Mother Nature Network on Tumblr MNN on Facebook MNN on Twitter
Mother Nature Network

24

Oct

Italians are eating less pastaWhen you think of Italian food, you automatically think of pasta. But are Italians really eating that much pasta still?

Italians are eating less pasta
When you think of Italian food, you automatically think of pasta. But are Italians really eating that much pasta still?

19

Feb

jerryjamesstone:

Get the Creamy Avocado Pesto Recipe

If you are anything like me, you can never eat too much avocado. Sliced, diced or mashed, I put the fruit in or on practically everything. Seriously, my next kitchen experiment is going to be an Avocado Creme Brulee!

That said, this was my first time putting it on pasta. I was a bit nervous at first. I didn’t want it to resemble guacamole on pasta. Luckily, it didn’t. It was creamy and full of flavor.

19

Jan


 Recipe: Pasta e Ceci 



Rustic Italian dishes like this one have very few ingredients but tons of flavor.
Recipe: Pasta e Ceci
Rustic Italian dishes like this one have very few ingredients but tons of flavor.

26

Dec

Recipe: Peas and PastaThis is a quick dinner dish that can be thrown together in a snap and is made with handy pantry items. Pasta and peas are the key ingredients; the rest is up to you.

Recipe: Peas and Pasta
This is a quick dinner dish that can be thrown together in a snap and is made with handy pantry items. Pasta and peas are the key ingredients; the rest is up to you.

25

Nov

Recipe: Butternut Squash PastaA lip-smackingly good combo of winter produce and Mediterranean ingredients.

Recipe: Butternut Squash Pasta
A lip-smackingly good combo of winter produce and Mediterranean ingredients.

30

Oct

Recipe: Spaghetti CarbonaraPrep work and good timing are key to keeping this simple egg-based dish on track.

Recipe: Spaghetti Carbonara
Prep work and good timing are key to keeping this simple egg-based dish on track.

27

Jul

Healthy carbohydrate makes a comebackCooking pasta al dente and avoiding topping it with fatty meats and cheese actually makes the much maligned carb good for you.

Healthy carbohydrate makes a comeback
Cooking pasta al dente and avoiding topping it with fatty meats and cheese actually makes the much maligned carb good for you.

25

Jun

Recipe: Three Cheese Baked ZitiA perfect dish for now and later. The secret is in the sauce, a rich dark marinara given time to work its magic.

Recipe: Three Cheese Baked Ziti
A perfect dish for now and later. The secret is in the sauce, a rich dark marinara given time to work its magic.

24

Apr

Recipe: Penne Pasta Salad with Black OlivesA quick and hearty pasta salad that tastes even better chilled the day after.

Recipe: Penne Pasta Salad with Black Olives
A quick and hearty pasta salad that tastes even better chilled the day after.

24

Mar

Quick meal: Pan-fried pasta with pesto and ricottaHere’s a tasty and inexpensive way to turn a bit of leftover pasta into a savory meal. And it goes from pan to plate in about 5 minutes.

Quick meal: Pan-fried pasta with pesto and ricotta
Here’s a tasty and inexpensive way to turn a bit of leftover pasta into a savory meal. And it goes from pan to plate in about 5 minutes.