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ChicagoVeg ☺ Chicagoland Vegetarian-Vegan-RawFood Community Message Board › 🍎🌽🍅 Recipes of the meals at our potlucks 🍎🌽🍅

🍎🌽🍅 Recipes of the meals at our potlucks 🍎🌽🍅

Oak Park, IL
Post #: 155
"Yo quiero un Taco Bell Doggie Sauce" (I want a Taco Bell Doggie Sauce)

My homemade (and organic) version of Taco Bells Mild Sauce - no preservatives or soy like the original. smile

2 cups water
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste (I used organic)
3 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
4 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Heat water in sauce pan and add rest of ingredients and stir well. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and cover until cool. Keep in a covered container in the refrigerator to store.

Group Organizer
Oak Brook, IL
Post #: 405

Cranberries (one 12 oz package)
1 large Granny Smith apple (peeled, cored, and diced fine)
1 Anjou pear (peeled, cored, and diced fine)
1/2 large or one small red bell pepper (seeded and diced fine)
3 green onions (thinly sliced)
1/4 red onion (diced fine)
1/4 cup freshly extracted apple juice (or bottled organic)
2/3 cup raw unfiltered honey
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves (minced)
1/2 tsp cumin
Juice of 1/2 lime
1/4 tsp lime zest
Pinch of cayenne (to taste)


  • Sort and discard soft or blemished cranberries.
  • Rinse cranberries in cold water and drain.
  • Place cranberries in food processor with “S” blade and pulse until coarsely chopped.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl and fold-in apple, pear, red pepper, green onion, red onion, and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together apple juice, honey, cilantro leaves, cumin, lime juice, lime zest, and cayenne. Mix well.
  • Chill before serving.

Chicago, IL
Post #: 163
Here is the recipe for the carrot cake bites (the recipe is for cupcakes, ingredients are the same). I did alter it a little by adding some coconut flour (because the dough was too wet) and some coconut sugar to make them a bit sweeter.
Group Organizer
Oak Brook, IL
Post #: 478
Thank you for posting your recipe, Kirsten!

Recipe for Michael Mackaplow's stewed apples and raisins (recipe comes from England via his mom):
1. Cut up applies into moderate-sized pieces (approx 1-2cm) and put in pot
2. Sprinkle on a bit of lemon juice
3. Add raisins and a little bit of water
4. Cook on low heat, stirring, for about 1 hour. The heat will release water from the apples.
5. Cool and enjoy
Karina L.
Chicago, IL
Post #: 1
Hey everyone-- fantastic recipes, my tummy has never been as happy as it was yesterday eating everyone's delicious food!

I was wondering if whoever made the sweet and sour tofu could share their recipe and brand of tofu they used? I usually buy my tofu from Costco (the price is right), but it has never come out tasting as good as the tofu did yesterday!
Stephen W.
user 14300456
Chicago, IL
Post #: 8
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

1 1/3 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder (aluminum free)

3/4 tsp baking soda

1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp sea salt

2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup canola oil (non-gmo)

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar (light or dark)

1/3 cup nondairy milk (I use vanilla almond milk)

4 tsp flaxseed meal

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine milk with flaxseed meal, set aside.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in oats and walnuts.

Add sugar to flaxseed mixture and beat for about a minute. Then add canola oil, peanut butter, brown sugar, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Fold in flower mixture.

Form into balls and place on baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes until just starting to lightly brown on the bottom. Careful not to over-bake. Cool completely and keep in air tight container.
Stephen W.
user 14300456
Chicago, IL
Post #: 9
Fudgy Cookies

2 cups quick oats

2 cups flour

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder (aluminum free) *

3/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup "Enjoy Life" semi-sweet chocolate mini chips *

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

3 Tbsp ground flax seed

2/3 cup vanilla almond milk

1 1/2 cups sugar

2/3 cup canola oil (non-gmo) *

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp almond extract

pecan halves

* available at whole foods

Preheat oven to 350. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, stir together flax seed and almond milk. Let rest for a few minutes.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir in oats, chocolate chips, and walnuts.

Add sugar to flax seed mixture and beat for about a minute (should get a little fluffy), then add oil, vanilla, and almond extracts. Mix to combine.

Stir in dry ingredients. Form into balls (about ping-pong ball size), arrange on the baking sheets, then gently press pecan halves on top. Bake about 12 minutes.
Stephen W.
user 14300456
Chicago, IL
Post #: 10
Applesauce Cake

1/2 cup organic canola oil
1 cup sugar (I use beet sugar)
2 cups organic natural applesauce
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups organic all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg (fresh ground is best)
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or walnut- pecan mix)
1/2 cups dried cranberries

Mix oil and sugar well, add applesauce and vanilla.
Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg together. Add oats and combine with applesauce mixture. Beat until smooth.

Stir in nuts and cranberries and pour in an oiled and floured 9" spring-form pan and bake at 350 until done (wooden skewer comes out clean). In my oven it takes about 50 min.

Sprinkle top with powdered sugar and enjoy.
Jonathan L.
user 185110444
Chicago, IL
Post #: 1
BBQ Kale and Cauliflower Pizza

1 ⅓ cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp olive oil
½ cup of almond milk

Toppings (Add on until it looks good to you)
BBQ Sauce (Trader Joe's Sriracha BBQ sauce)
1-2 Handfuls of vegan cheese (I use Trader Joe's Mozzarella Style Shreds)
Chopped Cauliflower
Diced or julienne Red Peppers
Diced or julienne red onion
Whatever else you like…

-Preheat oven to 400 degrees
-In a bowl, add dry dough ingredients then stir in oil and milk until dough forms. If dough is too dry, slowly add more almond milk by the ½ tablespoon.
-Form dough into a ball and let rest for 10 minutes.
-Roll dough over a lightly oiled/nonstick (margarine or oil) backing sheet or pizza pan.
-Poke dough with a fork and bake it plain for 5-8 minutes
-Take dough out of the oven and add your toppings in whatever order you like.
-Place back in the oven for 15-20 minutes
-Slice and eat!
user 4213609
Roscoe, IL
Post #: 6
Kelp Salad
1 lb of Kelp Noodles
¼ Bunch Cilantro
3-4 Carrots
3 Green Onions
Hemp Seeds
Toasted Sesame Seeds

6 oz of Raw Cashews
½ Cup of Toasted Sesame Oil
6 TBSP of Tamari
2 TBSP of Tahini
Juice from a large Lemon
Himalayan Salt

1. Rinse and dry all produce.
2. Drain and rinse the Kelp Pasta. Try to remove the excess water by squeezing lightly or some other method.
3. Roughly Chop the Kelp Pasta and place in a large mixing bowl.
4. Finely chop the green onion. Add to the mixing bowl.
5. Julienne the carrots to roughly 1 inch strips. Add to the mixing bowl.
6. Mix the Kelp Pasta with the Cilantro, Carrots and Green Onions.
7. In a Food Processor, add the raw Cashews. Pulse till the Cashews are finely chopped. Add the remaining liquids (Sesame Oil, Tamari, Tahini and Lemon Juice). Add a pinch of Salt. Pulse till the ingredients mix well.
8. Top the Kelp Pasta mix with the Dressing. Sprinkle as much Hemp Seeds and Sesame Seeds on top.
9. Mix the Dressing to cover the pasta. I used some wooden utensils.
Note: Dressing can be made in batches if food processor is small. Quantities of items can be adjusted as I mainly used a visual check on what appeared as a good balance to me. So the numbers above are a rough estimate (dressing is as noted above).
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