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...]

Pappardelle Pasta with Green Peppers and Asparagus Frittata

Pappardelle can lift an ordinary pasta meal right up into the extraordinary.These flat, broad ribbons are a wonderful base for holding on to chunky sauces, which, I thought, would make it a perfect fit for this dish. If you cannot find papardelle, use tagliatelle, which are also flat but less wide, … [Read more...]

Whole-Wheat Gnocchi with Sundried Tomato Pesto

Homemade Gnocchi with Sundried Tomato Sauce

We all love pasta, don't we? It's one of the easiest meals to fix on a hurried weeknight. Boil a box of pasta, whip up a quick tomato sauce, fix a salad, and you have a meal that's not only quite healthy but delicious and sure to please. But fresh pasta is an even more sublime experience. The … [Read more...]