Skillet Summer Veggies with Gnocchi

Skillet Summer Veggies with Gnocchi

Fresh vegetables rule in this quick and easy saute! All of your summertime favorites are here including green beans, zucchini, corn, garlic, red peppers and onion. Toss with gnocchi, a potato pasta, for a vibrantly fresh, lovely tasting and filling meal…. 

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Fried Zucchini & Mozzarella Pasta Salad

Fried Zucchini & Mozzarella Pasta Salad

Chef Ottolenghi is my new hero. A food genius with the innate ability to take any vegetable and make it shine in exciting and inventive ways you would never dream possible. Ways that inspire. Not to mention he makes a mean dessert.

This is an adaptation of his fried zucchini salad, a pasta salad he serves cold. I served it warm and called it dinner.… 

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Poppy Seed Pasta Salad

When it’s treacherously hot, slaving over the stove or grill to put a meal on the table is the last  thing anyone wants to do.

That’s where the quintessential summertime favorite known as pasta salad enters the equation.

There’s something appealing about having a giant bowl of cold pasta salad sitting in your refrigerator. It can save the day.  If you throw one together for lunch, then dinner is easily taken care of too…. 

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Baked Three Cheese Lemon Pepper Pasta

I have a new love in my life. You might know him.

He goes by the name Lemon Pepper.

Not the fake imposter. The one premixed in a plastic shaker at the market.

I’m talking the real deal. As in fresh lemon meet my pepper mill…. 

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Chickpea and Feta Pasta Salad

A pasta salad full of all that is right in this world! With feta cheese, chickpeas, capers, roasted red peppers, zucchini, fresh herbs and a light and lemony dressing…this one is for the haters. You know who you are. When you hear pasta salad you think of that gloppy, sour stuff you had growing up. This is not that!

I like to believe I can convert people into liking loving food they won’t normally touch with a ten foot pole…. 

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Meatballs in Spicy Red Pepper Sauce with Cannellini Beans

Mini-sized meatballs in a zesty, vibrant red pepper sauce with cannellini beans and whole-grain penne pasta. Because sometimes even I, pasta lover that I am, get tired of traditional red sauce. This is a nice variation from the norm. And every bit as comforting!… 

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