Minted Israeli Couscous

Minted Israeli Couscous This versatile dish can be used as a side dish, a salad or a stand alone vegetarian meal! Loaded with nutritious artichokes, onions, sweet peppers, parsley, tomatoes and olives, this bright dish is packed with vitamins and minerals; keeping with my theme that nutritious food can be a gourmet delight to both […]

Red and Golden Beet Fettuccine

Beets are just so good for you!! A healthy vegetable that cleans the liver, detoxes the body, builds the blood and lowers blood pressure! With all the winter comfort food flying around the food circles this month,especially italian offerings, let’s try a dish that not only comforts the soul but heals the body! Roasted beet roots and chopped […]

Pasta con Sarde-A Traditional Christmas Eve Pasta!!!

Bucatini with Sardines & Fennel This is my version of a traditional Sicilian pasta dish eaten on special occasions such as Christmas Eve! Bucatini, linguine or fettuccine are all fabulous choices for this dish! The addition of saffron, pine nuts and raisins speaks of the regions rich ethnic history! You will really enjoy this sweet, salty,spicy mix […]

Saffron Seafood Stew

Saffron Seafood Stew   This is a delightful seafood dish laden with and inspired by the flavors of the Basque region of Spain! Saffron, the predominate spice in the dish, infuses the broth with an incredible softness; potato mellows the acidity of tomato based broth, and the medley of seafood with an abundance of mussels rounds out […]

Linguine with Pesto Shrimp

Linguine with Pesto Shrimp What a surprise Geoff and I had when our friend, neighbor and new owner of our beloved Seacoast Resort, Teresa, arrived at our door with her homemade pesto in hand! We knew we were in for a treat and she wowed us with a scrumptious pasta dish she whipped together with […]

Rigatoni and Roasted Squash with Sausage and Sage

Rigatoni and Roasted Squash with Sausage and Sage A simple pasta dish just loaded with nutritious butternut squash, peppers, onions and garlic. Chunks of Italian sausage from our local co-op and aromatic sage and creamy goat cheese complete the dish, combining protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats for a super nutritious and especially delicious dinner! Rigatoni […]

Gnocchi and Bean Casserole

Gnocchi and Bean Casserole What a simple and nutritious pasta dish just full of mixed greens, roasted corn, heirloom beans and the classic Italian potato dumpling seasoned with aromatic spices and topped with creamy and piquant Manchego cheese! This is a super flavorful dish combining carbohydrates and wholesome legumes to make a perfect vegetarian protein! […]

Rhubarb Stuffed Chicken Breasts on Soba

Rhubarb Stuffed Chicken Breasts on Soba Living so far North, our rhubarb season arrives much later than most areas, so we are lucky to have fresh rhubarb available this time of year! If you are unable to find fresh rhubarb in your area, you may substitute frozen rhubarb to make this fabulous chicken dish full […]

Lemon Basil Pasta with Garlic Scapes

Lemon Basil Pasta with Garlic Scapes & Tomato What a simple and delicious vegetarian summertime pasta! I use a low glycemic linguine but this can easily be substituted with a gluten free pasta for those who are sensitive to gluten products. A light,fresh,flavorful and just so simple to make pasta dish that uses early summer garlic […]

Gnocchi Artichoke and Pea Salad

Gnocchi Artichoke and Pea Salad Yummy potato dumplings combined with artichoke hearts and peas and dressed with mediterranean spices, feta cheese and greek olives with healthy extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar! This is a salad, a main entrée, pasta dish or a flavorful and simple side dish! however you choose to serve it, […]

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