Tag Archives: basil

Minestrone Verde

This soup was okay. None of us really loved it, and I didn’t save the leftovers. It sure is healthy, though! 🙂 rating: 6 Minestrone Verde (Cooking Light, June 2017) serves 4 time needed: 30 min. Ingredients: 1 cup coarsely … Continue reading

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Chickpea Panzanella

Do you know what a Panzanella salad is? It’s “a Tuscan salad of bread and tomatoes that is popular in the summer. It includes chunks of soaked stale bread and tomatoes, sometimes also onions and basil, dressed with olive oil … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Marinara

This recipe was excellent! We ate it ALL! My son and husband doctored theirs up with hot sauce. rating: 9.8 Spaghetti Marinara (Food Network magazine, March 2017) time needed: 40 min. serves: 4 Ingredients: 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus … Continue reading

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Tomato Cream Sauce for Pasta

My 10 year old loves gnocchi, and I am always looking for new ways to serve it. I found this sauce and I made it last night. It was so easy, and was really good! My son had three helpings … Continue reading

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Basil Pesto Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

I thought this was really good! My kids thought it was okay, and husband said it would have been better if the veggies had been softer. SIGH. rating: 8.5 Basil Pesto Pasta with Roasted Vegetables (http://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com) Ingredients: 1 lb. of … Continue reading

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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with Parmesan

You can cook this soup in your slow cooker or on the stove. I chose the stove. I thought this was REALLY good! I’ve eaten leftovers for lunch for two days now, and it’s still good! My kids didn’t care … Continue reading

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Family-Style “Chicken” Spaghetti

This was okay. It was a little bland to me, but the family seemed to like it. rating: 8 Family-Style Chicken Spaghetti (Cooking Light, July 2016) serves 4 Ingredients: 8 ounces uncooked whole-wheat spaghetti (I used regular spaghetti) 2 teaspoons … Continue reading

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