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Cheddary Pie Crust

Save Print Cheddary Pie Crust Yield:: one 9-inch crust (8 servings)   Preparing flaky, whole grain pastry is not particularly difficult-the secret is in the technique. Work quickly and handle the dough as little as possible to guarantee the flakiest results. Use this simple, delicious crust for any

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Vegetarian Worcestershire Sauce

Save Print Vegetarian Worcestershire Sauce Yield:: ⅔ cup   This delectable condiment was originally developed in India by the British. However, it was first bottled in Worcester, England, the town after which it is named. Most commercial Worcestershire sauces contain anchovies. This simple homemade version does not. It

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Tofu Bacon

Save Print Tofu Bacon Yield:: 4 to 6 servings (about 24 to 28 strips)   Slicing the tofu paper-thin and browning it thoroughly are the keys to achieving a crisp and crunchy vegetarian “bacon.” Ingredients ½ pound reduced-fat regular tofu (firm), rinsed and patted dry 3 Tablespoons soy

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Hickory Bits

Save Print Hickory Bits Yield:: about ⅔ cup   These tender little nuggets are bound to add excitement to any dish. Sprinkle them wherever you want a smoky flavor on uncheese sandwiches, spinach salads, pasta, baked potatoes… Ingredients ½ cup textured vegetable or soy protein ⅓ cup water

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Tofu Sour Cream

Save Print Tofu Sour Cream Yield:: about 1¼ cups   Appropriately tart, creamy, and delicious, Tofu Sour Cream is the ideal nondairy replacement for its dairy counterpart. Ingredients 1½ cups crumbled, lite silken tofu (firm) 1 Tablespoon canola oil 2 teaspoons Red Star Vegetarian Support Formula nutritional yeast

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Tofu Sour Cream Spread

Save Print Tofu Sour Cream Spread Yield:: about 1¼ cups   Very thick and rich, and ready in mere minutes. So luscious it can even be used as a nondairy cream cheese spread. Ingredients 1½ cups crumbled, lite silken tofu (firm) 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 Tablespoons

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Low-Fat Egg-Free Mayonnaise

Save Print Low-Fat Egg-Free Mayonnaise Yield:: about 1⅓ cups   Mayonnaise has a reputation for being ultra-high in fat as well as delicious. Try this tasty egg-free version, and indulge to your heart’s content. Ingredients 1½ cups crumbled, lite silken tofu (firm) 2 Tablespoons canola oil or olive

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Chili Paste

Save Print Chili Paste Yield:: about ½ cup   Although widely used in Chinese cooking, this spunky seasoning perks up almost any dish. Add it to taste to sauces, gravies, dips, spreads, casseroles, and stir-fries. Ingredients 3 Tablespoons tomato paste 2 Tablespoons olive oil, light sesame oil, or

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Sensational Seasoning Mix

Save Print Sensational Seasoning Mix Yield:: about 1½ cups   Sprinkle this exciting seasoning on vegetables, pasta, potatoes, tofu, beans, toast, popcorn, or any savory dish whenever you want a jolt of flavor. Keep the jar on your counter within handy reach-you’re bound to use it often. Ingredients

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