Coconut and Coriander are a great addition when you want to add some flair to your plain rice. Great sidekick to any Thai curry.
This pasta dish is a vegetarian’s delight. Chives, typically used as garnish, add a nice herbaceous and bright flavor to the pasta. Cremini mushrooms, also called baby Portobello or simply Italian brown mushrooms add the meatier touch.
Do not prepare chive pesto in advance. Chives will loose their emerald green color and turn dull green.
Eggplants are an excellent pairing to pasta. Their nice texture and capacity to absorb flavours make them a great substitute for meat. Sun dried tomatoes enhance this vegetarian option or light summer meal.
Pasta con Fave e Rucola, a hearty dish of pasta with fava beans (broad beans) and rucola (arugula, rocket) and easy to prepare. You can use tagliatelle, fettucine or pappardelle.
Fettuccine con Confit di Zucchine e Spinaci – a tried and trusted recipe, easy to prepare. The zucchinis cooked in confit acquire a rich buttery flavor. Combine them with the spinach, peas and add a touch of cream, pronto, slow food par excellence!
Sebzeli Pilav is a rice-vegetable pilaf (aka pilav) from Turkey. If you cannot find Swiss Chard, use spinach instead.
“Puttanesca” means, well, in the “style of persons exercising the oldest profession of the world”.
Given this juicy history there are many stories as to the origin of this well known pasta dish from Napoli. Suffice to say it is a very tasty dish, easy on your pocket – a delightful variation of the traditional Spaghetti alla Pomodore.
The original Paella dish came about as a way of cooking rice with vegetables from the garden, perhaps supplemented by bits of chicken or wild rabbit. This recipe is close to the original using only vegetables. A perfect summer dish easily prepared when season’s bounty is plentiful.
Tagliatelli Paglia e Fieno con Carcioffi arrostiti e Prosciutto, a classic Italian pasta dish. ‘Paglia’ means ‘Straw’ and ‘Fieno’ means ‘Hay’ – the yellow pasta and the green pasta made by adding blended spinach to the pasta dough. Easy to prepare and always welcome at the dinner table.
Risotto al Limone is a lovely dish from Northern Italy. Using the round grained Arborio rice is paramount. Adding Crème Fraîche gives this dish a special touch.
One of the best-known pasta dishes in Italy. An easy yet tasty fare made with simple ingredients. A great recipe when you need something quick and uplifting.