All posts filed under: Pasta

Chinese Cabbage Shiitake Noodle Bowl

Chinese Cabbage Shiitake Noodle Bowl

Here my friend’s is a noodle bowl. It’s sort of a half soup, half noodle bowl. More noodle, than soup. One made with ramen noodles, the one thing that brings me back to my 20’s, when half my packed lunches comprised of salads made from ramen noodles — cooked, drained, then tossed with that little […]

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, […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Blue Cheese & Penne

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Blue Cheese Penne

Who would have figured? Two things I love and many of us loathe, taste absolutely fantastic together. Blue cheese and Brussels sprouts. Roasted Brussels sprouts and blue cheese. Talk about a taste sensation! This was a fluke discovery. I would have never dreamed of pairing the two together, but as it be, it was a […]

Pasta with prosciutto and peas

Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas in a Cream Sauce

Give peas a chance. Peas are much more than boring. Bursting with green goodness, they can be ridiculously yummy! Harmonious and perfect together with pasta, they add a delicious sweet flavor that is an amazing complement to the refined saltiness of prosciutto. Tossed in a creamy sauce, this makes the perfect, yum factor meal for […]

Gluten-Free Spaghetti Pasta with Heirloom Tomatoes, Anchovies, Capers & Olives

Pasta with Heirloom Tomatoes, Anchovies, Capers & Olives

The best thing about this ridiculously easy pasta dish is that it packs a ton of fresh flavor. The key is sweet, ripe summer tomatoes! And if you can get your hands on them a mix of heirlooms in all sorts of beautiful colors. Not only are they grown in a stunning array of colors, […]

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 […]

Spaghetti with Tuna-Caper-Olive Pesto with Tomato

Spaghetti with Tuna-Caper-Olive Pesto

Not only does this dish taste splendid, it’s perfect for when you are simply hungry and are craving something satisfying but don’t have the time (or energy) to cook! Other than preparing the pasta, there is no cooking involved in this dish. It’s a simple pesto that can be pulled together in minutes. For those […]

Baked Orzo with Shrimp, Tomato and Feta‏

This recipe was inspired by a dish my aunt raved about — a bold and flavorful Greek dish called shrimp saganaki. Served as an appetizer, shrimp is sautéed in a pan with tomatoes, olives and feta cheese, then eaten right out of the skillet with the help of some crusty bread to soak up all […]

Smoked Trout and Orzo Salad

Smoked Trout and Orzo Salad

Not everyone is as infatuated with artichokes as I am. I could eat them any possible way imaginable, whether they are fresh, marinated or simply from a can. They are a great addition to, well…as I see it…anything. In this case, their pure sweet and nutty flavor can be enjoyed in this simple orzo dish […]

Recipe for Super Quick Pasta with Fresh Basil, Parsley & Salty Feta

Pasta with Fresh Basil, Parsley & Salty Feta (Super Quick!)

This recipe is inspired by a dish I’ve enjoyed many a times at my good friend Ines place. This thing about it is…well, simple put — it’s brilliant. It requires practically no effort at all and for a pasta dish, the only cooking involved is boiling the pasta. The rest takes a total of 5 […]

Pasta with Prosciutto & Arugula in a Lemon-Infused White Wine Sauce

Pasta with Prosciutto and Arugula in a Lemon-Infused White Wine Sauce

Here’s a little secret: there are three things I really love – prosciutto, arugula and lemon! Put all three of them together and well…I’m experiencing a little bit of heaven. The saltiness of prosciutto and baby arugula with its mild, nutty, peppery taste team fabulously with zesty lemon. I’m generally not a fan of creamy […]

Mediterranean Orzo with Tuna, Artichokes, Parsley and Mint

Mediterranean Orzo with Tuna, Artichokes, Parsley and Mint

Spring is here, and it’s the perfect time to infuse your table with the tastes of the Mediterranean. There is nothing more Mediterranean, than fresh, sunny, coastal flavors. Simplicity paired with quality ingredients is the centerpiece of this tasty combination of orzo tossed with tuna, artichokes, sweet pointed red pepper, capers and herbs in a […]

lentil stew

German Lentil Stew with Spaetzle (Spätzle)

Once again, my adventures with my favorite Schwabe have led me to eating traditional southern comfort food. Lentils and Spätzle. Which, by the way, is actually the national dish of the Swabian region in southern Germany (which some people, one in particular, who I happen to live with, likes to refer to as North Italy […]

German Ham and Egg Noodles (Schinkennudeln)

German Ham and Egg Noodles (Schinkennudeln)

This is a super quick, super simple classic kid-centric German recipe. One that only requires scrounging a few staples together. Noodles. Eggs. Ham. It’s almost like having breakfast for dinner. Whether you are looking for a tasty kids meal, are eating solo or just want to deliver something quick and easy, this recipe definitely fits […]

Baked Tortellini with Italian Sausage (Salsiccia)

Baked Tortelloni with Italian Sausage (Salsiccia)

Do you ever get a craving for lasagna, and start thinking of the different steps involved in putting it together and remember how much effort it really is? Okay, truth by known, I belong to the camp of people who still pre-boils the lasagna noodles and likes to make a proper Bolognese for the sauce, […]

Pasta Koulouria with Caramelized Onions and Feta‏

Koulouria Pasta with Caramelized Onions, Oregano and Feta

Caramelizing onions may sound like a lot of effort but really it’s not. It gives you a chance to get some other things done. Like in my case, hop in the shower after my Pilates class, knowing I have a full 15 minutes before I need to do something in the kitchen again. Plus when […]

Tagliatelle al Ragù (Classic Bolognese) with Veal

Tagliatelle al Ragù (Classic Bolognese) with Veal

I’ve been told a bolognese cannot be called a bolognese at all and that a true and authentic bolognese is actually called tagliatelle al ragù because Italian chefs insist that it should be served with a flat pasta rather than thin spaghetti because the meat clings to it better…AND like all ragùs, it’s characterized by […]