Miso Chipotle Pasta

Get ready for a clash of nationalities. This miso chipotle pasta takes Asian, Mexican, and Italian flavors to create an unbelievably delicious dish. This pasta dish is spicy, smokey, and yet surprisingly bright. If you like things spicy, but your tolerance is low this one is for you. Best part? This dish is ready in 20 minutes and takes minimal prep making it a great weeknight dinner. Chipotles in adobo was my lifeline in college. At a $1.50 a can…

Kale and Pancetta Risotto

Hello, it’s me again trying to convince you to make risotto at home. Truth is, this kale and pancetta risotto recipe was supposed to be saved for Fall. It’s hearty, comforting, and the earthy flavors leans perfectly to those crisper months. After testing, filming, and shooting it I couldn’t wait to share it. This super creamy risotto is salty from the rendered pancetta, earthy and nutty from the kale and parmesan, and like my Mushroom Risotto recipe doesn’t require an…

Spicy Aglio e Olio

Aglio e Olio or other known as spaghetti with olive oil and garlic is a traditional Italian dish comprised of just a handful ingredients. The result? An anytime, any day, flavorful, and quick pasta dish. If you came here looking for a traditional Aglio e Olio, then this recipe isn’t for you. Simply google “Aglio e Olio” and you will find a plethora of authentic recipes. If you stumbled upon this post because you are like me and want to…

Parmesan Mushroom Risotto

She’s a beauty. She’s a grace. She is a little controversial, but damn risotto is delicious. This creamy parmesan mushroom risotto is an earthy and hearty dish. Flavored with stock, thyme, mushrooms and topped with salty parmesan cheese this dish is comfort in a bowl. This easy and less intimidating approach to risotto does require a little attention, but in no way will you get an arm workout cooking it. The best part, whether you use these flavors or take…

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Canned tomato sauce, you love to hate them, but love them anyways because of the convenience. If you told me 10 years ago that I would be making my own tomato sauce I would laugh at you. For one because I LOVE canned tomato sauce and two because I always pictured an Italian grandmother in the kitchen stewing tomatoes for hours to get deep rich flavor. Yes, making your own tomato sauce is a lengthy process even when starting with…