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Eggplant Rollatini with Ricotta and Kale

There’s nothing quite like beautiful fresh eggplant slices wrapped around cheese and baked till gooey perfection! I always love to double up the recipe, because it freezes really well! Bake one tonight and freeze the second one for another time!

Spaghettini with Portabellos and Pesto

In this recipe, I chose to use Spaghettini, which is slightly thinner than traditional spaghetti because I wanted something more delicate to make the other ingredients stand out. And boy did they ever! The pan fried portabellos and leeks paired with a robust fresh basil pesto –perfect dinner!

Ramen Noodle Chow Mein

An easy weeknight one pot meal using the convenience of Ramen!

Creamy Pasta Bake with Edamame and Sundried Tomatoes

This is another take on the classic mac `n cheese. With the addition of edamame you get lots of protein while the sundried tomatoes give just a hint of sweetness!

Sweet Potato Noodle Pad Thai

Ok, so I am a little obsessed with my spiralizer! The sweet potato “noodles” here are a great combination with this tart and tangy Pad Thai sauce!

Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta

As the cherry tomatoes roast, the juices escape which gives a luscious sauce to coat your pasta, at the same time the actual tomatoes are little bits of candy to bite into!

Mexican Kale and Quinoa Bake

A great wholesome casserole bake full of nutritious, kale, quinoa and beans and spiced with flavors of Mexico!

Ravioli with Oyster Mushrooms

The dried oyster mushrooms here add a really nice heartiness to the ravioli!

Mexi- Mac ‘n Cheese

Here is a fun twist on the classic Mac ‘n Cheese! This version is spiked with jalapeños and cilantro for a hint of Mexico!

Penne in Rosé Sauce

This is a classic dish – penne pasta coated in a velvety sauce of tomatoes, fresh basil and of course heavy cream!

Penne with Roasted Tomatoes, Eggplant and Feta

I love the idea of roasting the tomatoes and eggplant as a sauce. Not only is it an amazing way to bring out the natural sweetness in the vegetables but it also makes the dish so quick and easy to prepare!

Peanutty Cucumber “Noodle” Salad

This is a great refreshing “noodle” salad – where the noodles are made entirely of ... cucumbers!! Really yummy without the guilt!

Individual Mac ’n Cheese

This is comfort food at its best! The crispy panko topping, the warm silky béchamel sauce and the ooey gooey cheese – yummm... The secret to my perfect mac n cheese is the mozzarella cubes that I stick into the final dish whole – they add serious melting goodness! If you would like to prepare these in advance, you can prepare them up to 2 days in advance. Do not bake, cover very well with foil and refrigerate. When you are ready just bake them at the last minute but instead of 20 minutes you may need 35 minutes as they will be cold from the fridge.

One Pot Pasta With Tomato and Bok Choy

This is a really cool trick to cook your pasta! With this recipe you do not need to boil your pasta in a separate pot – it just cooks directly in the sauce! I even added in some bok choy for a crisp green, that steams in the sauce while your pasta cooks!

Kale and Squash Stuffed Pasta

This is a really nice fresh and tasty pasta dish for late Fall when both kale and squashes are in season.

Spaghetti Squash with Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes

The strands of spaghetti squash are combined with roasted tomatoes and pesto in this dish to make a great light alternative to pasta that is just bursting with flavor!

Papardelle with Roasted Tomatoes and Leeks

What a delicious combination! The sweetness of the roasted tomatoes and the slippery thick papardelle noodles all topped with earthy leeks and salty kalamata olives! What a meal!

Spaghetti Topped with Grilled Zucchini and Olives

How delicious a combination this is!

Zucchini Noodles in Pesto

The combination of zucchini noodles with pesto feels so light and fresh, but still gives you the feeling that you are eating real pasta! You will need a spiralizer to create the zucchini pasta, if you do not have one you can use a vegetable peeler to create long strips of zucchini.

Zucchini Noodles in Garlic Butter Sauce

This is a really decadent pasta dish – even though there is no actual pasta in it! My trick here is to add a touch of cornstarch to the zucchini to thicken up the sauce. You will need a spiralizer to create the zucchini pasta, if you do not have one you can use a vegetable peeler to create long strips of zucchini.

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