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Posts tagged ‘Pasta’

Pasta Sauce Face Off

Whether its for a quick meal, an outstanding main dish for a dinner party, or to make one of our all time favorite comfort foods, you can always count on is a box of pasta. With the recent influx of gluten free choices, the pasta aisle has gotten significantly larger. Semolina, brown rice, quinoa, corn, wheat, are just a few I could think off the top of my head, and those added to the types of pasta you can choose from… oof… I often just buy whatever gluten free pasta is on sale, and stock up on a few at a time, till the next sale, of course.

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Oil & Herbs Pasta Sauce

It’s the end of the summer and almost time for comfort food season to begin (at least for those in Chicago). Pasta is one of my go-to comfort foods, however it’s still a bit too warm out for a heavy red sauce. For this Face Off I was thrilled to pull together an oil based sauce that is light and can be served year-round. An added benefit of making the sauce this time of year is that I had all the fresh herbs in my back yard ready to go (something that will change as soon as the cold sets in). Read more

Pesto Pasta Face Off

Pesto can either be really decadent or really healthy. Traditionally made with lots of Parmesan cheese, olive oil and pine nuts, a little can go a long way. Because Morgan and I tend to lean towards the healthy side we wanted to come up with two versions of pesto that were nutritious and easy to make, yet versatile enough to be used in a number of ways. Read more

Roasted Veggies and Pesto Pasta Salad

When I was younger, my favorite thing to have for dinner was pasta covered in butter and Parmesan cheese. Not much has changed since then, because I tend to make a big pot of pasta whenever I’m craving comfort food. Read more

Vegan Bolognese

I made a “real” bolognese sauce about 6 or 7 years ago that my husband went crazy over. I never wrote down the recipe and of course I could never repeat what I had created the first time around. I like to believe that the Vegan Gods were the cause of my forgetfulness. Well Seitan, you won… Read more