Category Archives: Pasta

Pasta with Cannellini-Spinach Pesto

SERVINGS:4 1/2 pound fresh spinach, large stems discarded and leaves rinsed 1 1/2 cups cooked cannellini beans, drained and any liquid reserved 2 large garlic cloves, minced 1 medium scallion 3/4 cup packed coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves 1 tablespoon … Continue reading

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Dandelion Pesto

David Lebovitz has some of the best recipes online.  I love everything he makes.- Yael T. Makes two cups (500g). Because dandelion leaves are tougher than basil, I use the food processor to make this version of pesto. A blender … Continue reading

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Broccoli Pesto Pasta

By Yael Tenenbaum Boil 1/2 pound (8 ounces) dried pasta (fusilli, penne, or spaghetti) with salt.  Once pasta is done, reserve 2 cups of pasta water for cooking the Pesto. Blend the items listed below: 1 Medium head of broccoli … Continue reading

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Everyday Macaroni and Cheese

Everyday Macaroni and Cheese by Editors of Cook’s Illustrated magazine, By Polly Leider Serves 5 Don’t be tempted to use either preshredded or nonfat cheddar cheese in this dish—the texture and flavor of the mac and cheese will suffer substantially. For … Continue reading

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Pasta with Sun Gold Tomatoes

Pasta with Sun Gold Tomatoes New York City’s Italian impresario Mario Batali likes to use Sun Gold tomatoes—a sweet, slightly tannic variety of cherry tomato—to make this dish. Any good cherry or grape tomatoes, or a chopped large tomato, will … Continue reading

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Saffron Pasta with Asparagus Salad

Saffron Pasta Salad I used a toasted wheat orecchiette here, the original recipe calls for orzo. I offer up a few suggestions in the main entry. Saffron vinaigrette: 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads 1 medium garlic … Continue reading

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Eggs with Pasta and Veggies

I used thin, egg noodles here, but spaghetti, angel hair, or fettuccine would all work as well. 8 ounces / 225 g cooked, leftover pasta 2 eggs fine grain sea salt 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 3 … Continue reading

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