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Marinated Roasted Vegetable Pasta

Marinated Roasted Vegetable Pasta

This Marinated Roasted Vegetable Pasta dish is a great way to use up vegetables in your fridge that are on their way out. Don't waste food. Roast the veggies, add a zesty marinade, and serve tossed with pasta. I had a small eggplant, yellow squash, and zucchini that...

Mediterranean Flounder

Mediterranean Flounder

Flounder isn't the first fish that comes to mind when thinking about the Mediterranean diet. But wild-caught flounder has many nutritional benefits. This Mediterranean Flounder recipe is sure to become a favorite. Flounder is a healthy saltwater fish with a mild...

Vegan Black Bean Burgers (with Sea Moss Gel)

Vegan Black Bean Burgers (with Sea Moss Gel)

I've tried several black bean burger recipes and finally settled on this one. I added a small amount of roasted red beets to the mixture which I had prepped earlier in the week. The red beets add a little color and help round out the flavor. This time I made Vegan...

Riviera Salad

Riviera Salad

This salad recipe has become my favorite meal. I make this at least once a week because it is so versatile. I call it my Riviera Salad. I imagine myself sitting poolside in the South of France enjoying this salad with an ice-cold glass of Prosecco in front of me. The...

Chicken With Orzo, Fennel, and Tangerine

Chicken With Orzo, Fennel, and Tangerine

I'm always looking for new ways to make chicken, and I've been loving cooking with orzo recently. So you may see a few variations on Chicken with Orzo coming soon. Tangerines are in season at the moment, and they inspired the flavors of this meal. Fennel and orange...

Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad makes a tasty sandwich filler that is healthy and super easy to make. Chickpea salad is perfect for when you want an alternative to tuna salad or chicken salad. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, grow in pods and are classified as a legume. They...

Shrimp Scampi With Orzo

Shrimp Scampi With Orzo

I bought a bag of orzo, which is rice-shaped pasta, sometime referred to as risoni. I was exploring recipe options online, but mostly all I found were orzo salad recipes. I wanted to make a hot dinner with orzo that would be creamy and satisfying. I decided to make it...

Chicken Paisano With Cheese Ravioli

Chicken Paisano With Cheese Ravioli

This recipe is inspired by one I had at a local Italian restaurant. In their recipe they used veal. When I recreated it at home, I replaced the red meat with chicken. This recipe is adaptable to meat, chicken, or even fish. I've made it with sword fish and also with...

Salad With Eggplant Cream

Salad With Eggplant Cream

This wonderful salad is refreshingly pale green with a mix of textures from the creamy dressing to the crunchy topping. Use iceberg lettuce for this salad. It's mild flavor and crunchy texture hold up well to the creamy dressing. Don't fear using iceberg lettuce....

Zucchini Carbonara

Zucchini Carbonara

This Zucchini Carbonara recipe is my springtime take on carbonara sauce. I replaced the traditional guanciale or pancetta (Italian bacon) in carbonara with a vegetable that reminds me of spring. Zucchini has a mild fresh flavor and wonderful refreshing scent. I like...

Chicken Cacciatrice

Chicken Cacciatrice

This meal came to me in a flash of inspiration. I was planning on making Chicken Cacciatore, which is hunter's chicken. The idea behind hunter's chicken is that men would be out hunting for poultry or rabbit, and they would make a stew out of whatever vegetables they...

Shakshuka – Eggs Cooked in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Shakshuka – Eggs Cooked in Spicy Tomato Sauce

This egg dish makes a wonderful breakfast or a hearty breakfast-for-dinner option. Shakshuka originated in Tunisia but has become a popular breakfast dish all around the Mediterranean region. The eggs are cooked in a chunky, spicy tomato sauce, along with a sweet bell...

Cream of Chicken Soup

Cream of Chicken Soup

As we transition to autumn, and the weather begins to get cooler, I'm starting to think about soups. Soup is so easy to make from scratch. I was in the mood for the flavor of chicken soup but I wanted a creamier, filling soup that could be a complete meal. I made this...

Penne alla Vodka – A Hot and Creamy Blush Sauce

Penne alla Vodka – A Hot and Creamy Blush Sauce

I first had Penne alla Vodka in a restaurant called Lasagna on Second Avenue in New York City. They made it with rigatoni instead of penne and they added hot Italian sausage. I was a vegetarian at the time so I always asked them to leave out the sausage, although the...

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