All posts filed under: Pasta

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad. It’s the perfect portable, easy-to-make summertime crowd pleaser. And what sets this pasta salad apart from the rest is the dressing; it’s made by blending together a mixture of sun-dried tomatoes, capers, garlic, and olive oil. Then it’s tossed together with cherry tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, tender young arugula leaves, […]

Lentil Puttanesca recipe with red lentils, olives, capers, anchovies

Lentil Puttanesca Pasta

Lentil Puttanesca! Say what? Here’s the deal. It’s a quick and tasty pasta sauce made with red lentils, puréed tomatoes, garlic, shallots, herbs, chili a few more ingredients that bring it to a high level of flavor: anchovies, capers and olives. I can hear the disappointment. Anchovies! They are not vegan and certainly not vegetarian… […]

a healthy vegan summer roasted vegetable pasta salad recipe featuring red peppers, zucchini, eggplant and cherry tomatoes in a balsamic dressing

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad

This roasted vegetable pasta salad is the epitome of summer in a bowl. Simple and delicious, it’s made with fresh roasted produce from the farmers’ market — sweet red pepper, zucchini, eggplant and cherry tomatoes. The dressing is nothing more than olive oil, balsamic creme and a little lemon juice. Because the dressing is so […]

Recipe for creamy smoked salmon pasta with peas, crème fraîche and dill

Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta with Peas

So hello to a delicious heaping pile of noodles. Busy people out there…this creamy smoked salmon pasta with peas wants to be your dinner tonight! It’s super fast and easy to prepare and tastes just as great as what they are serving up any Italian restaurant in my neighborhood. So stay in tonight and spoil […]

Vegetarian Lentil Bolognese Recipe, vegetarian

Vegetarian Lentil Bolognese

Have you ever tried a vegetarian lentil Bolognese? No? It’s soooo good. And OMG its way better than any of those ground meat alternative versions. There is really no need for processed soy-laden products in a vegetarian Bolognese. You just don’t need it. Lentils are a perfect alternative. For some of us, the word “Bolognese” […]

Recipe for Homemade German spaetzle with egg and spelt flour

Homemade German Spaetzle

German spaetzle and Christmas markets of two the things my family continues to talk about when they reminisce about all their sightseeing adventures while visiting me in Germany. This special type of egg noodle is a traditional Swabian specialty, that is also makes its way to a whole lot of kitchens in Bavaria and Austria. […]

Easy Summer Pasta Salad with heirloom cherry tomatoes, arugula, basil, red onion, capers, prosciutto, sun-dried taomatoes

Easy Summer Pasta Salad

Who doesn’t love a fresh tasting summer pasta salad? Especially when it is as simple as this one. That’s the beauty of using high quality ingredients. You can create an over-the-moon tasty dish with just a few ingredients. Okay, this one has more than a handful of ingredients, but I think we can just overlook […]

Spelt Pasta with Mixed Mushroom Ragu

Pasta with Mixed Mushroom Ragu

The great thing about cooking for yourself is that you can basically do whatever you want in your own kitchen. There are no hard, fast rules. You whip up a work of art or prepare something simple, experiment with unlikely combinations, try new cuisines, whatever you like. Cooking is your own personal canvas and who’s […]

Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad with Artichokes, Red Pepper, Zucchini, Olives, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Feta

Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad

Nothing beats a good orzo pasta salad recipe and this one is goooood. Quick and easy to make, I particularly love this recipe because not only is it packed full of fresh and tasty ingredients, it also makes for fantastic leftovers. You could really call this a “deliberately-made for leftovers” pasta salad. The next day, […]

Vegetarian Gluten-free Peanut Coconut Noodles

Peanut Coconut Noodles

This recipe is inspired by my friend Anna and is based on something she served up for a group of us while hosting her first annual Feel Good Move Pilates retreat this past summer. Just imagine… a creamy coconut Thai red curry sauce clinging to Asian style noodles with crunchy carrots and sweet red pepper, […]

Fresh Lemon Balm Pesto with Basil and Cashews

Lemon Balm Pesto

I am always dreaming up ways to incorporate more fresh summer herbs into my diet. Pesto is just the way to do it! This time with fresh lemon balm & basil, cashews, tangy lemon, and parmesan (vegan alert: this also tastes great without the cheese!). Lemon balm is such a lovely herb. So beautifully fragrant […]

Pesto Baked Maccheroni

Healthy Baked Pesto Maccheroni

As you know, I love anything green, delicious, and fresh. And because a large part of me also loves good ole comfort food, I am even happier when I can combine something like pasta with something healthy. Like this flavor bomb of a pesto. I mean who could say no to a bowl of arugula […]