Sun Dried Tomato Carbonara

Happy April! Also Happy Easter and belated Passover to all those who celebrate/celebrated! There are so many celebrations today. I took last week off to enjoy Passover with my family and give myself a chance to relax a bit. But I am back and I have lots of good content that I will be posting…

Chickpea Bolognese

Today is a good day because I’m sharing another yummy meal with you! This is another recipe from the Thug Kitchen cookbook – see the whole collection here πŸ™‚ . I’ve made all sorts of pasta sauces – using lentils, real ground beef, other vegetables – but I’ve never tried using chickpeas. I’m pleased to…

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…

Spaghetti with Veggie Bolognese

There is something so comforting about a big bowl of pasta. Spaghetti with bolognese sauce is a meal that I would have all the time growing up. It is traditionally made with ground beef, like what I’ve done in a prior post (link here), but today I am sharing a recipe for a vegetarian (actually…

Sweet Potato Gnocchi w/ Sauteed Spinach

Mmm gnocchi. When you get it right, gnocchi are such a delicious meal. They are super light, fluffy and delicate little dumplings. They can take a little practice to make, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll love it. Plus, everyone will be so impressed when you say you made them from scratch….

Recipe #30: Cheesy Caprese Chicken

I made it to #30! Wow, that’s an accomplishment. I am almost 1/3 through this challenge which is kind of exciting for me. I’m enjoying making all these new dishes and following recipes – before this challenge, I never really liked to use recipes, I usually prefer to make things up as I go when…

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…

Gourmet Pizza

I know I have a few pizza posts already, but this is my first one with homemade dough! I got the recipe from the back of the yeast packet and it turned out pretty well. As you can see, there are quite a few toppings here. I got cheese (obviously), pizza sauce, roasted veggies (zucchini,…