In the Shell Croquettes

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It is not true that eating healthy cannot be absolutely scrumptious! These croquettes can be taken for totally delicious finger food, they are very easy and economical as well.

3/4 cup quinoa, well rinsed and cooked as per package instructions
1 1/2 cooked small shells, cooked al dente
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup raw sliced almonds, pulverized in a blender or food processor
2 tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
2 full tbsp. cornstarch
2 full tbsp. all purpose flour
1/2 cup bread crumbs (use bread you prefer)
1/2 tsp. tarragon powder
Salt to taste
3/4 cup water
1 tsp. Olive oil plus more


In a bowl, mix all the ingredients and form a soft dough. Grease a cookie sheet with olive oil and drop large spoonfuls of the mixture into it, forming your croquettes.
Preheat oven at 400 degrees F, and lower to 350 degrees, put your croquettes to bake but don't go too far away. When you notice that they are setting, flip them around with a spatula.
Continue baking and flipping them until they are golden brown on both sides but still soft. These make a delicious, almost junk-food-tasty sidekick to pretty much anything you want to serve them with.


Yield: Approx. 10 medium sized croquettes, less if you make them larger, more if you make them smaller.




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Chickpea Yummers

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Chickpeas or garbanzos have a way of giving things a rich and wonderful flavor, they are the secret of why these little yummers are such a delicious treat! Make some for your next meal, you will never stop eating them! These are delicious as sidekicks for rice, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, you name it. They are also wonderful for sandwiches.

1 cup Old Fashioned oats
1 cup brown rice, cooked
1 cup water
1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup sweet green peppers seeded and cut into strips
1/2 cup sweet red peppers seeded and cut into strips
1/3 cup walnuts
1 Tbsp. Nutritional Yeast (NOT baker's yeast, this yeast you will get in health food stores or specialty stores)
2 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1 1/2 tbsp. onion powder (if you do not like zesty flavor, use 1 tsp. instead)
1 tsp. onion powder (if you like a milder flavor, use 1/2 tsp. instead)
Salt to taste
1 tsp. dried spearmint (no, this will not taste like tea)
1/2 tsp. ground coriander (you can ground it in a coffee grinder)
1 cup whole wheat flour (if you want it gluten free, use appropriate substitute for this)
3/4 cup chickpea flour (if you do not have this ingredient, you can pulverize your chickpeas in a grinder, a blender or a food processor, till pulverized)
Olive oil



In a bowl, soak the oats in 1/2 cup of the water till soft. In the meantime, put the peppers, the tomato, the carrot, the spearmint and the walnuts, with the rest of the water in the blender or food processor and process till smooth. Scrape into the bowl with the soaking oats. Mix in the rice and the rest of the seasonings.


Combine well and form patties. Heat a skillet barely "painted" with olive oil (only enough so that your yummers will not stick) or use a cured cast iron skillet. Cook till golden brown on both sides.



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Cornmeal and Peas Croquettes

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When you're preparing quick meals, especially during your busiest times of the week, month and year, it is great to have some side dishes that easily complete and round up a meal that you just simply threw together in a pinch, or that could simply become a light meal by simply adding a generous salad and a simple dessert. These croquettes fit your bill perfectly!

1 1/2 cups Masa Harina
3/4 cup cornmeal
4 Tbsp, coarnstarch
1/4 tsp. turmeric
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. sweet paprika powder
1/2 cup tofu
Salt to taste
1/2 cup soy or rice milk (or as needed)

3/4 cups peas, thawed
1/2 cup soy or rice milk (or as needed)
Olive oil


In a bowl, mix all the ingredients until you have a batter. Make sure it is a thick batter (like for pancakes).
In a skillet that has been barely "painted" with olive oil, drop the batter by large tablespoonfuls. Wait till it sets before flipping.
Cook on both sides till golden brown.

Yield: 1 dozen (if not too large)



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Sesame Tasties

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4 medium red potatoes
1/2 cup of cracked wheat, cooked till soft like rice
1/2 cup quick oats
1 tomato
1/2 cup sesame seeds (raw)
1/4 cup sweet green pepper, chopped
1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast (this is not baker's yeast but a special yeast you find in health food stores)
3 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 red onion
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp. mint
1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1/2 cup water
Olive oil


Wash your potatoes well with a brush, cut into chunks and put in the blender with the water, the onion, the peppers and the tomato, process till smooth and scrape into a bowl Add the oats and wait till the oats are soft.
Incorporate the rest of the ingredients and form a soft dough. Form patties and cook in a hot skillet or griddle barely "painted" with olive oil.
Wait till they set before flipping. Cook till golden brown on both sides.
Note- If the dough is too soft and soggy, add a little bit more flour.



