Pasta

PASTA WITH FRESH TOMATO SAUCE

PASTA WITH FRESH TOMATO SAUCE

Fresh Tomato Sauce    INGREDIENTS 4to 6 servings 16 organic Roma sliced in half scoop out the seeds with a spoon and discard  1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium white onion peeled and sliced thin 8 scallions chopped into small pieces, green part too. Make...

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Creamy (NO CREAM) FETTUCCINI ALFREDO!

Creamy (NO CREAM) FETTUCCINI ALFREDO!

CREAMY FETTUCCINI MADE WITH NO CREAM! WATCH VIDEO ON HOW TO MAKE THE FETTUCCINI ON MY INSTAGRAM IGTV! @cristinacooks I made the cream sauce with my home-made cashew milk. If you don't want to make your own you can purchase cashew milk at the market. Cashew cream is so...

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LOOK AT WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH 4 TOMATOES AND FROZEN PEAS!

LOOK AT WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH 4 TOMATOES AND FROZEN PEAS!

  At the end of the week, I'm left with fruits and vegetables that we didn't eat, they look so sad and unappetizing. I don't like to throw food or money out the door so I have to do makeovers and turn them into something yummy! That's what I did with my overripe...

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Pasta Broccoli

Pasta Broccoli

One of my favorite go to meals! It’s ready in 20 minutes and is perfect for lunch or dinner. In the winter I leave some of the pasta water and because it is flavored with olive oil and garlic it turns into a satisfying hot bowl of soup! In summer I serve it for brunch at room temperature!

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EATALY!!! BEST PLACE FOR EVERYTHING IN ITALIAN CUISINE!

EATALY!!! BEST PLACE FOR EVERYTHING IN ITALIAN CUISINE!

Eataly is my "go-to" specialty market for everything authentically Italian to make the most incredible meals! I picked up some of their homemade pasta and these ravioli, one with ricotta cheese and one with fresh pea puree! I used the summer tomato sauce for the Pea...

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PEA PASTA

PEA PASTA! Fresh peas are in season from June until August and you'll most likely find them in farmers' markets or larger supermarkets. The season for garden peas lasts from spring through the beginning of winter. Not only are they delicious, but green peas also...

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10 Minute Pasta Sauce!

10 Minute Pasta Sauce!

This is one of my favorite sauces to make and eat! It's simple, light and takes only10 minutes to cook! 🙂 This is one of the first recipes I ever taught my kids. The perfect recipe for last-minute guest or late dinner request.  10 Minute Pasta: Last Minute Pasta...

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Heart Healthy Turkey Bolognese

Heart Healthy Turkey Bolognese

Serves 6 to 8 INGREDIENTS 1 large white onion, quartered 1 small carrot cut into four pieces 1 celery rib cut into four pieces 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1-1/2 pounds, ground turkey, dark meat 2 turkey sausages casings removed 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 cup low-fat...

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ANGEL HAIR PASTA WITH CARAMELIZED MUSHROOMS

ANGEL HAIR PASTA WITH CARAMELIZED MUSHROOMS

Angel Hair Pasta with Caramelized Mushrooms Ingredients Serves 4 to 6 Zest from 1 large fresh lemon, set aside 5 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice 8 shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and discarded, thinly sliced 1 8-ounce package white button or cremini mushrooms,...

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MUSHROOM BOLOGNESE SAUCE

MUSHROOM BOLOGNESE SAUCE

MUSHROOM BOLOGNESE SAUCE Even if you aren’t a vegetarian you will love this sauce. It’s full of meaty flavor without using any meat. It’s made with three different kinds of immune-fighting mushrooms, each with their own flavor and specific minerals, vitamins, and...

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PASTA FAGOLI!

PASTA FAGOLI!

FROM "FOOD FOR THOUGHT" Beans are “heart healthy” and contain an abundance of soluble fiber, which can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. They are loaded with nutrients our bodies crave, such as vitamin B, calcium, potassium, and folate. They are also low in...

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Light Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Light Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Pasta with Fresh Peas 4 to 6 servings I happen to love peas, and with this recipe for spaghetti carbonara I get plenty! I also love light—not heavy—creamy sauces. I often end up with a stomachache if I eat a sauce that’s too rich. This recipe has a wonderful balance...

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TRATTORIA MOLLIE

TRATTORIA MOLLIE

Montecito Restaurant Find When ever I head up to Montecito in California where I live I always stop at my favorite restaurant Trattoria Mollie. It is one of my all time favorite places to dine. On many occasions I drive up there to have lunch or dinner with friends....

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MACARONI & CHEESE WITH TRUFFLE OIL (OR NOT)

MACARONI & CHEESE WITH TRUFFLE OIL (OR NOT)

Everyone's all time favorite, Macaroni & Cheese, just saying those words makes you smile. It's the ultimate comfort food. I love my Mac & Cheese creamy inside with a crispy crunchy top. I prefer not to bake the macaroni and cheese in the oven which has a...

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Angel Hair With Olive Oil & Lemon!

Angel Hair With Olive Oil & Lemon!

ANGEL HAIR PASTA WITH OLIVE OIL AND LEMON! Serves 6 This is one of my favorite pasta recipe for a light lunch or dinner, it's also one of the easiest and only takes less than 20 minutes to make. You experience lovely clean flavors from the extra virgin olive oil, the...

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Tomato Sauce In The Raw

Tomato Sauce In The Raw

Tomato Sauce in the Raw! I got this recipe from Sony Bono many many years ago when he had a restaurant on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles called, “BONO”. I use to love going there on a Friday night after a hectic week. He always greeted you with a great big mustached...

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PASTA WITH TURKEY MEAT BALLS

PASTA WITH TURKEY MEAT BALLS

PASTA WITH TURKEY SAUSAGE MEATBALLS Delicate meatballs made with turkey sausage!       I find using only turkey sausages to make meatballs they come out lighter and tastier then beef meatballs. You don’t have to add a lot of seasonings to the mix because the meatballs...

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