Category: Italian Cuisine

When you’re craving tomatoes and pasta, or just pizza, try these delightful vegan Italian cuisine recipes for everyday use.

Game Day, Gluten Free Option, Italian Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, One Pot Dishes, Pasta & Noodles, Salads, Summer Holidays, Vegetables

Fresh Crunchy Pasta Salad

For a quick and satisfying meal, try this crunchy fresh pasta salad. The pasta is filling and celery, bell pepper, and onions add a ton of crunch. Mustard, vinegar, lemon juice and dill add delicious, tangy flavor. Try a different type of pasta! Beet, spinach, and chickpea pasta are great alternatives. Many of the healthier […]

slow cooker italian tomato pasta soup
Italian Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, Oil Free Recipes, Pasta & Noodles, Slow Cooker, Soups

Slow Cooker Italian Tomato Pasta Soup

You will love this slow cooker Italian tomato pasta soup. It’s a perfect winter comfort food! With tomatoes, garlic, pasta and Italian spices, you’ll be transported to Italy by the aromas and tastes. Serve this to the family or guests with a side of garlic bread – they’ll be in heaven. I’m enjoying slow cooker […]

sun dried tomato pesto
Appetizers, Condiments, Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, Gluten Free Option, Italian Cuisine, Pasta & Noodles, Pizzas, Savory Sauces & Dressings

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Sun dried tomato pesto is such a great addition to pasta and appetizers. The zesty zing of the tomatoes, along with the garlic and fresh basil, makes a little flavor party in your mouth. I recently used this pesto in an appetizer recipe for Sun Dried Tomato Asparagus Appetizers, along with a vegan parmesan recipe. […]

vegan parmesan
Condiments, Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, Gluten Free Option, Italian Cuisine, Kitchen Basics, Pasta & Noodles, Pizzas

Kitchen Basics: Three Variations on Vegan Parmesan

I love having cheezy vegan parmesan to sprinkle on pasta, pizza and veggies. It just adds that little bit of “oomph” to a dish. And since it’s made with nuts and nutritional yeast, it actually adds nutrients to your meal! I made vegan parmesan for the first time this week – I’m so glad I […]

cranberry arugula pasta salad
Easter, Fall & Winter Holidays, Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, Gluten Free Option, Italian Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, Pasta & Noodles, Salads, Vegetables

Cranberry Arugula Pasta Salad with Lemon & Pine Nuts

I love this cranberry arugula pasta salad! It’s fresh and light and so tasty.┬áThe flavors of the cranberries and lemon juice are sweet and tart, nicely blending with the olive oil and pine nuts. The arugula and farfalle (bow tie pasta) add a nice texture and color. The salad is so pretty! This recipe from […]

vegan naan pizza
Appetizers, Game Day, Halloween, Italian Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, Oven Dishes, Pizzas

Vegan Naan Pizza

Well, it’s October, so my vegan naan pizza has a Halloween theme! While I made my naan pizzas with spiders as toppings, you can use whatever you want on yours. But if it’s spiders you are looking for, just use large or jumbo black olives. Cut an olive lengthwise to get two bodies, and cut […]