Ingredient: fresh basil

easy homemade marinara sauce
Condiments, Gluten Free, Italian Cuisine, One Pot Dishes, Pasta & Noodles, Savory Sauces & Dressings

Perfect Homemade Marinara Sauce

I’m so happy to have a go to perfect homemade marinara sauce recipe written down! I am always just throwing the ingredients together willy-nilly, until I like the flavor. This time, I wanted to have a recipe to turn to, so here it is! The recipe calls for using canned crushed tomatoes and also “chunky […]

leftover vegan meatloaf sandwiches
Father's Day, Game Day, Italian Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, Sandwiches

Leftover Vegan Meatloaf Sandwiches

Never hesitate to make vegan meatloaf again, because I have the perfect leftover solution: leftover vegan meatloaf sandwiches! In my house, there are only the two of us (hubs and I). If I cook a lot of food, we feel obligated to eat it for every dinner until it’s gone. But my Tasty Lentil Mushroom […]

zucchini stuffed baby bella mushrooms
Fall & Winter Holidays, Father's Day, Lunch & Dinner, Oil Free Recipes, Oven Dishes, Sides, Vegetables

Zucchini Stuffed Baby Bella Mushrooms

For a great Thanksgiving or winter holiday side dish, these zucchini stuffed baby bella mushrooms are a good choice. Even if you only have a few people for dinner, these work as a side that everyone will enjoy. If your holidays lean Italian, then these really fit the bill! These particular stuffed mushrooms, however, won’t […]

Brunch, Fall & Winter Holidays, Father's Day, Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, French Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, One Pot Dishes, Oven Dishes, Vegetables

Roasted Potatoes Forestière

If you like basil, you will love roasted potatoes forestière. I love basil, so this recipe has always been one of my favorites. With only four main ingredients, it’s easy to make. But the rich flavors of the garlic and basil give deeper “umami” to the potatoes and mushrooms. And your house will smell so […]

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 […]

artichoke basil toasts
Appetizers, Dips and Salsas, Easter, Mother's Day, Sandwiches, Vegetables

Artichoke Basil Toasts & Dip

I love this versatile artichoke basil toasts recipe! You can use it as a tasty dip with chips, as open-faced sandwiches for lunch or dinner, or for sandwich triangles at a tea or brunch. And it’s delicious every time. When using as a meal, I serve this as an open-faced sandwich on two slices of […]