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Vegan Alfredo on rotini green pasta wit red peppers and garlic shake on a white plate

Vegan Garlic Alfredo Sauce

This low-ingredient Vegan Garlic Alfredo Sauce is creamy, rich, and game-changing. The best part is that you don’t get that weighed-down feeling you might remember from a traditional dairy-based Alfredo. I can’t help myself. Every time I think about Alfredo, I think about The Olive Garden. Then I think about The Olive Garden commercial sketch from Mad TV […]

Portobello mushrooms with pesto and roasted red peppers

Easy Oven-Roasted Marinated Savory Portobello Mushrooms

These Easy Oven-Roasted Marinated Savory Portobello Mushrooms marinate while the oven is heating. They are sure to wow people who are into earthy, meaty and hearty mushrooms. I wanted to call them Magic Mushrooms, but that’s more of a 1967 Haight-Ashbury kind of thing. Are You Fungi Friendly? My two-person […]

Zesty Avocado Pistachio Pesto

Zesty Avocado Pistachio Pesto

Zesty Avocado Pistachio Pesto is not the first recipe I’ve used pistachios and avocado in. Friends, it won’t be my last. I’ve also got a recipe for Herbed Avocado Aioli because pistachios and avocados do great things together. Have It Your Way This recipe is a good base or guide […]

Mom's Spaghetti Sauce Red Gravy Vegan

Mom’s Spaghetti Sauce (Red Gravy)

Every time I make Mom’s Spaghetti Sauce a.k.a. Red Gravy, I’m reminded of two things simultaneously. Those two things don’t actually have anything to do with each other. My mom making this sauce, smelling the house up good, which inspired this vegan-ized version. The Godfather Trilogy. Part II is my […]

Red romesco sauce in a white saucer

Quick Spanish Romesco Sauce

While working at a family-owned Spanish Tapas Restaurant, I was introduced to Patas Bravas with Romesco Sauce. The husband-and-wife owners met studying culinary arts in San Sebastian. The food was magical and the staff was great. There were a lot of jokes made by the clientele about Tapas Bar sounding […]

kebabs with romesco on white plates

Marinated Oven Roasted Kebabs

These Marinated Oven Roasted Kebabs are a great item to make ahead and have ready to pop in the oven when you get home from work. Do you love kebabs made with flavorful marinated mushrooms, peppers, onions and tofu? Me too. These are made in the oven. I use sil-mats for […]