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Vegetable Tangine Recipe (Video)

Vegetable Tangine Recipe (Video)

Ever tried authentic Morrocan tangine? With this sauce and recipe, you can easily make it right in your kitchen! In this recipe we made it healthier by making a vegetable tangine, but you can easily sub out the veggies for some beef or lamb. I […]

Thai Quinoa Burger Recipe (Video)

Thai Quinoa Burger Recipe (Video)

Craving a delicious burger but don’t want to feel sluggish and gross after eating it? This burger is clean, packed with flavors, and is a guilt free meal. It looks even better up close! Trust me, it’s good, you won’t regret it! Serves: 2 Ingredients: […]

3 Go-To Breakfast Toast to Start the Morning Off Right

3 Go-To Breakfast Toast to Start the Morning Off Right

They aren’t kidding when they say Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating breakfast helps start your metabolism, and most importantly helps you to not snack throughout the day. Learn how to make these 3 delicious, easy and healthy breakfast toast. 1. […]

10 Vegan Recipes To Help You Finish Your Jar of Almond Butter

10 Vegan Recipes To Help You Finish Your Jar of Almond Butter

These recipes are a great way to use up the rest of your almond butter jar when you’re tired of simply using it on plain toast.  1.Banana and almond butter toast Photo and Original Recipe from Cocoon Cooks Servings: 2 Ingredients: 4 bread slices, lightly […]

Chimichurri Portobello Sandwich Recipe (Video)

Chimichurri Portobello Sandwich Recipe (Video)

Want to try something healthy but tired of boring salad recipes? Try this new and creative recipe using chimichurri. This chimichurri will upgrade your sandwich and you won’t believe you made something this good at home. This recipe is simple and can be done in 10 […]

Why You Shouldn’t Cook with Vegetable Oil

Why You Shouldn’t Cook with Vegetable Oil

Photo: Social Moms Vegetable oils are extracted from seeds of corn, sunflower, grapeseed (canola oil) etc. The problem is that they have too many chemicals. The oil can’t be extracted by pressing or separating but must be chemically removed. Also, vegetable oils tends to be […]

A Barbecue Cooking Guide and Delicious Sauces

A Barbecue Cooking Guide and Delicious Sauces

It’s summer and it’s barbecue season! Get yourself some pieces of meat from the supermarket, take out that grill, invite some friends and family, and get ready to feast. Here are some options for some delicious artisanal barbecue sauces! These sauces will make your BBQ […]

7 Pickling Recipes To Make Use of Your Mason Jar

7 Pickling Recipes To Make Use of Your Mason Jar

These seven pickling recipes make great use of a mason jar and your pantry space. Each recipe is great for year round use, and is sure to spice up any plain dinner. There’s a lot you can do in mason jars these days. From cookies […]

Spicy Peanut Noodle Recipe (Video)

Spicy Peanut Noodle Recipe (Video)

Add a kick to your boring soba noodles with this delicious SPICY Peanut Noodle recipe! Ready to test your taste buds? Try this Spicy Pepper Relish, “Get Me a Switch” by Cottage Lane Kitchen. Simple, super quick, yet deliciously flavorful! You can even switch out […]

Sweet Potato Falafel Recipe (Video)

Sweet Potato Falafel Recipe (Video)

Want to make something healthy yet delicious for dinner tonight? Don’t stress! This Sweet Potato Falafel recipe is baked, not fried! Try this healthy recipe now. Your meal will be packed with nutrients and amazing spices. This healthy recipe is vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and […]

3 Foods That Are Better Frozen

3 Foods That Are Better Frozen

Food itself is quite tasty alone, but some foods taste even better frozen. Foods like bananas, yogurt, and coffee beans taste great and add another level of flavor. 1. Bananas Photo: The Hearty Soul Bananas are not only delicious, but they are packed with infection-fighting […]

Easiest and Quickest Recipe: Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Easiest and Quickest Recipe: Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Sure, this cake might sound a little strange, but it isn’t a hot recipe item for no good reason. Its distinctly fruity flavor is not overbearing, which makes it a nice casual dessert or the kind of after dinner treat you might serve to a […]

The Interesting History of Port Wine and What to Pair With It

The Interesting History of Port Wine and What to Pair With It

Port wine is a great drink to finish off the night. The history of how port wine is made is almost as complex as the depth of flavors. Port wine manages to fly under the radar in a world of pinots, cabernets, and rosés. Obviously […]

5 Spices to Add to Your Diet to Improve Your Health

5 Spices to Add to Your Diet to Improve Your Health

Spices are a great way to change up any dish. These five spices do much more than just change the flavor of food, they improve your health. For centuries, Hunters and gatherers used spices to preserve meats. Later accidentally discovered that it worked well in: […]

