Fennel Mania: Fennel-Crusted Potatoes And Orecchiette With Fennel Pesto

Fennel is one of those herbs that has always been used in my kitchen on a fairly regular basis. I toss the seeds into spice mixes or masalas where it helps build gorgeous flavor for curries, although it also loses its individual flair. But I was a stranger to the delicious fennel bulb with its … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]