Category Archives: Italian food

Fun with Farro

I love me some ancient grains, don’t get me wrong, but it can be a pain trying to find good recipes you can rely on. Sunset magazine, for instance, steered me wrong on the amount of liquid to add to … Continue reading

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Risotto as Therapy

When things get tough, I read. I am a serial reader. I like a lot of books by the same author (preferably a dead one, who has written about another era) so I can lose myself. After I got through … Continue reading

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Vegan Artichoke Lasagna

Time to revisit my vegan lasagna recipe. Lately, I have been high on Daiya cheeses, mostly because they really do melt. They don’t exactly taste like cheese but they don’t NOT taste like cheese, if that makes sense. I got … Continue reading

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Anything but Guac!

This is a tomato story of a different kind. This stunning, if oddly-shaped, tomato was a gift from a guy who got it from a guy who grows tomatoes for a fancy restaurant in Oakland which used to be run … Continue reading

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Vegan Lasagna with Daiya Cheese and Crimini Mushrooms

I saved some tomato sauce from the purple carrot soup and bought my first bag of Daiya cheese in order to makeĀ  another vegan lasagna. It was quite different with the Daiya, which Mattie of Veganbaking.net finds a little “mayonnaise-y” … Continue reading

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Tuna Tetrazzini Senza Lactose

According to the notoriously unreliable Wikipedia, Tetrazzini was created for an opera star, possibly by the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. It also contained almonds at one point which it normally doesn’t now. I’m going to vote for the Palace … Continue reading

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Dairy-free Eggplant “Parm”

It seems crazy to call it eggplant parm when there’s no “parm” but the other essentials are all there — fried eggplant, fresh tomato sauce, and creamy “mozzarella.” Let’s be frank — where fried food is involved, and other strong … Continue reading

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