Category Archives: Pasta

Fusilli with mushrooms, zucchini, and asparagus. 2/2/23

You could make this pasta dish with any shape you like. I do think it works better with shapes rather than strands. I chopped up all the vegetables ahead of time so the cooking went really quickly. Using a large … Continue reading

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Penne with tomato sauce and meatballs. 1/23/23

As often happens when I make pasta I am so excited to eat it that I forget to take a picture. Luckily there are plenty of images on the internet of penne and meatballs. Although I purchased pre-made frozen meatballs, … Continue reading

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Noodles and Zoodles with peanut sauce. 1/18/23

This is the first time I have made this recipe and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. Further down the page is the recipe I started with. I changed the soba noodles to 6 oz. of fettuccine … Continue reading

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Noodles and zoodles with spicy tomato sauce. 1/13/23

On our menu this week we were supposed to be having noodles and zoodles with peanut sauce. The peanut sauce dish was just more trouble than I felt like going to so I switched the sauce to the spicy tomato … Continue reading

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Fusilli arrabiata over kale. 1/11/23

I made a spaghetti sauce that started with sautéed mushrooms, onions, and garlic and added two tablespoons of tomato paste, a tablespoon of dried oregano, and a 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes. Since arrabiata means “angry” in Italian my … Continue reading

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Chickpeas with ditalini and vegetables 1/7/23

Here’s a big pot of goodness burbling away on my stove top. The main components are chickpeas, some sort of small pasta, and vegetable or chicken stock. After that, use what you have vegetable-wise. I used onions, garlic, zucchini, carrots, … Continue reading

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Fettucine and zoodles with mushrooms and broccolini 1/4/23

Two vegan dinners in a row! It is such a pleasure not to be eating in an unhealthy manner. John was in charge of cooking the pasta and I was in charge of cutting up vegetables, zoodling the zucchini, and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti and meatballs. 12/26/22

Shortly before Christmas I made a tomato sauce for the chicken parm we were having for dinner. My idea at the time was that I would make enough sauce for dinner and also for Christmas Eve’s meatballs three ways. Of … Continue reading

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Chicken parm with pasta. 12/22/22

I made some spaghetti sauce for our “meatball bar” on Christmas Eve and used part of it in tonight’s dinner. This is really kind of a shortcut chicken parm as all I did was nestle some rotisserie chicken in part … Continue reading

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Pasta with pesto, mushrooms, and broccolini 12/14/22

I have been sick with a stomach virus or food poisoning. Hard to say which it might be but it was horrible. After being so sick I did not eat anything yesterday so no post for 12/15/22. I imagine whatever … Continue reading

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