Lemon-Pepper Linguini with Roma Tomatoes and Basil, Sautéed Broccolini and Kale Flowers

Lemon-Pepper Linguini with Roma Tomatoes and Basil, Sautéed Broccolini and Kale Flowers

Posted by on Jun 12, 2011 in entrées, Italian, Recipes | No Comments

This morning was my first trip to the Urbana Farmers Market! I always get so inspired with all of the beautiful produce. I felt like I wanted to keep things fairly simple, since all of the ingredients are organic and have incredible flavor. If you can’t find kale flowers, just use more broccolini. Pasta Ingredients: ...

Vegan Pizza

Vegan Pizza

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in entrées, Italian, Recipes | No Comments

Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean that you can’t have some kick-ass pizza! Especially if you’re using Daiya cheese, which I’ve found is THE BEST alternative to cheese because it actually melts and tastes awesome. Here’s how I made my pizza: Dough Ingredients: 1 1/2 packets of Active Dry Yeast 1 tbsp fine grain sugar ...

Butternut Squash Risotto with Fried Sage Leaves

Butternut Squash Risotto with Fried Sage Leaves

Posted by on Feb 4, 2011 in entrées, Italian, Recipes | One Comment

Ah, the dreaded risotto. I avoided it for years, picturing Gordon Ramsay screaming in my face about how much I suck. But I have overcome my fear, and have learned that risotto doesn’t have to be as difficult as one might think. As long as you understand a few basic steps and why you are ...

Potato Gnocchi with Aged Balsamic, Tomatoes and Basil

Potato Gnocchi with Aged Balsamic, Tomatoes and Basil

Posted by on Dec 7, 2010 in entrées, Italian, Recipes | No Comments

First off, let me say THANK YOU to my friend Melinda who was kind enough to supply me with fresh potatoes from her parents’ garden!! They were red potatoes and I would normally use Russet potatoes, but I thought I’d give it a shot. They turned out great, but required way more flour than I’m ...