Recipes

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Cowboy Caviar

A unique vegan salad by fan of the Show Eileen that was featured on Chef AJ's channl in February! "This is a large recipe but it is easy to make and keeps well, up to 5 days in the refrigerator. It can easily be downsized by omitting the black eyed peas and cutting back on the other ingredients, by about one third."

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Persian Lime Massaged Kale Salad 

"This is an ideal everyday salad for the winter and early spring. It is easy to keep all the ingredients on hand and they are relatively inexpensive. Kale keeps incredibly well in the refrigerator, usually for a week or more. It is fine to omit the tomatoes, especially when they are not in season. "

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Uniquely Delicious Persian Lime Salad 

"It might seem odd to have fennel, basil and grapefruit in a salad but this unique combination works! The sweetness of the Persian Lime Balsamic complements the slightly bitter greens. This salad is perfect in winter, when grapefruit and fennel are in season."

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Sneaky Berry Smoothie 

A nutrition packed vegan smoothie by friend of the show Eileen that's great for sneaking some more fruits and vegetables into the diet of even the pickiest of eaters. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on Jan 16th! Link and recipe here.

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Mixed Berry Rice Salad

A scrumptious vegan fruit salad-style dish from fan of the show Brenda, full of grains and fruit. Great as a nutritious side dish or as a larger main course. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on Jan 16th! Link and recipe here.

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Blazin Cranberry Spice dressing

A quick to make vegan dressing from Fan of the show Karen that can be kept in the fridge to use for a few days, just prep your ingredients and you're almost done! This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's Channel on November 21st!

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Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

A vegan and savory bean soup recipe by fan of the show Brenda, perfect for fall and winter months. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's Channel on November 21st!

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Autumn Apple Delight

A sweet and healthy vegan treat from fan of the show and frequent recipe contributor Eileen Mierski. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's Channel on September 19th!

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Autumn Apple Breakfast Salad

A delicious SOS-free vegan warm breakfast recipe with fresh fruit and walnuts from fan of the show Brenda Pachel. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's Channel on September 19th!

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Spinach & Feta Appetizer

A vegan, soy-free, SOS-free appetizer from fan of the show and author of the OhSoYum Cookbook Lori Gibson. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's Channel on September 19th!

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Carrot Cake Bites

An adaptaion of a vegan carrot cake bites recipe by Elspeth "The Speedy Vegan" perfect for taking on the go. Click for full recipe and a link to her page! "Perfect little flavor bombs to pack in your snack bag when hitting the hiking trail!"

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Chicken Salad with Balsamic

A low-fat chicken salad from longtime customer Susan V. "my husband eats the standard American diet (he’s a meat eater). He wanted a chicken salad so I made an alternative one which is different from the traditional recipe that requires mayonnaise and grapes. Here is the recipe I made. I did leave out the avocado as my husband is not a fan of it and I did cut up the red pepper and mix it in the salad."

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Quinoa Tabouli

A savory vegan Quinoa Tabouli by Eileen M, great for using your garden or farmer's market cherry tomatoes.

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“Have it Your Way” Crisp Cucumber Salad

An excellent salad recipe from longtime customer Eileen M. "This recipe follows a tried and true formula for an outstanding salad. It has something Crispy, Crunchy, Sweet, Creamy, Umami and flavor burst! Don’t let the long list of ingredients deter you. Aside from some type of lettuce and the Crisp Cucumber Balsamic, any of the other ingredients can be omitted!

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Vegan Portobello Carnitas Tacos

A twist on a wonderful Vegan SOS-free taco recipe from our friend Lori "The Clean Veganista" using sliced mushrooms as the vegan "carnitas" in the dish. Click here for the recipe and links to see other recipes by Lori! This Recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on 8/15, link and recipe inside!

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Cilantro Quinoa Salad

A quinoa salad by fan of the show Nicole, perfect for a block party or a potluck. This Recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on 8/15, link and recipe inside!

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Chipotle Mango Quinoa Salad

A mango Quinoa salad with a spicy twist by fan of the show Brenda, good by itself or on top of a bed of greens. This Recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on 8/15, link and recipe inside!

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Cucumber Sesame Salad

"I had some English Cucumbers at home, and thought I had some rice vinegar, so I thought I’d make my own. When I brought it home, I was disappointed to discover I had no rice vinegar. I was going to use one of my many California Balsamic flavors and just assumed any would taste good enough. However, it dawned on me that I had the Cucumber Balsamic in my cabinet. I mixed that with the cucumbers, topped it with the sesame seeds, and my husband and I both agreed this cucumber salad was better than any we had eaten at any sushi restaurant."

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Instant Pot Hawaiian Baked Beans

A vegan baked bean dish, perfect for dinner or a potluck. Don't be scared by the long list of ingredients. Except for Dates. you may have most of them in your pantry."

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Island Pineapple Balsamic Sorbet

A delicious vegan Sorbet from friend of the show Susan Vierck, perfect for warm summer weather. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on June 20th! Link and recipe inside.

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Pineapple Chipotle Chickpea Salad

A wonderful grab-and go lunch from fan of the show Brenda. "The following recipe has been a favorite of my family’s for a long time. I make it at least once a week at my husband’s request for work lunches. This slightly spicy and sweet dressing from the recipe also tastes good on a green salad, potato salad or even a pasta salad." This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on June 20th! Link and recipe inside.

