Archive for the 'Italian' Category

Aug 20 2014

Tales and Recipes of a Traveling Vegan (Summer 2014 Edition-Recipe #2)

Published by under Italian,Uncategorized,Vegan

‘Tis the Season to Eat Tomatoes In Venice this summer, my husband and I celebrated our 6th year anniversary, and we fell madly in love…in love with the Italian tomato. We had it in our pasta, in our pizza, in our salad, but the best way we had it was on a simple slice of […]

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Jun 25 2014

Brussel Sprouts over Roasted Pepper Pomodoro Spaghetti

Published by under Gluten-free,Italian,Pasta,Vegan

Remember when everyone hated brussel sprouts? Whoever is responsible for revolutionizing pop culture’s opinion about this mini-cabbage-like creature of a vegetable is a genius. It’s like overnight we were all hypnotized, restaurant menus and grocery stores multiplied their supplies, and the obsession is not dying anytime soon. Every restaurant and gastro-pub offers this green nugget […]

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Jun 20 2014

Wild Mushroom Farfalle (The Remix)

Published by under Italian,Pasta,Vegan

One of my favorite pastas is Farfalle Pollo from the restaurant Pasta Bowl in Lincoln Park. For years, I recreated this dish at home. It’s rich with cream, cheese, mounds of grilled chicken breast, and veggies like broccoli, mushrooms, and sun-dried tomatoes. Since my diet has changed to a vegan one, I have missed this […]

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Jul 01 2012

Summertime Comfort Food

  Roasted Garlic and Tomato Mozzarella Pasta Salad What do you eat when it’s 97 degrees out? Most people opt for salads for that crisp refreshing bite. With the wide assortment of lettuces available in your supermarket now, you can never grow tired of lettuce. Or can you? Well, good thing there’s pasta who is […]

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Mar 22 2012

Spring Fling with Five Fresh Friends

Published by under American,Italian,Pasta,Vegetarian

Avocado-Herb Pesto Linguini What is spring to you? The scent of cherry blossom trees? The first blooming bud in a grassy field? The dewiness after dawn? For me, it is the aroma of parsley, basil,┬árosemary, thyme, and tarragon all married in a beautiful potpourri of olfactory heaven. And to celebrate these herbs, I will not […]

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Apr 05 2011

Classic Italian

Published by under Italian,Seafoods

Italian Done Light At some point between arriving on Ellis Island and making pots full of Marinara, Italian cuisine underwent a makeover. In the old country, it was about the small course of cheese and then pasta leading to the main course whether it was the meat or the seafood. In America, all of that […]

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