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zucchini pesto pasta

zucchini pesto pasta

so healthy and the fastest meal you’ll make this week. just be careful of your fingers! using a mandolin slicer, i turned a zucchini into thin, pasta-like noodles that can be either eaten raw or cooked. i opted for a quick pan saute to warm through all the ingredients. if you are more ambitious, feel free to … Continue reading

pastitsio

pastitsio

cooking for a crowd? this greek pasta casserole is delicious and comforting. choose your favorite short pasta to personalize. while this isn’t the most simple dish, you can make it ahead, and then pop it in the oven to bake when you’re ready to eat. i used lamb, as the recipe calls for, but you … Continue reading

chili with tortellini

chili with tortellini

it’s winter in DC, and the temperature is dropping fast! what better to make for dinner than chili? i found a recipe for chili tortellini that peaked my interest. this is total college kid food material because there are few ingredients (in my version) and it’s very hearty! the cheese tortellini adds a great cheese-y … Continue reading

lamb & butternut squash pasta

lamb & butternut squash pasta

lamb is clearly a recurring ingredient on this blog. sorry bout it (not really). i found this recipe on bon appetit while looking for a butternut squash recipe. it’s perfect for winter and will not disappoint. it’s not your typical italian pasta, but it features an interesting mix of spices and ingredients that make it … Continue reading

nice ‘n’ easy pasta

nice ‘n’ easy pasta

this is a random, sir-mix-a-lot meal that i threw together with what i had in the fridge and freezer. the veggies i used can be substituted for whatever you have (asparagus, peas, carrots, etc.). this is simple, (fairly) healthy and pretty damn easy. for seasoning, i use adobo, or season-all. i like adding paprika, too, … Continue reading

rich risotto

rich risotto

everyone’s scared of risotto. but it ain’t no thang. all it is… is a lot of stirring. like, 25 minutes worth of stirring. they key is to be prepared; make sure you have a couple cups of stock in a saucepan over low heat to keep it hot so you can add it when you … Continue reading

carbonara revisited

carbonara revisited

i have a brussels sprouts addiction. and i’m feeding it. i made this originally with leftovers from the brussels sprouts hash to make something different the next day. i tossed the leftover brussels sprouts & onion with pasta and the egg/parmesan mixture (see below). that is a quicker way to do it with leftovers, but … Continue reading

summer pasta

summer pasta

i’m always looking for a new, quick pasta that takes few ingredients and little time. this one i picked up from my cousin. it takes very little time to throw together and is a healthy option. this roast tomato, pesto, and arugula pasta is perfect for a big group since the quantities can be easily … Continue reading

saucy

saucy

growing up, i was lucky enough to have a mother that made pasta sauces from scratch rather than bought in a jar. this taught me that it’s simple, tasty, and worth it to make your own sauces. from spaghetti bolognese to pasta carbonara. i also like to think it’s a heck of of a lot … Continue reading

get your greens

get your greens

with winter creepin’ around the corner, this means (for me) lotsa bacon & veggies… because, why not? don’t veggies cancel out the fat in bacon? it’s a theory. not proven, but i will do lots of scientific test. on one such occasion, i opted for a classic combination of bacon, brussels sprouts (gasp!), & onions … Continue reading