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Portobello Mushroom Bruschetta

This amazing vegan Portobello Mushroom Bruschetta is my new spin on a classic with tomatoes, basil and garlic. It just takes 5 ingredients and 2 easy steps to make these vegan, gluten free and so incredibly delicious appetizers.

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Ginger Noodle Bowl With Kale and Tofu

A wonderful vegan main course from fan of the show Eileen M, perfect for lunch or dinner. There are three parts but it is still not difficult. and worth the effort. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on April 18th! Link and recipe inside.

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Ginger Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake

A wonderful vegan dessert from van of the show Susan V, perfect as the flavorful last course of a meal. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on April 18th! Link and recipe inside.

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Coconut Tofu Stir Fry

This vegan stir-fry is a delicious and flavorful meal that's perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. The coconut balsamic vinegar adds a sweet and tangy flavor to the tofu and vegetables, and the crispy tofu cubes add a nice texture to the dish. Serve over rice or noodles for a complete meal. Enjoy!

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Tropical Fruit Salad

A delicious fruit salad by friend of the show Kelly. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on March 21st! Link and recipe inside.

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Coconut Curry Vegetable Rice

A quick and easy vegetable rice dish packed with tons of flavor. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on March 21st! Link and recipe inside.

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Coconut Mini Muffins

A wonderful Vegan SOS-free oat muffin recipe for a snack or a side with a coconut twist! This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on March 21st! Link and recipe inside.

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Mandarin Orange Tofu Dinner

A vegan tofu dinner recipe by fan of the show Eileen perfect as a quick dinner. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on February 21st! Link and recipe inside.

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Chocolate Orange Spice Sweet Potato Pudding

A vegan variation of a family recipe by fan of the show Brenda showcasing how quick and flavorful plant-based cooking can be. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on February 21st! Link and recipe inside.

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Tofu Sushi Sandwiches

An intricate vegan Tofu "sushi sandwich" recipe by lintime fan and recipe submitter Susan, prefect as the main dish for a dinner with guests.

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Sweet potato cakes

A vegan oil-free recipe for sweet potato cakes. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on January 17th! Link and recipe inside.

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Curry In A Hurry

A quick curry recipe from Chef Aj herself, perfect for an easy dinner after work. By using rice you made the day before and frozen veggies that can be microwave steamed, you can get the prep time down to minutes! This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on January 17th! Link and recipe inside.

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Mango Coconut Curry

A wonderful Vegan oil-free Curry. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on January 17th! Link and recipe inside.

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Pomegranate Avocado Bean Salsa

A Vegan oil-free salsa recipe perfect for sharing with your friends and loved ones. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on 12-13-22, click for more information.

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Wild Huckleberry Carrot Salad

"I batch prepare my food on Sunday afternoons and never fail to make this salad. It lasts all week! At first it was just carrots, raisins, salt and your Balsamic. But I am always trying to increase color in my dishes so I boost the nutritional value. I found adding Napa cabbage and some red cabbage added not only nutrition, but more texture and crunch. I hope you like this recipe too!" This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on November 8th! Link and recipe inside.

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Wild Huckleberry Pudding

This recipe by fan of the show Ruthie was a total winner here with our staff, a vegan SOS-free pudding recipe with just the right consistency. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on November 8th! link and recipe inside.

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Gilroy Garlic Basil and Parsley Pesto

A nutritious vegan pesto recipe by friend of the show Florian. Delicious when used in place of mayo on toasted tomato sandwiches, as a base for canapes, or excellent with any rice pasta. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on October 14th! Link and recipe inside.

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Gilroy Garlic Tofu

A wonderful seasoned tofu recipe with a homemade dipping sauce by friend of the show Susan V, This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on October 14th! Link and recipe inside.

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Candy’s California Balsamic Tropical oatmeal

On Chef AJ's Feel Fabulous Over Forty website, she I recently shared an interview with Dr. Michael Greger who encouraged using 2 tsp. of vinegar at every meal to promote longevity. He is the well known author of "How Not To Die". My usual morning breakfast is Overnight Oats, prepared the night before. It's like taking a mini tropical vacation. Live long and thrive. Enjoy!

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Lori’s Cuban Black Beans

Take black beans to new heights with this easy and satisfying recipe. Cuban black beans are fabulous straight up, with or without toppings (diced onion, tomato, cilantro). They also make a great addition to burrito bowls as well as a delicious wrap filling, and as shown in the photo, a delish quesadilla filling.

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Lori’s Vegan Portobello Carnitas Tacos

A wonderful Vegan SOS-free taco recipe from our friend Lori "The Clean Veganista" using sliced mushrooms as the vegan "carnitas" in the dish. Click here for the recipe and links to see other recipes by Lori!

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Garlic Tahini Roasted Cabbage

A wonderful vegan and SOS-free recipe by customer and fan of the show Karyn, perfect as the main dish for a dinner. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on October 14th! Link and recipe inside.

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Susan’s Watermelon Cucumber Salad

A refreshing watermelon salad perfect for summer from fan of the show and repeat recipe winner Susan. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on August 2nd! Link and recipe inside.

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Diane’s Cucumber and Onion salad

"This recipe is simple to make and delicious, especially in the summer months when sweet  tomatoes are available.  I make it all year round using baby tomatoes when sweet regular tomatoes are not available.  I have seen variations of this recipe but none as good as this one in my opinion." This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on August 2nd! Link and recipe inside.

