One Bowl Wonders: One Bowl Wonder

When Worlds Collide

By Gina Caputo

When Worlds Collide
This One Bowl Wonder was born of a deep love of both Italian and Indian food! It includes the best of both worlds all living harmoniously (and deliciously) in the same bowl. This accommodating OBW can be made vegan, vegetarian or omnivore and the base can be gluten-free rice, pasta, polenta or even mashed potatoes!

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Pesto Powerball Soup

By Gina Caputo

Pesto Powerball Soup
This is a classic, hmmm what do I have in the kitchen One Bowl Wonder. I had the makings for soffritto (fancy Italian word for carrots, celery, and onions) which always makes me think of soup. That week, greens were hard to come by at the store but I had just made a pesto with supergreens and basil and still had it in a jar in the fridge. Add protein balls and it felt very rustic and old country in the best possible way.

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FORZA! Italia Lentils

By Gina Caputo

FORZA! Italia Lentils
In solidarity with my Italian brothers and sisters, I give you FORZA! Well, the dish gives you forza anyway. This lentils and pasta dish is inspired by a Roman classic. The greens were my idea. Eat it in good health, in bad health or simply to everyone's health!!

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Nutso For This Soup

By Gina Caputo

Nutso For This Soup
This soup was definitely inspired by "Hmmm, what do I have in the kitchen today?" but ended up thick, hearty and soul-satisfying in a way I didn't expect! I think the African-peanut-stew-inspired addition of nut butter and nuts pushed it over the delicious edge and then the Thai-inspired lime juice at the end is EVERYTHING. It's spicy, sweet, sour, astringent and delicious every way you look at it!

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Devlishly Delicious

By Gina Caputo

Devlishly Delicious
This pot o' goodness is inspired by a dish I saw called Lentils Diavolo, which is Italian for devil and refers, in food, to a spicy sauce. I kicked it up with extra veggies and a different source of fire. It's vegan, hearty, easy and can be served alone or on top of couscous (pictured here is Israeli couscous), small pasta noods, rice, farro, polenta, or potatoes.

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Bean Feeling Spicy Lately

By Gina Caputo

Bean Feeling Spicy Lately
This spicy stick-to-your-ribs stew is super versatile. It can be made anything from vegan to omnivore and you have the power to adjust the spicy level to suit your tastes! This protein-rich stew is satisfying on its own for anyone eating low-carb but fresh bread makes a perfect partner too. Or serve it over rice or polenta! No matter what, don't forget the lemon juice at the end!

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Italians Do It Better

By Gina Caputo

Italians Do It Better
Hands-down one of my most favorite dishes to make (and EAT) ever. Risotto is always going to be somewhat labor intensive with the constant stirring and ladling of broth but it's a super fun dish to cook with friends hanging out at the kitchen counter while playing music. In my house, we celebrate the Italian tradition of Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve and this is a family favorite. This is comfort food at its finest and the addition of lemon brings some light, high notes to a rich and creamy dish.

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Pasta e Fagioli

By Gina Caputo

Pasta e Fagioli

In all my years of making pasta, I've never made a proper Pasta e Fagioli (pasta and beans) because canned cannellini beans are already mushy so adding them to a soup only works when you're going for creamy and not toothsome beans. So I finally bought some proper dried beans and this may be one of the most delicious things I've ever made! WORTH IT.

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