Mar 182015
Spaghetti with Creamy Avocado Sauce

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces — just good food from fresh ingredients” — Julia Child Today’s recipe is very simple made with fresh ingredients. It’s not fancy nor can be considered a culinary masterpiece but the burst of fresh flavors do make you want to relax and savor each and every bite. There’s no milk or heavy cream in this recipe that’s prominently present in creamy sauces rather avocado provides the Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 172015
Spinach Ravioli with Mushroom Sauce

We love to eat together as a family and many days it’s becoming a feat with tight schedules and unexpected changes to the routine. There are good days and bad days and cooking takes a back seat if I’m burned out running errands. We usually prefer home-made food and would rather eat semi-home made food than take outs. Italian dishes are awesome in such scenarios and can be whipped in 15 minutes or less. Instead Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 162015
Penne Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

“Life is too short, and I’m Italian. I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0.” — Sophia Bush I’m not Italian and I would still say I’d much rather eat pasta than be a size 0. They are so easy to make and yet can be so rich depending on the ingredients and the sauce used in the recipe. Today’s recipe is a great option for an easy and quick Want to know more about this recipe?

May 252014
Mango Tiramisu

Tiramisu is one of the most popular Italian dessert known to man kind or rather known to me. They are super delicious, rich, creamy and very easy to make with some readily available ingredients. Generally we make rich desserts for special occasions but Tiramisu is the only exception that I’m willing to make without any call for celebration. Tiramisu is supposedly derived from Zuppa Inglese (English Trifle) which is made of pound cake layered with Want to know more about this recipe?

May 012013
Sugar Crusted Twisted Cookies [Torcettini Di ST.Vincent ]

These cute cookies hail from Italy and the name is synonymous to the town of Saint Vincent in Valle d’ Aosta, a small mountainous region of North Western Italy. I love to cook recipes or food that are unique to a particular region which provides a slight insight about their tastes in particular. I was wrong with my assumption that breads were the one that needed yeast but this cookie made it to my list Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 212013
Zucchini Crust Pizza Cups

Zucchini just like cauliflower is perfect for pizza crust experiments. I’ve tried cauliflower crust pizza before and we liked the taste except that the crust may not hold well if the dough is wet and not pre-baked to crisp. Since zucchini has more water in it than cauliflower, I didn’t want to bake a regular pizza so I baked them in muffin cups and they turned out yum. I made them as after school snack Want to know more about this recipe?

Nov 052012
Calzone with Chole Filling

Calzones are Italian turnovers or more commonly folded pizza. They are usually filled with all the toppings that adorn a pizza but I’ve used chole as the filling. It’s totally fun to make and very tasty too. If you had to make calzone from scratch, you might need to start with a basic pizza dough recipe or take my route, semi-homemade¬†cooking and use store-bought pizza dough. Pizza dough is so handy especially on busy nights Want to know more about this recipe?

Sep 162012
Cauliflower Crust Pizza

One of the good uses of cauliflower is to make pizza crust out of it. This recipe isn’t time-consuming and doesn’t require any yeast and definitely does not require you to wait for the dough to ferment as in the regular pizza crust. A big selling point for me was the calorie in each slice of this pizza(about 150 calories per slice) which is a fraction of a regular crust pizza. Now comes the warning, Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 242012
Pasta with Veggie Sauce

I make pastas very often and I’m always on the look out for making it with as much variation as possible. I’ve tried sauteeing vegetables and then toss them with marinara sauce. I’ve tried grilling vegetables in the oven to get that charred taste and then tossing them with olive oil and cheese. I’ve tried baking them with cheese. This recipe was something my son loved it at my friend Anu’s house. She was trying Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 182012
Baked Garlic Fries

From thinly cut, thickly cut, crinkly cut to curly kinds, fries do take up many form but are basically potatoes cut in desired shapes and deep fried to crisp. Now do they have to be deep fried to be crispy? I guess not, they can be baked and be as tasty if not better than fried ones. I topped these fries with garlic and Parmesan cheese and I couldn’t stop myself or my kids from Want to know more about this recipe?