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Deliciously Vegan Italian Meat Sauce

November 9, 2011 / No Comments

Deliciously Vegan Italian Meat Sauce

source: Hideya Hamano

I make this Delicious Vegan Italian Meat Sauce all the time. I use it on rolls, noodles, and rice. It’s very inexpensive and very tasty!


1 large soy burger

1 1/2  tablespoon fine Italian seasoned bread crumbs

1 1/2 tablespoons mixed Italian herbs and spices

3 oz. pureed tomatoes

6 oz. water

1/3 green pepper, finely chopped

1/3 onion, finely chopped

1 teaspoon olive oil

salt and pepper, to taste

2-3 rolls


1. Microwave burger for 1 minute. Allow to cool for a few minutes, and using your fingers, break burger into tiny pieces the size of ground meat.

2. Pour 1 teaspoon of olive oil onto a non-stick pan and turn flame to medium. Cook the onion till it begin to brown. Add the green pepper and soy burger. Saute till slightly seared. Lower heat.

4. Stir in the bread crumbs, Italian herbs and spices, tomatoes and water.

5. Cook a 3-5 minutes on medium high or till sauce thickens.

6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

7. Serve on rolls.

Note: You can substitute 3/4 tablespoon dried basil, 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder for the Italian seasonings.

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Spicy Cheesy Fries, Three Ways

November 8, 2011 / No Comments

Spicy Cheesy Fries, Three Ways

A couple of weeks ago, I found a re­cipe for Sal­sa Cheesy Fries over at Lazy Chef Re­cipes. Since then, I’ve cooked that dish sev­eral times, after making a coup­le of changes to both ingred­ients and inst­ruc­tions. I also came up with a few new top­pings. The main recipe plus the two varia­tions below are the end re­sult.


1  1/2  pounds matchstick fries

1 cup medium strength salsa

1  cup shredded cheese

salt, to taste

non-stick spray or oil


Do not preheat oven. Using non-stick spray or oil, prepare a baking pan.

Place the match­stick fries into the baking pan.  Sprinkle with salt.

Top with sal­sa and then cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes, stir fries well to dist­ri­bute sal­sa and cheese, and then bake for an­other 10-15 minutes.

Add additional salt if needed.

Note: When writ­ing this rec­ipe, I in­clud­ed the quant­ity of cheese and sal­sa that I en­joy. After making this dish the first time, feel free to experi­ment till you find the fry to cheese to salsa pro­por­tions that suit your own taste.

Variation 1: Substitute 2/3 of a cup of medium taco sauce for the salsa. If using hot taco sauce, add only 1/2 cup.

Variation 2: Substitute spicy tomato sauce/pasta sauce for the salsa.

source: Greyhawk68

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Make Your Own Rock Candy

November 8, 2011 / 1 Comment

make your own rock candy

Description: I’ve been obsessed with making my own Rock Candy since I was a small child.  Our class went on a field trip to a large indoor farmer’s market (Lexington Market) and rock candy was one of the few things we were allowed to purchase. Yum!

Craft LinkMake Your Own Rock Candy

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Healthy Noodles Alfredo

October 26, 2011 / No Comments

healthy noodles alfredo

Noodles Alfredo is one of my favor­ite pas­ta dish­es. In the past I’ve post­ed rec­ipes for my Easy Nood­les Alf­redo and my Even Easi­er Nood­les Alf­redo.  Those rec­ipes are deli­cious, but very high in calor­ies.

Healthy Nood­les Alf­redo is just as good as those other rec­ipes, but a lot health­ier. Low fat yog­urt is sub­sti­tuted for the but­ter and cream cheese. Parm­esan cheese is still used, but you can con­trol the amount. 

By the way, if this rec­ipe looks famil­iar, it’s be­cause it is al­most iden­ti­cal to my Super Easy Garlicky Yogurt Sauce.


1 cup plain, low-fat yogurt

1 teaspoon olive oil

powdered garlic, to taste

salt, to taste

1/2 pound pasta, cooked and drained

Parmesan cheese


Combine the yogurt, olive oil, powdered garlic and salt. Stir to mix. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.

Stir into the hot pasta.

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

Note: For best flavor be liberal with the garlic and salt.

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