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TVP Meatless Meatballs
1 Cup Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)
1 Cup Beef broth 
1 tsp Onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 clove minced garlic
Fresh parsley
1 tsp onion flakes
2 tsps Italian Seasoning
1 tbsp. (braggs or coconut) liquid Aminos
2 tbsp. Nutritional Yeast
                                                                                   1/4 Cup Bread crumbs OR Flour
                                                                                   Salt & Pepper to taste
Bring Broth to a boil and pour over the TVP. Let set for about 10 minutes until liquid is completely absorbed. 
Add remaining ingredients . You may need to add more bread crumb or flour to help shape the balls. Roll into 2" balls. Place on parchment paper that has been coated lightly with olive oil. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.
* I buy Bob's Red Mill TVP from swansonvitamins.com They have the best price ;)
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Organic Sweet Potato Soup 
2 medium sweet potatoes (peeled & diced)
2 Red potatoes (washed & unpeeled) diced
2 Yukon Gold Potatoes (washed & unpeeled) diced
3 large carrots (peeled and diced)
3 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp ground fresh (peeled) ginger
1 medium onion
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Boil all ingredients until soft. Place in a blender and blend until
all ingredients are infused. If soup is too thick, thin with broth until the 
desired consistency. 
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Pizza made with Cauliflower Crust
(Recipe from ifoodreal.com.

1 head Cauliflower (8" wide)
1 egg large (room temperature)
1/2 parmesan cheese (grated/shredded & not packed)
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Preheat oven 375 and line baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper or silicone mat.
Rinse cauliflower, remove the leaves, separate into floret
s and chop into smaller pieces. Process in food processor in 2 batches until "rice" texture forms. Microwave for 6 mins. Cool completely. Transfer the cooked cauliflower to a bowl lined with triple cheesecloth or linen towel. Squeeze the liquid out of cauliflower. Get as much liquid out as possible. It will be easier to flip if the cauliflower is not so wet.
Increase the temperature to 450 degrees F. In a medium mixing bowl whisk the egg with dried herbs, salt and pepper for 10 second. Add cheese and squeezed cauliflower, mix very well.
Transfer cauliflower pizza dough in the middle of the pan, and flatten with your hands.
Bakek 20 mins, carefully flip wilth  two spatulas or place another sheet of parchment paper and flip onto another pan.(whichever is easier for you.) I let min cool down a few minutes so I can easily handle the crust. Bake again a few minutes,,
Top base with your favorite toppings and bake again until cheese on top melts.
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Pat Eppolito's Caponata
1 Eggplant (peeled and cut into 1/2" cubes)
2 Zucchini (unpeeled and siced)
salt to taste
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup finely chopped celery
1 onion finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 cups canned plum tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
12 green olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
1 1/2 tsp drained capers
1 tbsp. tomato paste
1 tsp. minced oregano
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 tsp. white cane sugar
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp minced fresh parsley

Toss eggplant and zucchini with salt and place in a colander set aside. Let sit about 30 mins. Rinse and pat dry.
Heat  2 tsp. olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add celery, cook stirring often until softened (about 4 mins) 
Add onion and garlic, cook until onion is soft and golden brown, about 5 mins.
Transfer mixture to a bowl w slotted spoon.
Heat remaining 2 tbsp. olive oil in skillet . Add eggplant and cook stirring constantly until light browned, 5-7mins. Stir in celery mixture, tomatoes, olives, capers, tomato paste and oregano. Simmer uncovered until caponata thickens. Season caponata with vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Cool 
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Raw Sriracha
Recipe from the Medical Medium blog page: 
https://www.medicalmedium.com/medical-medium-blog

For anyone who loves spicy foods, this raw "sriracha" recipe is going to turn things up in the kitchen. It's loaded with spicy flavor and is incredibly delicious. It can be used on top of pasta, noodles, added to sandwiches or wraps, or used as a dip or marinade! This recipe is super clean, fat-free and a total taste sensation.

