Tag Archives: pasta

FIve Minute Photo Shoot: Deviled Avocado Pasta, Take Two

Remember the Deviled Avocado Pasta I made last year with some extra deviled egg yolks?  Because I sure do.  It looked a little something like this: Last year, it was more green.  I do not know why. This year, I made it twice; one time with soba noodles instead of traditional pasta.  So freakin’ good. […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Cabbage, Pasta, Hummus

Cabbage is a highly underrated vegetable.  It’s not glamorous or trendy.  And isn’t that strange to think about?  Vegetables being trendy?  But look at kale and Little Gem lettuce.  It happens. This is a decidedly glamorous presentation of cabbage: shaved thin, sautéed in bacon fat and olive oil with plenty of black pepper, tossed with […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Linguine with Kitchen Sink Pesto

A busy-season dinner: linguine with a pesto made from whatever bits and bobs were hanging out in the fridge and pantry, topped with a generous dusting of well-crisped paprika breadcrumbs. Oh, and pecorino romano too.  Don’t forget the pecorino.

Pasta with Smoked Salmon and Pepita-Cilantro Pesto

I’m deeply aware that the way I cook on a weeknight is a skosh more involved than the way most of America cooks.  One might even go so far as to call it convoluted.  Or even flat-out crazy.  Exhibit A.  Exhibit B.  Exhibit C. But I figure that, given my job, it’s justified.  It’s all […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Leftovers

What do you do with a whole bunch of leftover roasted Delicata squash? 1.  Boil some long pasta.  Toss with chunks of roasted squash and leftover avocado sauce.  Top with wodges of goat cheese, ultra-toasted panko and pepitas, and leaves of Spicy Globe Basil.  Red wine. 2.  Sauté chopped Tuscan kale.  Add chunks of roasted […]

Tuscan White Beans and Pasta (But Don’t Hold it Against Me)

Don’t tell my clients this, but much of the time, the “recipes” I use are little more than a list of ingredients, and the vaguest notion of a method. In putting a client’s weekly (or monthly) menu together, I pore over food preferences and sort through endless recipes, trying to find the one dish that will […]

Deviled Avocado Pasta

  On the first Saturday of May each year, I throw a Kentucky Derby party.  It might just be my second favorite holiday, a close second to Christmas, which has significant charms (the tree! eggnog! sparkly lights!).  Derby does have its significant charms as well (hats! Bourbon! ponies!). Every Derby, I make a ridiculous hat, […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Twice the Fun

I couldn’t decide which of these to feature, so I’m posting them both.  These meals were both tossed together in less than 15 minutes with things I had banging about in the kitchen, so no recipes or amounts, as everything was eyeballed. This first one was a quick sauté of gorgeous yellow squash (orange, really) from […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Spring Pasta

For dinner: homemade pasta flavored with white pepper, tossed with sautéed portobello, basil, pencil-thin scallions, and probably some other things that I now forget.

Orecchiette With Roasted Root Vegetables and Tahini

You will please forgive my tardiness with this post; this last week or so, I’ve been blindsided by a messy and slightly incapacitating pile of anxiety, the likes of which I haven’t seen in ages.  So while I continue to sticky-tape my brain back together, here is a recipe that I’ve been unproductively mulling over […]