a tasty mixture of creations from my cucina & inspiration for my creations

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megs cucina buffalo tofu bites

Buffalo Tofu Bites with Tzatziki

megs cucina buffalo tofu bites

Let’s get real. I could never deny anything coated in buffalo sauce! So when I came across these buffalo tofu bites I had to give them a try. While I do eat meat I am always open to trying new ways to get in some protein. It is always great to options in my opinion. It took me a while to try out a tofu recipe but I have no regrets – especially with these buffalo tofu bites!! Give them a try I think even the tofu nay-sayers wouldn’t say no!

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megscucina summer salad list

Summer Salad Hit List

Does anyone else find it a lot easier to enjoy salads in the summer? In the winter I can’t seem to justify salad as being a fulfilling meal for lunch or dinner but come summer, salads are all I need (if you haven’t noticed from their constant appearance on my Instagram!). So I decided to share with you my summer salad hit list. Dive in below and let me know what your go to salad is in the summer!

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megscucina summer grill list

Summer Grill List

Is there anything better than a BBQ on a summer night. I don’t think so! I’ve been doing lots of grilling lately and not just the classics (steak, burgers, sausage). I’ve been going outside the proverbial BBQ box to try out new recipes. Let me know what you think!

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megscucina avocado pesto pasta

Avocado Pesto Fusilli

When you can’t decide between two kinds of pasta you make both right?! Okay maybe only crazy pasta lovers like me. I just shared the recipe for my Mushroom Cacio e Pepe here, now it is time for a summery spin on fusilli. Who knew that you could make pesto using avocado as the base! It makes for a beautiful green color + super healthy sauce. I also added roasted garlic tomatoes for a burst of flavor and mini bocconcini balls because let’s face it, you can never go wrong with bocconcini. Here’s how to make the delicious concoction.

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megscucina mushroom cacio e pepe

Mushroom Cacio e Pepe

BBQing is definitely one of my favorite ways of cooking in the summer BUT I can always make an exception for a hearty plate of pasta. Especially on these rainy days we keep having. On a recent rainy evening I was craving pasta but couldn’t decide between recreating the Cacio e Pepe I learned during my recent cooking class with a chef from Rome or something fresh and summery. What do I do when I can’t make a decision? Make two kinds of pasta of course. And thank goodness because they were both DELICIOUS. First up grab the recipe for Mushroom Cacio e Pepe.

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