1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup Earth Balance (dairy-free butter), softened
2 egg replacers (2 TBL of Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer whisked with 6 TBL of water)
4 heaping TBL of Tofutti Sour Cream (dairy-free)
2 mashed very ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 TBL ground flaxseed
Optional add-ins: walnuts, chocolate chip morsels
2 cups powdered confectioners sugar
juice of 1 lemon (about 4 TBL)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 1 loaf pan (or 2 mini loaf pans). In stand mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add in prepared egg replacer while mixer is on low. Add in Tofutti sour cream, bananas, and vanilla and mix well, stopping mixer and scraping down sides of bowl. On lowest speed, add in flour, baking soda, and flax and blend until combined. Add in optional ingredients and mix to combine.
Pour batter into load pan. Bake for 70 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes in pan. Turn out onto wire rack lined with parchment paper and continue to cool before cutting, about 30 minutes. Ice the top of the entire loaf and decorate with walnuts, or use the icing for individual slices and drizzle on cut slice prior to serving.
In a medium bowl, blend icing ingredients together with a hand mixer. Save and use on cooled loaf.
Tip: Sprinkle one end of the loaf with a few chocolate chip morsels, the other end with walnuts, and leave the middle alone. This will satisfy all taste-buds in your household. Use a spoon to work the added pieces down into the loaf prior to baking. If you use mini loaf pans, the baking time is approximately 45 minutes, or until golden brown and toothpick inserted to test for doneness comes out clean.
8 chocolate sandwich cookies (Whole Foods 365 brand or Newman O’s dairy-free)
1 8 oz container Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese or Galaxy brand
3 TBL agave nectar (light)
1 15 oz can pureed pumpkin (do not use pumpkin pie filling)
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 10 oz box of SoyaToo soy whip (use 1 1/2 cups and save the rest for whenever) (Whole Foods refrigerator section)
sugar-free gummy worms for decoration
Place cookies in a zip-lock baggie, close bag leaving a corner opening, and crush cookies with a rolling pin.
In a medium bowl, beat the boxed soy whip until firm. Measure out 1 1/2 cups and put in refrigerator until ready to use. Place remaining whip topping in a separate container to refrigerate and use whenever.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the Tofutti cream cheese and agave until smooth and creamy. Add in the pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice and mix well until combined. Fold in 1 1/2 cups soy whip topping until combined. Spoon mousse into 8 small dessert dishes.
Sprinkle crushed cookie crumbs evenly among all dishes and decorate with gummy worms. Perfect for Halloween! If you do not want the Halloween version, then you do not need the cookies or gummy worms. Delicious year round.
1 butternut squash (3 lbs)
1 1/2 large leeks, white parts only, split lengthwise, washed, and cut into 1-inch long pieces
1 1/2 cups Silk Creamer Original
1 1/2 cups Silk soymilk plain
3 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
fresh grated nutmeg
1/3 cup seeds or chopped and toasted nuts (pumpkin seeds, pistachios, walnuts, or hazelnuts work well) *optional garnish
1/2 cup non-dairysour cream (Tofutti) *optional garnish
Peel the squash. Remove the seeds and string, then cut into 2 inch chunks. Toss into a large pot. Add leeks, silk, and water. Salt generously and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat to simmer and cook 35 minutes, or until squash is soft enough to mash.
Poor into a blender or food processor and puree until very smooth. You may need to do this part in batches. Leave room in blender for puree to rise. Always place a dish towel on the cover of the blender and hold down with your hand when you turn the blender on as the heat forces the top to want to pop off. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Return to pot and reheat if needed. This dish is best when very hot.
Ladle into bowls and garnish with Tofutti and a few seeds or nuts.
Tip: apples (tart is best, peeled, cored and cut into tiny pieces) work well for garnish too!
2 TBL olive oil
1 lb soy crumbles frozen (substitute for ground beef)
2 cloves garlic (pressed through garlic press)
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
3 cups pasta sauce
salt & pepper to taste
1-2 TBL red wine (optional)
1 cup Imagine Organic No-Chicken broth
8 oz Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese
1-2 TBL white wine (optional)
3 cups grated mozzarella (Daiya shreds)
no-boil lasagna noodles (Whole Foods 365 brand is egg free)
2 cups broccoli (shaved with serrated knife, microwave 1 minute)
1 cup parmesan (Daiya Italian shreds or Soya Kaas)
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 9×13 pan. In large skillet, add olive oil, soy crumbles, garlic, basil and oregano, stirring and combining ingredients, about 4 minutes medium-high heat. Stir in pasta sauce and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add red wine, if using. Set aside.
In medium saucepan over high heat, bring No-Chicken broth to a boil. Turn to low heat and add Tofutti. Whisk until combined and smooth, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add white wine, if using.
Spoon half of the meat sauce into the pan for an even layer. Sprinkle 1 cup grated mozzarella over the meat sauce. Top with lasagna noodles (4-5). Add shaved broccoli. Pour Tofutti cream cheese sauce over the broccoli. Cover sauce with another cup of grated mozzarella. Arrange lasagna noodles (4-5) over the cheese, then spoon remaining half of meat sauce over the noodles as evenly as possible. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and grated parmesan.
