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PASTA, NOODLES

Spicy Rice Noodles with Shrimp

Spicy Rice Noodles with Shrimp

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  It looks like I have an Asian week in my kitchen. I have already published the peanut sauce-dip and the taco sliders with oriental tasting note. Now, I guess, it is time to cook a main course – and it will be the rice […]

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

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    Pasta Carbonara, an original Italian dish from Rome, is pretty young and flirty, I would say. It was created not so long ago. Why flirty? I can’t explain this –it is just how I feel about this dish. Perhaps, the explanation lies in […]

Pasta with Ragu (Meat Sauce)

Pasta with Ragu (Meat Sauce)

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    Ciao! A few days have already passed since I returned home from Italy. Nice sunny weather, friendly people, good food and wine, and lots of history – this is what Italy is about. September there is a season for porcini and truffles. So […]

Leftover Pasta Salad

Leftover Pasta Salad

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    About those who cook: Some folks collect tons of culinary books and magazines and cut out recipes from local store flyers. They like to fill up their ‘recipe boxes’. But in reality, they only cook what their mothers and grandmothers cooked. This is […]

Pasta with Tomato, Sage, and Pine Nuts

Pasta with Tomato, Sage, and Pine Nuts

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    For me, one of the great ways to use fresh sun kissed summer tomatoes is to prepare with them pasta. Simple aromatics, such as sage and garlic, will make the dish incredibly flavorful; and pine nuts will add a nice crunchiness. This pasta […]

Pasta with Grilled Vegetables

Pasta with Grilled Vegetables

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   The Meatless Monday is more than welcome for me today. The last weekend was like a food feast. On Saturday our friends joined us for a pork medallions and potato dinner. And yesterday was the Mother’s Day. How to stay in shape if so […]