Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Dairy-free Vanilla Ice Cream

Blend smooth:
1 box Mori-Nu tofu
1 can full fat coconut milk
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 tsp. powdered vanilla (or 1 tsp. liquid vanilla)

Pour into ice cream maker and process until it freezes.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Lighter Greek Salad

I used to make a Greek salad that I loved that had a super rich dressing with lots of mayonnaise and oil. I am pleased to have created a much lighter dressing recipe that is still yummy! Typically I will use this amount of dressing to make two good-sized salads.

To prepare tofu, drain, crumble, and spread on a plate:
1 package (14-16 ounces) firm or extra-firm water-packed tofu

Microwave uncovered for 5-10 minutes until it starts making a popping sound. Combine the following ingredients, pour over tofu, and refrigerate:
3/4 cup plain soy yogurt 
1/3  cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp. dried basil
2-1/2  tsp. salt
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. dried dill weed
1 tsp. dried oregano
3/4  tsp. garlic powder (or use 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic, minced finely)

Assemble a salad using the desired amounts of any of the following ingredients:
Lettuce (I like spring mix best for this salad)
Tomatoes
Onions or green onions
Cucumbers
Artichoke hearts
Pickled banana peppers
Bell peppers
Kalamata Greek olives (you really don't want to skip these!)
Cooked garbanzos
Dressing from above

Serve immediately.

Friday, December 6, 2019

White Lasagna Soup

Place in 6-qt. instant pot:
2 Tbsp. olive oil
10 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
9 cups water
1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
1/3 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1 Tbsp. sugar or other sweetener
1 tsp. salt (adjust to taste after cooking if needed)
2.5 Tbsp. McKay's chicken seasoning
12 lasagna noodles, broken into 1-inch pieces

Pressure cook for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, blend smooth:
1.5 cups water
1.5 cups cashews
6 Tbsp. lemon juice

When soup is cooked, release pressure immediately and stir in:
Cashew cream from above
1 lb. chopped fresh or frozen spinach

Lazy Perogy Casserole

Collect/prepare the following ingredients:
2-4 cups sauerkraut, to taste
Slice and fry 2-3 onions
Precook 12 lasagna noodles
Prepare mashed potatoes
Make tofu cottage cheese. Use the tofu cottage cheese recipe on this blog or the one below:

Tofu Cottage Cheese
Crumble 2 blocks Mori-nu tofu
Mix in:
1/2 cup plain, unsweetened soy yogurt
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. yeast flakes


To make the casserole, layer the following in a large casserole dish:
A thin layer of tofu cottage cheese
3 lasagna noodles
mashed potatoes
3 lasagna noodles
sauerkraut
3 lasagna noodles
the remaining cottage cheese
fried onions

Heat through in the oven.