Category Archives: olive oil

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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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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The Vegan Table: Crowd-Pleasing Pasta With Tomatoes and Artichokes

Did the recipe say it is crowd-pleasing?  YES, IT IS INDEED! I again skipped the garlic and used truffle oil.  I didn’t use penne because I only had fusili to work with, so it still turned out fine! Here are … Continue reading

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The Vegan Table: Quinoa Tabbouleh

This was a filling salad!  Satisfying and satiating! I didn’t put any onion or garlic in this recipe.  Make sure you get sweet cucumbers instead of the pickling ones…  Just trust me on this 😛 So people blogged about the … Continue reading

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The Vegan Table: Sauteed Broccoli Rabe With Olives And Toasted Pine Nuts

The is a spicy but addictive preparation of rabe (or as I bought from Trader Joe’s, baby broccoli). Again, I did not use truffle oil and Chinese mahogany instead of garlic.  I also just used chipotle instead of crushed red … Continue reading

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Enoki Mushroom And Tofu

This is sort of my family’s recipe.  I don’t know how it started in my family, but my mom started cooking this dish.     Basically, it is a hearty dish by itself.  It can be modified to be a … Continue reading

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The Vegan Table: Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Apples

THIS RECIPE IS AMAZING!!!  Do this for a potluck, for Thanksgiving, or just to wow anyone!  Little effort, little time, and great result! After roasting, you will get a little caramelized sugar from the apples and the Brussels sprouts are … Continue reading

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