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No bake lasagna

Rustic No Bake lasagna

Lasagna is a popular dish but let’s be honest, it takes a bit of work and is not something you whip up on the spur of the moment. First, you have to cook the lasagna sheets, a few at a time and set them aside. Then prepare the tomato sauce, cream/cheese layer, shred the vegetables. […]

Meatless meatballs

Spicy Meatless Meatballs

Who doesn’t like a good meatball sub, pasta with meatballs, or spicy meatballs as an appetizer? The good news is that you don’t need beef to make amazing hearty meatballs. You don’t need eggs either to bind them together.  Most store bought vegan meatballs (like Gardein’s or Impossible Meatballs) contain wheat gluten and often soy […]

vegan scarpaccia

Vegan Scarpaccia

This week, we are going to Italy and more specifically to Tuscany! We are making zucchini Scarpaccia, a popular Italian dish from the coastal city of Viareggio with the addition of butternut squash. This dish resembles a thin tart or flat bread, with thin slices of squash, zucchini and onions. It is usually vegan although […]

Penne all' arrabbiata with olives.

Best Penne All’Arrabbiata

When you are a vegan eating out in a French restaurant you have to be quite creative with the menu, ask questions, find out if they can make simple substitutions, often order from the side dishes. You can pretty much always find spaghetti with tomato sauce (quite boring!) and if you are lucky maybe some […]

5-minute pizza

5-minute Pizza

5-minute pizza! Sounds too good to be true? Not only can it be done but the result is really good! This recipe came together one evening when we were working on a project and were craving a homemade pizza. The simplest pizza is always the best. Take the Margherita for instance, just a handful of […]

Vegan Cauliflower pizza

Vegan Cauliflower Pizza

Cauliflower went from being a not very popular, kind of boring stinky vegetable to the new cool kid on the block! You may have seen bags of cauliflower rice, frozen cauliflower chick’n wings, boxes of keto-friendly frozen cauliflower pizza crusts. One of the great thing about cauliflower pizza crusts is that they are gluten-free but […]

Pasta with lemon caper sauce

Gluten-free pasta with lemon caper sauce

When you think of pasta, tomato sauce pretty much comes first to mind, then maybe pesto. But you will be surprised to find out that lemons were originally served with pasta in Italy. That’s because tomatoes were introduced 1500 years after lemons! How about that! Why tomatoes and lemons? They are both acidic so they […]

Easy eggplant stacks

Easy Baked Eggplant Stacks

It is this time of the year when some of our smaller eggplants are almost ready to harvest.  We didn’t want to use them to make baba ganoush (one of our all-year-round favorite dips). We didn’t have quite enough to make a whole eggplant ‘parmesan dish… what to do? What if we made free-standing stacks? […]

Crispy gnocchi

Eggless Butternut Gnocchi with Garlic Herb Sauce

Making pasta from scratch can be a little daunting. you need time, space, practice, and a way to keep the fresh pasta from sticking together… but making gnocchi on the other hand is the perfect way to get your feet wet in the art of making pasta. Gnocchi are essentially potato dumplings! The traditional recipe […]

Traditional foccacia

Homemade Focaccia Bread

If you like pizza, you will love homemade focaccia bread and when you see how easy it is to make it, you will wonder why you never thought of making it before. Since we began the confinement, we have been making it almost every week. Every time changing the toppings depending on the mood and […]

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