Bake 40 minutes. Remove from oven to rest 10 minutes before cutting.
Pass on the garlic bread and have a healthier and delicious side dish of kale chips or heirloom tomatoes cut up with freshly made basil vinaigrette.
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour (use cake flour if you prefer)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup Silk Original Creamer
2 TBL Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer (whisk the 2 TBL with 6 TBL of water and set aside)
2 TBL red food coloring
1 tsp apple cider vinegar (use white distilled if you prefer)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Line 2 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake liners.
In a medium bowl, sift together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. In a large bowl, mix the oil, Silk, prepared egg replacer, food coloring, vinegar and vanilla with an electric mixer. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the large bowl and beat until combined and smooth.
Divide the batter evenly among the muffin tins (about 2/3 full). Bake in oven for 20-22 minutes, turning pans half way through to guarantee even baking. Test to see if done by sticking a toothpick in the center of a cupcake (should come out dry). Remove from oven and cool before frosting.
Make frosting recipe below while cupcakes cool.
2 8 oz containers of Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese, softened
2 sticks Earth Balance, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners’ powdered sugar, sifted
In a large bowl, add the Tofutti, Earth Balance and vanilla and beat until smooth. Add confectioners’ sugar and beat at low speed until combined. Increase speed to high and beat until light and fluffy.
Frost cooled cupcakes. Garnish with sprinkles if you like. Enjoy!
12 oz container Tofutti Sour Cream
3 small lemons (1 teaspoon of grated zest and 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice)
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh dill
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
3 oz Soy Feta (Mediterranean Herb Feta by vegcuisine.net), crumbled
20 radishes, trim ends and wash well (15 sliced thin, cut into matchsticks then chopped for the dip mixture, 5 sliced thin to use as dipping radish rounds for the dip)
In a medium bowl, mix together the sour cream, lemon zest and juice, chopped dill, and sea salt. Add in crumbled feta and radishes just before serving. If you add in radishes the day before the nice white dip will be discolored. Stir well to combine. Serve with sliced radish rounds and crackers or crusty bread. Makes a delicious sandwich spread as well!
1 bagel sliced in half
Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese (plain)
Chives or scallions (diced)
Toast bagel. Lightly spread Tofutti on toasted bagel. Top with a thin layer of cashew spread. Finish with chives or scallions and sprinkle lightly with salt. Enjoy your bagel with ‘cream cheese’.
Tortillas (red chile pictured)
Tofurky Oven Roasted deli turkey
1 8oz container dairy-free cream cheese (Tofutti or Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet)
¼ cup diced black olives
¼ cup Vegan Parmesan Cheese (Whole Foods)
1 4 oz can diced green chiles
3 TBL diced scallions
In a small bowl, combine last 5 ingredients and blend with hand mixer until combined. Spread mixture semi-thin in tortillas, lay 2 turkey slices across cream cheesed tortilla and roll up. Cut in half. You can also use for appetizer, just cut into smaller bite-size pieces.
Makes about 8 full tortillas
12 oz container Tofutti Sour Cream
4 TBL Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese
1 packet of taco seasoning
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Serve with tortilla chips, pita chips, or bell pepper sticks.
*another delicious dairy-free cream cheese is by Galaxy Nutritional Foods Vegan Classic Plain Cream Cheese Alternative
1 Arrowhead Mills graham cracker pie crust (honey, dairy & egg-free)
3 8oz containers dairy-free cream cheese (Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet)
3/4 cup white granulated sugar
3 egg replacers (Bob’s Red Mill whisk together 3 TBL egg replacer with 9 TBL of water)
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar until combined. Add in prepared egg replacer, lemon juice, and vanilla. Beat until smooth and well combined, scrapping down the sides in between. Place crust on a baking sheet to catch any spills and pour mixture into crust. Bake 350 degrees F for 50 minutes.
Note: The top will appear slightly golden and set, but will be liquidy underneath. Carefully remove from oven once done and let stand to cool. Refrigerate for 6 hours before serving. Optional: top with fresh berries and dairy-free whip!
Variations from above recipe:
Crust– see recipe below and sub crackers with chocolate cookie crumbs and do not use the brown sugar.
Filling– do not use the lemon juice. Melt 3/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chip morsels (I like Whole Foods 365 brand vegan green package), stir until smooth and completely melted, then add to cream cheese mixture before pouring into crust.
Key Lime Cheesecake:
Filling– do not use the lemon juice. Add 1/3 cup freshly squeezed key lime juice and 1 TBL lime zest to cream cheese mixture before pouring into crust. Bake an extra 10 minutes. Once done, turn off the oven, open the oven door half way and let the cheesecake sit in the oven for 30 minutes before removing.
Basic Crust (use instead of Arrowhead Mills graham crust):
3 TBL Earth Balance, softened (dairy-free butter)
3 TBL brown sugar
1 1/4 cup crushed honey-free graham crackers or plain shortbread cookies dairy-free
Mix together Earth Balance and brown sugar. Add in crushed graham crackers or cookies. Combine and press into bottom of lightly greased 9″ pan (spring form works best).