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Hi! This is another way to have the "Meaty" Strips and "Meatballs."

(See previous recipe.)

Prepare the strips version of the recipe and when done, sautee in

your favorite spaghetti sauce and serve with potatoes and a fresh salad.

Let the strips absorbe the sauce so that they'd be juicy.

Here's how it looks.

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Two Recipes in One!

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"Meaty" Strips and "Meatballs"

1 1/2 cuo old fashioned oats
1/4 cup gluten flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
4 Tbsp. soy flour
1 tsp. coriander in powder
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. sweet paprika powder
2 Tbsp. onion powder
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp. coffee substitute (will not give bad flavor but will provide a warm brown "meaty" look)
2 Tbsp. wheat germ
2 slices whole wheat bread crumbled
4 Tbsp. pulverized walnuts
2 tbsp. olive oil (virgin)
1 cup water

Put all the ingredients in a bowl except the water and the all purpose flour, incorporate into a
dough with your hands, adding the flour and the water little by little until you have a nice
dough ball that is neither too soft and sticky nor too hard and stiff-dry. It must be a compact
dough, but it cannot bee either too wet nor too dry.
Set aside and let it rest for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a pot, put 3cups of water to boil. Add 1 celery stalk, chopped; 1 small onion
peeled and cut in half; 1 carrot, peeled and chopped; 1 small beet, peeled and chopped; 2
garlic cloves. Salt to taste. When the broth is boiling, take pieces of the dough and flatten them with your hands, to form thick square chunks. Boil them in the broth for about 30 minutes over a low heat. While the chunks are cooking, prepare your favorite tomato sauce.
When the chunks are done, put them in the freezer until they are completely cool ()so you can cut them without breaking them). When you cut them, slice them lengthwise with a sharp knife. Let them come to room temperture.
Put them in a serving dish and pour the sauce over them. You can garnish them with onion rings if you like.

This is a wonderful side dish, it is not only tasty but versatile. You can use them with potatoes, rice, yams, sweet potatoes, squash, etc.
You can also use the strips in pita sandwiches and also in tortilla wraps.

In the picture I've enclosed, you see the chunks and also the strips after they ahve been cut.



The recipe is exactly as the one above, only that you form meatballs with the dough.
You cook them in a spaghetti-type sauce until they absorb the flavor.
You can serve them with pasta, with rice, with potatoes, any way you like.

Here are some other pictures of this delicious recipe.

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Kid-adapted Treats

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Kid-adapted Treats for Any Season!
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Tutti-Frutti Balls #2
1 c. dried papayas1/2 c. seedless yellow raisins1/2 c. dried pineapple1/2 c. pitted dates1/4 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. grated orange rind (evenbetter if you can get it from a tangerine!)1/2 c. powdered coconut1/2 cup, finely chopped hazelnuts or ground BrazilnutsJuice from 1 orange or a couple of tangerines
Adult: Chop the fruits very finely and gratethe orange or tangerine rind. toast the almonds and shop them or the walnuts. Squeeze the juice of 1 orange and set aside. prepare a clean workingsurface for the children to form the balls. Prepare also a baking sheet or flat dish with the coconut.Take a large bowl and put he finely chopped fruits init, combine with the walnuts or toasted almonds, the orange juice and rind and mix well.Scoop portions of the mixture and Direct the children to form balls and then roll them in the powdered coconut. They may place them on a clean baking sheet as they finish each one or wrap them carefully in plastic wrap. Chill at least one hour before eating. Makes about 16 balls.

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Another nice recipe for Cooking with your kids!

Delicioso's Fruity Chews

Fruity Chews #2

This one will ciertainly hit the spot with your kids or grandkids!
1/8 cup apple juice from concentrate1 cup ground walnuts1 cup dried figs1 cup dried apples1/2 cup yellow raisins1/2 cup dark raisins1 cup dried apricots 1/2 cup brown sugar1/8 tsp. non-alcoholic almond extract1/8 tsp. salt1/2 cup choped hazelnutsWax paper or plastic wrapAdult: Put the dried fruits through a food processor or a grinder, add the apple juice from concentrate, almond extract, and the salt. Mix all the ingredients well.
Scoop portions and give to the children to roll them into balls,then to wrap them in wax paperor plastic wrap. Chill before eating.

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Glazed Eggplant Meatballs

Very tasty!


1 eggplant, washed, peeled and cubed small

1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs (you can pulverize your own bread in your blender or food processor, measuing for amount after your crumbs are made)

3 Tbsp. wheat germ

1/2 cup quick oats

1 Tbsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. sweet paprika powder

1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning

At least 3 Tbsp. whole wheat flour

Salt to taste

1 tsp. olive oil

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients until you have a soft dough, form into meatballs and

place in a cookie sheet. Bake at 300ยบ F until golden brown, basting with the following sauce

during the last 15 minutes of your baking:

Basting Sauce

1/2 cup home-prepared spaghetti-type tomato or barbecue sauce of your liking

1/2 cup pineapply jelly or 4 Tbsp. honey

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Nutty Yum!

2/3 cup orange juice from concentrate

1/2 cup dates

2 Tbsp. carob powder

3 Tbsp. almond butter

Pinch of salt

1/2 tsp. vanilla

2/8 cup raisins

Adult: Put raisins and dates with the juice in a blender and process till smooth.

Scrape into a bowl .

Supervise the kids as they add the other ingredients into the bowl and mix them well until you have a cream. Show them how tos coop by large tablespoonfuls into little paper cups for muffins or cupcakes and refrigerate.

Kids can eat them from the cupcake shapes.

Amount depends on how much is pour into each paper cup.


You can substitute peanut butter for almond butter and apple juice for the orange juice.
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Cooking with Your Kids

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Sweet Nutty Balls:

3/4 cup Brazil nuts, ground;

3/4 cup ground pecans;

1 cup golden raisins, finely chopped;

1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped small;

1/2 cup dates, pitted and chopped;

2 Tbsp. honey;1 tsp. vanilla;

1 tsp. finely grated lemon rind.

Plastic wrap or waxed paper.Adult: In a food processor or blender, grind the nuts. Set aside. Chop the fruit finely or pass them all through the food processor. Put all the fruit in a bowl and incorportate the nuts and the rest of the ingredients. Mix them well. Direct thechildren to form balls with the mixture and to wrap them in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Place each one in a dish to go into the refrigerator. Chill for a few hours before eating.You can dust them with powdered coconut before you wrap them.
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