Roasted Vegetables with Fennel Vinaigrette

As delicious as fennel is, I am always hoping to create recipes that will do its unique flavor full justice, like my Fennel Crusted Potatoes and Pasta with Fennel Pesto. This past week, trying to do something wonderful with a couple of beautiful bulbs of fennel, I put together this quick, very … [Read more...]

Spaghetti With Brussels Sprouts and Onions

Spaghetti with Brussels Sprouts

I am always on the lookout for easy and nutritious weeknight recipes that can do double duty as unfussy brown-bag lunches. And you can't beat today's recipe on both counts. I came across this recipe in the Washington Post, and I didn't really have to do anything to veganize it-- the writer … [Read more...]

Comfort Pasta: Conchiglie With Potatoes, "Meatballs" and Spinach

Quick, think of a dish more comforting than a big plate of pasta with chunky meatballs, golden potatoes and crunchy, verdant spinach, all of it shot through with the husky scent of rosemary.You couldn't, could you, because your brain was busy working up a craving for all that goodness I conjured up … [Read more...]

Pappardelle Pasta With Roasted Tomato Chipotle Sauce

It's Christmas Eve and the neighborhood is looking really pretty. Yards are draped with multicolored lights and inside windows you can catch glimpses of ornamented Christmas trees. It's all quite picture-perfect except at the malls, I'm sure, where it's a mad rush and you won't catch me within a … [Read more...]

Fennel Mania: Fennel-Crusted Potatoes And Orecchiette With Fennel Pesto

Fennel is one of those herbs that has always been used in my kitchen on a fairly regular basis. I toss the seeds into spice mixes or masalas where it helps build gorgeous flavor for curries, although it also loses its individual flair. But I was a stranger to the delicious fennel bulb with its … [Read more...]

Easy Wholegrain Pasta With Spinach Pesto

This is one of those pasta dishes I throw together when I want something gorgeous and tasty and healthy, all in under 30 minutes. Gee, did I just make a Rachel Ray sound byte there? Oh well... you get the idea. This dish has a ton of healthy flavors packed into it: spinach, nuts (I used cashews, … [Read more...]