Gluten-Free

Eggplant Parmesanish

This baked dish uses the taste of nutritional yeast to add zesty, cheesy flavor without added fat or dairy. Baked eggplant just melts in your mouth - make sure to bake long enough to soften thoroughly

Basic Curry

Here is another simple recipe that can be a regular in your repitoir, easily adaptable to the vegetables that need eating in the fridge, or varying spices.

Cuban Black Beans

​A basic bean recipe that can be dressed up with spices when you are ready to make it your very own.

Corn Cakes... and a Lesson in Oil-Free Cooking

These savory cakes are filling as well as versitile.  It's such a simple kid-pleaser that it became a regular in my home.  
This dish is a wholesome take on a traditional South American dish found in many countries.  Top with salsa for a Mexican flavor, plain for an traditional American side dish, or dill dressing for a Southwest ranch flavor.
The key to gently frying without oil here is a low heat and a bit of patience. 

Rice, Brown - How to Make it The Old-Fashioned Way

Forget white rice - try the many variations of whole, brown rice including Jasmine or Basmati, and get yourself used to the nutty, rich variations of filling, wholesome rice.
Brown rice has had only the hull removed leaving the bran and germ intact, resulting in more fiber and nutrients, but increased cooking time.
Your body can recognize and utilize carbohydrates efficiently in the original, whole package with all the fiber, minerals and nutrients you need for optimum utilization.

Whatever Works Stir-Fry; and a Lesson in Oil-Free Cooking

Creating a simple stir-fry is a basic skill for convenient, simple plant-based cooking.  Use this recipe to get your daily greens in, use up whatever you have in the fridge that needs eating, and use this recipe as a lesson in stir-frying without oil as well!

Portabella Mushroom Steaks

These big mushrooms have a meaty mouth feel to them and are very satisfying, yet light.
Serving Suggestions: 
-- Place on whole-grain burger buns and add your favorite condiments for a great burger, or on the plate for a great steak!
-- Serve with mashed potatoes, frozen vegetables and a hearty salad.
 
[Photo: forksoverknives.com]
 

Mother’s Mashed Potatoes

There may be nothing more comforting than creamy, warm mashed potatoes.  This recipe keeps the richness and buttery flavor with no animal fat or dairy at all.
Irresistable at any age!

Hummus Plate

Hummus or Middle Eastern chickpea spread is so satisfying and versitile, as a snack with veggies and rice snaps, in a wrap or sandwich, a stuffing for mushroom appetizers, or diluted for a salad dressing!  It's easy to keep it low-fat by abstaining from adding oils.  If you need to control weight, avoid further added fat by eliminating the tahini (sesame butter).

Kitchen Sink Salad

Be brave! An unplanned salad can be just as delicious as one from a recipe. Salads with a simple dressing are great vehicles for leftovers and makeovers, and often turn out tastier than you ever expected. Getting raw vegetables in everyday will fill you up and boost your immune system, so try experimenting. Bell pepper? Tomatoes? Fruit? Beans? Pasta? Throw it together!

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