Shake it Kale Caesar

Recipe by Terry Hope Romero Caesar Dressing 1/2 cup unroasted cashews 3/4 cup hot water 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 clove peeled garlic 1 tablespoon shiro miso (white miso) 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1. Soak cashews in hot water for 30 minutes (or overnight, refrigerated and covered), then pour into a …

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Creamy Avocado Soup

by Toni Fiore Creamy rich and packed with vitamins this super smooth soup is always a summer favorite! In a blender bowl place add, ½ seedless cucumber 1 shallot 1 avocado 2 Tablespoons vegan yogurt (coconut or almond) 2 teaspoons fresh mint 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice salt pepper cumin 1 cup of ice water …

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Orange Fennel Salad with Toasted Fennel Vinaigrette

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by Toni Fiore, the author of the Totally Vegetarian cookbook, and host of the Totally Vegetarian TV show,  now online. Watch this recipe being made on Delicious TV’s Vegan Mashup. Fennel has such a lovely flavor it’s a shame it isn’t used more often. I love it roasted and raw and paired with just about …

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Fabulous Fourth of July Grilling ideas from Toni Fiore

I love when people ask, “Hey what do vegetarians cook on the grill anyway? Veggie burgers, corn, fake hot dogs??” Well, since all we hear about for the entire week leading up the Fourth of July are the recipes, stories and suggestions for grilling hundreds of pounds of burgers, steaks, chicken and ribs (did I …

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Lettuce entertain you!

Maine summers provide the perfect environment for growing lettuces and there are tables at the farmers markets literally piled with beautiful green heads and bins full of tasty, spicy baby greens of all varieties. A member of the aster family, lettuce has been cultivated for over 2500 years. In China, where lettuce has been growing …

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Cashew Cream Spread

1-2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped 1/3 c. cashew nut butter 2 T. white or red miso Water 2 t. olive oil In a food processor or blender, add the nut butter, miso and garlic. Add water, a tablespoon at a time, the olive oil, and process. The spread should have a smooth consistency similar to …

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Cabbage Slaw with Tomato and Ginger

Something supernatural happens when you combine these ingredients. The contrast of spicy and earthy flavors in this salad may dramatically alter your view of cabbage. This is one of my favorite recipes and I crave it at least once a week. This recipe can be fully prepared and kept in an airtight container in the …

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Panzanella

Panzanella Only the Italians could turn stale bread into something this wonderful. This is one of the best examples of why I love Mediterranean cooking: there’s virtually no limit to the possible variations on this versatile salad. Consider adding such optional ingredients as capers, peppers, cucumbers, olives, or crunchy ribbons of romaine lettuce to your …

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Roasted Beets with Curry Dressing

Roasted Beets with Curry Dressing Watch this recipe online . Ingredients: 6 medium beets, roasted (see method below) Dressing ingredients: 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 T. vegan (or dairy) yogurt 2 T. vegan mayo 4 t. curry powder 3 T. fresh lemon juice 10 T. olive oil (about 1/3-1/2 C.) 4 T. chopped cilantro, for …

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Tofu-Lime Salad Dressing

Tofu-Lime Salad Dressing Smooth as silk, this easy and delicious dressing gets its zip from fresh ginger, garlic, and lime juice. Try this over thinly sliced red cabbage, red onion, grated carrot, and shelled edamame. This dressing goes fast, so consider making a double recipe. Warning: do not use bottled lime juice. It won’t give …

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