Pasta

Gnocchi in Marinara sauce

Gnocchi in Marinara sauce

Marinara sauce is more popular known as “Pizza sauce”. I love simplicity of Italian food because its all about fresh ingredients which really shine through the dish. Gnocchi is hand-made pasta which is made with boiled potatoes and flour. Extremely easy to make, gnocchi tastes wonderful in rich marinara sauce. Get the Recipe: Gnocchi in Marinara sauce.

Pantry Friendly Tomato Sauce

Pantry Friendly Tomato Sauce

Delicious Homemade Tomato Sauce! From the original site: Being Italian and married into an Italian family, sauce is a topic of much debate. Too sweet, too acidic, don’t add this, add that…so many variables and everyone has their own preference (and by preference, I mean the right way of doing things ;) ) Enter Alton Brown’s Tomato Sauce. Looking over the ingredients I knew this was probably not going to be t…

Spaghetti in Basil Pesto

Spaghetti in Basil Pesto

Spaghetti is an extremely versatile variety of pasta, it can be rich and satisfying when combined with meatballs in a Bolognese Sauce, light and luscious when tossed with vegetables or seafood, or positively mouthwatering when simply tossed in garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Ingredients: 500 Gm Spaghetti Pasta ⅓ Cup Homemade Basil Pesto (see recipe here) 2 – 3 Cloves of garlic, chopped ¼ Cup ch…

Chipotle Chicken and Noodles Slow Cooker

Chipotle Chicken and Noodles Slow Cooker

Good things come to those who wait. This especially holds true when creating this slow cooker Chipotle Chicken and Noodle recipe. Personally, I like to put everything into the cooker when I wake up, so I have a delicious hot dinner waiting for me when I return from a long, hard, cold day of work. This slow cooker recipe is assembled quickly with chicken breasts, egg noodles, and crushed tomatoes. The chopped…

Melanzane al Funghetto

Melanzane al Funghetto

I was prowling through one of my Neapolitan cookbooks and stumbled on Melanzane al Funghetto or Eggplant Mushrooms. And – depending on whatever reference book I was looking at it refers to either cooking aubergines in the style of mushrooms… or cutting and cooking them so they look like little mushrooms. Either way, neither taste very much like a fungi. It’s typically served as a side dish or as an antipast…

Gordon Ramsay Style Leek And Mushroom Pasta

Gordon Ramsay Style Leek And Mushroom Pasta

In one of the episodes, Gordon shared ‘Quick TV Dinners’ – Mushroom and Leek Pasta, Farfalle with ricotta, pancetta & peas, Tagliatelle with quick sausage meat bolognaise, Spaghetti with chilly, sardines & oregano and Sweet corn fritters & yoghurt dip, for his Mushroom and Leek Pasta he used Lasagna sheets and I loved the way he created amazing pasta dish with three hum…

Swiss Chard & Tofu Stuffed Shells

Swiss Chard & Tofu Stuffed Shells

Swiss Chard and Tofu Stuffed Shells is a dairy free option to standard stuffed shells recipes. The blended tofu offers the same consistency as a ricotta cheese mixture, and the Swiss chard is a flavorful (and colorful) addition. From the original site: The blended tofu for this dish is basically the same consistency as a standard ricotta cheese and egg mixture used for stuffed shells. Dropping the dairy f…

Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom Stroganoff is rich, hearty and creamy and a meat-free take on the traditional beef stroganoff dish you might know well. I think this is comfort food at its best! The perfect dish on a Meatless Monday, or a chilly evening! From the original site: If you like mushrooms, you’ll love this dish. If you’re on the fence about mushrooms, you’ll love this dish. I can’t actually guarantee that, but I’m willin…

Pasta Alla Caruso

Pasta Alla Caruso

Enrico Caruso was a foodie at heart long before the word foodie ever came to be and he loved to cook and this dish was one of his favorite spaghetti recipes just as it is one of my favorite spaghetti recipes! Caruso dominated the opera scene of the day at the Metropolitan Opera house in New York City for eighteen years. Caruso, As an early foodie we come to find that Caruso loved chicken livers and incorporated th…

Seafood Spaghetti with Clams

Seafood Spaghetti with Clams

Spaghetti with clams.. mmhhh, heaven! Get the Recipe: Seafood Spaghetti with Clams   From the original site: “When I make pasta, I usually add some seafoods like clamshell or squid. Sometimes, I add squid balls for extra. I think pasta mixed with seafood is a great combination for taste, I really love it!”

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