Vegetarian Stuffed Shells with Roasted Vegetable Antipasti

I made this once a year or two ago, and have been meaning to recreate it ever since. I’m glad I finally did – it’s an easy-to-make and delicious baked pasta dish. Following is the recipe for the stuffed shells. Serve with Roasted Vegetable Antipasti. Ingredients: About 25-30 jumbo shells (mine happened to be vegetable…

Pantry Pasta Salad

The only fresh ingredient in this delicious, gourmet pasta salad is fresh basil, which I recommend you grow (in your garden, if you have one, a window box, or a kitchen planter), or, alternately, buy fresh, chop, and keep in your freezer, so you can have it on hand in a pinch. If you keep…

Whole Wheat Pasta Primavera

A simple and satisfying one-course meal. If you’ve got ’em, you can add carrots, yellow squash, and/or fresh herbs. This recipe makes 4-6 servings, depending on how hungry you are. 1) 1/2 lb whole wheat penne pasta, cooked 2) 1 large onion (red or yellow), sliced 3) 10-12 button mushrooms, sliced 4) 1 large head…

Asparagus and Brie Baked Ziti (Well, Rigatoni)

  I’ve been dreaming of this for months. Finally, I found some decent asparagus. For this recipe, I used 50% whole wheat rigatoni, which worked nicely. I do not recommend using 100% whole wheat, as the the flavor would become dominant. Oh, and it came out every bit as good as I imagined…! 1 500gm/16…