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Tomato, Cucumber and Corn Salad

"This refreshing salad is especially delicious when corn, cucumbers, tomatoes and basil are all in season! It is a great as a side dish for picnics and pot lucks. It can serve a salsa if the tomatoes and cucumbers are chopped into tiny pieces. For a main dish-serve on a bed of greens or whole grains and optionally add edamame or chickpeas for a protein boost."

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Roasted Balsamic beets

A wonderful SOS-free Vegan beet dish, perfect as a side. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on July 5th! Link and recipe inside.

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Black Bean, Mango, and Sweet Potato Delight

If you are looking for a vegan SOS-free dish that is healthy, delicious, versatile and made with commonly available ingredients, this is the recipe for you! It can be served as a main dish or as a side; it is tasty warm or cold. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on July 5th! Link and recipe inside.

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Eileen’s Wellness Salad

This salad has it all – A crisp base of arugula, spinach, kale and butter lettuce, crunchiness  from roasted almonds and sunflower seeds, a burst  of flavor from the red onion, umami goodness from the roasted broccoli, creaminess from the avocado and a delightful sweetness from the red grapes, apples, blueberries and Premium Classic Balsamic Vinegar! It is based on an entrée that was on the Cheesecake Factory menu about 10 years ago. 

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Dill Chickpea Salad by @apricots_and_almonds

My Garden Dill Mustard Seed Balsamic recipe is really easy, and customizable, too: Chickpea, Cucumber, & Dill Salad. I am not one for measuring things, we stumbled upon this flavor combo with the Garden Dill Balsamic and it has become a part of our regular rotation of dishes. So much so that when I've whipped some up to pop in the fridge my husband will often discover it and dig in before a meal, haha.

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Garden Dill Mustard Seed Salad

This SOS-free vegan salad has a nice variety of colors, tastes and textures.  The light green, sweet Romaine lettuce contrasts nicely with the dark green, slightly bitter kale. The farro adds a chewy texture, the cucumber gives a crispy crunch, and the grapes provide visual contrast and a delightful sweetness. Roasting the pumpkin seeds transforms their color, taste and texture. The sweet and savory flavor burst from the Garden Dill Mustard Seed Balsamic ties it all together and sets this salad apart! This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on June 7th! link and recipe inside.

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Cauliflower Crunch

This SOS-free vegan recipe has it all! Tasty, easy to make, nutritional powerhouse, low calorie, and SOS- free. It is very versatile and perfect for "on the go" snacking, a crunchy salad topper, a side salad or anytime snacking. A variation is to lightly steam the cauliflower florets for about 8 minutes. Drizzle the balsamic. Eat it while warm or refrigerate and enjoy it

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Chickpea Avocado Salad

A delicious Vegan SOS-free chickpea avocado salad, nutritions and perfect as a side or as the filling in a bell pepper or salad.

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White Balsamic Broccoli Salad

A delicious Vegan SOS-free broccoli salad done with our premium white balsamic, featured on Tuesdays with Thomas on Chef AJ's youtube channel on May 3rd! recipe and link inside.

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Tahini White Balsamic Dressing

A vegan SOS-free tahini white balsamic dressing made from Tahini, agave syrup, dijon mustard, and our Premium White balsamic. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on May 3rd! Link and recipe inside.

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Zucchini 7-Herb Italian Dressing

A wonderful vegan SOS-free zucchini Italian dressing, good in the fridge for up to five days. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on March 8th! link and recipe inside.

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Mushroom Bean Side

A vegan SOS-free mushroom bean side courtesy of longtime fan and recipe submitter Rita Rosenlieb of "A Healthy Life" on Facebook. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on March 8th! link and recipe inside.

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Jack Wrap

A satisfying vegan SOS-free lunch or dinner main courtesy of Thomas and Ethel themselves! This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on March 8th! link and recipe inside.

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7-Herb Creamy Italian Dressing

A creamy vegan SOS-free Italian dressing recipe that Ethel came up with. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on March 8th! link and recipe inside.

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Vegetable Farro

A vegan SOS-free Farro dish, perfect as a main dish plated on a bed of greens. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on Feb 1st! link and recipe inside.

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Spicy Raspberry Dressing

A wonderful Vegan SOS-free spicy raspberry dressing, made using the "salad dressing road map" by our friend Cathy Fisher from Straight Up Food. Recipe and link inside!

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Joya’s G-BOMBS Smoothie Soup

A delicious Vegan SOS-free soup recipe by our friend Joya Wesley, author of the book "The Easy Breezy Whole Foodie: Opt Out of SAD in Seven Steps." Recipe and link to her publications inside!

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Paige’s Roasted Root Salad

If you want to celebrate all things grown in the earth without getting dirt under your fingernails, then this is one to try. All the flavors, all the colors, all the nutrition just waiting for your belly. Add or subtract as desired, if you love one more than another then feel free to go heavy with that ingredient. This entrée has no rules, just let your cravings guide your way! 🙂 This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on Nov 2nd! link and recipe inside.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Mini Muffins

A delicious vegan SOS-free treat courtesy of longtime fan and recipe submitter Rita Rosenlieb of "A Healthy Life" on Facebook, perfect as dessert or a healthy snack during the day. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on Nov 2nd! link and recipe inside.

