Batali Meets Gardein

BATALI MEETS GARDEIN Mario Batali's Bronze Extruded Tortiglioni tossed with a Pasta Rub of Pumpkin Seed Snow, smoked paprika and garlic. Tossed with a saute of Gardein Chick'n with peppers and red onion in a smokey tomato marinara and peas with a splash of orange! And it's all cooked up in Guy Fieri's non-stick cast... Continue Reading →

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Red Turkey Pasta Mold Masterpiece

RED TURKEY PASTA MOLD MASTERPIECE This is my celebratory Pasta Masterpiece gift to the world. Masterpiece need not be difficult. I made it easy - just for you, because you like easy. Merry Christmas and happy day to the world ~ from  Sharon Lee Mary Davies-Tight, The Animal-Free Chef Serves 10 Make the sauce first:... Continue Reading →

BAKED VEG CHEESE AND VEAL CANNELLONI

BAKED VEG CHEESE AND VEAL CANNELLONI We use the other white plant meat for this fine American-Italian casserole. Veg veal! I think I've had veal once or twice aside from a luncheon sandwich meat called veal loaf back in the long ago days. I recall it not having much flavor - not the loaf that... Continue Reading →

SHARON’S MANICOTTI

SHARON'S MANICOTTI This has been a long time in the planning and waiting stages - mainly to get the filling right absent any animal products. It's a success I waited three decades to achieve. Makes 11 stuffed pasta and 5-1/4 cups sauce Preheat oven to 350 degree for 15 minutes before baking manicotti Filling: 12.3... Continue Reading →

ROASTED GARLIC SPINACH PESTO

ROASTED GARLIC SPINACH PESTO This is the best of alfredo and pesto. Lots of flavor, and creamy texture throughout. Tastes good at room temperature. You're going to love this one! Pesto makes  4 cups; pasta dish serves 8-10 2 c. walnut halves 1/2 c. roasted garlic cloves (I used Christopher Ranch brand) 1 t. sea... Continue Reading →

PORTOBELLA SHITAKE PASTA

PORTOBELLA SHITAKE PASTA I use mushrooms in a lot of different dishes. In this dish it's all about the mushrooms. It needs nothing more than salt, pepper, garlic and wine. Over pasta? Yes. Big mushroom flavor is the result! Serves 2-4 6 oz. Portobella mushrooms caps, cleaned under water, sliced 1/4 inch thick, then cut... Continue Reading →

SMOKY LAZY PIEROGI

SMOKY LAZY PIEROGI Lazy, crazy good! Not your tradtional lazy pierogi - sauteed onion, pepper and mushroom plus spinach, in addition to the traditional sauerkraut, take this lazy dish over the top! Then tick it up one more time with McCormick's Bac'n Pieces and I'm no longer in hog heaven - I'm in animal-free culinary... Continue Reading →

ITALIAN MAC & CHEESE

ITALIAN MAC & CHEESE Tortiglioni pasta cooked with garlic and black pepper, then layered with a garlic, ginger, mushroom and sweet onion tomato sauce and a blend of three veg cheeses. Baked till steaming hot! Taste the pleasure! Serves 12 and makes 9 cups sauce Preheat oven to 400 degrees 1 lb. tortiglioni dried pasta... Continue Reading →

MIYOKO RATATOUILLE FOR SUB OR PASTA

MIYOKO RATATOUILLE FOR SUB OR PASTA Sauteed eggplant, green pepper, zucchini and sweet onion in extra virgin olive oil with tomatoes, herbs and spice. Combined with a red wine tomato sauce made with Miyoko's Sundried Tomato Garlic Cultured Nut Cheese! Serve in a broiled sub roll drizzled with extra virgin oil, or over your favorite... Continue Reading →

MUSHROOM SEITAN SAUTE

MUSHROOM SEITAN SAUTE Crimini mushrooms, sweet onion and celery sauteed with Chicken Style WESTSOY Seitan in a red wine, garlic and smoky paprika sauce. Tossed with Japanese Buckwheat Noodles With Yam. Garnished with lots of fresh cilantro! Makes 5 cups saute, serves 6 with noodles 3 T. margarine(I used Smart Balance vegan) 1 lb.  fresh... Continue Reading →

TOMATO SAFFRON SAUCE OVER PIEROGI

TOMATO SAFFRON SAUCE OVER PIEROGI with green chilies, coconut milk, cilantro, garlic and coriander. Ladled over cooked potato and onion pierogi! Topped with fresh cilantro garnish and a wedge of fresh lemon! Makes approx. 6 cups sauce Sauce: 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes (I used RED GOLD brand) 4.25 oz. can CHI-CHI's Diced Green Chilies... Continue Reading →

GREEK OLIVE AND MUSHROOM TOMATO SAUCE

GREEK OLIVE AND MUSHROOM TOMATO SAUCE Kalamata olives, sauteed mushrooms, roasted peppers and capers in a white wine, garlic and fennel stewed tomato sauce. Served over linguine fini (thin linguini). Exciting! Makes 9 cups sauce 2 T. extra virgin olive oil 1 T. margarine 12 oz. white button mushrooms, sliced 1 t. salt freshly ground black... Continue Reading →

