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 used cashews, … [Read more...]

Vegan Italian: The Roundup

Whew! You know how they say that when it rains, it pours. Well, like all cliches, this one's absolutely true.This past week I was blindsided by a crush of time-consuming surprises, as a result of which I was forced to put off posting all those wonderful recipes all of you sent in for It's A Vegan … [Read more...]

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

This roasted vegetable lasagna is so full of flavors and healthy ingredients, it takes the guilt out of eating this usually calorie-packed Italian favorite.I used almost every veggie I had in the refrigerator for this lasagna, and I would have used more if I had them, believe me. There's spinach and … [Read more...]

Angel-Hair Pasta with Green Beans and Mushrooms

Angel-Hair Pasta with Green Beans and Mushrooms, Vegan

Desi's accused me of cooking a lot of pasta recently because I'm hosting the It's A Vegan World: Italian event.Between you and me, there is maybe-- just maybe-- some truth to that. But then again, why not eat all the pasta you can? Apparently Sophia Loren eats it every day, and just look at her! I … [Read more...]

Rustic Tuscan Bread

Tuscan Bread

This classic bread from Tuscany, which requires three rises, including one rather long rise, is a labor of love. But as with all things you love, it is well worth the labor. One distinctive feature of this bread is that it is saltless, which makes it ideal for dunking into flavorful sauces like, … [Read more...]