Category Archives: Grains & Pastas

Pasta and rice dishes, use as a side dish or a meal on its own.

Rice Noodles That Glow with Curry Flavor

When my parents and I ate at Chinese restaurants, we had an understanding. My father ordered spareribs, I had won-ton soup and my mother picked out a dish we had not had before. This led to exotic experiences but we also discovered dishes like Singapore noodles, a stir-fry combining soft rice noodles, curry and assorted...
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How To Make Pasta Dough

Little old pasta makers My aunts typically made pasta right on the table. They would throw a mountain of flour in the center of the table and make a depression. Within the depression, they placed the eggs and began to mix. Really, making fresh pasta is that simple. I will give you the general recipe and...
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Millet with Kale and Corn

Discover Millet, a Tender Grain To Cook in 20 Minutes You have probably never tasted millet, a small golden grain that when uncooked resembles cous cous and quinoa. Cooked, it is a remarkably versatile whole grain. Millet can grow in harsh conditions where no other grains will survive. It is a mainstay in parts of Africa...
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Mastering Three Pasta Sauce Recipes You Can Make Every Day

Making your own pasta sauce recipe is an easy, healthy and cost-effective way to get dinner done. When you learn some basic procedures, it becomes simple to make a variety of sauces to suit almost any pasta. And since you are controlling the ingredients, you know exactly how this sauce ranks on the healthy scale....
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Spanish Spaghetti

Most people associate pasta with Italian cuisine. This main dish, though, has a decidedly Spanish flair, featuring a flavorful, easy-to-prepare sauce with saffron, olives and capers. (more…)...
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Pumpkin Mac and Cheese – Classic Version

It’s Pumpkin Time, Again! Last fall, a writer for New York magazine declared, “Pumpkin is the new bacon.” Her point – suddenly it seems every eatery, from Dunkin’ Donuts to critically acclaimed restaurants, had something pumpkin on the menu. In some cases, only the flavor of the warm, yummy spices used to give this bland vegetable...
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How To Make Homemade Italian Lasagna

My husband comes from an Italian family, so he grew up eating authentic Italian food. Shortly after we got married, my mother-in-law invited me over to her home so that I could learn to make their family lasagna recipe. We spent the afternoon making homemade garlic bread, salads and of course, the lasagna. Read more