Spring Pasta with Baby Spinach, Tomatoes, and Ricotta Cheese

  To me, this pasta dish announced the arrival of spring. Never-mind the fact that it’s snowing outside right now, on April 1. That’s beside the point. I originally saw this recipe for Papardelle with Baby Spinach, Herbs, and Ricotta featured on the April cover of Cooking Light, and was super excited to try it.…… Continue reading Spring Pasta with Baby Spinach, Tomatoes, and Ricotta Cheese

Braised Winter Vegetable Pasta

With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, I’m seeing a lot of discussion on whether or not  diet, low-carb, or low-fat foods belong at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Really, it’s not so much of a discussion, because the general consensus seems to be that it’s one day a year dedicated to food (mostly), so might as well live…… Continue reading Braised Winter Vegetable Pasta

Braised Lamb with Cinnamon and Cardamom

This is a warm and cozy dish for a chilly evening. Instead of simmering on the stove, you could use a slow cooker. The cinnamon and cardamom flavors are subtle, but delicious. Your entire house will smell wonderful after simmering the lamb. The recipe I used for inspiration is from Souvlaki for the Soul. To…… Continue reading Braised Lamb with Cinnamon and Cardamom

Rotini with Creamy Alfredo Sauce

So my husband and I are huge fans of chicken fettucine alfredo, but this evening I made a meatless version (went great with our Eggplant & Tomato Gratin – recipe coming soon!). This recipe is not figure-friendly. Heavy cream? Check. Cheese? Check. Butter? Check. Carbs? Check. At least I used whole-wheat pasta…? And uh… parsley.…… Continue reading Rotini with Creamy Alfredo Sauce