Make Healthy Chocolate Mousse by Adding One Ingredient

Make Healthy Chocolate Mousse by Adding One Ingredient

Is there such a thing as a healthy dessert? Well, this chocolate mousse is one, and you won’t believe how easy it is to make. You’ll enjoy every bite of this mousse without regret. Who doesn’t love a sweet treat once in awhile? Why not […]

5 Simple Syrup Recipes to Get the Most Out of Fresh Summer Fruits

5 Simple Syrup Recipes to Get the Most Out of Fresh Summer Fruits

Amp up your average simple syrup with your favorite farmer’s market fruits. Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of your local farmer’s market. The smells are incredible. The fresh flowers, bread, and the fruit especially are overwhelming. Farmer’s market fruit is great on […]

10 Vegan Recipes To Bring To A Potluck

10 Vegan Recipes To Bring To A Potluck

Did you recently just turn vegan? Are you finding it difficult to stay social with your friends while staying true to your beliefs? Or are you that friend that got invited to a vegan potluck and don’t know what to bring? Either way, there’s no […]

Meet Kaitlin Chamblin, Chef and Founder of ROOTZ Sauce

Meet Kaitlin Chamblin, Chef and Founder of ROOTZ Sauce

When Kaitlin Chamblin moved from her native Lexington, Ky. to Los Angeles seven years ago, she immersed herself in a whole new kind of cuisine. ROOTZ Sauce, the company she founded in 2014 with her husband Al Hodgson, combines her lifelong Southern passion for condiments […]

Cheap Cooking Essentials for Students on a Budget

Cheap Cooking Essentials for Students on a Budget

Cooking is often the last thing you want to think about as a college student. Classes, work, friends, family, and sleep are often more than enough to worry about. But a stress-free kitchen that makes cheap cooking simple is easy to build with these five […]

Meet the Husband and Wife Creators of KYVAN Foods

Meet the Husband and Wife Creators of KYVAN Foods

After ending his career as a professional NFL football player, Reggie Kelly decided to go into the food business. Reggie and his wife, Sheila, created KYVAN Foods together and have now been making delicious sauces, salsas, and seasonings for years. With vegan and vegetarian options […]

This Roasted Bell Pepper And Tomato Sauce Is Perfect On Pasta

This Roasted Bell Pepper And Tomato Sauce Is Perfect On Pasta

This sauce is the perfect blend of sweet and savory. It’s 100% vegan and the hardest part of this recipe is going to be waiting for your vegetables to roast! I was recently watching an episode of Binging with Babish — an awesome Youtube series that […]

Meet Chef Kirsten Helle, the Culinary Powerhouse Behind Mesa de Vida

Meet Chef Kirsten Helle, the Culinary Powerhouse Behind Mesa de Vida

Personal Chef Kirsten Helle made cooking her lifelong career—but this past year, she made the leap into launching Mesa de Vida, a line of healthy cooking sauces. The sauces, made with natural ingredients and inspired by international cuisine, will please vegan foodies and busy families […]

Soothe Your Soul With This Corsican Beef Stew

Soothe Your Soul With This Corsican Beef Stew

Corsican beef stew is the ideal dish for those days when you’re craving something warm to soothe your stomach and soul. This dish is surprisingly hearty and will leave you feeling full for hours. This hearty beef stew is perfect for a cozy night in—whether […]

5 Popcorn Recipes You Should Try At Home

5 Popcorn Recipes You Should Try At Home

You can put more on your popcorn than movie theater butter — and these innovative popcorn recipes prove it. With savory and sweet options you’ll be able to make popcorn for any occasion. Sit back, relax, and enjoy these totally addictive popcorn recipes. These treats […]

UDK at the Central Flea, Cambridge MA

UDK at the Central Flea, Cambridge MA

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be at the Central Flea market hosted by New England Open Markets in Cambridge, MA! On Sunday, June 25 you can find us tabling in the market at Central Square alongside many other local vendors. We’ll have products from a variety […]

Undiscovered Kitchen’s June Giveaway

Undiscovered Kitchen’s June Giveaway

It’s time for Undiscovered Kitchen’s June giveaway! This awesome contest will be hosted on our Facebook page for an entire week, so head over there to join the fun! All you have to do is like our Facebook page and share the giveaway post — that’s […]

