Tag Archives | Italian

Vegan Meatball Parmigiana Hero Made with Neat Italian Mix and Egg Replacer

I reviewed Neat – a Healthy Replacement for Meat a few months ago when I made my Vegan Sloppy Joses using their Neat Mexican Mix. Today I’m writing about their Italian mix AND their new egg replacer, the Neat Egg. The Neat Egg Mix is made with chia seeds and chickpeas. You just mix it […]

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Italian White Bean Dip and Plentils from Enjoy Life Foods

When it comes to salty, crunchy foods, I have very little willpower. You can keep your chocolate and your ice cream; just give me the chips. It’s because I have so little control over potato chips that I either try to avoid them or I make my own Homemade Baked Potato Chips. So when a crunchy […]

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Vegan Mozzarella-Stuffed Cannellini Burgers with Spinach Pesto

Over the years I have made a lot of vegan burgers. I have Kidney Bean-Walnut Burgers, Black-Eyed Pea Burgers, Buffalo Lentil Burgers, Chickpea Burgers, Hoisin Black Bean Burgers, Moussaka Burgers, Eggplant Burgers, Trudy’s “Beefy” Burgers, QBC (Quinoa, Broccoli and Chickpea) Burgers, Roasted Beet Burgers, and Green Chile Queso Beast Burgers. I’ve written articles here and […]

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My Articles on How to Cook Different Ethnic Cuisines on One Green Planet

Hi everyone. I’m here to alert you to another of my cooking series articles on One Green Planet. Every weekday an article of mine is published on One Green Planet. It’s like having my own daily column! Most of my articles are How-Tos about cooking along with recipes. So in case you weren’t aware of […]

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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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The Feast of the Seven Vegan Fishes

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian-American Christmas Eve tradition. It dates back to the Roman Catholic tradition of abstaining from meat and dairy on Fridays, during Lent and on the eves of certain holidays. People would instead eat fish that was usually fried in oil. Over the years, many types of fish […]

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Vegan Calamari in a Scampi Sauce with Peppers and Olives and Sophie’s Kitchen Review

  I came to like eating fish later in life. Other than frozen fish sticks, I just never liked eating fish. Later, however, I came to love eating shrimp, salmon, catfish, sole, and calamari. I remember the first time I ate calamari. Sitting in a restaurant, I was munching away on the fried, breaded rings, […]

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Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta Fazool)

Here is yet another edition of “Things I Wouldn’t Eat When I Was a Kid.” My mother often made Pasta e Fagioli which was pronounced “pasta fazool.” It’s an Italian soup made with beans and pasta. It is famously mentioned in the 1953 (no, I wasn’t alive yet) Oscar-nominated Dean Martin song, “That’s Amore.” Everyone knows […]

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Struffoli Fried "Honey" Balls – Regular and Gluten-Free

This could be proof the world is going to end – I’m posting 2 dessert recipes in a row!! Something is definitely up with the universe. But it’s Christmastime and I’ve been thinking about this treat that my mother always made for the holidays.  Struffoli are little fried dough balls that are topped with honey […]

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Lotsa Latkes Part II: Global Mash-Ups

Yesterday I posted 4 recipes for vegetable-filled latkes: traditional potato latkes, potato-zucchini latkes, zucchini-carrot latkes and Brussels sprouts latkes. Today I am going global, mashing up the customary potato latkes with some of my favorite ethnic flavors. It’s really fun to shake things up and try new things. I made 5 different styles of flavor-filled […]

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Super Decadent Lasagna with Spinach Tofu Ricotta and Mom’s Marinara Sauce

Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. Last winter I posted a recipe for my Gluten-Free Lasagna with Hazelnut Ricotta, Cashew Cheese Sauce and Marinara Sauce. It was a delicious trifecta of vegan, gluten-free and soy-free indulgence. This week Tom gifted me with a new lasagna pan so I thought I would return […]

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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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