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Roast Cauliflower with No-Fat Brown Gravy (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

I know that you have likely seen this roast cauliflower picture on Facebook or Pinterest.  Well, I did too.  So, I went looking for recipes and couldn't find any that met my chief requirement for the sauce: NO fat.  So I made up my own recipe that I think is super delicious.  I invite you to try it.


HEAT oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
REMOVE leaves and bottom of core from Cauliflower so that it stands upright nicely.
TOSS Cauliflower in a bowl (or large baggy) with 2 tsp. of Olive Oil and about 1 tsp. of Celtic Sea Salt or Kosher Salt.
PUT IN OVEN for about 20-30 minutes to roast.


COMBINE the following in a saucepan, and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 - 15 minutes:

1- 2 C. Cooked Mashed Beans (I used Pinto Beans, but other legumes would also be great)
2-4      Garlic cloves, grated
1 -2 T. Nutritional Yeast
1 tsp.   Celtic Sea Salt
1/2-1 C. Water or Vegetable Broth

TURN DOWN heat to lowest setting and put a lid on the gravy until the…

Curried Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

This soup was not actually demo'd in any of our cooking classes, but my good friend Mary Lou Johnson made it for a recent Church potluck and I feel that the recipe deserves to be on our website.  It's a 'brothy' curry soup, meaning that it isn't whirred up with a blender.  The flavours meld together so nicely, it was perfect during a time of joyful fellowship on a cool rainy day, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it too if you try it!


2 T. Coconut Oil1 medium Onion, roughly chopped3 cloves Garlic, minced1 T. fresh Ginger, grated2 T. Curry Powder1 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt (and those 82+minerals)1/s tsp. Black Pepper4 chopped plum Tomatoes (or 1- 14 oz. can chopped Tomatoes)1 C. dry Green Lentils1 qt./liter of Vegetable Stock or Water1- 14 fl.oz. C. Coconut Milk3 Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces1 small Zucchini, roughly chopped1/2 C. Green Beans, cut in fours12 C. Fresh Parsley, choppedMETHOD: On medium-high burner, heat Coconut Oil in a sau…

Recipe for GARLICKY CASHEW SPAGHETTI SAUCE (Alfredo Sauce) - Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

COOK in Mushroom or Vegetable BROTH (2 cubes in 1 C. water) for 8 minutes, or until broth has gone way down, watching so it doesn't burn:
1 1/2 C. chopped ONION (about 3 small to medium size onions)
4 minced GARLIC for a couple of minutes
BLEND ABOVE with the following:
1/4 tsp. fresh-ground BLACK PEPPER

If it is a little too thick to blend properly, add in a small amount more broth or hot water.  If you don't have a high-speed blender, like a VitaMix, be sure to soak the cashews for about 5 hours before-hand to make them easier to blend.

Serve immediately over regular pasta or spaghetti squash.  

Vegan Potato Casserole (egg-free, dairy-free)

*Approximately 6 Cups peeled, cooked potatoes *Cool and DICE the potatoes with 2 Cups of Cashew Sour Cream (recipe follows):

*1 C. Water
*1 C. raw Cashews
*1 T. Lemon juice
*1/2 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt
*1 T. Coconut Oil, melted over hot water

*1 c. chopped Green Onions or Chives
*2 T. Chicken-Style Seasoning (No MSG)
*Fake Bacon Bits or diced organic smoked tofu (optional)
MIX WELL, and then turn into a shallow casserole dish.
SPRINKLE on 1 or more cups Toasted Cashew pieces and seasoned Croutons
*Heat through in the oven

The Sabbath Potluck (Fellowship Meal)

Quite often if you arrive unannounced at an Adventist Church-- anywhere, in my experience-- you will be invited to stay for the "fellowship meal" following the service.  For Christians from other denominations or non-Christians, there is often a sort of gasp-look when they realize that there is not only no "unclean" meats, but no "flesh foods" served.  This 'rule' is not universal (or not universally  In the Philippines under a tent gazebo attached to the church we were served fish, a staple in this community.  Sometimes our native elder brings smoked salmon as an offering to the fellowship meal.  The occasional time I have been invited to someone's home after Church and have been offered a chicken dish.  But in general you can expect a vegetarian (ovo-lacto) potluck-- or less frequently, a strictly vegan meal-- at the Sabbath Fellowship.

I personally enjoy the ethnic diversity of the vegetarian dishes that often reflects the et…

ANOTHER Melty Cheez Recipe (Vegan, Egg-free, Dairy-free, Gluten-Free)

There are already several recipes for Vegan Cheez recipes on this site, each a little different from the other, so why another one?  Well, I was thinking about my fave store-bought vegan cheese (Daiya brand) and recall that its main ingredient is tapioca starch.  I thought I could make a pretty nice melty cheese with that in mind, and I did!  Here is a picture of the ingredients:

1. In a pot on medium heat, measure in the following and whisk together for about 30 seconds or so:

4 T. Coconut Oil5 T. Tapioca Flour/Starch
2. Slowly add in:

2 1/2 C. non-dairy Mylk (I used the Coconut-Almond Milk Combo)
3. When the mix is blended and bubbly, turn the heat down to low and whisk in the following:

2 T. , rounded, Nutritional Yeast1 T. Garlic Powder1/2 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt1/2 tsp. Dijon Mustard1 T. fresh Lemon Juice1/2 tsp. Turmeric1 T. Almond Butter Blend until smooth -- it will thicken even more as it cools.
You could well add chopped chillies to this recipe to make a great nacho sauce.
I also …