Tempeh Burger

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I love tempeh because it is nutritious. Tempeh is not only nutritious: it is versatile. I’ll bet you didn’t know that tempeh barbecues well. I parboil tempeh and then grill it to perfection over medium-high heat. It makes a different burger. Especially if you substitute toasted Brioche bread for the buns. Give it a try! Continue reading

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Mushroom-Lentil Pâté

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley Vegetarian

When I hear the word pâté, I picture a slice of toasted baguette with a modicum of creamy pâté spread on top. Until recently, I hadn’t considered making my own because I thought it had to be made with liver and that it took a lot of prep time. Continue reading

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Randy’s Secret Sauce

Euterpe Farms Music Event – August 9, 2016

I developed this vegan sauce for use with my burgers and sandwiches served at the Euterpe Farms music events here in Ojai. Think of it as the secret sauce on a Big Mac but kicked up 5 or 6 levels because of the crushed Aleppo pepper (damn…I gave away the secret). Continue reading

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Grilled Pineapple Rings

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley Vegetarian

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This vegan recipe is a perfect way to dust off the BBQ and get it ready for summer fun. The marinade for the pineapple is made with sesame oil, maple syrup, green onion, orange juice, and Tamari sauce. Continue reading

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Eggplant, Halloumi, and Pesto Burger

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Halloumi is a slightly springy white cheese from the Mediterranean isle of Cyprus.  It is traditionally made from a mixture of goat and sheep milk. Its texture is similar to that of whole milk mozzarella and has a strong, salty flavor as a result of the brine in which it is shipped. Continue reading

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Grilled Corn and Sausage Kebobs

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Brush down and clean your outdoor grill. It’s barbecue season! This recipe features fresh corn, fresh bell peppers, and Lightlife Italian Sausage. It is easy to make, looks great when taken off the grill, and is super tasty. Continue reading

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Portobello Tortas

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What is a torta? Torta is a Spanish-language word that has various meanings when applied to food but to me, it has always meant a sandwich. It can be hot or cold and is unbelievably hearty and delicious when properly prepared. When you make a torta with Portobello mushrooms, avocado, a spicy Salvadorian curtido, and cilantro – it’s a vegan delight that can’t be beaten! Continue reading

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