All posts tagged: pasta

5-minute pasta

I am often in a hurry and very hungry. I have come to accept it as a fact of life that my body demands to be treated like it was when it was a newborn- it must be fed immediately at the slightest twinge of hunger pangs. Over the years I have therefore accumulated quite the arsenal of healthy and quick dinner recipes in order to keep the hunger monster at bay and stop myself from devouring all the contents of the ice-cream drawer in my freezer. This one is inspired by something I watched the folks over at Lardo cooking. Whenever I go there I like to sit on the bar, overlooking the kitchen. It’s just brilliant to watch them cook, and i always get loads of ideas for my own little cooks. For this delicious quick and healthy pasta you will need: – four handfuls of chopped cavolo nero or spring greens -two red chillies thinly sliced -about 100g of lean bacon (or pancetta for extra flavour and fat) -Gigli pasta for two -Olive oil …

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 …