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Lemon & Garlic Green Beans

Lemon & Garlic Green Beans by John Spottiswood

It is rare to have a side dish which everyone keeps reaching for instead of the main dish. That's especially true if its a fairly simple green vegetable side. But these green beans were truly that good. We used packaged, thin french cut green beans from Trader Joes. They are tender and tasty on their own, but I've never had them taste…

8 votes
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Brussel Sprouts Sauteed in Garlic & Olive Oil

Brussel Sprouts Sauteed in Garlic & Olive Oil by John Spottiswood

This is a simple, tasty side dish to add to your menu. I've adapted it from Marcella Hazan's recipes for other vegetables. It tastes GREAT with Brussel Sprouts. Broccoli is good too.

25 votes
59079 views
Pasta with Spinach, Ricotta, Ham

Pasta with Spinach, Ricotta, Ham by John Spottiswood

This is one of our family staples. It is healthy and delicious! Two of our kids say it is their favorite dish. We've adapted it from Marcella Hazan. It's easy to throw together and great the next day too.

10 votes
33754 views
Pasta with Sauteed Vegetables, Olive Oil & Tomato Sauce

Pasta with Sauteed Vegetables, Olive Oil & Tomato Sauce by John Spottiswood

Simple and truly delicious. If you like tasty, fresh, and healthy food, this is likely to become a staple for you.

5 votes
24249 views
Simple Pasta with Spinach, Mushrooms and Tomatoes

Simple Pasta with Spinach, Mushrooms and Tomatoes by John Spottiswood

This is one of those simple recipes that are almost embarrassing to put on this website. But this was really tasty and healthy, and our kids devoured it. I have everything being prepared in parallel, so the whole dish takes less than 25 minutes start to finish. If you're tight on time, this is a winner!

6 votes
6140 views
Shaved Brussels Sprout and Farro Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprout and Farro Salad by John Spottiswood

This recipe is adapted from one by Susan Spungen. I thought it was phenomenal. If you can't find Farro, you coud substitute brown rice or pearl barley, but get Farro if you can. It's wonderful. You might consider serving this as a side for Thanksgiving. It would make a great addition.

3 votes
7387 views
This Is It Spaghetti Sauce

This Is It Spaghetti Sauce by Gabriel Denison Chandler

Everybody who cooks has a great spaghetti sauce. This is mine, after years of perfection. It's lowfat, It's vegetarian, It's deep, rich, and amazingly tasty. This is it. Oh: choose your pasta well! Artichoke, whole wheat and Italian semolina go best...spinach? Not so much.

1 vote
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Tomato Marinara with Garlic and Basil

Tomato Marinara with Garlic and Basil by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a light and tasty sauce that the Roman's called "alla carrettiera". It's named for the drivers who came to town with fresh produce and wine from the surrounding countryside, and their sauces were improvised from the abundant ingredients available to them. We've got our own little garden, and all of the ingredients for this…

5 votes
4081 views
Ratatouille Pasta

Ratatouille Pasta by Reeni

Thinly sliced zucchini and eggplant are sauteed and flavored with garlic, onion and Italian seasonings then simmered with tomatoes and artichokes and tossed with whole grain pasta to make this quick, easy and light dish.

1 vote
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Sauteed Zucchini in Homemade Tomato Sauce

Sauteed Zucchini in Homemade Tomato Sauce by Denise Sherin

I love homemade tomato sauce, it's so much better than jarred sauce. As a summer side dish I add sauteed zucchini, it's so yummy. I recently served it as a side with baked cod and we wound up putting it right over the fish it was terrific!

1 vote
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Mushroom and Balsamic Reduction

Mushroom and Balsamic Reduction by CHEF ASHRAF ABD ALEEM ELKHARBOTLY

Mushroom and Balsamic Reduction

1 vote
3703 views
Roman-Style Spinach

Roman-Style Spinach by John Spottiswood

This is a great new way I've learned to cook spinach. I wouldn't have thought of adding sweetness to spinach, but I really like the way the currants and pine nuts contrast with the slight bitterness of fresh spinach. This is a new winner that I'll be cooking frequently in the future!

5 votes
2957 views
Pasta with Eggplant, Tomato, and Red Chili Pepper

Pasta with Eggplant, Tomato, and Red Chili Pepper by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a great recipe that I have adapted from the awesome Marcella Hazan. Everyone loves it (even if you don't love eggplant)! Try munching on a couple of the eggplant cubes when they are fresh out of the pan. They put french fries to shame!

3 votes
2561 views
Spaghetti with vegetable sauce

Spaghetti with vegetable sauce by Harini m

Though I am an ardent fan of Indian cuisine and can eat day after day through out, I like to explore and enjoy food from world wide.When it comes to international cuisine Italian definitely has a special place.Who can say to no to delicious pizzas,pastas and lip smacking desserts.Now coming to pizzas and pastas,I like to try different…

1 vote
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Beans Tuscany Improv

Beans Tuscany Improv by Rich H

Lacking most of the ingredients for the typical Tuscan Bean recipe I decided to improvise. This dish is quick, easy to make, full of fiber and is low fat.

1 vote
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