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Vegan Jalapeño Poppers

Vegan Jalapeño Poppers by Pasta-based. Beautiful, bursting, crispy, jalapeño poppers stuffed with vegan ricotta and sausage crumbles sprawled out on a dark grey baking sheet and laying on top of a bright orange and yellow dish towel. Small bowl of vegan ranch with fresh dill nestled between the poppers and some more sausage crumbles scattered on the table pleasing the eyeballs.

We recently went to a vegan restaurant that has MANY mouth watering options but, as much as we wanted to, we couldn’t order everything on the menu (or could we… 😏). So, one of the many things we ordered was the vegan jalapeño poppers. Neither of us really had jalapeño poppers many times before, but it sounded damn delicious at first glance that day.

No surprise, we freakin’ loved them! They were stuffed with vegan mozzarella, vegan sausage and fire roasted in a brick oven. They were to DIE for, so we naturally wanted to make our own version of these.

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Italian Spinach Pinwheels

Vegan Spinach Pinwheels Recipe by Pasta-based.  Close up side shot of hand holding spinach pinwheel over a plate of extra pinwheels and small white bowl of red sauce with bite taken out.

This recipe for vegan spinach pinwheels is made with garlicky, sautéed spinach and gooey vegan mozzarella. Rolled in a homemade pasta dough, this recipe is inspired by the spinach pinwheels I used to get at the local pizzeria.

After college, I spent some time working at the local neighborhood liquor store. The job had its ups and downs but there was one highlight that I could always look forward to. During my lunch break, I would run to the pizzeria across the street and order myself a slice of pizza and a spinach pinwheel. Piping hot, gooey mozzarella cheese and garlicky spinach wrapped in fresh, soft pizza dough and baked in a giant authentic pizza oven. Mmmmmm… it was the most simple and satisfying lunch.

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Vegan Italian Stuffed Artichokes

This recipe for Stuffed Artichokes is brought to you by my Italian mother. I saw some beautiful artichokes at the grocery store and knew that I needed to buy some and try this traditional Sicilian Stuffed Artichoke recipe. I thought about my mom and my grandma’s stuffed artichokes; a classic Italian comfort food that we usually eat during family holiday dinners.

Vegan Italian Stuffed Artichokes

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