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Mexican Sweet Heat Chocolate Pie

A fun twist on vegan SOS-free chocolate pie by Maureen. with a touch of spice and savory. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on Oct 20th! link and recipe inside.

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Caramelized Sweet Heat Kebabs

Thomas goes over how he makes one of his favorite quick and fun vegan SOS-free dinners: Vegetable skewers finished with sweet heat and served over a bed of grains. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on Oct 20th! link and recipe inside.

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Peach & Basil Summer Salad

"The combo of peaches, lemon balsamic. basil, and crunchy almonds is SOO good. Its summer salad perfection right here! It's easy peasy and a great option when you don’t want to cook. Slightly sweet, slightly savory, and totally delicious." A wonderful vegan SOS-free recipe by our friend Sonja at Sonja's Plant Based Pantry. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on Sept 7th! link and recipe inside.

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Basil Potato Topper

A quick and easy Vegan SOS-free topper to turn a baked potato into a meal. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on Sept 7th! link and recipe inside.

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Lemon Basil Alfredo Sauce

A wonderful vegan SOS-free alfredo style sauce, perfect as a healthy finish for pasta or zucchini noodles. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on Sept 7th! link and recipe inside.

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Sweet Apple Pie Oil-Free Dressing or Dip

Daniel said he wanted to use the Sweet Apple Pie Balsamic to create a vegan SOS-free recipe that featured the perfect balance of sweet and tart – something which reminded one of the sensation of biting into a fresh, ripe-from-the-tree apple. The dressing would have enough complexity to satisfy the adults. The resulting recipe is versatile and can be used as a dressing or fruit dip, depending on how thick you make it.

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Peach Smoothie or Peach Dreamsickles

A delicious vegan SOS-free recipe courtesy of longtime fan and recipe submitter Rita Rosenlieb of "A Healthy Life" on Facebook that can either be made as a smoothie, or frozen as a dreamsickle! This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on July 13th! link and recipe inside.

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Peach Melba Trifle

A delicious vegan SOS-free fruit popsicle recipe that can be done as a trifle instead of a popsicle. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on July 13th! link and recipe inside.

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White Balsamic Peach Pie Granola

A wonderful vegan SOS-free homemade granola recipe from fan of the show Nikki DeMers. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on July 13th! link and recipe inside.

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Raspberry Mini-Oat Muffins

A wonderful Vegan SOS-free oat muffin recipe for a snack or a side with a fun fruit twist! This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on June 1st! link and recipe inside.

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Raspberry Balsamic Mango Salsa

A fruity vegan SOS-free salsa recipe courtesy of fan of the show "The King's Child." This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on June 1st! link and recipe inside.

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Gilroy Garlic Beans

A vegan SOS-free whole food plant based bean recipe, perfect for a nutritious main dish that can be made in bulk and eaten over several days from our friend Gregg, or as a soup if you add more liquid or as a creamy/chunky side dish. we used an instant pot for convenience but you certainly could use a slow cooker or a stove top method.

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Farro Vegetable Stuffed Peppers

Delicious vegan SOS-free stuffed peppers that Thomas and Ethel regularly make. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on May 4th! link and recipe inside.

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Rita’s Best Marinara Ever

A fun vegan SOS-free twist on marinara sauce courtesy of longtime fan and recipe submitter Rita Rosenlieb of "A Healthy Life" on Facebook., perfect for a quick dinner. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on May 4th! link and recipe inside.

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Lissa’s Cousin Fesenjan Walnut pomegranate Cauliflower Stew

A vegan SOS-free take on a traditional Persian dish, commonly made with Pomegranate Molasses and chicken, duck or other meat. I've adapted this to use balsamic vinegars and cauliflower instead of meat. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on May 4th! link and recipe inside.

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Rita’s Orange Poppy seed Oat Bars (or Scones)

Delicious vegan SOS-free plant-based baked treats courtesy of longtime fan and recipe submitter Rita Rosenlieb of "A Healthy Life" on Facebook., great as scones or oat bars depending on the cut of the dough. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on April 6th! link and recipe inside.

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Paige’s Citrus Salad

This Citrus Salad is not only amazing in flavor, but super versatile. For example I had this for breakfast, and it hit all the right spots to start my day. I don't have macros on this because it's an add as you please dish…and add I did! This would make a great side to any nice grilled protein, or easy to super size and bring it to a large gathering. Anyway you decide to incorporate this into your life, there are no mistakes! This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on April 6th! link and recipe inside.

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Lissa’s Treasure Island Salad

This salad is delicious as well as beautifully colorful and pleasing to the eye. All of the ingredients are a delicate symphony of buried treasures as you discover each flavor on your eating journey. You’ll find the sharpness of the onions and shallots in combination with the pop of sweet strawberries and tartness of the grapefruit balsamic curiously delightful. The seeds provide extraordinary nutrition as well as added texture, reminiscent of a sandy beach. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on April 6th! link and recipe inside.

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Twyla’s Favorite Easy Bean Salad

This vegan and SOS-free recipes is super versatile, delicious, and quick. You can mix it with rice for a delicious bean and rice salad, serve it over baked potatoes, wrap it up in collard greens or eat it as is. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on March 2th! link and recipe inside.

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Chef AJ’s Creamy Dill Mustard Potato Salad

One of Chef AJ's personal vegan and SOS-free recipes from one of her books! Steamed cauliflower becomes so creamy that it actually takes the place of high fat mayo. The fennel gives it a unique flavor. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on March 2th! link and recipe inside.

