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Vegan Mushroom Tetrazzini

Vegan Mushroom Tetrazzini

One of my favorite combinations is creamy and salty. Since becoming vegan I have found very few places this combination exists. The savory mushrooms are baked into a wonderfully creamy pasta dish creating salty and smoky areas nestled into the dish. The majority of tetrazzinis […]

Hearty Lentil Minestrone Soup

Hearty Lentil Minestrone Soup

As the winter in these parts seems to never end, this soup seems to be the only thing to take the chill off. This filling soup will stay with you during a long day of shoveling.  Overflowing with fresh vegetables and protein packed with both […]

Eggplant and Butternut Squash Marsala

Eggplant and Butternut Squash Marsala

Have you ever had a craving for a savory but bright flavorful meal? Well, here is your answer. This marsala recipe is rich and savory but will not have you constantly reaching for water. The bright flavors of the fresh thyme, roasted eggplant and butternut […]

Sweet Potato Noodle Puttanesca

Sweet Potato Noodle Puttanesca

We love pasta.  Actually we REALLY love pasta.  But sometimes, we want to have a meal with all the spectacular flavors of pasta without all the carbs.  These sweet potato noodles do the trick. Plus, they add a slightly sweet flavor which is always welcome […]

Garlic and Chanterelle Mushroom Pappardelle

Garlic and Chanterelle Mushroom Pappardelle

One of the things that make the late summer months so great is the abundance of mushrooms. I normally would shy away from fresh mushrooms at farmers markets or store, thinking they were too delicate and hard to make. I have since learned that they […]

Italian Caponata Sandwich

Italian Caponata Sandwich

We first came across these amazing Italian sandwiches at a fabulous bakery called Paneantico.  It is only about a ½ mile from our apartment in Bay Ridge Brooklyn and before we were on a tight budget, we would stop by here from time to time […]

Grilled Portobello Caprese Salads

Grilled Portobello Caprese Salads

Since starting this blog we have gotten a few suggestions from friends and relatives of possible recipes we should try. This is one of them (thanks Terri!). We did change it up a little though. The spicy pesto we had on hand and the tangy […]

Balsamic Reduction

Balsamic Reduction

It isn’t every day that you come across a recipe that only has one ingredient. Well, today is your day. Balsamic reduction is an amazing thing. The concentrated taste of the vinegar brings a sweet tang to any dish.  Just a dab will do! This […]

Caponata with a Kick

Caponata with a Kick

To be very honest I had never heard of this dish until I moved to Brooklyn. Although caponata has the ability to stand on its own with its complex flavors, it also mixes well in a variety of other dishes. I recommend putting it on […]

Vegetarian “Meatball” Sub

Vegetarian “Meatball” Sub

These “meatballs” pack a punch both in terms of taste and defeating hunger. The garlic and fresh basil burst with flavor in your mouth with every bite. They can be either baked or fried.  We have done both, and love them either way.  Whichever way […]