Tag Archives: pasta

Fusilli arrabbiata with kale. 1/19/22

Probably my favorite dinner of the week, Pasta Wednesday has gotten even better since I started making Al Dente‚Äôs Carba Nada pasta. Since it is lower in calories and carbs I can have my three ounce portion with less guilt … Continue reading

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Salad and pesto pasta. 1/12/22

Today I was extra hungry so I decided that a two course dinner would help me control the munchies. As much as I frequently say that I do not like making salads, I do enjoy eating them. A salad before … Continue reading

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Vegan! Pasta with onions, mushrooms, and broccolini. 12/29/21

For our usual Wednesday night meal we had fusilli with onions, garlic, mushrooms, oregano, and broccolini. We used salted water to cook the pasta and reserved about a cup of the water to make a sauce. While the pasta was … Continue reading

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Fusilli with pesto 12/20/22

We were supposed to be having chicken Marsala with mashed potatoes and broccoli tonight but I looked up from wrapping presents and it was after 6 PM and that dinner idea was out the window. Pasta with a cube of … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with broccolini and mushrooms. 11/29/21 (Day 59 Getting Back to Goal)

I am about to give up on these whole grain orecchiette imported from Italy that I bought through Amazon. There are no directions on how long to cook them and even at 16 minutes they still seemed doughy! Anyway, here … Continue reading

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Slimmed down shrimp scampi with penne and broccoli. 11/13/21

What makes this shrimp scampi slimmed down? For one thing the sauce uses only 2 teaspoons of olive oil for two servings. The rest of the sauce is onions, garlic, chicken stock, white wine, and lemon juice. At the end … Continue reading

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Pasta puttanesca and a salad 11/10/21

Pasta puttanesca with a salad is a delight to look at and to eat. The salty, spicy sauce goes well with the vinegary salad dressing. Here is my recipe for the pasta sauce – https://dininglite.blog/2021/05/06/pasta-puttanesca-5-5-21/

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Whole grain orecchiette with spinach and mushrooms. 11/6/21

I had been looking for a while for some whole grain orecchiette like we had ages ago when we traveled in Italy. The orecchiette pictured above is the kind that you can get at your local supermarket. It is not … Continue reading

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Whole grain penne with mushrooms and broccoli. 10/27/21

Happy Pasta Day! Whole grain penne is our current go-to pasta and broccoli is the all-season vegetable. This yummy vegan entree takes less than a half an hour from slicing the first mushroom to ladling it into your bowl. A … Continue reading

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Vegan! Pasta with mushrooms and broccolini. 10/13/21

So great to be cooking again! I thought I would be missing all the fancy dishes and drinks. But, no! This simple pasta dish was like a balm to my over-doing-it soul. John and I make some sort of pasta … Continue reading

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