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On Fire: Four Spicy Pastas that Bring the Heat

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On Fire: Four Spicy Pastas that Bring the Heat

Winter is right around the corner, and there is no food more comforting than a warm, gooey pasta dish. If you need a new twist on pasta and are looking for a way to turn up the heat in your recipes, adding spicy flavor is a great way to try something new with your pasta. We know how daunting it can be to dig through the internet’s thousands of recipes, so we’ve rounded up four spicy pasta recipes that are sure to set your mouth on fire. Penne with Sausage and Spicy Cream Tomato Sauce Are you looking for...

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Linguini, Fettucine, or Spaghetti: Understanding Those Long Noodles

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Linguini, Fettucine, or Spaghetti: Understanding Those Long Noodles

Winter is upon us and pasta, such as linguini, is a common go-to for warm, hearty comfort food for cold nights. Generally speaking, pasta is made from wheat and then cut, shaped, or rolled into the specific shape and texture desired. There are over 300 types of pasta throughout the globe, which can be stressful to think about, especially when you’re trying to choose a pasta type for your next recipe creation. If you’re considering a longer noodle, they’re not all the same. To help out with the selection, we’ve created a short crash course on three types of...

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Where’s the Beef: How To Add More Protein To Your Pasta Dishes

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Where’s the Beef: How To Add More Protein To Your Pasta Dishes

Everyone loves pasta, making it a staple food for dinners because of ease of preparation and versatility in recipes. We all care about our nutrition. However, with busy schedules and picky eaters, we often let it slip by the wayside. For pasta lovers, carbohydrates are a given, but the dishes sometimes skimp on the protein. This article provides several foods and ideas for incorporating more protein into your pasta dishes. Use these tips to keep you full and your nutrition adequate. Explore the Meats The most common way to add protein to a pasta dish is to add meat....

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What is Bolognese Sauce and Why Your Pasta Needs It

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What is Bolognese Sauce and Why Your Pasta Needs It

The hallmark of a classic Italian pasta dish is definitely the sauce. Bolognese sauce is one of the most popular pasta sauces, because of its hearty flavor.  Kids and adults both crave the thick, tomato flavor filled with meat and spices. For those bottomless pits of hunger in your family, the sauce and pasta create the perfect combination to satisfy that never-ending craving. If you’ve ever wondered about the basics of Bolognese sauce, we’ve put together a few points, here. Italian Roots Bolognese sauce, or ragù alla Bolognese, in Italian, is named after the city in which it originated, Bologna,...

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Why Pasta is a Great Choice for Vegetarians

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Why Pasta is a Great Choice for Vegetarians

I think we can all agree that when preparing for meatless Monday, we often turn to pasta as an option. Many vegetarians consume pasta as one of their carbohydrate staples. Pasta is versatile in recipes, mixing well with vegetables, meat-free protein sources and a variety of flavored sauces. If you’re new to the vegetarian world or need to get out of the dinner rut, we’ve compiled a quick guide on why pasta is a great food to utilize in a vegetarian diet and a few recipes to get you started. Mix it up with Vegetarian Proteins Pasta is an...

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