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MAINS MY ITALIAN RICE

PINE NUT PESTO RISOTTO

PINE NUT PESTO RISOTTO Pine nuts blended with fresh basil, garlic, coconut milk, extra virgin olive and a little Grade A maple syrup. Combined with long grain golden rice, steamed zucchini sticks and fresh ripe tomatoes. Elegant! Makes 11 cups

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MY ITALIAN SAUCES AND GRAVIES

MARSALA WINE SAUCE

MARSALA WINE SAUCE Fresh baby bella (portobella) mushrooms, sweet onion and green pepper sauteed till caramelized, then cooked in a veggie broth with Marsala wine, fresh garlic and rosemary! A versatile sauce to serve over mashed or baked potatoes, rice, noodles, pan-fried tofu, pan-fried animal-free burger or chicken patty, or toast! Serves 6-8

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OVEN-ROASTED PEPPERS AND EGGPLANT RICE SALAD

OVEN-ROASTED PEPPERS AND EGGPLANT RICE SALAD Savory rice combined with oven-roasted red and green peppers, eggplant and zucchini along with fresh cooked spinach. Mixed with a creamy Balsamic, fresh basil and garlic dressing! Makes 14 cups

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MY ITALIAN SALADS VEGGIES

SOY PEPPERONI ANTIPASTO SALAD

SOY PEPPERONI ANTIPASTO SALAD Soy pepperoni, tomato, cucumber, marinated artichokes, pickled banana peppers and Kalamata olives marinated in a creamy sweet vinaigrette with fresh herbs, smoked almonds and garlic. Special! Makes 5 cups

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TOMATO ANTIPASTO BREAD SALAD

TOMATO ANTIPASTO BREAD SALAD Ripe, juicy tomatoes combine with Eggplant Appetizer (caponata), sweet red roasted peppers, fried green peppers, Nicoise olives, pine nuts and sliced onion. Mixed with toasted English muffin cubes, then soaked in a pine nut, garlic and rosemary vinaigrette.  Wonderful! Makes 12 cups

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MEATLESS PEPPERONI GRINDERS

MEATLESS PEPPERONI GRINDERS Fried onions and peppers, sweet red roasted peppers and fried meatless pepperoni served on a grinder roll spread with marinara sauce and coconut oil spread. Light and satisfying! Makes 2 grinders (subs)

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BAKED GNOCCHI AND POTATO CASSEROLE

BAKED GNOCCHI AND MASHED POTATO CASSEROLE Fresh potato gnocchi wrapped in mashed potatoes with extra virgin olive oil, petite peas, Kalamata olives, sweet red roasted peppers and fresh garlic. A must try! Serves 9-12

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ARTICHOKE ANTIPASTO HORS D’OUEVRE

ARTICHOKE ANTIPASTO HORS D’OEUVRE Eggplant appetizer (caponata) mixed with marinated artichoke hearts and sweet red roasted peppers. Served with slices of fresh French baguette! Makes 1-1/2 cups

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ANTIPASTO RELISH FOR CRACKERS

ANTIPASTO RELISH FOR CRACKERS Sweet pickled peppers, corn, Kalamata olives and sliced scallion mixed with a garlic and red cayenne pepper vinaigrette. Serve with Ritz crackers. Hot, sweet and spicy! At every cookbook signing I ever went to this was one of the hors d’oeuvres I served and everybody loved it! It’s simple, easy to […]

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MAINS MY ITALIAN RICE

STEWED TOMATO RISOTTO MOLDS

STEWED TOMATO RISOTTO MOLDS Sweet onion cooked till very soft, combined with stewed tomatoes and Kalamata olive to make this simple risotto memorable! Makes 8 cups

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MAINS MY ITALIAN RICE

SWEET PEA AND TOMATO RISOTTO MOLDS

SWEET PEA AND TOMATO RISOTTO MOLDS Marinated sun-dried tomato rice molds, surrounded with a sweet pea tomato sauce with tomato meats, garlic, basil and extra virgin olive oil! Serves 4

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CASSEROLES MAINS MY ITALIAN STUFFING

ZUCCHINI BREAD STUFFING

ZUCCHINI BREAD STUFFING A sage and oregano seasoned bread stuffing with freshly shredded zucchini, onion and celery sauteed in extra virgin olive oil! Serves 6-8