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Air-Fried Kickin’ Shrooms!

Another perfect balance of flavor and speed, a quick vegan and SOS-free side dish or main dish over rice/potato courtesy of longtime fan and recipe submitter Rita Rosenlieb of "A Healthy Life" on Facebook.

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Very Cherry Vegan Brownies

A real treat! A vegan and SOS-free brownie recipe perfect for having after dinner with guests. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on Feb 2nd! link and recipe inside.

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Very Cherry Black Forest Pudding

This recipe by fan of the show Ruthie was a total winner here with our staff, a vegan SOS-free pudding recipe with just the right consistency. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on Feb 2nd! link and recipe inside.

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Sushi Rice

A vegan and SOS-free sushi style preparation, perfect as sushi, as a sushi bowl, or in a nori wrap. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on Jan 19th! link and recipe inside.

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Twice Baked Potatoes

a vegan and SOS-free recipe for one of our favorite potato skin appetizers, courtesy of longtime fan and recipe submitter Rita Rosenlieb of "A Healthy Life" on Facebook. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on Jan 19th! link and recipe inside.

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Chocolate Walnut Bites

A vegan and SOS-free sweet baked treat courtesy of longtime fan and recipe submitter Rita Rosenlieb of "A Healthy Life" on Facebook.

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Chocolate Orange Snacking Bread

a vegan and SOS-free snack bread recipe with a fruit finish from our friend Diane Garber at WillPOWER Your Day, INC. loaded with flavor and nutrition for healthy living!

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Oh My! Apple Pie!

A delicious vegan and SOS-free treat courtesy of longtime fan and recipe submitter Rita Rosenlieb of "A Healthy Life" on Facebook. Apple Pie never tasted so good!

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Italian Herb Kidney Beans

A vegan and SOS-free bean dish with an Italian twist courtesy of longtime fan and recipe submitter Rita Rosenlieb of "A Healthy Life" on Facebook.

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2 Bean or Not 2 Bean

A savory vegan and SOS-free bean dish courtesy of longtime fan and recipe submitter Rita Rosenlieb of "A Healthy Life" on Facebook.

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Autumn Butternut Squash Soup

A vegan and SOS-free soup courtesy of longtime fan and recipe submitter Rita Rosenlieb of "A Healthy Life" on Facebook. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on Nov 3rd! Link and recipe inside.

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Pumpkin Spice Bites

A delicious vegan and SOS-free pumpkin treat perfect for the fall months, courtesy of longtime fan and recipe submitter Rita Rosenlieb of "A Healthy Life" on Facebook.

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Kabocha Farro Salad

A filling vegan and SOS-free Farro salad recipe by Ethel. This recipe was featured on Chef AJ's channel on Oct 13th! Link and recipe inside.

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Apple & Pear Delight

A delicious vegan and SOS-free dessert dish courtesy of longtime fan and recipe submitter Rita Rosenlieb of "A Healthy Life" on Facebook.

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Pear Overnight Oats

An easy vegan and SOS-free morning oats dish courtesy of longtime fan and recipe submitter Rita Rosenlieb of "A Healthy Life" on Facebook.

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Carrot Cake Muffins

A vegan and SOS-free carrot cake muffin recipe courtesy of longtime fan and recipe submitter Rita Rosenlieb of "A Healthy Life" on Facebook.

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Best Marinara Sauce Ever

A fun vegan and SOS-free twist on pre-made pasta sauce courtesy of longtime fan and recipe submitter Rita Rosenlieb of "A Healthy Life" on Facebook.

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Roasted Butternut Squash & White Bean Hummus On Toast

A delicious vegan and SOS-free recipe courtesy of Sonja of Sonja's Plant Based Pantry. "I'm have a new fondness of open faced sandwiches, probably because the recent buzz surrounding avocado toast. Well, this combination is perfect for that! This toast has many layers of texture and flavor, yet it's simple to make . And, this recipe is very versatile; it can be served as a appetizer on crostini or as a hearty lunch on toast, in a wrap, or prepared as a salad! The white bean hummus can also be served on it's own as a delicious dip for veggies, pita, and falafel too."

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Kickin’ Cabbage & Beans

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Directions: 1 Red Onion, chopped 1tsp. Garlic Powder 2 tsp Onion Powder 1 Can Kidney Beans, drained 1 cup Sliced Mushrooms, Dried 2 cups cabbage, cut into strips 2 tsp. Persian Lime Pepper from Nick at localspicery 1 tbsp. Ruby Red Onion Balsamic Directions: In 2/3 […]

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Peachy Black Beans

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 4 Green Onions, chopped 1 Bell Pepper, chopped 1 can Black Beans, 15oz drained 1 Peach, cubed 1 tbsp. Peach Balsamic 1 tsp Cumin Dash of Pepper Directions: In 1/2 cup water, saute vegetables until cooked. Stir in Balsamic and spices, cook for a few […]

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Quick & Easy Stir Fry (SOS free)

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 1 Red Onion, chopped 1 Large Bell Pepper, diced (optional: substitute 1 small yellow, 1 small orange, 1 small red) 1/2 cup Carrots, julienned 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, raw 2 tsp. Garlic, minced 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder dash of pepper 1 […]

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Artichoke – Sun Dried Tomato Dish

