Pasta
Spring Vegetable Pasta (gluten-free)

Spring Vegetable Pasta (gluten-free)

I am daydreaming about the day that I drive past the farm, and they have the little sign out front: Our Asparagus Is Here!  I will pull in like a stunt driver in an action movie trying to lose their tail, and snatch up 4 bunches (that generally lasts us only a couple days when

Read More…
Kale Bean and Tomato Pasta

Kale Bean and Tomato Pasta

Kale is such a super veggie.  It grows in cooler weather, making it available when not much else is, and of course there are all those health benefits.  What I am loving about it lately is that I can buy huge bunches of it, remove the stem, and throw it in a bag in the

Read More…
Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara

Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara

Do I talk about comfort food a lot?  I feel like I do.  I feel like I have a problem with talking about: being obsessed with things (because I often get obsessed with stuff, when it’s awesome), exclamation mark usage (I am a chipper person and really love them…!), and comfort food. But I can’t

Read More…
Vegan Bolognese

Vegan Bolognese

You know how some weekends, when it’s chilly outside and cozy inside, you want a big pot of comfort?  This is a big pot of comfort.  It takes a while to bubble away, which both warms up the kitchen and makes the whole house smell amazing. It takes a bit more time than my usual

Read More…
Cauliflower Parmesan

Cauliflower Parmesan

Growing up, if I asked my Italian grandmother to pass the sauce, she would correct me that it is not sauce: it is gravy.  Then, when hubby and I first started dating, I discovered that he was also raised (by his Italian family) to call tomato sauce gravy.  We both ate a lot of Italian

Read More…
Pumpkin Rigatoni

Pumpkin Rigatoni

Something you might not know about me:  I am obsessed with pumpkin.  I know what you might be thinking: you get obsessed with a lot of weird things.  It’s true!! But I don’t think I am alone on this pumpkin issue.  As soon as it is socially acceptable to start making everything pumpkin flavored and

Read More…
Cold Sesame Noodles

Cold Sesame Noodles

10 minute meals are my favorite.  I wish all cooking only took 10 minutes.  Obviously I love cooking and playing around in the kitchen, but meals that take less time are just so much easier.  This one is a joy for that reason.  It honestly takes you far less time to make than you would

Read More…
Asparagus and Mozzarella Pasta

Asparagus and Mozzarella Pasta

Serves 4-6 I try not to lean too heavily on pasta, because it is one of my (admittedly many) weaknesses, and I tend to chow down a little too enthusiastically on it.  It is, however, certainly an awesome go to for quick, easy, and healthy one-pot dinners.  You can chuck almost anything in it.  When

Read More…
Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Serves 4-6 While tomato season is still pretty far off (here in the Garden State its usually July) my lovely local farms have delicious green house tomatoes in the market now!  So I was thrilled to throw together this quick, easy, and delicious recipe.  I make the sauce in the food processor, but if you

Read More…
Linguini with Clam Sauce

Linguini with Clam Sauce

Serves: 4-6 This one is a keeper!  Easy and affordable to make for a crowd, and very impressive. It is a little more labor intensive than my usual meals, because I designed this one for Good Friday.  I can tell you that it is perfect for a weeknight though, and like I mentioned earlier great

Read More…
Pasta Francese

Pasta Francese

Serves 2-4 Francese is comfort food for me; a nice warm bowl of this dinner will erase the bad day where nothing seemed to quite go right.  It’s also quick and easy to whip up, so you can sit and relax in no time.  I like to brown the pasta to give it a nutty

Read More…
Vegan Penne Vodka

Vegan Penne Vodka

Serves 4-6 Pink sauce is a favorite of mine, so I thought it would be good to give it a plant based, vegan makeover! So scrumptious! I’m a big fan of just throwing the salad into the dinner, in true one pot meal style.  Arugula is awesome in here (it has a mildly peppery flavor),

Read More…