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1 cup all-purpose flour
2 TBL cornstarch
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 egg replacers (use Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer – 2 TBL whisked together with 6 TBL of water)
1 cup Silk soymilk (I used very vanilla)
2 TBL canola oil
2 TBL agave nectar (light)
1 tsp lemon juice

In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl, add in prepared egg replacer, Silk, canola oil, agave, and lemon juice and whisk to combine. Pour wet mixture over dry ingredients and whisk to combine. The batter will be slightly lumpy.

For blueberry pancakes, add in 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries and mix to combine.

For chocolate chip pancakes, I like to put the batter in the pan and then hand place chocolate chips on each pancake and gently press into the batter. This way they are evenly placed and you can control the amount per pancake.

Cook in a large skillet lightly oiled (I use a spray) over medium to high heat. Serve with a side of Joseph’s sugar-free pancake syrup, Earth Balance soy butter, or soy whip topping. The blueberry pancakes are delicious and moist just as they are, without any toppings.

Makes 6 medium sized pancakes or 12 small.

Freeze any leftovers of cooked pancakes. Use a double zip-lock bag. When ready to use, place pancakes on a paper plate , cover with a paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds, turn over and do another 30. Test for doneness.

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3 slices day old sandwich bread (cut off crusts and break bread into pieces)
1/2 cup dairy-free parmesan cheese (Galaxy Foods Vegan brand)
2 TBL flat leaf parsley, chopped finely
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1 egg replacer (Bob’s Red Mill 1 TBL egg replacer whisked with 3 TBL water)
1 package Gardein Chick’n Scallopini (remove from freezer as you gather ingredients)
2 TBL olive oil
2 TBL fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1 TBL Dijon mustard
3 TBL dairy-free butter (Earth Balance)

In a food processor, add bread, parmesan, parsley, salt, and pepper and pulse until fine crumbs. Place on a small plate.

Prepare egg replacer and pour onto another small plate. Dip each Gardein chicken piece in the prepared egg replacer so it is lightly covered, then cover with bread crumb mixture, pressing so crumbs adhere.

In a large skillet, heat 1 TBL olive oil and 1 TBL dairy-free butter (Earth Balance). Place 2 pieces of breaded Gardein in pan and cook about 3 minutes each side, pressing down gently with a spatula to brown all crumbs. Repeat with final batch being sure to re-coat pan.

In a small pan, add lemon juice and 1/4 cup water and cook for 1 minute over low heat until steaming. Add in Dijon and whisk. Turn off heat and add in 1 TBL dairy-free butter (Earth Balance) and whisk until melted and combined. Divide sauce into 4 small ramekins for dipping.

Plate each Gardein piece over fresh baby greens and serve with a side of the lemon-mustard sauce.

Tip: If you love sauce, then I recommend doubling the sauce ingredients.

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1 cup Earth Balance
½ cup superfine sugar
2 TBL maple syrup or Joseph’s Sugar Free Syrup*
3 cups Oatmeal (Bob’s Red Mill Organic Extra Thick Rolled Oats Whole Grain)
¼ tsp salt
½ cup chocolate chip morsels *Optional (use 1/4 cup if making half with and half without chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. You can use a 9×13 cookie sheet or I like to use 12 cup muffin tin and put the silicone cups in the muffin tin to ensure the oat bars are firm and hold together. Cupcake liners work just as well.

Put 1 cup Earth Balance, sugar, and maple syrup in medium saucepan and melt over low heat.  Remove pan from heat once melted and stir in oats and salt to butter mixture. Mix well until combined. Spoon into pan or silicone cups and press down firmly. Optional: add in chocolate chips if using. Bake 30 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for 1 hour. Oats make this a healthy dessert recipe.

*Joseph’s Sugar Free Syrup is gluten-free and works well with this recipe. Keep refrigerated. I buy mine at Whole Foods.

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4 ears of corn on the cob, husks removed and cleaned (white corn is my favorite)
2 limes (1 lime will be reserved for garnish and cut into 4 pieces or wedges)
1/2 stick of Earth Balance soy butter
1 TBL cilantro, finely chopped
salt for the finished corn *optional

In a large pot, lay in corn on the cob pieces, fill with water, and bring water to a boil. Once water starts to boil, boil for 5 minutes.

While corn is on the stove, make the cilantro lime butter. Place Earth Balance in a zip-lock baggie. Cut 1 lime in half, squeeze the juice into the butter zip-lock baggie and cut off some of the lime pulp after squeezing and add to the baggie. Toss cilantro into baggie and zip shut, except for a tiny corner to let the air out. Gently massage the baggie to combine the butter, lime and cilantro. Once combined, unzip, turn the baggie inside out to lay the mixture on a sheet of saran wrap plastic wrap (note, there will be lime juice that did not mix in with the butter, keep this together with the butter in the plastic wrap). Fold up the plastic wrap to enclose the butter and loose lime juice and roll into a small log. Stick in freezer until ready to use (less than 15 minutes).

Once the corn in done, place each piece on its own plate, spread with the cilantro lime butter and sprinkle with salt. Cut a slice of the butter and lay on top for garnish. Add a lime wedge to the plate for garnish and serve.

Tip: To get my corn water to come to a boil faster, I use some water from my hot water dispenser. If you have one, use half of the water from here so it comes to a boil quicker. You can place a lid on the pot until it starts to boil, but always leave ajar, slightly tilted off so the water does not boil over. Remove cover once boiling.

