Pasta, Rice, Grains

Veggie Burgers

2022-05-02T14:11:21-04:00May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Cooking Light, Food Columns, Pasta, Rice, Grains, Vegetables, Vegetarian|

Here’s a great recipe for veggie burgers.  Composed of healthy veggies, grains, and beans, these burgers are sure to please the vegetarians.   Tasty, wholesome, and filling burgers, the meat eaters may come around and enjoy one of these as well.  I like to serve my veggie burgers on my homemade buns with curly lettuce, tomatoes, [...]

Pasta Primavera

2024-04-30T18:54:41-04:00April 1st, 2017|Categories: Cooking Light, Food Columns, Pasta, Rice, Grains, Vegetables, Vegetarian|

“Pasta primavera” is Italian for “springtime pasta”.   It is a festive and colorful dish made with pasta and lightly sautéed spring time vegetables.  Contrary to popular belief, pasta primavera is not Italian in origin.  While there is some controversy regarding the originator of the recipe, it is generally agreed that the recipe was first developed [...]

Potato Gnocchi with Sausage Ragu

2024-02-21T14:33:32-05:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: Food Columns, Pasta, Rice, Grains|

This 5-star recipe for Potato Gnocchi with Sausage Ragu is from Davide Odore, Master Chef at the Castello di Guarene, a magnificent restored 18th century palazzo/hotel overlooking the Langhe hills in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy. Potato gnocchi are tiny potato dumplings.  They are light, pillowy and delicate in flavor—a perfect base for Chef [...]

Vegetarian Lasagna

2024-02-23T13:24:12-05:00October 1st, 2016|Categories: Food Columns, Pasta, Rice, Grains, Vegetarian|

My recipe for lasagna is vegetarian. I use spinach and mushrooms and part skim ricotta and mozzarella to make a lighter, healthier dish. With a rather lengthy list of ingredients and several components to the instructions, this is not a quick and easy recipe. Yet, no intricate techniques are required, and there is nothing inherently [...]

Stuffed Peppers

2024-02-09T16:26:57-05:00November 1st, 2015|Categories: Food Columns, Pasta, Rice, Grains, Side Dishes, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized, Vegetables|

This is the time of year when the prevailing image is a cornucopia overflowing with the bounty of the harvest. In keeping with the concept of abundance and plenitude, stuffed meats, poultry, fruits, and vegetables are ubiquitous. A colorful medley of bell peppers, filled to the brim with brown and wild rice pilaf is the [...]

Citrus Grilled Halibut with Quinoa and Confetti Corn Timbales

2024-02-27T12:10:06-05:00June 1st, 2013|Categories: Cooking Light, Food Columns, Pasta, Rice, Grains, Side Dishes, Vegetables|Tags: , , |

Halibut is my go-to fish for grilling season.  It is a mild white fish with a firm, meaty texture that holds up well on the barbecue.  I marinate the halibut in a soy honey mixture infused with citrus juices, and brush on the reserved marinade to glaze the fish while grilling.  I like to serve [...]