Carbonara with Brussels Sprouts

brussels-sprouts-carbonaraIngredients:

3 oz pancetta, chopped
2 T olive oil
1/2 sweet onion, thinly sliced
4 large garlic cloves, minced
10 oz Brussels sprouts, shaved
1 lb thin spaghetti
2 ladles salted pasta water (reserve a third for use as needed)
1 cup parmigiana reggiano, grated
4 eggs, beaten
1 t oregano
Ground black pepper

Garnish: grated Parmesan Read More






Mama’s Italian Beef Stew

mamas beef stew bowlIngredients:

3 lbs chuck roast or thick sirloin steak, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
6 carrots, peeled and sliced into large pieces
3 large white potatoes, unpeeled and cut into chunks
5-6 (2 pounds) ripe tomatoes, well crushed by hand
3 stalks celery including leaves, cut into large pieces
1 sweet onion, chopped
2 t ground basil
1 t Mediterranean oregano
1/2 t ground black pepper
Salt to taste
2 T olive oil

Optional: hot red pepper flakes Read More


Meatballs with Pork and Cream

Meatball Pork CreamIngredients:

2 slices of whole wheat bread, torn into small pieces
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 T finely minced onion
1 T ground garlic
1 T fresh parsley finely chopped
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 t dried thyme
1/4 t ground black pepper
1 lb lean ground grass fed beef
1 lb natural ground pork
1 cup Parmesan Reggiano, shredded Read More



Broccolini and Carrot Alfredo Sauce

Ingredients:carrot broccolini alfredo 2

2 cups (3/4 pound) fresh broccolini, sliced into 1 1/2 – 2 inch lengths
2 cups (3/4 pound) carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 T butter vegan soy based margarine
2 shallots, chopped
6 garlic cloves, chopped
3 T flour
1 T low sodium vegan instant “chicken” bouillon
1/4 t white pepper
2 cups 2% milk
6-8 oz (2%) Plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
2 green onions, sliced

Optional: a little salt Read More


Tony’s Chicken

Tonys chicken twoIngredients:

2-3 lbs bone-in chicken, use your favorite pieces
2 T olive oil
2 t ground garlic
1/2 t oregano
1/2 t marjoram
1/4 t pepper
1/8 t salt
1 sweet or yellow onion, cut into chunks
8 oz mushrooms, thickly sliced
2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
5 banana peppers, sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 T olive oil
1/2 cup white Italian wine Read More