Pasta, Noodles, Dumplings
Polenta Puttanesca

Polenta Puttanesca

It is a good idea to keep some cornmeal, canned tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese on hand so you can put this polenta together on a moments notice. Puttanesca sauce is a robust, brazen tomato sauce (puttana means whore) and it balances the subtle flavor of the polenta...

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Penne with Eggplant Sauce

Penne with Eggplant Sauce

It's amusing to contemplate how much taste is inextricably linked to texture, and the best illustration of this is pasta. Although most pastas are made from the same ingredients, their various shapes will determine the character of the dish they're in. The ingredients...

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Farfalle with Broccoli Rabe

Farfalle with Broccoli Rabe

Broccoli rabe, also called rapini, is a leafy vegetable with small flower clusters resembling broccoli florets. I like to cook it with onions because their natural sweetness balances its slight bitterness. The bow-shaped pasta is worth going out of your way to get; it...

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Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

Traditional tabbouleh is more like a parsley and mint salad with a little bulgur thrown in. I prefer to let the bulgur dominate and have the herbs play a supporting role. This nutritious and substantial salad has just the right balance to me. SERVES 6 TO 8 1ВЅ cupsВ...

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Vegetarian vegan meal

Vegetarian vegan meal

Vegetable Lasagne MAKES: 6 to 8 servings TIME: 1 hour, with prepared pasta sheets and sauce At its simplest lasagne is a baked layered dish of pasta, sauce, and cheese; adding some cooked vegetables, like spinach, zucchini, or mushrooms, is a no-brainer. Make your...

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Tasty vegetarian meals

Tasty vegetarian meals

Tofu-Stuffed Wontons MAKES: 4 to 6 servings TIME: 30 minutes, with premade wrappers These are wonderful wontons, with crisp exteriors and soft insides. The best wrappers are super-thin, and some of the store-bought kinds may need a little more rolling. If you're...

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Best easy vegetarian recipes

Best easy vegetarian recipes

Stir-Fried Wide Rice Noodles with Pickled Vegetables MAKES: 4 servings TIME: 30 minutes Pickled or fermented cabbage is often combined with Asian noodles but requires some forethought. So here I mimic the flavor by pickling the vegetables with a little vinegar in the...

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Unique vegetarian recipes

Unique vegetarian recipes

Steamed Dumplings, Asian Style MAKES: 4 to 6 24 dumplings; 4 to 6 servings TIME: 40 minutes This is a simplified, streamlined stuffing, but you can get as elaborate as you like; there are few limits to the vegetables you can use in dumplings. The only secret is to...

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