Vegan Meatballs With Rice and Peas Smothered in Tomato Sauce

May 20, 2016

Growing up Italian, I always loved meatballs. As a matter of fact, my childhood nickname was meatball because that was all I would eat. Now all I eat are vegan meatballs. I still haven’t found an egg replacer that mimics eggs well enough to really hold a meatball together, but this comes pretty close. I…

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Creamy Broccoli Casserole with Mushrooms & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

February 5, 2016

Creamy Broccoli Casserole with Mushrooms, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Italian Bread & Vegan Eggs I am calling this week’s recipe a broccoli casserole, but it’s actually a vegan version of a strata. A strata is similar to a quiche or frittata made from a mixture which mainly consists of bread and eggs. I was worried this broccoli casserole…

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Zoodles with Vegan Bacon, Cherry Tomatoes & Kale

January 31, 2016

Zoodles with Vegan Bacon, Cherry Tomatoes & Kale It’s a rainy, stormy day in LA, but I’m keeping warm with this big bowl of zoodles tossed with vegan bacon, tomatoes and kale. I must say this recipe took me by surprise. Maybe it was the addition of the vegan bacon, but I craved it all…

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28-Day Plant-Based Diet for Earth Day

April 21, 2015

Tomorrow is Earth Day, and I am very excited about the upcoming Earth Day Challenge that I am doing in conjunction with DietBet. Basically, people are challenging each other to eat a 28-day plant-based diet to demonstrate their love for the planet and for themselves. What’s the downside? You gain energy, experience weight loss and begin a…

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One-Pot Tomato Basil Spinach Pasta

March 21, 2015

“It is never too late to take an inventory of your life and change the things that no longer serve you” Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh recommends: “Sit down and take an inventory of your life. If there are things you have been hanging…

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Vegan Manicotti with Spinach Ricotta

February 8, 2015

  Vegan Manicotti with Spinach Ricotta Sometimes it can be a little challenging to be both crowd pleasing and plant-based especially when you are serving Italian baked manicotti. People are definitely looking for some cheese, but I must say I had no complaints and no left-overs when I served this vegan baked manicotti with spinach…

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Kabocha Risotto with Sautéed Chard

February 3, 2015

Kabocha Risotto with Sautéed Chard & Spiced Pepitas About one year into writing my blog, I networked with a plant-based food blogger in my hometown of Boston called Vegan Miam.  Vegan Miam was one of my favorite plant-based food blogs so when I went home to Boston, I invited Rika, the girl behind Vegan Miam,…

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Rustic Italian Pasta with Heirloom Tomatoes, Raisins & Toasted Walnuts

September 15, 2014

Rustic Italian Pasta with Heirloom Tomatoes, Raisins & Toasted Walnuts If you cherish pasta like I do, I think you will love this plant-based, high protein rustic Italian pasta with heirloom tomatoes, walnuts, capers and olives. A mouthful but a delectable mouthful. I especially loved the addition of the raisins because they added a sweetness…

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Vegan Ricotta Gnocchi with Asparagus, Mushrooms & Peas

April 24, 2014

Vegan Ricotta Gnocchi with Asparagus, Mushrooms & Peas Next month I have a three-year vegan anniversary coming up. What an exciting journey it has been. When I started out, I had no idea what the impact of going vegan would have on my life, and the life of many others. Our Facebook community is now 77,000…

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Vegan Artichokes alla Romana

August 14, 2013

Vegan Artichokes alla Romana The gluten-free craze is sweeping America. As we all know, Americans love their fad diets, and now many consumers have latched on to gluten-free living. A new survey from market research firm ,NPD Group, found that 29% of Americans are trying to avoid gluten, and large food manufacturers like Kellogg’s and…

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