Italian Pasta Primavera is Loaded with Vegetables

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Pasta Primavera is a wonderful way to get your Italian fix but eat your veggies too! It’s easy to make and it looks impressive when you are done. Young cooks should copy this one and keep it for when the in-laws are coming for dinner.  Pair it with really good bread from the bakery and…

Orzo with Artichokes and Tofu Brings Them Back for More

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It’s the artichokes that give this dish it’s interesting flavor and the orzo and tofu give it wonderful texture. So, I’ve been a vegetarian over a year now and I’m finally putting recipes together myself.  You know, adding the ingredients that I like versus the ingredients that are in the recipes.  This combination of flavors…

Vegan Tofu Lasagna Tastes Delicious

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The tofu in this vegan lasagna recipe creates a mock ricotta cheese that is very tasty indeed! I just want to say, “Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it”!  So many people get queasy at the sound of tofu.  Yes, it’s bean curds, but, mixed with the right ingredients, it can almost be ricotta cheese,…

Orzo with Vegetables is Like Pasta Primavera

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Now here is a quick summer recipe that can be perfect for the grill if you have a vegetable grilling basket, or you can just as easily make your vegetables on the stove.  This cooks up pretty quickly since the orzo only takes about 8 – 10 minutes.  It can be a great side dish…

Black Olive and Artichoke Pasta is Full of Flavor

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This is the vegetarian version of my chicken and artichoke pasta and it is flavorful enough to stand alone even without the poultry! For years I have used this recipe with the chicken addition.  Now, I love it even more without the poultry.  It’s fresh and tasty and is still one of my favorite “guests are…

Make Ahead Chicken and Artichoke Pasta

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This is definitely one of my favorite “guests are coming over” meals because the whole dish can be made ahead of time just before your guests arrive! The unique combination of flavors with the artichokes, black olives and chicken will really get those taste buds going.  All you’ll need a nice crunchy salad and some…

Summer Pasta Salad with Pepperoni and Pesto

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This pasta salad takes alittle more effort than most, but believe me it is worth it with the combination of flavors  and textures it’s sure to be a hit. My first couple of years working at Sherwin Williams, I was starting a new color marketing department, and I was located in the laboratory with the…