Category Archives: Side dish

Quick Tomato Sauce

If you don’t have spaghetti sauce on hand, or want a fresher tasting sauce than the jarred kind, here is my go-to. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 1/2 red sweet pepper, diced 1/2 green pepper, diced … Continue reading

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Fresh Pasta

Serves 4 – 6. 650 calories 400 grams flour (about 2 cups) (Classically, Italians use 00 semolina flour, but here in U.S. I use regular flour.) 1/2 tsp salt 4 eggs 1 tsp olive oil 1 tsp water Place flour … Continue reading

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Sesame Noodles

For peanut dressing 3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/4 cup warm water 2 tablespoons chopped peeled fresh ginger 1 medium garlic clove, chopped 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons Asian sesame oil 1 teaspoon honey 1 … Continue reading

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Saag Paneer

Made this recipe pretty close to directions and it came out really good. I may make it a bit spicier next time.  

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Tagliatelle alla crema di asparagi

4 nests of tagliatelle 1 cup (250 mL) of heavy cream 50 g butter Salt White pepper 2 Shallots Grated Parmesan cheese Trim asparagus spears. Boil in salted water until tender, about 5 minutes. Cut off the tips and reserve. … Continue reading

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Scalloped Potatoes

Your simple scalloped potatoes, quick and easy, no frills. Don’t worry if you don’t have gouda for the top, use more parmesan or any other cheese. You can also substitute half-and-half or milk for the cream. 1 1/2 cups heavy … Continue reading

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Roasted Carrots with Cumin

Note: I’ve roasted sliced fennel root with the carrots and the family loved it. 10 medium carrots, peeled 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves ½ teaspoon cumin seeds, … Continue reading

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