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Most paella calls for chorizo or Italian sausage. This recipe uses a 'Tofurky' brand sausage. I used Kielbasa but their Italian would have been more appropriate. Nutritional info is about the same so go ahead and substitute at will!
Tasty alternative to store-bought tortillas
This recipe uses a little corn starch instead of egg yolks, and a lot less sugar than if using sweetened consensed milk like most recipes call for.
Hearty pancakes with no added fat in batter. More protein and less carbs than regular pancakes due to the soy flour. Top with applesauce and plain low-fat yogourt instead of syrup to reduce carbs and add more protein.
Small batch of muffins made with no added fat. Uses a blend of all-purpose and soy flour.
Double recipe to make a full dozen.
Some notes on ingredients:
Date molasses (Middle Eastern stores) is made from dates instead of sugar cane, but reg. molasses works fine.
Gluten (bulk/natural stores) makes bread dough elastic, not crumbly. Works ok without it, but the texture not as soft & chewy.
Caraway seed is a spice & looks like grass seed :-)
Vegan version of the traditional Québec-style meat pie. A hearty winter dish and lighter than the traditional. Even non-vegetarians enjoy this version..
This makes about 3 1/2 dry measure cups. A serving is 1/4 cup. Subsitute date molasses for honey if you are a strict vegan. Recipe can be doubled.
The yogurt is drained in a cheesecloth for about an hour to make it thicker.
Graham crumbs and butter are for crust and calories are included. The amount listed for one pie crust on the graham crumb package has been reduced to cut calories. Butter reduced also. You can use another crust if desired. I actually had too much crust and made a separate 4-inch extra pie. That is why this is 10 servings. Makes kind of a mousse.
Fish spread with light cream ceese that can be used on celery as a party food or in a sandwich or on a bagel.
Makes 2 dozen chewy cookies at about 45 calories each. Fruit replaces shortening. Applesauce or puréed banana can be used (recipe nutrition info is for applesauce).
Kind of like a Turtle...
Scrape off the big salt crystals from the pretzels to improve flavour and reduce the sodium
A small batch of muffins made with 50-50 soy and white flour. Can be made with just white flour. Soy flour doesn't absorb as much liquid, so use more water if you make these with just white all-purpose flour. Also, soy flour seems to need more leavening; decrease baking powder to 1 1/2 tsp for just white flour.
Adaptation of recipe found on website
tmeal_Fat_Free_Cookies. Theirs had way too many raisins. I added nuts and reduced sugar also, plus used a bit of soy flour (optional).
A filling meal! Makes 3 servings so it can be dinner-for-two and then leftovers for someone's lunch. Or, if you're feeling quite hungry, you can both have a small 'seconds' but if you do so, put 1.5 servings each in your nutrition tracker.
Still not a 'diet' food, this is just a less fatty version, about half the fat compared to using cream. Used over steamed veggies, this serves 3. If you're having large portions of veggies, or like a lot of sauce, this might serve 2.
Makes about 4 cups (4 servings)
This is a hearty pancake but not too heavy. The use of soy flour increases the protein and reduces the carbs compared top using just white flour.
The 'wet' ingredients including the cubed zucchini go into a blender and get puréed to a milkshake consistency.
This recipe uses the zucchini sliced lengthwise to take the place of lasagne noodles. The white sauce (béchamel) is optional. All the dairy ingredients can be substituted with soy versions to make this vegan.