Posted in BEAN, SOUPS

Italian French Onion Soup

ITALIAN FRENCH ONION SOUP

Two world cuisines beautifully groomed for animal-free! What makes Italian, Italian and French, French emerges with little effort in a soup that longs for nothing except to be eaten! Moans of pleasure from Steve!

Makes approx. 14 cups

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Posted in MAINS, MY IRISH, POTATOES

HOLIDAY IRISH POTATOES

HOLIDAY IRISH POTATOES

A creamy mash with sauteed cabbage, onion and green pepper. Molded on a platter, then topped with Marsala sauteed white button and Portobello mushroom. Topped with BLACK WALNUT MARSALA GRAVY! Who says the Irish can’t cook? Well, I took their peasant dish of mashed potatoes and cabbage and elevated it to haute cuisine status. So here it is. This Irish gal CAN cook!

Serves 6-8 main dishes

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Posted in AFC GOAT, APPETIZERS, PATE

Mushroom Pate – GOAT

MUSHROOM PATE -GOAT

Fresh mushroom and sweet onion finely chopped and cooked with sweet Marsala wine till pate consistency. Seasoned with garlic and a touch of nutmeg. Served with dill cornichon pickles, Poupon Dijon mustard and sliced fresh French baguette!

Makes 2 cups

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Posted in AFC PRIVATE RESERVE, ANIMAL-FREE MEATS, MAINS

AFC Tomato Mushroom Chick’n Marsala

AFC TOMATO MUSHROOM CHICK’N MARSALA

Great dish all the way around for a great occasion: Father’s Day. Yes it’s time-consuming and complicated, not difficult, but once a year, any year, so-o-o special!!

Lemon flavored baby rigatoni topped with marsala marinara, sauteed marsala vegan chick’n,  three-mushroom marsala gravy and finally macadamia nut, basil and garlic topping!

Serves 8

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Posted in MAINS, MY ITALIAN, PASTA

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

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Posted in KNIFE & FORK, TOAST

THOSE BLOODY MUSHROOMS

THOSE BLOODY MUSHROOMS

Wow. Over the top. How about we try over potato bread toast with these ‘shrooms instead of always pasta? Ready, get set, go!

Makes 4 cups

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Posted in SIDE DISHES

MAPLE MARSALA MUSHROOMS

MAPLE MARSALA MUSHROOMS 3

MAPLE MARSALA MUSHROOMS

Babybellas and white buttons sautéed with salt & pepper, rosemary & smoked paprika, Grade A maple syrup and Marsala wine! Something special going on here!

Serves 2-6

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Posted in COOKIES, DESSERTS, MY MIDDLE EASTERN, SAFFRON

SAFFRON ALMOND COOKIES

SAFFRON ALMOND COOKIES

with raisins and Marsala wine. Topped with cocoa-sugar. The perfect cookie! Melts in your mouth!

Makes 4-2/3 dozen

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Posted in 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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Posted in BREAKFAST, TOFU, TOFU EGGS

PEPPER AND MUSHROOM SCRAMBLED TOFU

PEPPER AND MUSHROOM SCRAMBLED TOFU

Sauteed mushrooms with Mancini Fried Peppers with Onion combined with Marsala wine flavored tofu, fresh tomatoes and cilantro!

Makes 5 cups

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Posted in DESSERTS, PIES

POACHED PEAR PIE WITHOUT THE CRUST

POACHED PEAR PIE WITHOUT THE CRUST

Poached pears in a Marsala wine, dark rum and melted margarine sugar sauce! The finest dessert in the world!  The pie filling without the crust!  It should be illegal!

Serves 4

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