burst cherry tomato pasta

I have had an abundance of baby bush tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and baby roma tomatoes gifted to me by my Nanny. I would have my own abundance if I had paid more tender loving care and attention to my garden .. but the sun and I have a love~hate relationship and she wants to incinerate…

creamy broccoli conchiglie pasta

I have mentioned before how I get bored with tomato based pasta sauces. It’s nice to randomize things sometimes.. shake things up a little. So, lets go creamy…My son loves this pasta. He calls it ‘tree pasta’.. Chonchiglie is Italian for shell or seashell. This pasta is super quick to make, tasty and winner all…

creamy tomato rigatoni

I was craving pasta today. But something creamy and tomato-ey. This dish is easy and quick to make.. hard to go wrong really. Ingredients – 500g lean pork or beef mince – 1 onion, diced finely – 1 clove of garlic, crushed – 1 can of diced tomatoes – 3 tablespoons of tomato paste –…

penne amatriciana

This kind of pasta is on many of my friends favourites list. I have to give credit to my Mimi; my aunt makes the best amatriciana in the world. Its so saucy and delicious. Traditionally, this pasta sauce is made with dried pork cheek or pancetta, tomato and chilli, but varies across menus and dinner…

double tomato risotto

Who doesn’t love a good risotto ? The key to a good risotto is a watchful (and loving eye) and hot stock. šŸ˜‰ Ingredients – 1 1/2 L of chicken or vegetable stock – 2 rashers of bacon, finely chopped (optional) – 1 small onion, finely chopped – 1 clove of garlic – 4 fresh…

no meat monday – silverbeet & ricotta lasagne

This recipe is dedicated to the Kirk newlyweds. May your marriage be as awesome as this lasagne tastes. As most of you will already know.. One of my favourite flavour partnerships is spinach and ricotta – or rather any green veggie and some kind of cheese.. broccoli and ricotta, asparagus and peccorino, rocket and goats…

carbonara

Carbonara is super quick, easy and delicious. However, it should only be a sometimes food. Ingredients: – 3 eggs, and 2 egg yolks – 90ml of pure cream – 1 clove of garlic, crushed. – 4 rashers of bacon, diced, sliced, or chopped. – 2/3 cupĀ + a lilĀ bit more of a good quality parmesan cheese…

linguine with roasted cherry tomatoes

Sometimes, or most times, it is the simplest things in life which are the most enjoyable. Whilst I love dishes with complex flavours, I also adore the simple things, like vegemite on toast and egg and lettuce sandwiches. Tonight I felt like pasta. I am a little bored of carbonara and spag bol. I need…

pesto chicken pasta

Originally posted on theblissbombproject:
A simple, yet delicious favourite. Ingredients – pasta – fettucini, penne, angel hair, what ever you choose – 300g of chicken breast or skinless thigh fillet, cut into chunks – 3 heaped tablespoons of good basil pesto ( I like to use my own, but store-bought is fine! ) – 1…

sesame noodies

I’ve seen many variations of this recipe. This is to my taste, but change it to yours as you are making the sauce. This recipe makes a buttload. I call this noodies because there is no sauce as such, and they look naked but the flavour is pretty amazing. A perfect example of good food,…

a fresh kind of pasta – lolly styles

Usually Bart and I would eat pasta with latherings of sauce, but I felt the need for change. Something light, tasty and fresh but still packed full of awesome flavours. Meet the crew involved.. Ingredients: – 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes, cut in halves – 1 decent handful of washed baby spinach, stalks removed –…

pasta alla sare

This pasta dish is dedicated to one of the most beautiful women I know. Ingredients – bow tie pasta – 1 can of chopped tomatoes – 1 small onion, diced finely – 1 teaspoon of garlic, finely diced – 2 teaspoons of chilli – slurp of red wine – 1 teaspoon of raw sugar –…