Italian

Vegan and plant-based Italian recipes

Easy Mini Calzone Pizza Dippers

Easy Mini Calzone Pizza Dippers

These Easy Mini Calzone Pizza Dippers are kid friendly and easy to make.  You can make them up to a couple of days before, keep in the fridge and pull out for an after school snack, or throw in a lunch box.  Eat the pizza dippers now, or save to […]

 
Italian Roasted Chickpeas in the Dish

Italian Roasted Chickpeas (Oil- Free)

Roasted Chickpeas are a nutty little snack that is actually good for you! This Italian Roasted Chickpeas recipe is a spin-off from my super versatile Italian Marinated Chickpeas recipe. You can use those tasty little marinated tidbits in salads, on pizza, or as a filler  ingredient in other recipes such […]

 
Italian Zucchini Boats

Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats

By the end of summer, my garden-loving friends are usually begging me to take “just a few” zucchini off their hands.  In fact, August 8th is National Zucchini Day, probably in an effort to get cooks thinking about ways to use the overwhelming amount of zucchini that comes with the […]

 
Italian Marinated Chickpeas

Italian Marinated Chickpeas

These versatile little Italian Marinated Chickpeas can be eaten as a snack, used as a salad accoutrement , thrown on top of a pizza, or mashed up as a filler in my Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats.  They are vegan, plant-based, and oil free.  Plus they really are tasty! Start with […]

 
Ricotta Shells on Plate

Stuffed Shells with (Vegan) Ricotta Cheese

When I first started eating plant-based, I thought I was going to have to say good-bye to some of my favorites… like “cheesy” pastas.  This couldn’t be further from the truth! Tofu, eggplant, and nutritional yeast make for a  convincing creamy ricotta “cheese”.  These Stuffed Shells with (Vegan) Ricotta Cheese […]

 
Pasta Sauce on Spaghetti

Pasta Sauce – Homemade (Plant-Based)

This home-made pasta sauce is not challenging to throw together.  It is plant-based, oil free, and vegan. Because I use canned tomatoes and (mostly) dried herbs, it’s a snap to assemble the ingredients, simmer for a bit and just like that, you have  homemade pasta sauce you can be proud […]

 
Italian Potatoes Served

Italian Potatoes (Vegan)

These Italian Potatoes definitely belong in the quick and easy category.  They were a natural extension of my Little Potato Meal Hack but I decided to make them a little fancier.  They are plant-based, oil free, gluten-free, and of course vegan. My original meal hack with The Little Potato Company […]

 
Vegan Parmesan Cheese Shaken on Pizza

Parmesan Cheese with Cashews (Vegan)

The one thing a lot of non-vegans say holds them back is the cheese.  Some things you just eventually realize you don’t need – you “get over” it.  Other food items you don’t want to get over.  A particular food might  hold an important memory, taste or texture that you […]