Eggplant Parmesan

2021-10-15T11:28:44-04:00October 13th, 2021|Categories: Pasta, Rice, Grains, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Vegetarian|

March 2016 Last October, during our travels in Tuscany, Italy, my husband and I boarded a train in Florence and headed 29 miles southeast to the charming medieval town, Figline Valdarno, to take a private cooking class with one of the great chefs of Tuscany--Claudio Piantini.  It was just the two of us with Chef [...]

Vegetarian Lasagne

2021-05-13T18:12:52-04:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Dairy, Shavuot, Vegetarian|

Vegetarian lasagna is one of my favorite dairy dishes. Golden brown and bubbling, the finished casserole yields a heavenly commingling of alternating layers of pasta, tomato sauce, sautéed vegetables and melted cheeses—a dairy dish sure to please both young and old alike. 10 ounces lasagna noodles* (about 12 noodles), slightly undercooked and spread on [...]

Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi

2021-05-13T18:12:13-04:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Dairy, Shavuot, Vegetarian|

Here’s another tasty dairy option for Shavuot. Ricotta gnocchi are the faster, easier, and, some would say, tastier counterpart to potato gnocchi. If you’ve avoided making pasta or gnocchi recipes because of elaborate instructions and techniques, you’re in for a treat with this recipe, which will give you the satisfaction of making a home made [...]

Eggplant Parmesan

2021-05-20T13:39:57-04:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Dairy, Shavuot, Vegetarian|

The Jewish holiday Shavuot begins at sunset this Sunday, May 16 and ends at sunset on Tuesday, May 18. Shavuot is also known as the Jewish Festival of Weeks and it commemorates the anniversary of the giving of the Torah. There are many traditions associated with this lovely holiday such as reading The Book of [...]

Baked Spaghetti Squash with Braised Garlic Tomato Sauce and Roasted Cauliflower

2020-02-27T15:17:59-05:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Cooking Light, Food Columns, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: , |

As I write this column it is late January of the New Year and the new decade.   Many of us have made some New Year’s resolutions that are still intact. Among the top resolutions is—no surprise here—eating healthy.  If you’re still in healthy eating mode for 2020, then this recipe for baked spaghetti squash is [...]

Vegetarian Lasagna

2021-10-20T10:29:27-04:00October 1st, 2016|Categories: Food Columns, Pasta, Rice, Grains, Vegetarian|

October 2016 The year of 2016 has been zipping by.  I just realized there are only three more months left for My Year Of Italy, and I have yet to write a column on lasagna. We can trace the origins of lasagna back to the Middle Ages to Naples, Italy.  Traditional Neapolitan lasagna is made [...]

Pizza

2021-10-25T10:24:10-04:00September 1st, 2016|Categories: Dairy, Food Columns, Vegetarian|

September 2016 Since 2016 is My Year of Italy, and September is back to school month, and kids LOVE pizza, we’re going to have some fun with pizza--rolling, spreading, sprinkling, decorating and getting some veggies into the mix. I’ve provided a kid-friendly basic pizza recipe with a tomato sauce that has some chopped carrots and [...]