10/15/2010

Presto Pasta Nights #185 Roundup


When Ruth, of Once Upon a Feast, founder and sustaining force behind Presto Pasta Nights,  asked me to host this week's event, I was excited to jump in.  You get more noodles here on a weekly basis than can be believed.

 First up was amazing Deb of Kahakai Kitchen, another fellow food blogger from Hawaii, with a comforting Bean and Pasta soup, Pasta e Fagioli.  Cooler weather is welcome when it brings in these delicious soups and I can't wait to try this one.

Next, we have Madge, Vegetarian Casserole Queen, with her Mediterranean Pasta Salad, which she says is on her family's monthly rota and should be destined for mine as well.  We love pasta salads around here, and this one looks so tasty.

Amritha of AK's Vegetarian Recipe World sends us her light and healthy Spaghetti in Tomato Basil Saute.  This should be just the quick and easy thing to fix when you're in a rush or feeling tired.

From Australia we have Teriyaki Lamb Macaroni, dished up by Daphne of More Than Words.  I love lamb, and this stir-fry meal would be fantastic for any left-overs from a nice roasted leg, so colorful with all the vegetables and flavorful with spices.

Corina of Searching for Spice, has sent us her personalized version of a Chicken Pad Thai.  Soooo yummy, and I can't wait to try this recipe myself, as we love Pad Thai at our house.

From Yasmeen's Health Nut blog, another colorful, tasty dish, and right from her amazing garden, Garden Fresh Vegetable Rotini Salad.   I am jealous of anyone able to grow all those vegetables at home.

Ruth, our fearless leader, of Once Upon a Feast, has made a unique and onolicious (Hawaiian word meaning yummy) sounding Whole Wheat with  Pumpkin Mac 'N Cheese.  Boy, I'll have my grandkids over for that one.  And, in time for Halloween too.

Finally, my, Honey From Rock contribution of a Dairy Free Beef Stroganoff, which was finished with reduced almond milk.  I was a little disappointed that more almond flavor didn't come through, but I suppose that would have competed with the lovely flavors of tender beef and mushrooms.

All in all, a well-rounded potluck gathering of delightful dishes from around the world.  Thanks everyone for sending in your contributions, and I for one, am going to enjoy trying them all! 
Next week our host will be Claire of Chez Cayenne.
 

4 comments:

Debinhawaii said...

Thanks for hosting PPN this week Claudia--great job! Some really yummy-looking pasta creations. Your beef stroganoff has me drooling! ;-)

Ruth Daniels said...

Super fantastic roundup. Thanks so much for hosting. Great job! And great job to all you wonderful pasta makers. I can't wait to dig in.

Judith in Umbria said...

Now I'm jonesing for Asian...

Kirsten Lindquist said...

I love beef stroganoff! Great reminder to make it. Great job hosting!