Savoury Pie

Over the summer I ordered a few Italian cookbooks, and have been obsessed with not only reading them but also trying out some recipes. One of the dishes that caught my eye almost immediately was this savoury pie or ‘Torta Rustica’. According to the book Tasting Rome, this pie is often seen on the menus…

Fresh Tomato and Ricotta Pasta

This recipe is all about respecting the flavour of the ricotta and allowing it to shine, along with some of the light flavour of the tomato. After making ricotta last week, I really wanted to make something where the flavour of the cheese was primary, and this recipe is perfect for that. For the pasta:…

Bread Pasta

I don’t know how many years ago this was, but I was watching one of Donna Hay’s cooking shows, and she made bread pasta. I know it sounds a little odd, but trust me it’s amazing. This isn’t the recipe I saw, its a version of it. I don’t remember the recipe at all, besides…

Eggplant Pizzas

I have been gone a while. A LONG WHILE. However, I am back. I’m planning to change things up a bit, and one of those changes is starting Meatless Monday. Every Monday I’ll be posting a vegetarian recipe. I’m not someone who particularly likes vegetarian food. In fact, I’m one of those people that mocks vegetarians….

Short pasta with asparagus, lemon, garlic and parsley

One of my  biggest culinary idols was and will be Nigella Lawson. This recipe has been adapted from her book Forever Summer. Most of the recipe is the same, the only difference is the use of lemon zest as well, but I don’t particularly like the taste. For the pasta: Asparagus, cut diagonally Lemon juice…

Thai Green Curry Risotto

This recipe is a nice asian twist on a traditional Italian recipe. People think risotto is really hard to make, especially after watching Masterchef. However I have found it quite easy to make. The trick is to keep an eye on it, stirring constantly. For the risotto: Mushrooms Onions, fine chopped Coconut milk Basil Lemon…

Summer Pea Pasta

This is a recipe I actually tried out when I was in the 9th grade for a talent thing in school. Back then however, I  made fresh pasta and served it. This time I’ve used store-bought dried pasta, making my life and yours easier. If you want to however use fresh pasta, go right ahead….

Italian Roasted Mushrooms and Vegetables

An easy side to make with any creamy pasta. Since its slow roasted, the juices of the mushroom stay intact and it doesn’t become mushy. The bell peppers and cauliflower still have some crunch and the tomatoes have only gotten a little soft. For the mushrooms and vegetables: Cauliflower Mushroom Bellpepper Tomatoes Red chillies Basil…