Spaghettis with Simple Meatless tomato Sauce

Written by Chacha on Nov 3rd, 2013 in Carrots, Italian, Meatless Main Dish, Onions, Pasta, Recipe, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients •    10 to 12 large cloves garlic, minced •    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil •    6 tablespoons butter •    1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes •    Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste •    Kosher Salt •    Freshly ground black pepper •    ½ teaspoon Mexican or Greek dried oregano, crumbled •    3 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley •    1 carrot, […]

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Spaghettis with Simple Marinara Sauce

Written by Chacha on Nov 3rd, 2013 in Carrots, Italian, Meatless Main Dish, Onions, Pasta, Recipe, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 6 to 8 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and minced ½ cup good-quality red wine 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 3 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste ½ teaspoon Mexican or Greek dried oregano, crumbled 1 carrot, cut into 3 pieces 1 bay leaf Kosher […]

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Spaghettis with Simple tomato Sauce

Written by Chacha on Aug 18th, 2012 in Cheese, Meatless Main Dish, Pasta, Recipe, Side Dishes, Tomatoes | No Comments

Ingredients 10 to 12 large cloves of garlic, minced 1/2 cup olive oil 6 tablespoons butter 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste Kosher Salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leave ½ teaspoon Mexican or Greek dried oregano, crumbled 1 pound spaghetti 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, for serving […]

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Pasta with Fresh Corn and Tomatoes

Written by Chacha on Jul 10th, 2012 in Cheese, Corn, Meatless Main Dish, Pasta, Recipe, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings: 4 to 6 Ingredients 1 pound wide egg noodles or fettuccine 3 ears corn, shucked 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large shallot, thinly sliced Pinch crushed red pepper 3 cups grape tomatoes 4 large cloves garlic, finely minced Kosher salt and freshly ground black  pepper 2/3 cup good white wine 1/2 cup chicken broth, […]

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Rice and Eggplant casserole

Written by Chacha on Jul 8th, 2012 in Casserole, Cheese, Eggplant, Meatless Main Dish, Recipe, Rice, Side Dishes | No Comments

Servings: 6 Ingredients 2 medium eggplants, peeled and sliced in ¼- inch rounds * Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste All-purpose flour, for dusting Extra-virgin olive oil to brown eggplant slices 1 cup long-grain rice, cooked, (preferably not converted) 2 cups simple tomato sauce, recipe follows 1/2 pound mozzarella, grated 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano chesse * Store-bought […]

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Black Bean Soup

Written by Chacha on Jul 5th, 2012 in Black beans, Dry Beans, Latin, Meatless Main Dish, Recipe, Soups | No Comments

Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients For the soup: 1 pound dried black beans (preferably Goya brand) 1 smoked ham hock, optional 6 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled, divided 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1/2 green pepper, cored, seeded and thinly sliced Extra-virgin olive oil 4 quarts water 1 teaspoon dried Mexican or Greek oregano leaves, crumbled 2 teaspoon freshly ground cumin […]

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Cauliflower with Potatoes

Written by Chacha on Jul 4th, 2012 in Cauliflower, Curry, Indian, Meatless Main Dish, Potatoes, Recipe, Side Dishes | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 large serrano pepper, split down the middle leaving halves attached 1 medium onion,  finely minced 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon cumin seed 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon salt 1 tomato, chopped 1 large russet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch […]

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Cauliflower with Sweet Potatoes

Written by Chacha on Jul 4th, 2012 in Cauliflower, Curry, Indian, Meatless Main Dish, Recipe, Side Dishes, Sweet Potato | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 large serrano pepper, split down the middle leaving halves attached 1 medium onion,  finely minced 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon cumin seed 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon salt 1 tomato, chopped 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch […]

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Pasta Salad

Written by Chacha on Jun 21st, 2012 in Meatless Main Dish, Pasta, Recipe, Salad, SideDish | No Comments

Recipe courtesy Ina Garten Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients 1/2 pound fusilli pasta Kosher salt Extra-virgin olive oil 1 pound ripe tomatoes, medium-diced 3/4 cup good black olives, such as kalamata, pitted and halved 6 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped For the dressing: 5 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 6 tablespoons Extra-virgin olive […]

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Pasta with Spinach-Cheese Sauce

Written by Chacha on Jun 18th, 2012 in Meatless Main Dish, Meatless Sauces, Pasta, Recipe, SideDish | No Comments

Ingredients 1 pound short-cut pasta 3 garlic cloves, sliced 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 3 ounces goat cheese, at room temperature 1 ounce cream cheese, at room temperature 1 teaspoon Kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 6 ounces fresh baby spinach leaves, divided 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese Directions Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. […]

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