Keyword: 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 […]

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 entrĂ©e. 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 […]