Quinoa Pasta Salad

Have you ever tried quinoa pasta? I hadn’t before I made this pasta salad. I won a contest from a brand called GoGo Quinoa and they sent me a big box of some of their products, including quinoa pastas. I thought a nice use of the pasta would be in a pasta salad. I love…

Pasta with Tomato-Cream Sauce

A simple pasta dish is my idea of a great weeknight meal. This one is so quick to put together and pretty much uses all pantry items (except for cream) so you can make this even if you haven’t gone grocery shopping in a little while. Don’t have the cream, not to worry! You can…

Recipe #7: Creamy Arugula, Goat Cheese & Tomato Pasta Salad

Happy fall everyone! The weather is still pretty nice where I live but I’m sad that days are getting shorter. I am very much looking forward to fall weather though and eating lots of soups and squash. Also, I am moving along with this cookbook and am already on recipe 7! The first recipe of…

Recipe #43: Lemony Salmon Bowtie Pasta

If you want a delicious and nutritious meal in around 30 minutes, this one is for you. I cooked a fresh salmon fillet in that time, but it would be even faster to make if you’re using canned or leftover cooked salmon. This recipe came together quite fast so make sure you have all the…

Recipe #35: Lentil and Mushroom Pasta Sauce

I love making my own pasta sauces – they’re always so much better than storebought. They’re also a lot healthier, usually. This recipe was definitely on the healthier side and it tasted delicious. I didn’t use mushrooms because I really don’t like them, so I used about 4 cups of chopped zucchini instead. I guess…

Peanut Pasta Salad

This was a yummy lunch. It all started with some leftover cooked plain pasta in the fridge. My go-to is usually some sort of asian inspired sauce/dressing and today was no different! I made a dressing with peanut butter, teriyaki sauce, a bit of vegetarian hoisin sauce, sriracha for heat, some ground ginger and sesame…

Aglio e Olio (Garlic and Oil Pasta)

This is a super easy pasta dish with only 6 ingredients! It’s only pasta (+ starchy pasta water), olive oil, garlic, chili flakes, parsley and parmesan cheese.  It was so easy to make but tasted so good. You really need quite a bit of garlic but when you cook it down, it gets super sweet…

Greek-ish Pasta Salad

I know I’ve posted pasta salads before, probably even similar to this one, but I’m posting this anyways. I made this for dinner the other day and it was a great accompaniment. It has whole wheat rotini, cucumber, bell pepper, olives and chickpeas. The only thing it was missing to make it truly greek was…

Pasta with Roasted Tomato Sauce and Delicata Squash

This was a good meal and very in season. So for the tomato sauce, I roasted some cherry tomatoes in the oven with a little oil, salt and pepper – until they were browning and starting to burst open. Then I roughly pureed them to get a sauce consistency. I had to add about 1/2…

Vibrant Pasta Salad

I know I’ve made pasta salad posts before – they’re just so easy and yummy and versatile. This one had corn, red bell pepper, green beans (that I cooked with the pasta when it was almost done), and kalamata olives. The dressing was olive oil, red wine vinegar, spicy mustard, salt, pepper and a bit…