#FoodFocus – Chunky Mushroom Ragu

When I started this blog, I wanted to empower young adults, particularly those starting off on their own or moving away for school, with a resource of nutritious and simple-to -prepare recipes. Too often, students, for example, opt for fast food for the sake of convenience and time. Nutritionally, this is probably not the best…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Chunky Mushroom Ragu

#FoodFocus – Penne with Sausage and Mushroom Ragu

Growing up, we always had pasta on Sundays and Wednesdays. Always. Even though mom didn’t work outside of the home, she reserved the more complex pasta meals for Sundays. That was when she would make ravioli, lasagna or gnocchi. But, the pasta sauce for the week was made on that day too. It would simmer…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Penne with Sausage and Mushroom Ragu

#FoodFocus – The Humble Chickpea – Pasta e Ceci (noodles with chickpeas)

Comfort food means different things to different people. Every culture has its own version. Italians have quite a few, one of them being noodles with chickpeas, or pasta e ceci as we call it. You probably know by now that I am Italian, first generation Canadian. Growing up, I was attached to my mom’s apron…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Humble Chickpea – Pasta e Ceci (noodles with chickpeas)