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Garnet Hummus

Hummus with garnet yams (sweet potatoes) delicious !

Page 67,  Ultimate Cookbook

Page 67, Ultimate Cookbook

Always a party favorite and I love hummus in my wraps with tons of vegetables. The only tricky, part of this recipe in cooking the sweet potato(or garnet yam for the west coast people) . You do not want it too mushy.

The food processor is a key tool to the success of the recipe. Chick peas, tahini, cumin and other spices complete the recipe.



Simply delicious! Ooh! Yes ! I said that already ! Well it is delicious !

It is a weekly staple in our home ! We love it !


Korean-Style Tempeh tacos

Tempeh Tacos with Coleslaw

I am discovering how much TEMPEH is delicious, filling and does not give you that “I ate soooo much ” feeling! The spices are once again key in the success of this recipe.

Discovery : Worcestershire sauce mixed with apple cider vinegar and some tomato paste make for a great tasty combo.  Wimages-9e never think of simply slicing some cabbage together with a shallot and nuts.

It is son easy to eat well! RIGHT !

Toasting or roasting nuts or seeds…sometimes nice to change things up. Lightly toasting can make the flavour explode to life! Try it! You can do this with any type of nut or seed. (tip from page 138)

The cole slaw with the dijon dressing is delicious!

What a great combo!

Luscious Limey “Cheese” cake (p.217)

imageA “cheese”cake without cheese… Got your attention ! PLUS no cooking !

A dairy free, creamy, citrusy and delicious cake without all the unhealthy sugars and fat of the classic cheesecake. Today is an almost all vegan day at the firestation. Once a month our shift has us at the house for an entire day (24 hours): breakfast-lunch-dinner.

As you know by now, I am the designated cook for my team. This sunday they wanted CHILI for lunch. Not a problem ! Smokey Tempeh Chili (p. 112).  Chili is always a favorite, simple and easy to make. Tempeh was NEW to everyone ! Everyone loved it. Doubled the recipe and that was enough for 9 guys and 1 girl (that’s me!). The spices were perfect. No one felt bloated or missed the meat. Added some Basmati rice and lunch was served!          (Long grain brown rice would have been the best but you use what you have!)

Discovery: The crust for the “cheese” cake… I used pecans. It is surprising how the cashews creamed up and made a delicious filling. Of course, I licked the spoon !

Difficulty / Solution :

  • Tempeh was frozen when I purchased it. It had not completely thawed, so I chopped it up into little cubes because crumbling was out of the question.
  • Blender unavailable, did it all in the small size food processor, slowly blending ingredients together. Turned out nice, not perfectly smoothe but nice !
  • It cost  $$ was no more than the traditional cake ,

You might notice that the springform pan is not perfectly round. It happens in a fire station. But it worked out and that is what matters! 2 fellows wanted the recipe, now that is a nice compliment for me and for KarmaChow.

9 guys and 1 girl enjoyed the food all day! The cake and chili recipes will be repeated!

I call this a great success !

Happy cooking!