Zucchini Pasta

Gluten Free Pasta

What you’ll need:

6-8 zucchini (depending on what size they are)

2 eggs

1 C parmesan cheese shredded

1 C mozerella cheese

1 container pasta sauce (I use mushroom)

2 links vegan sausage

Sea salt

Black pepper

What you’ll do:

Pre-heat oven to 350

Spiralize zucchini, if you don’t have a spiralizer chopp into thin threds

Place on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt to sweat out moisture

After 20 minutes squeeze all excess moisture out of zucchini

Mix zucchini with eggs and cheese

add salt and pepper

Place in the bottom of a 9×13 glass baking dish and cover with foil

Bake for 20 minutes

In a large skillet brown vegan sausage and add pasta sauce

Remove pasta from oven after 20 minutes and pour pasta sauce on top

Sprinkle top with mozerella cheese if wanted

Place back in oven for an additional 20 minutes or until heated through

Remove foil and cook an additional 5 minutes

Remove from oven


Linguine with clams


What you need:

1 pound of clams

1 pound of shrimp (cleaned and cooked)

1 crate of button mushrooms sliced

1 package of whole wheat linguine

1 shallot

1 bunch of fresh chives

1 small carton if heavy whipping cream

2 C vegetable stock

3 Garlic cloves minced

2 Tbsp butter

2 Tbsp flour divided

Sea salt to taste

Ground black pepper to taste

What you’ll do:

Scrub the clams until they’re clean

Place the clams into warm water and add the Tbsp of flour

Let them sit in the flour for about 10 minutes until they start opening

Take them out of the flour mixture and place then directly into a pot of boiling water( 1/4 C) (I use veggie stock to add flavor)

Steam for 3-4 minutes

Any clams that didn’t open discard

Set clams aside

In a medium sauce pan melt the butter and add the garlic

Cook for 1-2 minutes

Add vegetable stock

Bring to a boil

Add whipping cream

Add chives

Add shallots

Add Tbsp flour

Stir continuously over medium heat until it starts to thicken about 20 minutes

Add mushrooms and cook another 5 minutes

In a large pot bring water to a boil

Add the linguine

Cook for 7 montes

Strain thoroughly

In a large bowl add linguini, sauce, clams and shrimp

Combine thoroughly


One pot veggie pasta {vegan}


What you’ll need:

3 1/2 C water

2 Tsp veggie bullion (I use better than bullion paste)

1 package (12 oz) veggie pasta, I used tomato

1 can italian stewed or diced tomatoes

1 package of sliced white mushrooms

1 white onion chopped finely

1 leek chopped finely (into rings) light part only

5-6 Brussel sprouts halved and stems cut off

1 C broccoli florets

2 garlic cloves chopped finely

2 C peas (fresh or frozen)

2 Tbsp fresh basil

1 yellow chili pepper sliced thinly

Juice from 1 lemon

Red pepper flakes to taste (1/2 Tsp)

Sea salt to taste (1 Tsp)

Lemon pepper to taste (1 Tsp)

3 bay leaves (optional)

What you’ll do:

Combine everything but peas in a pot


Over medium high heat bring to a boil

Add peas

Start stirring


Cook for about 7 minutes or until pasta is tender stirring constantly

Remove bay leaves

When pasta is cooked through serve


Sweet Rustic Tomato Sauce with Spinach Noodles


What you’ll need:
1 package of spinach linguine
1 Tbsp olive oil
6-7 cherry tomatoes halved
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 white onion chopped
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 handful spinach
1/4 C water
1/4 C red wine vinegar
1/4 C agave maple syrup
1 Tsp sea salt
1 Tsp black pepper
1/2 Tsp cayenne pepper
Fresh basil, thyme (whatever you have on hand)
Goat cheese (optional)

What you’ll do:
Over medium heat in a large skillet heat oil, garlic and onions

Cook for about 5 minutes until onions are softened

Add diced tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, vinegar, syrup, water, basil, sea salt, pepper and cayenne pepper

Stir thoroughly

Turn down heat and simmer for 20 minutes

In a large pot bring 6 C of water to a boil

Add linguine and cook for 4-5 minutes or according to instructions on the package

Strain and immediately add olive oil to help prevent the noodles from sticking

Once sauce has thickened add to noodles

Top with more fresh herbs if desired and add goat cheese (optional)


Whole Wheat Pasta Salad


What you’ll need:

1 package of whole wheat penne pasta
1/4 C shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 bottle of low fat Greek salad dressing (or Italian)

1/2 package of cherry tomatoes halved
1 cucumber peeled and chopped
1 can of black beans drained and rinsed

Sea salt
Black pepper
Onion powder
Red pepper flakes (optional)

What you’ll do:
Cook pasta according to directions
Strain pasta and rinse with cold water until cool

Add salad dressing and cheese
Mix thoroughly
Add tomatoes and cucumbers
Mix well
Add beans and stir well

Season to taste with sea salt, black pepper, onion powder and red pepper flakes (dried)


Whole wheat pasta primavera

Whole wheat pasta primavera

What you’ll need:

1/2 container of cherry tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes
1 TBSP olive oil
2 garlic cloves chopped
1/2 TBSP Italian seasoning or to taste
1/2 white onion
1/2 container of sliced mushrooms
2 Cups if broccoli florets
1 package of whole wheat linguine

What you do:

Heat olive oil over medium and add garlic and olives, cook for about 5 minutes until onions start turning translucent

Add diced tomatoes and Italian seasoning

Lower heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes

Cook pasta according to instructions on box (normally for al dente pasta boil for 7 minutes then drain)

Strain pasta, add a small amount of olive oil to noodles to prevent them from sticking

Add pasta sauce to pasta


Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad

What you need:
Pasta shells (or bowties) 2 cups
1/2 bunch of asparagus trimmed
1 yellow pepper chopped into small pieces
1/2 package of cherry or grape tomatoes
1/2 package of fresh dill or 1 TBLS of dried dill
10 fresh mint leaves (optional)
1/2 lemon (juice)
1 TSP sea salt
1 TSP black pepper

What you do:
Boil water and cook pasta according to directions on box
Drain pasta and rinse will cool water
Sautee the pepper and asparagus over medium heat with 1 TBLS olive oil until tender (try not to overcook)
In a large bowl combine pasta and veggies in 1 TBLS olive oil

Add cherry tomatoes, dill, salt, pepper, dill, mint and lemon
Toss everything well
Chill in fridge until cold