Potluck Broccoli Salad

Oh, the vibrant green color of broccoli. It’s a great source of calcium, has a wonderful texture, and tastes great! Salads are as wonderful as they are nutritious! If you’d like a potluck pleaser, try out this recipe. Then if you have a great salad recipe you’d like to share, please reply to this post….

Fresh Italian Garden Toss

This salad is simple, fresh, and delightful. I’ve had many people ask me what my secret is to this amazing salad dressing. The secret’s out…it’s in a packet of Good Seasons Italian Dressing. It’s a dry packet of seasoning that you can almost always find in the salad dressing section of the grocery store. Fresh…

Ramen Noodle Salad

This is an unusual but delightful salad. I first tasted it at a potluck and I had to find a recipe. There are many different variations but I’ve never tasted one I didn’t like. Give this one a try. It may become a regular. Ramen Noodle Salad 16 oz. bag of coleslaw mix OR shredded…

Taco Salad

Morning Star Farms (TM) Burger Crumbles are a staple at our house. I use them in a variety of dishes and love the versatility. They work great in this taco salad and you can usually find them in the frozen entree vegetarian section of your store. Taco Salad 1 pkg. Morning Star Farms Recipe Burger…

Cowboy Caviar

This salad recipe was shared with me by Eve Allram. In her words, “It is so tasty, and the best thing about it is that you can store it in your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. This gets better, day by day….if you can keep it that long.” Cowboy Caviar 2/3 c. oil 1/2…

Easy Summer Salad

Quick, easy, and uses up that abundance of garden veggies. Don’t substitute for the Good Seasons Dressing. That’s the secret ingredient. Great for potlucks. Easy Summer Salad Garden fresh tomatoes, cut into chunks Garden fresh cucumbers, sliced Garden fresh summer squash, sliced Red onion, sliced in rings Green pepper, cut into strips Good Seasons Italian…

German Potato Salad

I love German potato salad, but I prefer it cold. Here’s a typical German recipe you can play around with and make it your own, depending on your personal tastes. I’ve added vegetarian breakfast strips instead of your traditional bacon. If you don’t have any on hand, make it anyway. It will still taste great!…

Greek Salad

Today I will share with you the Marinated Tofu that is used in the Greek Salad recipe. Naturally, the tofu is replacing the feta cheese in this recipe and it is marinated in a dressing that you spoon over your salad along with the tofu. Yum!” — Shelby Ruttan Greek Salad Dressing: 1/2 cup olive…

Cranberry-Orange Salad (Raw)

Cranberry-Orange Salad 2 c. fresh cranberries 1 apple, cored 1 orange, peeled 1 c. dates (to sweeten–add more or less as desired) In a blender, gently pulse all ingredients (adding a little water if necessary) to a cranberry relish-type consistency. Chill.

7-Layer Salad

This is a very versatile salad. Other colorful veggies and additions may be substituted, such as red/green peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, grape tomatoes, or even sliced boiled eggs. You may also experiment with the dressing according to your tastes. Some like to omit the sour cream and add a little more mayo and sugar. Others prefer…

Fresh Pesto

This is Mike’s recipe for fresh pesto. We’ve eaten it on linguine and fettuccine. It is marvelous! The dark green hue is quite beautiful against a light colored plate, and its fresh, nutty taste blends well with pasta. Of course it has fresh basil in it, and since I’m Italian I always think fresh herbs…

Italian Seasoning Mix

If you don’t have Italian seasoning in the cupboard, just follow this simple recipe and make your own. It has countless uses, and if you were around our home when Mike makes his famous NY Pizza, you’d see him sprinkling it on the cheese pies when he pulls them out of the oven. Italian Seasoning…

Simple Marinara

This is a basic, tasty marinara. This can be served over any pasta. Feel free to add more spices at the end such as oregano, garlic powder, dried basil, etc. to suit your taste. This is a recipe adapted from Giada De Laurentiis. Simple Marinara 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 2…

Easy Fruit Dip

Easy Fruit Dip 1-8oz. pkg. cream cheese 1 jar marshmallow creme Let cream cheese soften just slightly at room temperature. With a mixer, combine cream cheese and marshmallow creme until smooth. Refrigerate. Serve with tart sliced apples (like Granny Smith) or a variety of other fresh fruits.

