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2 cups soy milk (plain or vanilla)
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
3 TBL light brown sugar
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup fresh berries

In medium saucepan bring soy milk to boil. Add quinoa and return to boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, covered, until most of the soy milk has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.

Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Simmer, covered, until almost all the soy milk has been absorbed, about 8 more minutes.

Serve in bowls and garnish with fresh berries. Add in optional items to customize to your liking, such as ground flax seed, nuts, earth balance, sprinkle of brown sugar or a splash of soy milk. Use almond milk instead of soy.

Makes 2 cups

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2 cups brussel sprouts
1 clove garlic pressed through garlic press
1 TBL olive oil
1 TBL Earth Balance
2 TBL water
¼ tsp lemon juice
Salt to taste

Rinse brussel sprouts and cut in half. In wok or skillet on high heat, heat olive oil, Earth Balance, garlic and cut brussel sprouts. Saute, turning for 1 minute. Add a 2 Tablespoon of water and cover to get the steam going. Reduce heat to medium and keep covered for about 5 minutes. Check to see if tender. Once done, add lemon juice and salt to taste, giving a final toss in pan to combine.  Serve hot.

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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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1/3 stick Earth Balance
½ cup dices brown onion
½ cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 cups cut green beans
3 cups Imagine Organic No-Chicken broth
½ cup Silk Soy Creamer
1 can 2.8 oz French-fried onion rings
Dash of salt
Dash of black pepper
Dash of garlic powder
1 cup Daiya shredded cheddar cheese

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Melt Earth Balance in large skillet. Saute the onions and mushrooms in skillet.  In a saucepan, boil the green beans in broth for 6 minutes and drain.  Add the green beans, silk soy creamer, onion rings, salt, pepper and garlic powder to the onion mixture.  Stir well to combine. Pour into greased 1 ½ quart casserole dish. Bake for 20 minutes, then top casserole with cheese and bake 10 minutes longer, or until the casserole is hot and the cheese is melted.

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*featured above is stuffed tofu roast, stuffing, mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, roasted carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes and onions, and cranberry-apple potato dumpling

Roast:
1 Tofurky Roast (3lb box comes with sides of mushroom gravy & dumplings)
1 brown onion, peeled and quartered
1 shallot, peeled and quartered
2 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half
fresh sage and rosemary (3 full sprigs of each)
carrots, sweet potato and a few small russet potatoes, rinsed and cut
1/4 cup olive oil

6 medium to large Russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
6 TBL Earth Balance, softened
2 cloves garlic, pressed through garlic press
1/4 cup Silk Creamer Original

Place roast in roasting pan. Place onion, shallot, garlic, sage, rosemary and vegetables around roast and drizzle olive oil over roast. Toss vegetables to coat with olive oil.  Half way through, baste and toss vegetable and turn roast to the other side. 

Bake 350 degrees F for 1 hour and 15 minutes covered, then baste final time and roast 10 minutes more, uncovered.

While roast is in the oven, you have time to make the side dishes. Make mashed potatoes and heat mushroom gravy (included with roast) and make the cranberry-apple potato dumplings (included with roast) according to instructions. Boil potatoes until soft. Drain potatoes and mash (use mixer) with earth balance, garlic and soy milk. Set aside.

If you plan on making your own stuffing, saute celery and onion, add in no chicken broth (vegan) and bring to boil, then toss in bread cubed stuffing and toss. This roast already has a bread and rice stuffing in the center.

*Tip: if you plan on making this faux turkey in the off-season, check with your local Whole Foods to see if the Tofurky Roast is in stock. It comes in several sizes. I made this in July and my local store had it available but said not all stores may stock this roast throughout the year.

