pasta · vegetables

Lemony Goat Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potato Ravioli with Bourbon Brown Butter

My Natural Chef program has turned my fascination with cooking and recipe writing into a full blown obsession. I used to only think about food in my spare time, now my “working” time I’m actually SUPPOSED to be thinking about food. This is awesome. In addition to my own experimentation, I’m learning from some of… Continue reading Lemony Goat Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potato Ravioli with Bourbon Brown Butter

Asian · pasta

Herbaceous Soba Noodles with Tender Eggplant and Mango

I’m two weeks into culinary school and I have learned SO much – starting with the discovery that all of my pans and pots are crap and need to be replaced immediately. If you want to get a yummy brown crust on any of your food, nonstick pans will get you nowhere. Oh, and if your… Continue reading Herbaceous Soba Noodles with Tender Eggplant and Mango

pasta

Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Ravioli in Browned Butter with Crispy Sage

I’ve said it before, pasta making is the labor of love. Bruce was sweet enough to offer to help me make ravioli this Sunday. He had greatly underestimated the amount of time and effort he had signed up for. 2.5-3 hours later we had a (mostly) beautiful batch of tender, delicious ravioli piled into a Tupperware… Continue reading Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Ravioli in Browned Butter with Crispy Sage

pasta · vegetables

Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas, Feta & Arugula

Here’s an example of how not to ease into the week: Invite work to dinner and engage in lengthy conversations about furniture placement, budgets and timelines. Regardless of how dry our conversation sounds, I enjoyed every bite of the meal we shared.  I’ve embraced spaghetti squash in a big way this season. It’s so easy,… Continue reading Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas, Feta & Arugula

chicken · pasta

Pumpkin and Blue Cheese Pasta with Asparagus and Chicken Sausage

Sometimes you just need to eat vegetables. And only vegetables. I’ve been trying to work within my constraints of cheap, healthy and relatively quick. I gave the cauliflower pizza phenomenon a try: As well as Greek vegetable tacos comprised of sautéed broccoli slaw in balsamic topped with mint garlic yogurt sauce and avocado: When cooking… Continue reading Pumpkin and Blue Cheese Pasta with Asparagus and Chicken Sausage