Creamy Pasta and Broccoli

Hmm, what to make for dinner? This was certainly a perplexing question the other day. I happened to have on hand a very large head of broccoli, a few cans of cannellini beans in the pantry, some curly pasta, and onions. But what to make with it? And then it hit me. I could use … Continue reading

Eggplant Lasagna

I really like vegetarian lasagna – I think even more than lasagna with a meat sauce. Shh, don’t tell anyone in Bologna that I said that! I don’t know why, I just like it better with veggies. I have never had an eggplant lasagna before, but it just sounded delicious: eggplant (one of my favorite … Continue reading

Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

I’ve been thinking lately about comfort food. Probably because it’s winter, it’s cold outside, and comfort food usually warms you body and soul. And apparently in 2012 comfort food is coming back into style at some of the top U.S. restaurants – who knew!? When I imagine comfort food, I generally picture baked mac n’ … Continue reading

Cauliflower Penne Puttanesca

This week I had a lonely head of cauliflower in the fridge and wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it, until I saw a recipe for cauliflower puttanesca in Real Simple Magazine. The pasta looked absolutely delicious and healthy, so I thought I’d try my spin on it. In case you’ve ever wondered, … Continue reading

Tagliatelle alla Bolognese

In Northern Italy, about half way between Venice and Florence, lies a red-roofed city called Bologna that is filled with quirky charm and absolutely spectacular food. Many people consider Bologna to be the culinary capital of Italy. This region is the birthplace of lasagna, mortadella, ragu, tortellini in brodo, and oh so much more! I … Continue reading

Rustic Minestrone Soup

This might be one of my favorite soups of all time. First of all, it’s delicious and loaded with flavor – garlic, onion, herbs, and Italian sausage! Second, it’s super soul-warming on a cold fall or winter day. Third, it only takes about a half an hour to make and requires just a few ingredients … Continue reading

Easy Vegetarian Pasta

Sometimes I get lazy and don’t want to cook. It’s true. When just fits of laziness strike, I usually try to figure out something simple, delicious, and nutritious to make that doesn’t require a lot of time and effort and also uses whatever I happen to have in the fridge and pantry. This is one … Continue reading