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Easy Sardine Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Parsley

I like to stock up on certain go-to ingredients like canned beans for soups and canned sardines for simple pasta recipes. With only a handful of additional ingredients I can then make a quick and delicious meal.

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Cannellini Bean Soup with Spinach and Tomatoes

This recipe is one of my all-time favorite soups to cook because it’s delicious and comforting. It’s also super easy! I’ve been home sick for a few days and wanted something simple to make and this soup always hits the spot.

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Roasted Garlic Pasta – Minimal Ingredients for Maximum Flavor

[This post is part of “10 Ways to use Roasted Garlic“]

This recipe is for garlic lovers. It’s one of those minimal ingredient dishes that takes only a few minutes to prepare. The key ingredient is whole roasted garlic. I wrote a post yesterday on how to roast garlic and showed 10 different ways to cook with it. Here’s one…

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Mung Bean Fettuchini with Truffle Butter and Cheese

I eat everything, so I like to mix it up and try to cook with ingredients I’ve never used. This time I experimented with organic mung bean fettuchini in place of my usual whole wheat pasta. I grew up eating mung beans so I thought why not give it a try. It’s made of only mung beans and water which give the pasta a pretty olive hue. They’re high in fiber and gluten-free for people who suffer from Celiac Disease or wheat allergies. The taste and texture may not appeal to some people as it has an obvious bean flavor and a bit of a chewy bite.

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Vegenaise Macaroni Pasta Salad with Celery, Carrots and Sundried Tomatoes

I haven’t made a cold pasta salad in a long time so I was excited to come up with a simple and healthy version. I also finally had a reason to try Vegenaise. VEGE-wha? Vegenaise is a dairy-free, eggless mayonnaise alternative. I heard about it through a few vegan friends and Gwyneth Paltrow (not my friend) saying how great it was.

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Soft-Shell Crab Pasta – The Easiest Way to Enjoy the Whole Crab

I love Blue Crabs. Every summer when they’re in season, my family and I sit around a table full of crabs and just pick at them for hours (while seeing who can get the biggest piece of meat out). I’m a slow eater so I’m usually the last one at the table. I really don’t like wasting food and have OCD-like tendencies so I want to get everything! That said, it was like an epiphany the first time I ate soft-shell crabs. The crab flavor is so much more intense since you eat the whole crab, shells and everything.

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Simple Whole Wheat Pasta with Peas and Pancetta

Simple, quick pasta dishes are one of my favorite meals to make. This is one of my “go-to” meals since I usually have all of these ingredients in my kitchen. If you’re Vegetarian, feel free to substitute the pancetta for a vegetable. Sometimes I put in some sliced mushrooms or asparagus instead of pancetta. If you’ll notice in the recipe, I don’t drain the pancetta on paper towels. I feel there’s so much flavor in all the drippings, so why drain?? I cut the shallots into rings and garlic into slivers because I kind of like seeing garlic and onion (err, shallot…) chunks in my pasta dishes. If you don’t, feel free to mince them.

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