Ranele’s Macaroni Casserole

“My daughter-in-law makes a favorite of our family called Macaroni Casserole.”– Lorelie Linton Ranele’s Macaroni Casserole 1 /3 C Vegetable Oil 2 1/2 C. Vegeburger* 8 oz Elbow macaroni 1/2 C. finely chopped onion 1/2 C finely diced celery 3 T Flour 1/2 t. Salt 2 C. Milk Slowly cook the Vegeburger in the oil…

Mom’s Lentil Tostados

“Mom makes this dish called Lentil Tostados. The ingredient list may surprise you as you may expect maybe a corn tortilla but its not there! Instead you use a piece of toast! Mom says you can eat this dish any time of the day, but that she and Dad usually eat it at breakfast. I…

Bean Cassoulet

Bean Cassoulet 2 Tbsp. oil 1 onion, diced 1 large carrot, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 1 large potato, diced 5 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp. herbes de Provence (recipe in the miscellaneous section) 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1 bay leaf 2 (15 ounce) cans cannellini (white) beans, drained 1 (14 1/2 ounce)…

Crockpot Ratatouille

I love Ratatouille, especially in the summer with all those garden veggies. Here is a crockpot version that can be made a couple days in advance. You can eat it as is with freshly grated Parmesan but my favorite way to serve this is to put it in a casserole dish (after it’s been cooked…

Sweet and Sour “Meatballs”

My friend Eve Allram gave me this recipe. Our family has been to her home many times for birthday dinners and these meatballs are usually what we request. They are very tasty. Sweet and Sour “Meatballs” 1 onion, diced 1 c. cheddar cheese 1 c. pecan meal 1 c. vegeburger* 1 c. bread crumbs 4…

Tofu-Nut Patties

I love tofu. It is very versatile and takes on the flavors of spices that you add to it. Here is a great recipe containing no eggs or dairy. It is softer than patties with eggs, but it is delicious. I hope you like it. Tofu-Nut Patties 1 pound tub firm tofu, drained 1 onion,…

Non-Dairy Scalloped Potatoes

If you’re lactose-intolerant, you can still have your scalloped potatoes! I served these to a family member and he couldn’t believe they were dairy-free. Try a new take on a traditional dish…you may never go back. Non-Dairy Scalloped Potatoes 8 potatoes, *sliced thin (depending on size of the potatoes) 1 very large onion, minced 4…

Chic-Kettes a la King

The sauce in this recipe is very tasty. You can use the Chic-kettes if you have access to them, or you can use chickpeas (garbanzo beans) instead. Both are delicious. I hope you like it. Chic-Kettes a la King 1 onion, chopped OR 3-4 scallions, sliced 1 small red pepper, chopped 2 c. *Worthington Chic-kettes,…

Bean and Cheese Nachos

My kids love these and the best part is that they are so easy! Bean and Cheese Nachos 1 bag corn tortilla chips 1 can refried beans (check the back and make sure there is no lard–go for the fat free) small jar salsa sliced black olives (opt.) Mexican shredded 4-cheese blend scallions (green onions),…

“Sausage” Hash

When I was growing up, my family was not vegetarian, so there were certain dishes I missed. Hash was one of them. Though I was used to the corned beef version, I’ve come up with one just as tasty and it has a sausage flavor. When I lived in NY, our grocier carried GimmeLean, a…

Gluten Steaks

We love these wonderful steaks…they are very tender and flavorful. Try breading them and browning in some oil, along with a generous amount of slice onions. Gluten Steaks 3 c. instant gluten flour 1 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 c. minute tapioca 3 Tbsp. chicken-style seasoning 3 T. nutritional yeast Broth: 10 c. water 1 Tbsp….

Fresh Pesto (Version #2)

The following recipe is a delicious pesto variation from our good friend Kim. Kim and her husband Kimber are “foodies” in the very best sense of the word, and they love using the freshest ingredients. Enjoy this wonderful recipe! Fresh Pesto 1/2 Cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic 1/4 tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. pine nuts…

Quick Chili Casserole

Need a quick meal and have leftover crushed tortilla chips you hate to throw out? Make a meal out of them! Though certainly not gourmet, it is easy, tasty, and kid-friendly. Quick Chili Casserole 4 c. broken tortilla chips 2 cans chili beans 2 cans chopped tomatoes 1 can sweet corn, drained 1 small can…

Lentil Nut Roast

This recipe was modified from a wonderful cookbook, “Seasoned with Love,” a collection of recipes from pastor’s wives around the world. This is a great way to use up leftover cooked lentils. Lentil Nut Roast 2 c. cooked lentils 1-14.5 oz. can tomato sauce 1/2 c. oil 1 1/2 c. bread crumbs 3 eggs, beaten…

Cottage Cheese Balls

These yummy “meatballs” pop easy in the mouth! They’re a little different as they are in a mushroom sauce instead of the standard spaghetti sauce. For a low-fat version, use 1% lowfat cottage cheese and 1/2 c. egg substitute in place of the eggs. Cottage Cheese Balls 1 c. cottage cheese 1 c. quick oats…

