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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 – … Continue reading

bits’n’pieces pasta bake

Due to Christmas, we haven’t been grocery shopping, this is a quick one i whipped up tonite and it was delish! :) ** Pre-heat oven to 180*C Ingredients – diced ham (we had leftover christmas ham) – 3 cubes of frozen spinach, defrosted and excess water squeezed out – 1/2 spanish onion, diced finely – … Continue reading

spinach and ricotta cannelloni

This is one of my favourtite recipes. Do not attempt if you don’t like getting your hands dirty :) **Pre-heat oven to 170*C Ingredients – 1 1/2 cup of fresh or a large tub of ricotta cheese -1 cup of frozen or fresh spinach – 1/2 cup of chopped bacon (optional) – 1 box of instant cannelloni shells  … Continue reading

creamy pasta salad

Best made a day ahead! Ingredients – 250g of uncooked pasta – 1 medium size carrot, grated – 1 stick of celery, chopped finely – 2 lengths of eschalot, white part discarded, chopped finely – 1/2 red capsicum, chopped finely – 1/3 cup of finely chopped parsley – 300ml of colslaw dressing – 2 or 3 tablespoons … Continue reading

simple and lite penne pasta

So quick and easy and most of the ingredients are usually in my fridge :) Ingredients – penne pasta – 200g salami, sliced into strips (you could use ham) – 200g cherry tomatoes, halved – baby spinach leaves, small handful – 1/3 cup of crumbled feta cheese, 1. Cook pasta per instructions. 2. In a medium hot … Continue reading

pesto chicken pasta

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 crushed garlic clove – … Continue reading

creamy tuna pasta

I learnt this recipe off a close friend of mine whilst living in a share house. Quick, easy and cheap too. Ingredients – shell pasta (you could use any pasta I guess, but shell pasta holds onto the sauce nicely) – 2 cans of diced or crushed tomatoes – 1 onion – 1 large can … Continue reading

cannelloni – for men

My partner is a huge meat-eater. He loves meat and pasta. So I created this recipe for him which he loves. Be warned though – its pretty meaty and rich and cheesy – not for dieters :P **Pre-heat oven to 160*C fan forced Ingredients – 500g of lean beef mince – 3 rashers of bacon, … Continue reading

mona lolly

I adapted this recipe from visiting Fasta Pasta restaurants with one of my girlfriends, Lucy. We would regularly eat here and usually order the same thing. Mona Lisa Pasta. This is my version – very similar :) Ingredients – penne pasta or fettucine – 3 tablespoons of light sour cream – a jar of your favourite … Continue reading

spinach and ricotta lasagna

**Pre-heat Oven to 160*C (Fan Forced) Ingredients – 1 1/2 cup of fresh or a large tub of ricotta cheese -1 cup of frozen or fresh spinach – 1/2 cup of chopped bacon (optional) – lasagna Sheets  – 2 tins of diced tomatoes – 1 egg – 1 onion – 1 clove of garlic, or a teaspoon of … Continue reading


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