Secrets To Making Perfect Italian Risotto By Italian Chef Marta Grassi

Commander of her 1-Michelin Star restaurant, Italian Chef Marta Grassi has the tips to making stellar Italian risotto.

Mushroom and Butternut Lasagna with Beaujolais Wine

Mushroom and Butternut Lasagna with Sage- a delicious vegetarian or vegan main dish, perfect for the Thanksgiving! Bring it to all your coming gatherings and potlucks. It can be made ahead and served with Beaujolais wine for a seriously beautiful pairing.

Celebrate Vegetables with these Veggie-Loaded Recipe Stunners

Vegetables are so diverse and versatile. Celebrate the vast range and deliciousness of veggies with these meat-free dishes that really put the produce in the spotlight.

Half and Half: Linguini with Divine Flavor Zucchini Noodles, Herbs & Fried Capers

Half and Half Linguini uses half “real” noodles and half zucchini noodles for a tasty treat with less calories. Plenty of fresh herbs – mint, dill, and parsley – brighten things up along with the briny capers which are fried until crispy.

Romesco Sauce and Brown Rice Bowl

Spruce up a bowl of brown rice with fresh vegetables and a smokey, roasted red pepper Romesco sauce.

Pistachio Gremolata and Squash Soup

This hearty, smooth hubbard squash soup is made extra delightful swirled with an herb-loaded pistachio gremolata.

Whole30 Approved: Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Mash

It’s gluten, grain, and dairy free and totally Whole30 approved. This reinvented vegetarian Shepherd’s pie is topped with a sweet potato mash and still so cozy and comforting.

Régnié Beaujolais Wine Paired with Pickled Stone Fruit and Charcuterie Salad

This charcuterie salad and wine are a perfect expression of the end of summer. With pickled stone fruit, greens, plenty of hearty cheese and charcuterie, it pairs perfectly with a cellar temperature Beaujolais red wine.

Grilled Broccoli and Corn Pasta Salad with Lemon-Garlic Dressing

You can never have too many great summer pasta recipes. Check out this rendition with grilled broccoli and corn and fresh tomatoes together with a lemon-garlic dressing.

National Pinot Grigio Day: Spring Vegetable Risotto

Featuring bright spring vegetables and lemon, this risotto is a delight to the tastebuds and pairs perfectly with Pinot Grigio wine.

Indian Curry Potatoes and Spring Vegetables

Loaded with a flavorful array of spices and served over jasmine rice, these Indian curry potatoes with spring vegetables are bright and hearty. The perfect dish for a cool spring day.

Steamed Spicy Clams

A simple, flavorful spicy clam dish that’s sure to please the appetite. They can be served as an appetizer or a main dish with pasta.

Grilled Panzanella Shrimp Salad

Take the favorite panzanella salad to the grill and add in grilled spiced shrimp and asparagus for an awesome summer meal.

Grill Like an Italian: Grilled Artichokes and Polenta with Pesto and Blistered Tomatoes

A rustic Italian meal of artichokes that give a delicious earthy, smokey flavor and grilled polenta drizzled with pesto and sprinkled with capers and basil.

Puliyogare – Tamarind Rice

South Indian tamarind rice, or puliyogare, brings mouth-watering sweet, spicy, and tangy bites to a meal. It is perfect to be made ahead for a picnic and served with cool yogurt and a crispy cracker-like bread.

Caramelized Grapes and Spicy Walnut Arugula Salad with Matzo Crumbles

An elegant and unique spring salad with roasted grapes, feta, and matzo crumbles, this is perfect for Passover but it can be eaten anytime.

Tortilla Española with Red Pepper Sauce

Make a traditional tortilla española as a hearty meal loaded with potatoes and eggs and serve with a flavorful roasted red pepper sauce.

Four Grain Mushroom Trifolati

Rice, barley, farro, and steel cuts oats come together with mushrooms to create a hearty dish perfect for a last minute dinner idea.

