Tricolor Rotini with Broccoli Rabe, Spinach and Chicken Sausage

Tricolor Rotini with broccoli rabe (rapini), spinach, mushroom, cilantro, and chicken sausage. Sprinkled with parmigiano regianno.  Oh …so…gooood!

Serves 4-6


1 pound (454 g) Chicken sausage encased with cheese and garlic (or any other sausage);substitute hard tofu for vegetarian meal, but add cubed tofu to cook last ten minutes

1 large onion, finely chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

3 scallions (chalots)

1lb spinach

1 lb rapini

1 cup of your favorite mushrooms, chopped

1/3 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped  (may use parsley)

1/2 cup olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

two 340g (12oz) boxes of tricolor rotini



Set a large pot with water to boil for pasta; set the rotini to cook when add the cilantro below or whenever ready to eat.

In a large (8-Qt.) sauce pot, add oil and braise the sausage links on all side before cutting

add the garlic, scallions and onion

add the rapini and add 1 cup water, cover pot to let the rapini whither and cook, stirring occasionally


add the spinach and mushrooms after the rapini has cooked for 15-20 minutes




add salt and pepper to taste

add the cilantro and let simmer for 10 more minutes


Sprinkle some Parmigiano Reggiano or some Pecorino Romano on top & ENJOY!



Mushroom bruschetta – Grub


Vittle Monster

Mushroom bruschetta - Grub
Pastrami spiced, gruyere cheese, sauerkraut, 1000 island. $10
Grub, San Francisco CA

The ingredients of this bruschetta looked so odd together that I had to try it. Omg, it actually tasted really good! I’m not even a sauerkraut fan, or a 1000 island dressing fan for that matter, but they somehow all worked great together. Mmm!

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Lime & Crushed Hot Red Pepper Broccoli Rabe With Creamy Mushroom Carrot Rissotto And Freshly Grated Parmigiano Reggiano


recipe coming soon ….


Serve broccoli rabe and risotto as sides, separately

Serve together as a vegan meal

Add chicken, and use the broccoli and risotto as sides together or separately