Balsamic Orange Vinaigrette

Balsamic Orange Vinaigrette

Ingredients

• 1 peeled orange, sections separated

* 1.5 cups water

• 1/4 cup balsamic condimenti*

• 1/4 cup wine vinegar

• 1 tbsp ground flax

• 1 tbsp Dijon mustard

• 1 tsp granulated onion

• 1 tsp granulated garlic

Method

• Add everything to blender and process until smooth

• Taste and adjust spices

• For best flavor and consistency chill before serving

*Note: Or any naturally sweet, slightly reduced, smooth-bodied balsamic

Mushroom “Fish” Cakes

Mushroom “Fish” Cakes

• 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flax + 1/4 cup water, set aside to congeal)

• 2 packages (5.3 oz each) seafood mushrooms

• 1 can quartered artichoke hearts, drained & rinsed

• 1 large celery stalk

• 1 sheet Nori, torn

• 1 tbsp Garlic powder

• 1 tbsp Onion powder

• 1 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning or salt-free substitute** (see note)

• 1 handful fresh parsley or 1 tbsp dried

• 1/2 handful fresh dill or 1 tbsp dried

• 1 small onion, peeled and quartered

• 1 roasted red bell pepper

• 1/2 lemon, peeled

• 1 tsp mustard powder

• 1/2 cup old fashioned oats

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper

2. In a food processor pulse ingredients until mixture becomes flakey consistency. If your food processor is on the smallish side it’s best to do this in batches, then combine everything in a large bowl & mix well

3. Form into patties. I use an ice cream scoop for uniform size

4. Bake for 30 minutes or until brown to your liking, OR air-fry for 10 minutes

Recipe Notes

** Salt-free Old Bay Style Seasoning

2 tbsp bay leaf powder

1 tbsp ground celery seed

1 tbsp dry mustard

2 tsp ground black pepper

2 tsp ground ginger

2 teaspoons paprika (sweet or smoked, your choice)

1 tsp white pepper

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp ground allspice

1⁄2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1⁄2 tsp ground mace

1⁄2 tsp ground cardamom

1⁄4 tsp ground cinnamon

Combine all ingredients, mix well using small whisk, store in airtight container

Chunky Marinara + Zoodles

Tomatoes, onion, mushrooms, diced zucchini, herbs and spices + spiralized zucchini = deliciousness!

To homemade or store-bought oil-free marinara add diced veg (I added diced mushroom and zucchini) and leftover sausage crumbles; cook on a slow and low simmer for several minutes; add spiralized veg (I used zucchini) and cook a few minutes more. Plate and sprinkle with nutritional yeast.