Simple Secret Pickled Beets

Mike received this recipe from a family back in New York who used to bring them to a church potluck. We now can them almost every year. Cook beets and peel. Cube beets or cut into chunks and put in clean, sterilized mason jars. Make syrup below and follow instructions. Simple Secret Pickled Beets Syrup:…

Dill Dip

Dill Dip 1 1/3 c. mayonnaise* 1 1/3 c. sour cream* 2 T. grated onion 2 T. parsley flakes 2 t. accent 2 t. season salt 2 t. dill weed 1 t. Worcestershire sauce (there are vegetarian brands at a health food store) Several drops of Tabasco sauce Mix all ingredients together. Chill. Serve with…

Corn Chip Dip

Corn Chip Dip 2 (11oz.) cans Mexicorn, drained 1 (10oz.) can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies, not drained 1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 c. mayonnaise Mix first five ingredients together and chill for several hours. Serve with corn chips.

Herbes de Provence

Herbes de Provence 3 tablespoons dried marjoram 1 teaspoon dried rosemary 3 tablespoons dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried sage 3 tablespoons dried savory 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed 1 teaspoon dried basil Combine all ingredients. Mix well and spoon into small jars. Yields 3/4 c.

Vegan “Parmesan” Cheese Substitute

Looking for a vegan Parmesan cheese substitute that won’t make you turn up your nose? We’ve used this one successfully, and we really like it! We Italians like to shake cheese on our pasta. This recipe will get you shaking again if you’re a vegan, and you won’t even think twice! Vegan “Parmesan” Cheese Substitute…

All Purpose Seasoning

All Purpose Seasoning 1 c. nutritional yeast flakes (found in health food stores) 3 T. salt 1 T. onion powder 1 T. paprika 2 t. garlic powder 1 t. parsley 1/2 t. celery salt OR ground celery seed 1/2 t. turmeric Mix together and store in airtight container. Works great in place of chicken seasoning.

Chili Seasoning

Chili Seasoning 2 T. each: paprika, cumin, and cayenne pepper 1 T. each: oregano and garlic powder 1 t. each: sage and thyme 1/2 t. turmeric Mix together and store in airtight container.

Egg Replacer

Some people are allergic to eggs and others choose to leave them out for dietary purposes. There are different types of egg replacers. Some work well as binders with loaves and others work better with baked goods. Here is a great recipe especially for use in baked goods. Egg Replacer: 1 cup potato flour ¾…

Oriana’s Tofu Spread

Looking for a vegan spread or dip? This one submitted by Shelby Ruttan might just fit the bill. Mom’s Friend Oriana’s Tofu Spread 1 brick tofu (I used firm) 1/3 cup nutritional yeast flakes 4 tbsp. vegan mayonnaise (you can use regular mayonnaise here also) 1 celery stick, diced fine 2 green onions, diced fine…

Breading Meal

Don’t have any bread crumbs to coat your vegetarian steaks or choplets? There’s no need to run to the store when you have this recipe. Adjust the seasonings according to your taste (such as pepper or cajun seasoning for a kick) and make extra to store in your refrigerator. Breading Meal 2 c. flour (white…

Caesar Dressing

Finally a Caesar Dressing without eggs and anchovies! Thank-you Linda Sturm for submitting this recipe. I can’t wait to try it! Caesar Dressing ¾ c. Kraft Mayonnaise 1 very large clove of garlic (or 2 medium) 2 T. Parmesan Cheese 1 t. Dijon mustard 1 t. Worcestershire Sauce 1 T. Lemon Juice Whiz in processor…

Zesty Barbecue Sauce for Crispy Chik

Zesty Barbecue Sauce for Crispy Chik 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce ¼ c. catsup 2 T. lemon juice 2 T. brown sugar 1 T. dried onion ¼ t. garlic salt Simmer 15 minutes. I double and freeze in small jars. I take a crispy chik pattie and cut into 8 little pie shaped pieces…

