Category: vegetarian

Vegan Sausage Patties

You can consider these either a great vegan substitute for breakfast sausage, or one of the most flavorful veggie burgers on the planet. The herb and spice blend used is pretty much identical to my turkey breakfast sausage recipe, only instead of measuring them out first…

Pressure Cooker Minestrone Soup with Barley

  This gutsy, flavorful soup is full of good stuff, and nothing bad. It has whole grains, plenty of vegetables, low in sodium with no added salt, low in fat, high in fiber. Try it once and you may never eat canned minestrone soup, ever again.…

BBQ Sauce (low carb)

1 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1 small can (6 oz) tomato paste 1 can (12 oz) diet black cherry soda – Splenda-sweetened preferred* 1/4 cup reduced sugar ketchup (if you can get sugar-free, use that instead) 3 TBS spicy brown mustard 1 TBS…

Banana Bread (fat free)

This is a fantastic recipe to experiment with, changing the bananas to 2 cups of any pureed fruit and adding in additional ground spices, such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. I have even done an oatmeal variation where I replaced the bananas with 2 cups…

Moravian Ginger Spice Cookies

I found this recipe in a cookbook, at my local public library, almost 30 years ago. I wish I knew the title of the book, but unfortunately I didn’t write that relevant fact on the piece of paper I copied it to. It seems to be…

Peach Crisp

Filling 1/2 cup sugar 2 TBS cornstarch 1 can (1 lb 13 oz) Peach halves*, drained with juice reserved (1 cup – if juice doesn’t equal 1 cup, add a little water) 1TBS butter or margarine 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg Topping 1 cup old…

Hot Fudge Cake

This cake is on my list of the most awesome cakes, ever. It is baked in it’s own gooey chocolate syrup and is fantastic with ice cream. This is not the kind of cake you bake as a gift for someone that has never had it…

Seasoned Brown Rice (microwave version)

1 cup brown rice (uncooked) 2 TBS butter or margarine 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 can (4 oz) sliced mushrooms, drained 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp rubbed sage 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 2 bouillon cubes (vegetable, chicken, or beef) 1 TBS…

16 Bean Soup

1 lb dried beans (16 bean mixed variety) 1 medium onion (chopped) 2 cloves of fresh garlic (chopped) 4 stalks of celery (chopped) 3 lbs of fresh carrots (chopped) 8 vegetable boullion cubes 12 cups of water 1 tsp Italian seasoning ¼ tsp ground black pepper…

Pink Lemonade Cookies

These are probably the ‘juciest’ cookies you will ever taste. They are very soft and should be stored in a tightly covered container, separate from other cookies. 2 sticks butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 3 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 6 oz. can…

Chocolate Walnut Crumb Bars

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 2 cups flour ½ cup sugar ¼ tsp salt 2 cups (12 oz package) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided 1¼ cups (14 oz can) sweetened condensed milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup chopped walnuts Beat butter in a large mixing…

Amish Friendship Bread

This is a recipe that is meant to be shared among friends, in a chain. If you are beginning the chain, you will begin the recipe at Day 0. At Day 10, you will give starter bags to 2 of your friends, with instructions from Day…