Penne Pesto Pasta with Harissa Chickpeas

There's something so earthy and delicious about an herbaceous pesto. As I was looking in the fridge and cupboards yesterday to figure out what to make for dinner, I saw that I had all the ingredients for a pesto. However, I didn't just want pesto and pasta. I wanted to amp it up a little so I cooked up some chickpeas in harissa sauce. I also had some radish sprouts hanging out in the fridge that I put on top as a garnish/topping. This meal tastes of springtime!

Mushroom Orzo with Coconut Harissa Sauce

Mushroom Orzo is a meal that I make often, I am constantly tweaking and altering the recipe for this. Last night I made it and it came out beautifully. Normally I make a coconut curry sauce, but I was out of the curry paste I typically use. I used harissa instead, oh man did it turn out just as good if not better.

Bloody Mary Pasta

The other day I was watching an episode of Chopped and one of the ingredients that the chefs had to use from their baskets was a bloody mary. If you've never seen the show before, it's where four chefs compete in a cooking competition and they have to use ingredients presented to them in baskets.

Olive Bruschetta Pesto Pasta

Sometimes I dream of pasta, there's something about a plate or bowl full of noodles whether they are simply dressed or dressed to kill that satisfies the soul. I had bruschetta and olives on the brain and decided that I would combine those flavors and make an olive pesto and bruschetta style pasta. Olive Bruschetta... Continue Reading →

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta

Pesto on pasta brings a delicious medley of flavors to the table. I'm always trying new twists on the classic pesto. I think that I've made pesto out of most green leafy things imaginable; kale, chard, spinach, romaine, arugula, the classic basil, watercress, and the list goes on and on. Some of these pesto's have... Continue Reading →

Lemon Dill Gnocchi

Today for lunch I was thinking of the gnocchi I had in the freezer and what I could do with it. I wanted something on the lighter side that wasn't super sauce heavy. After staring in the fridge for a while and looking at the ingredients I had on hand I decided to take another... Continue Reading →

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