Bell peppers are the base of this recipe and contain an impressive amount of vitamin C with up to as much as six times as oranges. They are also packed with vitamin A and beta carotene which can help boost the immune system, improve vision, and help protect the eyes against cataracts. They are also an excellent source of potassium, fiber, thiamine, beta carotene, folate, zeaxanthin, and lycopene and have been shown to help prevent blood clot formation and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Sun-dried tomatoes, which gives this recipe its rich, savory flavor are are packed with vitamins C, K, A, and B-complex, as well as potassium, chromium, biotin, and beta carotene. This amazing array of nutrition makes sun-dried tomatoes excellent for helping to nourish the adrenal glands, reduce stress damage, build the immune system, protect against skin damage, and improve cardiovascular health. Sun-dried tomatoes are also an excellent source of lycopene, a super-antioxidant, which is known to help prevent breast, pancreatic, intestinal, bladder, cervical, colorectal, lung, skin, endometrial, and prostate cancers.

If you like spicy foods, you will love this recipe as it will have you coming back for more with every bite.

Ingredients:

  • 1 red bell pepper, stem removed
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 small tomato
  • 4 dates
  • 3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until well combined. If using sun-dried tomatoes that are very dry, soak for 30 minutes prior in cool water. Adjust red pepper to reflect desired heat. Enjoy!

Serves: 2-4

Notes: Stores well in the fridge for approximately 5 days

Veggie Burgers

Recipe by Marjorie

1 Qt. Mushrooms (Porta bella sliced) 

1/4 cup raw walnuts

14 oz. mixed peppers/onions stir fry (I use birds eye pepper stir fry frozen vegetables)

1/3 cup TVP (textured vegetable powder, available at www.swansonvitamins.com I find that they have the best price on Bob's Redmill products)

2 tbsp. Nutritional yeast 

1 1/2 tsp. liquid smoke

1 tbsp. liquid amino acids ( I use Braggs)

2 eggs

1/2 cup chopped drained black beans

1 tbsp. beef broth concentrate 

1 clove raw garlic

2 tbsp.  fresh chopped parsley

2 tbsp. fresh chopped basil

1 1/4 cup organic Italian bread crumbs (fresh made or store bought)

3 tbsp. organic flour 

1/2 cup grated cheese (your choice, cheddar, provolone or parmesan)

1/2 tsp. each of these dry ingredients can be added to the eggs in the food processor: Powder garlic, powder onion, parsley, basil, Italian seasoning smoked paprika, salt and pepper.


Defrost vegetables, strain and set aside.

Chop mushrooms in food processor, put in large mixing bowl, set aside. Chop walnuts and add to mushrooms. Next, chop the defrosted vegetables in food processor. (Do not mush them too much) Add to the mushroom mixture. Add chopped vegetables to the mushroom bowl. Chop black beans in processor add to mushroom mixture. Add Nutritional yeast and TVP to mixture and set aside.



In the food processor add: eggs, liquid smoke, liquid aminos, beef seasoning, Fresh basil, fresh parsley, fresh garlic and all dry ingredients. Pour into mushroom mixture, add flour and breadcrumbs. form and bake for 35 mins at 350


If too wet add more bread crumbs.

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Coney Island "Carrot" Hot Dogs
Recipe from BRV Chuck Underwood. Vegan carrot dogs. 

6 - 8 peeled carrots

Marinate:
1/4 cup soy sauce low sodium
1/4 cup Apple Cider
1/4 cup vegetable broth (Low sodium)
2 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tbsp. liquid smoke
1 tsp. yellow mustard
1 tsp. fresh garlic
1 tsp pickled jalalpeno juice
1/2 tsp. Onion powder

Cut and peel carrots to make them bun length.
Boil carrots in watr until just tender. About 10-15a mins
Drain carrots, rinse with cold watr, and drain again. Place carrots in ziploc freezer bag.
Wisk all marinate ingredients together and  pour into bag with carrots.
Marinate for two days. Pan fry or grill
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