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Spring Challenge Day 22- Rapini Rigatoni

“Honey can you make supper?”” Sure! “- Pan’s Rapini Rigatoni.  Pasta Ai Rapini 1Lb rigatoni 1 Lg bunch rapini  Boil water. Blanche the rapini (chopped into 1-2” pieces) then remove with a strainer and  set it aside. Cook the pasta in the same water.  The recipe works better with short pasta like penne or rigatoni. […]

Spring Challenge Day 16- Orecchiette With Bitter Greens And Radishes

Orecchiette With Bitter Greens And Radishes By Bon Appetit 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 3/4 cup coarse fresh breadcrumbs made from whole wheat bread 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 pound whole wheat orecchiette (little ear-shaped pasta) Kosher salt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 8 medium radishes (8 oz.), sliced into 1/4′ rounds 3 garlic cloves, sliced 2 bunches bitter greens (such as […]

Spring Challenge Day 22- Caramelized Shallot And Roasted Pepper Linguine

Caramelized  Shallot And Roasted Pepper Linguine   About 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 to 3 cloves fresh garlic, thinly sliced 15-20 Shallots, cut into thin half-moon slices Sea salt Generous pinch red pepper flakes 2 Small fennel bulbs, tops trimmed, thinly sliced, reserving 2 to 3 tablespoons minced feathery tops 2 Red bell peppers, […]

Spring Challenge Day 21- Fusilli Carbonara With Spring Vegetables

Fusilli Carbonara With Spring Vegetables 10 Ounces spiral pasta 2 Cups baby carrots, halved lengthwise 1 Bunch asparagus, tough ends snapped off and stalks cut into 1-inch lengths 1 Large zucchini, cut into long matchstick pieces 2 Cups plain soy milk Sea salt 11/2 Tablespoons kuzu, dissolved in a small amount cold water 2/3 Cup […]

Spring Challenge Day 18- Broccoli Rabe Pasta With Tempeh Sausage

Broccoli Rabe Pasta With Tempeh Sausage   About 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 Red onion, cut into thin half -moon slices Sea salt 1/2 Cup mirin 2(8-ounce) Packages tempeh sausage, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick half moon  slices 1 Bunch broccoli rabe, rinsed well and stems trimmed 10 Ounces linguine Juice of 1 lemon 1 Red […]

Spring Challenge Day 17- Soba Noodles With Endive And Radicchio

Soba Noodles With Endive And Radicchio   8 Ounces buckwheat soba About 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil 2 to 3 Cloves fresh garlic, finely minced 2 Yellow onions, diced Sea salt Mirin Balsamic vinegar 3 Belgian endives, quartered lengthwise 1 radicchio, shredded Juice of 1/2 lemon 3 to 4 Sprigs flat-leaf parsley, finely minced […]

Spring Challenge Day 16- Roasted Vegetable Pasta

We have made it half way through the month! How do you feel? Have you been following Christina Pirello’s recipes like me or have you chosen another wonderful chef? Or maybe you have just added a new ingredient or some extra effort to your cooking? Please share your ideas and opinions as well as photo’s […]