Vegan Recipes

Mock Chop Liver

Karen Davis

“Once you eat this vegetarian chopped liver, you’ll never want to go back to meat. Never.” – Roberta Kalechofsky, WNYC News, May 19, 2008

Incredibly delicious and sure to be a favorite for holidays. Can be prepared the day before.

1/2 package brown lentils (1/2 pound)
1 large diced onion
1 cup chopped walnuts
Salt to taste

Put lentils in a 2 or 3 quart pot, and cover with water. Use water sparingly so that lentils absorb all the water. More water can be added as needed. Bring water to a boil, partially cover and simmer for about 40 minutes. Check to make sure water has not boiled off, and add water as needed.

Sauté onions in olive oil until lightly golden and tender. Put lentils, walnuts and onions in food processor, puree until slightly coarse. Salt to taste. Chill about 2 hours. Serve with crackers or rye bread, or on lettuce leaves.

From The Jewish Vegetarian Year Cookbook, by Roberta Kalechofsky and Rosa Rasiel, Micah Publications,

Roast Tofurky with Caramelized Onion and Cherry Relish

Karen Davis

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, sliced very thin
1 cup dried sour cherries
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 tablespoons apple cider
1 Tofurky roast

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add onion, cherries, brown sugar and vinegar and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft. Stir in mustard and apple cider, and simmer for two more minutes.

Place Tofurky roast on sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil, and spread with the onion mixture. Wrap roast snugly with the foil. Place in roasting pan, and place on center rack of oven. Bake for 45 minutes. Uncover roast for last 10 minutes of baking.

Slice roast, and serve with some of the pan juices spooned over it. *Can be served with Tofurky Giblet & Mushroom Gravy drizzled over it also.

Tofurky is sold at Whole Foods and other grocery stores. Ask for this product. Info: Call Turtle Island Foods at 800-508-8100 or visit