Greek Chicken Pasta

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I think an addiction to cookbooks is something all foodies share…Not just cookbooks, but any book that has recipes in it…I was at the doctor’s office and was reading a magazine there, saw the recipe for ‘Greek chicken pasta’ in it – that used some of my favorite ingredients: artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, kalamata olives … [Read more…]

Riccioli in a Four Cheese Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

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Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables, especially when it is a stir fry that my mom makes. So simple, yet so tasty. But my son doesn’t like cauliflower. He loves broccoli, but refuses to even touch cauliflower. I know! How is that even remotely possible, right? If you are like DH – you’d be … [Read more…]

Cappelletti with Sundried Tomato n Almond Pesto

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‘Cappelletti’ are small hat shaped pasta, that is very similar to its stuffed cousin toretlloni. I found it as an interesting shape and picked it up from Costco last week. Thinking of what sauce to toss it in, I remembered I had bookmarked a Sundried Tomato Pesto recipe by Giada. I absolutely love the tartness … [Read more…]

Parsley Basil and Pumpkin Seed Pesto with Pasta

Spinach Pesto Pasta with Peas

‘Pepitas’ is the Spanish term for Pumpkin seeds, which literally means ‘Little seeds of Squash’. Pumpkin seeds are snacked on like peanuts in Mexico and Spain and are also very healthy. Very rich in Vitamin E and certain proteins, they are particularly good for women. I had my eye on making a pesto with pumpkin … [Read more…]

Sundried Tomato and Cashew Pesto with Broccoli and Pasta

Spicy Pesto n Broccoli Pasta

I envy people who go into the kitchen, measuring and laying out the ingredients they would use for a dish, armed with a printed recipe to refer to. I am not that person, and in a way I am glad I am not. Even when I follow a recipe, I add my own touches to … [Read more…]

Pasta in a creamy Roasted Pepper Hummus sauce

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Being a vegetarian, the big question I have when evaluating the nutrition in a dish has always been how much protein does the dish have..And, adding the protein component without adding a lot of fats in the way, has been the next challenge. Pasta has always been one of our favorite weeknight dinners….its easy, its … [Read more…]