Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Mushroom n Olives Lasagna (VEGAN)

This one-dish lasagna is super healthy and has a unique flavor with the addition of green olives. Mushrooms and swiss chards round off the veggies and tofu is used as the protein making it a completely VEGAN offering. By using readymade lasagna sauce, the assembling of the dish takes under 30 minutes and just 30 minutes… Continue reading Mushroom n Olives Lasagna (VEGAN)

Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Pasta e` Patate` – simple creamy tomato pasta topped with crisp potatoes

This dish translates into Pasta with potato. Before you get started at the very thought of carb-on-carb…. This dish is apparently very popular in rural Italy. I was reading through many online posts and learnt about how this dish ‘pasta e `patate` is put together with leftover pasta, leftover tomato paste and potatoes. Potatoes have… Continue reading Pasta e` Patate` – simple creamy tomato pasta topped with crisp potatoes

Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Italian Spread – orzo mushroom risotto, ’caulipower’ penne and roasted mini peppers

Today we made it an Italian spread for dinner - ☝️Orzo risotto overloaded with mushrooms ✌️ Caulipower penne with broccoli and cherry tomato - dressed simply with olive oil and balsamic vinegar - this one turned out to be surprisingly amazing! 🤟 Oven roasted sweet mini-peppers  I started off with an idea to make something creamy and… Continue reading Italian Spread – orzo mushroom risotto, ’caulipower’ penne and roasted mini peppers

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Creamy green lentil pasta with edamame and parsley

You will be surprised by the flavor this recipe provides with just parsley and garlic. Very simple ingredients yet an eye-catching presentation. Today’s alternative pasta choice is green Lentil. I enjoy experimenting with these new offerings of pasta these days. This one did not disappoint. When you are able to enjoy a grain by itself, the… Continue reading Creamy green lentil pasta with edamame and parsley

Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Shells Mac n Cheese with Spinach and Mushrooms

This week one of my sons asked for ‘Mac n cheese’. Gone are the days when I opened up a pack of ready to eat MnC, poured hot water, sprinkled the cheese powder and served it to my kids. I would have to make six of them to feed my boys, besides all the additives which… Continue reading Shells Mac n Cheese with Spinach and Mushrooms

Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Minty, spicy and creamy Fusilli pasta with Kale and Carrots

Jump to recipe We love Pasta dishes where all the food groups are combined. This dish is one such preparation. Whole wheat fusilli is combined with kale and carrots in a smooth creamy sauce. Perfumed with freshly chopped mint leaves. Spice it up with a habenaro or keep it simple. This dish can be enjoyed… Continue reading Minty, spicy and creamy Fusilli pasta with Kale and Carrots

Holiday, Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Humble Mac n Cheese tweaked for the Holidays

Jump to recipe Mac n Cheese is a comfort food essentially combining pasta and cheese sauce. It is easy food for toddlers and has been a staple go-to food because of its simplicity and neutral appeal. But the pasta is all white carbs and does not add much nutrition. By picking a wholegrain pasta and… Continue reading Humble Mac n Cheese tweaked for the Holidays

Holiday, Italian, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

Holiday hosting with roasted vegetable Lasagna

Jump to recipe This is probably one of my longer posts with a lot more pictures and description than usual. I wanted to take the time to elaborate the techniques used in this dish. Lasagna is a dish which takes time to put together but once done, it can provide 10-15 servings. So this dish… Continue reading Holiday hosting with roasted vegetable Lasagna

Lunch, Dinner and Entrees, Soups

Roasted Fennel Tomato soup

Jump to recipe Fennel is a root vegetable which has a very aromatic and appetizing flavor when roasted in the oven. This is typically referred to as ‘liquorice’ which means sweet and aromatic. By roasting fennel bulbs and incorporating them in the soup, the flavor profile of basic tomato soup is enhanced.I add potato and… Continue reading Roasted Fennel Tomato soup