Tag Archives: Pastas and Rice

Roasted Tomato Fettuccine

Make your fresh garden tomatoes the star of your next family lunch or dinner party meal with this roasted tomato fettuccine recipe. All you need are 5 simple and fresh ingredients; olive oil, Roma tomatoes, garlic, basil, and Parmesan cheese to prepare this rustic summer pasta dish. The one and only time I will devour …

Pasta With Pancetta and Tomato Sauce

Pasta with pancetta and tomato sauce, traditionally known as pasta all’Amatriciana, is a quick and super simple pasta dish to prepare for the family. The sauce is one of the easiest to prepare since it only requires a few ingredients. This is a rustic Italian classic that the family is sure to love. This popular …

Healthy Summer Pasta Salad

Summer salads make for quick, easy, and healthy meal options, for a lazy day by the pool, a casual dinner party or a bring-along meal for a picnic or barbecue. This healthy summer pasta salad is made with homegrown cherry tomatoes and cucumbers, fresh basil, tangy black olives, and creamy mozzarella cheese. Summer days in …

Healthy Hamburger Helper

Toss that packaged Hamburger Helper full of processed, unhealthy ingredients and prepare this easy-to-make healthy hamburger helper – a hearty, rich meal that you can actually feel good about feeding the family. Long gone are the days when Hamburger Helper was a preferred meal of the family. My mother was an excellent cook – still …

Antipasto Pasta Salad

This is the perfect party pasta salad. It combines all the flavours of an authentic Mediterranean antipasto platter-feta cheese, artichokes, roasted red peppers, basil, olives, capers, and cherry tomatoes, and more. Pasta salads make great take-along meals to barbecues or potlucks since they can be prepared in advance, and maintain their texture and flavour for …

Caprese Avocado Rice Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Caprese salads spell S-U-M-M-E-R. Not literally, of course! Fresh hand-picked basil and tomatoes from the garden, and morsels of mozzarella cheese make this Italian-inspired dish a light and refreshing, yet satisfying summer meal. My love for mozzarella di bufala all started in Molise years ago, when my husband’s relatives introduced me to REAL mozzarella, not the shredded, …

Insalata di Riso

Insalata di riso is an inexpensive summer comfort food that is a quintessential meal in every Italian household. It’s light and flavourful, yet filling and so simple to make. With its bold flavours and simple preparation, it typifies classic, rustic Italian fare in every single bite. It can be served as a hearty main dish for a …

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Supple, earthy, bite-size morsels of sweet potato gnocchi that can be made at home? Believe it or not but these delicious gnocchi are relatively easy to prepare. Traditional gnocchi pale in comparison to these flavourful gnocchi, which can be paired with a simple sauce of butter, extra virgin olive oil, a few basil leaves, and a …

Tomato-Coconut Shrimp Curry

This tomato-coconut shrimp curry is a quick and healthy rendition of traditional Indian curry. Simple enough to make for a weekday dinner yet sophisticated enough to serve to dinner guests. The combination of light and creamy coconut milk combined with sweet tomatoes, earthy garlic, aromatic curry powder, and a hint of lime makes this light and fresh curry …