Orzo Pasta with Tomato Basil Pesto and Olives


Are you looking for an easy-peasy pasta recipe? Here comes my Orzo pasta (wheat orzo) with tomato basil pesto and olives – A delicious semi-homemade pasta recipe with minimal ingredients. There are days when we want to cook something quick and come out of the kitchen. This Orzo pasta recipe is one of your best bet and today I am sharing the recipe that we usually like. Learn how to make this rice like orzo pasta with different condiments.

Continue reading “Orzo Pasta with Tomato Basil Pesto and Olives” »

Cilantro Pesto Pasta | Cilantro Pesto with Almonds

Can you make pesto without basil and pine nuts? Oh yeah, why not? We can make it even without parmesan cheese. Here comes my cilantro pesto with almonds and a simple cilantro pesto pasta recipe prepared with the pesto for the lunch box. Don’t forget to check the notes section for the packing suggestion as well as how to prevent pesto from tasting bitter.

Continue reading “Cilantro Pesto Pasta | Cilantro Pesto with Almonds” »

Wild Mushroom Pizza | CPK Style Wild Mushroom Pizza


Restaurant style pizza at home, yes today I am going to share how to prepare California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) style Wild Mushroom Pizza – a thin crust pizza loaded with different varieties of mushrooms and cheese. Check out the detailed recipe with step-wise pictures and also the alternatives for cheese and mushroom varieties.

Continue reading “Wild Mushroom Pizza | CPK Style Wild Mushroom Pizza” »

Pesto Pizza

Pesto Pizza with homemade pizza dough

P is for Pizza, precisely Pesto Pizza and it’s my favorite kind of pizza. This is my second recipe from the land of Italy after Focaccia. I love thin crust pizzas and the one that I posted earlier is also a thin crust one and today’s recipe is also a thin crust one. Will you believe me that this pizza is a perfect weekday dinner and it can be prepared within 30 minutes with proper planning? No, I am not kidding, and that’s what I am going to share today, how I planned and prepared this.

Continue reading “Pesto Pizza” »

Focaccia Bread with Olives and Rosemary

Focaccia with olives and rosemary

I am going to share a rustic yeast based bread recipe from the land of Italy today. It’s the Focaccia al rosmarino – Focaccia bread with rosemary, and I added olives too. I love the rustic bread they serve as a starter in Italian restaurants. Be it the ciabatta bread or this focaccia; we love it with a generous drizzle of Olive oil and Balsamic vinegar. (I know ciabatta is more for sandwiches) You can serve this focaccia as a starter along with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, or you can serve this as a side for soups and stews.

Continue reading “Focaccia Bread with Olives and Rosemary” »

Veggie Naan Pizza With Paneer

Yayyy it is the weekend, specifically the game weekend. Looking for easy yet exotic meals that can be prepared in a jiffy? Today I am going to present one such recipe which will be party pleaser for sure. Errr.. forget the parties and games, this recipe will surely magnify your dinner table and make your family time more memorable. When east and west meets, this is what you get – Curried Naan Pizza with Paneer. :-)

Continue reading “Veggie Naan Pizza With Paneer” »

Eggless Eggplant Parmesan | Parmigiana

Eggplant Parmigiana or Eggplant Parmesan is one of the classic and unique Italian recipes. It is one of the staple in all the Italian restaurants. It is prepared with shallow or deep fried eggplant or aubergine slices and topped up with cheese and tomato sauce. Today I am presenting this eggless eggplant parmigiana and I am serving this along with spaghetti as they serve in restaurants. So here is the restaurant style, eggplant parmigiana but without eggs.


Continue reading “Eggless Eggplant Parmesan | Parmigiana” »

Italian Red Sauce With Mushrooms | A Multi-Purpose Sauce

This is a simple multi-purpose Italian Red Sauce, prepared with tomatoes, basil and I added mushroom for the additional flavor. I use this sauce for pastas, spaghetti and as a dip and also for my pizzas. That’s why I am calling it as a multi-purpose sauce. This is a very basic version and you can add different herbs, veggies and prepare this sauce according to your preference. 


Continue reading “Italian Red Sauce With Mushrooms | A Multi-Purpose Sauce” »

Slow Cooker Mac And Cheese

Mac and Cheese is everyone’s favorite. No one can say no to baked Mac and cheese with crispy breads crumbs and ooey gooey cheese. I have already posted the traditional baked mac and cheese recipe and you can find it here. Today’s recipe differs from the baked mac and cheese in the ingredients used and the cooking process but tastes the same. Here is the slow cooker version of mac and cheese.

Continue reading “Slow Cooker Mac And Cheese” »