Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

This Italian recipe features dogfish with tomato, fennel, pancetta and white wine, topped with a gremolata of parsley, pine nuts and lemon.  Substitute cod, monkfish, shark or swordfish for dogfish. ~~~ In addition to our winter CSA share from In Good Heart Farm, we’re also getting a CSF (community supported fishery) share from Locals Seafoods. Every week …

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This spaghetti squash, sausage and spinach lasagna recipe may cause you to never go back to regular lasagna again. It’s that good. ~~~ The gluten-free and paleo movements have brought a welcome burst of creativity into our kitchens. I follow neither diet but I love how GF or paleo recipe developers have found ways to substitute …

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A quick weeknight recipe featuring Italian sausage, chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, bell pepper and herbs. ~~~ I’m starting to think differently about chickpeas aka garbanzo beans. I used to think they were kind of boring, but no, they don’t have to be. Chickpeas add oomph and flavor to dishes, including this recipe for an Italian Sausage …

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An irresistible pasta recipe made with chicken sausage, kale, onion, garlic, smoked paprika, thyme and chipotle in a sweet potato “cream” sauce. ~~~ For the past few years, I’ve resisted massaging kale. But I’m okay with it now. I had my first kale massaging experience thanks to this pasta dish inspired by a recipe from …

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Walnut pesto with shiitake and cremini mushrooms, chicken apple sausage and whole wheat penne — one of my favorite quick pasta recipes. ~~~ Now that we have a chest freezer, I’m going a little nuts. Literally. I went to Trader Joe’s and loaded up on pistachios, pecans, hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts. There’s something comforting (to …

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