Category Archives: Pastas

Dairy-Free Walnut Pesto


Who doesn’t love pesto? This recipe uses walnuts instead of pine nuts (gotta get those omega 3-‘s) and nutritional yeast instead of traditional cheese- perfect for anyone who doesn’t eat dairy. Grow some basil or buy a bunch at your farmer’s market or local grocer and make a batch of pesto! Whatever you don’t use you can freeze for 2- 3 months (store in freezer-proof bags or tightly sealed tupperware).

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Kris Carr’s Penne A La Vodka


This pasta dish is just spectacular. I never use that word, but it truly is and the cashew cream sauce really takes it to the next level of pasta. I made this last night for a little Italian dinner on our rooftop with a friend and it was a hit.

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Creamy Mediterranean Pasta Salad

I made a smaller serving of this pasta salad because it has fresh ingredients so it wont last more than 1- 2 days in the fridge. This makes a great lunch, or make a bigger batch and bring it to a potluck this summer!  

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Farmer’s Market Tomato Pasta

I’m in love with all fruits and vegetables at the farmer’s market this season. I bought a big, juice organic tomato yesterday and aside from eating slices of it- I was trying to figure out what to cook with it. I also keep brown rice pasta in my pantry, I’m growing basil in my kitchen, I have a little jar of minced garlic in my fridge, some kale from the farmer’s market on Wednesday and frozen broccoli so I decided to make this wonderful meal. It’s super easy to make and doesn’t take long (20 minutes). Enjoy!

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