Archive for the 'Pasta' Category

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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Apr 10 2013

Wild Mushroom Farfalle

Published by under Pasta,Vegan,Vegetarian

Whole Wheat Bow Ties Can Be a lot of Fun! Who said pasta needs to be a guilty pleasure? With this decadent Vegan treat you will enjoy the earthy flavors of shiitake and portobello mushrooms balanced by the zip of a herbaceous citrusy gremolata sauce. The sun dried tomatoes give it a nice sweet chew, […]

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Mar 08 2013

Mint-Pistachio Pesto Linguini

Published by under Pasta,Vegan,Vegetarian

An Alternative to a Tradition I have always loved pesto. There’s something about this rich green moss-like mixture that always invites me to make a fresh batch, experiment by adding new ingredients and substituting others. Pesto’s versatility also makes it a perfect go-to. You can spread it on a sandwich, heat it up with some […]

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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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