Category Archives: Pasta

Ditalini with chickpeas and veg. 7/1/20

This is one of John’s favorite things to eat. If I ask him what vegetarian dish he would like to have, he invariably chooses this chickpea stew. We load up our stew with lots of vegetables to make it even … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with broccoli and mushrooms. 6/22/20

Monday’s vegan dinner is a take on a Puglian dish we ate in Alberobello, Italy. There they serve the orecchiette with bitter greens but we decide to have ours with broccoli and add some mushrooms as well. The sauce is … Continue reading

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Weeknight chicken. 6/18/20

We had to slightly alter our dinner plans for Thursday because it was quite hot (93F) and we did not want to heat the kitchen up too much. John sous vide a chicken breast and made a pot of couscous … Continue reading

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Penne with zucchini and mushrooms. 6/16/20

The secret to this dish is to salt and drain the zucchini before cooking. The zucchini remain much more firm and are seasoned well. Also adding a sprinkling of toasted pine nuts gives a buttery flavor. Penne with zucchini and … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with broccoli and mushrooms. 6/6/20

While the water was heating up I cooked the mushrooms until they were browned and then added some garlic and onion to the sauté. When the onions had softened I turned the flame to low and waited until the pasta … Continue reading

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Chickpea, vegetable, and pasta stew. 5/30/20

We have not made chickpea stew in a while and I forget how wonderful all the vegetables look and taste in the bowl. And then, there they are with all their beautiful colors and textures. The combination of the vegetables, … Continue reading

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Rotini with broccoli and tuna. 5/26/20

Much like last week’s penne with broccolini and mushrooms, this pasta dish uses items from your pantry and matches them with a fresh vegetable for a complete delicious meal. A little olive oil and some pasta water is all you … Continue reading

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Penne with broccolini and mushrooms. 5/23/20

If you are like me and trying to cut back on carbs or calories, you are probably trying to eat a smaller portion of pasta. It is sad I know to see that wee amount in your bowl. I make … Continue reading

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Rotini with mushroom/meat sauce. 5/13/20

Just looking at this bowl of pasta makes me happy! Even though I only allowed myself two ounces of pasta and two ounces of meat, the small pieces of mushroom mimicked the meat, and the sauce was plentiful and delicious. … Continue reading

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Vegan/vegetarian rotini and asparagus. 5/8/20

I usually make this pasta dish with penne because it mimics more closely the look of the asparagus. But when I went to the store in search of whole grain penne there was none to be found. In fact about … Continue reading

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