With the arrival of longer, warmer days, I'm craving light and refreshing meals – the kind that take advantage of new spring produce and leave plenty of energy for an after-dinner walk to enjoy the extended sunshine and new blossoms around the neighborhood. A soba noodle salad fits the bill, and this one features seasonal gifts like tender asparagus and peppery radishes, watercress, and chives. Rounded out with extra-crispy tofu and a buttery miso dressing, this one-dish vegetarian meal both satisfies and enlivens the palate.
Q: I'm a runner, and preparing to carbo load with some whole wheat pasta. Runners are discouraged from eating dairy before a race, so I'm looking for an interesting recipe that doesn't involve butter or cheese.
Spaghetti with tomato sauce was always a lazy Friday night dinner in our house. It was quick, easy, and best of all, everyone loved it. Here are ten ideas for spaghetti that might take a little longer than opening a jar, but are sure to take your spaghetti night to a whole new level.
When you're looking for a quick supper, a bag of orzo is a good thing to have on hand. This small, rice-shaped pasta cooks up quickly and adds a nice, chewy texture to your dishes. It's a classic for pasta salads and soups, and can be baked in casseroles or cooked 'risotto-style' in broth. While orzo is rice-shaped, it is very different than rice in taste and texture. Still, it can substitute as a side starch if rice is too time-consuming.
Read on for a round up of orzo dishes from The Kitchn.
I've mentioned it here before and I'll mention it again—my tastes have come a long way since high school. I lived off chicken fingers and cheese sticks in those days, with a few chocolate malts in between. (Thanks, Mom and Dad, for that high speed metabolism!)
Happy almost-Fat Tuesday, fellow revelers! Still looking for a festive recipe to celebrate the season? Try this creamy crawfish pasta that comes together in a breeze. I just so happened to have some crawfish squirreled away in my freezer; this was a sensational way to use it.
Let's face it: there has been no lack of macaroni and cheese coverage on The Kitchn. We'll admit it. We like the stuff. But recently we stumbled upon a great tip to give your favorite mac and cheese recipe the creamiest boost.
It's not for nothing that couscous is one of our biggest staples for quick weeknight dinners. This grain-like pasta cooks in the blink of an eye and is absolutely foolproof. If you can boil water, I guarantee you can make couscous.
Q: I recently received a bag of "Schokonudeln" (chocolate noodles). I hate to let anything go to waste, so I'm determined to make something out of these.
I don't think they're sweet. The ingredient list is simply durum semolina, eggs-20%, and cocoa powder-6%. I thought about making some variation of Cincinnati chili, although these aren't spaghetti noodles. Of course, if they turn out to be sweetened, it may be hard to do a savory dish. Any thoughts?
Spaghetti is the first thing many of us learn how to make in the kitchen (aside from toast). Do you still rely on marinara to make a meal with this standard pantry pasta? Check out a few more ideas to add to your repertoire, including spaghetti pie, spaghetti tacos and even spaghetti baked inside a loaf of bread!