Recipes

Cacio e Hot Pepe

My latest recipe is a twist on the classic, ‘cacio e pepe’ and feature hot giardinera in place of the black pepper! I like to call this ‘Cacio e Giardinera,’ but let’s face it, SEO rules all as a blogger, so here we have my Cacio e Hot Pepe! If you’re not familiar with giadinera, it’s a spicy pickled italian…

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Thai Red Curry Soup

Is there anything more magical than Thai curry? How about as a soup? I’ve created this colorful, magical soup that’s full of vegetables that will literally make you feel like you’re “eating the rainbow.” It’s spicy and soothing all at the same time…and low calorie, too! It’s the perfect soup for either a big lunch or dinner that you won’t…

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Roasted Tomato Sauce

Summer was made for dozens of tomatoes to enter your life and roast to create a gorgeous, summery pasta sauce. Think that making your own tomato sauce is hard? Think again! I took these beauties from MightVine and created an amazing sauce that I plan to create as a summer tradition. All you need is a sheet pan and a…

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Roasted Tomato Pasta with Burrata and Basil

Some of the best tomatoes around are the MightyVine tomatoes based out of Rochelle, Illinois. In addition to no-waste eating, I do my best to eat local, and it’s unbelievably easy when the produce from my home state is delicious. I decided to whip up a quick caprese-style pasta with roasted tomato, burrata, and basil. Believe it or not, creating…

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