Category Archives: pasta

pasta frittata with veggies & ham

For every cup of leftover pasta, whisk in an egg or 2, and I mean any pasta (and any eggs) – whether it’s loaded with vegetables, spicy sausage, succulent seafood, smoked chicken, meatballs – and whether it’s sauced with tomatoes, cream, pesto, olive oil – it’s all fair game to morph into a frittata.

cauliflower cream sauce

Imagine turning a head of cauliflower into a decadent, divine, buttery cream sauce that can be used anywhere you would use a decadent, divine, buttery cream sauce – vegetarian alfredo sauce anyone?

beef stew stroganoff

beef stew stroganoff

Beef stew meets beef stroganoff in this very simple one pot wonder. Bypass the carrots, celery and potatoes usually found in a beef stew and serve them on the side. This is enhanced by sliced onions, garlic, red wine, tomatoes and beef stock for a deep, rich satisfying stew, laced with sour cream which turns it into stroganoff.

creamy chickpea pasta sauce

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Pasta sauce that starts with, or should I say ends with one of the healthiest beans puréed to resemble full-fat cream, is a pasta sauce I’m happy to embrace. Richness can come in many forms, remember cream sauce made from cauliflower! Come to think of it, you could us that in place of the chickpeas…

beef ragù

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Ragù – it doesn’t get more basic – carrots, celery, onions, ground beef, canned tomatoes, red wine and broth with a finish of hot milk come together to create this Italian classic, Thanks to your food processor and a big pot, a gloriously legit ragù is yours for the taking and will give the classic ragù Bolognese a run for its money – and that ain’t no bologna!

lasagne in a slow-cooker

lasagne

Lasagne in the slow-cooker is one of those recipes that will free you to enjoy this Italian classic without it taking your entire day to prepare. Layer it all in the slow-cooker, turn it on and walk away.

anchovies 101

anchovies

Anchovies can brighten up many a dish far beyond a classic caesar salad once you realize that anchovies should be on the short list of pantry items you simply cannot live without. Once you’ve made a pasta sauce with a couple of anchovies stirred in – they literally melt away and you wouldn’t even know they were there except for the fact that it is the best darn pasta sauce you’ve ever made!