All posts tagged: comfort

Cheater’s Pasta con le Sarde

Pasta chî sardi is a wonderful typical Sicilian dish that is both incredibly easy to make and very cheap. If you are the sort of person that doesn’t see the magical genius of foods that come in tins- look away now. However, if- like me- you love a belly full of bargain food that tastes about a millions times more expensive than its costs, then please COOK THIS NOW. Pasta con le sardi is such a big deal in Sicily that its recipe and integrity is protected by law by the Italian Ministry for Food (seriously). According to them, it is a seasonal dish and should be made between March and September. Since it’s now February, therefore 27 days short of their guidelines I hope the Food Police don’t come for me. The dish is seasonal because the original, true recipe calls for fresh sardines. However, loads of people, including respected chefs in italy and abroad, all argue that the tinned variety can be acceptable too. Pasta con le sarde is a very moreish, easy …

Light and Loaded- potato soup

Guys, it’s hella cold here in London. So cold the only thing I can think about is fleecy pyjamas and steaming bowls of comfort food- preferably served to me in bed, where I can eat them under my duvet and my lambswool blanket. Unfortunately- it’s also January. You know January; the first month of the year when lots of us make ridiculous promises to eat clean, not drink and exercise for moronic reasons like new year, new me? That one. Well, I have actually been keeping my promises for a change and all in I do actually feel better- but, today is especially cold ad I hear it’s even going to snow. So my brain is saying: ‘eat healthy Rita, you can do it xxxx’, while my stomach is saying ‘give me baaaaaaacon and carbs!!!!’. I crave loaded potato skins like nobody’s business, you guys. NOBODY’S BUSINESS. Luckily I have found a recipe that is both light(er), but also full of bacon and potato and cheese. It’s a slow-cooker recipe which is just the best because it …