FRENCH RIVIERA PIEROGI

FRENCH RIVIERA PIEROGI Named for the superior sauce and the superior pierogi! Big flavor, melt in your mouth elegance! Serves 2-4  (12 pierogies with sauce) 12 froz. potato and onion pierogies by Supreme Pierogi - JJ Wilk Cook pierogies in salted, boiling water till tender. Drain in colander. As pierogies cook, make sauce: In large... Continue Reading →

FRESH BASIL & HUMMUS FETTUCCINE

FRESH BASIL & HUMMUS FETTUCCINE A creamy alfredo-type sauce made from fresh basil, classic hummus and garlic. Spooned over fettuccine pasta. Topped with chopped Kalamata olive and fresh tomato! Delicious! Makes 2 cups sauce for 4 servings pasta 8 peeled garlic cloves 2 T. pumpkin seed oil 2 T. peanut oil (or other nut oil)... Continue Reading →

ZUCCHINI LASAGNA

 ZUCCHINI LASAGNA No need for noodles in this lasagna! Lots of zucchini though. Pan-fried planks substitute for the noodles, and as if that weren't enough -  4 cups grated zucchini go into the sauce. Gentle Italian flavors permeate the custard-like texture of the Tofutti cheese in this once in a life-time experience of walk on... Continue Reading →

BABY MUSHROOM LINGUINI BOLOGNAISE

BABY MUSHROOM LINGUINI BOLOGNAISE Baby Portobello mushrooms and baby shitake mushrooms in a tomato sauce seasoned with fennel, basil and garlic. Served over linguini pasta with a side of  broiled French baguette with extra virgin olive oil and garlic! Serves 6 with enough sauce leftover for another small meal 3 T. margarine 6 oz. baby... Continue Reading →

RED AND WHITE LASAGNA

RED AND WHITE LASAGNA Lasagna noodles layered with a Tofutti ricotta and cream cheese filling, sweet roasted peppers, and a garlic, tarragon and fennel tomato pepper sauce. The best of white and red in one casserole! Has a sharp cheese flavor the whole world will love! Serves 8-12 Preheat oven to 375 degrees Filling: You... Continue Reading →

VEGGIE MAC AND CHEESE FLORENTINE

VEGGIE MAC AND CHEESE FLORENTINE Tofutti ricotta, cream cheese, sour cream and mozzarella singles combined with herbs and spices, fresh spinach and veggie elbow macaroni. Topped with fresh breadcrumbs flavored with olive oil and garlic, garnished with roasted pepper and baked till piping hot and crisped! Serves 8 Preheat oven to 375 degrees 16 oz.... Continue Reading →

POTATO PIEROGI BENEDICT

 POTATO PIEROGI BENEDICT The potato pierogi acts like the egg in this special version of 'eggs' Benedict. English muffin layered with roasted pepper, creamy fresh steamed spinach, potato pierogi and lemon tarragon Egg-Free Hollandaise sauce!  Serves 4 Egg-Free Hollandaise Sauce: Makes a little more than 1 cup 1/2 c. soy cream cheese (I used Tofutti... Continue Reading →

GRAIN SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS WITH BOW TIE PASTA

GRAIN SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS WITH BOW TIE PASTA Sauteed peppers and onion with pan-fried Field Roast Italian Grain Sausage. Simmered in a stewed tomato, garlic and basil sauce. Tossed with bow tie pasta! Serves 8-10 Sauce: 4 T. extra virgin olive oil 1 jumbo or 2 sm. green pepper(s), cut into 1/2 inch squares 3... Continue Reading →

HOMEMADE SAUERKRAUT PIEROGIS

HOME MADE SAUERKRAUT PIEROGIS Sauteed sauerkraut, sweet onion and garlic stuffed into pockets of hand-rolled dough. Boiled till tender, then pan-fried till golden and puffed. Delicate! One of my favorite all-time foods! Makes 24 1 c. flour (Pillsbury's Best All-Purpose Flour works best for homemade pierogi dough) 1/2 t. salt 1/3 c. cold water 1/2... Continue Reading →

ROASTED PEPPER SAUCE OVER ANGEL HAIR PASTA

ROASTED PEPPER SAUCE OVER ANGEL HAIR PASTA Sweet red roasted peppers blended till smooth. Combined with non-dairy creamer and a little nutritional yeast for a subtle cheese flavor. Ladled over angel hair pasta and topped with chopped Kalamata olive! Surprise! Makes 2-3/4 cups sauce 2 c. sweet red roasted peppers, plus 1/2 c. liquid from... Continue Reading →

MEXICAN ITALIAN HAT DANCE

MEXICAN-ITALIAN HAT DANCE Caramelized onion, green pepper and mushroom combined sweet red roasted peppers and a salsa-marinara seasoned with garlic, basil and coriander! Tossed with orecchiette (hat) pasta and fresh cilantro. Get ready to party! 6 servings for main dish, 12 servings on a buffet 4 T. margarine 2 T. extra virgin olive oil 1... Continue Reading →

GREEK OLIVE PESTO PENNE

GREEK OLIVE PESTO PENNE A Kalamata olive and walnut pesto with fresh basil, garlic, coriander, allspice and apple cider. Tossed with whole grain penne pasta, sauteed mushrooms and kale. Topped with marinated tomatoes. Rich in flavors and texture! I can't stop eating it! Even tastes good at room temperature or cold the next day! Serves... Continue Reading →

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