Category: Italian

Vegan Italian Sausage and Sweet Pepper Penne

Start slow and simple if you’re looking to add plant-based offerings to your dinner repertoire. For example, this vegan take on a comfort-food favourite combines plant-based sweet Italian sausages with a handful of pantry staples.   Vegan Italian Sausage and Sweet Pepper Penne Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Serves: 6   Ingredients: 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil, divided 1 pkg (400 g) PC plant-based sweet Italian sausage  2 onions, thinly sliced …

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Recipe: Basil Chicken Marsala

This chicken marsala recipe is rich in basil, which really gives it a garden fresh flavor. It also has generous amounts of prosciutto, which adds a wonderful natural saltiness to the recipe. There’s no cream in this recipe, because the flavors balance each other and stand out enough without extra creaminess. Marsala wine is an …

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What Is Pesto?

Simple Definition Pesto is a sauce that contains crushed up basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan and olive oil. Simple, right? No, not quite because one unique quality of pesto is that it can take myriad forms. Versatility Is a Virtue Do any two pesto sauces taste exactly alike? No. Some may be similar to one …

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Recipe: Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs

Trade up from white pasta to nutritious spaghetti squash While we all want to make healthy food choices, it can be tough and time consuming to identify the best ingredients. Fortunately, making one or two changes can have a big impact on the nutritional value of a dish. “Swapping an ingredient or two in a …

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David Rocco’s Pasta Al Forno

Master entertainer and celebrity chef David Rocco has been a guest and host in homes all around the world. Here, he shares tips to ensure your holiday entertaining runs smoothly: Start things off right: Nothing says welcome like a festive beverage upon arrival accompanied by a make-ahead charcuterie platter of nibbles. Keep it simple: Create a crowd-pleasing, …

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David Rocco’s Pasta Al Burro Di Giovanni

With the daily pressures of work, home, school, and activities, putting a delicious and easy meal on the table can seem like a daunting task. As a father of three, celebrity chef and cookbook author David Rocco has mastered the family-friendly meal. When time is of the essence, he relies on tried-and-true pasta dishes that …

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Recipe: Barilla Pronto Spaghetti with Balsamic Chicken

Whether you know your way around the kitchen like a chef or are still perfecting toast, we all face our share of culinary conundrums. Here’s a roundup of solutions to some common kitchen calamities: Does your water boil over? Place a spoon across the top of the pot to keep it from boiling over. Is your …

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Dig into Fall Flavours with Barilla Vegetable Penne

Embrace the earth’s natural rhythms and stock up on in-season vegetables. It’s a win-win – seasonal produce is supplied in high quantities, which lowers the market price and saves you money. Zucchini, bell peppers, carrots and sweet potatoes are just some of the delicious foods that are best in the fall. Slice them, dice them …

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Recipe: Spicy Spaghetti and Meatballs

The fall months call for hearty meals and cozy, comfort fare. No need to spend hours in the kitchen preparing – using quality ingredients in even the simplest recipes can help to produce a dish that delivers on both flavour and satisfaction. Whip up this classic spaghetti recipe to bring hearty, rustic flavours to tonight’s …

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Simple Pasta Bolognese

Awaken your taste buds and bring new flavour to your dinner table by trading in your traditional spaghetti for a new recipe. Create this new take on an old classic, and explore why many chefs are turning to fish sauce as their secret ingredient. While fish sauce may be a surprising choice in an Italian-inspired …

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