Triple French Onion Soup

Made with yellow onions, shallots, and leeks, this triple onion soup with sherry and white wine is true, cheesy comfort food.

Black Bean and Bacon Soup

This soup is loaded with bright toppings like cilantro, cojita cheese, hot sauce, bacon, and more. Warm up a winter day with a hearty bowl of black bean soup.

Easy Southwest Potato Salad

In just thirty minutes, have a delicious packed lunch, vegetarian taco filling, or salad topping of potato salad packed with vegetables and flavorful spices.

Comforting Mushroom and Noodle Soup

If you’re feeling under the weather or in need of a comforting boost, make this delicious mushroom and noodle soup with nutrient rich foods and warm flavors.

Grilled Potato Salad and Feta Dressing

Warm or cold, this grilled potato salad can be prepared inside all winter long or enjoyed on a warm day. Serve with a feta vinaigrette and take it on the go for a fun packed lunch.

Homemade Egg Drop Soup

Make your own restaurant-style egg drop soup in only fifteen minutes. That’s about as fast as take-out.

Homemade Pesto Gnocchi

Perfect for an Italian Christmas feast, this festive pesto and potato gnocchi is the perfect dish to accompany the meal.

Baked Spaghetti Squash Bowls

Filled with mushroom, kale, herbs, and topped with cheese, these baked spaghetti squash bowls are the perfect excuse to switch up your weeknight routine.

Italian Holiday Table: Sausage Polenta Bake and Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

Filled with vegetables, a sausage polenta bake is a perfect holiday main dish or side. With after dinner espressos, serve whole wheat chocolate hazelnut biscotti for a delicious nutty finish.

Easy Paneer Bhurji

A comforting dish, this easy paneer bhurji is a perfect vegetarian sandwich filling and delicious served with roti.

Red peppers with freekeh, topped with fried eggs

Freekeh-Stuffed Peppers with Fried Eggs

A perfect vegetable dish for colder months, these freekeh stuffed peppers are packed with flavor, nutrition, and topped with a crispy egg.

Thyme, Pumpkin, and Potato Gratin

A take on the French gratin dauphinois, this dish is made with thinly sliced pumpkin and potatoes with a rich béchamel and thyme for a comforting fall bite.

Perfect Pomodoro Pasta

A simple, rustic pomodoro is a great meal to make on a busy night when only a comforting bowl of pasta will do.

Baked Buffalo Mac and Cheese

With sweet, creamy cheese this baked macaroni is spiked with a spicy buffalo hot sauce for true fall comfort food.

Smoked Paprika Tomato Soup

Luscious soups do not have to take hours to create. This roasted tomato soup can be made in no time and topped with tahini, Greek yogurt, avocado, or herbs.

Baingan Bharta: Indian Eggplant and Rice

Try a colorful, smokey eggplant dish that is a perfect warm bowl for a cool autumn day as we feature the last of fall’s produce.

Red Curry Shrimp

If you have a busy week ahead, but need good food to fuel your days, try buttered red curry shrimp over rice, noodles or on their own. It can be done in minutes.

Soy Sauce Ahi Poke Bowl

Gather inspiration from the Hawaiian islands and learn how to prepare fresh poke bowls no matter how far away you are.

Black Eyed Peas Curry

A vegetarian black eyed pea dish made with sorrel spinach is perfect as a flavorful side dish or served as a main meal with rice or roti.

Roasted Vegetable and Ginger Coconut Milk Soup

As cooler days approach, create a warm, creamy bowl of coconut milk simmered with garlic and ginger and served with roasted squashes and vegetables.

Tofu Soba Noodle Salad

Soba noodles are dressed in a sweet sauce and served with fresh vegetables, peanuts, and tofu.

Pickled Vegetables Rice Noodle Salad

An easy side or main with shrimp or tofu, this Vietnamese-style noodle salad comes packed with vegetables and fresh herbs.

