Category: Italian

Tuscan Kale Salad with Grilled Steak

tuscan kale salad with steak

If you’ve been to True Food Kitchen, you’ve probably tried their Tuscan Kale Salad. It is so fresh and perfectly dressed, every time. I can never get enough of it. North Italia, a sister restaurant, serves that same delicious kale…

Crab and Mushroom Pasta

mushroom lump crab pasta

I have been craving seafood every day for the past week, so I’ve been shamelessly eating fish, shrimp, and now crab. I am a firm believer that your body knows yourself better than you. If the body wants seafood, or…

Cauliflower Crust Margherita Pizza

cauliflower pizza

A standard 8-inch margherita pizza has about 800 calories. That’s a lot, isn’t it? After all, a margherita pizza usually only has tomatoes, basil and mozzarella. This incredible Cooking Light recipe that I adapted has 350 calories and double the…

Arugula Spaghetti with Tuna

tuna spaghetti

If you love the classic al dente pasta tossed in olive oil, garlic and chili flakes then this dish is definitely for you. It’s an elevated version of the olive oil pasta. I love this recipe. I don’t even know…

Tortellini Pesto Bake

tortellini bake

I have a confession to make. This is a cheat recipe. Don’t worry, I did make this dish but I took a bunch of shortcuts. Okay and my husband told me it was totally out of this world and I…

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad

roasted pepper pasta salad

Hello, summer! Summer began on Father’s Day this year. Sure enough, June gloom is over and it’s been getting sunnier and hotter everyday. Summer is a time for cookouts, BBQ, and pool parties. This means that you need to be…

Cherries, Zest, and Ricotta

cherries and ricotta

  The shortest recipe I’ve ever posted! All this recipe requires is your desire to buy some irresistible fresh cherries, one orange and a tub of ricotta. Mix everything except ricotta an hour ahead of time and there you have…

Capellini alla Puttanesca

puttanesca

Oh Pasta Puttanesca. This is basically the Italian version of a kitchen sink pasta, using only pantry items (well, and some fresh parsley for color and flavor). This was actually one of my make-ahead recipes that I put in the…