Sog-free, vegetarian (or not) lasagna that is also gluten-free and dairy-free

lasagna ingredients

This recipe is the ultimate in sog-free lasagna, not to mention gluten-free and dairy-free. It is jam-packed with garden-fresh vegetables and some brined olives and artichokes for extra flavor. Make it vegetarian (or not), and serve up dinner for a crowd or have lunchtime leftovers.

Gluten-free Pasta with Fresh Kale and Tomatoes

GF Pasta with fresh kale and tomatoes

I bought some kale the other day thinking I would make soup out of it. While it still feels like winter where I live, it is June and a light pasta dish sounded like a better way to use these lovely greens. The dish is simple, a great way to get your greens, and you can easily add other ingredients to the recipe to suit your tastes or turn it into a heartier meal.

Carbonara by the Bowlful with Mushrooms and Chilies, Too!

bacon and mushrooms for carbonara

My first bowl of spaghetti carbonara was eaten amongst friends in a compact student dorm in Eastern Finland. The chef was a British forestry student with a penchant for birding. He whipped up this quick dish using 5 simple ingredients: a box of spaghetti, diced ham, frozen peas, a splash of milk and a few eggs. Carbonara-style pasta has been a favorite ever since.