Zuppa Toscana

This week's recipe was inspired by watching a video by Laura Vitale from Laura in the Kitchen. She did a Zuppa Toscana recipe that looked great, but there was a lot of fatty meat in it and lacked vegetables. I wanted to make a healthier vegetarian version that would give you all of the comfort [...]

Pasta e Ceci (Pasta with Chickpeas)

I love Italian recipes that show the diversity of the cuisine.  I think many people think of Italian cuisine as the stuff you get at the Olive Garden.  That's all good stuff.  No argument from me there.  However, America's Test Kitchen posted their version of Pasta e Ceci or pasta with chickpeas.  Chickpeas are more [...]

Sartù Di Riso – The Your Level Best Way

Ok, so I must be up for a challenge this week.  I picked a really carby recipe and figured I'd give it a shot to make.  It sounded really good.  The Italian recipe called Sartù Di Riso gets most of its calories from the arborio rice and mozzarella cheese.   It's not a healthy dish by any [...]

Lentil Bolognese

Bolognese sauce is one of the standard sauces in Italian cuisine.  It's a meat sauce which is totally delicious.  Because it is a meat sauce, it's also a lot of saturated fat and calories.  Then pair it with pasta and you have a nutritional nightmare.  Fear not, the humble lentil saves the day!  Sorchapud posted [...]