Creamy Tomato and Fresh Basil Pasta Sauce

Creamy Tomato and Fresh Basil Pasta Sauce

We think this pasta sauce is pretty outstanding, and each time I serve this to guests, I’m asked for the recipe. Our dinner party last weekend was no exception. It’s very simple really, and perfect for the holidays. The creamy element comes from … Continue reading

Ratatouille Flatbread Pizza

Ratatouille Flatbread Pizza

My mom began making ratatouille when I was a young girl, and I remember it was unlike anything she usually served and I wasn’t really sure if it was supposed to be a side dish, a condiment, filling, or topping. Turns out that this lovely stew … Continue reading

Veggie Medley Marinara over Red Wine Pasta

Veggie Medley Marinara over Red Wine Pasta

For a little extra drama (the good kind) around your table this holiday season, try serving this spectacular dish. Spoiler alert – your pasta is about to turn vividly reddish-purple, and it’s a bit of a show stopper. My daughter and I recently … Continue reading

Fresh Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

Fresh Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

August means ripe tomatoes and fresh corn on the cob. This colorful salad takes advantage of both at their very best. Not only is this recipe super easy – it’s also super delicious, with iconic summertime flavors that make everyone happy. The addition … Continue reading

Mediterranean Summer Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Summer Pasta Salad

Sometimes you’re looking for the perfect salad to bring to a summer barbecue or potluck, or an easy lunch for family and friends at home. Here you go. Full of fresh basil and Roma tomatoes, plus hearty whole grain pasta, … Continue reading

Spicy Tomato Soup with Orzo

Spicy Tomato Soup with Orzo

The last few weeks of summer are upon us, and as the evenings start to get cooler, my thoughts always turn to the simple pleasures of making a big pot of soup. During the week, preparation time for many of … Continue reading

Pita Bread Pizzas

Pita Bread Pizzas

These Vegan Pita Bread Pizzas were born a few weeks ago, after an unusually long and exhausting day. I landed in the kitchen at about 8:00 that night, too tired to think. We were all overly hungry with no dinner … Continue reading

Spicy Chana Masala

Spicy Chana Masala

Chana Masala is the name of a slightly spicy chickpea stew, and also refers to the name of the complex spice blend used to make that dish. A big thank-you goes to my sister-in-law Janet, for sharing her recipe with … Continue reading

Pasta al Pomodoro with Summer Vegetables

Pasta al Pomodoro with Summer Vegetables

Two summers ago, we had pasta everyday as our family travelled on vacation through Italy. Sometimes twice a day. It stayed right around 100 degrees each day, yet a plate of steaming hot pasta somehow always hit the spot. Wherever … Continue reading