Arugula Salad with Strawberries and Grape Tomatoes

  It is summer and farmer’s market and groceries are full of fresh vegetables.  In this 90 degree temperature, I don’t think any one would enjoy standing in front of a hot stove or oven and cooking something for dinner.  Especially I don’t.  So I have been trying different salads and this came out to…

Kale and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Here is a very simple Kale salad with roasted sweet potatoes.  When I was working in New York City, I always go to the Whole Foods market to get lunch.  They have healthy salad bar and hot dishes – buffet style.  In fall, this Kale salad is one of my favorite.  They make this salad…

Mixed Mushroom Pasta with Basil Olive Oil

Recently I have been making dishes that are vegan and this is one of those recipes I always wanted to make – pasta combined with almond milk.  I will be posting another recipe with vegan Alfredo sauce.  Since I didn’t have enough time, I made this dish very quick and simple.  The main ingredients that gives…

Pasta with in Roasted Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: For the pasta 4 oz cork-screw pasta (or any other pasta) 8 oz asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces 1 medium red bell pepper cut into thin slices 1 medium sweet potato peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes cooking spray 2 teaspoon olive oil generous 1/2 cup cherry tomato halved 1/2 cup black…

Eggs and Tomatoes on Olive Toast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but many of us ignore this.  Most of the time we finish our breakfast with a cup of coffee or cereal.  Here is a healthy one you can make in just a couple of minutes.  Eggs are nutrient dense food with an excellent source of protein…

Ribollita

Ribollita is a famous Italian-Tuscan soup with vegetables and bread.  It’s very similar to minestrone soup but Ribollita had beans instead odd pasta. with temperatures plummeting below freezing, who would not like to have a warm bowl of soup.  This soup includes a variety of vegetables with cannelloni beans.  Here is my variation of this…

Penne with Mushroom and Thyme

Ingredients: 4 oz Penne pasta 1 medium red onion 4 cloves garlic 12 oz Portabella mushroom 1 6 oz bag baby spinach 1 teaspoon fresh thyme 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil +  extra virgin olive oil for sprinkling 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Parmesan or Romano cheese (optional) salt to taste Method: Cook and drain…

Pasta with Kale and Mixed Mushrooms

Ingredients 4 oz Penne Pasta about 5 to 6 Kale leaves 3/4 cup mixed mushrooms (such as portabella, oyster, button mushroom etc.) 4 – 5 halves of sun dried tomatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper to taste 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil (optional) 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese (may be more according to…