Category Archives: Pasta

Soba with Winter Greens and Mushrooms

This pasta dish is based on a Sunset Magazine recipe, but I’ve removed the cheese, oil, and salt to make it both completely plant-based and healthier.

Soba with Winter Greens and Mushrooms

6 ounces soba (buckwheat) pasta
8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 leek, white and light green parts only, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 bunch dandelion greens, … Read more

Soba Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

This noodle salad is based on a recipe by Susan Feniger, co-chef at L.A.’s Border Grill. It’s a keeper!

Soba Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

1 cup orange juice (fresh is best, frozen works fine)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
Toasted sesame oil—a very light sprinkle, for flavor
1 tablespoon unseasoned rice

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Summer Soba Salad

After months of rain, we finally have warm weather, and so I made this crunchy, filling, cooling noodle salad this evening and it was a perfect supper for summer! Be warned—I think I’ll be making more versions of this 😉

Summer Soba Salad

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or vegetable stock)
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons peeled fresh ginger, … Read more

Pasta with Grilled Eggplant and Caramelized Onion Sauce

This recipe has a lot of steps, so it works better as a weekend dish. It also helps to have caramelized onions already waiting in the refrigerator! That said, it’s totally worth the time 🙂

Pasta with Grilled Eggplant and Caramelized Onion Sauce

Serves 2 generously, or 3 with side dishes

1 medium eggplant (about a pound)
Sea salt

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Winter Mushroom Lasagna

Deep, rich, flavors that lend themselves to wintery fare. Just add a salad and dinner is done!

Winter Mushroom Lasagna
Serves 6

1 pound whole wheat lasagna noodles
2 pounds mixed mushrooms, chopped
3 cups chard or spinach, chopped
1 cup walnuts or pine nuts
2 cups sun-dried tomatoes, reconstituted and diced
2 cups onions, diced
4 cloves garlic, diced… Read more

Autumn Mushroom Lasagne

I love creating new fillings for lasagne almost as much as I love eating lasagne…keyword “almost”!

Autumn Mushroom Lasagne
Serves 6

2 cups sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 cup dried shiitake and/or porcini mushrooms
1 13.2-ounce box lasagna noodles
5 cups mushrooms, chopped
1 cup mushrooms, sliced and sauteed  (use as a garnish)
1/4 cup mushroom broth
3 cups chard or spinach, … Read more