Vegetarian

Frittata with Bell Peppers and Onion

Frittata with Bell Peppers and Onion

Frittata is basically an Italian omelette. It can be made on the stove top or in the oven. The frittata makes a great main dish or can also be used as an appetizer. There are countless combinations of vegetables, meats, and cheeses that can be […]

Corn Muffins

Corn Muffins

Corn muffins are one of my favorite breakfast or snack foods.  They have just the right amount of sweetness and are satisfying and delicious.  They are also great toasted with butter.  The nice thing about this recipe is its versatility.  You can make them sweet, […]

Fettucine with Egg, Garlic and Olive Oil

Fettucine with Egg, Garlic and Olive Oil

Fettuccine all’uovo, aglio e olio di oliva This dish is simply delicious. The closest dish to which I can compare it is Spaghetti alla Carbonara without the guanciale (bacon).  Growing up we called it “white pasta”. No one could make this dish like my mother. […]

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes go great with many dishes. The creamy, buttery texture of the potatoes is the perfect comfort food. The little extra effort you need to make homemade mashed potatoes is well worth it. This recipe adds flavorful garlic and olive oil to make the […]

Farfalle with Pesto

Farfalle with Pesto

Traditional Pesto alla Genovese is made with seven specific ingredients, basil Genovese, Ligurian extra-virgin olive oil, pine nuts, parmigiano reggiano, pecorino cheese, garlic, and salt. There are, however, many variations of pesto that are delicious. I find a mixture of vegetables and nuts make a […]

Fasolia – Ethiopian Green Beans and Carrots

Fasolia – Ethiopian Green Beans and Carrots

This vegetable dish is a common Ethiopian dish that can be served with the Injera (sponge like crepe) or as a side dish.  We like to eat it with the Doro Wat (Ethiopian Chicken Stew) and the Mesir Wat (Ethiopian Red Lentils).  Some recipes call […]

Mesir Wat (Ethiopian Red Lentils)

Mesir Wat (Ethiopian Red Lentils)

This red lentil dish is a common Ethiopian lentil recipe called Mesir Wat.  It’s consistency is that of a thick puree. It can be served with the Doro Wat (Ethiopian Chicken Stew) or with Injera (sponge like crepe). Ingredients: 1 1/2 – cups red lentils 1 […]

Spaghetti with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Cannellini Beans and Zucchini

Spaghetti with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Cannellini Beans and Zucchini

  Spaghetti con pomodori secchi, fagioli, e zucchini This pasta dish is one of our favorites at home. It is my “go to” when I do not have any other ideas for dinner. I generally have all the ingredients in the house so it is […]

Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Eggplant, Zucchini, and Butternut Squash Roasted vegetables are one of the easiest side dishes you can make.  What’s great about it is that with very little effort you have a delicious vegetable to serve along with your main dish.  This recipes includes eggplant, zucchini, […]

Farro Salad

Farro Salad

Insalata di Farro Farro is an ancient grain that has a nutty flavor with a nice bite to it. Not only is it delicious, but it is also high in fiber and protein and is a good source of vitamins and minerals like magnesium, iron, […]