Pasta with Radicchio

If your looking for a quick, delicious and nutritious meal, please give this recipe a try.  I try to always have radicchio in the house for use in salads, but it also gives me the opportunity to make this dish any time I am looking for something quick and easy.   I always have the … Continue reading

Sauteed Brocoli Rabe (Be Not Afraid)

Brocoli rabe, sauteed in garlic and oil, is one of my favorite vegetables.  But this was not always the case.  Believe it or not, the broccoli rabe we know and love today was not the brocoli rabe of times past.  While Italian farmers are responsible for bringing broccoli rabe to the States in the early … Continue reading

Pasta e Fagioli

I apologize for seeming to be obsessed with beans (fagioli) lately, but it’s winter, and beans make for a hearty meal. I don’t really think about beans as much in the summer. It’s in winter that we want our meals to have a bit more substance and earthiness. And beans do the trick. Besides, who … Continue reading

Lentil Soup / Lentils and Macaroni

Oh dear, I am 23 days late with this “good luck” dish.  I am hoping that “better late than never” will apply here.  You see, lentils on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day (my family has always been loose with some traditions so we usually give ourselves a day or two to carry out … Continue reading

Today’s Vegetable Soup

The Holidays are over, and like most, I’m constantly hearing about healthy eating, cleansing, de-toxing, 100 different types of diets and exercise plans.  You cannot turn on the TV or pick up a magazine without feeling guilty that you are just not interested in any of it.  I enjoy all sorts of exercise and always … Continue reading

Spaghetti with Broccoli Rabe

After all that cooking and baking associated with Christmas, it has been nice to sit back and relax for a bit. I made “Mom’s Chicken Soup” the other night. I needed some comfort food and that soup certainly soothes the soul. We decided to get away for a few days to our mountain house in … Continue reading