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 1 Onion, sliced 1/2 cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes 1 tbsp. Garlic, minced 1 tbsp. Oregano 1 tbsp. Basil dash of pepper 1 cup Artichoke Hearts, drained 2 tbsp. Tomato Paste 2 tbsp Ruby Red Onion Balsamic Directions: In 1/2 cup water saute onion, tomato, garlic, oregano, […]

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Jazzy Pinto Beans

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 1 Onion, chopped 1/3 cup peppers 1/2 cup carrots, julienned 1/2 cup bell peppers, chopped 1 Green Onion, chopped 1/2 cup Kale, chopped 2 tbsp. pumpkin seeds, raw 1 can pinto beans, 15oz drained 1 tsp cumin 1 tbsp. Fig Balsamic Directions: in 1/2 cup […]

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Cilantro Kidney Beans

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 1/2 cup Onion, chopped 1/3 cup peppers, chopped 2 cans Kidney Beans, 15oz drained 1/4 cup Cilantro 1 tsp Cumin 1 tbsp. Pomegranate Balsamic Directions: In water, Saute all ingredients except vinegar until the veggies are cooked Add Balsamic, serve and enjoy! Optionally, garnish with […]

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Fruity Waffles with Sauce

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: For Sauce: 1 Ripe Banana, fresh or frozen 1 cup Fruit, your choice frozen or fresh 1 tbsp Vanilla 1 tbsp. Strawberry Blonde Balsamic For “Waffles” 1 Cup Oat Flour (blend oats in a food processor to make) 1/3 cup rolled oats 1 tbsp. Ground […]

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Rustic Potato Salad

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 5 cups Red Potatoes, cubed (remove any bad spots or eyes, leave skin on unless you prefer to peel them) 1/2 cup Red Onion, chopped 1/2 cup Celery, chopped 2 mini-cucumbers, chopped small 1/2 cup Kale, chopped 1/2 cup Carrots, chopped 1 1/2 cup Walnuts […]

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Bowl O’ Beans

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 1 Onion, Chopped 1 can Pinto Beans, 15.5 oz drained (substitute prepared beans) 1 Can Black Beans, 15.5 oz drained (substitute prepared beans) Pepper to taste 2 tsp. Cumin 1 tbsp. Cilantro 1 tbsp. Cilantro Herb Balsamic Directions: In 1/2 cup water, saute vegetables. Add […]

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Peachy Keen Oats

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: (Double if using pint Jelly Jar) 1/3 cup. Unsweetened Apple Juice 1 tsp. Peach Balsamic 1 tsp. Vanilla 1 tbsp. Chia Seeds 1/3 cup Peaches (small pieces – fresh, frozen or freeze dried) 1 tbsp. Slivered Almonds 7 tbsp. Rolled Oats Directions: Stir ingredients together […]

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Mushroom Artichoke Topper

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 1 Red Onion, sliced 2 Green Onions, chopped 8oz Mushrooms, sliced 1/2 cup artichoke hearts 1 Lemon, juiced 2 tbsp. Ruby Red Onion Balsamic 1 tsp. Persian Lime Pepper from Nick at LocalSpicery Directions: In 1 cup water, Saute all vegetables until almost done Add […]

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Arugula Salad

Recipe by: Lisa Duncan. Mentioned on Tuesday with Thomas on 7/7/20 Ingredients: Arugula, 7oz bag 1 Large Apple, tart or sweet 1/3 cup red onion, diced 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed Simply Lemon Balsamic Directions: Wash and Grate or chop the apple, place into a small bowl. drizzle balsamic over and stir to coat, this […]

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Spinach Strawberry Salad

Recipe By: Donna Vore. Mentioned on Tuesdays with Thomas on 7/7/20 Ingredients: Raw spinach, rinsed Fresh strawberries, sliced Red onions, thinly sliced Pecans, chopped Strawberry Blonde Balsamic Directions: plate quantity of Spinach desired, top with strawberries and red onions. drizzle Strawberry Balsamic, and sprinkle pecans. Enjoy!

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Hickory Smoked BBQ Jackfruit

Recipe By: Chef AJ. Featured on her channel on march 28th, 2019 and mentioned on Tuesdays with Thomas on 9/1/20 Ingredients: 1 Red Onion, chopped finally chopped garlic, adjust amount to taste 1 box Jackfruit, 7oz 1/2 cup Smoked Hickory Balsamic Directions: In water, onion until caramelized. Add finely chopped garlic and continue to saute […]

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Smoked Hickory Beans

Recipe by: Rita Rosenlieb. Featured on Tuesdays with Thomas on 9/1/20Facebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 1 Onion, chopped 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, chopped 2 cans Pinto Beans, 15 ounces each drained 1 can tomato sauce, 15 ounces 2-3 tbsp Smoked Hickory Balsamic 3 tbsp stone ground mustard (can substitute regular mustard) 1 TSP […]

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Dippin’ Ketchup

Recipe By: Chef AJ. Featured on Tuesdays with Thomas on 9/1/20 Ingredients: 1 can tomato paste (6oz) 3 tbsp Smoked Hickory Balsamic 1/8 tsp Smoked Paprika from our friend in the SOS community Nick at localspicery.com 1/2 tsp onion granules or powder Directions: Stir and serve! A Perfect condiment for dipping air-fried french fries and […]

