cannellini bean pasta with beurre blanc

adapted from New York Times. ingredients 1/2 cup cannellini beans, soaked overnight3 sprigs parsleyParmesan or other strong hard cheese rind1/4 cup white wine1/4 cup white wine vinegar1/2 shallot, finely chopped3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small cubes5 ounces pasta (gemelli or small shells are recommended, but most shapes work well!)Grated Parmesan, Pecorino Romano or other... Continue Reading →

spinach stuffed shells

slightly adapted from Fork Knife Swoon. ingredients 16-32 pasta shells (depends on size, but enough to fit in a 9x13 dish)2 Tablespoons olive oil2 cloves garlic, minced6 ounces fresh spinach leaves, roughly-chopped12 ounces ricotta4 ounces torn fresh mozzarella cheese1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving1 large egg1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil1 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper1 1/4 cups... Continue Reading →

uunifetapasta

We had to try the dish that caused a feta shortage in Finland. The original recipe is slightly adapted here. ingredients 1 pound / 450 grams pasta of choice (I used gemelli)1 block (7 ounces / 200 grams) greek feta cheese1/2 cup olive oil1 - 2 Tablespoons Calabrian Chile paste (or 1/2 - 1 teaspoon... Continue Reading →

greek “wings”

adapted from Bon Appétit. ingredients FOR THE WINGS Seitan “chicken” wings (follow this recipe, stopping before battering them)Zest and juice of ½ lemon3 garlic cloves, crushed¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil½ Tablespoon cracked black pepper1 teaspoon fine kosher salt1 teaspoon dried oregano ASSEMBLY ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil1½ Tablespoons fresh lemon juice1 small garlic clove, finely grated¼... Continue Reading →

pasta with mushrooms and cashew cream

adapted from Bon Appétit. ingredients 1 cup cashews4 Tablespoons (or  more) extra-virgin olive oil, divided12 ounces mushrooms (I used cremini, but maitake would also be great), sliced or torn into bite-size piecesKosher salt1 medium leek, white and pale green parts only, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise2 medium shallots, finely chopped2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced12 ounces... Continue Reading →

cheesy winter squash gratin

lightly adapted from Bon Appétit. ingredients 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, divided, plus more for pan3½ pounds delicata and/or acorn squash, halved, seeds removed, cut crosswise ¼" thick1 large white onion, thinly sliced10 garlic cloves, thinly sliced2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided12 ounces frozen kale, spinach or blanched greens, thawed, squeezed well½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes1... Continue Reading →

seitan paprikash

ingredients 2x seitan "chicken" wings (follow this recipe, stopping before battering them)3 Tablespoons unsalted butter1 large yellow or Spanish onion, peeled and diced3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced4 Tablespoons Hungarian paprika, sweet or hot, or a combination3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour1 cup canned crushed tomatoes or 1 large ripe tomato, chopped1 cup vegetable broth1/4 cup heavy whipping cream¾ cup sour cream, at room temperature method Air... Continue Reading →

cheesy hot pepper pasta

lightly adapted from Trader Joe's. ingredients 1 pound hearty pasta (orecchiette is great)¼ cup olive oil2 Tablespoons Trader Joe’s Italian Bomba Hot Pepper Sauce (or any Calabrian Chile paste)1 clove garlic, mincedZest and juice of ½ lemon1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for garnish method In a large pot, bring 4 quarts salted water to... Continue Reading →

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