Carbonara with tomatoes, chives, & bacon

A simple, hearty dish that makes good use of fresh veggies. Prep time:  10 minutesCook time:  20-25 minutesServes:   6 at least INGREDIENTS1 lb whole grain pasta (your favorite shape)1 cup grape tomatoes, halved1/2 cup chives, chopped into 1/4 inch pieces1/2 cup cooked, crumbled bacon2 eggs, whisked1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheeseSaltPepper Continue Reading

Macaroni with Peppers, Spinach & Mushrooms

  Mushrooms bring umame (a hearty, meaty flavor) to this vegetable-intensive entree. Prep time: 10 minutesCook time: 20 minutesServes: 4-6, probably with leftovers INGREDIENTS1 pound whole wheat macaroni (or your favorite pasta)2 Tablespoons + 3 Tablespoons olive oil, separated1 tablespoon butter1 clove garlic, crushed8 ounces sliced oyster mushrooms (or your Continue Reading