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BBQ Portabella Grits

Recipe by: Jennifer Kellogg. Featured on Tuesdays with Thomas on 9/1/20 Polenta Ingredients: 1/2 cup corn garlic powder to taste 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1/4 cup soy or almond milk 1/2 cup dried polenta Other Ingredients: 1/2 cup BBQ sauce of your choice 1/2 tsp liquid smoke 1 tsp Smoked Hickory Balsamic 1 tsp Vegan […]

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Figgy oat Bars

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: • 6oz package dried figs• 10 pitted dates• 1 cup rolled oats• ½ cup rolled oat flour (we made by lightly blending rolled oats in our Vitamix blender)• ½ cup slivered almonds, chopped• 4 tbsp. flax seed meal• 2 tbsp. Vanilla• 2 tsp. Fig Balsamic […]

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Fig “Nice” Cream with Balsamic Glaze

Recipe by: Megan Huddleston. Made on Tuesdays with Thomas 8/4/20 Ingredients: 3 figs 2 bananas, frozen 1 tsp Fig Balsamic Directions: Cut figs and bananas into wheels, blend with fig balsamic until smooth and creamy. Spoon into bowl, drizzle with fig balsamic and enjoy! Optionally, garnish with mint. Be sure to consume immediately while still […]

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Single Serving Quick & Easy Vegetable Topper

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 1/2 onion, chopped 1/2 bell pepper, cut into strips 6-8 small portabella mushrooms, sliced 1/4 cups broccoli florets 1/2 cup kale, chopped 1 tsp. Ruby Red Balsamic 1 tsp. Cilantro Herb balsamic Directions: in 1/4 cup water saute onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, and broccoli until […]

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Veggie Rice

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 1 onion, chopped 1/2 cup bell peppers, chopped 1 cup carrots, julienned 1/2 cup celery, chopped 2 cups portabella mushrooms, sliced 2 cups peas, frozen or canned 1 cup kale, chopped 1 tbsp. Ruby Red Onion Balsamic 2 tbsp. Teriyaki Balsamic 4 cups brown rice, […]

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Lentil Sliders

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 1 15oz can lentils (substitute cooked lentils) 2 cups tolled oats, ( for smoother consistency, lightly grind 1 cup in blender or food processer) 3-4 green onions, chopped 1 tbsp. Ruby Red Onion Balsamic 1 tbsp. Gilroy Garlic Balsamic 2 tsp. paprika 2 tsp. chili […]

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Instant pot Lentil Stew

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 1lb dried lentils 1 cup onion, chopped 4 green onions, chopped 1/2 cup carrots, julienned 1 1/2 cups celery, chopped 3 cups red potatoes, cubed 1 tbsp. Sweet Apple Pie Balsamic 1 tbsp. Ruby Red Onion Balsamic 2 tsp. cumin dash of pepper Directions: In […]

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Pina Colada Delight Overnight Oats

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, unsweetened with juice 1/4 cup apple juice 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/8 cup shredded coconut 1 tsp. Vanilla 1 tsp. Coconut Balsamic 1 tbsp. Chia seeds (For quart sized jar, double recipe) Directions: mix all ingredients with 2 tbsp water in […]

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Three Bean Chili

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 1 onion, chopped 4 green onions, cut into small pieces 1 bell pepper 2 cans kidney beans 1 can garbanzo beans 1 can pinto beans 1 can diced tomatoes, 28oz (if you prefer not chunky, blend or food processor tomatoes beforehand) 1 tbsp oregano 1 […]

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Strawberry Chia Refrigerator Oats

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 1/2 cup apple juice 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (optionally substitute oat or soy milk, or substitute 1/2 cup water instead) 2 tsp. vanilla 2 Tbsp. Chia Seeds 1/4 cup pecans, chopped 1 tsp. Strawberry Blonde Balsamic 1/2 cup strawberries, chopped or sliced 1 cup […]

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Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Medley

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 1 Lemon, juiced 6 pitted dates 1 tbsp. Simply Lemon Balsamic 1 tbsp. Ruby Red Balsamic 1 tbsp. Sweet Apple Pie Balsamic 1 cup slivered almonds, roughly chopped vegetable assortment (I used sliced mushrooms, sliced onions, broccoli, and quartered brussel sprouts) Directions Blend lemon juice, […]

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Instant Pot Old Fashioned Bean Soup

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 2lb bag dried Great Northern beans 1/2 cup Celery, chopped 1/2 cup carrots, chopped 2 Tbsp. Ruby Red Onion Balsamic 2 tsp. Cumin dash of pepper Directions: In instant pot combine 9-10 cups water with all ingredients, stir and pressure cook for 45 minutes on […]

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Grilled Asparagus

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 1 cup pecans 1/4 cup Simply Lemon Balsamic 1 bunch asparagus Directions: blend 1/2 cup water with pecans and Simply Lemon Balsamic Toss asparagus in mixture, let sit for 15 mins then grill or air fry until slightly tender. Enjoy!

