Category Archives: Pasta & Potato Dishes

Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta (low carb)

Living in the Pacific Northwest means we have a wealth of fresh salmon and smoked salmon providers—how lucky! Here’s a simple dish that’s fit for special evenings…

Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta (low carb)
Yield: 2 servings // 428 calories, 6 net carbs

6 ounces wild-caught smoked salmon, shredded
2 tablespoons Kerrygold butter
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
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Vegan Spinach-Eggplant Lasagna

No tofu, no nuts, low fat, low salt—just vegetables and pasta. I totally tweaked this old recipe of mine and it’s *packed* with flavor. It’s even good enough for people that expect cheese!

Vegetable Lasagna

Spinach Mixture
3-4 tablespoons vegetable stock
4 cloves garlic, minced
21 ounces sliced mushrooms (mince the stems)
2 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, defrosted

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Vegan Pesto Pasta

This is a fast, easy, tasty, creamy, vegan dish. I make it for filling lunches and quickie dinners.

Pesto Pasta
2 portions

8 ounces whole wheat fettuccine or rigatoni noodles
2 cups fresh basil
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted (optional, increases fat)
4-6 large garlic cloves, minced
1 avocado
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
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Vegan Potatoes Gratin

Here’s a special occasion dish—special because it has much more oil than many of my recipes, though I’ve included notes to make it low-fat. It’s very easy to make and has a somewhat “cheesy” quality from the nutritional yeast. Yum!

Vegan Potatoes Gratin

White Sauce
3 tablespoons olive oil (for less fat, use low fat vegetable stock)
8 cloves garlic,

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Easy Vegan Lasagne

It’s officially winter in the Pacific Northwest. Golden trees are punctuating the evergreens and we even got a little snow last week. This weather calls for warming foods, and for me that means lasagne. Luckily, one of my favorite Facebook groups posted this recipe and I suspect it will be on heavy rotation for potlucks, holidays, and guest dinners!

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Udon Noodles with Black Bean Garlic Sauce

Black bean garlic sauce is a Chinese paste used heavily in Szechuan cooking. It’s savory and intense…and very salty. Use sparingly!

Black Bean Noodles with Mushrooms and Green Beans

12 ounces whole wheat udon noodles
8 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms
8 ounces green beans, cut into1″ lengths and parboiled
4 green onions, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
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