Linguine with Morel Cream Sauce

Linguine with Morel Cream Sauce

Morels are one of the most delicious and least available ingredients out there. They are seasonal and fickle, with a brief season most years, but are undoubtedly one of the most glorious finds for the beginner mushroom hunter.

Diplomatico

Diplomatico

Diplomatico is a no-bake dessert, which makes it vanlife-friendly, but it is not a simple recipe. You’ll need an electric mixer and a bit of focus to pull this off. It may blow your mind that a mediocre walmart pound cake can be dressed up 

Rigatoni alla Vodka

Rigatoni alla Vodka

Vodka sauce, at its base, is a tomato and cream sauce laced with a bit of red pepper and a splash of vodka. These days it is more of an Italian-American dish than proper Italian, though it did originate in the old country. That origin 

Limoncello Agrodolce Cod

Limoncello Agrodolce Cod

This recipe is mostly about the sauce. It is a riff on an Italian classic, the agrodolce. If you have a bit of training in romance languages, you can probably pull apart that name and tell that agrodolce is a sweet and sour sauce. Traditionally, 

Three Pepper Bruschetta

Three Pepper Bruschetta

This recipe is adapted from a dish served at our favorite Italian restaurant in Boulder, which is no longer in operation, Via Perla. When they were still open, they had the best happy hour deal in town: a bottle of wine and an appetizer for 

Smoky Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara

Smoky Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara

In the previous post on traditional spaghetti carbonara (which can be found here) I said just about everything I have to say about the dish and its origins, so this post will be a bit more personal. When I was first learning to cook, I 

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara is one of those dishes that I could eat twice, maybe three times a week without ever getting tired of it. It is just always that good. If you have never had it before, spaghetti carbonara is a dish made with pasta, cured 

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata is a dish in both Italian and Italian-American cuisine, though its exact origins remain unclear. The term piccata actually refers to a method of preparation rather than a dish itself. Chicken piccata is the more common dish in the US and refers to 

Fennel and Orange Salad

Fennel and Orange Salad

Welcome to the beginning of The Buslife Kitchen! I have been working on this project since we finished construction of the bus, trying to get a head start on content. I have developed some really delicious recipes that I am excited to share with you, 

Italian-style Greens

Italian-style Greens

When I think of a healthy side dish to put on the table, the first thing that always pops into my head is a bowl of cooked greens. Cooking down a giant pot of greens lets you take in a huge quantity of nutrients from