Category: Italian

  • Red Lentil & Vegetable Lasagna

    Here’s a cool twist on vegetarian lasagna: in addition to vegetables like zucchini and carrots, red lentils provide an unexpected texture and a boost in protein. The recipe comes from Fitness Food — this book continues to be a source of interesting, healthy meals. [donotprint] Chris says: I like nights that you cook. Lisa says: […]

  • Creamless Mushroom Soup

    I found this recipe on Pino Luongo’s blog, and it also appears in his cookbook, La Mia Cucina Toscana: A Tuscan Cooks in America. Frequent readers of this blog know that Lisa and I both love mushrooms, and the prospect of a creamless creamy soup sounded really appealing. We had also just picked up a […]

  • Fettuccine with Spicy Chicken Sausage, Kale, and Tomatoes

    “But baby, it’s cold outside” … today we were snowed in for most of the day (wahoo!), but I did manage to pick up this week’s CSA box, which included a delicious-looking bunch of kale. This pasta recipe adapted from epicurious used the entire bunch, and we didn’t have to go out and get any […]

  • Risotto with Corn and Chantrelles

    Mushrooms are showing up everywhere lately, and this recipe from The Mushroom Lover’s Cookbook looked like a good delivery device for chantrelles… not to mention, our first attempt at making risotto! (Stir, stir, stir… ) The corn and mushroom flavors really complemented each other, and the risotto went really well with our Cinque Terre wine, […]

  • We Heart (Italian) Food: Rome, the Cinque Terre, and Venice

    After spending almost an entire week in Northern Italy, it was time to journey down to Rome for a few days.  We stayed in the Appio Latino district, a few underground stops from the city center.  We found the best restaurants were away from the super-touristy spots, hidden in small side streets, and sometimes didn’t even […]