Classic American · Healthy Living · Pastas · Recipes · Sauces

Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Macaroni and “Cheese”


Comfort food = macaroni and cheese. Yes. You can’t deny it. And neither can I. But there’s nothing comfortable what about dairy does to my insides. Oversharing? I wanted something fairly simple for dinner (and gluten-free as well) after our bike ride this afternoon. Oh, and how about that Tampa Bay Lightning? I donned my… Continue reading Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Macaroni and “Cheese”

Italian · Pastas · Recipes · Sauces

Cashew Alfredo Sauce – Vegan and Dairy-Free


You need this recipe in your life. It’s a staple, just like sugar cookies, banana bread or a good pie crust recipe (sweet tooth, hello?!); everyone should know how to do this if you are going to follow a plant-based, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian or just healthier diet. As you may know, I really can’t digest… Continue reading Cashew Alfredo Sauce – Vegan and Dairy-Free

Entrees · Mexican · Pastas

Mexican Stuffed Shells


We love stuffed shells filled with my vegan ricotta cheese recipe, so I decided to put a little twist on Italian food and basically make it Mexican pasta. What a great idea this recipe was. You can fill it with black beans, refried beans, browned seasoned tempeh or a veggie meat like Morningstar Farms crumbles… Continue reading Mexican Stuffed Shells

Classic American · Dressings and Marinades · Entrees · Pastas · Sauces

Cajun Grilled Tofu and Mushroom Pasta


A creamy Cajun alfredo sauce that’s delicious and vegan? Can it be possible?? This is probably the BEST creamy-style pasta sauce I’ve ever made. Another great thing about this recipe is, again, how the marinade for the tofu can be used in multiple ways after using it as a marinade – something you normally can’t… Continue reading Cajun Grilled Tofu and Mushroom Pasta

Entrees · Italian · Pastas · Recipes

Spaghetti and Italian Tempeh Meatballs


My recipe for the tempeh meatloaf worked so well, I knew it would make a nice non-meatball. Just add a few different seasonings, shape them into balls and bake! My husband loves indulging in a meatball sub with lots of Italian salad oil and mozzarella. Ingredients: 2 packages of 3-grain or soy tempeh 6 packets… Continue reading Spaghetti and Italian Tempeh Meatballs

Classic American · Italian · Pastas · Recipes

Arugula Pesto Pasta


Need a quick lunch or dinner idea? Want to get raw greens in your diet without having to eat a salad? Make pesto with fresh baby arugula greens instead of parsley. The flavor is mild and warm from the toasted pine nuts. Serve topped with diced pimento peppers and a side of garlic toast. 6-8… Continue reading Arugula Pesto Pasta

Asian · Entrees · Pastas

Raw Fusion Zucchini Noodles with Asian Peanut Satay Sauce


I always wondered about these zucchini, squash, carrot (and whatever else) raw noodles. Now, I know, and you will too. This is seriously tasty knowledge, people. I recently purchased my first spiral slicer by Helen’s Asian Kitchen on Amazon and I couldn’t be more pleased with a kitchen gadget. It only costs around $20 including… Continue reading Raw Fusion Zucchini Noodles with Asian Peanut Satay Sauce