Crackers

Crackers 3 c. quick oats (If you don’t have quick oats, pulse old-fashioned oats in a blender to get the same texture). 2 c. flour (or use 1½ c flour and ½ c. pecan meal) 1 c. *wheat germ 1 Tablespoon salt ¾- 1 c. brown sugar 1 ¼ c. water ¾ cup olive oil…

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…

Peach-Pear Delight

You can feel good about serving your family this healthy and delicious dessert. Another plus is it’s ease of preparation. Make this when you have some prepared granola around. Just thicken the fruit on the stovetop, add the granola and pop it in the oven. Oh, and it’s non-dairy too! Peach-Pear Delight 1 large can…

Grandma’s Molasses “Crinkle” Cookies

Mike’s mother is a wonderful baker, and a few years ago my daughter Taylor and I had the privilege of going through her recipes. We put most of them into a huge binder so she would have them in one place. We have no idea how long this molasses cookie recipe has been in the…

Pumpkin Streusel Bars

Here is a recipe our family loves. It was given to me by my good friend Karen, years ago. It is very rich and delicious, so you’ll only want to serve this during special times. If you’re looking to “wow” a guest when they stop in for dessert and herb tea, this recipe delivers! Pumpkin…

Almond Brittle

Almond Brittle 1 c. blanched slivered almonds 1 c. butter (no substitutes) 1 1/4 c. granulated sugar 2 T. light corn syrup 2 T. water 1/2 c. chocolate chips (opt.) Preheat oven to 375. Arrange almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast in oven until lightly browned, approx. 5 minutes. Watch carefully…

Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie ½ cup Organic Cane Sugar 3 tablespoons Spelt Flour 1/8 teaspoon Salt 3 cups Soy Milk 4 ½ teaspoons Egg Replacer* (= 3 eggs) 1 ½ cups un Unsweetened Toasted Shredded Coconut (divided) 1 tablespoon Canola Oil ½ teaspoon Almond Extract 1 pinch Coriander 1 WW Flour pastry shell(9 inches), baked** In…

Apple Brown Betty

Apple Brown Betty 4 cups coarse fresh bread crumbs 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted 4 Fuji apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Whipped cream for serving (optional) Heat oven to…

Naan Khataai

Try this Indian sweet treat, submitted by Rajiv Narula. Naan Khataai 1 cup ghee (butter) ¾ cup sugar 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder ½ cup bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) ¼ teaspoon elaichi (nutmeg)* 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon oil 2 ½ cups flour Put ghee in bowl; add baking powder, baking soda, sugar and…

Apple Cake

Try this moist, sure-to-please apple cake and watch it disappear! Apple Cake 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 c. applesauce 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3 cups chopped Granny Smith apples 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp. ground nutmeg 2 tsp. baking soda Preheat oven to…

Eggless Chocolate Cake (Crazy Cake)

Eggless Chocolate Cake (Crazy Cake) 3 cups flour 2 cups sugar 4 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda ½ cup cocoa ¼ tsp. salt 2 cups hot water ¾ cup oil 1 tsp. vanilla essence 4 Tbsp. vinegar Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease, line and re-grease two cake pans. Place dry ingredients in a…

Taylor’s Peach Cobbler

“I stumbled upon this recipe this past summer (source unknown) and altered a few things and got the response from Daddy I wanted…’Taylor this is a winner!’ Hope you enjoy it!” — Taylor Temple Taylor’s Peach Cobbler 1 cup flour 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 stick butter 3/4-1 cup milk 1…

Peanut Butter Date-Nut Chewies

Have a sweet tooth? Why not try these for a healthy alternative? Peanut Butter Date-Nut Chewies 2/3 c. natural peanut butter 1/2 c. quick oats 1 t. salt 1/2 c. chopped walnuts 1/2 c. slivered almonds 2 c. dates, *softened and chopped 1/2 c. flour 1/2 c. cold water Coconut Mix all ingredients together and…

