Tag Archives: pasta

Fresh, vegan sauce for penne. 7/18/20

Pasta is one of my favorite foods to eat. But I really have to watch the sauces that I pair with it so I do not exceed my caloric intake for the day. For me, what could be better than … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with broccolini and mushrooms. 7/9/20

I first ate orecchiette with bitter greens in October, 2011 in the quaint town of Alberobello, Italy. Alberobello is the home of the Trulli, conical buildings which house everything, restaurants, hotels, churches, and especially gift shops. It is a great … Continue reading

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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. 6/6/20

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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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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Orecchiette with broccoli and tuna. 4/29/20

We once took a cooking lesson with the father of the hotel manager where we were staying  in Taormina, Sicily. First we went shopping for the ingredients in the outdoor markets. Everyone seemed to know Aurelio and we were hailed … Continue reading

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🥬 Penne puttanesca 4/7/20

Puttanesca sauce saved in the freezer from around three weeks ago made for an easy vegan dinner paired with whole grain penne and a tossed salad.

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🥬 Orecchiette with broccolini. 3/9/20

Orecchiette with broccolini is the first of our lament dinners to Italy and our trip which should have started on 3/10/20. Being in the higher risk pool for the coronavirus John and I are spending a lot of time sitting … Continue reading

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