Hearty and Herby Bolognese Sauce

Next on my list of quick and delicious summer dinner recipes is a beautiful bolognese sauce which you can serve over pasta, or even with some fresh crusty bread. I’m adding lots of fresh garden herbs to this sauce to make it extra special. The ingredients (4 servings) 0.5 kg minced beef 690 ml strained tomatoes… Continue reading Hearty and Herby Bolognese Sauce

The Frittata of Your Dreams

Next on my list of quick and delicious summer dinner recipes is the ultimate frittata. There are so many possible variations of this recipe depending on what vegetables you have in the fridge! The ingredients (4 servings) 6 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup milk 1 cup white mushrooms, chopped 1 1/2 cups colorful peppers, sliced 1… Continue reading The Frittata of Your Dreams

Breaded Veal Scallopini with Gremolata and Roasted Vegetables

School’s out and the kids are home for the summer! In order to spend less time in the kitchen, and more time at the pool, I’m focusing on quick (yet delicious) dinner recipes for the next couple of months. First on the list is veal scallopini with gremolata (a lemon zest/parsley/garlic topping) and roasted vegetables. Veal… Continue reading Breaded Veal Scallopini with Gremolata and Roasted Vegetables

Crispy Baked Orange Chicken and Rice Pilaf with Toasted Almonds

Fried orange chicken is a favorite of mine. This afternoon, I wanted to prepare a healthier version by baking instead of frying. The result was wonderful: tender chicken with a crispy outer layer coated in a sweet, sour, and salty sauce. Paired with a nutty rice pilaf, this dish has a winning flavor combination.  The… Continue reading Crispy Baked Orange Chicken and Rice Pilaf with Toasted Almonds

Pasta e Fagioli 

Here’s another quick and easy one-pot meal to save you time after a busy day! Having married into an Italian family, pasta e fagioli (pasta and beans) was bound to make its way onto my dinner table… and what a welcome addition it has been. Hearty and protein-packed, this meal will be a great addition… Continue reading Pasta e Fagioli 

Quick and Easy One Pan Pasta 

I was running late today and needed to prepare a quick and easy meal. Nothing better than a one-pot meal to speed things up on a busy day (or in this case, a one-pan meal). This dish has it all: chunky ground meat, gooey mozzarella, creamy ricotta, lovely veggies, and yummy pasta wrapped in a… Continue reading Quick and Easy One Pan Pasta 

Cod and Vegetables En Papillote Served with Cranberry and Pine Nut Couscous

On warm weather days, a light dinner is always a good idea. This dish is so simple to make, yet so flavorful! Absolutely love the combination of the citrusy cod with the hints of nuttiness and sweetness in the couscous. The ingredients 4 white fish filets (I picked cod) 8 Radishes, finely sliced 1 carrot, julienned 1/2… Continue reading Cod and Vegetables En Papillote Served with Cranberry and Pine Nut Couscous