• Deconstructed Lasagna | NOMaste Kitchen
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    Deconstructed Lasagna

    Have you ever heard of Deconstructed Lasagna? Or Free Form Lasagna? Its okay if you haven’t! Neither had I! I first discovered deconstructed lasagna at one of our favorite local restaurants here in Columbus – The Market. Full of fresh foods and flavors, The Market offers delicious fresh foods with seasonal menu offerings and GREAT wine. The deconstructed lasagna on their menu, or “Free Form Lasagna” as they call it, changes seasonally. Whether its loaded with meat or completely vegetarian, it is always amazingly yummy. It wasn’t until the seventeenth time that I ordered it that I thought, why haven’t I tried making this? This Deconstructed Lasagna recipe is based…

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    Mushroom and Walnut Vegan Bolognese

    I will be honest, I don’t have a ton of experience with vegan cooking. However, every time that I have ever made a vegan recipe, I have loved it.¬†Vegan Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese – AMAZING! Black Bean Brownies – so good! Cooking vegan requires a little additional thought and creativity. When I am normally cooking, if something doesn’t taste quite right there are so many non-vegan easy solutions. Add butter.¬† If you need a quick protein, add chicken. Cooking with vegan ingredients, like anything else, is learning process! If you aren’t accustomed, it can be a challenge! But there is so much to learn, and so many yummy vegan…

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    Loaded Veggie Pesto Pasta (V)

    This vegan Red Pepper, Mushroom and Asparagus Pesto Pasta is easy, fresh, and super flavorful. Delicious with any type of pasta – white, whole grain, rice, chickpea, cauliflower – you name it! All you need is a handful of fresh ingredients. I chose to use red peppers, mushrooms and asparagus – because these are what I had in my fridge! Don’t have or don’t like red peppers, mushrooms or asparagus? Sub out these veggies for another of your choice! Enjoy your pesto pasta as an easy weeknight meal with pre-made pesto, or wow your family with a homemade batch! Looking for some additional protein? This pesto pasta tastes great with…

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    Easy Cheesy Orzo

    EASY CHEESY ORZO! You are going to LOVE this new side. Its easy. Its cheesy. And its orzo… so you know its going to be good. My mom always made orzo growing up – but I have met a lot of people who have never had it. For those of you that don’t know, orzo is like the perfect little baby pasta. Every spoonful is loaded with noodles, therefore whatever sauce you use to dress your orzo will pack a huge flavor punch in your final dish. Risotto is one of my favorite dishes – its creamy, rich and delicious. But homemade risotto is time consuming to make and requires…

  • This Caprese Pasta Salad is easy and perfect - Al dente orzo, creamy mozzarella, juicy tomatoes, and fresh basil all tossed with a light vinaigrette. | NOMaste Kitchen
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    Caprese Pasta Salad

    I love a good pasta salad. Loaded with veggies and cheese, it is the perfect side to any potluck or barbecue. Top with some fresh herbs – MWA! Delicioso. This Caprese Pasta Salad is so easy yet so delicious. Al dente orzo, creamy mozzarella, juicy tomatoes, and fresh basil all tossed with a light vinaigrette. Better yet? It stores wonderfully! So you can make a big batch and enjoy for multiple nights in a row! Alright – time for me to get up on my soap box. I am not a HUGE fan of dressing. Actually, I’ll take that back. I love dressing! But, its not very healthy. So I…

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    Tomato, Basil, and Goat Cheese Pasta with Pine Nuts

    This Tomato Basil and Goat Cheese Pasta with Pine Nuts though… Juicy little cherry tomatoes bursting with flavor, perfectly paired with fresh basil and goats’ cheese. All topped with roasted pine nuts for added texture and taste. NOM!! I love fresh, locally grown food – it feels so good to support your local community and know exactly where the food you are buying has come from. Summertime is the best because there are so many amazing fresh, local foods available – abundant ripened fruits and fresh veggies – it makes it even easier to incorporate local goodness into your every day diet! Having said that, I am a woman of…