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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 350ยบ 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.

The National Academy of Science maintains
that a high fat diet can cause cancer.
Ref. Cancer, Oct. 15, 1986, Vo. 58., p. 1804.

Vitamins E, C and Beta carotene are
antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables.
They protect against angina and cancer.
Ref. Modern Medicine, Vol. 54, Aug. 1991.

Vitamin C is not only found in oranges!
It is also present in green leafy veggies,
the darker the leaves the better.

Tomatoes are also a rich source of vitamin C and Lycopene.
These recipes are a grat opportunity to add more tomatoes to
your menus, and enjoy the health benefits of vitamin C!

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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