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MAINS MY ITALIAN STUFFING

SWEET RED PEPPER AND FENNEL STUFFING II

SWEET RED PEPPER AND FENNEL STUFFING II Sauteed sweet red peppers, onion and celery in extra virgin olive oil, combined with dried stuffing mix with poultry seasoning and fennel seed! Serves 8

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CASSEROLES MAINS MY ITALIAN STUFFING

SWEET RED PEPPER AND FENNEL STUFFING I

SWEET RED PEPPER AND FENNEL STUFFING I A sweet red pepper and onion French bread stuffing with fennel and thyme, moistened with juice of fresh orange! Serves 6

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APPETIZERS BITES HAPPY NEW YEAR MAINS MY ITALIAN STUFFING

WALNUT BAKED STUFFED MUSHROOMS

WALNUT BAKED STUFFED MUSHROOMS Italian-style. Potent, rich and satisfying. Great as an appetizer, hot or cold, or as a main dish with marinara sauce and salad! Makes 19 stuffed mushrooms plus 6 small meatballs

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SHARON’S BAKED ZITI

SHARON’S BAKED ZITI Layers of mushroom and roasted pepper garlic and fennel tomato sauce, cooked ziti pasta and Tofutti soy ricotta and cream cheese combined with cashew crumbles and flavored with herbs and white truffle oil, all topped with Italian Panko crumbs flavored, again, with white truffle oil. Baked till steamy hot! Superb, rich, light! […]

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MAINS MY ITALIAN RICE SAFFRON

CREAMY TOMATO SAFFRON RISOTTO

CREAMY TOMATO SAFFRON RISOTTO Herb and spice tomato saffron risotto mixed with orzo, walnut and white truffle oil. Topped with a creamy sauté of sweet red roasted peppers, onion, tomato, Kalamata olive and more white truffle oil. Drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with cracked pepper. Walk On Water rich and elegant! Makes […]

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SHARON’S MEATLESS MEATBALLS

SHARON’S MEATLESS MEATBALLS This is one sturdy meatball, for all your meatball needs! Makes 38, 1 inch meatballs

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EGGPLANT AND PEPPER ANTIPASTO APPETIZER

EGGPLANT AND PEPPER ANTIPASTO APPETIZER Sweet onion and green peppers sauteed with fresh eggplant, then  simmered with garlic, basil, thyme and diced tomatoes with a dash of red wine vinegar, and a  shadow of sweet and heat. Served with hot pita bread triangles brushed with extra virgin olive oil. An impressive hot appetizer! Makes 9 […]

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CREAMY BASIL PESTO

CREAMY BASIL PESTO Made from fresh garlic, onion, basil and tofu with extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon. Combined with a cooked Kalamata olive, mushroom and roasted pepper antipasto with grape tomatoes. Flavored with whiskey. Tossed with bite-sized rigatoni pasta and topped with smoked almond crumbles and additional grape tomatoes. Extra special! Makes 6-8 […]

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ITALIAN GRAVY

ITALIAN GRAVY Fried peppers and onion simmered in a garlic, fennel and rosemary tomato cream gravy with fresh turnips and steamed broccoli buds. Garnished with fresh basil and lemon zest. The tomato sauce is made into gravy by the addition of puree of sweet pea! Makes 7-1/2 cups

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FRENCH BREAD AND ITALIAN RED SAUCE – GOAT

FRENCH BREAD AND ITALIAN RED SAUCE – GOAT If lasagna could be a dessert and bread could be lasagna this would be both. Creamy Tomato Orange Sauce served over country-style French baguette! Makes 10 cups sauce

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HOMEMADE CAPONATA

HOMEMADE CAPONATA Sauteed eggplant, peppers and onion with capers, olives and fresh tomato. Seasoned with garlic, celery seed, a touch of sweet and a touch of heat. Use for bruschetta! Makes 2 cups

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BEANS MAINS MY ITALIAN

MANCINI BEANS

MANCINI BEANS A great bean recipe using all cans–no peeling, slicing or dicing. Vegetarian Baked Beans, black beans, whole kernel corn, tomatoes and Mancini Fried Peppers with Onion. Seasoned with garlic, basil and mint! Makes 9 cups

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SHARON’S MEATLESS MEATBALLS AND LINGUINI

SHARON’S MEATLESS MEATBALLS AND LINGUINI This is one sturdy meatball, for all your meatball needs. Served with a smooth herb and spice, white wine tomato sauce over steaming hot linguini! Makes 38, 1 inch meatballs. Sauce and linguini serves 6 people