Vegan Recipe: Baked BBQ Tofu Bowl

Vegan Recipe: Baked BBQ Tofu Bowl

This easy vegan recipe features a delicious sweet BBQ sauce and lots of crisp, crunchy vegetables. Try it out this summer! When I tasted Kyvan’s Honey Apple BBQ sauce, I immediately thought of the Japanese curry I ate growing up. Apple and honey have been […]

PB&J Popcorn Balls (with Marshmallow) Recipe

PB&J Popcorn Balls (with Marshmallow) Recipe

Did you know that Sunday, April 2nd was National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day? I was spending Sunday with my kitten, River,  coming up with new popcorn snack ideas (since it is one of my favorite snacks). I have an epic honey/almond popcorn ball recipe […]

Morning vs. Late Afternoon Coffee – The Difference in Impact on Your Body

Morning vs. Late Afternoon Coffee – The Difference in Impact on Your Body

“We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.” Jerry Seinfeld Most people drink coffee so they can feel energized […]

Top Kitchen Remodel Trends for the Baking Obsessed

Top Kitchen Remodel Trends for the Baking Obsessed

A true baking aficionado knows that you can never have too much equipment. Most kitchens, however, aren’t designed to accommodate a baker’s extensive needs. We believe that your kitchen should help you rather than hinder you in all your culinary endeavors. If you’re baking mad […]


Handmade Orecchiette Pasta Recipe with Mushrooms, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts!

Handmade Orecchiette Pasta Recipe with Mushrooms, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts!

Handmade Orecchiette Pasta Recipe with Mushrooms, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts!

There’s no better way to enjoy freshly made pasta than with home made sauce!  We’ll show you how to prepare a delicious fresh orecchiette with a chunky vegetarian sauce using mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes with the added flavor and zing of garlic in an olive oil base. Why orecchiette? These little bowl-shaped pasta pieces are the perfect way to scoop up even more of your delicious sauce in every bite.

Feeling intimidated? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Read our Beginner’s Guide to Handmade Pasta Dough – Your guide to ingredients, techniques, and much more!

Fresh Orecchiette Pasta with Mushrooms, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Toasted Pine Nuts and Crispy Kale Garnish

INGREDIENTS:  

  • Fresh orecchiette pasta dough – recipe here
  • ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp cup good olive oil, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried red-pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 lb assorted wild mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • ½ cup pine nuts (pignoli), lightly toasted
  • 1 head kale, washed and thoroughly dried
  • 1/8 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt and freshly cracked black peppercorns, to taste
  • Freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Rehydrate the Sun-Dried Tomatoes

  • Bring a small pot of water to a simmer.  Add the sun-dried tomatoes and let sit off the heat for 15-20 minutes until plump.
  • Drain the tomatoes and place on a cutting board.  Roughly chop the tomatoes in small chunks.
  • Set aside in a separate bowl mixed with a little olive oil until ready to add to the sauce.

Toast the Pine Nuts

  • Heat a small saute pan over medium-low heat.
  • Add the pine nuts to the heating pan.  Toast the pine nuts, stirring constantly to prevent burning, until the pine nuts become lightly browned and emit a nutty, toasty aroma.  This will take 1-2 minutes.
  • Set aside until ready to garnish the final dish.

Make the Crispy Kale Garnish

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
  • Remove ribs from the washed and dried kale and tear into roughly 2-inch pieces.
  • On a baking sheet lined with Sil-pat or parchment paper, toss the kale with the olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake until crisp, turning the leaves halfway through, about 20-25 minutes.

Prepare the Sauce

  • While the kale is baking, prepare the sauce.  Add 1/2 cup olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes to a large saute pan.  Heat the oil and garlic on medium-low heat for just a few minutes until the garlic becomes fragrant, being sure to not brown the garlic.
  • Add the mushrooms and tomatoes.  Saute, stirring occasionally.  Cook until the liquid released from the mushrooms evaporates and the mushrooms begin to shrink.  This will take about 10 minutes.
  • Add the white wine to deglaze the pan.  Add the chicken stock and mix to combine. Lower the heat to low.   Let the sauce reduce slightly as you cook the pasta.

Handmade Orecchiette Pasta Recipe with Mushrooms, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts!

Cook the Pasta

  • Fill a large pot with water and liberally add a nice handful of salt.  Boil the water.
  • Once the water comes to a rolling boil, add the fresh pasta and cook until al dente, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Reserving about 1/2 cup of pasta water, drain the pasta in a collander.  Add the reserved pasta water and chopped parsley to the mushroom tomato sauce.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • When ready to serve, toss the sauce with the pasta. Add grated cheese, if using.  Add a handful of the toasted pine nuts and a few pieces of kale as a garnish.  Add more freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Serve!