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SPRING PEA PASTA WITH TRUFFLE OIL, LEMON & MINT. Olive Pesto Pasta. The month of December always feels overly full.

Olive Pesto Pasta

Between preparing for the holidays, closing out the year, and the normal work load, food falls by the wayside. On top of that, the cookies and sweets are everywhere. While pasta isn’t the healthiest, it’s quick and makes this meal easy to get to the table in 15 minutes. 5 recipes that are gluten-free—and delicious. Pumpkin Lentil LasagnaVegan, gluten-free Pumpkin Cashew Ricotta 2 cups raw cashews, soaked for at least 4 hours 2 cups pumpkin puree 1 clove garlic 1 lemon, juiced 1 tsp salt 1 Tbsp olive oil Lasagna 1 container gluten-free lasagna noodles (Elizabeth Stein loves Capello's) 1 jar marinara sauce 1 cup cooked black lentils 8 oz. shredded vegan cheese Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

5 recipes that are gluten-free—and delicious

Meanwhile, in a high-speed blender, add pumpkin cashew ricotta ingredients. Blend until smooth. Almost Cheeseless Pasta Casserole Recipe. More often than not pasta casseroles are deliciously cheesy affairs.

Almost Cheeseless Pasta Casserole Recipe

The formula goes something like this - pasta, a bit of sauce, a pound of cheese. The cheese is the decadent glue that works to hold the rest of the casserole together. Cauliflower mac & cheese. Stop what you’re doing right now and – wherever you live – go search out a CSA or local farm delivery in your area.

cauliflower mac & cheese

Ok, that sounded pushy, but really, you’ll thank me later! Here are a few reasons why: 1. You will support small farmers in your community… and your vegetables will be tastier because everything is better in season. 2. Broccoli-Basil Mac and Cheese Recipe. Whenever I'm away from home I keep a list of what I want to cook when I get back.

Broccoli-Basil Mac and Cheese Recipe

Well, it actually becomes more of a nest than a list, and there's a pocket in my suitcase dedicated to keeping it somewhat contained. Unzip the pocket and you'll find menus folded in two, notes scribble on the backs of receipts, pages ripped from far-flung magazines, that sort of thing. Now that I'm home, the nest is sitting a few inches tall, smack in the middle of the dining room table. Top of the pile, a note to self to make this broccoli-basil crusted mac and cheese. Vegan mac & cheese. I’m not going to lie and tell you that no one will believe this doesn’t have cheese.

vegan mac & cheese

If you’re vegan, this will taste darn cheesy… if you are a true cheese lover (as my husband Jack is), you won’t be totally fooled but you will devour it anyway. Jack likes to make fun of me when I make things like this… calls it “mac & sauce” and “vegan velveeta,” In the end he always eats his words. And most of the food on the table. This one is just as tasty as this recipe… except this time the creaminess comes from coconut milk. The cheesy flavor comes from nutritional yeast and a kick of dijon mustard. Ingredients crusty topping: 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs 1/4 cup chopped pine nuts pinch of cayenne & smoked paprika drizzle of olive oil on top before baking salt & pepper. Gnocchi with Squash & Sweet Corn Recipes from The Kitchn.

Pappardelle with kale pesto. Here’s my green meal in honor of St.

Pappardelle with kale pesto

Date Night Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese.


Swiss Chard and Lemon Ricotta Pasta recipe on Author Notes: This is an easy, last minute dinner since you might have many of the ingredients on hand.

Swiss Chard and Lemon Ricotta Pasta recipe on

If you don't have any swiss chard, kale, spinach and arugula also work great. If you use kale, I recommend removing the tough central stem. If you use either arugula or baby spinach leaves, you don't need to precook them at all; just toss them in at the end. The warmth of the pasta will sufficiently wilt them. Pea & chickpea pasta salad. This has been a favorite lately. I’ve made it countless times before I even thought of posting it here. Spring Pasta Recipe. On cloudless, fog-less days, my kitchen door opens onto a sunny back patio.

Spring Pasta Recipe

I get the occasional visitor - cats, bees, butterflies, big spiders. It's always a surprise. The last few days there have been four birds that stop by late in the morning to sit on branches near the kitchen window. They are tiny pom-poms with bodies no longer than my thumb. Sometimes they just sit and watch me, other times they peck at the window. Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad Recipes from The Kitchn. Pasta salads are infinitely flexible, delicious, and ready be dressed up.

Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad Recipes from The Kitchn

When I get a crush on a cheese or a vegetable the pasta salad plays impresario, showing off its charms. But I can get easily carried away; if goat cheese, why not Parmesan too? Winter Pasta with Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts. Do you ever linger at the stove after the vegetables have been roasted, oven door ajar and fingers splayed to enjoy that last blast of heat? It’s been so cold lately that I have found myself huddling over the pan while making eggs in the morning, rewarming a cup of tea ten times throughout the day just to cuddle with it. Roasted Vegetable Orzo Recipe. If a quick scan through my in-box is any indication, many of you are curious with marble counter tops. The questions just keep coming, month after month, which makes me think this post is long overdue.

So, let's give it a shot. After living and cooking in a very active, marble-countered kitchen, I thought I'd share some opinions, a bit of advice, and a recipe for the orzo salad I made on them just yesterday. Sound good? Baked Farro Pasta Recipe. Meatless Monday: Lollipop Kale Pesto Pasta. Orzo with Caramelized Fall Vegetables & Ginger. This is also a satisfying dish to eat — there's no meat, and it's even vegan, if you leave off the final sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Pea and sun dried tomato fettuccine. Quick Recipe: Creamy Lemon Pasta with Spinach & Peas.