Eva Longoria is a fabulous cook. She developed this recipe through many trial and error attempts, until it was perfected. Now we can all benefit from her trials. This is a really delicous bolognese. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
This is a great dish when you have little time to cook but something fulfilling and with great taste. The original recipe calls for 1 lb of spaghetti, but since I like more sauce I decreased the amount to 3/4 lb. It's up to you how much pasta you'd like to use. The sauce comes together quickly and the results are always excellent. Begin the sauce as soon as you turn the pasta water on to boil. It's that fast! Recipe courtesy of Eva Longoria.
This is a great recipe for eggplant parmesan by Eva Longoria. I absolutely love this recipe. This version is made with a meatless marinara sauce, either store-bought or homemade. Eva also recommends her homemade bolognese sauce (another recipe I have posted, too), which would include meat. This would make an excellent side dish or a main course if served with a salad. Enjoy!
The use of a balsamic vinegar flavored with fruit is the perfect complement to sweet, fresh strawberries. You could also use a combination of fresh berries, if you prefer. Recipe from Eva Longoria. *Cooking time is really refrigeration time. Notes: Personally, I wouldn't let the strawberries marinate any longer than the 20 minutes or they will be too strongly flavored. The whipped cream really balances the flavors!
Leeks as a side dish. Who knew? These leeks benefit from the slow cooking to bring out their natural sugars. Don't cook them too fast or over heat them so they'll burn. Slow, gentle heat will produce soft and sweet leeks that you can twirl on your fork like spaghetti! The recipe calls for a sweet balsamic reduction. I've included the directions for that. Recipe courtesy of Eva Longoria.
This empanada recipes offers a good combination of flavors and textures. The secret is the cheese in the middel of each empanada. When the empanadas are cooking, the cheese melts and adds a nice creaminess. Empanada dough disks can be found in the frozen section of some grocery stores or in Latin markets. I'm posting a baking method, but will also make a note at the end with directions for frying. Recipe courtesy of Eva Longoria.
***NOTE: The website would not let me put in the empanada discs in the ingredient list, since it did not recognize that item. You will need 25-30 store-bought empanada discs, defrosted***
Are you looking for a fast, easy appetizer - most likely with items you already have on hand? Look no further. This recipe comes from Eva Longoria. She suggests serving with toast triangles. You could use any type of cracker or bread. It doesn't get much easier! Note: try to use a good quality olive oil since there are few ingredients to this recipe. Someone used a flavored oil with success. I want to try that next time! One other reviewer added some garlic, which I think would be good. It's a simple recipe that you can tweak to your tastes. Enjoy.
From Ina Garten. She says this is a nice way to give grocery store tomatoes that yummy summer flavor. It's a very flavorful tomato dish, made with a garlicky pesto (if using her homemade recipe - but you could also use store bought), so she recommends pairing it with something mild like fish. *prep time does not include making your own pesto. Note: Make sure to slice your tomatoes at least 1/2 inch thick.
This recipe, from Gwyneth Paltrow, is a very basic and yummy chicken milanese, which is made special with the addition of the roasted cherry tomatoes and arugula salad. Arugula is like a super food. It's so healthy for you! The chicken couldn't be easier and the salad topping is such a nice complement. Simple and satisfying!
This is a very basic polenta with the addition of fresh summer corn! It gives you a double hit of corn. Yum. You can cut the leftovers into squares and fry them topped with Parmesan. Recipe is courtesy of Gwyneth Paltrow. :) Note: You can make this even easier by using instant polenta, following the box directions, then adding the corn, milk, cream, salt, pepper and chives.
This is such a fabulous recipe from Gwyneth Paltrow! It's a perfect weekend meal. Make sure you allow a good 5 hours, because this is one of those long simmering/make your house smell amazing recipes. It's bolognese made a bit healthier, because of the turkey, but it satisfies every single bit as much as a red meat bolognese. I like to serve this with a Caesar salad and some homemade garlic bread. Yum!
This is a great, basic Italian salad and dressing recipe. The recipe was developed by Gwyneth Paltrow, who is not only a great actress but a wonderful cook! Don't forget to steam your green beans first!
Traditional British fare. This is a pretty simple take on fish pie, by Jamie Oliver, which doesn't involve any poaching of fish or making a bechamel sauce. You can use whatever fish you choose. If you like your fish pie to be creamier, feel free to add a few tablespoons of creme fraiche or heavy cream. This is great served with a fresh, green salad or steamed veggies. Make it yours!
This takes a traditional full English breakfast and gives it a healthier twist! Thanks to chef Jamie Oliver, you can get a full Monty in under 500 calories. It's actually a lot healthier than most pastries, muffins and croissants. Give it a go! *I have to admit that I used regular bacon instead of the Canadian bacon. Personal preference. It's up to you!
This is a great alternative when you want to impress guests but don't want to spend a fortune on a meal. Using ground beef is faster and easier on the pocketbook. The recipe makes one large beef wellington that you slice up into portions. This would be great with a homemade gravy. A Jamie Oliver recipe.
This is a simple, delicious soup that can be served either hot or cold. Adding ham is optional. Note the chopping of veggies in the ingredient section. Once everything is prepped, the soup comes together in a snap! This soup goes well with a nice piece of crusty bread...or toasted bread drizzled with a little bit of olive oil. Thanks go to Jamie Oliver!
A traditional steak and Guinness pie done by my favorite British chef, Jamie Oliver. This is made particularly easy by using puff pastry for the top pie layer! If you want to skip the puff pastry layer, you could serve this as a normal stew. The herbs listed are just a suggestion. Jamie typically leaves the amount and type up to the cooks' personal tastes. He suggests a "handful". I did change the recipe a little bit from his, due to personal preferences. Feel free to substitute out the Guinness and use beef stock instead. Pure comfort food. :)