Halloween Spaghetti

As I mentioned yesterday, over the next few days The Social Pill and I will be releasing some recipes, to get you guys in the spooky mood. Since yesterday’s recipe, the jalapeno poppers, was a sort of starter or appetizer, we thought why not do more of a main course today. And so, Halloween spaghetti…

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…

Salads

  Salads are a super easy thing to whip up for a picnic, and are honestly super easy to eat. It’s not drippy, its light and can be eaten cold. We were quite ambitious while planning and decided to do 5 salads, but in the end we only made 3 salads. I made two a…

Spicy Parmesan Shrimp Pasta

It’s the sort of thing I’d whip up in a hurry for dinner, or a light lunch. Chances of you having most if not all the ingredients in the house is quite high so it’s a sort if no sweat recipe. It’s also the kind of recipe in which you don’t have to adda certain…

Spaghetti Carbonara

I’ve made this for years, but this recipe is a new one I tried. I originally saw the recipe on one of Nigella’s show and have made it that way for years. But this recipe is mix between hers and Jamie Oliver’s. For the spaghetti: Bacon Spaghetti 3 egg yolks 120ml cream Parmesan Cream Cook…

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…

Spring vegetable tagliatelle with lemon and chive sauce

During the summer, I prefer light pasta dishes without a sauce, so the next couple of posts are pretty much that. The fact that there is no sauce also makes cooking much easier and it takes a lot less time. For the pasta: Spring vegetables like beans, asparagus, peas, cut diagonally Fettucine Lemon juice Mustard…

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….

Making Fresh Pasta

This post was meant to go up yesterday, but I got a bit lazy and put one meant for today instead. To start off italian week, I wanted to show you’ll how to make fresh pasta. I have a pasta machine and can therefore make different types of pasta, but if you don’t have one…