Castello Summer of Blue — Spicy Middle Eastern Pizza

A quick summer meal is made on pita with spicy muhammara, a hot pepper sauce, topped with fresh cucumber, mint, and creamy blue cheese.

Spiced Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

Sweet summer tomatoes are filled with herbed and spiced quinoa and baked with parmesan cheese for a delightful and filling side dish.

Eggplant Caponata Pasta

With a Moroccan twist, this spiced eggplant caponata is perfect over pasta with sweet golden raisins and fresh parsley for a simple weeknight meal to serve a crowd of hungry friends.

Castello Summer of Blue — Blue Cheese and Chicken Salad

Tossed in a spicy sauce, chicken is served with cucumbers, creamy blue cheese, and a white balsamic vinaigrette for a cool summer salad with tons of protein.

Cold Spicy Szechuan Noodles

Recreate a vegan version of a favorite Chinese noodle dish, similar to the spicy Dan Dan noodles.

Arugula Salad with Grilled Watermelon and Shrimp

This grilled watermelon and shrimp salad is a playful, yet sophisticated entrée or side that is bursting with summer flavors. Perfect for a backyard bbq.

Castello Summer of Blue — Wedge Salad with Warm Honey, Figs, and Blue Cheese

Iceberg topped with cherry tomatoes, bacon and sliced sirloin is sent over the edge with a homemade blue cheese dressing with sweet raw honey and figs.

Spring Spätzle with Ramps

Basic spätzle is combined with lemony sautéed mushrooms and ramps for a quick and easy spring side perfect with grilled meats and vegetables.

Coconut Milk Egg Curry

This simple curry is easier to make than meat curries, but still has plenty of protein. The coconut milk gives the dish rich flavor and enhances the spices.

Grilled Eggplant Stacks

Succulent, grilled eggplant are layered with tomato basil marinara and fresh mozzarella. It is way easier, and more seasonal, than the fried classic.

Grilled Sesame-Ginger Eggplant with Fried Rice

Vegetable fried rice combines with marinated eggplant for a vegetarian dish that shows off the grill and garden with amazing flavor.

Avocado-Lime Soup with Shimeji Mushrooms and Sour Cream

For this vegan soup, think guacamole – only creamer. Think gazpacho – only greener and topped with the best homemade toppings imaginable.

Brown Rice Risotto with Spring Vegetables

Made with nutty brown rice that require plenty of stirring, this aromatic dish is a great way to utilize seasonal produce.

Sesame Noodle Bowl with Spring Asparagus

Bring fresh flavors of ginger, scallions, and asparagus to a chewy bowl of Chinese noodles with toasted sesame notes. Serve with spicy chili sauce for heat.

Feed Your Creativity — Kale Salad with Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Spiced Havarti

A salad that is bold and filling enough to be a main dish. Lush, slightly sweet and with a touch of creamy, tangy Havarti cheese.

Mussels and Fennel Cooked in White Wine

Mussels are simple to steam in a flavorful broth and enjoy with a few vegetables and a crusty loaf of bread to soak it all up.

Pub Mac and Cheese with Beer and Mustard

Topped with pretzel bread, this unique mac and cheese is comfort food at its finest with an IPA and tangy mustard to help the cheeses go gourmet.

Smooth Spiced Carrot Soup

A coriander spiced soup that is easy to make with simple ingredients. Be sure to do it up with fun toppings like cheesy croutons and fresh herbs.

Feed Your Creativity — Havarti Stuffed Grilled Cheese with Nutella and Raspberry

Nutty Havarti cheese is paired with Nutella and raspberry jam to make the ultimate stuffed grilled cheese sandwich.

The Art of Cheese — Aged Havarti and Mushroom Flatbread

Mushrooms sautéed in butter, garlic, and sherry wine with Castello Aged Havarti Cheese in one delicious puff pastry flatbread.