cauliflower (fresh) 15 radishes 1 lg. bunch celery 1 mini flower-shaped cookie cutter 1 mini star-shaped cookie […]

Lemon Sesame Crisps

Ingredients: 1/4 c. tahini 2 T. lemon flavoring 2 t. vanilla flavoring 1/2 c. brown rice syrup 1/2 c. each: sesame seeds sunflower seeds coconut quick oatmeal oat bran oat flour fructose 1/2 t. salt Directions: Mix together the first 4 ingredients and set aside. Mix together in a mixing bowl the remaining ingredients; add […]

Tofu Spread

Ingredients: 1 lb. mashed tofu 1 c. soy mayonnaise 1 c. chopped celery 1/2 t. dill seed 1/4 t. salt Directions: Mix all ingredients together. (Mixture will resemble egg salad.) Spread on whole-wheat bread slices, croissant halves, or other favorite bread. Serves: 8. Nutritional Information: Calories per serving: 282; protein: 9 grams; carbohydrate: 4 grams; […]

Creamed Spinach à la Taters

Ingredients: 1/2 c. cooked spinach (or 10 ounces frozen spinach) 1 T. olive oil 2 cloves garlic (pressed) 1/4 c. chopped onions 1/4 c. water 2 t. cornstarch 3/4 c. soy milk 2 t. basil Directions: Drain cooked spinach. In a saucepan, add oil and sauté garlic and onions. In a measuring cup, combine water […]

Texas "Caviar"

Ingredients: 1 qt. water 1 1/2 cups dried black-eyed peas 2 large tomatoes (1 pound), chopped 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 1 jalapeño chili, stemmed and seeded 2 T. lemon juice 1/8 t. salt cilantro sprigs Directions: In a 2-quart pan, bring 1 quart of water to a boil. Add peas. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer […]

Cheeseless "Cheese" Sauce

Ingredients: 1 c. roasted cashews 1 c. water 1/2 c. pimientos and/or roasted red peppers 1/4 c. yeast flakes 1/4 c. sesame seeds 1/4 c. lemon juice 1/2 to 1 t. salt 1 t. onion powder 12 t. garlic powder Directions: Blend all the above ingredients until smooth. *Recipe is from Very Innovative Parties, Loma […]

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Ingredients: 1 whole head garlic 1 15-oz. garbanzo (chickpeas) beans, drained 1/4 lb. firm tofu, drained 2 T. fresh lemon juice 1 T. olive oil 1/2 t. ground cumin 1/4 t. salt 1 T. minced fresh cilantro Directions: Preheat oven to 350 deg. F. Remove white skin from garlic head. Do not peal or separate […]

Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients: 4 lg. beefsteak tomatoes 1/4 t. salt, or to taste 1 onion, chopped 2 T. oil 1/2 lb. zucchini, cut into quarter-inch pieces 1 .p fresh or frozen corn 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 T. parsley, chopped coriander sprigs Directions: Cut off and reserve the tops of the tomatoes; scoop out the pulp. Chop […]