Tag Archives: Pizza and Pasta

Roasted Tomato Sauce

Roasted Tomato Sauce

This summer I developed a bit of a tomato problem.  The organic tomatoes at the farmer’s market were so irresistible, I was buying pounds each week and eating them every day.  Which would have been fine if I didn’t also buy a 25 pound box of tomatoes being sold for an amazing price…and then another…andRead More

Stovetop Mac & Cheese

Stovetop Mac & Cheese

If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you may* have seen my posts on the recent petition by 100 Days of Real Food and Food Babe regarding Kraft mac & cheese.  The short version is that in the US, the ubiquitous blue box contains potentially harmful artificial food dyes, whereas the equivalent product in the UKRead More

Simple Beef Meatballs with Sauce

Simple Beef Meatballs with Sauce

Over the past few years I have tried to only buy 100% grass-fed beef, which is not only the most nutritious kind of beef, but the best for the environment and the cows who get to live their lives on pasture eating the food that they were meant to eat instead of confined to aRead More

Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Ahhh, the crisp cool weather of fall…I don’t know about you, but the end of the summer heat (and sunblock and chlorine and sand!) comes as quite a relief for me, and I welcome the leaves changing color and the cooler weather finally arriving.  I am also excited about fall produce.  Attempting to eat seasonallyRead MoreRead More

Veggie Bolognese

Veggie Bolognese

In my never-ending quest to find ways to eat more vegetables, I was inspired by a recent recipe posted on Weelicious for Veggie Bolognese Sauce.  What a great idea, making a chunky tomato sauce which includes multiple vegetables!  But rather than follow this recipe, I decided to adapt my recipe for basic Meat Sauce andRead More

Baked Ziti

I have exciting news – my little munchkin, who for months and months has rejected anything with tomato sauce, has finally started warming up!  This has changed my life, as she will now eat pizza with us, and also opens up more options in terms of pasta dishes I can make since I don’t necessarilyRead More

Meat Sauce

Meat Sauce

As I’ve mentioned many times, we are a family of pasta eaters.  More often than not, we end up making some whole wheat pasta mixed with frozen veggies, tomato sauce from a jar, and maybe broiled chicken breasts when I remember to take some out of the freezer.  But when I have a little moreRead More

100% Whole Wheat Pizza – Oven and Grilling Methods

100% Whole Wheat Pizza – Oven and Grilling Methods

Continuing from my previous post which included two methods of making pizza dough, I also have 2 recommendations for how to make the pizzas themselves. The first method is by using a pizza stone in your oven.  There is a big selection of pizza stones out there, starting around $15 (like the one I gotRead More

100% Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

100% Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Well, the time has finally come for me to share the pizza dough recipe that I have been blogging about since April!!  After much practice and many pitfalls, I have finally gotten good enough at this that I can easily whip it up at any time and feel very comfortable sharing with you all whatRead More

Classic Lasagna

Classic Lasagna

—This meal is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series— Hubby’s family had a long trip to our house for Canadian Thanksgiving – about 8-10 hours.  So before I could worry about the Thanksgiving feast itself, I wanted to have a nice meal for them when they arrived.  I decided that I needed something that couldRead More