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Eggplant in Sauce
1 eggplant, peeled and cubed
1/2 Bell pepper (either red or green)
1/4 cup shopped onions
1 Roma tomato, chopped
1/4 tsp. oregano
salt to taste
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tsp. paprika
1/4 cup crushed tomatoes (optional)
Put the oil in a skillet and sautee the eggplant a little with the onions and the garlic, adding a little water at a time for about 3 min.Then add the other ingredients and continue cooking, adding little bits of water until the vegetables are tender. If you like you sauce thicker, add the crushed tomatoes as you cook. Remove garlic cloves before serving. Good as a side dish for rice.

Scrambled Tofu
In a skillet, put 2 tablespoons olive oil add 1/2 Roma tomato, chopped; 2 tablespoons red Bell pepper, chopped; 2 tablespoons green Bell pepper,chopped; 1/2 tsp. granulated or powdered garlic; 1/2 onion sliced or chopped; salt to taste; 1/8 tsp. parsley flakes or a littlef resh parsley, finely chopped; 1/2 tsp. turmeric; 1/2 tsp. paprika; 1/8 tsp. Italian Seasoning; 1/2 block tofu (which you previously cut in chunks or mashed a bit, crumbling it with a fork to the consistency you want) stir the tofu and the ingredients continually without adding water, until done.
It will have a consistency similar to that of scrambled eggs. And it can be used the sameway. Serve with toast, mashed potatoes, stuff a pita bread or do or whatever you like with it.

Lentil Patties
2 cup cooked lentils
1 medium size potato, sliced
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped small or ground
salt to taste
1 Roma tomato, chopped
1/2 tsp. sage (powdered)
1/4 cup red Bell pepper, chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup oats, pulverized fine in the blender (to be added later).
Put all ingredients, except the oats, in the blender and make a cream (if you like to eat your veggies and really taste them, just chopthem all and make your mix), adding a little
oatmeal at a time, to work toward the desired consistency. If too runny still, add a little whole wheat flour, but just a little, not to make the mix too hard when it cooks.Form your patties and cook them ina hot skillet oiled with a little olive oil.

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Three Grain Steaks

1 1/2 cup whole wheat sprouted1/4 cup walnuts1/2 cup red pepper, chopped1/4 cup Anaheim peper, chopped1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped1 celery stalk, washed and chopped1 medium red onion, peeled and sliced 3/4 cup waterBlenderize all of these ingredients the with the water. Scoop into a bowl.
Add1 cup Old Fashioned oats1 cup brown rice flour1 Tbsp. coriander seed, ground1 tsp. Italian Seasoning2 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder1 1/4 cup soy flour1 1/2 cup All Purpose flourSalt to taste2 cups whole wheat bread crumbs1 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder2 Tbsp. olive oil
Combine all of these ingredients with the ones preciously on the bowl, making a dough. If the dough is too moist, add a little more flour.Put some flour in the palm of your hand and taking pieces of the dough, shape them into small steaks, preferably medium size. Then boil them in a vegetable broth for 1/2 hour. Prepare your favorite tomato sauce and cover them with it.
Yield: 18 medium size steaks. You can freeze the ones you don't use for other meals.Serving suggestions:Serve the steaks with mashed potatoes or brown rice with any salad of your choice.

Grandma's Oatburgers
1 cup uncooked oatmeal1 cup bread crumbs1/2 cup bulgur wheat(cooked to the consistency of rice)1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped (for a variation, you can use 1/4 cup sunflower seeds or 1/3 cup of unsalted cashews)1/2 onion, choped or 1 medium onion,chopped1/4 tsp. salt or to taste1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning1/2 tsp. garlic powder1/4 tsp. sage1 tablespoon olive oil2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
Mix all of the ingredients and form a pastethick enough you can use to form burger-typepatties.Spray a deep skillet or just put a little olive oil in it and cook the burgers in it till golden brown.

Inviting Garden Burgers
1 cup tofu, mashed

2 cups finely chopped zucchini or any other squash you like

1 tablespoon red Bell pepper

chopped1 tablespoon green Bell pepper

chopped1 tablespoon paprika

1 carrot, peeled, finely grated

1/2 tomato, finely chopped

1/2 stalk celery, finely chopped or grated

1 medium onion, finely chopped or grated

salt to taste

1/2 cup whole wheat flour or bread crumbs

A pinch turmeric

1 tablespoon olive oil

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, form theburgers and cook in a hot skillet oiled ina little olive oil till golden brown.Serve with a favorite sauce if you want.
Scrumptious Burgers
2 cups bulgur wheat(cooked to the consistency of rice)

1 cup bread crumbs

1 large onion, finely chopped

1 tablespoon paprika

1/2 tsp. mint (dried or fresh, if fresh, you must put it through a blender with a little water)

1 tablespoon red Bell pepper,chopped

1 sprig of cilantro (do the same as for the fresh mint)

1 tablespoon green bell pepper, chopped

1/2 tsp. cumin

1/2 tsp. granulated garlic

salt to taste

2 tablespoons whole wheat flour

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon cereal coffee(no, it won't taste like coffee!)

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Place into an oiled skillet with alittle olive oil and cook till they're done.

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Tofu with Tomato Sauce

Take 1 block of firm tofu and drain it, then chop it in medium size cubes
prepare your favorite tomato sauce (spghetti-style will be good).
Put your tofu in a skillet, add your tomato sauce and let the tofu
cook in the sauce, absorbing over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
Serve immediately.

This is a very versatile tofu recipe, you can use it as a side dish for rice,
potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes, squash, etc.
You can add it to your trimmings for pita bread, tortilla wraps, or
Italian bread sandwiches, and you can invent anything with it!

