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Category: Pasta

pasta alla norma

Pasta Alla Norma

Yet another classic Italian pasta, which was the perfect solution when I was figuring out how to use up all of the eggplant I had picked from my dwindling late summer garden. Pasta alla Norma is simple to put together and in addition, it uses minimal ingredients – eggplant, crushed

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Orzo with Calamari and Tomato

Orzo with Calamari and Tomatoes

I actually made this Orzo with Calamari and Tomatoes for lunch today because I had some fresh calamari that I needed to cook, I also had leftover chopped tomatoes, garlic and basil from the Italian Bruschetta I had made the previous day and lastly, I had a half of a

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Green Beans and Glass Noodles

Green Beans with Glass Noodles

Green beans are a favorite vegetable of mine but I am always looking for new ways to prepare them. Green Beans with Glass Noodles is a recipe that I adapted from a Yotam Ottolenghi’s book Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi. It is a great cookbook filled with very

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Summer Fresh Minestrone

Summer Fresh Minestrone with Pistou

I love soup any time of year and for any meal. This one happens to be one of my absolute favorites. Summer Fresh Minestrone is so healthy and so chocked full of vegetables – you will be eating it for lunch and dinner until its gone. It’s easy to prepare,

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Tomato Sauce ingredients

Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce is one of those dishes that transports me back to my childhood. My grandmother would make chicken and dumplings for me when I was very young and I have a lingering soft spot for any type of dumpling all these years later.

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Soba Noodles with Tahini topped with Salmon

Soba Noodles with Tahini topped with Salmon

I have been enjoying these Soba Noodles with Tahini topped with Salmon for many years. I feel so healthy and satisfied when I eat this perfectly balanced meal in a bowl. What you will love about the Soba Noodles with Tahini topped with Salmon. First, you’ve got your complex carbs (soba

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Pantry Pasta with Sausage, Tomato and Greens

Pantry Pasta with Sausage, Tomato Sauce and Greens

Haven’t given dinner a thought yet but have a family full of hungry people? This Pantry Pasta is sitting right there in your well-stocked cupboard. We’ll talk. These are a few items I suggest you have on hand for emergencies: Pasta – preferably a short or curly shape to catch

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Linguini and Clams in a large pan

Linguini and Clams

  I find myself craving Linguini and Clams every month or so and I’ll run to the market to find that there aren’t any clams available. So when I do see fresh clams, I put all other cooking plans on the back-burner and buy a few pounds worth. My preference

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Orecchiette Pasta with Rapini

Orecchiette Pasta with Rapini

If you like pasta, you will love this Orecchiette Pasta with Rapini. Tiny little ear shaped pasta shells that when cooked al dente, are very chewy and catch all the little bits of sauce that they are cooked with. In this case, I have made a simple Italian preparation including

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Basil Mint Pesto Spaghetti Squash

Basil-Mint Pesto Spaghetti Squash

Basil-Mint Pesto Spaghetti Squash is a great side dish which is healthy, low in carbs and full of flavor. This type of squash is a bit crunchy and firm which allows it to hold up to the sauce and it has a lighter feeling than regular white pasta. Spaghetti squash

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