Curly Kale and Curly Pasta (Salad)


Pasta, Beans & Greens! Also easily made with gluten-free pasta, and can be vegan if you use a dairy-free pesto. This is a good one for entertaining because it’s easy to make ahead and great warm or at room temperature.

This post was done in collaboration with on Better Homes and Gardens.

Two Tomato Carrot Ribbon Pasta


Weekend recipe idea! When making a pasta dish, sometimes I like to replace half of the pasta with carrot ribbons to make it a little lighter. I adapted this recipe from a Better Homes & Gardens recipe and posted it on their blog. Click on over for the recipe and more photos! It’s a great combination of flavors. 

Have a great weekend!

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Chili Oil


For a year in college I studied art in Italy’s culinary capital, Bologna. I lived with 4 Italian girls who made endless variations of pasta and always had homemade chili oil on hand. It’s basically just olive oil and red pepper flakes- you can add whole dried peppers to the bottle if you have them (my parents grew and strung these for me last summer). Most restaurants in Bologna had some sort of spicy oil available as well and I grew to really love the stuff! It’s a sinch to make and makes almost everything better- especially cheese pizza.

By Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast

Scallion Pesto


This pesto uses scallions (a.k.a. green onions) instead of basil. Cooking them just a bit before you process them takes the onion-y edge off and adds flavor. I spread the pesto on toasted bread to make little crostini, but you can also toss it in pasta with roasted vegetables. Bon Appetit!

By Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast