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Maple-Brown Sugar Glazed Tofu - Vegan, GlutenFree

Maple-Brown Sugar Glazed Tofu is a gift to you if you enjoyed ham as a part of your celebrations back in the day and were feverishly looking for a recipe online that gives you back some of that experience.  You will be missing the salt-piercing tongue paralysis of a cured ham, but you will also be missing the very dangerous cholesterol.  Tofu is the way to go if you want to enjoy a piece of "sham" with your Christmas or Thanksgiving.  And for those of you with religious proscriptions, it's CLEAN-- it's not even meat.  So win-win. Want to know MORE about the health benefits of Tofu? Watch Dr. Michael Greger's videos HERE . So here we go with the INGREDIENTS (3 ADULT SERVINGS) 1# Block of Organic, non-GMO, EXTRA FIRM Tofu (bought mine at Costco) 1/2 C. Pure  Maple Syrup OR Blackstrap Molasses (Molasses gives a darker glaze) 1/2 C. Brown Sugar 1 T. Dijon Mustard 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon 1/2 tsp. Ginger Powder Salt and Pepper to taste (May want to

5 Vegan Chinese Dishes

These five delicious vegan -- plant-based, no-animal-products-involved, you-make-yourself-- recipes are probably strike a familiar chord for you and quite possibly their non-plant-based form had a place on your "comfort foods" list before you decided to "go vegan". Remember Dim Sum?  Well, you can get together with your vegan friends and enjoy that joyous experience again! 恭喜发财 / 恭喜發財 (Gōngxǐ fācái) Happiness and Prosperity!   1. SEA-VEGGIE ROLLS (or rolled salad)   Mmmm-- these veggie rolls might not fit into your "Chinese food" box/idea, but it is one wonderful way to capitalize on all the raw greens that could potentially go into the salad course of a vegan Chinese meal, and includes the sea vegetable (nori) that is pretty common in many traditional Chinese and other Asian meals.  Check out the instructions for putting this awesome wrap together at Raw Foods For Truth .  (Go for the recipe, stay to browse all their other salivatory images l

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies- Vegan, Oil-Free

These delicious chocolate chip cookies have chickpeas in them! And walnuts!  They are very tasty and healthy, with good Omega oils and proteins.  The cookies are soft inside and crunchy on the outside! The chocolate chips are, of course, a bonus! INGREDIENTS & Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 350F, 180C or gas mark 4).  Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. 2. Put the following together in a medium mixing bowl and stir until combined: 1 1/4 C. (180 g) pastry flour 1 tsp.     (15 g)  baking powder 1 tsp.     (15 g) baking soda 1/4 tsp.  (4 g)  Salt 3. Put the following together into a food processor and blend until smooth: 1 1/2 C. (246 g) cooked chickpeas or 1 can (15 oz), rinsed and drained 1/4 C.    (120 ml) Nondairy Milk 2 tsp. (30 g)   Vanilla or Almond Extract (I used Almond) 1 C. (225 g) packed Brown Sugar 4. Mix in the wet mixture from the food processor with the dry items in the bowl.  Then mix in: 1 C. Chocolate Chips 1 C. Walnut Pieces