Sauteing and Browning Onions Without Oil by Julie Marie

capture_15012015_155833Julie Marie demonstrates how simple and easy it is to saute onions without oil.  This process is called water sauteing or steam frying.  The flavor developed in sauteing onions and other vegetables comes from the browning or caramelization process, not from the oil that is typically used in most recipes.  Eliminating the oil uses in most sauteing processes eliminates hundreds fat calories from the recipe.  These fat calories do add any nutritional value to the recipe. Continue reading

Vegan Mushroom Gravy by Julie Marie

capture_15012015_131914Julie Marie demonstrates how to make a healthy mushroom gravy without any oil or dairy.  She uses this gravy as a sauce over pasta layered on a bed of spinach.  It can also be used as a gravy on meatloaf, mashed potatoes, etc.  Continue reading

Oatmeal Tempeh “Meatloaf” by “LowSaltVegDudes”

capture_14012015_132332This is an easy and tasty recipe with healthy ingredients.  They steam bite size tempeh pieces, and cook some oatmeal.  They saute onions,  garlic and seasonings, add tomatoes and then combine all these ingredients in a blender.  The blended mixture is placed in a baking pan, topped with marinara sauce, and baked.  This is an easy way to prepare a healthy version of a typical comfort food, “meatloaf”.  Expand your taste horizons, and try it.  Enjoy. Continue reading

Vegan Sausage Rolls by Candice Hutchings

capture_12012015_144953Candice demonstrates how to make healthy finger food snacks without the terrible unhealthy ingredients contained in regular animal sausage.  Continue reading

Crispy Sweet and Sour Tofu | Perfect Party Appetizer by Michelle Johnson

capture_11012015_151536Michelle shows a delicious recipe using tofu as a party appetizer.  She demonstrates how to prepare the tofu, and pan fries it to get crispy bite sized tofu pieces.  She also demonstrates how to make the sweet and sour sauce, with which she coats the fried tofu pieces. The result is a sweet and tangy, crunchy on the outside, and soft on the inside, tofu appetizer.  I’ll bet even people who say they don’t like tofu will like this dish. Continue reading

Spicy Black Beans with Feta and Avocado by Gordon Ramsay

capture_30122014_134231Gordon shows how to make an easy, healthy and delicious appetizer or dish for a snack or brunch.  He adds black beans to sauteed onions and garlic with spices, and then gently mashes them.   He serves this mixture on crunchy tortillas, topped with diced avocado and feta cheese.  Vegans can replace the feta cheese with a feta alternative.  Delicious.  Enjoy. Continue reading

Perfect Roast Potatoes by Jamie Oliver

capture_27122014_141016Jamie par boils pealed potatoes, places them in a single layer in an oiled pan, and roasts them for about 1/2 hour.  Then, he gently mashes them and adds herbs before putting them back in the over.  This technique produces potatoes with a crisp and crunchy outside layer, and a soft interior.  He also offers three suggestions for different herb combinations.  Delicious!  Enjoy. Continue reading

Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

capture_19122014_233208Instead of using frozen bananas, Isa makes this ice cream with cashews and rice milk as her base.  She places her base ingredients in a blender, and adds her flavors, pumpkin puree,  sugar, sea salt, vanilla, corn syrup, pumpkin pie spice (ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice), and a little olive oil.  She uses an ice cream maker to freeze her mixture.  But, you could also make it without an ice cream maker.  She tops her home made ice cream with candied, pumpkin seeds which she also demonstrates.  This is a delicious, dairy free ice cream.  Enjoy. Continue reading