Packed with protein-rich lentils, an array of aromatic spices, and nestled within a toasted sub roll, these Lentil Bolognese Subs are a vegan twist on a classic Italian favorite. Table of Contents This recipe was inspired by my son, who loves a meatball sub, (a great dinner idea for vegans in non vegan families BTW, […]
There’s something comforting about noodles for dinner. Top it with a creamy sauce and it’s a weeknight winner! Our Tempeh Mushroom Stroganoff has all of the traditional flavors you expect to find in this dinner favorite without the meat or dairy. Table of Contents As the weather turns colder, I am craving, hearty comfort
Store-bought pesto and homemade roasted garlic cream sauce join forces to transform an ordinary pasta dish into a weeknight wonder. Table of Contents Growing up half Italian, our family gatherings often included pasta…specifically, rigatoni. My great aunt’s family recipe is the go-to dish at family celebrations. It’s one of my kids’ most requested meals. Don’t
Potato cauliflower pillows are surrounded in a bath of mushroom marsala sauce for a weeknight dinner that screams fancy pants, but this simple Skillet Mushroom Marsala Gnocchi is ready in 30 minutes. In this Post The Perfect Meal to Feed Me and my Non Vegan Family Pasta or potato? Gnocchi is quintessentially both! Yes, that’s right
Cashews and tahini form the base of this versatile salad dressing that adds creamy flavor to your sauces, grain bowls and more. In my opinion, you can never have too many vegan Caesar dressings. Each one serves a different need. Drizzle a lighter, more vinaigrette based dressing over a traditional salad while you slather a
(This post is sponsored. I received compensation to write this post but all opinions and ideas are mine alone.) My healthy spinach artichoke dip gets a delicious makeover in as the perfect topping for this deep dish style pie, make in a skillet. In this post Pizza in a Skillet? This Spinach Artichoke Skillet
(This post is sponsored. I received compensation to write this post but all opinions and ideas are mine alone.) What’s for dinner? How about this Vegan Italian Mac and Cheese that you can prep on the weekend and place in the oven just 10 minutes before serving? If your family loves a hearty pasta
(This post is sponsored. I received compensation to write this post but all opinions and ideas are mine alone.) I can’t get enough of one-pan meals with my 10″ Skillet from Karibe. Just one pan to cook AND clean! This week, I experimented with a Pesto & Potato Vegan Frittata. With Spring upon us,
(This post is sponsored. I received compensation to write this post but all opinions and ideas are mine alone.) Easy enough to whip up during the weeknight but sophisticated enough to serve for a special family dinner, this Skillet Lasagna is full of flavor without any fuss. Table of Contents Plant-powered with layers of
Fresh pasta and store-bought sausage come together in this Vegan Ravioli & Sausage Stew for an easy weeknight meal on the table in less than 30 minutes. Table of Contents We all have our favorites and Beyond Meat and Kite Hill are two of my go-to plant-based brands. I’ve used Beyond Meat’s Beef to make
I served this vegan beef lasagna at a family event recently. Everyone LOVED it. Even the kids! Just goes to show that you don’t need meat or dairy to create a delicious lasagna. 🙂 I used gluten-free noodles because I’m lazy and hate boiling noodles (and with DeBole’s, you don’t have to boil them!). I
You don’t have to cook everything from scratch or spend hours in the kitchen to make a delicious, homemade meal. I’d never been able to get a home cooked meal on the table every weeknight if I followed those “rules”! This Zoodles with Roasted Chickpeas & Pesto recipe is an example of just that. I
This recipe is the only way I can get my kids to eat tempeh. They tell me it’s a texture thing. So, what’s a mom to do? I pulse it up into a rich and hearty tomato sauce and serve it over their favorite pasta. They’re not super excited about it, but they eat it!
This Roasted Vegetable Orzo is a sophisticated take on the traditional Italian pasta salads I grew up with. Fresh, organic vegetables (in this case, zucchini, bell peppers and cherry tomatoes) are the key to this simple yet savory dish. The vegetables in this Roasted Vegetable Orzo are tossed with olive oil, Italian herbs, and whole
I hope your family enjoys these Lentil Walnut Meatballs as much as mine! As a vegan Italian, plant-based meatballs are a staple in my house. There are some great ready-made options at the store by Gardein and Trader Joe’s, but my family prefers homemade. My Beyond Meat vegan Italian meatballs are always a win, but
I love a good creamy sauce to pour over my family’s favorite pasta. This Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo Sauce is smooth and luscious with just a few ingredients — and your blender. Make it in minutes. Instead of milk, this dairy-free sauce uses cashews to achieve its silky velvet texture. It all comes together in just
If you’ve never had this Italian stuffed bread, you must try this recipe! It’s a family favorite in my house. Olives and pepperoncinis are a wonderful complement to the vegan ham, (which I purchased from The Herbivorous Butcher.) The mildness of the Chao regular slices worked really well for this recipe. My kids are not a
I have been a little obsessed with Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger lately. They are delicious on their own, but I’ve been having fun playing with them in all kinds of recipes. My Italian Meatballs were my last creation, and today, I am excited to share this Italian Stuffed Ricotta Burger. Stuffed burgers are all kinds of fun!
My post last week regarding my love affair with Gardein prompted me to cook up one of my favorite “elegant” vegan dishes. It just so happens that Gardein’s Chick’n Scallopini is the star ingredient in the dish. I like to serve it over pasta, but it also works well over mashed potatoes. Steamed broccoli makes a great side dish. I hope you enjoy it!
I created this recipe while wanting to reinvent a recipe that was passed down to my mother from my great aunt, Peggy. It has been in the family forever it seems. When I got married, my sister and mother put together a recipe book filled with family recipes on old school style recipe cards. The rigatoni recipe was one of my favorites. She made it at every holiday meal. It is the most requested staple at our holiday dinners.
Since going vegan, I have veganized her traditional recipe and it was okay, not great. Swapping out the mozzarella with Daiya shreds was fine and got the job done, but it didn’t bring the comfort and pasta joy that the old dish did. So…I reinvented it and created this three cheese rigatoni. I have several favorite dairy-free cheeses, but three top my list when it comes to Italian cooking: