Over the holidays, my partner and I did a lot of binge watching. You can relate, right? One of our new favorite videos is Pasta Grannies on YouTube.
The premise is simple. A British woman goes around recording Italian grannies making pasta. So simple, yet so entirely addictive to watch!
I don’t have any memories of my grandparents making pasta from scratch from my childhood, but my mom does. She told me all about how her childhood Sundays were a full day of rolling out gnocchi and simmering sauce. I suppose watching Pasta Grannies is comforting and helps me feel more connected to my Italian side. Plus, I was happily surprised that many of the pasta recipes they used were vegan.
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My dad has a bit of a sweet tooth. The one dessert that his mom constantly had around the house for the holidays was a fresh, homemade pumpkin roll (and pies and cookies and all that good stuff, too). But let’s not get distracted, I’m here to talk about pumpkin roll.
I also have a strong love for all things pumpkin flavored, and I don’t believe that these baked goods should be stuck in the month of November. No, they should be enjoyed all-year long. Continue reading “Recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Roll”
I’m Italian so the holiday season means something special for me and my family – PASTA – and lots of it! Every winter I look forward to carb-loading on delicious Italian staples that remind me of my childhood. This year we opted for my roasted garlic vegan lasagna, aka the best damn vegan lasagna. I hesitate to say that, but it’s meatless, it’s dairy free, and it will fool any omnivore.
I know, I know. Lasagna can be a lot of work. I mean there are layers. There is prep work. And there is a lot of time in the oven. But I promise you, for this recipe, it is all worth it. Plus, if you make extra servings, lasagna keeps well – some might even prefer it as leftovers! I added a few time saving, multi-tasking steps below, but this recipe certainly isn’t for a quick week night meal. Why not give it a try for your next special occasion? You won’t regret it!
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We’re well into soup season so I wanted to share my quick and easy hearty vegan chili recipe. There is nothing better than sitting down with a big, comforting bowl of chili on a bitter cold evening. And it is certainly cold in Cleveland!
This recipe calls for a few pantry staples, as well as some easy to find produce. I recommend making a big pot of this chili on Sunday or Monday and eating it throughout the week. This recipe keeps for about 7-10 days, and it tastes just as good as leftovers!
It’s so easy – just chop, sauté, and simmer your way to a delectable vegan chili. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Happy cooking! Cheers!
Jocelyn Continue reading “Recipe: Hearty Vegan Chili”
Soup season has officially started. There is a chill in the air, the leaves are falling, the sweaters are out, and soup is on the menu. Who doesn’t love a big bowl of comforting, warm soup?
Soup is one of the easiest things you can make for dinner. Better yet – make a big vat on Sunday and eat it all week long! From thick and creamy to vegetable-chunky, soup is so versatile, yet so simple.
Just chop up your veggies, gather other ingredients, mix it all in your slow cooker or on the stove and you’re basically done.
Today I’m sharing one of my go to soup recipes for the fall. It’s a hearty, spicy vegan lentil stew. The flavors are mix of sweet and savory, with just a hint of heat. You’ll be sure to make this a staple in no time. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Happy cooking! Cheers!
Jocelyn Continue reading “Recipe: Spicy Vegan Lentil Stew”