Pasta in Barbecue Sauce

Pasta with Barbeque Sauce

-+*This recipe would likely make an Italian chef clasp their chest with both hands and yell “Blasphemy!” or whatever the word is for that in Italian, but here’s what I say: Counter-intuitive cooking, just like counter-intuitive anything, often ends up being the most fun. And who says there have to be any rules in the…

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veggie burgers

Bean and Oats Burgers

-+*The New York Times’ food section last week ran a story on the rising popularity (and quality) of veggie burgers in local restaurants and the half-page picture of a sesame seed bun cradling a patty, tomatoes, and lots of lettuce really got my juices flowing. But the article didn’t offer any recipes, and I really…

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Pasta with Chipotle Cashew Cream

Pasta with Chipotle Cashew Cream

-+*It feels like winter here right now, but the daffodils and hyacinths and tulips pushing their way out of the earth are beautiful reminders that spring is here, and it’s nearly time to plant that vegetable garden. This year, in addition to the usual staples like eggplant, zucchini, cucumbers and tomatoes, I hope to plant…

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Fettuccine with Olive Oil and Garlic

Fettuccine with Olive Oil and Garlic

-+*This is one of my favorite ways to eat pasta, especially ribbony ones like fettuccine and pappardelle. And it’s also one of the easiest ways to make it. I first ate this utterly simple but surprisingly flavorful pasta at the home of one of Desi’s colleagues who had invited us to dinner. I had never…

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Irish Cream Cupcakes

Irish Cream Cupcakes

-+*I know, I know, I am a day late for St. Patrick’s Day, but honestly do you need an occasion to eat cupcakes? Especially cupcakes infused with booze? I was up baking these late last night, which might explain the off-kilter frosting, but they taste so good that I’m sure you’ll forgive me. As you…

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Easy Wholegrain Pasta With Spinach Pesto

-+*This is one of those pasta dishes I throw together when I want something gorgeous and tasty and healthy, all in under 30 minutes. Gee, did I just make a Rachel Ray sound byte there? Oh well… you get the idea. This dish has a ton of healthy flavors packed into it: spinach, nuts (I…

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Black bean veggie burger

Fat-free Black Bean Burgers

-+*I haven’t had a chance to talk to you about Freddie or Lucy recently, and I wanted to post an update for those among you who have been wondering what’s up.Lucy’s doing pretty great. She’s almost through her chemotherapy now, and will then go on a maintenance dose. Our experience, overall, has been much better…

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Mac ‘n’ Veggies

-+*Eating healthfully becomes ever so important when stress threatens to consume you. With Lucy’s surgery tomorrow, there is a confusion of questions running through our minds: are we doing the right thing? Will she learn to walk on three legs? What if she doesn’t? And the biggest one of all: how long after this will…

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Sweet Potato Quiche with Caramelized Onions

Sweet Potato Quiche

-+*Spring is time to go yard-saleing. It’s one of the reasons I most look forward to this time of year. Much as I hate going to shops, I admit there’s a gorgeously vicarious joy in going into other people’s homes and rummaging through their stuff — even if it’s stuff they’ve decided they don’t want…

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It’s A Vegan World: French

-+*ShareI haven’t announced a new chapter of my occasional series, It’s A Vegan World, for a few months now because I’ve just been too busy at work and home. So when Graziana of Erbe in Cucina offered to host it in April, and even suggested a cuisine– French— I jumped at the chance to revive…

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Pasta With Cauliflower And Chickpeas

-+*ShareHere’s a pasta dish so simple yet so elegant and so nutritious, you’ll want to make it every night. ‘ The beauty of this dish is that it requires just a handful of ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. If not, it’s surely worth a run to the grocery store to pick them…

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IAVW: Chinese. The Roundup.

-+*If you thought that you’d been there and eaten that when it came to Chinese food, this roundup of It’s A Vegan World: Chinese is going to make you think again. Here’s an array of dishes so fabulous, so creative and so diverse, I challenge any one of you aficionados of Chinese food (and who…

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It’s A Vegan World: Chinese

-+*Pack your bags, or rather your woks–we’re taking off this month for the land of ancient wisdom, impenetrable mystique and delicious takeout. Yes, it’s Chinese month here on It’s A Vegan World and I’m looking forward to bringing you along for the journey. I’m really excited about this one not just because I, like almost…

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