Lentil Bolognese Pasta

As I write this post on Sunday night, it is 14 degrees outside and snow is forecasted for the next three days. So, what better meal to make than pasta bolognese? If you are vegetarian or want to be healthy, this is a great alternative. It is delicious and so fulfilling. You can serve it on pappardelle pasta or brown rice, depending on how healthy you want to be.


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Caprese Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is a classic summer dish. But I don’t particularly like mayo, and therefore, tend to avoid pasta salads at BBQs. That is until I discovered this pasta salad. This salad is delicious and so easy to make. I took it to a friend’s party and was struggling not to pick at it and eat it the whole drive there.

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Skillet Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is one of those dishes that you eat as a kid, but really never stop loving. You definitely learn to eat better (and fancier) mac and cheese, but no matter what, you still enjoy the dish. So, here is a really easy one that you make in a skillet.  It is perfect to serve at any outdoor functions you have this coming Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoy!

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Spaghetti Squash with Bolognese Sauce

Continuing on with the theme from my last two Wednesday posts, I am again posting something healthy and hearty. I know I use this phrase a lot, but that is because I think a lot of healthy meals out there are great, but often leave you still hungry for more food at the end of the meal. And often, this undoes the healthiness of the original meal because you get hungry sooner and end up snacking. So for my Wednesday posts through the end of February, I am going to try to give you lots of yummy and filling meals that will also keep you on track with any health related new years resolutions you made. Today’s post is: spaghetti squash with bolognese sauce.

I came up with this recipe because Dave is a big fan of pasta, and loves to make bolognese sauce. But I tend to avoid eating too much pasta, so I decided this was the perfect compromise because he could make the sauce and serve it on pasta, and I could serve my portion on spaghetti squash, which is very easy to make!

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My Favorite Meal of the Week – Sun-dried Tomato Pasta Salad

Continuing from my post last Sunday, here is another great recipe for a Fourth of July BBQ! I used to think I didn’t like pasta salad, but turns out, I just don’t like the traditional mayonnaise based ones. But if you take out the mayonnaise, I’m a big pasta salad fan. A friend had made one last year for the Fourth that I loved, and after a lot of research I think I found a similar one.

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My Favorite Meal of the Week – Broccoli Pesto Pasta

For some reason, I’ve been in a pasta mood lately (perhaps it has to do with the fact that it’s winter and I’ve accepted that I won’t see a bathing suit for months). One of my favorite pasta dishes is my mom’s pesto pasta, but this requires homegrown basil, not something I currently have. So to make up for this, I made this dish, which uses broccoli to make a pesto like sauce that is delicious. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a pasta dish on the healthier side.

My Favorite Meal of the Week- Browned Butter Gnocchi

I’m all about easy dinners to make. As many of my friends know, I used to make the same couple things for dinner every week (they involved a lot of spinach, hummus, and tortilla chips). But this summer when I moved into my new apartment with Dave, I set a goal of trying new things every week. And so far, I think I’ve done a pretty decent job. So here’s a recipe of one of the new things I just tried that was easy, fast, delicious, and healthy.

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