Archives for the ‘Pasta’ Category

Clam Sauce With Eggplant & Brown Rice Pasta

  Did you know that clams contain more iron than any other food? They do – even more than liver or beef.  So in my quest to increase my iron intake, I decided to revive an old recipe that I haven’t prepared since my days of eating wheat pasta.  Now I just serve it over […]

Brown Rice Pasta Primavera With Basil-Pinenut-Pecorino Pesto

  This weekend was our housewarming party, and I was so excited to have a dining room where I could put the extra leaves in the dining table and lay out a good spread!  (Not to mention have enough room for guests to mingle!)  We had black bean & corn salad, a beautiful bowl of […]

Gluten-Free Brown Rice Lasagna With Sheep’s Milk Ricotta Salata

  Despite the fuzzy picture (my camera’s been on the fritz lately), this is the most exciting entree to come out of my kitchen in years.  I had not eaten lasagna since I went gluten-free and dairy-free four years ago.  However, I recently discovered ricotta salata, a sheep’s milk ricotta that I can tolerate on occasion.  […]

California Calamari With Eggplant Pasta

  Before we moved to California, my husband and I visited Monterey and had the most amazing calamari at a restaurant out on the pier.  The waiter said that you can really only get good calamari when it is fresh and local.  He was right.  I’ve cooked calamari before but it never tasted that good.  But […]

Eggplant Pecorino With Brown Rice Fusilli Pasta

And A Word About Healthy Fats Monday night I had the privilege of meeting the great Michael Pollan at a book signing in the east bay.  If you have not read Michael Pollan, you need to – The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food are required reading if you are interested in conscious eating, […]