Vegan Italy in Photos

Not too much chatter from me today, because I have neither recipes nor reviews to share. Italy has such good produce, pasta and pizza, that we hardly went out at all, I was so happy to cook simply. So, you’ll have to settle with vicariously enjoying what everything I ate and saw looked like. Belissima!…

Gnocchi, and the end of Italy week

I had forgotten all about making gnocchi, until I found this photo. I loosely followed the recipe from Vegan Yum Yum, ans served it up with tomato sauce (boy have we eaten a lot of that lately), and a big salad of lettuce, basil, mint and silverbeet from our garden, and some cucumber from a…

Risi e Bisi and vegan “meat” balls

Maybe the best thing about risi e bisi is that the name rhymes. Its really just a plain-ish risotto with peas, although there are variations around, such as using mashed peas and slid peas, and turning it into a soup. Again, I won’t post a recipe, as risotto isn’t rocket science, but I will give…

More Italian Stuff

There are a few Italian things I didn’t get around to making this time, partly due to a 10 hour, unconsummated hospital visit (everyone is fine) which will have to repeated sometime this week partly due to stupid drunk people who had accidents on Australia Day. This means that sadly I used up all the…

Risotto and arancini

Probably my favourite little-food-that-goes-on-trays-at-work-things is arancini (risotto balls). I especially love the ones with something cheesy in the middle.(yes there’s a theme – I like cheesy stuff). I also love risotto, having discovered it as an easy, cheap and filling meal when I was at uni, and we eat it often now, although it usually…

Lentils for wealth

In parts of Italy, people eat lentils at New Year to bring wealth. They are also eaten throughout the year, braised, stewed or in soups. I made some basic braised lentils and served them with a mixed bean salad. We may have missed New Years, but hey, the year hasn’t progressed too much yet, so…

The Food of Romance

We don’t do Valentine’s day at our place, but we do celebrate our love! (too cheesy?) Every now and then I get a fit of vegan gourmet wrapped in a lovegush for Mr, and this usually turns into some heart shaped food. Last week I had an exceptionally large lovegush/fooddream collision, and the results were…

Stromboli (ok so not exactly Italian)

I’ve seen it around, but I’ve never actually eaten stromboli before. Its basically pizza, rolled up to make a loaf. I was about to tell you that Stromboli came from Sicily, and was named after the eponymous volcano. I’m certain I read that somewhere. If I did, the lying liar of a web article appears…

Cannelloni

Cannelloni is my favourite pasta dish. I adore it, and make it whenever I can. I used to love it filled with egg and cheese and covered in parmesan, but I think my vegan version stands up to the test. You can use bought pasta cannelloni “shells” if you like, but the recipe for the…

Introducing Italy

Buongiorno! I am pretty happy to announce that this week coming (and the week prior, but whatever) is Italy week here at the Roundtheworldvegan kitchen. Since I was little I have always wanted to visit Italy. It looks beautiful, the language is beautiful, and most of all, the food is divine! I probably wont be…