Chiles Rellenos

If you’ve never tried Chiles Rellenos, you’re missing out! I first had them at a Women’s Retreat and I couldn’t believe how wonderful they tasted. This will be one recipe where you might be challenged in the temperance department! Chiles Rellenos 6-8 long green chili peppers *(Anaheim) 1/2 t. salt 1/8 t. pepper (opt.) 1/2…

Vegetable Bars (Veggie Pizza)

I don’t know where this originated (probably Pillsbury!) but I know it’s a keeper. My friend Becky calls it Veggie Pizza, so that is what we know it by. It’s basically an easy crescent crust, topped with a cream cheese base (which varies from recipe to recipe) and your favorite raw veggies. I’ve had it…

Very Veggie Lasagna

Here is a recipe I picked up years ago that is an original recipe by Bernice Baldwin and featured in Taste of Home magazine. It has A LOT of veggies in it so it’s a great way to use up an abundance of produce from your garden, and to enjoy your lasagna without all that…

Mexican Pasta Dish

Try a new twist on pasta…you can’t get much easier than this! Mexican Pasta Dish 1# penne pasta cooked, drained Add: 8 oz. cream cheese cubed 1 c. Mexican cheese 2 cans NIBLETS corn 1 ½ t. cumin (must add this) 1 large jar of salsa pureed in blender Mix all together and then sprinkle…

Sweet ‘n Sour

Linda used to be one of the cooks back when I was in High School. If she sends me a recipe, I know it’s a good one! This looks absolutely delicious. Don’t hesitate to try this just because I don’t have a picture yet. If you try it before I do, please send me one…

Oriental Goulash

Oriental Goulash Simmer together: 1 can of *Choplets and liquid OR homemade gluten chops cut into cubes 1 chopped onion 1 can of mushroom stems and pieces 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 2-3 Tbsp. soy sauce Simmer until celery is tender. Spoon over cooked brown rice. This is a low-fat and healthy…

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas Mix together: 1 pint of sour cream (I use no fat) and 1 can mushroom soup–divide mixture in half To half of the mixture add: 1 sauted onion ½ -1 small can green chiles depending the heat you desire 1 c. Montery Jack Cheese 1 can *diced “chicken” Divide the mixture among 12…

Broccoli-Potato Bake

I wasn’t sure where I picked this recipe up because I had it written down on a loose piece of paper, so I did a search and discovered that it was a Taste of Home recipe! It’s a convenient one-dish casserole that is sure to please, making it a great dish to pass. Enjoy! Broccoli-Potato…

Quick and Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Our family loves Shepherd’s Pie. We usually make it the traditional way with mashed potatoes but one day we were in a hurry. We didn’t want to peel, boil, or mash the potatoes so my daughter Taylor shortened it by using frozen shredded hash brown potatoes. Here is her delicious version. Quick and Easy Shepherd’s…

Oatburgers

Linda says, “This recipe was published in our local paper when they were looking for inexpensive and tasty foods. These are my kids favorites. I have made up to 50 at one time at my daughter’s and frozen them for her. If used as an entree, I usually do noodles with chicken seasoning and peas…

Cashew-Rice Casserole

This delicious casserole is special enough to stand in for your traditional stuffing dish during the holidays. Cashew-Rice Casserole 1 onion, chopped 1 rib celery, chopped 1 1/4 c. raw cashews, coarsely chopped 1 1/2 c. raw mushrooms, chopped 1 c. COOKED brown rice 1 1/4 c. seasoned dry bread cubes 1 T. Bragg’s Liquid…

Crust-less Spinach Quiche

Are you craving a breakfast or dinner dish that’s a little out of the ordinary, but hearty and wonderful? This crust-less quiche recipe fits that bill quite nicely! Served with a side of home-fries and a wedge of fruit or vegetable, this tasty treat is a winner anytime! Crust-less Spinach Quiche 1 onion, chopped OR…

Nancy’s Quiche

I absolutely love quiche, so was delighted when my friend Shelby Ruttan gave me permission to post this recipe. She has a wonderful site with many delicious recipes and the photos are so gorgeous, you can almost taste them. Check it out: www.grumpyshoneybunch.com Nancy’s Quiche 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder…

“Sausage” Hash

When I was growing up, my family was not vegetarian, so there were certain dishes I missed. Hash was one of them. Though I was used to the corned beef version, I’ve come up with one just as tasty and it has a sausage flavor. When I lived in NY, our grocier carried GimmeLean, a…

Bean and Cheese Nachos

My kids love these and the best part is that they are so easy! Bean and Cheese Nachos 1 bag corn tortilla chips 1 can refried beans (check the back and make sure there is no lard–go for the fat free) small jar salsa sliced black olives (opt.) Mexican shredded 4-cheese blend scallions (green onions),…

Chiles Rellenos

If you’ve never tried Chiles Rellenos, you’re missing out! I first had them at a Women’s Retreat and I couldn’t believe how wonderful they tasted. This will be one recipe where you might be challenged in the temperance department! Chiles Rellenos 6-8 long green chili peppers *(Anaheim) 1/2 t. salt 1/8 t. pepper (opt.) 1/2…

Crockpot Ratatouille

I love Ratatouille, especially in the summer with all those garden veggies. Here is a crockpot version that can be made a couple days in advance. You can eat it as is with freshly grated Parmesan but my favorite way to serve this is to put it in a casserole dish (after it’s been cooked…