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About leneatiengo

Vegan, without onion, garlic, leek, coriander/cilantro, hing (asafoetida), scallion, green onion, chives

The Vegan Table: Noodle Kugel

May I just say, “DELECTABLE?”  Not too sweet, not too oily, mild but perfect for a nice, cold winter day (if you wish to do it in the summer, go for it, that’s what The Vegan Table suggests). It takes … Continue reading

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Vegan with a Vengeance: Falafel

My first time making falafel!  I think they turned out quite well!  More delicious if you can make that sauce to go with them! I again just skipped the onion and garlic bit, but really, cumin and parsley were enough. … Continue reading

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The Vegan Table: “Blackberry” Pecan Crisp

It was very good!  I swapped the blackberries for blue berries because that was what I had available to me (and blackberries have a lot of seeds that might be stuck in between my teeth). However, I couldn’t really find … Continue reading

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Pappa Col Pomodoro

One of my favorite Tuscan recipes…  If I followed it close enough!  Pappa (meaning mush) col pomodoro is vegan (and according to my colleague in Potenza, like food for babies) on its own! I prepared the bread ahead of time … Continue reading

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European Countries And What Makes And Doesn’t Make Any Sense

Before I begin, I have to mention, sono filo-italiana, so I am a little biased regarding the following… What doesn’t make any sense: The French (Parisians to be more exact) asking the tourists to speak French, and even acting non-friendly … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Con Peperoni Cruschi, Pomodoro, E Mollica Fritta (Spaghetti With Pepper, Tomato, And Fried Breadcrumbs)

As you can probably tell, I have recently been to Italy.  When I visited Basilicata, my friend living in Potenza introduced me to this pepper, peperoni cruschi (pronounced CROO-sh-kee, the noise from chewing on the pepper).  At first, I was … Continue reading

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Dining At Ristorante Officina Colle

In a little town called Colle di Val’Elsa in the provincia di Siena, there is a restaurant Ristorante Officina Colle. The food is from the local markets during the day, so the menu changes over time, and it is also … Continue reading

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