Category Archives: Pasta

Pasta with mushroom Bolognese. 2/11/21

I like to make my own pasta sauces rather than use one from a jar because then I know exactly what and how much of each ingredient there is. For instance, most jarred sauces have sugar of some sort in … Continue reading

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Prize winner! Algerian tagine. 2/8/21

This past week’s winner of most views by a country was Algeria with 355 views.  Dininglite.blog seems to be very popular in North Africa. Both Egypt, last week’s winner, and Algeria made strong showings. I decided to make a tagine … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with mushrooms and broccolini. 2/4/21

If you are like me and could sit down to at least 8 ounces of pasta and wish you could have more then you need to find a way to make a little pasta go a long way. I stretch … Continue reading

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Prize winner – Egyptian koshari. 2/2/21

Egypt was the big winner last week with 1600 views of my blog. No doubt most of these were by mistake and I am really sorry-not-sorry that all these Egyptians ended up on my site when they were looking for … Continue reading

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Pasta puttanesca with mushrooms. 1/28/21

This recipe which I have included below is not quite authentic. I have added mushrooms to it to make it hardier and decreased the amount of oil due to our dietary restrictions. When John and I were actively losing weight … Continue reading

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Whole grain penne with asparagus and mushrooms. 1/21/21

John and I have taken to ordering our groceries online and picking them up at the store in order to avoid the new more transmissible variant of the virus while we are awaiting our vaccines. (Monday!) Normally I would never … Continue reading

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LFD – Pasta with mixed greens. 1/16/21

Saturday’s LFD (Leftovers For Dinner) consisted of leftover pantry and refrigerator items. We used the other half of a box of orecchiette and part of a bag of mixed greens. I was really not sure how it was going to … Continue reading

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Vegan orecchiette, mushrooms and broccoli. 1/9/21

Saturday night is usually a night for LFD, leftovers for dinner. However, John opined that the broth from our Mediterranean seafood stew was too fennel-y to be transformed into Vietnamese sweet and sour soup as planned. So we needed to … Continue reading

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Whole grain penne with mushrooms and asparagus. 1/5/21

This is one of my favorite pasta dishes. While John heats up the water for the pasta, I sauté mushrooms, onions, and garlic in some olive oil spray. I cut the asparagus on the bias and put the stem pieces … Continue reading

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Vegetable stew with chickpeas and ditalini 12/23/20

Making this vegetable stew is a snap especially when you have all the vegetables cut up for you. John was my sous chef while I was out running errands and cut everything up. When it came to the cooking basically … Continue reading

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