Welcome to Italian & Vegan! A blog dedicated entirely to one thing and to one thing only: creating the best vegan alternatives to Italian food. From simple tomato sauces to recreating vegan mushroom, sausage, and mascarpone pasta, this blog will cover it all. We all know that Italian food is the best food in the world – what most people don’t know is that it doesn’t necessarily have to be covered in mozzarella and parmesan to taste good. At least, that’s what I’m going to try to prove – on my quest to veganize all of my favorite Italian foods, and perhaps invent some new ones along the way.
Most of these recipes are things that I’ve come up with. I won’t say they’re inventions, because someone has definitely tried all of this before, probably. Many of them are recipes that I find somewhere else and then fiddle around with. The problem with a lot of vegan recipe websites is that while they do have some excellent ideas about how to remake Italian food, they miss out on those little particulars that make Italian food what it is. I also try to avoid using vegan substitutes – just because I realize that a lot of people (myself included) are lazy and cannot be bothered to look for a health store to buy vegan cream cheese.
Many of these recipes are completely random experiments that turned out to taste rather good. In fact, a lot of these are hard to even re-create, just because the entire process was so random the first time I did it. Oh well, I hope you can overlook that and try out some of these recipes, and hopefully enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them (and eating them). So what are you waiting for?