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Chicken Chorizo (2017 update)

Chicken Chorizo (2017 update)...

Chicken Chorizo I had some left over penne from the night before and found a chorizo and some other goodies which I needed to use. I really love digging out what I have not used every few days and seeing what I can come up with, it doesn’t always work out as I expect but this one was a real winner. If you don’t have chorizo, use bacon or salami. This fed 3 very hungry people with a bit left over so 4 or 5...
Weekend Vegetable Lasagna

Weekend Vegetable Lasagna...

Slow baked vegetable lasagna This is a real tasty vegetarian dish or another one of those recipes when you feel you need some vegetables in your diet and is made on top of the stove. (for 4) It takes 4-5 hours to cook so is great for a weekend lunch. Adapted from Italian home recipes What you need 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta or cottage cheese 1/3 cup grated Parmesan Cheese 1 egg, lightly beaten 1...
Mamas Lasagna Recipe

Mamas Lasagna Recipe...

Mamas Lasagna recipe Every now and then a recipe comes along that you just have to print and keep, bookmark or do whatever you need to so that you do not lose it and this old fashioned Lasagna recipe is one of those easy recipes. Don’t be put off by the number of ingredients, you will have most of them in your cupboard. There is no low fat low salt this or that, it’s from a great friend of mine whose grandmother...
Melanzane alla Parmigiana

Melanzane alla Parmigiana...

Melanzane This has been such a hit amongst my friends that I just had to feature it again. I served it with a Prime Rib Roast and potato bake with mushrooms – all in all a huge success. I had the most incredible Melanzane at Fournos in Benmore the other day that was everything a Melanzane should be, Creamy eggplant layered with tomato and topped off with a nice crust of Parmesan. It was so delicious I had to go...
Tortellini with creamy pea and ham sauce

Tortellini with creamy pea and ham sauce...

Tortellini with pea and ham sauce Tortellini is a really easy way to make a delicious meal with very little effort and this pea and ham sauce with some good tortellini is a real winner. You can choose your favourite tortellini fillings like spinach and ricotta, butternut or a meat filling, either way you are going to love it. It’s certainly not for dieters but so delicious even if you are dieting and you allow yourself...
Meat lasagna

Meat lasagna...

Meat lasagna This is the classic meat lasagna recipe that you have probably had a variation of many times in your life. The meat sauce is the classic meat sauce base used in most Italian pasta recipes that can be altered for your own taste. Every Mom, Dad, or Grandmother seems to have their own perfect recipe so start here and create your perfect lasagna. I like to add a tablespoon of Chutney substituting the wine with...
Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna...

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna Spinach and ricotta are such a great combination and when used in a lasagna together with a rich bechamel sauce you are in for a treat. It’s vegetarian in every way but as a confirmed meat eater this is a really fantastic lasagna recipe that leaves you satisfied in a way that only comfort food can. This makes a nice size lasagna good for 6 people. What you need Lasagna sheets 1 kg spinach...
Chicken pasta with peas and creamy mustard

Chicken pasta with peas and creamy mustard...

Chicken and pea pasta If you only have about 15 minutes to spare for dinner and feel like a chicken pasta that is very satisfying and offers a creamy, delicious sauce, then you are going to want to try this chicken pasta recipe. The sauce is a very unusual blend of cream with a hint of mustard that goes so well with the chicken that I can’t imagine why it is not seen in restaurants. ( for 4 people) What you need 250g...
Shrimp and smoked salmon pasta

Shrimp and smoked salmon pasta...

Shrimp salmon pasta Folks, this is a great meal when you feel you need to spoil someone and with Valentines day just around the corner, you may want to print this one. It is really easy to make so you can spoil that special someone without fretting. This is one of the few occasions where frozen shrimp is OK to use. By the way, if you need a few ideas of what to give a man as gift, check out MensGifts.co.za (good for 2...
Baked chicken Parmigiana

Baked chicken Parmigiana...

Baked Parmagiana This is a real treat, it’s a variation of Chicken parmigiana that is rustic and very morish. I never mess with it too much and serve it with either a green salad or a pasta on the side that has also been tossed in a little marinara sauce. It takes a little longer than some of the other Italian recipes but is worth every second. What you need 1 egg well beaten (or half a cup of milk) 1/2 cup bread...
Fantastic prawn pasta

Fantastic prawn pasta...

Prawn pasta This is another of those very easy and OH so tasty pasta recipes that you can whip up in 20 minutes from start to finish. I love prawns and shrimps or almost anything seafood and this is one of my favourites. It does have wine in it but you can substitute the wine with verjuice for a non alcoholic version. It’s really simple to make and a perfect pasta recipe to serve at a dinner party or a summer lunch....
Fresh Pomodoro Pasta sauce

Fresh Pomodoro Pasta sauce...

Pomodoro pasta sauce is a simple, fresh and perfectly summery pasta dish. The tomato is warm but still firm and when combined with the fresh basil is just spectacular. If you are not into spending hours in front of the stove and want a quick tasty pasta this is the one for you.(4 people) What you need 400g spaghetti or Angel hair pasta 6 or 7 medium size ripe tomatoes 10 to 12 leaves of fresh basil 2 cloves fresh garlic 100ml...
Leek and bacon pasta

Leek and bacon pasta...

Chili bacon pasta Leeks are one of the most under used vegetables around. They have a very strong flavor so you don’t need to use a lot if their could be a food marriage, leeks and bacon would definitely be one of the happy occasions. It’s another one that takes just a few minutes and will leave you peering into the empty bowl looking for the last piece of spaghetti. (4 people) What you need 6 bacon rashers chopped 375g...
Prima Vera pasta

Prima Vera pasta...

Vegetarian pasta This vegetarian pasta is really fresh, takes just a few minutes to prepare and is an ideal light lunch. You can add a mixture of whatever fresh herbs you have around the house, mint is really good to add to the flavor along with the parsley. I have not included it in this recipe but give it a try. (4 people) What you need 375g twirly pasta or any shell pasta 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion finely...

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