Pasta

Garlic Cream Sauce

Posted by on Dec 5, 2010 in Cream Sauces (non-dairy), Pasta, Recipes | Comments Off on Garlic Cream Sauce

Garlic Cream Sauce

1 TBSP ghee (or butter) 3 cloves of garlic, minced 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk (regular, not “light”) 1/4 tsp pure salt 1 TBSP lemon juice In a small pot, saute garlic in ghee over medium-low heat until lightly golden (about 2 or 3 mins). Add coconut milk, salt, & lemon juice. Simmer for about 5 mins. Done! ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ Adapted from The Spunky Coconut Cookbook – A very easy, delicious cream sauce. ~ Pictured above, I tossed this tasty sauce with brown rice pasta, artichoke...

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Peanut Sauce

Posted by on Jul 8, 2010 in Asian, Condiments, etc..., Cruciferous (non-leafy), Pasta, Recipes, Sauces, Gravys | Comments Off on Peanut Sauce

Peanut Sauce

Smooth Peanut Sauce – quick, easy & yummy! 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (almond or cashew butter work too) 4 TBSP soy sauce 2 TBSP brown rice vinegar 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (or more) 1/2 cup water Whisk all ingredients together. Done! I Love a no-cook sauce 🙂 SIDE NOTES: ~ Our favorite way to eat this sauce is over noodles with a vegetable. Peas or broccoli work well. If using frozen peas, no need to thaw. Just add them to the pot w/ the noodles for the last minute or 2 of cook time. If using broccoli, chop up a few cloves of garlic & saute in oil for a...

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Garlic Scape Pesto Pizza

Posted by on Jul 4, 2010 in Entrees, Pesto, Pizza, Recipes | 1 comment

Garlic Scape Pesto Pizza

For the PESTO: 12 garlic scapes, chopped (about 1/2 cup) 1 cup fresh basil (tightly packed) 1/2 cup walnuts 1/3 cup parmesan 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 tsp pure salt Add everything to a food processor & blend. If you have the option, process the first 4 ingredients, then add olive oil and salt while machine is running. To assemble the PIZZA: Spread the pesto on (a pre-cooked) pizza crust. Add some sliced, fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes, and freshly ground black pepper. Bake at 375 for about 10 mins. You can of course use any pesto recipe for this, so if you can’t get...

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Quick Tomato Sauce

Posted by on Jun 16, 2010 in Pasta, Recipes, Red Sauces | Comments Off on Quick Tomato Sauce

Quick Tomato Sauce

1 28 oz package diced tomatoes 2 medium garlic cloves 1 tsp water 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 3 TBSP coarsely chopped fresh basil (or more) 1/4 tsp sugar (optional) 1/2 tsp plus 1 TBSP pure salt 1 additional TBSP extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup reserved cooking liquid (pasta water) 1 lb whole grain pasta Bring water to a boil in large pot, add 1 TBSP salt along with the pasta and cook until al dente. Meanwhile, crush garlic into a small bowl & stir in 1 tsp water. Heat 2 TBSP oil in a 10 inch saute pan over medium heat and saute garlic/water mixture until fragrant but not brown, approx...

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Sesame Asparagus & Noodles

Posted by on Jun 6, 2010 in Asian, Entrees, Pasta, Photo Slide Show, Recipes | Comments Off on Sesame Asparagus & Noodles

Sesame Asparagus & Noodles

2 TBSP sesame seeds, toasted 1 pound spaghetti or linguine For the Sauce: 2 TBSP toasted sesame oil 1/4 cup tamari/soy sauce 2 TBSP water 2 TBSP mirin a pinch of cayenne 8 drops liquid stevia (optional) For the Asparagus: 1 TBSP coconut oil 2 garlic cloves minced 1/4 tsp ground ginger powder 1 bunch asparagus, cut into 2-inch lengths 1/4 cup water 1 tsp tamari/soy sauce 2 scallions or chives thinly sliced (optional) Toast sesame seeds & pour them into a small bowl to cool. Combine sesame oil, soy sauce, water, mirin, cayenne & stevia in small bowl & set aside. Start cooking...

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Greens Beans & Shells

Posted by on Jun 6, 2010 in Brothy w/ Beans, Cannellini/Great Northern, Greens, Legumes, Pasta, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Vegetables | Comments Off on Greens Beans & Shells

Greens Beans & Shells

butter, ghee, or extra virgin olive oil garlic (6 – 8 cloves), chopped crushed red pepper (optional) 11 oz spinach (more or less) 2 cans cannellini beans 32 oz vegetable broth pure salt & pepper 1 pound medium whole grain shells Cook pasta. Saute garlic in olive oil until lightly browned. Shake in some crushed red pepper if using. Add spinach & saute until wilted (just a few mins). Add beans & vegetable broth & stir until heated through. Toss in cooked pasta & serve. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~...