Apple Oatmeal Bars

Apple Oatmeal Bars 1 c. oats 1/2 t. salt 1/2 c. butter 1 c. flour 1/2 t. cinnamon 2 1/2 c. chopped apples 1/2 c. sugar Combine first 5 ingredients and pat half the mixture into a 8×8 inch pan. Layer on apples and sugar. Crumble remaining mixture on top. Bake for 35 minutes at…

4-Bean Salad

I enjoy this basic salad for many reasons. It’s tasty, is easy to prepare, and lasts many days in the refrigerator making it a great make-ahead potluck dish. 4-Bean Salad 1-14.5 oz. can cut green beans, drained 1-14.5 oz. can dark red kidney beans, drained 1-14.5 oz. can garbanzo beans, drained 1-14.5 oz. can black…

Pineapple-Carrot Delight

Pineapple-Carrot Delight 1 small (6oz.) pkg. orange *gelatin 1-20 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained 1 c. grated carrots Make gelatin according to package directions. Chill until soft-set, then gently add the pineapple and carrots. Refrigerate until it is firmly set. *Note: Regular gelatin is made with animal products. There are a couple vegetarian gelatin substitutes…

Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad Long seedless cucumber, thinly sliced 1 t. salt 1/2 c. sour cream 1 Tbsp. white or rice vinegar 2 drops Tabasco sauce (opt.) 2 Tbsp. *fresh chopped chives OR 1/2 Tbsp. dried chives 1/4 t. dried dill couple shakes of pepper (opt.) Sprinkle the cucumber slices with salt and let sit for about…

Copper Carrot Salad

Here is a salad that has been around for a long time. I first tasted it from a recipe published in our church cookbook many years ago. There are different variations on it, with the main differences being the ratio of sugar, oil, and vinegar. From my recollections, it was originally called “Copper Penny” or…

Strawberry Spinach Salad

If you haven’t had this salad, you’re in for a treat! I first enjoyed this at a potluck gathering and I couldn’t believe how scrumptious it was! It’s so flavorful that I enjoy eating it in place of dessert. Strawberry Spinach Salad 1/4 c. sugar 1/3 c. oil 1/4 c. balsamic or apple cider vinegar…

Pasta Salad

Use your imagination with this salad as it is very versatile. If you don’t have broccoli, try summer squash or just leave it out. Minced red onion or frozen green peas, thawed may be added. I always make it according to what I have on hand. The key is to use plenty of Parmesan cheese…

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad 4 Red Delicious apples, unpeeled 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 3/4 c. celery, diced 1/2 c. *pineapple chunks, drained 1/2 c. *grapes, sliced in half 1/2 c. walnuts, chopped Pinch of salt Sugar to taste Mayonnaise to taste Mix all together, blending mayonnaise in last. Chill before serving. *Variation: For a Classic Waldorf Salad,…

Strawberry Sesame Salad

“This is one recipe that I have shared with EVERYONE who has tried it. It brings out the flavor in the strawberries. Sesame Seeds must be toasted or it is not as nutty tasting.” –Linda Sturm Strawberry Sesame Salad Lettuce greens (Green leaf, Romaine or Spring Mix) Fresh strawberries, sliced Toasted Sesame Seeds Red onion,…

Tofu Salad

If you love a great sandwich filling, (but you want to keep it vegetarian,) tofu salad is a great alternative. Play around with the textures and colors of this versatile salad. My family uses Veganaise instead of mayonnaise, and we like it just as well. This recipe is wonderful on ciabatta bread! Tofu Salad (for…

Restaurant-style Reuben

Mike and I LOVE a good reuben sandwich! Maybe it’s from our meat-eating days, but we never lost the taste for that melted cheese, creamy dressing, and tangy sauerkraut combination. You can find the Worthington meatless corned beef slices at many health food stores. The Worthington web site also has lists of retailers that sell…

