Category Archives: pasta

Peanut-sesame noodles with cucumber and tofu

This cold noodle dish is a perfect way to celebrate the sun and warm weather, and a perfect dish to keep devouring during the summer months ahead. It is loaded with flavour and full of protein. It may have a … Continue reading

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Cherry tomatoes roasted with pangrattato

Pangrattato is Italian for breadcrumbs, but this is so much more than that! Loaded with flavour, it elevates the humble tomato to dizzy heights! These tomatoes are exceptionally good served with pasta, polenta or bruschetta. Serves 4 Preparation: 10 minutes … Continue reading

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Sourdough garlic parmesan pinwheels

Buttery, garlicky, cheesy sourdough pinwheels are my kind of comfort food! They are the perfect accompaniment to a bowl of homemade tomato soup, a plate of creamy pasta or a dish of tasty Mediterranean vegetable stew. Makes 16 Dough: 15 … Continue reading

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Angel hair pasta with marinated tomatoes and stracchino

Here’s another super easy but super flavourful pasta dinner, with next to no cooking. Perfect for a summer evening and using the bounty of the season’s tomatoes. Stracchino is quite probably my favourite young, soft cheese – it’s pretty much … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with broccoli

This is a super easy but super tasty pasta dinner, with amazing tastes and textures. I often find myself cycling through two or three of the same old tomato-based ways of serving pasta, mostly because of fussy eaters, but it … Continue reading

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Penne with spicy eggplant & tomato sauce

This spicy eggplant & tomato pasta sauce is mouthwateringly good! Although they are a wee bit spendy, I prefer caper berries over capers, which are the flower buds. I find they’re less acid in taste so I tend to be … Continue reading

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Baked cannellini balls 3G actually likes these ones! I keep trying new recipes on him, but he is so fussy about texture, of all things… he asks for the leftovers of these super-healthy balls! Makes about 30 Ingredients 2 x … Continue reading

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Sourdough adventures – pasta

I have to admit that I did wonder about the point of adding a leavening agent to something that is usually unleavened, but the result was quite an eye-opener! I basically replaced one of the eggs in my usual recipe … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with raw garlic

So, as you know by now, we’re big fans of spaghetti and garlic. This particular variation was one we had at a restaurant many years ago and have replicated many, many times since. It’s that good. Serves 4 Ingredients 500g … Continue reading

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Tofu mozzarella “meat” balls

I love this dish because the balls can be prepared in advance, then dinner can be ready in the time it takes to heat some sauce and cook some pasta when I get home from work. This recipe was adapted … Continue reading

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