Category Archive: Italian

Sun Dried Tomato Basil Hummus

Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Hummus
Nutmeg Notebook

The Farmer’s Market has had the most beautiful basil lately. When I get it home I make a fresh cut on the stems and pop it into a jar of water and leave it on my kitchen counter. It will last about two weeks! I have been using it on my water sauteed veggies to …

Continue reading »

How to Saute Vegetables Oil Free

Nutmeg Notebook
No Oil Saute

I love, love, love vegetables! There aren’t too many of them that I don’t like so I have a never ending variety to choose from. Fresh, frozen, steamed, oven roasted or sauteed in a pan – I like them all. Maybe that’s why a plant based diet was so easy to transition to. At first …

Continue reading »

Roasted Butternut Squash Alfredo & Lentil Quinoa Bolognese

Roasted Butternut Squash Alfredo  Lentil Quinoa Bolognese

The end of the summer season makes me kind of sad. I will miss fresh berries, corn on the cob and watermelon as well as a host of other seasonal delights. Then I take my first bite of a crisp, juicy apple and roast a butternut squash and all is well again! A friend gave …

Continue reading »

Faux Parmesan

Faux Parmesan Chef AJ

 A nice little topping for lasagna, pasta dishes, soups and veggies. You can leave it chunky or make it as fine as you like. Faux Parmesan  1 cup raw almonds or cashews or walnuts*  ½ cup nutritional yeast  1 tablespoon salt-free seasoning – Table Tasty, Mrs Dash Garlic & Herbs, Costco Salt Free Seasoning or …

Continue reading »

Quick Tomato-Stewed Zucchini with Basil and Garlic

Tomato Stewed Zucchini, Rice Noodle Soup 024

Quick Tomato-Stewed Zucchini with Basil and Garlic 2 tsp  water or vegetable broth 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomato no salt 1 lb zucchini thinly sliced 1/2 tsp dried basil freshly ground black pepper to taste 1. Place water or vegetable broth and garlic in a medium size skillet over …

Continue reading »