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Sweet Corn Cornbread

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This cornbread is sweet and could be used for breakfast or served at the end of a meal for (believe it or not) dessert! At home, our family slices it and eats it right by the baking pan! The unusual combination of corn, coconut and pineapple, spiced up with anise is totally delicious! You can eat is as is or with a dollop of vegan sour cream or vegan vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

2 cups cornmeal
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 block of tofu
4 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup anise seeds
1 ½ cups pineapple
1 cup soy milk

1 Tbsp. baking soda (without aluminum)

Put the frozen corn, the pineapple and the tofu in the blender and process till creamy. Scrape into a bowl and add the the rest of the ingredients, combining them well. Put the mixture in a greased pan and bake at 400 ยบ F, till it is golden brown and the crust opens up.




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Tasty Multi Grain Vegan Strips or Chunks

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These are tremendously savory and can be served in a variety of ways and used as you would any commercial vegan chunks or strips. You can also break the dough apart and produce a form of ground meat substitute alternative that  will serve you well for burritos, and other dishes. Cut into smaller pieces and add to stir fries, scrambled tofu, to saucy veggies you prepare in a skillet such as eggplant or cauliflower. Chop them also into pizzas and pasta sauce. Use as a side kick for potatoes, rice or yams. Add to your pita sandwiches and experiment with a thousand other ways that will come into your mind as you enjoy them!


1 1/2 cups Old Fashioned oats (soaked in 1/2 cup water until soft)
1/2 cup cracked wheat (cooked in a little bit of water until it has the consistency or cooked rice, please follow package instructions)
1/2 cup brown rice flour (you can pulverize raw brown rice in a blender or food processor to obtain this flour)
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1/4 tsp. oregano powder
3 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 large raw potato, peeled and cubed
1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
1/cup sweet red peppers, cut into strips
1/2 cup sweet green peppers, cut into trips
1/4 cup sliced raw almonds
Olive oil

Once the cracked wheat is cooked, put it in the blender or food processor with the potato, the peppers and the carrot and process till smooth. Scrape into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients, mixing well until you get a soft dough that is not mushy. If your dough is too watery, add a little bit more flour, adjusting the seasonings to your taste.


There are two ways to cook these, first is like a form of homemade textured whole grains protein, and the other is the strips themselves.
To prepare the multi grain bits or textured whole grains protein (which you will use as if it was ground meat substitute):

Take pieces of the dough and with clean hands form patties, drop them into a skillet barely "painted" with olive oil. Let them set on one side before flipping and then let them set on the opposite side. Now, with a spatula or cooking spoon, break them apart into small pieces, the smaller, the better, but follow your own taste and preference on this, there is no real wrong way or "size" to divide the pieces into. Once you have a skillet full of bite size pieces, just move them around until golden brown on all sides, taking care that they will not burn.


How to prepare the strips:

Simply form a thick rope with the dough and cut the pieces with a knife or spatula. You can make them long and narrow or more chunky and shorter, like jumbo chunks, according to your preference and to the use you will be giving them. Drop them into the skillet with the olive oil and cook them until golden brown.

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New Vegan Tastlets (These Choplets are really good!)

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If you love easy and tasty meat substitutes, that go well with just abut anything you throw them at, these are it! Just let your taste buds get a load of these babies and they will be singing all through your meal. Enjoy!

1/2 cup brown rice flour (you can make it by pulverizing raw rice in a blender or food processor)
1 medium size raw potato, peeled and cubed
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 tomato
1/2 cup red onion, chopped + 1 tsp. onion powder
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 medium size Italian bread, torn into pieces
1 Tbsp. baking powder (aluminum free)
1 tsp. nutritional yeast
2 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1/2 tsp. coriander powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup sliced almonds
Salt to taste
Water

Tear the bread into coarse pieces. In a bowl with a little water (just enough to soak it), soak the bread until it is soft.
In a blender or food processor, with just enough water for the machine to function, process the potato, the tomato and the sliced almonds until smooth.
Scrape into the bowl of soft bread, mix in all the rest of the ingredients and form  a dough.
With your hands, give them the form you would like to have and drop them into a skillet barely "painted" with olive oil.
Cook them on all sides until they are golden brown.


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