Rosemary’s Easy Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Rosemary says: “My vegetarian, and meat-friends LOVE this recipe! Hope you enjoy it!” This goes great with my Homemade Vegetable Soup, in the soups category on Veggie-licious! Rosemary’s Easy Vegetarian Sloppy Joes 1 package of Morning Star Meal Starters Griller’s Recipe Crumbles (found in the waffle/pancake section at Wal-mart in a green bag) 1/2 cup…

Super Sunburgers

This slightly modified recipe is taken from the newly revised “Ten Talents” cookbook. It is a wonderful vegan cookbook (no dairy or egg recipes). We make these quite often and freeze them for convenience. I’ll post a link at the bottom of this recipe for that book. It’s a cookbook I wouldn’t want to be…

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…

Sandwich Ideas

Vegetarians sometimes need to get a little creative when it comes to sandwich fillings. Need some ideas? Here are some that we enjoy… *Veggie chicken salad on croissants OR on raisin bread, grilled *Sub sandwich fixings on whole wheat rolls, drizzled with Italian dressing *Cream cheese and olive OR cream cheese and pineapple finger sandwiches…

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,…

Garbanzo Sandwich Spread

Trying to find a tasty vegan spread for sandwiches? Look no further. This works great for parties. Just spread on marbled bread slices and cut into fourths. Garbanzo Sandwich Spread 1 can garbanzo beans (Chick-peas), drained 2 t. spicy brown mustard 1 Tbsp. sweet pickle relish 2 Tbsp. minced onion 1/2-1 stalk celery, chopped 1/4…

Linda’s Tofu-Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Trying to come up with sandwich ideas, outside the typical pb and j, can sometimes be challenging. If you love tofu or have always wanted to try it, here is a great recipe I think you’ll enjoy. I first tasted it at my friend Linda Purdy’s house and I HAD to have the recipe! She…

Vegan BLT’s

The recipe I’m submitting makes a lot, so plan to make this for an entire family for lunch. If there are only a few in the family, halve the recipe. The tofu is scrumptious and you’ll probably be tempted to eat more than you should! Vegan BLT’s 1 lb. firm or extra firm *tofu, drained…

Portobello “Cheese Steaks”

My husband bought me a wonderful cookbook with vegetarian recipes that were all kitchen tested three or more times for flavor, nutrition, and ease of preparation. This particular one features portobello mushrooms which are meaty in texture, making them an excellent replacement for burgers for the vegetarian. Enjoy! Portobello “Cheese Steaks” 2 medium portobello mushrooms…

Best Baked Potatoes

There’s nothing that satisfies like a baked potato! Our family has always loved to set out all kinds of potato fixings and make a baked potato “bar” as our entire meal. If you’re vegan, the Tofutti company makes a good mock sour cream. Some of the fixings we’ve put out on our baked potato bar…

Mikey’s Baked Fries

One morning I woke up to a delicious plate of home baked fries! My son Mikey made them and they were so good, he’s now the fry maker. I can’t tell you how delicious these are. It’s amazing that there’s so few ingredients. These would go great with Rosemary’s Vegetarian Sloppy Joe sandwiches! Mikey’s Baked…

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…

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Tired of the same ol’ fry? Try using sweet potatoes! They’re rich in beta-carotene and a delicious change of pace. Baked Sweet Potato Fries Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Peel and thinly slice 3-4 sweet potatoes. Toss in 1 tbsp of oil. Bake for 20-25 mins on a cookie sheet, flipping every 5 mins or…

Fried Summer Squash

We usually serve this in the summer when there is an abundance of squash. We add corn-on-the-cob, steamed red parslied potatoes, sliced cucumbers in vinegar (dilute the vinegar with a little water and add a sprinkle of pepper) and Strawberry Shortcake for dessert! Fried Summer Squash 2 medium sized summer squash (zucchini may also be…

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes and Asparagus

Here is a recipe that my friend Shelby modified from allrecipes.com It looks absolutely delicious! Check out Shelby’s site: Grumpy’s Honeybunch. She has many wonderful recipes there. Oven Roasted Red Potatoes and Asparagus 1-1/2 pounds red potatoes, cut into chunks 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 teaspoons dried rosemary…

