Budget-Friendly Lentil Bolognese

A tasty Lentil Bolognese is a must for your recipe arsenal, and this one passes the test for a busy student—or anyone in a hurry or on a budget. Made in a pressure cooker, this Lentil Bolognese is a quick… Read more

Penne with Tomato-Mushroom Sauce

Pasta dishes like this one come together easily because I always have most of the ingredients in the pantry and mushrooms in the fridge. If you don’t have fresh basil, use 2 tablespoons of dried basil instead. Instructions: Bring a… Read more

Sicilian Cauliflower Linguine

Traditional versions of this dish are made with extra virgin olive oil—lots of it—and anchovies. This version is far healthier, but still packed with flavor. Plus, with a little bit of flavor-packed miso, you won’t miss the fish—or all that… Read more

Lentil Enchilada Pasta

I wanted to spice things up a bit from my usual lunches, and I was pleasantly surprised by how easily it was done. By simply playing around with ingredients that I usually have on hand in the kitchen, this masterpiece… Read more

Chinese Noodles in Ginger Garlic Sauce recipes

This quick and flavorful dish can be made quicker still by using frozen veggies in place of the fresh. Chow mein or lo mein Asian noodles are good here, but it’s great with any other noodles, even spaghetti. From Forks… Read more

Roasted Veggie Pasta

This pasta has been our party staple for years. And we promise, you’ll be surprised by how all these average ingredients make for one awesome dish. Recipe adapted from Thug Kitchen: Party Grub Instructions: 1. Cook the pasta according to… Read more

Chilled Peanut Noodles recipes

I love anything with peanut butter—especially a spoon. I eat peanut butter only as a special treat because of the fat content, and this dish is one of my favorite special treats. This dish comes together quickly. If you are… Read more

Sweet Potato Lasagna

This dish is ideal to serve to a group. It has all sorts of different tastes and textures. Use white-fleshed sweet potatoes with brown, purple, or reddish-orange skin (they may be labeled as yams), which can be found in most… Read more

Dan Dan Mian Noodles recipes

This is a fast, filling dish that shows the boldness of Szechuan cooking. Every ingredient stands out, from the pickled greens and chili vinegar soy sauce, to the soft, succulent noodles. From 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart Instructions: 1. Bring a… Read more

Ratatouille Fusilli

This recipe happened by mistake, but it turned out to be such a happy (and delicious) accident that we decided we had to share it. I was originally trying to develop a baked pasta and lentil casserole, but I went… Read more

Spinach Lasagna

My mom has been making a version of this lasagna for years. It is now a favorite of my boys. I serve this with My Caesar Salad from The Starch Solution and a loaf of warm French bread with roasted garlic…. Read more

Pesto Pasta with White Beans

This quick and easy pesto pasta dish takes only about as long to put together as it takes to cook the pasta itself. White beans make it a more filling dish, but you could use steamed asparagus in place of… Read more

Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes, Chickpeas, and Basil

Roasting vegetables is an easy way to add flavor to a dish, and, yes, you can absolutely do it without added oil—the results are delectable. From The Forks Over Knives Plan Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Have ready… Read more

Easy Thai Noodles

I love Thai food but don’t go out to restaurants for it much anymore because it’s hard to avoid all the added fat. Here are some easy thai noodles I make about once a week. This one has the great flavor without… Read more

Mediterranean Vegetable Spaghetti

This pasta dish is the perfect example of delicious simplicity, with its homemade tomato and pepper sauce tossed with brown rice spaghetti and then piled high with black olives, zucchini slices, sautéed spinach, and fresh herbs to create something quite… Read more

Pasta Primavera

This pasta dish has no bouillon, or any other meat, in it. It’s colorful, hearty, tasty, and a great way to get greens into your evening meal. It also makes for wonderful leftovers. At the firehouse we usually make a… Read more

Penne with Swiss Chard, Olives, and Currants holidays

Salty, pungent olives and sweet currants contrast with each other in this dish while mild, earthy chard pulls it all together. From Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook Instructions: Place the shallots and chard ribs in a large saucepan and… Read more

Roasted Tomato and Cannellini Bean Pasta

This recipe is so easy to put together and can easily be doubled. I serve this with sautéed kale. I like this dish with a lot of garlic, but you can adjust this as you wish. From drmcdougall.com Instructions: In… Read more