Pasta & Rice

Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Vegan Thai Red Curry Mac & Cheese

Posted on June 27, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

I love, love, LOVE mac & cheese.  When I went vegan, I didn’t miss eggs or milk or yogurt.  Nope, I only missed cheese…particularly mac & cheese.  While I’ve been quite satisfied with my usual vegan mac & cheese recipe, … Continue reading →

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Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Broccoli Orzo Pasta Salad

Posted on May 16, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

People often think that vegans face a limited menu.  But I’m constantly inspired to cook new recipes and try new ingredients by reading cookbooks and watching cooking shows.  I’ve shared with you all before my unabashed adoration of Italian chef … Continue reading →

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Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Stuffed Shells with Lemon Rice & Creamy Lemon Herb Sauce

Posted on May 9, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

As yesterday commemorated Mother’s Day, celebrating moms everywhere, I wanted to make a dish in honor of my mother.  My mother and I share a strained relationship.  But despite our complicated past littered with disappointment and pain, she yields a tremendous impact … Continue reading →

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Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Valentine’s Day Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Sauce Over Penne

Posted on February 14, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day.  I mean the greeting card companies, chocolatiers and lingerie boutiques got together and conspired, inventing this made-up holiday as a way to cash in.  If you’re single, it’s a perpetual reminder that you’re not … Continue reading →

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Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Thai Noodle Bowl with Coconut-Crusted Tofu

Posted on December 13, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

I previously wrote about my amazing culinary experience at Disney’s Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant at Hollywood Studios.  It was 16 years ago, yet I STILL fondly remember their Beef Mushroom Stroganoff.  Not a vegetarian at that time, I ate whatever … Continue reading →

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Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Pumpkin Ravioli with Pine Nut Cream Sauce

Posted on November 15, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  As I’ll be posting my fave tried and true meals for the holiday, I wanted to post a seasonal recipe that didn’t encroach on my Thanksgiving extravaganza.  So I created … Continue reading →

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Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Butternut Squash Risotto

Posted on October 4, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

When I lived in Western Massachusetts, my favorite restaurant was Fusion.  A trendy establishment (now it appears to have more of a cafe ambiance), they served tapas, sushi and martinis.  I always ordered vegetarian risotto, their most delectable dish.  It … Continue reading →

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Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Mushroom Stroganoff

One of my absolute favorite meals of all time occurred at Disney World.  Yep, Disney World.  Many years ago, I ate at the Brown Derby at Hollywood Studios (then it was MGM Studios).  Piano playing filled the air while I … Continue reading →

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Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Mediterranean Zucchini Lemon Couscous

Posted on September 13, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Happy Meat-Free Monday!  Sometimes, even the Opinioness doesn’t feel like cooking (say it ain’t so!).  But I’m still hungry and want to devour something fab.  So this Mediterranean Zucchini Lemon Couscous fits the bill nicely.  This recipe hails from Donna … Continue reading →

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Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Artichoke & Olive Pasta

Posted on July 27, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Happy Belated Meat-Free Monday, Everyone!  I apologize for my ridiculously tardy recipe post…I had a culinary catastrophe.  The recipe I had intended to post was a train wreck, ending up looking like mushy dog food.  (Yikes!)  See this is why … Continue reading →

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Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Vegan Mac and Cheese

Posted on June 28, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

My friend Deb asked me to provide a vegan mac and cheese recipe…my first request!!  Of course I was happy to oblige.  Most people are skeptical about vegan mac and cheese.  And I can’t blame them…a lot of it sucks.  … Continue reading →

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Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Linguine with Broccoli and Peanut Sauce

Posted on June 7, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Happy Meat-Free Monday!!  Here is a hearty recipe that is so easy and quick to make.  You’ll want to use a thick pasta like linguine to retain its texture against the thick and creamy sauce.  Use any vegetables you like … Continue reading →

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Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Thai Curry & Vegetables with Jasmine Rice

Posted on May 24, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Happy Meat-Free Monday, Everyone!  Sorry for the late post…you can blame it on my date with the series finale of LOST…sigh…such a wonderful episode and show, but I digress.  Onto the cooking! This is an incredibly easy and tasty dish.  … Continue reading →

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Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Tofu Spinach Lasagna

Posted on May 3, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Happy Meat-Free Monday, Everyone!  As a vegan, substituting dairy products has become fairly easy and routine.  But there’s one thing I miss, crave and dream about…cheese!  Luckily, some recipes sate that craving.  And this fab dish is one of them.  … Continue reading →

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Meat-Free Monday Recipe: Mushroom & Green Bean Risotto

Posted on April 25, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Per reader request (thanks, Kaneisha and Sarah M!), I will be posting a vegan/vegetarian recipe each week in honor of Meat-Free Monday.  I’ll do my best to post on Sundays so people will have a chance to purchase their ingredients … Continue reading →

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