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

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

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

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

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)

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

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 toContinue reading “ANTIPASTO RELISH FOR CRACKERS”

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

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!Continue reading “SHARON’S BAKED ZITI”

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! MakesContinue reading “CREAMY TOMATO SAFFRON RISOTTO”

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 9Continue reading “EGGPLANT AND PEPPER ANTIPASTO APPETIZER”

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 6-8Continue reading “CREAMY BASIL PESTO”

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

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

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

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

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

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 timeContinue reading “ROASTED PEPPER AND TOMATO GRINDER aka SHARON’S ‘MEATBALL’ SUB”

SWEET RED ROASTED PEPPER SPREAD

SWEET RED ROASTED PEPPER SPREAD Sweet red roasted peppers, almond crumbles, avocado, black olive and capers. Flavored with coriander, fresh lemon and garlic. A surprise ingredient: grape jelly! Salty, hot and sweet! Serve topped with additional chopped roasted pepper and capers with pan-fried flour tortilla wedges as dippers, or use as a sandwich spread onContinue reading “SWEET RED ROASTED PEPPER SPREAD”