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Linguini w/ Broccoli & Garlic

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Cruciferous (non-leafy), Olive Oil Sauces, Pasta, Recipes | Comments Off on Linguini w/ Broccoli & Garlic

Linguini w/ Broccoli & Garlic

butter, ghee, or extra virgin olive oil lots of garlic crushed red pepper (optional) 1 large head of broccoli 1 lb whole grain pasta pure salt & freshly ground pepper to taste Boil water for the pasta. In the mean time, chop broccoli into bite size pieces & set aside. Chop garlic into chunks & saute in butter or olive oil (in large saute pan) over medium heat for a few minutes. Shake in some crushed red pepper (if using). Add pasta to the boiling water with 1 TBSP of salt and cook until al dente. Add broccoli & continue sauteing for 3 – 5 minutes (may need to add more...

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Fettuccine w/ Pine Nut Sauce

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Cream Sauces (non-dairy), Pasta, Recipes | Comments Off on Fettuccine w/ Pine Nut Sauce

Fettuccine w/ Pine Nut Sauce

1 cup pine nuts 1 TBSP sweet white miso 2 cloves garlic, quartered 2 tsps umeboshi vinegar 1 tsp brown rice syrup (or 1 or 2 drops of liquid stevia) 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 TBSP (more or less) water 8 oz whole grain pasta While pasta is cooking, place nuts, miso & garlic in a food processor. With motor running, slowly add all the liquid ingredients, except water, and process until blended. Add water in small amounts to adjust the consistency, keeping the sauce fairly thick. Drain noodles (do not rinse) and toss immediately with sauce & serve. Makes 2 or 3 servings....

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Fettuccine w/ Mascarpone Toasted Walnuts & Basil

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Butter/Cheese Sauce, Pasta, Recipes | Comments Off on Fettuccine w/ Mascarpone Toasted Walnuts & Basil

Fettuccine w/ Mascarpone Toasted Walnuts & Basil

1/2 cup chopped walnuts 3 TBSP butter 2 TBSP chopped fresh basil (or more) 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese (Italian cream cheese) pure salt & freshly ground black pepper 1 pound whole grain fettuccine Boil water for pasta. Place walnuts in a skillet over medium heat, and toast, shaking the pan occasionally to turn the nuts (until fragrant, about 5 mins).Transfer to a separate bowl. Melt butter in the same skillet. Add the nuts & basil & cook just until heated through. Add salt (1/2 tsp give or take) and pepper to the walnut mixture & stir to combine. Place the mascarpone in a bowl...

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Broccoli Rabe Pasta

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Cruciferous (non-leafy), Greens, Olive Oil Sauces, Pasta, Pasta w/ Greens, Recipes | Comments Off on Broccoli Rabe Pasta

Broccoli Rabe Pasta

2 TBSP butter, ghee, or extra virgin olive oil 3 large garlic cloves, minced 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (or more!) 1/2 cup julienne cut, sundried tomatoes (packed in oil), drained 1 big bunch of broccoli rabe, blanched 3 TBSP pine nuts, toasted (optional) 1/2 lb whole grain pasta salt & pepper to taste Toast pine nuts in a small, dry skillet until lightly browned. Transfer nuts to a small bowl to cool & set aside. Remove & discard the stems from the broccoli rabe & wash the greens. Blanch the broccoli rabe by placing in boiling water (add 2 tsp of salt w/ the greens)...

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Pasta Fagiole

Posted by on Jun 2, 2010 in Brothy w/ Beans, Cannellini/Great Northern, Legumes, Pasta, Recipes, Vegetables | Comments Off on Pasta Fagiole

Pasta Fagiole

Just one of many ways to make this type of dish…. butter, ghee, or extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped garlic (however much you like), cut into chunks 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper (or more) 4 carrots, chopped 4 celery stalks, chopped 32 oz veggie or chicken broth 2 cans cannelini or great northern beans handful of parsley, chopped (optional) 1 lb whole grain pasta (elbows or small shells work well for this) pure salt & freshly ground pepper to taste While the water for the pasta is heating up, prep veggies. Heat butter or oil in large saute pan & cook onions, gently,...

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Baked Mac & Cheese

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Butter/Cheese Sauce, Pasta, Recipes | Comments Off on Baked Mac & Cheese

Baked Mac & Cheese

5 & 1/2 TBSP butter 1 cup whole milk, half & half, or heavy cream 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese (or whatever type of cheese you prefer) 1 tsp pure salt 1 pound small shells (or other small pasta shape) pinch of ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp ground mustard (optional) 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional) 1/3 cup plain bread crumbs 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (or regular parmesan) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Use 1/2 TBSP of the butter to grease a 9×13 inch baking dish & set aside. Dice 4 TBSP of the butter & place in a large bowl (big enough to fit the pasta). Pour the milk...

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