easy dinner recipes

Butter and Garlic Fusilli with Arugula

October 11, 2012 Pasta

I tasted something similar to this dish at a wedding not long ago. It was one of the few vegetarian items on the buffet, and it did not disappoint. I loved the flavors, though I’m certain it had oodles of butter and slogs of oil. My recreation is light with tons of flavor. It takes [...]

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Lemony Chickpea Pasta

June 4, 2012 Dinner

The night before we left for Saluda, we packed up the car and crammed clothes into suitcases. There was almost no time for dinner. And it was hot outside, so the oven was a no-go. At the last minute, I threw together this light, summer pasta dish made with almonds, breadcrumbs, lemon juice, and chickpeas- [...]

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Lentil “Meatballs” With Lemon Basil Pesto

February 17, 2012 Dinner

One of my favorite things to make before becoming a vegetarian was turkey meatballs. Sadly, now that I no longer eat meat, I haven’t had a meatball in something like five years. It’s crazy to think how much my diet has changed over the years. I no longer have a taste for meat. In fact, [...]

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Sweet Potato Risotto

November 21, 2011 Dinner

   When planning this dish, I intended to use pumpkin. Pumpkin is seasonal and nostalgic and people get overly excited for recipes that incorporate pumpkin this time of year. But, the problem with pumpkin is that it’s kind of meh. The texture is gag inducing and the flavor is benign. Even the best pumpkin needs [...]

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