All posts filed under: Pasta

Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad

This pesto pasta salad recipe is full of fresh summer flavors! First there’s homemade pesto (so easy to make!). Then there are super sweet and juicy summer tomatoes. I like a mix of heirloom cherry tomatoes. Plus peas. Yes, peas, they are great in pasta salads. And if you can get them fresh, definitely do […]

Vegan Caesar Pasta Salad

Vegan Caesar Pasta Salad

Caesar pasta salad….what a combo! Pasta and crispy salad together? Yeeeess! Lots of crisp romaine leaves and a little radicchio are tossed together in a tasty caesar dressing with pasta, in this case farfalle — plus for a little texture, crunch and flavor a handful of toasted slivered almonds. So good. And a little secret, […]

Asparagus Orzo Salad with Herbs and Lemon

Asparagus Orzo Salad with Herbs and Lemon

To celebrate the spring season, I’m sharing this fresh, bright and irresistible asparagus orzo salad recipe. It’s bursting with fresh and zesty Mediterranean flavors. There are lots of herbs, fresh seasonal vegetables, and all the other things that make a pasta salad great! This salad is delicious as a main dish as well as a […]

Cappellini in a Parsley Walnut Pesto

Cappellini with Parsley Walnut Pesto

Think of this as your next weeknight meal. This parsley walnut pesto is as simple as it gets. Inspired by a pesto made from garlic (lots of garlic!) and walnuts, called agliata in Italy, this dish is loaded with the vibrant flavors of parsley, garlic, olive oil, and walnuts…and a touch of lemon. It’s a […]

Tagliatelle Pasta with Mushrooms and Thyme Sauce

Tagliatelle Pasta with Mushrooms and Thyme Sauce

This is a spectacular way to showcase tasty cremini mushrooms – in a simple and delicious pasta with mushrooms and thyme sauce! This recipe shows you how easy it is to make a tasty pasta dish, the real Italian way, with just a few basic and fresh ingredients. The sauce it simple: there’s tomato paste, […]

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells in Cast Iron Pan

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Spinach and ricotta stuffed shells are an easy and flavorful dinner for any night of the week! The jumbo shells are stuffed with ricotta, parmesan, spinach, parsley, pine nuts, chili flakes, and sautéed onions and garlic — giving them SOoo much flavor! It’s comfort food at its best. Which is exactly why I decided to […]

Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo with Roasted Cauliflower

Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo with Roasted Cauliflower

Fettuccine Alfredo. Rich and creamy. It’s an Italian classic. Typically, it’s loaded with butter and parmesan (and quite possibly cream). Not this one! This recipe, as irresistible as it is, is actually dairy-free! Yes, vegan! So what’s the secret to a tasty vegan Alfredo sauce? Well, it’s cashew-based…and made with some onions and garlic, then […]

Spanisch Orzo Pasta Salad with Potatoes & Green Beans

Spanish Orzo Pasta Salad with Potatoes & Green Beans

This Spanish orzo pasta salad is a delicious way to enjoy a fresh tasting summer salad which takes advantage of in-season-now crisp green beans, sweet cherry tomatoes and baby new potatoes. Tuna adds a little seaside flavor and spices like smoked paprika and cumin add smokiness and depth. Not a fan of tuna? Well, it’s […]

Pasta Salad with Asparagus

Spring Asparagus Pasta Salad

Spring has finally arrived!! And since warm weather is on its way, I thought it would be the perfect time to enjoy a fresh and tasty pasta salad. One that screams springs greens! Which is pretty much means a spring asparagus pasta salad, because I have been dying to jump into asparagus season. Green asparagus […]

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 […]

One Pot Vegan Pasta in a Creamy Tomato Sauce Recipe

One Pot Vegan Pasta in a Creamy Tomato Sauce

One Pot Vegan Pasta in a Creamy Tomato Sauce. Oh yeah. Here’s to a pasta dish that is creamy, low-fat and vegan all at once. There’s no dairy, no cashews, that’s no butter (or butter substitute) to speak of. It’s a simple one pot pasta dish made with fresh tomatoes (yes, I know it’s winter […]

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” […]

Caprese Pasta Salad with Artichokes and Olives, Spelt Noodles

Caprese Pasta Salad with Artichokes and Olives

I know that a caprese pasta salad isn’t exactly GROUNDBREAKING, but this one has gone a little gourmet. First of all it’s made with summers own peak-season, sweet and juicy heirloom cherry tomatoes, in an array of colors; yellow, orange and red. Then there’s plenty of fragrant basil and of course a caprese isn’t a […]

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. […]

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 […]