Tuscan Bean Soup

Leftovers, I love them; but I know there are people out there, shockingly, who don’t like them. If you repurpose your leftovers into something new, they really aren’t leftovers, but a whole new meal that can be completed more quickly. When I make dinner, I always try to figure out what to do with the… Continue reading Tuscan Bean Soup

Red Lentil Ragu

Happy New Year! Welcome, 2017!¬†Hello from post number 100! After the holiday season of non-stop eating and drinking, I’m sure that I’m not alone in wanting to put some lighter-calorie meals on the menu! Italians are extremely passionate about their food. It’s one of the many reasons why Italian food is so fabulous. I read… Continue reading Red Lentil Ragu

Creamy Spiced Pumpkin Penne

This dish is not traditionally Italian, but the first time I made this was in Italy when I needed a dinner that was vegetarian-friendly. This dinner comes together really quickly and the sauce can be prepped while the pasta cooks. The sauce itself takes less than 10 minutes to make from start to finish. If… Continue reading Creamy Spiced Pumpkin Penne

Moroccan Chickpeas

Recently, we had a vegetarian house guest in Italy. This had me working on my meatless recipes. Pete had given me this very cool spice mix called Ras el Hanout, which he had found at “Silk Road Spice Merchant” in the Calgary Farmers Market. It is a secret blend of up to 30 spices (including… Continue reading Moroccan Chickpeas