Archive | Pasta Dishes

VeganMoFo: Melissa d’Arabian and Tofu or Vegan "Shrimp" Scampi

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 writing about Melissa d’Arabian for the simple reason that I like her. Melissa d’Arabian was the winner of Season 5’s Food Network Star (I predicted that) and now hosts Ten Dollar […]

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Rotini Alfredo with Asparagus and Peas

Growing up, every Sunday my mother would make two things: chicken soup with matzoh balls and a huge pot of tomato sauce for pasta. This weekly ritual represented both her heritage and upbringing: Jewish but always raised in Italian neighborhoods. In fact, my mother’s childhood best friend, Dolores (whose brother, Jackie Vernon, is the voice […]

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Gluten-Free Lasagna with Hazelnut Ricotta, Cashew Cheese Sauce and Marinara Sauce

It might seem daunting to some people: How can I make a delicious lasagna with no dairy, meat or eggs? Easy! How can I make a delicious vegan lasagna that’s gluten-free? No problem! How can I make a delicious vegan, gluten-free lasagna that’s also soy-free? Simple! No long story here. Tom loves lasagna. I wanted it to make […]

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Gnocchi in Spiced Butter Sauce with Lemon Cashew Cream

There are so many ways to be a Vegan activist and educate people about compassionate food choices. Obviously cooking and sharing recipes is one of my favorite ways to make my Vegan voice heard. A friend of mine, Gary Loewenthal, who is the co-founder of Compassion for Animals and founder of the Worldwide Vegan Bake […]

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VeganMoFo: "S" is for Spicy Pumpkin Penne with Soy Feta and Hazelnuts

The “V” Word continues its celebration of VeganMoFo, the month of Vegan food, with the other 25 letters of the alphabet. “S” is for Spicy Pumpkin Penne with Soy Feta and Hazelnuts. Here is another dish that should be on your Thanksgiving menu especially if you are having dinner with pre-vegans! This will get rid […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Orange Cauliflower, Broccoli and Cherry Tomatoes with Brown Rice Penne in a Roasted Garlic Walnut-Coconut Cream Sauce Edition

So in my last recipe, I mentioned that I bought both the purple and the orange cauliflower and how I was agonizing over what to do with them. With the purple head, I made that incredibly beautiful Purple Cauliflower Soup with Cheddar Crisps. That left me with the bright orange head of cauliflower. What to […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Crispy Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Asparagus and Brussel Sprouts Edition

I knew this would happen sooner or later. When I named the group of recipes “Extreme Vegan Makeover,” I knew that eventually I would want to post a recipe that wasn’t a veganized version of some other recipe. Then what would I do? I know! Just post the recipe and some pictures that make your […]

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