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Olive oil
1 1/2 cups soy crumbles
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 6 oz package of Lightlife Smoky Tempeh Strips Fakin’ Bacon, chopped into bite-size pieces
1 can (14-15 oz) baked beans, with juice (I used Whole Foods 365 organic original)
1 can (14-15 oz) kidney beans, with juice
1 can (14-15 oz) butter beans, with juice
1/2 cup ketchup
3/4 cup brown sugar (light)
1 tsp salt
2 tsps vinegar
1 tsp prepared yellow mustard (French’s)

In a large kettle, add 1-2 TBL olive oil over high heat, then add in onion and soy crumbles. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a medium skillet, add in 1-2 TBL olive oil over high heat, then add cut tempeh bacon and fry, stirring on occasion, for 4-5 minutes to lightly crisp the pieces.

Add the beans with juice, and remaining ingredients to onion/soy crumble kettle.  Add in tempeh bacon to kettle mixture as well. Stir to combine. Pour mixture in a casserole or baking dish, about 9X13, and bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes.

Serve in bowls and garnish with Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream and sliced scallions. Serves 6

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6 cups fresh cranberries (2 bags, 12 oz each) (use frozen if you cannot find fresh)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup orange juice
1 TBL lemon juice
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1 TBL vanilla extract (add at very end)

Add all ingredients, except for vanilla, to large pan (2-3 quart) over high heat and bring to a simmer. Continue to simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally until cranberries are tender when pierced, 8-10 minutes.

Stir in vanilla and transfer to serving dish. Chill in frig.
Lasts up to 1 week in frig.
Makes about 3 ½ cups.

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2 cans 14 oz each cannellini beans
1 bunch of asparagus, rinsed and cut into bite-size pieces (discard bottom 2 inches)
2 cloves garlic, pressed through garlic press
2 TBL olive oil
1 TBL Earth Balance
Lemon juice (about 1 TBL)
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Daiya Mozzarella Shreds (1/4 cup to mix in and more for garnish-Optional)
Salt to season

In wok or large sauté pan, add olive oil, Earth Balance, garlic and asparagus. Sauté for 3-5 minutes on medium to high heat. Add cannellini beans with juice from cans. Bring to mild boil to thicken sauce. Cover while boiling and reduce to low simmer for about 5-7 minutes, stirring every few minutes. Sauce will thicken and turn to a creamy texture. Once done, add in lemon juice. Stir to combine and serve in bowls. Season with salt and garnish with a sprinkling of Daiya Mozzarella Shreds.

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2 TBL extra virgin olive oil
1 shallot, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1 cup wild rice
3 cups Imagine no-chicken broth (vegan)
1/2 cup pecans
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup golden raisins, coarsely chopped
2 TBL chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

*Best made a few hours before you are ready to serve. Let stand at room temperature.

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3 minutes. Add rice, and cook for 1 minute. Add no-chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, covered, until rice is tender and starting to burst, 45 to 50 minutes. Drain any excess liquid. Transfer to a bowl.

While rice cooks, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Arrange pecans on a rimmed baking sheet, and toast until browned and fragrant, about 8 minutes. Let cool. Coarsely chop pecans.

Add toasted pecans, cranberries, raisins, and parsley to rice. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Serves 6

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1 TBL vegetable oil (I like olive oil)
1 cup packed fresh spinach leaves
1 red bell pepper diced
1/2 brown onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, pressed through garlic press
1 lb firm tofu, rinsed, pressed between paper towels, and crumbled
1 tsp turmeric or curry powder (I like Spice Islands with turmeric blend)
1/2 tsp garlic salt
2 green onions (scallions) or chives, minced

Heat oil in skillet. Add the bell pepper, onion, and garlic and saute a few minutes until softened and browned. Add in crumbled tofu, spinach, turmeric, and garlic salt and saute for 5 minutes. Add green onions and cook for 1 minute longer. Serves 2-4 depending on how large a breakfast you eat. I like to garnish mine with a small side of freshly prepared guacamole, a sprinkle of soy mozzarella by Daiya, and one slice of toast.

Sub out any ingredient you do not like and sub in things you do. Try:
Diced mushrooms or Lightlife breakfast veggie sausage links (dice a few and add to pan with the bell pepper).