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Mushroom Bean Sliders

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 3 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 cup onion, chopped 1 cup portabella mushrooms, finely chopped 1 tbsp. Gilroy Garlic Balsamic 1 Tbsp Ruby Red Onion Balsamic 1 cup rolled oats 1 can kidney beans (substitute pinto or black beans) 1 cup cooked sweet potatoes 2 tsp. […]

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Hearty Potato & Leek Soup

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 6 medium sized red potatoes 1/2 onion, diced 3 green onions, cut into small pieces 2 leeks, chopped 1 cup carrots, julienned 1 cup celery, chopped 1 1/2 cups kale, chopped 1 tsp. parsley 2 tbsp. Ruby Red Onion Balsamic 1 Tbsp Peach balsamic or […]

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Chili Bean Topper

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 1 onion, diced 1/2 bell Pepper, chopped 2 cans kidney beans 2 tbsp. Ruby Red Onion Balsamic 1 tbsp. Sweet Apple Pie Balsamic 1 tsp. Oregano 1 tsp. Basil 1 tsp Cumin 1 tsp. chili powder (remove to make not spicy) 1/4 tsp. chipotle powder […]

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Sweet Apple Pie Balsamic Salad with Apples

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 1 apple, Sliced handful of blueberries, substitute fruit or nuts to taste chopped lettuce of your choice, rinsed 1/4 cup carrots, julienned or grated 1 tbsp Sweet Apple Pie Balsamic Directions: top lettuce of your choice with fruit and carrots, drizzle apple pie over as […]

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Pineapple Teriyaki Rice

Recipe by: Rita RosenliebFacebook: A Healthy LifeEmail: designedforyou@me.comWebsite: ahealthylife.name Ingredients: 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 Green Bell Pepper, diced 1/2 cup Carrots, Julienned 1 Cup Crushed Pineapple 2 Cups Cooked Rice (white or brown) 3 Tablespoons Teriyaki Balsamic 2 Tablespoons Island Pineapple Balsamic Instructions: in 1/2 Cup water saute onions, bell Pepper, and carrots […]

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Orange Fruit Fondue

Ingredients 1/3 cup sour cream 1 tsp Pure Tangerine well shaken 2 tsp powdered sugar gradulated sugar won’t melt cut up pieces of fruit Instructions Mix in a bowl all three ingredients. Taste and adjust splash or sugar to your individual palate. 1/2 inch cubes of your favorite fruit with toothpicks. Dip into the sweet orange cream and enjoy. GREAT PARTY DISH! VARIATION: […]

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Summer Balsamic Cake

Vinegar cake? Yep! It’s very tasty and makes a beautiful presentation for any Spring or Summer Brunch! It’s pretty good for dessert too and pairs well with a scoop of vanilla bean or rum flavored ice cream. This is a breakfast or tea type cake. It will be dense, similar to pound cake but with […]

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Apricot Baked Beans

Ingredients 1 Small Onion chopped nicely 3 Strips of Bacon cooked well 1/4 Cup -or- 16oz can of Beans Brown Sugar to taste 1/4 cup Apricot Balsamic -or- 3tbsp Instructions Throw all the ingredients into a dish Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes

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Blazin Red Onion Chicken

Chicken with red onions marinated in blazin’ habanero vinaigrette pairs nicely with fried rice, yum. Ingredients Your favorite cut of chicken Red Onion sliced Blazin Habanero Vinaigrette Instructions Marinate your favorite cut of chicken in Blazin Habanero Vinaigrette Saute with Red Onion

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Apricot & Almond Cream

Apricots, Almonds, Cream Cheese and Balsamic – yum! Ingredients Apricot California Balsamic Cream Cheese Thinly Sliced Apricots Sliced Almonds Instructions Put your desired amount of cream cheese in a bowl Drizzle Apricot Balsamic Add as many Apricots & Almonds you want Enjoy!

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Sweet Onion Salad Dressing

Ingredients 1 diced Shallot 2 diced Garlic cloves A good amount of Sweet Maui Onion Splash 1/4-1/2 of Lemon’s worth of Lemon Juice Salt & Pepper to taste White Wine Vinegar to taste Splash of Olive Oil 1 spoonful Mustard Tiny bit of Mayo Instructions Mix together… let sit for few minutes before dressing your salad  ?

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Electric Lemon Fruit Salad

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds seedless watermelon 1/2 pound Feta cheese 1 1/2 cup Calamanta Olives – coarse chop 1 small sweet onion – thinly sliced 1 cup mint leaves – coarse chop 1/3 cup pine nuts Add Electric Lemon to taste

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Garlic Italian Dressing

Ingredients 1/2 cup Premium White Balsamic 2 pressed garlic cloves 1 Tbl sugar 1/2 tsp dried Oregano 1/4 tsp dried basil 1/4 tsp onion powder 1 cup your favorite Olive Oil Instructions Combine all ingredients and whisk to blend. Recipe Notes Note from Christine: You can substitute 1 tsp of any Italian seasoning blend for the oregano and basil. This is wonderful as a salad dressing or […]

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Garlic Balsamic Lamb Chops

Ingredients 4 Lamb Chops 3 TBL Tres Classique Garlic Balsamic Salt & Pepper to taste Instructions Season lamb, marinate for 1 hour with Garlic Balsamic and grill to your liking.

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Pork Shoulder

Ingredients 5 pound pork shoulder 2 TBL Salt & Pepper 2 TBL Paprika 1 TBL Fresh Lime Juice 1-1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper 1 tsp Cumin 1 tsp Corriander 2 TBL Chili Powder 6 TBL Sweet Heat Instructions Preheat oven to 375. Mix all dry ingredient. Lather evenly on pork. Cook for 3 hours , or until tender. Chop into chunks, add […]

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