Italian Cuisine

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

simple vegan almond biscotti
Brunch, Desserts, Italian Cuisine, Snacks, Valentine's Day

Simple Vegan Almond Biscotti

I’m just thrilled to have “remade” this simple vegan almond biscotti recipe. Years ago, I made almond biscotti and variations on a regular basis. I always marveled at how easy it was to make and swore I would make it regularly to keep on hand. Fast forward to 20 years later and I was not […]

Appetizers, Condiments, Gluten Free, Italian Cuisine, Snacks, Summer Holidays, Vegetables

Giardiniera Italian Pickled Vegetables

We’ve been buying giardiniera (jar-din-AIR-uh) Italian pickled vegetables for years. But, after making these, I will always make it at home. This recipe has a lot of variations to suit your taste or cravings. Vegetables that can be made into giardiniera include cauliflower, carrots, bell peppers (of all colors), onion and celery. Flavor adding garlic […]

triple a summer salad
Italian Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, Salad Dressings, Salads, Vegetables

Triple A Summer Salad with Ditalini

Triple A Summer Salad combines a lot of my favorite ingredients, but especially the “A”s: arugula, asparagus and artichoke hearts. The asparagus is sautéed to al dente, with a soft outer bite but still slightly crunchy insides. I add the artichoke hearts cold from the refrigerator. The arugula (along with the rest of the salad) […]

Father's Day, Gluten Free, Italian Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, Vegetables

Meaty Zucchini Mushroom Rolls

These meaty zucchini mushroom rolls are one of my new favorite recipes. A good marinara sauce and Beyond Beef filling, rolled up into zucchini strips – it’s so deliciously Italian and satisfying. I have been cooking Italian food since I was nineteen years old. Recombining nearly the same ingredients for a variety of delicious dishes […]

chickpea spinach gigle pasta
Easter, Italian Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, Pasta & Noodles, Stove Top Dishes

Chickpea Spinach Gigli Pasta with Za’atar

Chickpea spinach gigli pasta with za’atar is a flavorful, lovely dish. Gigli means “lilies” in Italian, and this pasta is very pretty, wavy and swirled like little flowers. Its shape also helps it to hold sauces or herbs. If you can find a vegetable gigli pasta, you can also get the gorgeous red and green […]

pesto tomato trottole pasta
Entrees, Italian Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, One Pot Dishes, Pasta & Noodles, Sides, Stove Top Dishes

Pesto Tomato Trottole

A simple dish, pesto tomato trottole is full of flavor, thanks to the pesto. I absolutely love basil, as I think most people do, so adding pesto truly makes a dish for me. I’m also a fan of plain pasta, just with a little salt, vegan butter, or nutritional yeast added. This recipe uses only […]