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How to Make Homemade Marinara Sauce from Scratch
1 year ago

How to Make Homemade Marinara Sauce from Scratch

By  •  Basics

So I went over to check on my community garden yesterday and found that my Roma tomatoes plants had gone crazy over the last week! I ended up coming home with this… The only thing I could think to do with so many tomatoes was make homemade marinara sauce from scratch and freeze it. I ended up putting together a simple, classic recipe (below) and it was the freshest, tastiest …
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Spaghetti Piccata with Lemon and Capers
1 year ago

Spaghetti Piccata with Lemon and Capers

By  •  Main Dish

If you’ve never heard of piccata, it’s basically an Italian dish of a buttery lemon garlic reduction poured over meat and sometimes pasta. Although piccata is a cream sauce like Alfredo, the two couldn’t be further apart. Alfredos are thick and creamy, piccata are light and buttery with bright aromatic flavors. I’ve been experimenting with a vegan piccata sauce with all those classic flavors, minus the butter and meat, obviously, …
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The Vegan Timpano!
2 years ago

The Vegan Timpano!

By  •  Main Dish

You know those mornings where you wake up at 4:00 a.m., jump out of bed, and think to yourself, “I sure would like to spend the next 17 hours making dinner”? Well, I’ve got just the recipe for you! All kidding aside, this is without a doubt the single most epic recipe in the history of One Ingredient Chef. If you’ve seen the movie, The Big Night, you are certainly …
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Risotto Bianco with Pesto & Asparagus
3 years ago

Risotto Bianco with Pesto & Asparagus

By  •  Main Dish

This risotto with pesto represents one of the most important milestones in my experience with cooking. Many years ago, before I really knew what I was doing in the kitchen, I found some recipes by Jamie Oliver (including a risotto with pesto) and thought it would be fun to try cooking something more in-depth than my typical brown rice and tofu. I went slow. Each recipe would take all afternoon. …
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Watermelon & Riesling Granita
3 years ago

Watermelon & Riesling Granita

By  •  Dessert

Last week I posted a sweet potato recipe in an attempt to entice fall to reach California. Apparently it didn’t work because the temperatures here are over 100º this week. 🙁 As you can see in this recipe, I succumbed to the heat and reverted back to iced desserts for the time being. If you’re unfamiliar, you can think of “granita” as a super-fancy snow cone. It is an Italian …
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