Vegan Italian Sausages & Tomato Salad with Oma’s German Potato Salad

(For all ingredients, please use organic versions if available)
Vegan Spicy Italian Sausages (Makes 12 – 16)
Dry Ingredients
¾ cup pearl barley (dry)
2 cups vital wheat gluten
1 cup nutritional yeast
Dry Seasonings
1 teaspoon sage
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons ground pepper
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
2 tablespoons crushed fennel seeds
2 tablespoons basil
1 tablespoon oregano
Wet Ingredients
¾ cup water
8 ounces firm tofu
1 tablespoon “Better than Bouillon” veg base
4 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (vegan)
2 tablespoons Gravy Master
¼ cup olive oil
⅓ cup minced roasted red pepper
3 tablespoons minced garlic

Oma’s German Potato Salad (Serves 8)
3 pounds red potatoes, diced and cooked
¼ cup Baco Bits (vegan imitation bacon bits)
½ Vidalia onion, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
½ cup kosher pickles, chopped
¾ cup Italian dressing
⅓ cup Vegenaise or other soy mayo
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper

Italian Tomato Salad (Serves 6)
4–5 large tomatoes, sliced into wedges
1 Vidalia onion, chopped finely
1 large cucumber diced
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons fresh basil or (1 tablespoon dry)
¼ cup vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste

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