Linguine with Clam Sauce

                                         Linguine with Clam Sauce. I have been making this version of Linguine with Clam Sauce for many years, using basic pantry staples; it is so simple to prepare yet full of flavor and a real […]

Rapini Sausage Soup

                                                     Rapini Sausage Soup. It’s soup season up north; and there’s just nothing like a steaming bowl of soup to take the chill out of your bones when it’s mid-winter […]

Eggplant “Meatballs” and Pasta

                                            Eggplant “Meatballs” and Pasta I call my Eggplant “Meatballs” Over Rigatoni Italian Comfort Food! So I came across a super yummy recipe for vegetarian “meatballs” made with eggplant and beans in a Martha […]

Eggplant Chili with Fava and Merguez

                                   Eggplant Chili with Fava and Merguez My Eggplant Chili with Fava and Merguez is a vegetable forward chili that stars the cornucopia of organic late summer vegetables that are so available this time of year! I spice up […]

Bucatini with Artichokes and Sardines

                      Bucatini with Artichokes and Sardines This is how my Bucatini with Artichokes and Sardines was created yesterday! I was having a FaceTime visit with my daughter in Brazil who was lucky enough to get her hands on some fresh sardines. She asked me for […]

Ravioli with Fried Squash and Herbs

                          Ravioli with Fried Squash and Herbs My Ravioli with Fried Squash and Herbs is a summer supper that is so easy to prepare by using ready made ravioli from the Deli shelf; then married with a super easy medley of organic summer […]

Ruby Red Bucatini

Ruby Red Bucatini Ruby Red Bucatini is a healthy vegetarian pasta dish that is absolutely delicious, nutritious and fun to make! The star of my Ruby Red Bucatini is the healthy, humble beet, roasted until fork tender, then sautéed in olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes! Use the pasta water to make the sauce […]

Artichoke Tomato Orzo

Artichoke Tomato Orzo. My Artichoke Tomato Orzo is a quick and nutritious side dish that pairs perfectly well with grilled or oven roasted lamb or protein of choice; of course it is equally a delicious stand alone vegetarian entrée or warm salad. I always have left over cooked pasta or rice just waiting to be […]

Chitarra Spaghetti with Clams and Calamari

            Chitarra Spaghetti with Clams and Calamari.   So, chitarra cut spaghetti originated in the Abruzzo region of Italy; it has a squared shape and is thick cut made from a guitar string-like kitchen tool called a chitarra. It is flat but thicker than linguine, has an al dente bite to […]

Seared Halibut and Vegetables over Udon

Seared Halibut and Vegetables over Udon. My Seared Halibut and Vegetables over Udon is a simple Asian fish entrée that is not only full of flavor but is extremely nutritious, low in calories and heart healthy! Alaskan wild halibut stars is my Seared Halibut and Vegetables over Udon recipe which is flavor enhanced with Thai […]