Dishes to Boost Your Mood
Penne with Triple Tomato Sauce
Pasta with Shiitake, Peas & Goat Cheese
This pasta is a lighter take on lasagna. Instead of layering the ingredients, then baking in the oven, Justin Smillie tosses them in a goat cheese sauce, sprinkles Parmigiano-Reggiano on top and crisps the dish briefly under the broiler.
Meyer Lemon Gnocchi
Kasha Varnishkes with Mushroom Gravy
Whole Wheat Rigatoni with Roasted Vegetables
Greek-Style Vegetable Risotto
Penne with Cauliflower and Leeks
This extremely flexible recipe can be adapted to include several different kinds of seasonal vegetables. In winter and spring, Denaro might make it with Umbria's small, violet-colored artichokes; in the fall he prefers cauliflower or broccoli. A pretty alternative is pasta con cavolfiore e broccoli siciliani, with equal parts cauliflower and broccoli; the dish is also terrific made with leeks alone.
Cellophane Noodle and Vegetable Salad
Fettuccine with Cherry Tomatoes and Watercress
Fusilli with Spinach and Sun-Dried-Tomato Pesto
Linguine with Ratatouille Sauce
Pasta with Cauliflower, Peppers and Walnut Pesto
Vegetarian Red Curry Noodle
This dish is a great showcase for the flavors of Southeast Asia: It's spicy, tart, creamy and slightly sweet. Use the extra curry as a marinade or pan sauce for chicken or pork.
Grilled-Vegetable Pasta with Cumin
If you're a fan of grilled vegetables, here's a fine way to turn them into a meal. We've selected a combination of eggplant, zucchini, and red bell pepper, but you can replace any of them with another vegetable, such as onions, tomatoes, or mushrooms.
Cheesy Mixed Pasta Casserole with Mushrooms
Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables, Parsley and Feta
With fresh grilled vegetables, olives and herbs, this pasta salad recipe is full of flavor. It is best made a day ahead and kept in the refrigerator overnight.