Macadamia Nut Pesto

May 3, 2013

Macadamia Nut Pesto I absolutely LOVE macadamia nuts and have never been that wild about pine nuts so I decided to try making pesto with macadamia nuts instead.  This pesto turned out to be the best pesto I’ve ever tasted.  You can use it in pasta dishes or anything that...

Asian Asparagus

April 26, 2013

Asian Asparagus Asparagus doesn’t have to be treated with kid gloves and will actually stand up to aggressive flavors.  Spice up your spring asparagus and serve as a main meatless dish. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 Pounds Trimmed Asparagus 2 Tablespoons Grapeseed Oil 6 Dried Red Peppers 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1/2...

Steamed Baby Artichokes In Feta Vinaigrette

April 25, 2013

Steamed Baby Artichokes In Feta Vinaigrette Baby artichokes are not really babies at all, but rather fully mature dwarf buds.  They are plentiful from March through May.  They are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and fully edible.  The fresh tang of the feta in the...

Avocado & Grapefruit Salad

April 20, 2013

Avocado & Grapefruit Salad For a beautiful salad use both pink and yellow grapefruit in this refreshing salad. INGREDIENTS 2 Grapefruit 2 Peeled, Pitted & Chopped Avocados 1/4 Thinly Sliced Red Onion 1 Head of Bibb or Butter Lettuce Carefully peel the grapefruit.  Make sure to remove all of the...

Broccolini & Garlic Sauté

April 18, 2013

Broccolini & Garlic Sauté I like to cook this broccolini recipe in my trusty grill pan.  I don’t know what I would do without it.  If you don’t have a grill pan then a sauté pan or skillet will do just fine. INGREDIENTS 1 Pound Broccolini 4 Teaspoons Olive Oil...

Tuna & Bow Tie Pasta Salad

April 10, 2013

Tuna & Bow Tie Pasta Salad Here is a quick and light pasta salad that everyone will love.  If you want to lower the calories then use a low-fat mayonnaise. INGREDIENTS 8 Ounces Regular or Whole Wheat Bow Tie Pasta 6 Tablespoons Mayonnaise 3 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar 3 Tablespoons...

Healthy Puttanesca Pasta Dinner

April 5, 2013

Healthy Puttanesca Pasta Dinner This classic spicy Italian sauce satisfies with plenty of flavor without the oil or anchovies.  If you want to make this pasta dish extra healthy then used whole wheat pasta. INGREDIENTS 1/2 Cup Vegetable Broth 1 Cup Diced Onion 5 Minced Garlic Cloves 1/2 Teaspoon Crushed...

Mafaldine Pasta With Sausage & Roasted Peppers

April 3, 2013

Mafaldine Pasta With Sausage & Roasted Peppers Easy & delicious!  Enough said! INGREDIENTS 1 Pound Sweet Italian Sausage 6 Chopped Garlic Cloves 12 Ounces Roasted Peppers (Drained, Rinsed & Chopped) 2 Cups Chicken Broth 28 Ounces Crushed Tomatoes 1 Pound Mafaldine Pasta 3/4 Cup Chopped Green Olives 4 Tablespoons Olive...

Southern Italian Pasta Fagioli

April 1, 2013

Southern Italian Pasta Fagioli I love this lovely Italian soup because it’s hearty, but not too heavy. INGREDIENTS 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1/2 Cup Chopped Carrot 1/2 Cup Chopped Celery 1/2 Cup Chopped Onion 4 Minced Garlic Cloves 5 Cups Water 4 Beef Bouillon Cubes 15 Ounce Can Diced Tomatoes...

Creamy Chicken Parmesan Pasta

March 21, 2013

Creamy Chicken Parmesan Pasta   Your family will love this quick pasta dish that is easy enough to make any night of the week.  Makes good left-overs too! INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 Cups Uncooked Dried Gemelli Pasta 3 Tablespoons Butter 3 Cups Broccoli Florets 1 Cup Whipping Cream 1/4 Cup Butter 1...

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