Posts tagged "pasta"
Low Calorie Creamy Linguini

Low Calorie Creamy Linguini

Warm weather is finally fast approaching! Yay! Even though I can’t wait for warmer weather, it’s time to get my rear into gear and get serious about slimming down for summer. I literally need to do this every year and while it’s never fun, it’s important to feel confident in your body…especially when you live...
Tortellini Alfredo Pizza

Tortellini Alfredo Pizza

Like a lot of people in America, my family often turns to pizza for celebratory occasions. Growing up, it was often a reward for being a good sport after baseball games, getting good grades, birthdays, or even just celebrating the fact that it’s Friday. And even though we’ve enjoyed a lot of different toppings over...
Arrabiata Sauce with Penne

Arrabiata Sauce with Penne

It’s no secret that I love spicy food, so I decided to make my family a nice batch of arrabiata sauce last weekend. It develops such an amazing flavor as the tomatoes simmer away with herbs, onion, and (my favorite) red pepper flakes! A pinch of sugar helps mellow out the acidity of the tomatoes,...
Kielbasa with Peppers and Onions

Kielbasa with Peppers and Onions

Everyone was pretty hungry after a long day at work, so I used what we had laying around to make a satisfying and tasty meal. Honestly, I wasn’t even sure the folks would like this dish, but each of them went back for seconds. All you do is cook the veggies on medium-high heat until...
Eggy Penne with Vegetables

Eggy Penne with Vegetables

I’ve noticed that vegetable pasta dishes often lack any protein! Because of this observation, I decided to toss four eggs into a simple veggie pasta medley. The cheese adds excellent flavor, with subtle hints of garlic, spice, and sweet sundried tomatoes. I love the thin slices of zucchini scattered throughout the dish too. I first...
Angel Hair tossed in Garlicky Zucchini & Tomatoes

Angel Hair tossed in Garlicky Zucchini & Tomatoes

Need a pasta dish that can be on the table in no time? Use angel hair! It cooks incredibly quickly…just toss it in some tomatoes and zucchini to give it some substance, while keeping it light. I made it this weekend for my parents and they couldn’t believe how fast I threw it together. The...
Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna

This recipe is my staple vegetable lasagna concoction. I think it was the first veg lasagna I ever came up with, and I kind of just stuck with it because it’s so good! Lasagnas are perfect to make in advance, and then just stick in the oven when you need it. I love how it’s...
Shrimp Orzo

Shrimp Orzo

My family loves shrimp…seriously love those little buggers! Every so often I like to make a fun and easy  recipe with shrimp, this time with garlic and butter! Shrimp are so quick to cook that it’s a perfect protein to make during the week. Buy them already shelled and deveined to decrease prep time. Slightly...
Tortellini with Garden Vegetables

Tortellini with Garden Vegetables

It’s pasta night! A night filled with carbs and cheese…so to give it a healthy kick, I always make sure lots of veggies are involved! This recipe is truly a colorful and tasty boost for your weekday slump. The sautéing vegetables really do brighten your mood! Feel free to mix in vegetables that you like...
Spaghetti with Brown Butter, Mushrooms, and Asparagus

Spaghetti with Brown Butter, Mushrooms, and Asparagus

Pasta pasta pasta! Everyone likes pasta, everyone likes butter, everyone needs veggies – this platform helped me create this recipe. Let’s face it; we all occasionally want a change from regular spaghetti and tomato sauce. The directions below make it look like a lot of work, but this recipe can be done and on the...
Fig Vinegar Tortellini

Fig Vinegar Tortellini

Everyone needs a super quick and tasty weekday meal. Pasta is always a great go-to dish, but canned tomato sauce just gets boring. In basically the same amount of time it would take to make tomato sauce and tortellini, make this veggie packed tortellini recipe to wake up your taste buds! If you don’t have...
Orzo with Sundried Tomatoes, Peas, & Parmesan

Orzo with Sundried Tomatoes, Peas, & Parmesan

Orzo looks like rice, but it’s actually a pasta! It’s so simple to make, but home cooks often don’t make it for some reason….so here is my simple and flavorful orzo recipe. The sundried tomatoes give a slight sweetness to the dish, but there is freshness from the peas, and then a bit of salty...