pasta recipes

Nettle Pasta
Nettle Pasta - June 5, 2012

Nettles in a pasta with feta, sesame, almonds, and onion sprouts & a few pics from the Golden Gate bridge birthday fireworks.

Broccoli-Basil Mac and Cheese
Broccoli-Basil Mac and Cheese - October 17, 2011

While in London my friend Anna Jones gave me a copy of the terrific new book she worked on - this broccoli-basil crusted mac and cheese immediately caught my attention.

Sesame Yogurt Pasta Salad
Sesame Yogurt Pasta Salad - August 9, 2011

An off-beat pasta salad made with stuffed pasta, seasonal vegetables, and a spice-forward, golden sesame yogurt sauce.

Macaroni Salad
Macaroni Salad - June 28, 2011

A twist on classic macaroni salad - I toss the pasta with a creamy sauce made from sauteed green onions, then add lots of black pepper, arugula, diced apple, and lemon juice to the bowl.

Stuffed Shells
Stuffed Shells - June 16, 2011

A stuffed shells recipe made with lemon zest and bright tomato sauce, and a couple apartment pics.

Spring Pasta
Spring Pasta - April 17, 2011

A quick spring pasta made with leftover noodles, market vegetables, egg, and a bit of avocado.

New Year Noodle Soup
New Year Noodle Soup - January 1, 2011

An amazing New Year Noodle Soup from Greg & Lucy Malouf's beautiful book, Saraban. It's a bean and noodle soup at its core featuring thin egg noodles swimming in a fragrant broth spiced with turmeric, cumin, chiles, and black pepper. You use a medley of lentils, chickpeas, and borlotti beans which makes the soup heart and filling without being heavy. You add spinach, dill, and cilantro. You add lime juice for a bit of sour at the end. And then you've got a number of toppings to add when you serve the soup - chopped walnuts, caramelized onions, and sour cream. Amazing.

Brown Butter Tortelli
Brown Butter Tortelli - October 3, 2010

A few more Rome pics & a simple pasta dish made from ricotta-stuffed tortelli tossed with brown butter balsamic sauce, arugula, pecorino cheese, and lemon zest.

Pappardelle with Spiced Butter
Pappardelle with Spiced Butter - May 18, 2010

A recap of my Sunday, including a few portraits I shot, plus a top-notch pasta with spiced butter and asparagus inspired by a recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi's new book.

Saffron Pasta Salad
Saffron Pasta Salad - March 20, 2010

A spring pasta salad made with a vibrant red-wine and saffron vinaigrette, asparagus, and toasted whole wheat orecchiette pasta from Puglia.

Orzo Super Salad
Orzo Super Salad - June 3, 2009

And orzo salad packed with nutritious ingredients - asparagus, almonds, feta, sprouts, broccoli, cucumber, and a zesty lemon dressing.

Ginger-Poached Noodles
Ginger-Poached Noodles - April 19, 2009

Poached spinach noodles, tofu, and baby broccoli in ginger broth. Finished with a splash of soy sauce, mint, basil, lime juice and red pepper flakes. Quick, simple, and invigorating.

Walnut Miso Noodles
Walnut Miso Noodles - April 1, 2009

A hearty noodle bowl recipe - whole wheat noodles, plenty of sliced asparagus and other seasonal produce are tossed with a creamy, walnut-miso dressing.

Almost Cheeseless Pasta Casserole
Almost Cheeseless Pasta Casserole - February 18, 2009

Trying to keep this pasta casserole recipe on the lighter side, I tossed a rustic farro pasta in yogurt that had been beaten with a bit of egg along with garlic, toasted almonds, chard, butternut squash, and olives. Baked until golden.

Matchstick Pasta
Matchstick Pasta - November 11, 2008

A great pasta dish using just six ingredients. Whole grain linguine matchsticks and barely cooked red kale are tossed with golden pistachio dressing. Pomegranate seeds provide ruby-colored accents and little pops of sweetness.

Slurp-tastic Herb Noodles
Slurp-tastic Herb Noodles - September 30, 2008

A big, slurpy bowl of whisper-thin spinach noodles draped in a spicy curry and herb broth - inspired by a beautiful box of noodles I picked up in Mill Valley, Ca.

Harissa Spaghettini
Harissa Spaghettini - August 3, 2008

A unique and flavor-packed pasta recipe. Whole wheat pasta noodles, olives, kale, pine nuts tossed in a pan for a tangle with a garlic-charged harissa and olive oil sauce.

Broccoli Pesto & Fusilli Pasta
Broccoli Pesto & Fusilli Pasta - May 29, 2008

A simple pasta bowl made by tossing a whole wheat fusilli pasta, shredded spinach, and with a delicious walnut & broccoli pesto sauce.

Big Slurp Dumpling Soup
Big Slurp Dumpling Soup - May 8, 2008

A quick and delicious dumpling soup - tender, translucent pasta pillows, pale green from their pea-stuffed bellies, are buoyed by yellow lentils in a simple clear broth. Golden puddles of olive oil are suspended across the surface, pooling in various cracks and crevices.

Baked Pasta Casserole
Baked Pasta Casserole - March 13, 2008

This baked pasta recipe features vibrant flecks of chopped spinach and lemon zest, toasted almond slices and oozy, bubbly cheese all enveloping sturdy little pasta shells.