Cheese Beer Sauce
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Fettuccini in Cheese Beer Sauce Recipe

Cheese Beer Sauce: My own take here is like an Alfredo Sauce on steroids. You say cream and milk, I say stout! I got inspired by a rustic and funky cheese dip we used to feast on in our lean student days called cancoillotte, made with a hard…
pasta bolognese
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Pasta Bolognese Recipe. Cabbage Noodles Variation

Pasta Bolognese: the lazy-but-health-minded cook's gastronomic dream actualized. Deconstructed Pasta and Meatballs. To parody Mark Twain, Pasta Bolognese is nothing but Sloppy Joe with a college education. You might just enjoy the dish more…
fresh seaweed noodles
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Fresh Seaweed Noodles Sashimi Salad Variation. Gluten-Free Friendly

Fresh seaweed is getting increasingly more available You will be as pleased as I am to see that , in many supermarkets and in sushi restaurants, fresh seaweed turns up more often. It is true I haven't seen fresh seaweed in any  form other…
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Spinach Lasagna Recipe. Gluten-Free and all Variations

Lasagna is a real chore to me, sorry. Dear reader, please don't ask me why until recently I found the preparation of lasagna so daunting. I do love lasagna flavors, and I do appreciate it as a great treat. I can whip up a couscous or a Bourguignon…
pesto
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Pasta with Pesto Sauce Recipe. All Variations

Pesto wears many exciting hats: It is traditionally based on most often based on basil, olive oil, and toasted walnuts. But we have seen it recast with a different herb or nut, and tasting just as delicious and interesting. Use it not…
cauliflower pasta
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Roasted Cauliflower Pasta. Gluten-Free Friendly

Cauliflower pasta: Yum! You will love the robust flavor of  cauliflower, and the roasting intensifies the flavors even further.  I use frozen cauliflower, as it is already cut, cleaned, and every bit as delicious and nutritious as fresh…
spaghetti and meatballs
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Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe: Gluten-Free Friendly

Spaghetti and meatballs in my house is always associated with a whole outing: Sort of like Dinner and a Show. Party food and comfort food all rolled into one. We all used to pile into my mother-in-law’s small apartment for her famous spaghetti…
pasta wild mushrooms
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Pasta Wild Mushrooms Recipe

Pasta wild mushrooms is magic. Once you include wild mushrooms in pasta or any dish, you are just about all set! Guys, here's all I do in this pasta wild mushrooms. And this is really all it takes. On second thought, I want to discuss the…
roasted garlic
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Pasta with Roasted Garlic Dill Sauce Recipe

Roasted Garlic lovers: We are talking about you! Delicious, and a snap to make! You could easily make this dish gluten-free: Rice or buckwheat noodles will taste just as delicious: that's what I use, and not only because I like to limit my…
sweet vermicelli
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Moroccan Sweet Vermicelli Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Moroccan Sweet Vermicelli is comfort food at its best and easiest. And healthiest: In Morocco we grew up on this kind of dessert my mother, an ingenious cook if I ever met one, used to whip  up at the drop of a hat, for children big and small.…
yerushalmi kugel
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Yerushalmi Kugel Recipe

Yerushalmi Kugel is a great Jewish favorite It is also a real showcase in Israeli synagogues at Kiddush time: I have seen two burly men flip an enormous pot of Yerushalmi Kugel onto a gigantic counter, then slice it across its whole diameter…
Moroccan Fava Bean Soup (Bessara) Recipe. Iced Variation
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Moroccan Fava Bean Soup (Bessara) Recipe. Iced Variation

Fava Bean Soup is a much beloved Moroccan classic, called Bessara. Fava Bean Soup soup costs pennies, and tastes like a million bucks. I make it in summer too, and served it iced (see variation below). Naturally vegetarian and gluten-free…