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MY ITALIAN MY SUBS MY WAY SANDWICHES SUBS-GRINDERS

VEGGIE SAUSAGE AND PEPPER GRINDERS

VEGGIE SAUSAGE AND PEPPER GRINDERS Sauteed peppers and onion with sliced Field Roast Italian Sausage simmered in a garlic, basil and Italian fennel tomato sauce. Served in Italian grinder (sub) rolls. Sweet and hot! Makes 8 cups

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BREAKFAST MY ITALIAN

PAN-FRIED GNOCCHI

PAN-FRIED GNOCCHI with caramelized mushroom and onion. Served with a red mustard steak sauce. Brunch or breakfast dish! Serves 4-6

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GREEN MY ITALIAN SALADS

PERFECT CAESAR SALAD

PERFECT CAESAR SALAD Familiar and new. Old school, new school. The best of Caesar! Makes 2 extra large servings

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STEVE’S PERFECT MARINARA SAUCE

STEVE’S PERFECT MARINARA SAUCE It’s simple, easy and comes out perfect every time! Serves 4

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CREAMY DRESSINGS MY ITALIAN SALAD DRESSINGS

CREAMY PINK FENNEL DRESSING

CREAMY PINK FENNEL DRESSING A thick, creamy elegance of sweet tomato, garlic and fennel. This dressing works well over all types of greens! Makes 1-3/4 cups

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CREAMY ITALIAN DRESSING

CREAMY ITALIAN DRESSING This is an all purpose house dressing! Serve over any salad. If it sets for a while, it will separate. To keep creamy, re-blend just before serving! Makes 3/4 cup

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CREAMY MARSALA AND SWEET ONION SALAD DRESSING

CREAMY MARSALA AND SWEET ONION SALAD DRESSING Dressings don’t get much better than this one! And it’s so easy. Ah-h. Makes 2 cups

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MY ITALIAN SALAD DRESSINGS VINAIGRETTE

WHITE BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

WHITE BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE with pine nuts and prunes. Use over greens, cabbage or as a dressing for bean salad. Heavenly! Sweet, tart and buttery! Makes 1-1/3 cups

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MY BROCCOLI MY ITALIAN SALADS VEGGIES

BROCCOLI AND MUSHROOM ANTIPASTO SALAD

BROCCOLI AND MUSHROOM ANTIPASTO Fresh broccoli buds and mushroom caps marinated in a garlic and curry red wine vinaigrette! Serves 6

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MARINATED ANTIPASTO SALAD

MARINATED ANTIPASTO SALAD Fresh mushrooms, sweet onion, artichoke hearts, tomatoes and black olives marinated for 24 hours in a fresh thyme and garlic red wine vinaigrette! Serves 6-8

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MARINATED LENTIL AND RED PEPPER SALAD

MARINATED LENTIL AND RED PEPPER SALAD Lentils, onions and sweet red peppers tossed with a curry and garlic red wine vinaigrette! Makes 4 cups

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KIDNEY AND CANNELINI BEAN SALAD

KIDNEY AND CANNELINI BEAN SALAD with red onion and green pepper in a maple syrup flavored red wine vinaigrette! Makes 4 cups

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MY BROCCOLI MY ITALIAN POTATO SALADS

POTATO AND BROCCOLI VINAIGRETTE

POTATO AND BROCCOLI VINAIGRETTE Fresh steamed potato cubes tossed with fresh broccoli buds, red apple and rings of red onion in a sweet and sour celery seed and basil dressing! Serves 6

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MY ITALIAN PASTA SALADS

COUSCOUS ANTIPASTO SALAD

COUSCOUS ANTIPASTO SALAD Steamed couscous and parsley tossed with marinated mushrooms, artichokes, red peppers, tomatoes and onion in a Balsamic garlic vinaigrette! Makes 6-1/2 cups

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ROASTED PEPPER AND TOMATO GRINDER aka SHARON’S ‘MEATBALL’ SUB

ROASTED PEPPER AND TOMATO GRINDER aka SHARON’S “MEATBALL” SUB! Has the taste, feel and look of a meatball grinder. It also eats like one! This recipe is an adjunct to SWEET RED ROASTED PEPPER SPREAD that can be found in the starter/appetizer section. We’ll be using it on these grinders. When you find the time […]