Baked Acorn Squash

We serve this almost every Thanksgiving as it is easy to prepare. You can use margarine instead of butter, and may also replace the brown sugar with maple syrup. Experiment with your seasonings (such as cinnamon and a little nutmeg) for different flavors. Baked Acorn Squash 2 acorn squash, cut in half and seeds removed…

Fast and Easy Potato Wedges for Two

My husband and I have had these scrumptious wedges many times. They are so quick and easy to make! Feel free to experiment with the seasonings. Some good ones would be: garlic salt, sea salt and cracked pepper, or some cajun seasoning for some zip. Just be careful when you’re broiling that they don’t burn!…

Perfect Brown Rice

Need an easy, no-fail recipe for brown rice? Look no further. There’s only 3 simple ingredients. Make a huge batch because this rice freezes beautifully. Perfect Brown Rice 2 c. brown rice 3 c. water 1/4 t. salt For a mild nutty, chewier rice, toast rice first in a dry skillet for a couple of…

Fried Rice

There aren’t too many who don’t love fried rice. Try our version and see if you like it. I “guestimated” on all of the measurements as I usually take a handful of this and a handful of that (my Italian upbringing I imagine). I usually serve this with a side of egg rolls or stir-fried…

Scalloped Corn

This is something special instead of ordinary corn. It whips up really fast and has been taken to many a potluck. Scalloped Corn 3 eggs, beaten 1/2 c. soymilk 1/4 c. flour 1/4 c. cornmeal 2 Tbsp. sugar 1/2 t. salt dash pepper (opt.) 1 c. grated cheddar cheese 4 c. corn (1 can creamed…

German Red Cabbage

German Red Cabbage 1 small red cabbage, sliced 1/4 c. water 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine 1/2 t. salt 1 t. sugar 1 t. vinegar In a saucepan, bring all the ingredients to a boil. Turn down heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Serve.

Buttery Dill Carrots

Butter and dill are a great combination, especially with this easily prepared dish. I often use baby carrots for convenience, but about 8 carrots could be substituted. Enjoy! Buttery Dill Carrots 1 lb. baby carrots 1/2 cup water 2 Tbsp. butter 1 t. white sugar 1/2 t. salt 1/2 t. dill weed In a medium-sized…

Harvard Beets

Harvard Beets 1/2 c. sugar 1 Tbsp. cornstarch 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar 1/4 c. water (if using fresh, cooked beets) OR liquid from canned beets 1 Tbsp. orange juice 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine (opt.) 2 cans beets, drained (save 1/4 c. of the liquid) OR about 2 medium fresh beets, cooked In a…

Simple Collard Greens

These are so simple that I debated on whether or not to post them. I decided to because most people forget about collards when thinking of a side dish. I think they’re wonderful for many reasons. They cook up quick and easy, are tender and flavorful, and are loaded with Calcium. What’s not to love?…

Potato Patties

I have a daughter who loves potatoes so we have them quite frequently. When we have leftover mashed potatoes, she often requests that I make potato patties out of them. Some people call them potato pancakes. Whatever you call them, I think you’ll agree they’re delicious, not to mention easy! Potato Patties Leftover mashed potatoes…

Herbed Green Beans

Herbed Green Beans 1 lb. fresh green beans 2 Tbsp. olive oil or butter 3 large thinly sliced shallots 1/2 t. sugar 1/2 t. salt 1/4 t. pepper 2 t. grated lemon zest 1/4 c. thinly sliced basil leaves lemon wedges, for garnish Bring 1/2 inch of water to a boil in a covered non-stick…

Elsie’s Fresh Strawberry Pie

I received this recipe many years ago and recently just came upon it again by accident. It was from one of the best cooks in our church! Though I haven’t tried this particular pie (yet), knowing Elsie, I can’t imagine it being anything but wonderful. Elsie’s Fresh Strawberry Pie 1 baked (9-inch) pie shell 1…