Archive | Pasta Dishes

The Most Authentic Vegan Pasta Carbonara

Before I was vegan, I never tried pasta carbonara. I find that odd since it has four ingredients I loved: pasta, egg, bacon and cheese. But somehow this dish fell under my radar. I know about it mostly from watching cooking shows on TV. It’s Rachael Ray’s husband’s favorite dish, the first dish she ever […]

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Pumpkin Rotini with Mushrooms and Punk Rawk Labs Smoked Cashew Cheese

A scientist, a record store owner and a nutritionist walk into a kitchen…sounds like the beginning of a joke but instead it’s actually the beginning of a great company called Punk Rawk Labs. Punk Rawk Labs is a woman-owned, Minnesota-based company formed in 2010. It was created when one of the founders, Alissa, had a […]

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Pasta with Vegan Bolognese Sauce

“This is the best sauce you have ever made,” Tom said as he was putting some of the leftover Bolognese sauce on some bread for a snack. “I think it tastes exactly like Mom’s,” I replied. And it was true. Every bite of this sauce took me right back to my mother’s meat sauce and […]

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Spinach and Artichoke Rollatini

Some food combinations are marriages made in Heaven. Take a favorite dip, combine it with a favorite pasta dish and serve it in individual little roll-ups and you have an amazing dish that will make you roll your eyes back in your head. I’m talking about creamy, cheesy spinach-artichoke dip combined with the decadence of […]

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Garlic Tomato Bruschetta, Gnocchi with Butternut Squash, Kale and Mozzarella and Go Veggie! Dairy-Free Cheeses

If someone offered me a lifetime supply of one product, it would be an easy decision: Go Veggie! Dairy-Free Grated Parmesan. That’s the one. Go Veggie!, please deliver a case of this each month and I’ll try not to run out before the month is over. I know cheese is that thing that so many […]

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Penne with Garlicky Spinach Pesto Sauce

Today is the hottest day of the year so far, says the TV weatherman. I wouldn’t know except that Benny came back from his walk with his tongue hanging down by his feet. Now he is laying on the floor beside me, already asleep after his very short walk. Days like today call for meals […]

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VeganMoFo: Sandra Lee and Penne alla Norma

The “V” Word continues its celebration of VeganMoFo, the vegan month of food, with its theme, “If TV Celebrity Chefs Went Vegan.” Today I’m focusing on the Food Network Star who stirs up a lot of controversy, Sandra Lee. Sandra Lee is famous for her “Semi-Homemade” cooking which is 70% store-bought and 30% fresh ingredients. She’s […]

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