Pasta

Fresh Summer Tomatoes and Peas with Shrimp

Fresh Summer Tomatoes and Peas with Shrimp

As a brand new gardener I have been patiently waiting for my very first tomato plants to burst with plump red and golden fruit.  Unfortunately, the weather has not been working with me.  The large amount of rain we had at the beginning of summer […]

Mint Radish Noodle Salad Recipe

Mint Radish Noodle Salad Recipe

Our CSA starts this Thursday, and I anticipate it being the high point of my week.  To give you an idea of what my last week has been like; my pastor from Hawaii passed away, my grandmother had to be rushed to the ER twice, […]

Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

I’ve avoided writing about what’s going on in Japan.  I want this site to be fun, informative and full of joy.  Yet it’s hard to make your writing cheerful when your heart is breaking.  I was planning a lighthearted post on picky eaters and vegetables, […]

Goat Cheese Kale and Spinach Pasta Recipe

Goat Cheese Kale and Spinach Pasta Recipe

Since kale is my best growing crop (I just planted some in the ground and ignored them, a year later they’re still huge!) I’m always on the lookout for ways to use it.  I love kale chips and the sinfully rich kale casserole, but our […]

Acorn Squash and Sage Brown Butter Spaghetti

Acorn Squash and Sage Brown Butter Spaghetti

Yes, it’s another squash recipe.  I can’t help it, I’ve already eaten 8 of them this fall!  This one is an acorn squash pasta recipe, no not pasta made of acorn squash, but spaghetti noodles with big beautiful chunks of acorn squash, a super savory […]

Spinach and Artichoke Pasta Recipe

Spinach and Artichoke Pasta Recipe

This is officially  the first meal cooked from scratch in our new home.  I had just a few ingredients in the fridge at the house (the rest were still at the apartment), and all my pantry items and dishes in boxes around the kitchen.  I […]

Chicken Pasta Recipe with Lemon Parmesan Sauce (on a Food Stamp Budget)

Chicken Pasta Recipe with Lemon Parmesan Sauce (on a Food Stamp Budget)

Today’s Hunger Challenge recipe is a simple chicken pasta recipe with juicy bites of pan fried chicken, peas that burst in your mouth with sweetness, and a rich creamy parmesan sauce that’s so much healthier than it tastes.  Oh and good news: I no longer […]

Pork Chop Recipe for Spaghetti

Pork Chop Recipe for Spaghetti

Leftover recipes! In my house that’s something there’s never enough of.  Eric doesn’t like eating leftovers, but if I turn them into another dish, he doesn’t know they’re leftovers, and I can save tons of money in our food budget by re-purposing leftover food.  I […]