Category Archive: Italian

Put an Egg on It: Veggie Pasta Carbonara

Confession: I don’t think I’ve ever had “real” pasta carbonara, made with guanciale/ pancetta/ bacon and eggs. I’ve been some kind of vegetarian/ pescetarian since I was 15– over half my life, so… Continue reading

Dairy-Free but Still Decadent: Butternut Squash and Kale Lasagna

As soon as I made my butternut squash soup last week, I knew that it was destined for greater things. As a soup it was gratifying– creamy and hearty, yet healthy, but combined… Continue reading

Pizza: Flight of the Concords and a Whiter Shade of Kale

I’m lucky to have one of the best pizzerias in my neighborhood– unpretentious yet creative and just downright delicious neapolitan style pizza is the standard at Paulie Gee’s. Inspired by some of Paulie Giannone‘s ever… Continue reading

Pumpkin Risotto Pancake

The other night I made a pumpkin risotto for dinner. Leftover risotto is disappointing if reheated as-is, so I decided to turn the leftovers into a large risotto pancake. I used a couple… Continue reading

Spinach Mushroom Calzones

Last night’s storm of thunder, lightening, snow and hail had me craving something warm and filling and Italian– something that felt cozy and would go well with a glass of red wine. I… Continue reading

Seafood Delight: Linguine with Octopus

When Sam and I were in Puerto Rico earlier this year, we discovered that octopus is delicious. Then a few nights ago, we discovered that our local fish market sells it for $5… Continue reading

Peanut Pesto!

I’m fortunate to have a ton of basil right now from my windowsill garden. What better way to use it than to make pesto? I didn’t have pine nuts on hand, and I… Continue reading

Enchiladas, Italian Style (or Mexican Lasagna)

I’ve been trying to make an effort, for both economic and ecological reasons, to use up all of the groceries I purchase each week. (Less waste is better for my wallet AND the… Continue reading

Spicy Mushroom Ravioli

There was a special on mushrooms at the grocery store the other day, so I’d picked up two packages. I’d originally thought that I would make stuffed mushrooms, but the unseasonably chilly weather… Continue reading

Linguine con Vongole

I live pretty close to a GREAT fish market on Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn. Unfortunately, most weeknights they close at about 6PM, which means I have to make a mad dash from work… Continue reading