Hearty Pasta Dishes
“Hay and straw” pasta is mixture of white and spinach linguine and come packaged together. Somewhat easier to find is white and green fettuccine, so substitute these if need be. If you’ve been looking for a healthier Alfredo sauce, you’ve come to the right place. Read More→Print This Post
This quick and nourishing year-round pasta recipe calls for chard, kale, or spinach, but you can use a combination or even substitute broccoli rabe or mustard greens. My personal favorite in this dish is chard, as it’s so good in the Italian-style trio of pasta with greens and legumes. Just add a colorful salad and you’ve got a meal. Recipe from Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas.Print This Post
I first heard of this dish from a friend whose Italian mother-in-law makes it regularly. Always one to go for hearty and offbeat combinations, I couldn’t wait to try it. This is a filling dish, and you’ll need only a simple salad and a green vegetable such as broccoli to make a satisfying meal. Read More→Print This Post
Swiss chard is a beloved kitchen-garden vegetable in Italian cuisine. Combined with white beans and tomatoes, this stick-to-your-ribs dish will satisfy the heartiest of appetites.
“Marriage…is not merely sharing one’s fettuccine, but sharing the burden of finding the fettuccine restaurant in the first place.”
—Calvin Trillin Read More→Print This Post
Pappardelle are long, ripple-edged noodles. If you can’t find them, substitute fettuccine. But whichever you end up using it doesn’t matter, this rich, delicious dish will be everything you wanted it to be.
“The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again.” —George MillerPrint This Post
Seitan is a traditional Asian food made from high-protein wheat gluten. in Chinese cookery, it is often used as a very convincing meat analog. Peppersteak is a perfect menu for this “beefy” food. Read More→Print This Post
Brimming with barely-cooked vegetables, this noodle dish makes a good light dinner. Leftovers packed in a container and eaten cold also make a terrific change-of-pace offering in a brown-bag lunch. Read More→Print This Post
Serve this tasty cold pasta salad, flavored with traditional eggplant caponata, for a family dinner, potluck, or buffet. Read More→Print This Post