Category Archives: Pasta & Rice & Grains

Pasta with Pumpkin and Bacon

After making so many tasty various dishes in October from pumpkins, I still had a small piece left. I wanted to try something similar as the Pumpkin Risotto, but with pasta instead. The sweetness of the pumpkin balances the bacon, Parmesan, and sage, it turned out very delicious! Very simple way to add some flavor to your pasta. More...
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Risotto with Pumpkin, Pancetta (Bacon) and Sage

The sweetness of the pumpkin balances the sage, salty bacon and Parmesan. Warm, fall-like, comforting and flavorful dish, one of the most delicious creamy risotto recipes! Here is an idea to garnish your pumpkin risotto: In a frying pan (in which bacon was fried), you can make crispy sage leaves by dipping the slightly wet leaves into a flour, remove excess,...
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Pumpkin with Rice and Fruits

Tasty and beautiful dish, great idea for fall and Thanksgiving. You can add any fruit, including grapes, melons slices, currants, etc. Sugar can be replaced with honey and water with milk. Before serving, mix the rice with pumpkin, scraping it with a spoon from the walls of the pumpkin. If you  don't like rice with fruits, substitute meat instead,...
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Paella with Chicken and Chorizo

Paella is a national of Spain, particularly in the Valencia area, made of rice, saffron, and additionally seafood, chicken, vegetables and sausages. Traditionally paella is served on Sundays or on March 19 which is St. Joseph Day. There are several versions of the origins of this dish, the first derives from the Latin word "patella" which translates to pan....
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