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Penne with Artichokes, Walnuts, and Olives

Penne with Artichokes, Walnuts, and Olives

This is such a delicious dish. The greatness lies in the simplicity. All the flavors – the artichokes, the walnuts, the sun-dried tomatoes, the kalamata olives – they’re all just so good together. I served this with a simple bowl of mixed olives from the […]

Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Asparagus and Cucumber

Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Asparagus and Cucumber

A light and refreshing vegan meal you can have on the table in thirty minutes or less. Look for Togarashi spice in the Asian food section or in specialty food markets. Or just make your own by mixing equal parts sweet paprika, hot paprika, dried orange […]

Lentil Bolognese with Fettuccine and Rosemary

Lentil Bolognese with Fettuccine and Rosemary

Lentils replace the traditional ground beef in this hearty and fragrant version of an Italian classic but the real secret ingredient is the rosemary! And while dried herbs definitely have their place in  my life, this is a recipe where fresh is the only way […]

Mediterranean Pasta

Mediterranean Pasta

It has recently come to my attention that I am a hoarder of olives (and craft ribbon, but that’s a whole other story). As I was standing in front of the fridge pondering what to make for dinner, I realized there were no less than […]

Skillet Tortellini in Creamy Pesto Sauce – with Vegan substitutions

Skillet Tortellini in Creamy Pesto Sauce – with Vegan substitutions

We love pesto around here…. and pasta…. and pesto pasta. While I made this as a vegetarian dish last night, I definitely think vegan substitutions would work well. I have seen tofu stuffed pastas at Whole Foods and coconut creamer is a great alternative to half […]

Angel Hair with Creamy Vegan Mushroom Sauce

Angel Hair with Creamy Vegan Mushroom Sauce

This deliciousness came about after I bought a package of mushrooms and then promptly forgot what I was planning to do with them… it came back to me too late… stuffed mushrooms, that was it… Anyway, this was a tasty and filling bowl of comfort […]

Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms and Zucchini

Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms and Zucchini

This recipe was borne out of necessity… Mr. Cooks, Littlest and I were less than 24 hours away from heading out of town for a few days and I had zucchini, mushrooms, and a spaghetti squash to use or lose. CSA boxes are great but you […]

Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara

Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara

Yes, all the recipes here, as of the last few years, are meat-free but I felt compelled to point out the vegetarian status of this dish for one reason:  Traditional spaghetti carbonara includes pancetta. This one, clearly, does not. Instead, I’m using smoked tofu. If you’re […]

Slow Cooked Mac and Cheese

Slow Cooked Mac and Cheese

Yesterday, as I was staring into the pantry and thinking of what to make for the kids’ breakfast, I realized we had a variety of partially used packages of pasta…. elbow, rigatoni, rotini, ditalini… you get the idea. I decided to first eliminate the mini farfalle and […]

Vegetable & Tortellini Chowder

Vegetable & Tortellini Chowder

It’s been snowing all day and the storm has dropped several inches of snow on us with no sign of slowing down yet today. The weatherman is predicting around 9″ of snow before the day is over and I have to admit, I’m enjoying it. I love the way a […]