Keyword: fresh basil

Game Day, Gluten Free, Lunch & Dinner, Salads, Sides, Vegetables

White Bean Zucchini Salad

This tasty, tangy white bean zucchini salad is refreshing in the fall and winter, or can be the star of your summer picnics and cookouts. It’s made with white beans, zucchini, roasted bell peppers and fresh basil. I’ve tossed this salad with black olives, lemon juice, olive oil and vegan parmesan to add the flavors […]

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 […]

spicy cauliflower basil rigatoni
Entrees, Fall & Winter Holidays, Italian Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, Pasta & Noodles, Vegetables

Spicy Cauliflower Basil Rigatoni

Pasta and vegetables are always so great together and that’s never been more true than with this spicy cauliflower basil rigatoni. This dish is especially tasty, and hearty, too! Made with rigatoni, a pasta shaped like ziti (pasta tubes) but enlarged, this is a satisfying, filling entrée. Because of it’s larger size, rigatoni takes a […]

vegan cream cheese basil bomb spread
Appetizers, Dips and Salsas, Fall & Winter Holidays, Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, Game Day, Gluten Free

Vegan Cream Cheese Basil Bomb Spread

This ultra delicious recipe for a vegan cream cheese basil bomb spread is a redo of an old family favorite. I started making it in the 1990s and my daughter remembers it fondly from her high school years. At the time, we were having dinner parties and cocktail parties fairly frequently. This dip was a […]

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 […]