Roasted Vegetable and Lentil Salad

One of the many things I learned after spending six days in Paris is that the French are big fans of long, relaxing lunches made up of an aperitif, three courses, and a considerable amount of wine.  My normal lunch is spent at my desk with whatever protein and veggies I can throw together in a Tupperware… Read More Roasted Vegetable and Lentil Salad

Lentil Soup with Sausage, Chard and Pecornio

Pâte à Chew lives!  Sorry, I’ve been terribly busy with life lately, and haven’t been cooking much (or at all).  But I made time this past holiday weekend to make a quick and hearty soup to keep us warm during this cold northeast winter. I love lentil soup.  It’s healthy, it’s easy to make, it… Read More Lentil Soup with Sausage, Chard and Pecornio

Tomato Zucchini Rice Gratin

A year ago today, I posted my go-to recipe for Fresh Tomato Sauce.  Which means (1) you should make that sauce, and (2) it’s tomato season again!  I got back from Italy (where every tomato is a sweet-tasting gem) and poof!  The mountains and mountains of tomatoes – heirlooms, cherry, homegrown, take your pick –… Read More Tomato Zucchini Rice Gratin

Orecchiette with Spinach, Chickpeas, and Pimentón

March is a tough month.  It’s still winter up in New York City, and people start to go a little stir crazy.  Luckily, I just returned from a mini vacation to the Sunshine State.  And let me tell you, it is hard being back in New York.  Sure, we’ve been having a pretty mild winter… Read More Orecchiette with Spinach, Chickpeas, and Pimentón

Barley and Vegetable Risotto

I’ve been wanting to share this recipe for a while, and I finally got around to both making and photographing it.  So here it is – my favorite kind of risotto.  Sure, risotto is normally made with Arborio rice, but you might be surprised to learn that pearl barley also makes a great risotto. Barley… Read More Barley and Vegetable Risotto