Pasta and Rice

Baked Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

10 comments July 29, 2011
Baked Pasta with Vegetables

Thank goodness for those quick and easy pasta dinners using whatever is left over in my refrigerator. I cooked pasta, added tomato sauce and leftover roasted veggies from the night before, and combined them with some fresh basil, asiago and mozzarella cheese. I placed everything in the oven and 20 minutes later a meatless dinner […]

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Pasta with Pea Pesto and Tuna Balls

10 comments June 25, 2011
Pasta with pea Pesto and Tuna Balls

Do you keep tuna cans in your pantry for quick meals like I do? If you don’t, you’ll have to get some to try this wonderful tuna balls recipe. They are amazing on a bed of pasta, tossed with pea pesto. The pea pesto is delicious, and you won’t miss the basil, I promise. I […]

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Pasta con Pollo (Colombian Creamy Pasta with Chicken)

16 comments June 6, 2011
Pasta con Pollo (Colombian Creamy Pasta with Chicken)

Almost every other week growing up my mother would make this Colombian Creamy Pasta with Chicken dish. This recipe makes me happy because it reminds me of old times, and last week, that was enough for me. I love this dish because it is easy, feel-good, comfort food cooking, for me. Dinner will be on […]

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Pasta with Walnuts and Vegetable Sauce

12 comments April 30, 2011
Pasta with walnuts and Vegetables

Do you understand what I mean when I say this pasta dish tastes like the brightest spring day? The flavors are strong and bright, despite the simple ingredients, and the fact that you can make the whole dish really fast, makes this taste even better. Great meatless main dish and weeknight meal! Buen provecho!

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Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

14 comments March 17, 2011
Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Hmm, what can I make for lunch with a jar of roasted red peppers? Here is another pasta dish that is a result of whatever ingredients I could find in the kitchen. Instead of serving the roasted peppers with crusty bread or making a dip, I boiled a box of pasta and tossed it with […]

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Mushroom Risotto

13 comments February 21, 2011
Mushroom Risotto

One of the most delicious ways for me to eat rice, is in Risotto. Serve this meatless dish for lunch or dinner, it will satisfy the most hearty appetites, even if you’re cooking for meat lovers. The secret to making a good risotto is to cook it slowly, stir it often, and add as much […]

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Pasta with Creamy Spinach Sauce

21 comments February 16, 2011
Pasta with Spinach Sauce

This is a perfect week night meal the whole family will enjoy. Sneaking spinach into a dish it is a great way to get your picky kids to eat more leafy greens without any complaints. This is a wonderful and simple pasta dish that can be served with salad and bread on the side. Enjoy!

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