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Macaroni cheese with bacon and tomato

Macaroni cheese with bacon and tomato...

Fancy mac and cheese Macaroni and cheese is such an easy meal that is loved by most families. Here is a great way to fancy up a macaroni and cheese by adding other flavors that are more often than not favorites in most households. I am a big fan of bacon but do sometimes add sausage sliced instead. Have a party and make this macaroni and cheese to suit your family. (4 people) What you need 180 – 200g macaroni or...
Seafood salad for the lazy cook

Seafood salad for the lazy cook...

Seafood pasta salad There is nothing quite like a great seafood salad on a hot day and nowadays, with marinara mix being available at almost any supermarket, you can whip one together in a matter of minutes. This one takes 20 min utes or so from start to finish, perfect weekend food and if you are having guests… well what can I say, don’t spend too much time in the kitchen. (4 people) What you need 375g shell pasta Olive...
Tuna pasta salad with a hint of curry

Tuna pasta salad with a hint of curry...

Tuna pasta salad This tuna pasta salad has a little curry powder in it to give it a beautiful yellow colour and a taste quite unlike anything I expected. It was very morish, fresh, crisp and a definite winner for the last of the summer days. What you need 250g dry macaroni 300g green beans, cut in half 1 tin tuna in oil (415g) drained and flaked. 1 small onion sliced Handful of chopped fresh parsley ½ cup olive oil ¼...
The tastiest chicken liver pasta sauce ever

The tastiest chicken liver pasta sauce ever...

Chicken liver pasta sauce Oh man, this is a great pasta sauce, imagine it, tomatoes, balsamic, red wine, rosemary… If you like chicken livers then you just have to try this one. It’s chunky so use something like curly lasagna that has been split down the center, it needs a substantial pasta and never, ever overcook the chicken livers… (4 people) What you need 500g chicken livers 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1/4...
Roast butternut pasta salad

Roast butternut pasta salad...

butternut pasta salad Pasta salads like this one are always best with a generous shaving of parmesan cheese. This is a great tasting healthy recipe that takes no time to put together. The butternut is sweet, rocket peppery and parmesan rich, it’s a real beaut. It takes a total of about 30 minutes including the roasting. I always use a potato peeler to get long thin sheets of parmesan. (4 people) What you need 1...
Bacon aspargus and tomato penne

Bacon aspargus and tomato penne...

Fantastic pasta sauce Rummaging around in the fridge last night and trying to decide what to make I settled on a pasta sauce that turned out to be incredibly good. We had it with penne but it would be good for any pasta. Double it or triple it, it’s very easy and leaves next to no mess in the kitchen.(for 2 people) What you need 200g dry penne 125g mushrooms chopped small (1/2 a punnet) 100g bacon chopped 100g asparagus...
Caesar pasta salad

Caesar pasta salad...

Caesar Pasta salad It has been so hot the last few days that I thought it time for something really delicious and perfect for the heat. Use this Ceasar Pasta salad as it is or add a little chicken and always use plenty of parmesan shavings. You can also add your other favorite salad items like baby corn.. you get the idea, make it to your taste. The dressing is the most important part of this recipe and you must not leave...
Quatro Fomaggi pasta sauce

Quatro Fomaggi pasta sauce...

Quatro Formaggi sauce This is a classic 4 cheese sauce that goes best with Gnocchi in my opinion but is great with Tagliattelle or Fettuccine as well, it makes each little gnocchi glisten and say eat me! It’s very rich and is one of the all time classic Italian pasta sauces that takes about 15 minutes from start to table.  There is a Gnocchi recipe here or you can buy the pre made gnocchi from Woolies or a good...
Brie and Walnut pasta

Brie and Walnut pasta...

Brie and walnut penne I have been on a pasta mission lately but got tired of tomato flavours and while I love simple pasta flavours like the penne arrabiata or penne with butternut this pasta recipe breaks the mould. It has brie, walnuts and mushrooms in it and gave me just what I was looking for, a rich complex taste that sent everyone back for more. It only takes about 20 minutes to make, what more could you ask for....
Gnocchi supreme recipe

Gnocchi supreme recipe...

Gnocchi I just love Gnocchi and this recipe has a creamy vegetarian sauce that I often add small chicken pieces or chicken mince to if I want some extra substance. The sauce is quite extraordinary with the pine nuts flavor really adding some depth to it. It’s a very simple recipe to put together if you are using store bought gnocchi but if you really want to go the whole hog, tru this gnocchi recipe and make the...
Roast tomato and chicken liver penne

Roast tomato and chicken liver penne...

Penne ala fantastica I have been on a bit of a chicken livers recipe mission lately since I had these incredible chicken livers and Prego steak roll at Espresso in Parkhurst last week. Their sauce is incredible, creamy and so morish you need every last chip piece of bread on the plate to scrape it up and then when you are done you feel so good yet so deprived. Anyway, this is something a little different that makes for...
Roast vegetable pasta

Roast vegetable pasta...

Roast vegetable pasta Great pasta recipes are so good to have around, so print this one and keep it somewhere for anytime healthy pasta that is really so simple it could hardly be called cooking. When you roast vegetables it enhances the natural flavours which when combined with a few little extras is quite incredible. It’s a rustic vegetable pasta that even the most hardened meat eater will love. What you need 3/4...
Tuna pasta bake

Tuna pasta bake...

Tuna pasta bake This tuna pasta bake recipe is really fantastic. Don’t be put off by the milk flavoring process, it takes a few minutes but makes a huge difference to the flavor. This is another one of those recipes that should be printed and kept, it will feature regularly, is inexpensive to make and a really great tasting dish. You can use tinned tuna or tinned salmon. ( for 4 hungry people) What you need 200g dry...
Haloumi and asparagus pasta salad

Haloumi and asparagus pasta salad...

Summer pasta salad As the weather warms up pasta salad are really quick and tasty meals that are perfect for summer days. I love grilled haloumi and this combination of haloumi, asparagus and avocado is just fantastic. Use whatever shell or shaped pasta you have in your cupboard but using bow ties or twirly shaped pasta just makes it look so much better and feasting with your eyes before it goes into your mouth is half...

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