Rotelle with Pesto

RotellePesto

Pesto is a staple for Northern Italian cuisine and a popular dish inside New York Italian-American households.  Traditionally, it’s a great meal for summer time because the sauce doesn’t require cooking – but we eatit year round.  Besides, after a long day of work, sometimes I just don’t feel like cooking much.  

(For this recipe I used rotelle (meaning “little wheels” in Italian) shaped macaroni because I love the pesto chunks getting stuck inside the “wheel” of the pasta. )

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Escarole & Beans

EscaroleandBeans

Growing up in an Italian household meant that we were on a steady diet of Italian food and this is one of the staples my Mother and Nonni made (and still make).

I make it regularly now for a few simple reasons: it’s delicious, it’s fast, it’s cheap, it’s vegetarian and it’s healthy.

I served this with crusty bread and I use the bread to sop up all the juices along the way of eating.

You can’t get much more Italian than this…  A special recipe to share, I hope you love it.

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