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Cherise Grifoni

Avon, massachusetts

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201 Yummy Recipes That Put the Fun in Flexitarian By Cherise Grifoni Available now from: Adams Media Amazon Barnes and Noble Borders

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Dedication
For Nadine, and Megan, and David The world, wind; but never once have you left me off-balance. Thank you for that one solid truth.

Acknowledgments

A kiss for mother, Sandy, who is quite actually an angel. You have shown me nothing but kindness throughout my whole life. You are the person who does not judge. You are an anomaly among the human race. You exist in a pool of light. How I have ever deserved you, I cannot say. Other people may think they know what good can be, but they need only look to you. A salute to father, Jim, because he has taught me the most important lesson that I have ever learned: be tough, or you will break; no one will ever, ever put you back together but yourself. Thank you to my wonderful and enthusiastic editor, Wendy, without whom this book would not have been possible at all. She is a kind, passionate woman, and she always responded so promptly to my (inevitably) frantic e-mails. Thank you to my Nunna and Papa, and Papa G, whom I love and who inspire me with their love and their lives. Thank you to Jared, who helped when he didn’t have to. Thank you to Jenn, for believing in me from the start. Thank you to Tammi Kibler of TammiKibler.com for opening these doors. Thank you to Kara, Meredith, Nina, Melissa, Angel, and Maddie for all the good times.

chapter 2

Dips and App etiz ers
T h aT S h a l l I m p r e S S Yo u r F r I e n d S
y impressed. And friend and I’m alread t. I’m your up a mixing spoon ye u haven’t even picked yo

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purely vegan Chocolate-hazelnut Spread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Quick, homemade, raw vegan pesto. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 easy Broccoli Snack attack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Garlic, Zucchini, eggplant, and Onion Spread . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Quick easy hummus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Lean, Mean, Black Bean Guacamole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Baked Zucchini Fries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Mango Citrus Salsa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 roasted Chick peas, please . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 (You’re) hot artichoke Spinach Dip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 easy apple Butter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 parsley and Onion Dip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 homemade tahini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

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purely vegan Chocolate-hazelnut Spread
Makes about 2 cups

Sometimes, the thought of giving up some of your favorite foods is just too much to bear. How can you live without a Hershey’s bar or bread and butter? For me, the saddest departure I had to make was the long, wistful goodbye to my favorite commercial Chocolate-Hazelnut spread. Think Romeo and Juliet, people. Casablanca. Humphrey and Bacall. Yes, I am still talking about food. Luckily, there always seems to be a vegan way around these things! This version of Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread is not only delicious, but cuts down on the sugar and is good for you! It’ll be love at first bite.
2 cups shelled hazelnuts 1 cup almond milk 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 tablespoons canola oil ½ cup dark cocoa powder (Hershey’s brand works great) 1 cup powdered sugar

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Process the nuts until they are a fine meal, or until the mixture begins to stick to the side of the processor and won’t mix any longer. This very well may take a few minutes. Be careful not to overheat your processor! Add the almond milk, vanilla, and oil to allow everything to blend further. Add the cocoa and sugar. You can add more sugar depending on your tastes! Keep blending until smooth! Store for up to five days in a tightly sealed container in the fridge.

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p a r t- t I M e T i p
it takes a strong and sturdy food processor with the heart and soul of a tiger to convert any nut into a nut butter. Don’t worry if yours is not this adventurous. As a stalwart guardian of the sacred Chocolate-Hazelnut brotherhood, i’ve designed this recipe to work with any old food processor. if the situation gets sticky, you can always add a dash more canola oil or a few generous pours of almond milk to loosen things up.

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Quick, homemade, raw vegan pesto
Yields about 1½ cups

Traditional pesto is made using pine nuts, but pine nuts seem to be members of a club that is exclusively expensive and posh. I don’t know about you, beloved reader, but I usually cannot afford them. Luckily, you can easily substitute walnuts or even almonds for pine nuts. The pesto tastes great, and no one will ever know you swindled them. Which is exactly what we’re going for, isn’t it?

1 cup walnuts or almonds ½ cup olive oil ½ teaspoon salt 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 to 3 cups packed basil 1 teaspoon ground black pepper ½ cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

Process all ingredients in the food processor until it’s good and fragrant and tasty. Watch out on the salt, which can overpower the flavor of the basil if you are tempted to add more than ½ teaspoon.

The Skinny on . . . nutritional Yeast
Apart from most likely having the most unappealing food name ever, nutritional yeast is a powerhouse of B vitamins and protein. Many people are initially turned off by its sharp, “cheese”-like flavor, but give it a chance! Not only is it a perfect way for vegans to catch up on their B12 and protein (nearly 8 grams per tablespoon), but it also is used as a substitute for that familiar punch cheese lends to dishes. To start, try sprinkling a little on top of popcorn or over some lettuce with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Nutritional yeast can be purchased for as little as $5.00 ’round these parts.

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easy Broccoli Snack attack
Serves 1 (multiply ingredients by 4 if serving guests!)

For when you have the munchies at midnight and your old love, the bag of chips, is texting your phone nonstop. Fiber up. You can basically eat a whole bag of broccoli by yourself and only consume about 100 calories. Good calories! Cut things off with the potato chips! Opportunity is ringing.

1 bag frozen broccoli 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon lemon juice Dash salt Pepper to taste

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Simply defrost broccoli in your chosen manner, and cut it up very finely into tiny pieces. It makes it more fun to eat. Top with all other ingredients and mix well.

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201 Yummy Recipes That Put the Fun in Flexitarian By Cherise Grifoni Available now from: Adams Media Amazon Barnes and Noble Borders

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