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…

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Mac ‘n’ Veggies

Eating healthfully becomes ever so important when stress threatens to consume you. With Lucy’s surgery tomorrow, there is a confusion of questions running through our minds: are we doing the right thing? Will she learn to walk on three legs? What if she doesn’t? And the biggest one of all: how long after this will…

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Pasta With Cauliflower And Chickpeas

ShareHere’s a pasta dish so simple yet so elegant and so nutritious, you’ll want to make it every night. ‘ The beauty of this dish is that it requires just a handful of ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. If not, it’s surely worth a run to the grocery store to pick them…

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Baked Tofu Pasta

Creamy Baked Pasta In A Minty Tofu Sauce

In inspired kitchen moments, I often throw together ingredients I have on hand to come up with a recipe. The results are sometimes great, sometimes okay, and sometimes downright awful. I don’t share the okay and awful ones with you, but I do like to give you the recipes that I love. Like this Creamy…

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Vegan Italian: The Roundup

Whew! You know how they say that when it rains, it pours. Well, like all cliches, this one’s absolutely true. This past week I was blindsided by a crush of time-consuming surprises, as a result of which I was forced to put off posting all those wonderful recipes all of you sent in for It’s…

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Angel-Hair Pasta with Green Beans and Mushrooms, Vegan

Angel-Hair Pasta with Green Beans and Mushrooms

Desi’s accused me of cooking a lot of pasta recently because I’m hosting the It’s A Vegan World: Italian event. Between you and me, there is maybe– just maybe– some truth to that. But then again, why not eat all the pasta you can? Apparently Sophia Loren eats it every day, and just look at…

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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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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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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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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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