Smokey Pasta with Roasted Bell Pepper Sauce

Last night, I experimented with a new pasta recipe along with smokey roasted bell peppers in the actual pasta sauce. It turned out really well, so sharing the recipe with you guys. Ingredients: A. For Cooking Pasta 4 cups of pasta (any) Water for boiling Extra salt for cooking pasta B. To Prepare Pasta Sauce…

Spaghetti Squash with Feta Cheese and Marinara Sauce

This is a very healthy dish, especially if you like pasta and you are trying to watch your calories input. Once a week, I definitely crave for good old Italian style pasta. I use spaghetti squash as a perfect substitute for my craving. It is low in calorie, you can portion control and also it…

Vegetables & Basil Pesto Risotto

I made this recipe for a potluck party recently, it is made of simple ingredients which will be easily available in your pantry. As a thumb rule this recipe has to cook on low heat through-out and it actually took me an hour and half to do all preparations and cooking time. So, it is…

Panini with Caramelized Onions-Pears Jam and Brie + Gorgonzola Cheese

God bless the person who invented ‘sandwich’ for all of us. I am huge sandwich fan myself, so I always experiment different food pairings in my recipes. Hot Panini, cold sub, grilled burger anything and everything is good, especially when I am not in good mood. It just brightens me up. Moreover, I love sweet…

Calzone

Calzones (Italian) are folded or stuffed pizza pockets with lots and lots of veggies and cheese. You need, Ingredients: 1. Basic Pizza Dough (or store-bought) 2. Veggies (Red bellpeppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, broccoli, jalapeno, olives, capers) 3. Cheese (Ricotta, Fresh Mozzarella, Parmesan cheese) 4. Fresh Herbs (Basil and Rosemary) 5. Spices (Salt, Pepper,…

Berrylicious Tiramisu / Trifle Cake

I made this cake for my husband on his birthday. Ya I wrote made and not baked. Why? Because there is no baking required. It is a great cake which also can be served on hot summer day, when you want something light and refreshing. Everyone knows about Italian tiramisu dessert. Basically traditional Tiramisu desserts…

Pizza with Veggies, Fig Butter & Thai Basil – Balsamic Glaze

Ingredients: Pre heat oven with pizza stone at 450. 1. Pizza dough (try Trader Joes dough) Bake it on pizza stone for 15 mins on each side. 2. Fig butter (Trader Joes) 3. Veggies (broccoli, olives, onions, bell peppers, and others) 4. Mozzarella cheese 5. Thai basil leaves (from Asian store) 6. Balsamic glaze (reduced…

Creamy Fennel Bulb & Potato Soup

This recipe is to die for. I was very excited about this experiment, as fennel bulb is one of my most favorite veggie. Earlier, I have made roasted vegetable lasagna casserole with eggplant, zucchini, bell-peppers, fennel bulbs, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese. It is really versatile and you can try paring fruits smoothies with fennel bulbs…

Wild & Brown Rice Pilaf

This recipe is prefect for winter time. It is hardy, warm, and very delicious. Moreover it is very easy and one pot recipe. Ingredients: 1/2 cup of wild rice (trader-joes brand) 1 cup of brown rice 4 1/2 cups liquid (1 & 1/2 cups of vegetable broth + 2 & 1/2 cups water + 1/2…

Pumpkin Ravioli with Creamy Toscano Cheese Sauce

I love this quick fix recipe. I got all the main ingredients from Trader Joes. First time I tried this on tasting counter in the store and felt in love with it. Its a perfect fall recipe. Ingredients: Trader Joes Pumpkin Ravioli Tuscano Cheese with Cinnamon Few tablespoons of Half and Half or Heavy Whipping…