Pappardelle Pasta with Green Peppers and Asparagus Frittata

Pappardelle can lift an ordinary pasta meal right up into the extraordinary. These flat, broad ribbons are a wonderful base for holding on to chunky sauces, which, I thought, would make it a perfect fit for this dish. If you cannot find papardelle, use tagliatelle, which are also flat but less wide, or even plain…

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Homemade Gnocchi with Sundried Tomato Sauce

Whole-Wheat Gnocchi with Sundried Tomato Pesto

We all love pasta, don’t we? It’s one of the easiest meals to fix on a hurried weeknight. Boil a box of pasta, whip up a quick tomato sauce, fix a salad, and you have a meal that’s not only quite healthy but delicious and sure to please. But fresh pasta is an even more…

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Almond Biscotti

New year’s resolutions seem a bit silly, don’t they?I mean, why should a date on a calendar really motivate someone to make a life change? It’s not as if the skies open and a band of angels starts singing as you make your brand new vow, just because it’s the first of January. Still, if…

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Orzo with basil and cherry tomatoes

Orzo with Cherry Tomatoes

My vegetable garden got off to a late start this year because I was in India during the spring when I’d have normally started working on it. As a result, it is only in the past couple of weeks that I have been able to start picking some deliciously ripe cherry tomatoes from my plants…

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Basil Pizza

Vegan Basil Pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza, and we vegans are no different. But it can be a little harder for us to order takeout because even vegetarian pizza is usually covered wall to wall with thick gobs of cheese. I do say a little harder: it’s really not that hard if you live in an urban area….

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Deliciously Vegan: No-Cheese Pesto

I have been out of circulation lately because I’ve been swamped at work with two marathon conferences, running through two weekends. I’ve also been busy with blogging of another kind, for work. Let me confess: I enjoy blogging about food much, much more.While busy like this or on the road, one of the things I…

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Pasta with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

Pasta is a lifesaver on busy weeknights, and when I want to make it just a little more special without any extra effort, I mix up a pesto sauce. I like playing around with pesto, a lot. I make it with all kinds of herbs and leafies, including spinach, cilantro, and mint, and sometimes even…

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Edamame Pesto

Pasta with Edamame Pesto

Two foods I long ago fell in love with – irrevocably- are pesto and hummus. I play around a lot with each, and usually just a slight tweak of ingredients throws up new and delightful flavors. And then there is edamame. The crunchy soybean is so delicious, so versatile and so pretty, I am always…

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Mushroom Barley Risotto

Mushroom Barley Risotto

Risotto is a labor of love. Cooking rice, in my kitchen, usually means bunging it into a pressure cooker or a saucepan with liquid and letting it steam away all by itself for a few minutes until it emerges all cooked and ready to eat.But a risotto, while not really difficult, can take an hour…

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Fusilli with Dill and Artichoke Pesto, Vegan Recipe

Pasta with Dill and Artichoke Pesto

With a unique flavor that dances on your tongue hours after a meal, Dill is perhaps one of the most potent herbs out there, and one of my favorites. In Bombay, where I grew up, we ate it as a vegetable. I remember my mom buying huge bunches of fresh dill from the vegetable market…

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Spaghetti with Sundried Tomatoes and Meatballs

Spaghetti with Meatballs

Who doesn’t love pasta? After all, there’s so much to love. The slippery, satisfying bite of the noodle, the tangily tantalizing tomato, those heavenly herbs and their ethereal aromas…Simply made or put together with a bazillion ingredients, pasta is always a meal to look forward to. Last night, I wanted to throw something together quickly…

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