Savory Soy-Oat Patties or Burgers

1 cup quick oats
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (you can prepare your own by toasting and then pulverizing your bread)
1/2 cup sesame seeds
3/4 cup soy flour
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. onion powder plus 1/4 cup red onion very finely chopped
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
3 leaves fresh mint finely minced if you only have dried mint, add 1 tsp. dried herb
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1/2 cup water

In a bowl, mix all ingredients adding water little by little until you get the consistency of a doft dough. Form patties with your hands.
Place in the oven aty 350º F for 45 minutes, turning them, or until they are golden brown but still soft.
When you serve, add the sauce of your liking. You can garnish with green olives and even with some fresh mint leaves.
This patty recipe is very tasty and very convenient when it comes to preparing vegan burgers. All you have to do
is to make them thicker. The recipe if not overbaked, will give you patties or burgers that are juicy and bursting with flavor.

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Burgers, This, That and The Other. . .

Easy Eggplant Patties

If you love eggplants, you'll love this one!

Peel 1 medium eggplant and cut it in cubes.
Put in a blender with the following:
1 medium sliced potato
1 tablespoon paprika, salt to taste,
1 garlic clove, diced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 to 1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 medium onion, sliced
1/4 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 cup bulgur wheat
(pre-cooked till soft, to
consistency of rice)
1 tablespoon toasted sesame
Blenderize all into a paste,
dump it into a bowl, add 1/2
tablesppon extra virgin olive
oil and mix in 1/2 cup whole
wheat flour or 3 tablespoons
arrowroot (you can get it at
your health food store), or 4
tablespoons cornstarch. If the
mix is too soft, add a little more,
but not much or they will get too
hard. Cover and set aside.
Make your favorite spaghetti sauce.
When done, spray a skillet,
form your patties or burgers and
put them to cook. Watch them, and
as soon as they begin to solidify, baste
them with the spaghetti sauce. Keep
repeating the basting on both sides
until they are done. Use the remainder
of the sauce to top them.
Serve them with rice, potatoes, baked
yams or whatever you like. Or you can
put them on a whole wheat bun with your favorite toppings.

Sweet and Sour Patties

1 cup bulgur wheat cooked
a little bit in water till it's
soft like rice.
1 tsp salt or to taste
1/2 dried marjoram
1/4 cup grated onion
2 tablespoons grated orange
rind (for an even sweeter
taste, use the rind of a tangerine, finely grated)
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin
olive oil
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
or 3 tablespoons arrowroot or
4 tablespoons cornstarch.
3 tablespoons all natural pineapple
jam (optional)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, except the jam, adding more cornstarch, ar-
rowroot or flour if the mix is too mushy.
Spray a skillet or put some olive oil
in it (you can use a little liquid cooking lecithin to reduce the cholesterol if that is a concern).
Form your patties or burgers and put
them to cook. As soon as they solidify,
baste them with the jam, and do this
several times, letting it melt over and soak into the patties, until they are done.
Serve with any side dish you like.

Chickpea or Garbanzo Patties
2 cups cooked chickpeas, mashed
1 cup oats (quick)
1 medium potato sliced
Put in the blender with the following: 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast —this is not the yeast you use to leaven bread, but one you can buy at your local health food store and which is used for flavoring—
1 tablespoon paprika
1/4 tsp. sage powder
1/4 tsp. oregano powder
salt to taste
1/4 cup walnut pieces
1 medium sized tomato (Roma)
1/2 to 1/4 tsp garlic powder.)
Blenderize into a paste. If necessary,
add a little water (only to form a paste!) Form your patties. Oil a skillet
with olive oil, not to fry, but just enough to cook the patties. Cook
until golden brown.

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Peanutty "Meat"

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This one is very good! Very flavorful.

1 -1/2 cups Old Fashioned oats
1 cup soy flour
3/4 cup whole peanuts, cracked
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. sesame oil
1/3 cup sesame seeds
Salt to taste
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1 Roma or plum tomato, finely chopped
2/3 cup red Bell pepper, finely chopped
2/3 of an Anaheim pepper, finely chopped
1 -1/2 cups water

In a bowl, mix all ingredients, adding 1 cup water, little by little, while you mix. If 1 cup is not enough, add more, but very slowly and little by little, until all the ingredients are very wet but not soupy or runny. The consistency should be similar to that of granola before you bake it. Spread on a baking sheet greased with olive oil.

Bake at 400º F. With a fork, separate the pieces and turn them from time to time, as if you were mixing granola. Bake till golden brown (not too dark), dry and crunchy, but not too hard.

This is what it looks like

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Rice with "Meaty" Chunks

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This is another delicious version of the previously shared

"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 (about 30 minutes or 1 hour)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.

Now, having prepared the basic recipe, let's make our new variation!

Rice with "Meaty" Chunks
You will need
1 recipe "Meaty" Strips and "Meatballs" prepared as explained above
2 cups brown rice precooked
1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
3 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt to taste
2 Tbsp. tomato sauce
2 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1 cup water
3/4 cup pears already cooked

Prepare brown rice as you normally do and set aside.
In a medium pot, where the rice and the "meat" and the rest of the ingredients will fit nicely, start by sauteeing the red and green pepers and the onions with the garlic powder and the tomato sauce, pressing the peppers with a fork so that they will release some of their flavors. When the vegetables are soft but not soggy, add the "meat" and the rice, and the rest of the ingredients except the peas, and mix gently to blend flavors and let cook over medium heat, putting little bits of water as needed until the "meat" and the rice absorb the flavor of the forming sauce.
Cook the "meat" and rice mixture until they absorb most of the sauce and yet remain pleasantly moist.
Before serving, add some peas and some slices of red or green peper for garnish.

Here is what the dish looks like

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