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1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup light brown sugar
2 TBL ground flaxseed
1/2 cup chopped nuts *Optional (walnuts and pecans work well)
2 TBL Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer whisked with 6 TBL water
3 ripe bananas, mash with a fork
1/2 cup olive oil (or a vegetable oil of your choice)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.

In a medium size bowl, add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, and flaxseed. Mix well to combine. Add in nuts, if using, prepared egg replacer, mashed bananas, oil, and vanilla. Mix well until all of the ingredients are combined.

Pour batter into the greased loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pan. Flip pan over to remove loaf and continue to cool on a piece of parchment paper or wire rack covered with parchment.

*Tip: you can add in nuts once you pour the batter into the pan. I like to make half without nuts, 1/4 with pecans and 1/4 with walnuts. I use a knife to work the nuts into the batter and lay a few of the same nuts on top of the batter.

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1 package 12-14 oz extra-firm tofu (I like House Foods 14 oz), rinse, pat dry and cut into 16 thin slices
6 TBL soy sauce (can use tamari)
2 green onions (scallions), lightly chopped
1 large clove of garlic, peeled and chopped
1 tsp cornstarch
3/4 tsp agar powder or flakes, usually by dried seaweed or dried sea vegetables
1/2 cup hot water
1/4 cup agave syrup (can use maple syrup) *I like agave amber
2 tsp chicken broth (I like Imagine No-Chicken Broth which is vegan)
1/2 tsp ground powdered ginger
1/2 tsp ground mustard powder
14 oz of fresh pineapple chunks (if you use canned, then drain the juice), cut big chunks into bite-size pieces
1 large bell pepper (use 1/2 of red and 1/2 of green for color), seeded and cut into bite-size squares

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Brown the tofu slices in a nonstick pan, carefully flipping once to brown both sides. A good golden brown on both sides is best. Lay browned pieces in a single layer in a 9×13″ baking dish.

In a blender, add soy sauce, green onion, garlic, cornstarch, and agar and blend until combined. Add remaining ingredients except for the pineapple and bell pepper. Blend until combined.

In a small saucepan, pour in blended sauce and heat on high, stirring, until it comes to a boil. Boil and stir for 1 minute. to thicken. Add in the pineapple and bell pepper and stir. Pour mixture over browned tofu in the pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve over your favorite rice.

Tip: when you cut the tofu into 16 slices, cut tofu square in half, so now each half has to deliver 8 slices. It’s more manageable to get uniform slices.

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3/4 cup frozen edamame beans, pre-shucked
2 cups fresh spinach, tightly packed
3 cloves of garlic, pressed
1/2 cup tahini paste
2 TBL olive oil
2 TBL flax oil
1 TBL lemon juice
1 TBL Braggs or tamari
1-2 tsp Asian chili-garlic sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

Steam edamame until thawed and bright green. In food processor, add in edamame remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve with pita wedges and fresh raw veggies. Use in wraps as a spread.  Great source of protein.

Makes about 2 cups

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4 TBL Vegenaise
1 TBL prepared horseradish
4 slices Rice mozzarella cheese (Galaxy Foods)
1 cup baby greens (spring mix) lettuce
1 package Tofurky roast beef style slices
1 tomato, sliced thinly
4 french rolls (sub style)

Mix together vegenaise and horseradish in a small bowl until combined. Lightly toast french rolls. Lay a cheese slice on the bottom of each warm toasted roll. Top with baby greens. Pile on 4-5 slices of tofurky roast beef slices. Drizzle horse radish sauce over roast beef. Top with tomato slices. Spread horseradish sauce on the inside of the top roll and place on sandwich. Serve with fresh raw veggies.

Makes 4 sandwiches

Tip: Add in more or less of the horseradish to your liking.

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1 tortilla (I used a small red chile tortilla)
2 pieces Health is Wealth Chicken-Free Buffalo Wings Vegan
1/4 avocado, cut into chunks
1/4 red bell pepper, diced (use any color you like)
handful of mixed baby greens
1 TBL BBQ sauce by Organic Ville
drizzle of creamy garlic dressing by Follow Your Heart (vegan)

In a small bowl, toss baby greens with bbq sauce and dressing. Lay baby greens in tortilla. Sprinkle in avocado and red bell pepper. Microwave 2 faux chicken pieces on paper plate, covered in damp paper towel, for 30 seconds. Turn and do another 20 seconds. At the touch, pieces should be warm, cooked through but not dried out. Cut into pieces and lay in tortilla. Roll up tortilla, cut in half and enjoy. Makes 1 tortilla.

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1 14oz Silken Tofu (I like to use House Foods brand)
¾ cup chocolate chip morsels (I like to use Whole Foods 365 Vegan)
½ cup Suzanne’s Ricemellow Crème
1 Graham Cracker Crust ready-to-use (by Arrowhead Mills, dairy and honey free)

Remove tofu from container and discard liquid. Rinse and place tofu in between 2 paper towels and gently press to soak up any liquid. Place tofu in a blender and puree until smooth, scrapping down sides with spatula (approx 1 minute).

Melt chocolate chip morsels on paper plate in microwave (approx 60 seconds until soft).  Add ricemellow and melted chocolate to blender and blend until combined, scrapping down sides with spatula (approx 2 minutes).

Pour into Arrowhead Mills crust and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before eating. Add shaved chocolate to top for garnish. This is a healthy dessert recipe. Tofu supplies calcium, protein, and is low in calories and fat.