Cashew Tempeh Spread

Straight from the New Farm Cookbook

A most delightful way to eat tempeh! It just might even make a tempeh lover out of a tempeh sceptic. Nutty, creamy, rich and hearty – the flavors of toasted cashew, steamed and grated tempeh, combined with a tofu-mayonnaise offers up a deeply satisfying spread for all reason and seasons.

Triple Crown BBQ Tofu

The BBQ Tofu I have been waiting for!  Never to get the recipe of the best BBQ Tofu I ever tasted I made a few feeble attempts at making my own sauce and quickly surrendered to the complexity of getting it just right. I resigned to never having such a delicious BBQ Tofu ever again. Until…I sunk my teeth into this. The secret is crispy yet soft tofu, made to perfection, and floated in this richly, dynamic sauce that will have your eyes rolling to the back of your head in delight.

Belly Warming Enchilada Bake

This recipe was inspired by a recipe from which my dear friend Joel was inspired – one of his favorite dishes. I tinkered with it so it delights you from the moment it touches your tongue to when it warmly lands in your belly. Layers of plant-based Mock Chicken, Sour Cream, Chedda Cheese Shreds, corn tortillas and a bit of heat from green chilies and jalapeños combine to create a Belly Warming Comfort Food.

Marinated Collard Ribbons

Collard RibbonsSimply collard greens in a lime marinade!  The secret is in the marination and the ribbons. Finely cut to meet the tongue just right this raw salad is lovely.  Among other nutrients, collard greens are high in vitamins A, K, B-complex and minerals including calcium. What a delicious way to include these nutrients in your diet.

Spinach Goma – ae

Pressed spinach with a tantalizing sesame sauce – Yumm!! Every time I ate this Traditional Japanese dish at a restaurant I felt like I was eating a mysterious delicacy. So I invited my friend Bev to sit down with me to recreate it. We added another dimension – peanut butter. And then we added more of the great sauce then is traditionally served. This is a great way to eat a lot of spinach – that wonder food.

Morning Choco-Blast Shake

Sometimes you just need a little something rich-and-thick-and chocolate for breakfast. Does this sound antithetical to heathy eating?  Consider this, coco, which is what chocolate is made from, contains antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Take away all that sugar and you have a yummy blast of tasty nutrition. Add this to frozen bananas, soy milk and peanut butter and see how yummy your morning becomes.

Nippy Spring Green Salad w/Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Pleasantly bitter this salad just might help you detoxify. According to Ayurveda this is what bitter flavors do. Arugula, spinach and parsley combine perfectly with the crunch of toasted sunflower seeds. Add refreshing grapefruit-Dijon “vinaigrette” and your mouth and body get a jump-start on healthy eating. 

Brave New Baked Beans

This is an outstanding throw-back dish sans Babe the pig. Bravely entering the world of plant-based food this dish is rich and terribly satisfying to the palate. Molasses and tomato paste set the background palate for a deep umami experiecne. Key to this dish is a slow bake. Serve it up with rice or potato and  a pungent or nippy salad to balance the richness.

Cream of Crimini Cashew Soup

Creamy Cashews, Crimini Mushrooms and Coconut all collide with a rich and tantalizing taste and texture. Topped with Coconut-Butter Crisps you couldn’t ask for more. Mushrooms offer trace minerals often not found in traditional American diets and Crimini’s offer up potassium, selenium and other minerals, all of which support important physiological functions in your body. What a delightful way to support your health.

Life-By-Chocolate Brownies with Raspberry Ganache

Brownie - Iced with ForkRicher than is fair, these brownies will satiate any chocolate craving. Rich, deep, and smooth, yet with a crunch of chocolate chip in the body of the brownie, your palate will reach new heights. Not for the fair at heart these are beyond Death by Chocolate. They’ll bring you back to life. For over the top decadence enjoy with a deep red wine or black, black coffee.