Maple Almond Encrusted Tofu

Maple Almond Encrusted Tofu is perfect for either a main course, or side dish. Tofu is a versatile staple that can be adapted for breakfast, lunch or dinner and adding the flavor of maple, garlic and almonds, adds awesome flavor to this tofu.   You need only five ingredients, so this combination is easy to prepare, and is ready to serve in 45 minutes.  To make a meal, you can add vegetables, salad, or serve it as an appetizer.  It will definitely be a favorite!   This dish is vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Grilled Polenta and Vegetables

Grilled Polenta and Vegetables.  This tasty dish can be ready in less than thirty minutes.  Flavorful, healthy and easy, this will be a family favorite.  Fresh asparagus, sliced leeks and mushrooms and grilled with seasoned polenta and topped with marinara sauce, makes for a delicious, nutritious meal or snack. Don’t have those vegetables on hand?  Feel free to substitute whatever is in your fridge because the grilled polenta is completely versatile and will taste great with any vegetables.  Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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MexiCali Quiche

MexiCali Quiche.  Living in Southern California, there are certain things that just become part of your life.  Good weather, lots of people, so much excellent food and avocados.  I had never even heard of avocados before moving to California.  Once you meet an avocado though, it becomes a staple, and you will add it to everything that you can.  In this case, I took all things California and created a quiche that I feel reflects our cuisine.  Vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free.

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Sesame Ginger Tofu Kabobs

Sesame Ginger Tofu Kabobs.  It is spring now, and before long, it will be grillin’ time.  To get a start on summer, I created a sesame ginger marinade that is amazingly flavorful and delicious.  Starting with tofu, and adding fresh seasonal vegetables and fruit, this marinade transforms them from ordinary to delectable.  You have the option of preparing your tofu and vegetables as kabobs on skewers and grilling them, or if you are short on time, you can stirfry on the stovetop.  Either way, you will not be disappointed and this dish will definitely be a favorite this summer.  Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Grilled Pineapple Slaw

Grilled Pineapple Slaw.  It is spring time now, and it wont be long before we are diving into those summer barbeques.  There is no food that goes better with summer barbeque than slaw, and slaw has many flavors and variations.  This is a sweet slaw, using grilled pineapple, purple cabbage and a cilantro lime dressing.  The carmelization of the maple syrup on the pineapple on the grill is yummy.  So many delicious flavors in this combination.  This dish is  the perfect for a side dish for any main course that you are serving.  Vegan, gluten free, dairy free.

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